Thoughts from the Publisher | Jan. 27

Over the years, we have received thousands of press releases. When we receive such requests for a free publication, the quality of the information given to us falls into one of the following categories: great, good, bad and/or delete. As of late, it seems that we are being sent more and more requests written with…

Thoughts from Publisher | Jan. 13

To the disappointment of local diners, in August of 2016, Nino’s Ristorante Italiano closed down after 58 years of business. Six years earlier, in 2010, Arnold’s Family Restaurant, after more than five decades of serving loyal patrons, shut its doors forever at the end of the day that Sunday, Mother’s Day. Both having been located…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Jan. 6

Learning to drive was quite an event for me. As a Wilson High School student, I was given the opportunity to not only take a class that taught rules and regulations of the road, but I was also offered a chance to take behind-the-wheel instruction. I turned down the latter. Instead of learning my driving…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Dec. 30

With today’s issue being the last one of 2016, I thought I would write about New Year’s resolutions. In my opinion, to those of you who choose to make resolutions, do make those goals attainable, instead of putting pressure on yourself that causes stress and ends up impossible to accomplish. Be kind to yourself, and…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Dec. 9

I’m sure that some of our readers are aware that there will be a Signal Hill City Council election in March of 2017. This election season there will be three positions up for grabs. As of today, there are 11 people who have taken out papers expressing their interests in running for office, including the…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Nov. 18

With the presidential election still fresh in our minds, I’d like to share my belief system regarding our country’s political leanings and how folks make their voting decisions. As usual, I prefer making my point(s) by way of story-telling. A year or so ago, a few of our family members got together for a holiday…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Nov. 4

With Veterans Day just around the corner, I want to let our readers know that tomorrow we will all have the opportunity to honor our country’s veterans at the Long Beach Veterans Day Parade. Taking place at 10am, and starting at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street near Houghton Park, the 20th annual…