Salvation Army community center proposed for 19-acre LB site

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer The Salvation Army has proposed a “world class” center of “opportunity, education, recreation and inspiration” for the 19-acre Hamilton Bowl site located just north of Pacific Coast Highway and Walnut Avenue in Long Beach. So far, a wide array of past and present city officials and business leaders has come…

State partners with SunEdison to bring solar energy to college campuses

With California State University, Dominguez Hills and its 525-kilowatt solar electric parking canopy as a backdrop, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger last week announced the state has partnered with SunEdison to provide affordable solar power at 15 California State University (CSU) campuses and the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The innovative public-private partnership will bring online an eight-megawatt-sized solar…

Thoughts from the Publisher

I love watching television. For nostalgia-type programming, I love TV Land, and for news I prefer CNN. My favorite shows these days are on HGTV – the home improvement channel. One sort of television I dislike is the Jerry-Springer kind of loud, prejudicial and tragic form of comedy. Unfortunately, last Wednesday while attending the Congressional…

Applications available for new senior housing

The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency announced last week that applications are now available for a low-income senior housing project that broke ground one year ago. The 65-unit senior housing development was constructed in collaboration with The Long Beach Housing Development Company, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Menorah Housing Foundation. The…

LB Opera chooses its first executive director

Long Beach Opera has more than doubled its budget in the last five years, eliminated a longstanding deficit, and balanced its finances for the last two years. The company is poised for the next phase in its development- to facilitate its continuing growth, artistic and general director Andreas Mitisek and the board of directors have…

The Plot Thickens

By CORY BILICKO Managing Copy Editor Breathing life back into Dr. Albert Rhea- the prominent Long Beach physician and silver mine owner- Scott Ringwelski was among the actors and history buffs telling visitors “13 Stories of Bad Luck” at the 13th Annual Historical Cemetery Tour last Saturday at the century-old Sunnyside Cemetery. In his “Collision…

Letters to the Editor

Every day as I exit and enter my neighborhood, I see a patch of painted cement where there was once a mature tree. Just after the repaving of Long Beach Boulevard, in April of 2007, the City posted a notice on the tree announcing its proposed removal. I objected. Shortly thereafter, I met with city…

Child predator suspect nabbed by LBPD

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has announced that an arrest has been made in the case of a child predator who had been preying on young children. On Friday, October 24, LBPD detectives responded to the City of Torrance after a tip from a citizen. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Derek Christopher Nixon, was…

13.1 Miles Together

By Linda Nusbaum Special to the Signal Tribune It was really good news to hear. Bennett tells me one of his colleagues is going to train with a group to run the Long Beach Half Marathon and she asked him to join. I held my breath wondering what I would hear next. My hope has…

How to Vote for a Write-In Candidate

By Brett Hawkins It is a common misconception among voters nationwide that the only citizens in the running for political office are those explicitly listed on the ballot. What these people do not know is that there are more choices to consider via the write-in candidacy. Those who have applied and are eligible for write-in…

Out and About LB donates $57,000 to local charities

Ken Sakata, President of Out and About Long Beach, recently announced that Out and About Long Beach has exceeded its charitable giving goal of $50,000. Over the last seven years, they have funded numerous Long Beach charities, with an emphasis on educational enrichment programs and providing necessities of life for needy families in Long Beach.…

Gath Insurance property wins beautification award

Signal Hill Planning Commissioner Tom Benson has chosen the property at 2199 E. Temple Avenue, where Gath Insurance is located, for the October 2008 Planning Commission Award. The insurance company has been a community business partner for 20 years at that location, in the two-story commercial office building on the corner of Temple Avenue and…