Lakewood resident Rudy Vietmeier honored by Sierra Club

Lakewood resident Rudy Vietmeier has been honored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club for what the selection committee described as his leadership in building “one of the most effective programs in the Chapter.” Vietmeier is the longtime chair of the local Long Beach Group, which encompasses most of southeastern Los Angeles County,…

Governor proposes cut to California transit systems

Just as spiraling gas prices are sending hordes of new riders to public transit, the latest state budget proposal from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger would cut nearly $8 million in available funding for Long Beach Transit–the equivalent of more than 100,000 hours of bus service or 4.2 million passenger trips. The proposal is the most recent…

The Undershirt Inc. now offers environmentally friendly attire

The Undershirt Inc., a local Signal Hill logo apparel company is now offering organic products both to wear and to utilize as promotional products for companies. These eco-friendly, socially responsible products respect the planet and offer alternatives to synthetic fibers and products. Earth Friendly Organic T shirts are made from cotton that’s grown and dyed…

Don’t worry, be happy … and think GREEN

By Kelly Nielsen Special to the Signal Tribune It’s my nature to look for the positive aspects of negative situations. This nonsensical rise in fuel prices has me looking vigorously to find some feel good reasoning. I came up with four reasons that have made me feel somewhat better.