EDCO service to continue on Columbus Day

Despite Columbus Day being Monday, Oct. 9, there will be no delay in EDCO’s waste and recycling collection services, according to the company. EDCO’s customer-service offices, including its public disposal site in Signal Hill, will also remain open. This includes Park Waste and Recycling Services and Signal Hill Waste and Recycling Services. Source: EDCO

Artists with physical disabilities go beyond their limitations

Instructed by a local LB artist, outpatients in Downey center will exhibit their work at annual event

Most folks would be hard-pressed to paint or draw a simple landscape with the use of both of their hands and some of the best art equipment in the world, but at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, people with physical disabilities, ranging from muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and paralysis, are expressing…

A can-do attitude

Courtesy Terri Henry The fourth annual CANstruction® Long Beach competition benefiting Food Finders took place in the Landmark Square Building lobby on Sept. 21 beginning at 8am. Teams made up of local architecture and engineering firms designed and built unique structures made entirely out of canned goods. The structures are allowed to be built up…

Can’t have a Beach without the sun

Photos by Sebastian Echeverry | Signal Tribune California State University, Long Beach officials hosted a “turning on the switch” ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15 to unveil the new solar panels on campus, the largest solar power system installed on any of the 23 Cal State University campuses. Key speakers at the event included Long Beach…

Ready for school

Photo by Wendy Hansen The Rotary Club of Signal Hill on Sept. 8 delivered backpacks and school supplies to Jessie Elwin Nelson Academy, the first school to benefit from the Rotary Club’s backpack program. Other schools included Alvarado Elementary on Sept 13 and Signal Hill Elementary on Sept. 19. Each year, as its community project,…

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…