From Governor to Grad

By Paul Browning Special to the Signal Tribune Former California Governor George Deukmejian, a champion for education and state law, was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on May 29 during the 2008 commencement exercises at California State University, Long Beach. Elected the 35th governor of the state in 1982, Deukmejian increased higher education…

Tuesday’s election draws 16.4 percent to polls

By E. Medosch Special to the Signal Tribune On Tuesday, June 3, Los Angeles County voters had their say in a critical primary election. The election held national interest because of the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton presidential contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. But, the June 3 election was of great local importance for Signal Hill…

SH officials express optimism for affordable housing site

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Signal Hill is in the very early stages of planning the development of a new affordable housing project that could have as many as 60 apartments. About a week ago, the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency (RDA), which is composed of all the members of the Signal Hill City Council, unanimously…

Reminiscing

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Nonprofit conference addresses generational leadership transition

The Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership is providing a full-day conference devoted to the generational leadership transition now underway in our society. This one-day conference, “GenNext: Generation Shift and Your Organization,” will take place at The Pointe in the Pyramid, CSULB on Thursday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nonprofit executive directors, staff and…

LB official outlines city budget problems at CAG meeting

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Most people know that the City of Long Beach is facing a budget deficit which is forcing it to find ways of reducing the cost of its operations. Last Saturday, David Wodynski, who heads the city’s budget and performance management bureau, outlined the city’s woes to a small gathering of…

Thoughts from the Publisher

It looks like we’ve really started something with this UA film contest. The entries are pouring in – yet so far we only have ONE correct guess. Hmmm? Sounds to me like the odds are in your favor. Deadline for entries is Monday, June 9 at 5 p.m. Send it by snail mail, email, carrier…

Commentary: Getting the most from your stimulus check

Submitted by Karen Codman Investment Advisor Representative, Karen Codman/FSC Securities By now, you may have already received your tax refunds from the federal government, along with the “economic stimulus” checks authorized by Congress in response to the recent economic uncertainty. So after the initial celebrating, you catch your breath and ask: what should I do…

BKBIA gives Bixby the “Summer Shutters” with photo contest

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association is announcing 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 event includes the businesses, the people, the environment, the streets, and…

Variety is the spice of nightlife at this month’s First Fridays

June provides an eclectic mix for First Fridays: Shakespeare, vodka tasting, abstracts, acrylics, photography, puppies, bebop jazz, delta blues, rock school prodigies, and a fashion show. Here’s a peek of what will be seen and heard at First Fridays on June 6. To get the detailed venue listings and artist profiles, visit www.firstfridayslongbeach.com.

Be a Winner!

In honor of United Artists’ 90th Anniversary film festival at ArcLight Cinema, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., June 4–25, the Signal Tribune is sponsoring a trivia contest. For a chance to win a collection of 20 films, send in your answer with name and address to the following question: What UA title starring Dick Van Dyke…