Remembering Rosies

By Neena Strichart Publisher Singing sensation the Swing Dolls kept audience members’ toes tapping at the Rosie the Riveter event last Saturday at the Long Beach park named after the iconic figure popularized by illustrator J. Howard Miller. Created in the early 1940s, Miller’s “We Can Do It” posters inspired women to enter traditionally male…

Signal Hill plans eminent domain acquisitions for Auto Center expansion

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer If Signal Hill officials have their way, the city’s redevelopment agency will acquire about 13.74 acres of land through the process of eminent domain in order to expand the Signal Hill Auto Center. Last Tuesday evening, the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board voted 5-0 on six separate actions declaring…

LBPD urges residents to be on the lookout for roaming burglars

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Those two strangers walking on the sidewalk and knocking on doors may be planning to burglarize homes on your street. The man sitting in that parked car for what seems like a long time may be trying to figure out when is the best time to break into someone’s house.…

SH mayor recovers after heart attack

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Signal Hill Mayor Mike Noll had a heart attack on April 30, but he seems to have come through it without much permanent damage. “After leaving City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, I went home and thought I had a case of indigestion,” Noll said. “I took some medication for it,…

Increased number of coyotes, raccoons reported in LB, SH areas

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Most people in Southern California have read newspaper accounts or watched television news reports related to the recent attack of a small child by a coyote in the Chino Hills area. The two-year-old girl suffered puncture wounds but was not seriously injured. Nevertheless, local residents are wondering if something like…

Commentary: City of Long Beach public employee contracts

Submitted by Laura Doud Long Beach City Auditor I am very supportive of all Long Beach City employees and I appreciate the services they perform on behalf of our city. All of our city employees should be compensated appropriately for their efforts. I am aware that our firefighters and other city employees are being compensated…

Gabelich’s community coffee draws a crowd at North Long Beach Library

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Rae Gabelich’s informal meeting with Long Beach residents last Saturday proved that some people really care about what’s happening in the city. Gabelich, who is the Long Beach City Council member representing the city’s 8th District, conducts the meetings, which she calls “Community Coffees,” once a month to inform her…

Signal Hill Police cracking down on those who don’t buckle up

The Signal Hill Police Department will be aggressively enforcing the state’s occupant protection laws as part of California’s 2008 Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place now through June 1. The campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help California achieve the highest seat belt use rate in the nation.…

Spotlight on Advertisers : It’s a Grind

It’s a Grind is bringing back the Funky Monkey, one of their best sellers. A rich blend of creamy peanut butter, banana syrup and chocolate makes this drink an instant favorite for satisfying that sweet tooth or cooling off on a hot day. The coffeehouse is also now serving Iced Green Tea, a blend of…