Speed limits to increase on some Signal Hill streets

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Motorists driving through some Signal Hill streets will be able to move a little faster when a new city ordinance goes into effect. During its March 2 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council unanimously passed a law increasing the speed limit on 15 stretches of roadway and decreasing the limit…

Big Sister of the Year

Signal Hill resident Lori Heller has been named The Angelitos de Oro Big Sister of the Year. She has been matched with Little Sister Valerie, age 14, for five years. Lori works as a flight attendant for American Airlines and an event coordinator for There4U Incentives. “I’ve always loved working with children. I wanted to…

Around Town

ROSIE THE RIVETER IN LONG BEACH The March 6 meeting of the Long Beach branch of the American Association of University Women will feature author Gerrie Schipske and her book Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach. Fifth District Councilmember Schipske will discuss the unprecedented number of women who came to work at the Long Beach…

Self-defense training day for families affected by cancer

Walk With Sally, a non-profit organization committed to providing mentorship programs to children of parents and siblings with cancer, had a hands-on self-defense training day at the 360 Combat Club in Signal Hill on Saturday, February 27. This free event was one of Walk With Sally’s many annual friendship-building activities for local children living with…

Behind the TV screen at CSULB

A Human Interest Story (or The Gory Details and All), by Carlos Murillo, is an unflinching portrait of a nation obsessed with voyeurism. Directed by Edgar Landa, this intriguing play opens Friday, March 5 at the Players Theater on the Cal State University, Long Beach South Campus, and runs for 15 performances, closing on Saturday,…

Lunch breaks for cyclists on Car-Free Friday

Today the public is invited to participate in Car-Free Fridays with lunch breaks for cyclists. Car-Free Fridays was launched last summer to encourage community members to use alternative modes of transportation the first Friday of every month to promote a more active, green Long Beach. The campaign aims to get more people to recognize the…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Although I am a huge movie fan, I am not one to go to the movies. In fact, I can’t remember the last one I saw at a theatre. My preference is to watch films on television, in my jammies, pausing to start a new load of laundry or grab a snack.…

In Memory of Paul Stuart Kemner

Paul Stuart Kemner died March 1, 2010 of heart failure at the age of 88 in Long Beach, California. Born April 22, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Paul moved to Long Beach in 1923 and attended Lowell Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, Wilson High and Long Beach City College. An avid surfer as a boy, Paul was…

Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces

By Jennifer E. Beaver OK, no excuses. No matter where you live, you can grow fresh vegetables. Maybe not enough to continually refill the salad bowl at Soup Plantation, but enough to enjoy a sprinkle of tangy parsley or a few tasty, bud-popping tomatoes. Go for quality, not quantity. Container gardens deliver edibles to those…