Thoughts from the Publisher

Many famous people have stuttered- Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and even George Washington. Although I am quite a chatterbox, I too have a bit of a stutter. It started in about 4th grade. I pretty much learned to live with it- that is until I had a nearly silencing flare-up 14 years ago. I was…

Letters to the Editor

Hang in There As I left Hermosa Beach last Thursday, on my way to meet a friend for lunch at Cafe Bixby, I realized I was going to be early. I thought to myself, no problem- it’s Thursday- Signal Tribune Day, and I remembered that Cafe Bixby always gets a stack. And so I sat…

Proposed north LB warehouse-distribution facility arouses concern

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer A real estate/development company is planning to convert the vacant Robertshaw Controls Company industrial building to a warehouse and distribution center. Community activists are hoping to stop it from happening. The industrial property is located at 100 W. Victoria in North Long Beach, adjacent to Colin L. Powell Academy for…

CSULB to host Chrysanthemum Show in Japanese Garden

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will host its annual Chrysanthemum Show on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can take pleasure in tasting fine Japanese teas as they stroll through the garden…

Message from the Mayor

Update on the New City of Signal Hill Police Station Police Chief Tom Sonoff and Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt continue to work with the Police Station Project Management Team to complete the construction plans for the City’s new 21,500 square-foot police station. The construction drawings are expected to be completed early next year. The…

State assembly candidates to appear on Straight Talk

State Assembly candidates Gabriella Holt (Republican) and Bonnie Lowenthal (Democrat) are the guests on this week’s edition of Straight Talk on Charter Cable Channel 3. The discussion includes the state budget crisis, their positions on Propositions 8 and 11, the need to improve air quality while providing for Port infrastructure upgrades, and the need for…

Education leaders endorse Bonnie Lowenthal for Assembly

Local leaders in the education field have announced their endorsement of Bonnie Lowenthal for State Assembly, noting that her years as a reformer school board member, college-level instructor and education consultant make her the most effective advocate for the children of the 54th District. “Even in these trying economic times, I am confident that Bonnie…

Esquire magazine endorses Mathews in current issue

Esquire magazine has endorsed Congressional candidate Peter Mathews in its current November issue. The article entitled “Esquire Endorses America” lists various candidates running for public office around the United States that the magazine officially supports, including presidential candidate Barack Obama, for the upcoming November election. Mathews (D), who is running against incumbent Laura Richardson (D)…

LBUSD again honored among the best urban school districts

The Long Beach Unified School District, recognized for the fourth time as one of the top urban school districts in the nation, will receive $250,000 in scholarships, for graduating high school seniors next year. as a finalist for the 2008 Broad (rhymes with “road”) Prize for Urban Education. The scholarships were announced today during an…

Around Town

‘TIS THE SEASON For those 16 to 24 years old looking for seasonal employment, there will be a hiring event today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network’s Youth Opportunity Center, 3447 Atlantic Avenue. Get ready for the event by attending a Work Readiness Workshop today from 3:30 p.m.…

Target makes donation to SHPD’s Explorer Program

Photo Credit: Cory Bilicko/Signal Tribune Signal Hill Police Department Explorers Daniel Gomez, 18, and Eden Jurado, 20, hold the check for $1,000 donated by Target. Also pictured are representatives of the Bixby Knolls Target store and members of the SHPD. Last Thursday, Target donated $1,000 to the Signal Hill Police Department’s Explorer program, which gives…

2,000 pounds of cranberries coming to L.A.

This month, Ocean Spray will showcase the natural treasure of its cranberry bogs- displaying the ruby-colored gems in urban areas throughout America. Bringing to life the breathtaking experience of the cranberry harvest, Ocean Spray’s Bogs Across America events will transform landmark sites in New York City, Los Angeles and Foxboro, Mass. into a sea of…

Boy Scout Blitz

The Long Beach Area Boy Scout Council has just kicked off their annual Popcorn Blitz. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts all over Long Beach, Lakewood, Catalina and Bellflower are starting to go door-to-door or are staking their claims at the fronts of grocery stores selling popcorn to fund their scouting activities. In addition to selling…

Governor signs whistleblower protection into CA state law

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law “whistleblower” protection legislation authored by Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby and strongly supported by Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud. Assembly Bill 2001 ensures that city and county auditors and controllers can protect the identity of employees or citizens who use hotlines or websites with tips of fraud or…