Car Hits Ecco’s Pizza

When he got there, all Sergio Lopez could say was “Oh, this is not good.” Sitting in the middle of the dining area littered with broken glass and mangled tables and chairs, sat a 1997 Honda sedan. At about 7:30 Wednesday morning a car headed southbound on Orange Avenue allegedly ran a red light and…

Day Laborer Site ahead of schedule, expected for June

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Signal Hill’s Day Laborer Site construction at the Cherry Avenue Home Depot is ahead of schedule, according to Community Development Director Gary Jones. When the site was approved by the City Council at the May 8 meeting, City Manager Ken Farfsing had proposed a two-part, 60-day transition phase for day…

Runner-up in 6th District race calls for review of election material

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Al Austin, the runner-up to Long Beach’s Special Municipal Election, formally requested a manual recount of the May 1 ballots Monday—he lost by 74 votes. Filing the request on Austin’s behalf, Steven Reyes of the law firm Kaufman Downing LLP requested absentee and provisional materials such as ballots and envelopes…

Reminiscing

Does anyone recognize this shopping center? We’ll give you a hint… Thrifty is now Rite Aid. Share your memories of when this section of town was a bustling retail destination. And, while you’re at it, fill out the survey on page 3 and help revitalize the Atlantic Corridor with your opinion. Contact the Signal Tribune…

City commissioners keep seats at SH Council meeting

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer In a change from years past, applicants for two seats on three city commissions were given a chance to make their case to the City Council Tuesday, but in the end, they could not sway the Councilmembers. Tom Jenkins and Ed Villanueva made their respective bids for the vacant seats…

Spotlight on Advertisers : Tuttle Cameras

Tuttle Camera, located at 4019 Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls, is just one of the businesses to join the fast-growing First Friday monthly events along the Atlantic Avenue corridor in Bixby Knolls. Tuttle will join the art-centered celebration by exhibiting original prints by photographer Ron Hause. Shooting his photography after midnight and before sunrise deep…

Thoughts from the Publisher : So what’s new?

The deadline is fast approaching for those of you who still haven’t turned in your survey regarding the proposed tenants at the new Bixby Point shopping center (southeast corner of Carson Street and Atlantic Avenue). As I’ve said before this is your chance to be heard and to help shape the shopping and dining opportunities…

Knabe honors 22 Outstanding Older Americans

Signal Hill’s 2007 Outstanding Older Americans, Chan Brainard and Gil Griego, were honored last week by Supervisor Don Knabe (4th District) along with 22 other volunteers from the District at the 42nd Annual Older American’s Recognition Day Awards Program luncheon. On hand to honor the Signal Hill pair were Vice Mayor Michael Noll, Parks and…

LB politicians bike for health

Members of the Long Beach City Council staff rode their bikes to work May 17 to support better air quality as part of the Metro Transit Authority’s Bike to Work Day. Pictured at right are 2nd District Chief of Staff Broc Coward and administrative assistant Heather Burke, 4th District Chief of Staff Bridget Sramek, and…

What will the future of Long Beach look like?

Long Beach residents are invited to share their thoughts and ideas on how to make Long Beach an even greater city by the year 2030. An upcoming series of community festivals provides a wonderful opportunity to participate in the Long Beach 2030 Plan.

Spotlight on Advertisers : BKBIA Business Tools

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) will host the latest seminar in its Business Tools series from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 6. The topics will be Standards for Signage and Property Maintenance: Learn about potential problems before they result in a code enforcement citation, and LBPD Business Watch: How you can…