Long Beach Poly student witnesses history unfold

By Imy Tabaquin-Fruto Special to the Signal Tribune Joshua Fruto, a freshman at Long Beach Poly’s PACE program, was invited to attend the Presidential Inauguration by a leadership program called People to People Student Ambassadors. As an alumnus of this leadership program, Fruto earned an exclusive invitation. He joined a select group of students from…

Long Beach moves forward on fine-tuning its 2030 plan

Craig Beck, the City of Long Beach’s director of development services, spoke at the 2030 Visioning Meeting held at Veterans Park on Monday night. BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer What will Long Beach look like in the year 2030? Where will new high-rise, high-density apartments and condominiums be located? What new features will be incorporated…

Around Town

WHAT NOT TO EAT Family Outreach Counseling Services is offering affordable seminars as an outreach to the community on Thursdays from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Bixby Business Center 4401 Atlantic Ave, Ste 200. The cost is $20 per person and the seminars are all taught by professional people. Visit www.seminarsforgrowth.org for more info or…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Today is the kick-off for our 14th Annual Sweetheart Sweepstakes. With this promotion, our readers cut out entry coupons that appear during the next two weeks in the Signal Tribune and take them to any or all of the 24 participating advertisers to enter the drawings for our fantastic prize packages. Check…

Cabrillo Aquarium giving whale-watching tours

Pacific Gray Whales, the state marine mammal, will be migrating along California’s coast from January to the end of March. This is an opportunity to view these majestic creatures with Cabrillo Whalewatch Program’s naturalists by your side. More than 120 trained naturalists will take to the seas aboard whale-watching boats from Spirit Cruises and 22nd…

Feinstein’s office seeking students to work as interns

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Los Angeles office is looking for highly motivated college students for internship positions for the winter, spring, and summer sessions. Interns support the field representatives and staff assistants in drafting memos to the senator, scheduling or attending meetings with staff, handling constituent letters, conducting background research, making phone calls, processing document requests,…

DAR recognizes historical essay winners, good citizens

Left to right: Carole Smith, Carol Sapp, Chavonne Whaley, Jessica Connors, Shellbi Malone, Luis Preciado, Regent Carol Bachand and Marilyn Boone. On Sunday, January 18, the Susan B. Anthony Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) of the greater Long Beach area held their annual award program to recognize the fifth-…

Gallery to explore opposing emotions through exhibit

Picture This Gallery, 4130 Norse Way, will host its annual “Love/Hate” Art and Poetry Exhibit Jan. 31 through Feb. 28 in honor of the two most passionate emotions a person can feel. Through paintings, sculpture, photography, poetry/spoken word or song, various artists are sharing their feelings through art. An artist reception will take place Saturday,…