SH approves operation agreement for planned waste transfer station

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer The solid-waste transfer station approved by the Signal Hill City Council last summer moved one step closer to reality Tuesday night, when the council approved a facility operation agreement between the city and EDCO Disposal Company, known locally as Signal Hill Disposal. The planned transfer station will be constructed on…

A Garden of Earth-y Delights

With District 8 Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga’s and District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews’s hands leveraging giant, red-handled scissors, the Wrigley Community Garden at 1950/1960 Henderson Avenue got growing last Saturday with a well-attended plant and bake sale. Blooming on the site of two former drug houses, the 39-plot garden is expected to transform the neighborhood…

Around Town

FOSTERING LITTLE BOOKWORMS The Signal Hill Library, 1770 E. Hill St., is inviting kids to celebrate the arts through its summer reading program. During July, August and September, the library will explore music, theater, painting, literature and other fine arts. Children can win prizes for reading too. Call the library at (562) 989-7323. GRILLIN’ AND…

MTW brings man-eating plant to Carpenter Center for one more weekend

Audrey II (Michael A. Shepperd, voice, and James Gruessing, puppeteer) and Seymour (Danny Gurwin) perform “Get It.” The story follows a meek down-and out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing…

Thoughts from the Publisher

I love to watch old movies. One of my favorite themes is homefront happenings during war time. Some films that I have especially enjoyed are Gone With the Wind, Two Girls and a Sailor, On the Town and a couple of the Andy Hardy pictures starring Mickey Rooney. Seems that “back then,” folks really rallied…

Commentary: “Learning to Write”

I am taking a creative writing class so I can learn how to write. It feels funny to write this because I have always been a writer. I spent more than 20 years as a journalist, published a book and contributed numerous essays to the Signal Tribune. But something happened to me about a month…

Letter to the Editor

Seeking bookworms We are so excited about our new St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store (2750 Pacific Coast Highway). It’s big, bright and clean. We haggle over furniture prices and always have color tags on sale items to identify clothing bargains even though most clothing is priced at 99 cents to $4.99. We have just…

Kidnapping, sexual-assault suspect at large

The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for the sexual assault and kidnapping of two women that occurred in the area of Cherry Avenue and Anaheim Street. On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at approximately 10pm, the suspect drove his vehicle next to the victim who was walking…