Lowenthal names Lakewood mayor Woman of the Year

Senator Alan Lowenthal honored Lakewood Mayor Diane DuBois as Woman of the Year of the 27th Senate District in a special ceremony last Monday at the State Capitol. The award recognizes exemplary California women from each senate district in the state. DuBois’ dedication spans more than three decades and is shown through her volunteer commitments,…

Find more hours in the week with simple organization

What would you do with two extra hours per week? Spend more time with the kids? See a movie? Sleep in? It’s a universal cry for help: “I’d give almost anything for a few extra hours a week in my schedule.” Guess what. They’re hiding in plain sight, ripe for the taking. And the price…

Interpreter signs for deaf church goers

First Congregational Church, one of Long Beach’s oldest congregations, is now fully accessible for the deaf and hearing impaired. While hearing devices have long been available, an American sign language interpreter is now providing translation at Sunday morning services.

Bridge for fun and for memory

Can’t remember a phone number? Forgot what to get at the grocery store? The fear that our memory is slipping or eroding is on the minds of most people. One has two choices; either to live with that fear every day or choose to fight it at every opportunity.

$16.4M donation will create Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB

Before a crowd of music students and supporters, California State University, Long Beach officials announced earlier this month the largest donation in the university’s history: $16.4 million from the Bob Cole Trust to provide scholarships for student musicians. In recognition of the generosity of the donation, CSULB renamed the department of music as the Bob…

Easter holiday happenings

Last weekend was busy with celebration as many Long Beach and Signal Hill locations were buzzing with Easter activities for all. From egg hunts to religious reenactments to parades and costume contests, residents and guests went all over to partake in the local happenings.

YMCA hosts Good Friday fundraiser

More than 700 people attended the YMCA of Greater Long Beach 40th Annual Good Friday Breakfast in the Walter Pyramid on the California State University, Long Beach campus. Former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill said she was humbled to have been selected as the person to read aloud the Bible passage, which described the crucifixion,…

Spotlight on Advertisers: FreeSpirit Yoga

FreeSpirit Yoga has got something new for the men of Bixby Knolls. From now until the end of June, the yoga studio is offering a men’s stretch class, designed to tighten the back hips, hamstrings and shoulders. Taught by Pilates teacher and yoga instructor Pat Andersen, the stretch class takes place Sundays at 3:30 p.m.…

Candidates for LBUSD’s District 4 make their cases

Part One of Two By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer This week and next, the Signal Tribune focuses on the three candidates running to occupy the District 4 seat of the Board of Education of the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). District 4 encompasses the Southeast portion of Long Beach and all of Signal Hill…

Tickets on sale for Titanic dinner aboard Queen Mary

The Queen Mary and Steamship Historical Society of America are continuing their yearly tribute to the RMS Titanic with the 2008 Titanic Remembrance Dinner named “In Those Little Boats” Saturday, April 12. The event will spotlight the experience of the passengers who were in the lifeboats on the fateful night of April 14, 1912.

Easy as 3.141592653589…

Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo High School in Long Beach joined thousands of other campuses across America for “Pi-Day” last Friday. The national event promoted math literacy by celebrating one of mathematics’ most intriguing and storied numbers—pi. March 14 is commonly observed as “Pi Day” since its numeric expression, 3-14, equals pi’s estimated value of 3.14.