Kenyon Press president thanks SHPD for compassion

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer On the morning of March 5, chaos erupted at Kenyon Press in Signal Hill when an employee walked into the office and began shooting at his coworkers. When the attack ended, three office workers were wounded and the attacker was dead. Outside a throng of media and news helicopters hovered…

Thoughts from the Publisher : On Graduating

By Neena Strichart, Publisher Tonight I will do something I never dreamed of doing—I will graduate from a university with a master’s degree. At 7 p.m. my mother, husband and closest girlfriends will witness my graduation from Cal State Dominguez Hills with a master’s degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (NCRP). It has been…

Awards ceremony honors outstanding LBUSD students

Evelyn Bethune, granddaughter of noted educator Mary McLeod Bethune, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Most Inspiring Students Awards at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Long Beach Hilton. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The evening of uplifting stories about exceptional students who have beaten the odds is sponsored by the Long…

How to Prevent Dog Bites

Submitted by Tracy Thomson, Special to the Signal Tribune Sunday, May 20, through Saturday, May 26, is dog bite prevention week. According to the American Veterinary Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.7 million Americans suffer from dog bites each year. The severity of the bites obviously varies, but 800,000 people…

Long Beach opportunity officer receives 2007 Heritage Award

Jesse B. Johnson Jr., the city of Long Beach Diversity and Economic Opportunity officer, has received two prestigious awards: the 2007 Aquarium of the Pacific Heritage Award in recognition of his dedicated service to the black communities of Southern California; and the 2007 Man of the Year Award in the Government and Community Outreach category…

CPR Saturday set for June 9; registration open until June 1

On Saturday, June 9, the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) and the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross will host the 12th Annual CPR Saturday. In addition to teaching crucial life-saving skills, the event includes a Health and Preparedness Expo with free blood pressure screenings, health products, demonstrations, and LBFD Fire Engines…

Head Start comes together for brainy picnic in SH Park

Jamie Rowe, Copy Editor Head Start brought its families together Friday for a picnic at Signal Hill Park for Preschool Home-Based Combination Program, which teaches parents how to teach their children in preparation for kindergarten. “This is one time the families get to see each other,” said the Head Start education specialist for the program,…

3 neighborhoods finalists in national competition

Three Long Beach neighborhood organizations will compete for Neighborhood of the Year at Neighborhoods, the country’s annual conference in Baton Rouge, La., this month. Organizations were eligible to submit a nomination for projects they developed or implemented that benefited their neighborhood in 2006.

BSBA’s donation remembers former executive director

On May 7, 2006, Tori Miller-Busch, beloved Long Beach native, lost her fight with ovarian cancer. Almost one year to the date, the Belmont Shore Business Association, where she served as executive director from 2003 to 2006, presented Pacific Shores Hematology-Oncology Foundation with a donation in her name.

They Dig Harbor Arbor!

Jamie Rowe, Copy Editor A community celebration drew more than 400 residents Saturday to commemorate Earth Day cleanups and beautification projects that planted more than 325 trees and shrubs in the Wrigley neighborhood. The celebration took place at the Wrigley Greenbelt, the centerpiece of the cleanup and beautification project.