Signal Hill street-sweeping schedule to remain same despite company change

Although on April 25, the Signal Hill City Council approved an agreement with CR&R Environmental Services (CR&R) to become the city’s new street-sweeping service provider, sweeping day and times will stay the same, according to city officials. CR&R will begin providing service in Signal Hill on June 5 Residents with questions should contact CR&R’s customer-service…

Nonprofit begins summer food drive

Local nonprofit food rescue organization Food Finders launched its annual “Summer to End Hunger” food drive on May 1 to collect food for families with children. The summer food drive runs through Aug. 31. “Summer is a rough time for many local families. Their children are at a much higher risk of food insecurity when…

Signal Hill City Council approves audited financial report

Council also seeks residents to serve on committees

By: Anita W. Harris Staff Writer Financial report At the Signal Hill City Council meeting on April 11, city staff presented the council with the independently audited comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 2016. “The audit confirmed that revenues exceeded projections, expenditures were lower than budgeted and the City’s finances…

Motorcyclist dies in collision with vehicle

A motorcyclist has died after a two-car accident last weekend. On Sunday, April 10, at approximately 7:55pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to a vehicle-motorcycle traffic collision on Marina Drive, just west of Studebaker Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 2006 Buick Terraza with major damage to the rear right side area and…

O’Donnell welcoming nominations for teacher-recognition ceremony

Seventieth District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying outstanding local teachers to honor at his 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony. To be eligible, nominations for educators who live or work within Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill or Catalina Island must be received by April 20. “As a teacher,…

SH Library to offer special activities next week

The Signal Hill Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with several special activities next week. The library will host a special preschooler story time led by Becky Stone of Miss Becky’s Ballet in Signal Hill, on Thursday, April 13 at 10am. The library will also host an author talk and workshop for middle-school students…

Red Cross calls for type O negative and AB blood donors

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations. Type O negative blood…

LGBTQ Center’s ball to honor Assemblymember, community leader

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach will present its 4th Annual Black and White Ball on Saturday, April 22 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Long Beach to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s accomplishments. The event will include a Champagne greeting, red-carpet photo opportunity, live music, a silent auction, dinner, live auction, dancing, and three Center…

Bridge to be dedicated to local Olympian, educator

On Saturday, March 25 at 11am, 3rd District Councilmember Suzie Price will host the official dedication of the Alamitos Bay Bridge on Pacific Coast Highway between Loynes and 2nd Street as the Joan Lind Van Blom Memorial Bridge in Jack Nichol Park, 6200 Costa Del Sol Way. Van Blom was the first woman to win…