Website, emails will be down to accommodate upgraded server

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are upgrading our website at http://signaltribune.com and upgrading the server to accommodate a new design layout and online engine. As a result, the http://signaltribune.com website will be inactive today and all email servers will be down the entire weekend. Any messages sent to all of our corresponding emails will not be received. Moreover,…

Secretary of State releases videos describing five ballot propositions in American Sign Language

The California Secretary of State’s office has released a series of videos in American Sign Language with information about the five propositions on the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary ballot. “We strive to ensure all California voters can make informed decisions when casting their ballots,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “Providing election information…

Rick Rackers accepting applications for new membership

Rick Rackers, one of four auxiliaries of Assistance League of Long Beach, is now accepting applications for membership for 2018-19. Rick Rackers, which recently celebrated its 75th year, oversees Operation School Bell, for which, from September to May, member volunteers work to ensure that Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students in need are provided…

Vendor spaces available for Signal Hill community yard sale

The Signal Hill Community Foundation still has vendor spaces available for its annual Ellen Ward Community Yard Sale, which is organized in honor of the late councilmember. Vendors must pre-register at the Community Services Department by first calling (562) 989-7330. Cost is $45 per space for resident vendors and $65 for non-residents. The event will…

‘[Dreamers] believe in our democracy, and we have got to keep it up’

At town hall, Sen. Kamala Harris expresses optimism about democratic process

[The following is the second installment of a two-part story on U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s April 6 visit to Long Beach, when she addressed residents during a town-hall meeting.] Immigration The people of California are impacted the most by federal decisions regarding immigration policy, Harris said, because of California’s large immigrant population. Harris described her…

EDCO features new Earth Day video on its website

EDCO has created and released a new Earth Day video, in celebration of Earth Day 2018, on its website, edcodisposal.com. The EDCO Earth Day video can be viewed under “Recycling Videos” at the bottom of the homepage and features what can be done to help reduce, reuse and recycle. Residents must put their ZIP code…

Goodwill SOLAC seeking ‘closet-cleaning’ donations

With Earth Day just around the corner, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) is urging local residents and businesses to “clear out their closets” and donate their gently used items to their nearest Goodwill. “As you reorganize your home and refresh your wardrobe, give people in your local community a chance…

Clean-air technologies sought for port equipment

The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are offering seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality. The funding is part of the ports’ Technology Advancement Program, or TAP. This year’s 2018 call for projects requests concept papers for a variety of projects that have the…

City of Long Beach receives ‘Green Leadership’ Award

The City of Long Beach received a Green California Summit Leadership Award in the “Sustainable Community” category at the 12th annual Green California Summit on April 9, in Sacramento. Green Technology, a nonprofit initiative designed to inform government efforts toward sustainability, bestows the award to a city or community that has implemented outstanding sustainability projects…

Lowenthal, colleagues call for reversal of Interior Department ruling threatening millions of migratory birds

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), along with 62 of his House colleagues, called on U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on April 19 to reverse an internal department legal reinterpretation of a century-old law that protects more than 1,000 species of migratory birds across North America. This recent reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty…