Letter to the Editor

Dear Signal Tribune, We want to commend you, and those who work for the Signal on keeping our paper going, even your friends and others, who helped. You truly are the heartbeat of the community, especially the business. Your heart just kept on beating, through all the disaster you faced. Amazing. We would hate to…

Counter-demonstrators outnumber demonstrators

All of Long Beach should be extremely proud of the faculty, staff and students (especially the students) of Long Beach’s Woodrow Wilson High School for the composed manner in which they “confronted” the out-of-state haters from Westboro Baptist Church Protests (WBC) on the afternoon of Feb 19th at the intersection of 10th Street and Ximeno…

How to parent boys

The public is invited to hear media literacy expert Jackson Katz, Ph.D., discuss “Parenting Boys: 21st Century Changes and Challenges” at Westerly School, 2950 East 29th Street, on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 6pm. Parents of both boys and girls are encouraged to attend the presentation. Topics to be addressed include: violence in media and…

Recently acquired property slated for affordable housing

The Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency recently completed the acquisition of 2185-87 Walnut Avenue and 1456-1590 E. Hill Street with low- to moderate-income housing funds. Located two blocks from City Hall, the 1.41-acre site is proposed for affordable housing. Redevelopment agencies are required to use 20 percent of its monies for the provision of affordable housing.…

Winter Workshops at Rancho Los Alamitos

In the first of the winter workshops, Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 East Bixby Hill Road, will join with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works to host “Go Green, Grow Green,” a free smart gardening workshop on Saturday, February 27 from 10am to noon. Guests will learn about backyard composting, worm composting, water-wise…

The Campaign Trail

The Long Beach Chamber Political Action Committee (LBACC-PAC) board of directors has unanimously endorsed Mary Stanton for re-election to the Long Beach Unified School District School Board to represent District 1. Stanton has served nearly two decades on the Board of Education. “Mary is a strong leader when it comes to standing up against Sacramento…

Classroom discussions inspire student to take action

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer In December and January, the students at New City School, a public charter school in Long Beach, learned about such legendary figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Ruby Bridges. Inspired by both the human rights discussions at school and the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti,…

Garcia proposes LB as Google broadband test city

First District Councilmember Robert Garcia has introduced a motion that could bring the world’s fastest Internet connections to Long Beach. Google, famous for its exhaustive, free search engine, has announced plans to offer broadband service that will be 100 to 1,000 times faster than currently available high-speed Internet, and the California company will test the…