Sky Gone Awry

Signal Hill’s “Tribute to Roughnecks” statue overlooking smoke-filled skies last Saturday. Despite being more than 30 miles from the closest wildfire, Long Beach is among cities that, although in no imminent danger of being directly affected by the fires themselves, are most affected by smoke that is propelled by wind. Los Angeles County public health…

LB neighborhoods at odds with canine mistaken as coyote

By CAROL THOMPSON Special to the Signal Tribune There is fear festering on the streets of Los Cerritos and Virginia Country Club, and some residents are arming themselves for protection. “Neither children nor pets are safe…We are under attack,” says Harry Pope, who is cautioning neighbors to “take a stick or other ‘weapon’ along when…

Reminiscing…..

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Gymnastics academy moving back to Signal Hill

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer After several years in Long Beach, the American Gymnastics Academy is coming back to Signal Hill. Last week, the Signal Hill City Council approved a negative declaration and zoning ordinance amendment that will allow the facility to relocate to an area designated primarily for light industry.

Backing Up Equality

Hundreds of people attended a rally outside Long Beach City Hall last Saturday to urge the overturning of Prop 8, the Nov. 4 ballot proposition that amended California’s Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between one man and one woman. Planned as a “peace rally and wed-in,” the event was one…

Around Town

MOTOR ON OVER The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Community Happy Hour will take place today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bixby Business Center, 4401 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor. Special guest speaker will be Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, speaking on “Toyota Grand Prix:…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart So many changes are taking place in our retail corridors. Through the years we’ve seen our local small, medium and large businesses open, close, move and sometimes just change their names. One very recent happening is the relocation of Alsace Lorraine Bakery in Bixby Knolls. After decades of providing us with homemade…

Commentary– Election Reflection

By Christopher Anderson Age 12 It was November 4 and I was happy when I woke up because it was a historic moment. Today was the day either a woman was elected vice president or a black man was elected president. I went with my mom to the polls to vote before going to school.…

Alley paved to address complaints of nuisance behaviors

In response to neighborhood complaints, the Long Beach Department of Community Development has used federal Community Development Block Grants to pave an alley at the rear of 1600 E. Pacific Coast Highway The block-long alley is located south of Pacific Coast Highway between Walnut and Gaviota avenues. The location has been a gathering point for…

Tree lighting to usher in holiday season

The cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill are inviting the public to attend the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 3 at 6 p.m., at Discovery Well Park, located at 2200 Temple Avenue. To celebrate the start of the holidays, the Wireless Communication Antenna Tower Holiday Tree will be lit. Kris Kringle will…