Increased noticing requirements now in effect for development hearings

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Last October, a small group of community leaders met with Long Beach Planning Department staff to voice their concerns about what they said was the city’s failure to require adequate notice of public hearings for developments that would significantly impact surrounding neighborhoods. It took about nine months for the city…

Around Town

A NIGHT WITH THE KNIGHTS The Knights of Columbus Annual Past Grand Knight and New Officers Installation Dinner will take place on Friday, Aug. 21 at 7pm in the private dining room at El Torito Restaurant, 33rd and Atlantic Avenue. The fare is $20 per person and includes a Mexican fiesta buffet, soft drinks and…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Six months from Monday we will be celebrating ten years of publishing the Signal Tribune as you now know it. Steve and I are proud of our weekly product and give all the credit for our longevity and success to our brilliant staff, loyal advertisers and supportive readers.

Letters to the Editor

Is the Grass Greener? At a recent neighborhood meeting on my block, I learned that there were EIGHTEEN so-called “medical marijuana pharmacies” within walking distance of my home, more than in any other neighborhood in Long Beach! I think it is very unhealthy to have so many of these facilities in a neighborhood so close…

LBCC, CSU agreement offers new scholarship support and transfer options for students

Long Beach City College (LBCC) President Eloy Ortiz Oakley and California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) President Dr. Mildred García signed a new “Pathways to Success Pledge” at LBCC’s annual College Day ceremony last week which marks a new partnership between the institutions to increase transfer success and bachelor’s degree attainment for LBCC students. “The…

LB Rec announces new schedule of classes

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine has more than 450 classes, adult sports leagues and aquatics programs scheduled from September through December 2009. These programs provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction and learning, and growth and relaxation for ages preschool to adults 50-plus. You and your family are encouraged to get involved and…

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Focuses on the Younger Set

By Tessa St. Marie Editorial Intern As humans, we are often struck with pertinent and vital quandaries. Quandaries like, are loofahs edible? How many plastic bags are used each year? Why is Philo T. Farnsworth famous? Questions like these and more can be answered in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Volume 3.