No Doubt, There’s Drought

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger toured the Long Beach Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project Monday, a chance for the governor to spotlight California’s water crisis. Though Long Beach’s water system works well with the state’s, “this system only works as long as we have water,” Schwarzenegger said. “And that’s the problem that…

CarMax plans delayed, Hyundai on the way

By Nick Diamantides, Special to the Signal Tribune Plans to develop a CarMax automobile dealership in Signal Hill are moving forward slowly, but a Hyundai dealership is likely to come to town soon. To enable that to happen, during its Tuesday meeting, the Signal Hill City Council approved relocating the Police Department headquarters to a…

City audit finds Long Beach Police Department on right track

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer In November 2006, the Long Beach city auditor’s office tapped Public Financial Management (PFM) to assess the Police Department and recommend ways to improve its efficiency and fiscal conservancy. Last week, City Auditor Laura Doud announced the report’s conclusions.

LB City Auditor Laura Doud looks back on first year

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Laura Doud’s office has an amazing view. Walking past people behind windows or sitting in their cubicles, you finally approach the double doors into her office. Any visitor’s eyes will immediately dart left, to the eighth floor panoramic view of downtown Long Beach, to the public below and the ocean…

Now Open!

Signal Hill Target General Manager George Cabezas greets Signal Hill Vice Mayor Mike Noll Tuesday marking the “soft” opening of the store after seven months of additions and remodeling. Noll, City Manager Ken Farfsing and Finance Director Dennis McArthur were there giving the city’s appreciation.

Awards recognize First Fridays, others

Councilmember Rae Gabelich (8th District) recognized community members Tuesday that have significantly contributed to the District. One of the longstanding complaints about the Bixby Knolls business district was that there was nothing to do at night, Gabelich recalled. On Tuesday, she credited the people behind “First Fridays” with changing that view.

Last chance for Hilltop brick inscriptions this year

The Friends of the Signal Hill Library encourage people to engrave their name, a special date, the memory of a loved one, or other tribute at the Hilltop Park name plaza. The engraver will be out in August to inscribe the bricks. So the public has until Tuesday, July 31, to submit their order and…

Communiqué from Rae

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member For those of you who are not away on vacation, I sure hope that you have marked your calendars for this Saturday’s Second Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show! The event hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. this year with the grand finale…