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Signal Hill Petroleum recently invested in high-tech seismic trucks that carry mobile technology capable of detecting pockets of oil deep underground. The vehicles, which have “monster truck” wheels, are being used to detect if indeed there are millions of gallons of crude oil in as-yet-undiscovered reservoirs deep in the ground beneath Signal Hill and Long…

SHPD welcomes new officer to its ranks

The Signal Hill Police Department has welcomed a new officer to its force. Brian P. Johnson began his employment with the department on July 7. After Johnson graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree of science in finance/real estate and law in 1995, he entered into ownership of Tuttle Cameras in…

Community Hospital announces new board chair

Nancy Myers, owner of The Lock Shop in downtown Long Beach, will serve as the new chair of the Community Hospital of Long Beach (CHLB) board of directors, for Fiscal Year 2009-2010. Joining Myers on the executive committee are: Vice Chair Craig Dougherty; Treasurer Norm Rasmussen; Secretary Dr. Shirley Naret; Immediate Past Chair Dennis C.…

SHPD inviting public to spend ‘Night Out’

On Tuesday, August 4, the Signal Hill Police Department will be hosting its sixth National Night Out at Reservoir Park from 5pm to 8pm. National Night Out is an event that is celebrated nationwide, with a focus on unifying the community with an ultimate goal of crime prevention. The event is free, and everyone is…

SH finally succeeds in acquiring land for new police station

Elise McCaleb, the city’s redevelopment and economic development manager BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer After about a year of complicated legal procedures, the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency has finally succeeded in getting the title deed to a four-acre site on Walnut Avenue just north of 27th Street that city officials hope will be the location…

Around Town

FOSTERING LITTLE BOOKWORMS The Signal Hill Library, 1770 E. Hill St., is inviting kids to celebrate the arts this 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. ALL…

Letter to the Editor

Practicing what’s preached I read with interest Congresswoman Laura Richardson’s compliments to facilities in Signal Hill operated by Signal Hill Petroleum. The congresswoman remarked that: “Everything is painted and landscaped well…They are very thoughtful of the surrounding neighborhoods and go to great lengths to make sure that their operations do not inconvenience the people who…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart A couple of months ago my friend and coworker Barbie received tragic news that her nephew 13-year-old Alex had a serious trampoline accident. Poor Barbie was scared to death and tried to comfort her sister Nancie as the family feared the young man had broken his neck and would be paralyzed. Circumstances…

Local media panelists agree on role of community groups, ad revenue in newspapers’ success

Representatives of four news media outlets who discussed how their publications impact local communities included (from left) Paul Eakins, Bill Pearl, Neena Strichart and Harry Saltzgaver. BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer What the news media report and how they report it can significantly impact the public’s perception of issues and events. Last Sunday afternoon, representatives…

Hot Wheels

The 4th Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show took place last Saturday with 150 cars and a “Speed Expo” featuring 25 vintage top-fuel dragsters and power boats. Thousands showed up to stroll the newly paved Atlantic Avenue to check out the cars, listen to live music, and enjoy some treats on a perfect…

LB delegates to attend environmental summit in Japan

Poly High School teacher Stuart Jones and students Divya Kernik (standing) and (seated, from left) Suzie Chhouk, Sarah Paset and Samantha Liberman will represent Long Beach at the 2009 Environmental Summit in Yokkaichi, Japan, in August. Four Long Beach students and a teacher were selected as the city’s delegation to the 2009 Environmental Summit in…

Quilters gather for international festival in LB

By Tessa St. Marie Editorial Intern Quilters will be back in town next weekend for the International Quilt Festival/Long Beach. From Thursday, July 23 to Sunday, July 26, quilters and quilting enthusiasts of all ages, shapes, and sizes are expected at the Long Beach Convention Center for “the world’s fair of quilts” to partake in…