Comforting Creatures

Submitted By Kathy McCandless, Special to the Signal Tribune A statue of St. Francis of Assisi looked on benignly as 4-year-old Kayleen Wilson-Lindberg and her mother Valerie brought photos of their cats Tigger and Salem, and their rats Lightning McQueen and Sally to the First Annual Blessing of the Animals at California Heights United Methodist…

Expansion moves LB closer to 1,000-acre open space goal

Long Beach 4th District Councilman Patrick O’Donnell and representatives from the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency were on hand for Saturday’s building demolition adjacent to Orizaba Park. The removal of the buildings—three former businesses and a house—made way for the expansion of the park by approximately 3.72 acres. The expansion of the park was labeled a…

SH Council meeting full of surprises

Joseph Serna, Staff Writer For a Signal Hill City Council meeting short on legislation, it certainly was long on the surprises. Tuesday’s first pleasant surprise came to Chandler Brainard and Gilbert Greigo, two gentlemen recognized this year as Signal Hill’s Outstanding Older Americans. It was the 42nd annual Outstanding Older American Recognition Day, where outstanding…

Commentary: Breast screening for health

Submitted by Brenda Witt, ACCT Certified Thermographer In the United States, American women are told to begin annual mammographic screening for breast cancer at age 40. Long before we’ve reached this age, we are advised to perform a monthly breast exam and see our doctors for a clinical breast exam (CBE) annually as well. However,…