BKBIA Summer Shutters photo contest begins this Saturday

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association has announced its new event, Summer Shutters 24-Hour Digital Photo Contest. The goal of Summer Shutters is to capture all the beauty, nuances and charm of Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Virginia Country Club and Los Cerritos neighborhoods. This includes the businesses, the people, the environment, the streets, and the…

Pizza and Poetry

By E. Medosch Special to the Signal Tribune Perfect day, perfect pizza, perfect poetry. The stars all lined up for Frank Buono’s tenth annual School Poetry Contest held on Saturday, June 7 at Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria, 250 Ocean Blvd., in downtown Long Beach. The weather was perfect, the food outstanding and the poetry was perfectly…

SH to create committee to set eco-friendly goals

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Joining a growing trend among municipalities throughout the United States, the Signal Hill City Council authorized the creation of a “sustainable city committee.” The body will help establish goals and policies to make the city more environmentally friendly. The decision came at the June 10 council meeting after presentations by…

Former LB mayor Beverly O’ Neill is still high on Long Beach

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Beverly O’Neill believes Long Beach is one of the best cities in the United States. The city’s former three-term mayor shared her perspectives and talked a little about her time in office at the monthly meeting of the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance. During her half-hour speech, O’Neill reminded the audience…

Reminiscing revealed

In the May 29 issue of the Signal Tribune, we asked readers if they knew any information regarding the picture above. Long Beach resident Deanna (Nickell) Roe wrote in, saying: The man and woman in the front row (see arrows) are my aunt and uncle, Hazel and Joe Coach. Joe Coach owned the Coach Oil…

Emancipation commemorated with Juneteenth celebration Saturday

Non-stop entertainment and music are planned for the 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration event on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, Partners of Parks, Central Area Association, Long Beach City College and the Sixth District Office…

WOW Jam wows 8,000 people in Long Beach last weekend

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer “Imagine standing in the most needy areas of our city, surrounded by desperate, hopeless people and seeing it transformed into a place of peace and joy, filled with people of hope and destiny…The strategy is simple. Mobilize local volunteers, churches, businesses and organizations to help throw a party complete with…

Salvation Army campaigns to feed the hungry in Southern California

The Salvation Army’s Southern California Division has launched a campaign to keep its many Southland food pantries fully stocked. “Operation Feed Our Families” is a direct response to the ongoing food crisis gripping many Southland residents. A full two-thirds of The Salvation Army’s food pantries are either empty or at 50 percent of capacity. Concurrently,…

Help your dad save $3,600 this Father’s Day!

Submitted by Essie Landry, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist It may be that your father has always been there to provide advice, whether he was showing you how to throw the perfect pitch or cast a fishing line. Maybe he told you how to dress for your job interview or encouraged you to save for…

Local muralist is artistic in reaching autistic children

By CORY BILICKO Managing Copy Editor Something made autistic fifth grader Tim Bray really blossom at school this spring. It wasn’t a kickball game, or the latest toy, or a new medication. It was an artist named Doug Kurtz, who has been overseeing the painting of a mural at Tim’s school- Burroughs Elementary in Signal…