Sunny Sundie

During her recent trip to her home country of Burma, 24-year-old Sundie Zin, an interior architectural design student at Cal State University, Long Beach, purchased homes and medicine for families who had lost everything in Cyclone Nargis last May. Several relief organizations believe Burma’s military-based dictatorship downplayed the death toll, which may have reached close…

California Heights resident helps police nab burglary suspects

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Recently a California Heights resident noticed two men who looked out of place leaving a nearby yard. The woman called the police to report the incident, and the call resulted in the arrest of two young men the police suspect of committing a burglary. “Thanks to an alert resident on…

Around Town: Oct. 2, 2008

Local Events and happenings for the coming week. AFTER AGATHA The Signal Hill Library Book Club is conducting a Women of Mystery series, which will meet every first Friday through December 5 in the library meeting room at 1770 E. Hill Street. Based on the film Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective…

Reminiscing Revealed

On September 18, the Signal Tribune asked readers what they remember about the photo above. Long Beach residents Jeff Kellogg and Alan Tolkoff responded, saying: It’s the groundbreaking for Trader Joe’s. It was the former site of Lloyds furniture store. I was about to leave office so it was probably in late 2000. Rob Webb…

Marshall Place-Brayton Avenue residents discuss personal safety

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer (Part 3 in a series) The Marshall Place-Brayton Avenue Neighborhood Watch Group had its third meeting recently. Residents learned about a wide range of precautions that can enhance personal safety. “We have to combine the information we would normally present in two meetings,” Ben Offill, police services specialist, told the…

Sometimes I receive funny emails that are just too humorous to keep to myself. Local realtor Bill Miller sent this to me a while ago and I had to share it with my favorite folks– the readers of the Signal Tribune. I usually save such things to run in my column when I need to…

Christmas Tree Lane Conundrum Continues

I am writing in response to the Sept. 18 Signal [letter to the editor] written by Annie Greenfeld entitled “Christmas Conundrum.” The letter attempted to sway public opinion by “spinning” a complex civil matter into an implied criminal act allegedly carried out by the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA). As a member of the Wrigley…

Bixby Knolls neat as a pin thanks to volunteer event

More than 100 volunteers came out on Saturday, September 27 to help sweep, water trees, pull weeds, recover shopping carts and pick up trash along Atlantic Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association hosted the clean-up event with the Eighth District Council Office. Students, boy scouts, cub scouts, Bixby Knolls Strollers,…

Southern California’s drought predicted to continue or worsen

A report recently issued by the United States Climate Prediction Center indicates that Southern California’s drought will continue or intensify through at least November of 2008, which will be the fourth driest year in 114 years. Meanwhile, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners is continuing to call on Southern California cities to implement more…

Measure I’s proponents, opponents make their cases

By Robert E. Shannon Long Beach City Attorney (From www.longbeach.gov) This measure would amend the municipal code by adopting an ordinance entitled the “Long Beach Infrastructure Reinvestment Act” to raise revenue solely for the purpose of financing certain infrastructure projects. Measure I, if approved by two-thirds of the voters, would authorize the City to impose…

Spotlight on Advertisers

Alamitos Bay Yarn Company has a number of upcoming classes and special events scheduled, including a “Crayon Box Jacket Workshop,” “Trendsetter Yarn Tasting” for sampling the latest yarns, and a “Holiday Sparkle” open house. For more info, go to www.yarncompany.com or call (562) 799-8484. Alamitos Bay Yarn Company is located at 174 Marina Drive. Long…