Free lecture on prostate cancer treatment offered

Community Hospital of Long Beach will host a health lecture entitled “New Prostate Cancer Treatment Options” with Dr. Robert Pugach, board-certified urologist. The event will take place Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 6:30pm to 8pm in the auditorium at Community Hospital, 1720 Termino Avenue. Dr. Pugach will discuss new minimally invasive treatment options now available for…

Applications available for Outstanding Older American

Each year, a Signal Hill resident is recognized at the Los Angeles County’s Older American Recognition Day event for their outstanding volunteer services to the community. Residents are encouraged to nominate someone in the community who they feel best exemplifies the honor. Nominees must meet the following criteria to be considered: A resident of Signal…

Message from the Mayor

Signal Hill Finances Are Stable Despite the Economy By Mike Noll Signal Hill Mayor Many cities are feeling the financial strain caused by the troubled economy. Fortunately, the City of Signal Hill’s finances are stable because of prudent financial management and the economic development programs that have placed the City in a position to weather…

Found Theatre offers stand-up, minus the drink minimum

The Found Theatre will host another line-up of top comedians at this month’s Last Sunday Stand-Up, hosted by Comedy Central star Jackie Kashian and comedian/writer Joe Wilson. January’s featured comedians are Andy Kindler, Andrew Donnelly, Heather Thompson, Billy Lyday and Brody Stevens. The shows are suited for ages 16 and older. Tickets are $10. And…

Breakfast to incorporate various religious traditions, cultures

A crowd of 1,000 is expected to welcome keynote speaker Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), at the 18th Annual Interfaith/Intercultural Breakfast on Tuesday, February 24, at 7:30am at the Long Beach Convention Center – Grand Ballroom. Edelman has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional…

Wild and Wily Coyote

The above photo was taken near California Avenue and Cartagena Street on the afternoon of Wed. December 30. The animal was first seen on Tehachapi, near California, then went down the alley to Burlinghall Drive. There he chased a smaller animal, perhaps a cat, into a front yard, but apparently the animal escaped. The canine…

Lawsuit filed against planned 5-story senior housing project

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer An opponent of Temple Beth Shalom’s plan to construct a five-story senior assisted living facility in Bixby Knolls has filed a lawsuit to stop the project from moving forward. The opponent, Jim Hannigan, filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on December 15 “in pro per,” which means he…

Kindergarten fests to prepare kids, parents for school

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services’ Early Childhood Education Committee, in collaboration with the Long Beach Unified School District, will host three free Kindergarten Festivals during the months of January, February and March 2009 for parents whose children will enter kindergarten in the Fall of 2009. The festivals will provide…

Work to soon begin on video depicting SH’s redevelopment

By NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Many people do not realize that their local redevelopment agency plays a vital role in improving the quality of life, and assuring adequate revenues for the city’s general fund. Now, Signal Hill officials are hoping to show residents the long list of benefits brought to them by the Signal Hill…