Research and Rescue

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer If you were trapped under a hundred tons of rubble, could search and rescue teams find you before you died? About 100 firefighters from as far away as Marin County converged on an 8-acre site in Long Beach last Wednesday and Thursday to answer that question.

Council, RDA approve $16M bond issue

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer After about a three-month delay, plans to develop a CarMax dealership in Signal Hill leaped forward recently. During the October 23 Signal Hill City Council meeting, City Manager Ken Farfsing said the issues causing the delay had been resolved. Last November, the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and CarMax Auto…

Communiqué from Rae : Shop for Mom

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member Although it’s hard to believe we are into the fall season with 90-degree temperatures, it won’t be long before we are hanging holiday decorations and sipping on egg nog. This is a favorite time of year for many of us, but there are families who find…

Wordly photographer’s art graces walls of local library

As a part of their “Artist of the Quarter” program, Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA) is featuring a new artist who is displaying her work in the Signal Hill Library, located at 1770 East Hill Street, from now until the end of the year. Kelly Caves is a local photographer who has traveled…

Playhouse’s ‘Crimes’ touches the heart

By Neena Strichart Publisher Knowing I was going to see what was billed by the Long Beach Playhouse as a “Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece” put me on my best behavior as an audience member. Such great expectations of the studio theatre’s Crimes of the Heart was a bit unnerving, however—what if I wasn’t sophisticated enough…

Marathon runner finds ‘saving grace’

By Heather Posey Staff Writer Signal Hill business owner and Long Beach resident Ann Tyler Allen competed and came in 10th at the Arrowhead Day at the Races Triathlon on Oct. 5. Presented by Toyota Engines of Change in Hermosa Beach, Allen’s participation is nothing short of a miracle for the 49-year-old mother of two.…

Membership drive in full swing for gLBts

The Long Beach Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Supportive Friends Employee Association will host its inaugural kickoff and membership drive Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gaslamp Restaurant, located at 6251 East Pacific Coast Highway. The Long Beach gLBts, just established last Thursday, was put together for the purpose of…