Bixby Point Shopping Center finally open after multiple delays

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer After delays in the planning and building process, Bixby Point shopping center is finally up and running. Now two restaurants, a bank, a copy shop and a game store are open for business and new customers are drawn there every day. The 12,000-square-foot commercial/retail center on the southeast corner of…

Reminiscing…revealed

On June 26, the Signal Tribune asked readers what they knew about the event pictured above. Wine Country proprietor Randy Kemner responded, saying: I don’t know where the ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by my father, former Councilman Paul Kemner, and his council colleagues Tom Denham and William Mendenhall is taking place, but I’ll venture a…

Foster outlines plan to issue millions in bonds at WANA meeting

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Anybody who drives on the streets or walks on the sidewalks of Long Beach knows that much of the city’s infrastructure is overdue for repairs. Last week, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced his bold plan to raise $570 million for the repairs, by issuing bonds, which would have to…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Once again we were given a press release that we believe to be important, but it was far too late to be included in this issue. Lucky for us, we were forwarded the information by both the City of Signal Hill’s Sue Hughes and our pals at Friends of the Long Beach Animals (FOLBA). Hmmm…..I…

Message from the Mayor : Signal Hill Police Department and community policing

By Michael Noll, Signal Hill Mayor The Signal Hill Police Department has embraced community policing as an extremely important crime fighting tool. Community policing has been a success through the police department’s crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out. Community policing is a collaborative effort between the police department and community…

Court suspends storm water standards, cities sigh with relief

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Officials in 39 Southern California cities breathed a sigh of relief recently when an Orange County Superior Court judge ordered a state agency to suspend the storm water standards it had imposed on the municipalities. The regulations would have required each city to spend millions of dollars to clean up…

Auxiliary completes $500,000 pledge to children’s hospital

Margie Penny was reinstalled as president of the Children’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for the third year in a row at an installation of officers ceremony last month at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. Seventy-nine members and friends attended the event, for which the theme was “Three Times a Charm.” Penny welcomed the guests…

Historic preservation expert to assist in Queen Mary restoration

Save The Queen (STQ) managing partner Jeff Klein announced today that noted Long Beach historic preservation expert John W. Thomas has been brought on board to direct the process of restoring the Queen Mary’s historic iconic beauty. “STQ is honored that John Thomas has joined our team,” said Jeff Klein. “John’s long and distinguished career…