Signal Hill City Council approves vacant parcel ordinance

Council approved a permit allowing sale of alcohol for on-site consumption at Mother’s Market

With a packed agenda at its Sept. 12 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council approved an ordinance requiring owners of vacant parcels of more than one acre to install sediment controls by April 2018. It also approved a conditional-use permit allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at the future Mother’s Market and…

CA attorney general leads DACA lawsuit against Trump administration

County supervisors also oppose DACA ban, vow to provide support for Dreamers

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra– joined by the attorneys general for Minnesota, Maryland and Maine– filed a lawsuit Sept. 11 against the Trump administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative (DACA). The four states filed the suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California…

California attorney general issues consumer alert following Equifax data breach

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a consumer alert Sept. 10 following an Equifax data breach that affected 143 million Americans and over 15 million Californians. Equifax is one of the nation’s three major credit-reporting agencies. According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July and compromised names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses…

Legislative, educational leaders statewide denounce DACA decision

Local colleges offer assistance to Dreamers

Leaders on the local, state and national level reacted quickly and vocally Tuesday in publicly denouncing the Trump administration’s decision to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement during a press conference that day, saying the Obama administration immigration policy– which,…

‘By and large, everything went great’

Browning High School enters first week of school despite remaining construction projects

The first-ever school year for Browning High in Signal Hill began largely with success last week after a decade of construction, according to one school board member. However, another local official is concerned over the location of telephone poles and the use of decomposed granite on a sidewalk. Jon Meyer, 4th district board member for…

Remembering the unforgettable

Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 16 years ago, that day seemingly began like every other Tuesday morning– people commuting to work and beginning their day, and headlines across the nation focusing on news topics, such as then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s criticism of President George Bush’s anti-missle defense stance, Delta Airline stewards voting whether to join a…

Social Security expedites decisions to those with serious disabilities

Nancy A. Berryhill, acting commissioner of Social Security, this week announced three new Compassionate Allowances conditions: CACH–Vanishing White Matter Disease-Infantile and Childhood Onset Forms; Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy; and Kleefstra Syndrome. Compassionate Allowances are a way to quickly identify serious diseases and other medical conditions that meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits. “Social Security is…

Saying no to big telecoms’ ‘small cells’

SH, LB stand with other CA cities, communities and business groups opposing SB 649

In a “No on SB 649” press conference Aug. 30 at Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach, about 20 elected officials from Long Beach, Signal Hill, and other local League of California Cities– such as Artesia, Bellflower, Lakewood and Palos Verdes Estates– plus local business and community group representatives, stood firm in opposing Senate Bill (SB)…

Multi-vehicle accident at Cherry and Willow involves domestic-violence suspect

SHPD still actively investigating incident that may involve DUI

In what one resident called complete carnage, a multi-vehicle traffic collision on Monday at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Willow Street left four cars heavily damaged when a Jeep crashed into another car and went airborne, rolling into other vehicles, according to officers at the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD). There were no fatalities,…