Deli Up!

Photo by Cory Bilicko Local dignitaries and Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce members joined Steve DeSisto and Anthony Grillo, owners of Rocco’s Deli Italiano, on Monday morning for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the restaurant’s opening. Located in Signal Hill at 2420 E. 28th St., Rocco’s opened its doors for business last month to begin bringing…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Years ago, I was introduced to the Orange County Children’s Theatre (OCCT) by a very young man by the name of Michael Montgomery. Michael would stop by our office and entertain us with a song or two from his latest play. Oh, he knew what he was doing. His plan from the…

LB among communities to benefit from Knight program

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced last week that it intends to invest $70 million over the next seven years to community foundations serving cities and towns where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The new Community Foundation Initiative will deepen the Knight Foundation’s focus on fostering informed, engaged communities. Long Beach is…

The Campaign Trail

The Write-In Val Lerch 2010 committee will have a campaign fundraiser at Phil Trani’s restaurant, 3490 Long Beach Blvd., on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. More at (562) 884-2759 and writeinvallerch.com. Long Beach City Attorney Robert Shannon, who is seeking re-election in April, has secured support from: Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley;…

SHPD to conduct DUI checkpoint

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, Jan. 15 between the hours of 8pm and 2am. The checkpoint will be located in the westbound lanes of Willow Street at Signal Parkway. The goal of the checkpoint is to make the streets of Signal Hill safer for residents…

Peace Maker award winners announced

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, The City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program and The Long Beach Weed & Seed Program have announced the Long Beach Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Maker awardees. Three award recipients will be honored at 4pm on Tuesday, January 12, at the Long Beach City Council meeting, 333 West Ocean…

Letters to the Editor

A pet project The real end to the pet overpopulation problem and its attending euthanasia rate can be brought about quite simply. By melding the laws of supply and demand with the practices of nonprofits, rapid change on a grand scale can be achieved almost immediately. Los Angeles has a glut of Chihuahuas while Denver…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Today, January 8, 2010, is a very significant day in the world of entertainment– it would have been Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday. It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since his demise in 1977– nearly 33 years ago. I wonder how his career would have changed had he not…

LBPD looking for sexual assault suspect

The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect that is wanted in connection with a sexual assault that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at approximately 8pm in the area of Cherry Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. The victim, who is in her mid-twenties, was stepping out of the shower when…

Peace Week events to honor King’s teachings

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program, The Long Beach Weed & Seed Program, and Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine have announced Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Week, from Saturday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 17. Created by Andrews, Peace Week activities are produced to promote a…