Signal Hill tax business under investigation

A Signal Hill tax-form-preparation business is under investigation after it was discovered that forms had been mishandled upon eviction. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, at approximately 5:30pm, the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) was called to 3214 E. Willow Street regarding a business dispute. The investigation revealed the business, formerly known as Taxco, had recently closed…

National Federation of Republican Women recognizes local club for achievement

Long Beach Republican Women Federated won the national Diamond Award for Achievement during the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention Sept. 14-17 in Philadelphia, according to the local chapter. More than 425 awards were given out to clubs that demonstrated excellence in membership development, campaign activities, community relations, programs and club functions…

Lowenthal, colleagues condemn Cambodian leader’s arrest

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) on Monday joined with eight of his House colleagues in calling on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “swiftly and publically condemn” the recent arrest of Cambodian opposition party leader Kem Sokha for treason by the Cambodian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen. The arrest of Kem Sokha is the latest…

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…

Separate traffic accidents claim lives of pedestrian, motorcyclist

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) on Sept. 11 reported two traffic fatalities that had occurred within the last two weeks. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, at approximately 7:40pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Santa Fe Avenue and Willow Street regarding a vehicle-versus-pedestrian traffic collision. When officers arrived, they located an elderly male pedestrian…

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…

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…

Lowenthal leads amicus brief to end extreme partisan gerrymandering

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)– along with a bipartisan coalition of 35 current and former Members of Congress– submitted an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court late Monday night in a pending case before the High Court that could stop the undemocratic partisan gerrymandering of political districts, according to the congressmember’s office. “Extreme partisan…