Cambodian Princess to share her story at SH Author talk

Having endured Khmer Rouge, Oni Vitandham publishes her account of survival The Friends of the Signal Hill Library will present author Oni Vitandham, who will discuss On the Wings of a White Horse: A Cambodian Princess’s Story of Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide Monday, April 28. It is her account of being an infant princess…

Incumbents Win All ’Round

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer All of the incumbents in Long Beach’s April 8 election won by substantial margins. According to unofficial results posted by the Long Beach City Clerk’s office on Wednesday, incumbent 6th District City Councilman Dee Andrews had 1,173 votes compared to his challenger Ahmed Saafir’s 359 votes.

Signal Hill City Council heads for cyberspace

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Sometime in the very near future, people all over the world will be able to watch Signal Hill City Council meetings live on their computer screens. Archived recordings of past council meetings will also be available on the Internet. Last Tuesday, the council unanimously approved an agreement with San Francisco-based…

Gabelich describes changes planned for North Long Beach

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Downtown Long Beach is not the only part of town benefiting from new retail and residential developments. Eighth District Long Beach City Councilwoman Rae Gabelich spoke at the monthly meeting of the North Long Beach Community Action Group (NLBCAG) Sunday, and she told the approximately 40 people in the audience…

Reminiscing

Do you remember American Indian Day or have any details of the event? 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.

Belmont Shore gets ready to dish up trophies for best chilis

The Belmont Shore Business Association will host the fourth annual Belmont Shore Community Chili Cook-off on Sunday, April 13 from noon to 3 pm. The event features chili-cooking teams representing residents, businesses, and local organizations, all vying for the title of Best Chili in Belmont Shore. Chili teams will be located in various locations in…

Signal Hill plans workshop on housing needs and rehab grants

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Southern California’s population continues to grow rapidly, while the shortage of housing—especially housing affordable to the average wage earner—remains unabated. The City of Signal Hill is now in the process of determining what it can do to ease the housing crunch. Part of that process includes conducting an April 14…

Councilmember revives community baby shower

In the years prior to being elected to the Long Beach City Council for District 5, Gerrie Schipske, a registered nurse practitioner, started a community baby shower to provide “basic newborn kits” for low-income mothers to use after they gave birth in local hospitals. Public health nurses used these kits as incentives to encourage expectant…