Signal Hill CarMax plans jump forward

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer After a long delay, plans to build a CarMax dealership in Signal Hill jumped forward Tuesday night when the Signal Hill City Council approved the environmental document necessary for the development. Construction could start by the end of 2008. “CarMax is proposing to construct an auto sales and service facility…

Spring is in the air; events abound in Bixby Knolls corridor

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer “The stars have aligned for Bixby Knolls,” said Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association. “A lot of good things are happening and more people are getting involved in activities here.” Cohn took the helm of the BKBIA about three months ago after former director Susan…

Belly up to the classroom: Spring classes start in SH

The Signal Hill Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for a new series of community classes starting next week. Classes range from pre-school to adults and most are held at Discovery Well Park, located at 2200 Temple Avenue. Starting on Monday, March 24, Carol Floyd will teach students the art of Tai Chi at…

Obit: Robert Magid remembered as activist and a gentle man

By Rachael Rifkin Special to the Signal Tribune Former Signal Hill City Treasurer Robert Magid had an insatiable passion for life that touched everything he did, which included anything from real estate and publishing the Long Beach/Signal Hill newspaper The View From the Hill to local activism. He passed away March 4 at the age…

Budget Blinds paints a picture with screens

Budget Blinds recently spruced up the Long Beach Historical Society by donating solar screens to the office’s front entrance. The screens depict popular Long Beach sites and can be seen through both sides but still block sunlight. The images came from the historical society and were chosen for being the most recognizable structures for which…

Solar panels kick off LBG’s Green Airport Program

By Heather Posey Staff Writer City representatives and environmentalists gathered around the Long Beach Airport’s baggage area last week for the official unveiling of the solar panel installation project. Bringing green technology to the historical airport, EcoMedia, a world premier environmental media company installed the panels on March 6. The Solar Panel Installation Project was…

Dropped calls? Accident reports no injuries

Traffic came to a stop Wednesday morning when a car accident caused a portion of Atlantic Avenue to come to a halt for repairs. According to Long Beach police officials, at approximately 10:55 a.m. a vehicle was coming southbound on Atlantic Avenue past Spring Street when it hit a telephone pole, causing the pole and…

Court denies LNG-project; upholds Port’s position

Courtesy of Bill Pearl, LBReport.com A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Monday morning ruled in favor of the city and port of Long Beach and denied a petition for writ of mandate sought by Sound Energy Solutions (SES), a Mitsubishi subsidiary which seeks to build and operate an 80+ million gallon Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)…