6th District candidate’s forum focuses on youth, housing, violence

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Candidates for Long Beach’s 6th District had another opportunity to win the public’s vote for Tuesday, May 1, last week, when all six candidates appeared at the League of Women Voters candidates’ forum at the California Recreation Center. In similar fashion to the Wrigley Association forum, candidates were offered opening…

New Mayor in Signal Hill

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Larry Forester’s office wall is probably hurting for space. At Tuesday’s Signal Hill City Council meeting, Forester, the outgoing mayor, was honored with more certificates than one person can hold.

Benefit fund set up for Kenyon Press shooting victim

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Kenyon Press in Signal Hill has established a fund for Luis Alvarez, one of the victims from the March 5 shooting when a fellow employee entered the business and opened fire on his coworkers. Alvarez, 60, by far the most injured of 68-year-old Jose Mendez’s three victims,

Communiqué From Rae : News from the 8th District

It’s spring again! Time to come outdoors and fully participate in life and our community. That’s what many of our retail neighbors in Bixby Knolls are hoping. Several of our entrepreneurs along the Atlantic corridor are working hard to give us a more complete experience within our own neighborhoods. It’s called “First Fridays” and is…

Long’s lawsuit contests second-run absentee ballots

Joseph Serna, Staff Writer When the votes were counted and Larry Forester came out on top by a single vote, Nancy Long said it wasn’t over. She has stuck to her word. Over the last few weeks Nancy Long and Carol Churchill, an attorney and former Signal Hill City Council member, have laid out their…

Operation easter Basket Finds Community Suport

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff writer Justin Rudd, organizer of Operation Easter Basket and founder of the nonprofit organization Community Action Team (CAT), is asking people to put together Easter baskets for needy children in the Long Beach area. The projects goal is to gather 1,250 baskets by noon, Friday, April 6.

Park Dedication Honors Rosies

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer About 80 people gathered last Saturday afternoon for a naming ceremony of Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach and to pay homage to the many women who responded during World War II to the billboards and posters calling on women to “Do the Job He Left Behind.” “This park…

Signal Hill schedules spring Clean-Up Week

The city of Signal Hill and Signal Hill Disposal will help make the chore of fall cleaning a bit easier for residents of Signal Hill. Free of charge, during the week of Monday, April 9-14, residents will be able to set out bulky items at the curb for collection.

Reminiscing Revealed

In the March 8 issue of the Signal Tribune, a photo of the Crest Theatre in Long Beach elicited several responses from readers.
Among the letters that we received was a letter from reader Karen (who did not give a last name or city) writing in to tell about her experience working at the Crest during a six month run of “The Sound of Music,” and a letter from Gary Weinberger of Signal Hill who had fond memories of Mr. Francis, the theatre’s manager. Stephen Schepeler of Los Angeles read the letters and had these warm thoughts to add