New Mayor on the Hill

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Mike Noll became the Mayor of Signal Hill Tuesday night, promising that the city will stay on the course it has maintained for many years. “Myself and the city council want to thank our residents for their continued support and trust in our ongoing efforts in making the City of…

Andrews a no-show at candidates’ forum

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Incumbent 6th District Long Beach Councilman Dee Andrews decided not to attend a candidates’ forum Monday, March 24 and thereby let his challenger Ahmed Saafir field questions from the audience all by himself. Saafir expressed disappointment and anger at Andrews’s absence, but he came prepared to handle the questions asked…

NAG educates members about grants to improve quality of life

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer You may qualify to receive grant money for the home improvement project you have been putting off for some time. That qualification was one of the topics discussed by Alem Hagos at last week’s Wrigley Village Neighborhood Advisory Group (NAG) meeting. Hagos, development project manager for the Long Beach Department…

Reminiscing revealed

In the Feb. 14 issue of the Signal Tribune, readers were asked to share their memories of the picture shown above. Long Beach residents Sandy Cummings, Bill Speaks and Susan Hoffman and Signal Tribune publisher Neena Strichart said:

A&A Ready Mix relocates SH batch plant to Patterson Street

By Heather Posey Staff Writer A&A Ready Mix celebrated the opening of its new Signal Hill Batch Plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. Formerly on Spring Street, A&A partnered with the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency and the city of Signal Hill to find a suitable location for the concrete plant’s operations. Then, after five months…

Spotlight on Advertisers : Long Beach Playhouse

The Long Beach Playhouse is calling all theatre lovers. Longtime playhouse patrons Dottie and Ken Reiner have responded to the organization’s donation request with a $15,000 challenge grant. From now until Monday, March 31, the Reiners will match, dollar for dollar, every donation the playhouse receives up to $15,000, which could possibly mean a total…

Volunteers needed for BK tree planting

Approximately 49 trees will be planted along the Atlantic Avenue corridor between Carson Street and Burlinghall on Saturday, April 26, as part of a partnership between the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA), the 2008 class of Leadership Long Beach and the Long Beach Department of Public Works.

Wyoming firm opens Signal Hill office

Trihydro Corporation, one of Wyoming’s leading engineering and environmental consulting firms, recently announced the opening of a branch office in Signal Hill. The 245-person firm now boasts resources in 16 states and 12 offices nationwide.

Thoughts from the Publisher : Go vote

By Neena Strichart Signal Hill registered voters will have the opportunity April 8 to vote for the person they want to represent them as school board member for the next four years. I fear a lower than low voter turnout. Most elections include several items on a ballot—this go ‘round will be just the one…

Court decision: Water boards failed to follow state law

Submitted by The Coalition for Practical Regulation In a recent court decision, Signal Hill, as well as 17 other Los Angeles County cities, and the Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation have prevailed in a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court challenging the water quality standards for the Los Angeles region regarding storm water and…

Puka Bar blues

Locals can enjoy plenty of blues and pro-jamming at the Puka Bar every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Recently, a couple of harmonica aficionados and bongo players joined in on the jam session with Lenny Gee’s Lock Brothers creating quite a stir in the mellow but hip audience. Although billed as a Blues…