A collaboration of two different worlds

Local gallery to honor photos from international survivors of sexual abuse.

Photographs and stories from the world of Sierra Leone, West Africa inspired Signal Hill’s Greenly Art Space gallery director Kimberly Hocking so much that she and the founder of Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) Jon Derby transformed two different cultures of art into one cohesive exhibit. The collaboration between the two will be seen in…

‘So powerful for children’

Photo courtesy Goodwill SOLAC Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) is donating more than 50,000 children’s books to 16 Long Beach schools this month, according to the organization. The gently used books were originally contributed at Goodwill SOLAC donation centers. The total value of the books is estimated at $100,000, according…

The ‘destructive’ choice between abuser and homelessness

Local event recognized victims of domestic-violence incidents and promoted prevention strategies

About two weeks ago, the gated community of Island Village– on the border of Seal Beach in southeast Long Beach– was rocked with the sound of gunfire when a husband fatally shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide. Wayne Havron, a 53-year-old off-duty Los Angeles Fire Department captain,…

City of LB celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The City of Long Beach is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October for the second consecutive year with two signature events coordinated by Long Beach’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD). This year’s national theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” On Thursday, Oct. 26, a public celebration to commemorate Disability Employment Awareness Month…

A scorching situation

Photos by Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune Firefighters responded to a widespread fire in Anaheim Hills on the morning of Oct. 9, as several homes were evacuated. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wrote on his Facebook page that a Long Beach Fire Department strike team had been deployed to assist in the fire. As of…

15 years of kindness

Dignity Health–St. Mary Medical Center on Oct. 6 honored one of its long-time volunteers, Tim Smith, with its Humankindness Award for his dedicated service to the hospital’s CARE Center Food Pantry. For the past 15 years, Smith, a career education teacher for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, has taught hundreds of teenagers and…

Long Beach Shakespeare Company celebrates 15 years of theatre

Performances to continue as director Helen Borgers remains in hospital

As Hamlet says, “The play’s the thing…” No, not Hamlet the Pig– the cute, ruff-collared mascot of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s (LBSC)– the other Hamlet from William Shakespeare’s play. And plays have been the thing at the LBSC, a gem in the Long Beach community that has brought relevant classics to life for 15…

LBCC opens new building, renovates another to house various programs

College moves Electrical Technology Program to its Pacific Coast Campus

It wasn’t your typical ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning at the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College (LBCC), when the site’s officials, staff and students celebrated the grand opening of a new building and the completed renovation of another. The one who had the honor of actually cutting the ribbon was a robot designed…

City of Long Beach celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The City of Long Beach is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October for the second consecutive year with two signature events coordinated by Long Beach’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD). This year’s national theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an extension of the City’s…

Facing ‘this mortal coil’

Longtime disc jockey and Shakespearean director Helen Borgers is fighting for her life and learning about public support along the way

The vibrant, harmonious sounds of the music genre of jazz can prove difficult for many to define. The genre’s origins date back to the late 19th century, when it would eventually evolve from the classical roots of blues and utilize raw instruments, such as trumpets and horns. There has been many a jazz enthusiast over…

Trauma-informed education program expands to second LBUSD school

The Guidance Center, a nonprofit child and family mental-health agency, this week announced the expansion of its pilot program It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) and collaboration with Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders High School (PAAL) staff. PAAL is the second school within the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) that has partnered…

EDCO service to continue on Columbus Day

Despite Columbus Day being Monday, Oct. 9, there will be no delay in EDCO’s waste and recycling collection services, according to the company. EDCO’s customer-service offices, including its public disposal site in Signal Hill, will also remain open. This includes Park Waste and Recycling Services and Signal Hill Waste and Recycling Services. Source: EDCO