SH approves operation agreement for planned waste transfer station

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer The solid-waste transfer station approved by the Signal Hill City Council last summer moved one step closer to reality Tuesday night, when the council approved a facility operation agreement between the city and EDCO Disposal Company, known locally as Signal Hill Disposal. The planned transfer station will be constructed on…

A Garden of Earth-y Delights

With District 8 Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga’s and District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews’s hands leveraging giant, red-handled scissors, the Wrigley Community Garden at 1950/1960 Henderson Avenue got growing last Saturday with a well-attended plant and bake sale. Blooming on the site of two former drug houses, the 39-plot garden is expected to transform the neighborhood…

Would you like some fries with that SHAKE?

Signal Hill Petroleum recently invested in high-tech seismic trucks that carry mobile technology capable of detecting pockets of oil deep underground. The vehicles, which have “monster truck” wheels, are being used to detect if indeed there are millions of gallons of crude oil in as-yet-undiscovered reservoirs deep in the ground beneath Signal Hill and Long…

Community Hospital announces new board chair

Nancy Myers, owner of The Lock Shop in downtown Long Beach, will serve as the new chair of the Community Hospital of Long Beach (CHLB) board of directors, for Fiscal Year 2009-2010. Joining Myers on the executive committee are: Vice Chair Craig Dougherty; Treasurer Norm Rasmussen; Secretary Dr. Shirley Naret; Immediate Past Chair Dennis C.…

SHPD inviting public to spend ‘Night Out’

On Tuesday, August 4, the Signal Hill Police Department will be hosting its sixth National Night Out at Reservoir Park from 5pm to 8pm. National Night Out is an event that is celebrated nationwide, with a focus on unifying the community with an ultimate goal of crime prevention. The event is free, and everyone is…

Local media panelists agree on role of community groups, ad revenue in newspapers’ success

Representatives of four news media outlets who discussed how their publications impact local communities included (from left) Paul Eakins, Bill Pearl, Neena Strichart and Harry Saltzgaver. BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer What the news media report and how they report it can significantly impact the public’s perception of issues and events. Last Sunday afternoon, representatives…

Hot Wheels

The 4th Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show took place last Saturday with 150 cars and a “Speed Expo” featuring 25 vintage top-fuel dragsters and power boats. Thousands showed up to stroll the newly paved Atlantic Avenue to check out the cars, listen to live music, and enjoy some treats on a perfect…

Quilters gather for international festival in LB

By Tessa St. Marie Editorial Intern Quilters will be back in town next weekend for the International Quilt Festival/Long Beach. From Thursday, July 23 to Sunday, July 26, quilters and quilting enthusiasts of all ages, shapes, and sizes are expected at the Long Beach Convention Center for “the world’s fair of quilts” to partake in…

Historian to lead bus tour of notable LB churches

The First Congregational Church in downtown Long Beach will be one of the subjects of the tour. Stan Poe, noted Long Beach historian, will lead a bus tour of the historic churches in the downtown area of Long Beach on Sunday, July 26 from 2pm to 5pm. There will be tours of the interiors of…