Legislative, local leaders address public at community event

The event covered homelessness and the statewide teacher shortage

The public had a chance to learn about statewide and city issues and express their own opinions on those topics at a community event last Saturday at the Expo Arts Center. Seventieth District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell hosted a community-coffee event on Sept. 9 to discuss questions, concerns and ideas on legislative matters. Eighth District Councilmember…

Immortalizing the fallen

Photos by Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune GD Bro Burger, 1798 E. Willow St., hosted an honor-wall unveiling event on Sept. 13 that recognized fallen veterans who served in the U.S. military. The unveiling featured a banner that displayed the credentials of the late Army Sgt. Sammy Nguyen, who died during physical combat training in…

CSULB Alumni Relations seeks nominations for award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni awards for Cal State Long Beach. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The Distinguished Alumni is the highest award the Alumni Association bestows, and some past recipients have included Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas, health and fitness expert Denise Austin, former Disney imagineer…

The comic spirit

Long Beach Comic Con took place Sept. 1 through Sept. 3 at the Long Beach Convention Center, featuring creative individuals from the animation, video-game, comic and movie industries. Guests also had the chance to meet celebrities such as actors William Shatner and Sherilyn Fenn, artists and cosplayers as well as take pictures and buy art…

Two CSULB grads launch their first play festival featuring local talent

Up-and-coming playwrights from Southern California will see their works staged by young directors, actors, technicians and designers this month when the Found Theatre of Long Beach hosts its “Let’s Create: A New Play Festival.” Produced by California State University, Long Beach theatre department alumni Natalie Cruz and Tyler Bremer, and designed to showcase the work…

Secretary of state urging Californians to register in recognition of National Voter Registration Month

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla this week urged all eligible citizens to register to vote or update their registration at registertovote.ca.gov, in honor of September as National Voter Registration Month. “Citizen participation in elections is the foundation of our democracy,” Padilla said. “As California’s chief elections officer, I want to ensure that every eligible…

The first first day of school

Photos by Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune The first day of school arrived for students, teachers and other employees on Wednesday, Aug. 30 for all institutions in the Long Beach Unified School District, but it was an even bigger day of firsts for the group of freshmen at Browning High School. After years of district…

Currently sound FY18 budget may bode shortfalls in the future

Measure A praised at community meeting as city officials and residents analyze FY18 finances

Long Beach currently has a sound and drafted budget in store for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), beginning Oct. 1, that emphasizes public safety and infrastructure– all empowered greatly through Measure A– but some of the biggest pitfalls could come as soon as the next few years, as deficiencies are projected in the near future. An…