Traveling Korean food truck attracts locals, visitors alike

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Though most of Signal Hill had their dinner before 9:30pm on Saturday, May 1, several citizens and visitors gathered at Quality Inn’s parking lot to line up at the Kogi food truck for theirs. Kogi is a Korean barbecue mobile establishment with four trucks roaming Los Angeles and Orange…

LBFD appoints Patalano as its new chief

City Manager Pat West announced Monday that Deputy Chief Alan Patalano has been selected as the new fire chief for the City of Long Beach. “With over 25 years in the fire service, and over 26 years as a licensed paramedic, Chief Patalano has the experience to lead the Long Beach Fire Department,” West said.…

Spotlight on Advertisers

Hill Center Optometry, 1830 Redondo Ave. Suite A in Signal Hill, will have a grand re-opening on Saturday, May 22 from 9am to 4pm. Along with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, the office will have a trunk show featuring many designers, as well as raffle prizes (for Dodgers tickets, Angels tickets and more to be announced),…

Around Town

TO YOUR HEALTH Approximately one out of every four Americans suffers with some form of a mental health challenge in his or her lifetime. Since May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with many community organizations, will conduct a “Healthy…

Thoughts from the Publisher

It’s hard to believe that we are already more than halfway through May. With time flying so quickly, I want to remind our readers that Election Day is less than three weeks away. This go ‘round we have many items on our ballots; necessary for the June 8, 2010 primary election are both partisan and…

No on Prop 17

The California Department of Insurance recently cracked down on an insurance company that has been overcharging motorists, including men and women serving in the military, for 15 years. That same company, Los Angeles-based Mercury Insurance, is bankrolling Proposition 17 on the June ballot. Mercury wants you to trust it when it says that its measure…

Neutral ground

On Thursday [May 13], I received a mailer from the campaign of Tonia Reyes-Uranga for 7th District City Council listing me as an endorsement. I was surprised and disappointed. I have NOT made any such endorsement. I have, to this point, chosen to remain neutral in the contest between Tonia and James Johnson. After the…

Cubs and Tigers and Eagles…Oh, my!

The Long Beach Area Council would like to reconnect and engage with all Eagle Scouting alumni and their families whose lives have been positively impacted by the Boy Scouts of America. We would like to invite them to come to a special Eagle Scout reunion, taking place on June 5 at the 2010 Centennial Scout-O-Rama.…

A sad farewell

As a longtime resident and current business owner in Bixby Knolls, I have fond memories of growing up as a child in this wonderful neighborhood. I can remember my friends, and I would go to the Crest Theater and get kicked out for sneaking in …going to Russell’s and sitting at their counter and ordering…

Funereal book to help fund breast-cancer treatment

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern With death comes new life. It’s been said over and over again, and it rings even truer of Long Beach funeral director Kenneth McKenzie’s latest fundraiser for KAMM Cares, a nonprofit benefiting women who are persevering through breast cancer. McKenzie, who owns and operates McKenzie Mortuary Services, 3843 E.…