Hood was a ‘tireless faculty colleague’

Dr. David Hood, a scholar in the fields of ancient and medieval history, ancient literature and early Western civilization, died on Thursday, Jan. 11, according to a memo by Cal State University President Jane Close Conoley the following day. Conoley called Hood “a beloved colleague and professor” who taught graduate and undergraduate courses and led…

Local officials, teachers to speak on arts education

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Sister Cities of Long Beach and the Arts Council for Long Beach will co-host an “Open Conversation: Art of Diplomacy” event on Jan. 22, inspired by the 2018 Sister Cities International’s Youth Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) theme “Art of Diplomacy.” The talk will take place at the Expo Arts…

New year, new life

Dignity Health–St. Mary Medical Center welcomed the first baby of the new year on Jan. 1, 2018, to Long Beach residents Christina Yem and Rodtanna Onn. Dr. Michael Cogan delivered baby girl Ava Yem at 12:35am. She weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Source: Dignity Health–St. Mary Medical Center

LB named Top-10 Digital City seven consecutive years

For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named a Top 10 Digital City, surpassing numerous other cities in a national survey that spotlights municipalities that best demonstrate how information and communication technologies are used to enhance public service, according to city officials. “Across Long Beach, we are building a stronger…

EDCO collection service unaffected by MLK holiday

There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, Jan. 15 by EDCO, despite the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The company’s customer-service offices, including its recycling center and public disposal site located in Signal Hill, will also remain open. This includes Park Waste & Recycling Services and…

For the record…

Photo by Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune At its Dec. 19 meeting, the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to prepare an ordinance to designate the World Famous VIP Records sign, located at 1014 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., as a Long Beach historical landmark. The sign will also undergo a restoration and be relocated to…