Richardson’s Rapid Rise

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Dispelling concerns about her lack of experience in the state legislature and dividing the black vote between her and another candidate, Laura Richardson won the Special Election for the 37th Congressional District Tuesday, garnering 37 percent of the votes. Because she did not receive more than 50 percent of the…

SH City Council schedules police station workshop

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer A new twist has developed in the location of Signal Hill’s new police station, as a $3 million offer from an auto dealership for the Spring Street property could potentially relocate the station site again. The Signal Hill City Council chose to consult the public first. A second police workshop…

Islamic center in Signal Hill could be completed by next fall

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer The Signal Hill City Council approved a conditional use permit for an Islamic center on California Avenue at their June 12 meeting. While many aspects for the mosque have yet to be detailed, a rough outline of the cost, appearance and completion date for the religious center have been laid…

Spotlight on Advertisers : MadKat Inc

The accounting, bookkeeping and tax service professionals at MadKat Inc. are hosting a series of free one-hour informational seminars, designed to provide new and small businesses with the resources necessary to make informed decisions on various issues. The classes will take place at 10 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month. Space is limited and…

Reminiscing Revealed

In the May 24 issue of the Signal Tribune, we asked readers to submit their memories of this once bustling retail destination. The shopping center is located in Bixby Knolls along Atlantic Avenue just north of San Antonio Drive. A couple of readers wrote in to share these thoughts.

Communiqué from Rae

Amidst the hustle and bustle of our urban city lies an outstanding architectural jewel, Rancho Los Cerritos. The rancho was built in 1844. The adobe ranch house and beautiful grounds are rich in the history of Spanish, Mexican and American California and the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings.

Essay winner pampers Mom

Submitted by SkinSpa Institute and Narun Nao Last April, SkinSpa Institute showed its appreciation for moms everywhere by sponsoring its Mother’s Day of Beauty Essay Contest for the second consecutive year. Several adoring sons and daughters wrote in to tell about their wonderful mothers in hopes of winning a special day of luxury.

Independence from Litter Day takes to the beach on July 5

Long Beach’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Litter-Free Long Beach campaign are teaming up to lead the Second Annual Independence from Litter Beach Cleanup on July 5, the day after the city’s annual fireworks and Fourth of July celebration. This year, volunteers will clean up a quarter mile of the beach on…

Family literacy honors educational accomplishments

Twenty-year-old Rene Recharte, mother of 19-month-old Briana Recharte, reached a pivotal point this year by participating in family literacy. “As a pregnant high-school dropout at 17, I didn’t see much hope for myself or my unborn child,” Recharte said. “When I found the family literacy program, I thought maybe, just maybe, I could reach my…

Display of faith

Hundreds of parishioners from Holy Innocents Catholic Church gathered earlier this month for a procession on the feast day of the Corpus Christi. They walked the streets of Long Beach for two miles carrying the Holy Eucharist under a canopy from 20th Street and Pasadena Avenue to Willow Street and Pacific Avenue. Catholic churches have…

Water Board urges residents, businesses to conserve

The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners has made a declaration for immediate, extraordinary water conversation. In a special meeting last week in the Brennan S. Thomas Water Administration Building, the board strongly urged residents and businesses citywide to immediately begin implementing three water conservation measures:

Armada admirer

Arby I, the Armada baseball team’s mascot, visited employees and patients at St. Mary Medical Center to promote their upcoming nine game home stand. Pictured is Arby I as he talks with a young fan, 2-month old Reshma Siztos, who is held by her mother Suria Chavez. The hospital is the healthcare sponsor for the…