LBCC Board of Trustees approves two new VP appointments

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees approved two new vice president appointments at its March 27 meeting. Dr. Kathleen J. Scott is the new vice president of Academic Affairs and Dr. Mike Muñoz is the new vice president of Student Support Services for Long Beach City College. “Dr. Scott and Dr. Muñoz…

#AlarmYourself

Gretchen Swanson, president of the Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA), set up a booth to support neighborhood safety and women’s empowerment alongside 10th Street and across from Frances Willard Elementary School on Friday, March 30. Swanson said that it was important to note the location of her table being just on the other side of…

Marching for their lives

In response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, hundreds of thousands of protesters walked the streets of their cities on Saturday, March 24. The momentum and activism quickly spread throughout the country, and it was estimated that nearly 800 marches were in action that day, the City of Long…

Revving up

Long Beach Honda staff and Signal Hill city officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 23 to celebrate the reopening of the auto-manufacturer’s dealership located at 1500 E. Spring St. Event attendees were treated to a taco food-truck and refreshments. Fred Angiuli, Long Beach Honda general manager, told the Signal Tribune that “foot traffic” to…

No place like home

Signal Hill city officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the front lawn of the newly built Zinnia Apartments complex at 1500 E. Hill St. to celebrate the grand opening of the affordable-housing development. GD Bro Burger catered the event, offering food and drinks to residents and officials associated with Zinnia’s construction. The ceremony started with…

Preparing for the potential high tides ahead

Long Beach’s 2nd annual tsunami-evacuation walk, resource fair simulates emergency scenario and urges residents to be prepared for such a disaster

Most Californians are worried about the “big one” erupting throughout the state and causing widespread seismic damage to infrastructure and injuring or taking human lives. However, the ramifications of such a potential earthquake, perhaps off-shore, could have ripple effects that manifest into a tsunami. A tsunami is a series of strong waves that strikes in…

On and off the runway

Local students had the opportunity to walk the runway and celebrate their achievements at the annual Cameo Fashion Show Extravaganza on Saturday, March 17 at The Westin Long Beach. The students were recognized for their involvement with the mentorship program that the professional auxiliary branch of the Long Beach Assistance League, or Cameo, offers. Volunteers…

Super Bowl champion returns to Long Beach City College for visit

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and Long Beach City College (LBCC) alum Bryan Braman returned to the college March 1 and spoke to current Viking football players to offer advice and encouragement. LBCC football coaches, Viking football players, LBCC administration and fans were on hand to welcome Braman when he returned to Veterans Stadium after his…

‘STEM’ming new opportunities

Video by Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach branch hosted its annual STEM conference, which emphasizes the principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, at Long Beach City College last Friday. The conference provided STEM workshops and hands-on activities, such as the excavation of fossils in paleontology…

The past, present and future issues

At annual district address, BKBIA executive director commends community engagement, improvements over last decade, but warns of future financial danger.

As the Great Recession hit Americans a decade ago, one of the major consequences was the impact it would have on small businesses. Thriving markets floundered, and entities barely staying afloat seldom had a chance to survive the biggest stock crash since the Great Depression. At the annual State of the District address on Feb.…

Not a ‘ruff’ day

Officials from Signal Hill and Long Beach were on hand when the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting for its new dog play yard on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the animal shelter located at 7700 E. Spring St. During the official opening of the play yard,…