Vintage is the new ‘green’ at Sweet Treasures Home

Shop local. Minimize your carbon footprint. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Yes, yes, you say, that’s all well and good. But it’s the holidays for goodness sake! And you want to shop till you drop, don’t you? Well, thanks to a little shop in Bixby Knolls, you can indulge in your gift-giving passion without sacrificing your higher,…

Rae of Lights

Councilwoman Rae Gabelich (left), pictured with field representative Veronica Servin, helped to wrap 38 trees with holiday lights in the medians of Atlantic Avenue between Bixby Road and Claiborne. Gabelich’s staff and Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association board members joined her to get the lights hooked up before the tree lighting ceremony last Friday.

‘Green’ Gifting

Rossmoor Pastries owner addresses the Signal Hill Sustainable City Committee at his bakery. The Signal Hill Sustainable City Committee met this last week at Rossmoor Pastries, where owner Charles Feder took the group on a tour of his bakery and showed off his compressed natural gas (CNG) delivery vans and CNG filling station. The meeting…

SH City Council gives preliminary approval to parks needs assessment

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Improvements to Signal Hill Park and the development of more parks and recreational facilities moved a few inches closer to reality on Tuesday evening. That’s when the Signal Hill City Council gave preliminary approval to the recommendations of the consulting firm that spent about nine months determining how the city…

LBCC gets new Public Safety, Central Plant facility

Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts, Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, Board of Trustees President Jeff Kellogg, LBCC President Eloy Oakley, Vice Mayor Val Lerch, Board Member Roberto Uranga and Signal Hill Councilman Ed Wilson celebrate the opening of Long Beach City College’s newest building– the Public Safety/Central Plant Facility. Long Beach City College officials this week…

Around Town

DINE AND DISH Hearing Loss Association, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter, a support group offering education on coping skills and resources to help survive in a hearing world, meets at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood. Admission is free. Call for information at (562) 433-6509.…

Santa, dignitaries to appear at Wrigley Christmas parade

Wrigley’s 55th Annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 on Daisy between Pacific Coast Highway and Willow Street from 5pm to 8pm. Grand marshals will be Long Beach Mayor and First Lady Bob and Nancy Foster, as well as former mayors Eunice Sato, Tom Clark and Beverly O’Neill. Included…

General election results in LA County finalized

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan has certified and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has declared final the election results for the historic November 4, 2008 Presidential General Election. Results certification took place on Monday, December 1 and followed a 28-day detailed canvassing period involving a multitude of tasks that ensured processing…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart As a youngster I learned to loathe Columbus Day. It was not considered a school holiday and I had to suffer the annual taunts of “there she goes, the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria!” Oy, it became so predictable and tedious to hear the day-long chanting. To make matters worse, my…

CSULB named fifth most secure college in U.S.

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was deemed the fifth “most secure” university/college in the nation by Security Magazine in its annual “Security 500” rankings, published in its November issue. Only 66 universities and colleges from across the United States were recognized in the magazine’s 2008 rankings. CSULB was the top-ranked California university/college on the…

Re-purposed cargo containers available as art space

Serving as a community art space, the “Goods Gallery”is a temporary gallery and outdoor courtyard made from three re-purposed cargo shipping containers. It is located at the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Broadway in downtown Long Beach and is now open for special events, meetings and exhibits.

Message from the Mayor

by Mike Noll Signal Hill Mayor Signal Hill– Great Holiday Shopping Close to Home The holidays are here, which means it’s time to shop for gifts for our family, friends, and loved ones. Signal Hill has plenty of stores and restaurants to meet your holiday needs and is close to home. Does your family want…