Holiday lighting events planned

The cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill will be ringing in the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Avenue, in Signal Hill, on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6pm. The Wireless Communication Antenna Tower Holiday Tree will be lit as Kris Kringle makes a guest appearance. Entertainment…

SHPD beefing up patrol during holiday shopping season

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will be increasing its patrol of all shopping centers and stores throughout the city during the holiday season. In addition to the increased patrol, SHPD volunteers will also be patrolling the city, looking for any suspicious activity. SHPD will be stationing unmanned police cars in some shopping centers in…

Around Town

LUNCH BUNCH The Long Beach Qingdao Sister City Association will host its 13th annual luncheon Friday, Dec. 4 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Long Beach Hilton Hotel, 701 W. Ocean Blvd., honoring Consul General Zhang Yun of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles. Special guest will be Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster.…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Although I said I would continue the saga of my recent swine flu/pneumonia experience this week with a third installment, I will instead postpone it and share a post-Thanksgiving message I received from a friendly colleague. I don’t know who originally composed this lovely piece, but I share it with love and…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Last week I wrote a bit about my adventures over the last month or so with H1N1 and pneumonia, including some information about my twelve-day hospital stay. I have been home for two weeks now and am even back to work part-time. I have great doctors, friends, family and co-workers and believe that I am…

Signal Hill’s Old Faithful?

A fire hydrant in Signal Hill was struck as a result of a minor traffic collision on Friday, Nov. 6. A driver traveling southbound on Lewis turned onto Burnett Street and into the driveway at 1015 Burnett, then hit the hydrant as he was backing out, shearing it from its base. The driver was cited…

SHPD enforcing Click It or Ticket campaign during holidays

The Signal Hill Police Department, in an effort to help bring everyone home safe for the holidays, will be aggressively enforcing the state’s seat belt and child safety seat laws during a Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place November 17-30. The campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help…