In-N-Out coming to SH, but plans delayed

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer An In-N-Out drive-thru restaurant is definitely coming to Signal Hill, but plans for its development have been slightly delayed. The Signal Hill City Council had scheduled a public hearing for its Dec. 15 meeting to consider granting a conditional-use permit for the development and operation of the establishment, but the…

From the Ground Up

Longfellow Elementary School’s playground transforms itself every Sunday into the setting for Long Beach’s newest farmers market. Made possible through a grant from the Connected Corridor Project, the California Heights Certified Farmers Market is open Sundays from 9am to 2pm at the northwest corner of California Avenue and Bixby Road. Managed by Kelli Johnson, the…

Reaching out

By Neena Strichart Publisher Christmas came early Sunday evening for four local families as part of Signal Hill Police Department’s Christmas Outreach. Patrol cars, classic cars and SUVs filled with presents and volunteers caravanned around town to deliver gifts and food. With the help of the three elementary schools in Signal Hill (Signal Hill Elementary,…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart During my more than 50 years, I have participated in and witnessed a host of fashion trends and fads. Most of my female contemporaries remember donning mini skirts, shag haircuts, mood rings and Nehru jackets. Looking back, I giggle at some of those short-lived styles. What the heck were we thinking with…

Spotlight on advertiser: Abrams & Clark Pharmacy

Abrams & Clark continue tradition of the community pharmacy Abrams & Clark Pharmacy has been serving the local community for more than 70 years, and John Sykora has been the owner/operator/pharmacist for over 30 years. The community pharmacy has enjoyed doing business in Long Beach throughout the years but has decided it’s time to extend…

Chestnuts roasting on a trashcan fire

By Kelly Nielsen Staff Writer I proclaim to be unofficially qualified as an authority on the musical RENT. Last Saturday was my seventh occasion to attend a live production of RENT since the Off-Broadway premiere in 1996 (I also have the music CD and DVD). The first time I saw RENT was at the Ahmanson…

TV tries to kill the radio stars in ‘Lutz Radio Hour’

By Cory Bilicko Entertainment Writer Long Beach Playhouse’s Lutz Radio Hour is a perfect holiday show for audiences who like a strong dose of nostalgia infused into their seasonal entertainment. Unfortunately, those seeking an engaging plot, distinctive character goals or refined storytelling should stay home and watch It’s a Wonderful Life. Set on Christmas Eve…

Garden Variety: I’m dreaming of a potted Christmas

By Jennifer E. Beaver If ever there was a year for homemade presents from the garden, kitchen or craft table, this is it. My giftable plants go in pots this week, and the baking is underway. With peppermint chocolate bars and oatmeal scotchies lining the pantry and dozens of snickerdoodles, peanut blossoms and almond bars…

Around Town

SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff will offer a holiday workshop to teach participants Gyotaku, the ancient art of Japanese fish printing, Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9:30am to noon in the marine laboratory. After a brief introduction, participants will select from a variety of local fish, paints, and brushes that will be provided…

Letters to the Editor

Foster cares It’s my pleasure to invite you to join me at the 2010 State of the City on Jan. 12, 2010. Last year’s State of the City was a great success and I hope you will be able to join me this year at the Terrace Theater for this free event. City of Long…