Letters, emails and website comments | April 7

Street-smart Parking has always been a challenge in the 1st District, and identifying new opportunities for parking has been one of the primary issues in our office. I am happy to report that we have two new streets where we will be able to convert parallel parking into diagonal parking and gain dozens of new…

Letters, emails and website comments | March 24

Safe and sound? On March 1, 2017 I hosted a public-safety town-hall meeting with Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. Chief Luna and his staff addressed the concerns of District 1 residents and provided an update on crime in the First District and provided a citywide public-safety overview. Chief Luna mentioned the re-opening of the…

Letters, emails and website comments | March 10

The Millennials are coming! Who are the Millennials of China, and why are they impacting the entire world to the great extent that they already have and will continue to do so in the coming years? Clayton Dube, executive director of the US-China Institute at the University of Southern California, discussed these questions at the…

Letters, emails and website comments | March 3

Editor’s note: In our Feb. 17 issue, we published our Meet the Candidates section to allow those running for Signal Hill City Council to share information about themselves and their platforms. Because of problems we had faced in previous years with candidates not meeting deadlines, we instituted a strict policy of not publishing any responses…

Letters, emails and website comments | Jan. 27

Election deflection? By repeating false and unsubstantiated voter fraud allegations as the cause for losing the popular vote, President Trump is dangerously attacking the legitimacy of free and fair elections and taking a jackhammer to the foundation of our democracy. These are not “alternative facts.” They are corrosive lies without any evidence. Even leaders in…

Letters, emails and website comments | Jan. 20

Earned, not anointed This has been a difficult decision for me as I have the utmost respect for the office of the President and the peaceful transfer of executive power embodied in the inauguration. However, President-elect Trump’s recent attacks on Rep. John Lewis were beyond the pale and served as a tipping point which made…

Letters, emails and website comments | Jan. 13

Truly making a difference in a child’s life Each year, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, trains, and supports volunteers who become advocates for children placed in the foster-care system. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to what are oftentimes the direst cases: children with prior maltreatment or contact with child welfare, cases of…

Letters, emails and website comments | Jan. 6

Attitude of gratitude We want to say “thank you” to everyone who contributed to making Bixby Knolls an even better community last year and tip our hat to the Bixby Knolls businesses and wish them all success and prosperity in 2017. I also thank our community members for participating in our events, programs and supporting…

Letters, emails and website comments | Dec. 16

Mounds abound? Lately [there are] gopher mounds all over residential front yards in Wrigley area between Veterans Park and Los Angeles River. I think overpopulation of gophers started from Veterans Park, where [the] City constantly has to kill them from all the holes they make in damaging the park. However, the gopher problem has spread…