Taking It to the Streets

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster assists Water Commission President John Allen in hooking up a street sweeper to the City’s first recycled water filling station. Foster and the Board of Water Commissioners recently announced that the City of Long Beach will save 13 million gallons of water each year by making the shift from potable…

Panel discusses severe shortage of affordable housing in LB

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer In Long Beach, thousands of families spend so much of their income on rent that they barely have enough to pay for the other necessities of life. Last Saturday, the League of Women voters hosted a panel discussion that focused on the complexities of solving the extreme shortage of housing…

Publishers Thoughts

We have been busy bees this week at the Signal Tribune. Not only did we create this lovely issue, we also put out a special issue commemorating the City of Signal Hill’s 85th anniversary. With deadlines of only 24 hours apart, our heads were spinning out of control keeping track of what went where. Truth…

Know where your donations are going

It is evident that the New York ASPCA [American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] is aggressively targeting Los Angeles residents for funds. Maybe you have seen the multitude of ASPCA print and web advertisements running in the local media. There are many who mistakenly believe that ASPCA is an umbrella organization that…

Health Department conducts town hall meeting to educate public

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer The Long Beach Health and Human Services Department does much more than many people realize. Last week, the department conducted a “town hall meeting” to increase the public’s awareness of its programs and to educate residents on issues pertaining to their health. About 40 people attended the meeting, which took…

Multiple churches, groups working together in food drive

Under the banner of “Mormon Helping Hands,” members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, together with other churches, organizations and school campuses, have set aside Saturday, April 25 to serve their local communities. “While church members have always been involved in community service, this is…

Around Town

GIVING MOM AND DAD A BREAK Wrigley Association and Grace Lutheran Church are offering a “Parents’ Night Out” childcare service for parents who want an evening without the kids Friday, April 17 from 6pm to 11pm at Grace Lutheran Preschool, 245 W. Wardlow Road. Pizza, snacks and a movie will be provided for children age…