SHPD installs radar speed indicators to slow traffic

The Signal Hill Police Department recently announced the installation of two pole-mounted radar speed warning signs on Cherry Avenue, north of 21st Street. These devices are designed to remind drivers of the speed limit on the roadway by providing feedback of their speed as displayed on an LED readout. Studies have shown that devices such…

Popular Belmont Shore canine passes

After several weeks of health issues, Rosie the bulldog, the four-legged Belmont Shore icon, passed away in the early morning of Jan. 24, 2010. Community activist Justin Rudd and public-relations professional Frank Groff had welcomed the red-brindle, four-month-old English bulldog into their home in January 1998. Shortly thereafter, Rudd and Groff got their new puppy…

Letter to the Editor

Scouting help I would like to make your readers aware of an effort underway to send earthquake backpacks and children’s stuffed animals to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. An urgent race is underway to gather these supplies. Boy Scouts from all over Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Bellflower and Avalon haven taken…

Thoughts from the Copy Editor

You’d Think I’d Be Used to This Kind of Thing By Cory Bilicko Being a Southern man who relocated to So Cal almost exactly 15 years ago, my experience with seismic activity is rather limited. In fact, my earliest recollection of “California” is from an early-1970s television program about earthquakes. It showed an animated graphic…

Around Town

CALIFORNIA CLASS Rancho Los Cerritos’s 2010 lecture series will explore myths and realities in California during the period between 1821and 1848, when the state was part of the young nation of Mexico. Presentations will take place on Saturday mornings January through March, beginning at 10am; doors will open at 9:30am for light refreshments. Cost is…

The Campaign Trail

The Long Beach Democratic Club recently announced that it has endorsed Assistant City Auditor James Johnson for City Council, 7th District. “It has been an honor to work with the Democratic Club over the past ten years and to have their support in this race,” Johnson said. “I look forward to working with the Club…

CA superintendent praises LBUSD’s student data methods

In his 7th annual State of Education Address to educators, policymakers, students and parents last Friday, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell praised the Long Beach Unified School District’s use of student performance data to improve instruction. “Let me give you one great example of using data to improve instruction,” O’Connell said. “About 16…

Found Theatre getting SASSy again

Found Theatre will continue to let an ancient art form step into the modern world with its Sunday Adult Storytelling Series (SASS!), storytelling by adults for adults, on four Sundays in 2010. On Feb. 21 at 7pm, Ellaraino, the Teller of Tales, Legends, History and Personal Stories, will lead the Found’s audience on a journey…

Chocolate lovers’ dream to come true in Belmont Shore

An estimated 2,500 are expected to attend the Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival to enjoy a wide array of chocolate treats offered by nearly two-dozen Belmont Shore businesses. The culinary event will take place Saturday, Feb. 6 from 1pm to 4pm. There is no entry fee for the event– only the cost of tickets used to…

Local storm victims may qualify for tax-filing extensions

Jerome Horton, vice chairman of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), last week announced that extensions for filing, audits, billing notices, assessments and relief from subsequent penalties are available for those individuals and/or businesses impacted by the recent storms in Los Angeles County. The governor had declared a state of emergency in five California…