Lizard Linguistics

Marian Hile of Circle Pet discusses the care and feeding of Meller’s chameleons with customer Rick Olson, a Long Beach resident, during the store’s official grand opening last Saturday.

To Market, To Market

Signal Hill dignitaries who took part in Fresh & Easy’s recent ribbon-cutting included (from left) Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt, Mayor Ed Wilson, Councilmember Tina Hansen, Fresh & Easy Communications Director Brendan Wonnacott, Councilmember Mike Noll, and Vice Mayor Larry Forester.

Retail growth continues in Signal Hill

By Neena Strichart Publisher Although the construction climate in other areas of the country may be bleak, it seems that “growth” is the watchword for the city of Signal Hill. On the retail horizon for the 2.2-square-mile city are Ross Dress for Less and Fresh & Easy. Positioned at opposite ends of town, the two…

Buono’s chosen for 54th District Small Business of Year award

Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria was recently recognized as the 2010 Small Business of the Year in the 54th Assembly District. Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D– Long Beach) presented the award during California Small Business Day in Sacramento amidst an audience of legislators, key community leaders, and other statewide honorees. During the festivities, brothers Frank and Andrew Buono met with government…

SH Chamber conducting membership drive

The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce is launching a spring membership drive through July 22. Benefits of membership include the opportunity for owners to promote their businesses and to network with other businesses in the local community. Networking opportunities include monthly luncheons, the Chamber’s Second Thursday mixers, and other social events.

Two Bixby eateries among Restaurant Writers Association’s four-star winners

Twenty-two Long Beach restaurants were honored with special awards from the prestigious Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. Three restaurants earned double gold, winning the coveted Golden Sceptre–5 star and Golden Bacchus Wine awards. Additionally, Elise Benavidez of Elise’s Tea Room was recognized as Pastry Chef of the Year. Long Beach had the honor of hosting…

SH steps up to assist Delius Restaurant

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The Signal Hill City Council and Redevelopment Agency (RDA) is giving much needed assistance to a restaurant deemed vital to the city’s economy and image. During its meeting last Tuesday night, the Council, along with the RDA, voted to pay Delius’s rent for the next three years as the upscale…

Deli Up!

Photo by Cory Bilicko Local dignitaries and Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce members joined Steve DeSisto and Anthony Grillo, owners of Rocco’s Deli Italiano, on Monday morning for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the restaurant’s opening. Located in Signal Hill at 2420 E. 28th St., Rocco’s opened its doors for business last month to begin bringing…