EDCO service to be affected by Christmas holiday

In observance of the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 25, EDCO will not perform residential or commercial collection services that day, and its public disposal site, buyback center and customer-service offices will be closed. As a result, residential and commercial collection will be delayed by one day all week following the holiday. This delay includes…

LBPD provides holiday safety tips for residents

With holiday shopping underway, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is reminding residents to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1 and to practice the following safety tips, which may prevent locals from becoming a victim: While shopping: Place all gifts and packages in the trunk or out of sight Be aware of surroundings at…

Exploring ‘The Edge’

Photos by Izzie Hallock | Signal Tribune On Thursday, Nov. 30, authors Kim Steinhardt and Gary Griggs shared their newest book, The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast, at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Steinhardt and Griggs analyzed the book’s focus of the California coast’s past, present and future with climate…

LBCC earns energy award for campus- efficiency project

A Long Beach City College (LBCC) project to increase campus-energy efficiency was recognized on Tuesday, Nov. 28, when the college earned the Community College Energy Award at the Green California Summit. The project refurbished and upgraded cooling systems at both of LBCC’s campuses, resulting in an annual reduction of 713,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and…

A ‘mission’ to be thankful for

On Friday, Nov. 17, two 26-foot trucks delivered and disbursed hygiene products, clothing and hundreds of packaged turkeys and chickens outside of the Long Beach Rescue Mission building for needy families during the Thanksgiving season. Steven and Samantha Bryson, founders of the nonprofit Never Forgotten Foundation, teamed with the mission to deliver the donated supplies.…

Serving a ‘hearty’ meal in the 6th district

Sixth District Councilmember Dee Andrews hosted the 10th annual “Serving with a Thankful Heart” Thanksgiving banquet event on Monday, Nov. 20. More than 1,500 Long Beach residents gathered for the meal service at Ernest McBride Park. “What is a frozen turkey to a homeless person? Nothing! So, I came up with the idea of serving…

Food Finders begins 28th holiday food drive

This year marks the 28th year of Food Finders’ Holiday Food Drive, a community-wide effort that results in thousands of meals for those in need during the holiday season, according to the food rescue organization. The drive kicked off in October and takes place throughout Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange counties, continuing through Dec.…

DAR chapter accepting entries for student essay contests

Students in grades 5 through 12 can now enter an annual essay competition to win a monetary scholarship prize from Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The Long Beach-based Susan B. Anthony chapter is one of many DAR groups that presents awards to a student from each grade level, with winning essays moving up to…

EDCO to observe Thanksgiving holiday

In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 23, EDCO will not perform any collection service, and its public disposal site, buyback center, and customer service offices will be closed. As a result, all regularly scheduled collection services for Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 will experience a one-day delay in service. The…

The Guidance Center hopes to foster mental-health awareness with event

Nonprofit also aims to raise ‘unrestricted’ funds for initiatives not covered by government contracts

When attendees at the 7th annual Sunset Sip– the annual fundraiser for The Guidance Center– partake in the event’s festivities this year, they’ll be asked to nurture their “inner child.” That idea is the theme of the fundraiser, and organizers are hoping it will help the community gain a better understanding of what it takes…

DAR chapter accepting entries for student essay contests

Students in grades 5 through 12 can now enter an annual essay competition to win a monetary scholarship prize from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The Long Beach-based Susan B. Anthony chapter is one of many DAR groups that presents awards to students from each grade level, with the winning essays moving up…