Unexpected delays slow progress at Bixby Point

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Bixby Point shopping center was supposed to be up and running four months ago, but all its stores are still vacant. No worries, says Mark Bolour, vice president of Bolour & Associates, the company that is developing the site. Unforeseen difficulties delayed construction, but everything is back on track and…

New board game Funagle lets your dog play too

The specialty company Darf is putting a new spin on playing with your dog. Funagle is a new board game for people and their dogs to enjoy together. Now people can play games with their dogs while having fun with their friends and family. With Funagle, people match wits with opponents to see who is…

FOLBA to host Benefit for Animals May 29

Friends of Long Beach Animals is having its 15th Annual Benefit for the Animals, to be held Thursday, May 29 at the Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 East Anaheim Street in Long Beach. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception featuring “paw food” and wine, Ralph Brunson at the piano, dine-out raffle, Chinese auction,…

Vet warns about the dangers of dogs eating raisins

By Laurinda Morris Danville (Ohio) Veterinary Clinic [In April, 2004] I had the first case in history of raisin toxicity ever seen at MedVet. My patient was a 56-pound, five year-old male neutered lab mix that ate half a canister of raisins sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. He started with vomiting, diarrhea and…

Pooch Poetry Unleashed

By Cory Bilicko Managing Copy Editor Fifth grader Phoebe Hao from Buffum Elementary was a runner-up with her original poem entitled “Haute Dog” at the Fifth Annual Haute Dog Poetry Contest last Saturday at Belmont Shore’s three-acre, off-leash dog beach, the only one of its kind in Los Angeles County.

SH contemplating nature park on north slope of hill

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer A few years from now, Signal Hill might have another feature that makes it stand out among its neighboring cities— a nature park on the north slope of the hill. City officials caution that they’re not 100-percent sure it will ever happen, but they’re doing their best to make the…

LBPD adapts a holistic approach to crime-fighting efforts

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Arresting outlaws and placing them behind bars is no longer enough. In recent years, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has increased the scope of its crime fighting efforts. Nowadays, getting the federal government to cut off HUD subsidies, code enforcement, as well as building and landscape renovations, are part…

Reminiscing

Do you remember the Southern California Military Academy? Do you know the boy in this photo? Share your memories with us. Contact the Signal Tribune at 2669 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 111, Signal Hill, CA 90755 or go online to www.SignalTribune.com and click on “Reminiscing” to see more photos.

Burned body found in SH identified as Long Beach mother of three

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Last week, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the woman whose burned body was found in Signal Hill a few weeks ago. The still-smoldering remains of Silvia Padilla-Lopez- a Long Beach resident and 33-year-old mother of three young children- were discovered in the 2400 block of Gundry Avenue on…