Signal Hill approves two development negotiations

Agreements with SHP, Vestar would develop sites for retail, residential uses at Heritage Square and 700 E. Spring St

At its May 8 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council, acting as successor agency to the defunct Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency, approved two exclusive right-to-negotiate agreements (ERTN) with Signal Hill Petroleum (SHP) and retail developer Vestar for mixed-use development at two sites. The council also approved renovating the Bixby Ridge Community Trail, a contract for…

LBCC volleyball director May-Treanor selected to co-chair President’s council

Trump selects three-time Olympic gold medalist to help lead Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

Misty May-Treanor, the three-time beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist who serves as the director of volleyball at Long Beach City College (LBCC), has been selected to co-chair the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. On May 4, President Donald Trump announced his intention to appoint May-Treanor, along with Mariano Rivera of New York and…

Group submits necessary number of unverified signatures to recall Pearce

City clerk must verify there are 6,363 valid signatures to qualify recall election

An effort to get 2nd District Long Beach Councilmember Jeannine Pearce recalled has moved one step closer to success. In a “conditional receipt for petition” dated May 9, Long Beach City Clerk Monique Delagarza wrote that she had certified that at 4:06pm Ian Patton, who has led the effort, had submitted 9,462 unverified signatures for…

O’Donnell recognizes 15 educators for Teacher-Appreciation Month

Seventieth District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D–Long Beach) kicked off Teacher-Appreciation Month with his fourth annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony on May 3, at Keesal Young & Logan law firm in Long Beach. Family, friends, and colleagues gathered to celebrate 15 teachers from the 70th Assembly District who go above and beyond for their students and community.…

Complaint against Wilson, Betance rejected on ‘insufficient admissible evidence'

Prosecutor’s office unable to determine primary aggressor in alleged dispute at hotel

The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office has rejected a complaint against Signal Hill Councilmember Edward Wilson and his partner, Deborah Betance, after determining that there is insufficient evidence in a case involving an alleged dispute between the couple. As reported in the Signal Tribune last November, Wilson, who was mayor of Signal Hill at the…

Batting for the necessary ‘runs’ to keep Community Hospital in the game

Hospital task-force meeting details urgency this month to get new operator, seismic plan in check

May is a time of urgency for Community Hospital, but it’s also a chance to make significant progress in community leaders’ efforts to save and prevent the closure of the east-side medical facility. During the Community Hospital Task Force meeting Monday, April 30 at the Bixby Park Community Center, John Keisler, the City of Long…

New LBCC VP of Business Services selected

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees approved Marlene Dunn as the new vice president of Business Services for Long Beach City College at its April 24 meeting. Dunn’s duties will oversee the district-wide fiscal, facilities, business and technology services, as well as the economic-development programs. “With more than 20 years of working…

Suspect sought for ‘assault with a deadly weapon’

The Signal Hill Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in conjunction with an assault at a local business. On Monday, March 19, at approximately 1:15am, an assault with a deadly weapon took place at a business located in the 2800 block of Walnut Avenue when a man threw a…