Apparent death threat posted at Mathews’ headquarters

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer An apparent death threat was posted on the door of Peter Mathews’ campaign headquarters last week. Mathews is a write-in candidate running against incumbent and fellow Democrat Laura Richardson for the United States Congress 37th District office. The threat appeared in the form of a picture of Mathews in the…

SHPD headquarters underway despite economy

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Progress is being made in the final design of the new Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) headquarters, but the national and state economic crises are impacting the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency’s (RDA) ability to finance the project. That’s what staff told the Signal Hill City Council during its Tuesday night…

Reminiscing: Sept. 25, 2008

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Supporting Senior Housing

I found your report on the senior housing project at Elm and 37th interesting [“Residents object to five-story senior housing proposal in their neighborhood,” Sept. 18, 2008]. This vacant property is at the end of the single-family home area with the LDS church and Boy Scouts building as a buffer. The reference to the home…

Student overcomes hardships, earns Hearst award

Melany Aiken, a teaching credential student and future graduate student in history at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been selected as a recipient of a 2008-09 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The Hearst/CSU Trustees’ awards provide $3,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships and have…

Publishers of North LB book seeking stories

Writers and graphic artists are being asked to submit work for publication in a new book that focuses on North Long Beach. The purpose of Book for Authors is to highlight the great points and people of that part of the city through creative writing and visual art. It will contain 50 short stories and…

Former city health officer to speak at Heritage Program

The African-American Heritage Society of Long Beach and Burnett Neighborhood Library will present the 12th Annual Heritage Program, featuring Dr. Darryl M. Sexton. Sexton recently retired from his position as City Health Officer for the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, for whom he worked for 27 years. Sexton has a…

Office of Sustainability’s website informs about Long Beach’s ecology

The Office of Sustainability has been established to facilitate the development and implementation of model sustainability programs for Long Beach. Reporting directly to the city manager, the Office of Sustainability provides leadership and supports practical solutions to improve the environmental, social and economic health of Long Beach. The Office of Sustainability also supports the newly…