LB Area Council’s Boy Scouts attend National Jamboree

At the ‘Jambo,’ President Donald Trump delivered nontraditional speech

Boy Scouts from all over the world– including a Long Beach troop– gathered as one community in late July at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia and made their way home July 29. Since the first National Jamboree in 1937, Boy Scouts have shared outdoor experiences and explored each troop’s cultural background, however this…

A century in the city

Rotarian and former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill (center) joined over 100 members and guests on July 26 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Long Beach. Founded in 1917, it is the oldest service club in the city, according to the local organization. Rather than its usual location aboard the…

Metro implementing full and partial closures on 405 Freeway

Fifteen nights of full and partial closures on the I-405 Freeway began this week to accommodate construction of a bridge for the Crenshaw/LAX Line light-rail project, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors is building the project for Metro. The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line is a $2.058-billion light-rail line…

Doggedly protecting society

Zoe Adler | Signal Tribune The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) hosted a canine training event from 10am to noon on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Long Beach Convention Center that included odor recognition trials and reality-based operational search scenarios, according to a DHS statement. Pictured is Officer Jerry…

New Long Beach public-art piece to be nonprofit’s 1,137th mural

The mural promotes vehicle and pedestrian safety at local YMCA

Last week, the annual event Pow! Wow! brought artists together to beautify the community. One week later, a local nonprofit added yet another mural to its long list of public-art projects, continuing the mural-painting legacy in Long Beach. After 24 years of painting communal art, Operation Clean Slate, a beautification nonprofit group from Costa Mesa,…

A Pow! Wow!erful celebration

Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune On Thursday, July 20, the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted Party at the Cove, an event that celebrated new additions to Long Beach. The Cove, an indoor and outdoor mezzanine that will be home to exclusive events and private bookings, is located near the Long Beach Convention &…

Port to host public hearing on modification of transmission lines

The Port of Long Beach will conduct a public hearing at 6pm on Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Board Room at the Port of Long Beach Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Dr., concerning a draft environmental-impact report examining a proposal by Southern California Edison (SCE) to modify transmission and telecommunication lines crossing the Cerritos…

Long Beach Transit modifies bus frequencies, routes

Long Beach Transit this week announced enhancements to operational efficiencies and customer experience through modifications to bus frequencies and routes throughout the 100 square mile service area. The following bus lines will have more frequent service: Routes 91/92/93/94 Connecting Downtown Long Beach Transit Gallery to Bellflower High School via Long Beach City College and Lakewood…

LBPD seeking senior volunteers

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is currently accepting applications for volunteer senior police partners (SPP). Applicants must be at least 50 years of age, of good moral character, possess a valid California driver’s license and vehicle insurance, able to volunteer at least 20 hours per month and consent to a comprehensive background investigation. SPPs…

High-end at low prices

Photo by Zoe Adler | Signal Tribune The Bixby Knolls Edgar & James, a “curated” Goodwill and the second of its kind, opened its doors at 9am on Friday, July 14. The store now occupies the old Trader Joe’s location at the corner of Cartagena Street and Atlantic Avenue and features farmhouse, urban and industrial…

JetBlue fined record-breaking $168,900 for June noise violations

JetBlue Airlines accrued $168,900 in noise-violations fines last month, and 4th District Long Beach Councilmember Daryl Supernaw is planning to do something about it. In his July 7 newsletter, Supernaw indicated that the City’s noise ordinance is not effective in preventing the violations. “It has become painfully obvious, especially to those living under the flight…