Thoughts from the Publisher

I have been a pizza fan as long as I can remember. Since discovering I have celiac disease and therefore can’t eat anything made from wheat, rye, barley, malt or oats, I think having to live without pizza is the cruelest upshot of it all. Oh, I can buy gluten-free frozen pizzas from specialty stores,…

Spotlight on Advertisers

Alford’s English Gardens is moving to 1840 29th St. in Signal Hill and will soon be offering gardening classes, semi-annual plant sales, and garden accessories. For more information, visit kathyalford.com or call (562) 997-4111. Orozco’s Auto Service, 3619 Atlantic Ave., has been approved by AAA and will now be open on Sundays from 8am to…

Red Cross offering course in wilderness First Aid

The American Red Cross Greater Long Beach Chapter last week announced the release of its new Wilderness and Remote First Aid course, which is designed for scouts, outdoor enthusiasts and people who work in remote wilderness environments. The course will be taught Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 at Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave.,…

Four keys to do-it-yourself exterior painting

Painting the exterior of your home is one of the most important types of home maintenance, and while many homeowners choose to hire a painting contractor, this is one project you may be able to tackle yourself, especially if you have the time and you’re the least bit handy. By doing your own painting, you…

LB Opera announces its line-up for next season

At the finish of an acclaimed 2010 season which saw increased audience attendance, a 35-percent jump in its subscriber base, and a year of financial stability, Long Beach Opera (LBO) announces its plans for 2011. Commenting on the selections, Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek said, “Our 2011 operas have never been performed here and…

County to improve South Bay groundwater monitoring system

Supervisor Don Knabe announced today that the Board of Supervisors approved Phase 2 of the communications system for the West Coast Basin Barrier Project. This project will greatly enhance the County’s ability to protect its groundwater supply from seawater intrusion. The $3.41 million project will create an Automated Data Acquisition and Telemetry System that will…

New license plates to help ‘fix’ pet overpopulation problem

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Each year more than three million cats and dogs are euthanized nationwide, and most of those animals’ lives are brought to an end simply because there are not enough homes to take them in. Furthermore, most of the homeless pets found in shelters or on the street are the offspring…

Eggs, meat and good company

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Do not be fooled by the City of Signal Hill’s urban environment. Farm animals, like chickens, are indeed allowed. In fact, as long as the proper regulations are observed, residents may own up to 20 hens, which translates into approximately 20 eggs a day. The average chicken will lay one…