Real Cabbage Patch Kid

By Karin Wasinger Special to the Signal Tribune Los Cerritos Elementary School third graders harvested their Bonnie Plants cabbages on Wednesday, June 11 at 9 a.m. for a chance at a $1,000 scholarship. This is the third year in a row that Los Cerritos third graders participated in the program. Early in the year, (plant…

Workshops bring SH closer to its 10-year master plan for parks

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer On June 11, during a community workshop, the City of Signal Hill inched closer to developing a 10-year master plan for its parks. The hour-and-a-half-long workshop was held at the Signal Hill Community Center in the evening hours and drew about 24 residents. The gathering was the second and final…

Councilman hosts meeting publicizing low-cost prescription program

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Seniors and other people with fixed, moderate or low incomes often have trouble paying for much needed prescription drugs. To help them with that, 6th District Long Beach Councilman Dee Andrews recently hosted two meetings to discuss ways for residents to obtain low-cost medications. “Being a senior citizen myself, I…

Reminiscing…

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Local insurance agency donates to CAHP widows, orphans fund

Recognizing the outstanding volunteer efforts of California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) to support their crucial Widows and Orphans Fund, Bixby Knolls neighborhood Allstate Insurance Company exclusive agent and community leader Brenda Soto-Bryan will formally be presenting the South Los Angeles office of the CHP with a donation for the fund during her agency’s Client…

Long Beach community groups share ideas at CHNA meeting

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer When people or organizations work together to accomplish shared goals, amazing things can happen. With that realization in mind, two associations and one nonprofit group have joined forces to create a synergy for positive change in a swath of Long Beach where many businesses are struggling to survive. The three…

Aquarium of the Pacific to celebrate 10 years in Long Beach

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Strolling past the exhibits at Aquarium of the Pacific is like visiting marine ecosystems throughout the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, while being introduced to a variety of sciences. For the next several months, the Aquarium will be celebrating the ten-year anniversary of its opening on the Long Beach…

Bixby Knolls invites all to take a stroll around the neighborhood

Business owners, residents, friends and family are encouraged to join the new walking club, the Bixby Knolls Strollers, every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. It’s been a great way for strollers to get fit, check out the businesses, explore the neighborhoods and meet neighbors, and the group keeps growing in size. Strollers have been touring…

Signal Hill recreation now and into the future

By Mike Noll Signal Hill Mayor Signal Hill is completing a survey of park and recreation needs of our community. WE NEED YOUR INPUT!! Over 300 random phone calls were made to residents during the month of May, and the City received valuable information. There is still time for seniors, families, and youth to provide…

Long Beach Transit makes slight changes for summer

Long Beach Transit will implement its summer service change, effective June 22, 2008, resulting in minor impacts to the operating schedules of certain fixed-route services. Certain timepoints in the weekend time schedules for Passports A and D have been changed by a few minutes, but weekday service will continue to operate without adjustment. Midday service…

Film contest ends with a surprising twist

The entries have been tallied and the winner has been determined for the United Artists movie contest…or should we say winners? Most contests are straightforward– the correct answers are culled from the boatload of entries and a winner is chosen from that group. That was indeed the intent for the Signal Tribune staff when it…