Some good signs?

Signal Hill was the venue for two ribbon cuttings last weekend. On Saturday at 9am, Chamber of Commerce members, local dignitaries and Ross Dress for Less employees gathered at 3055 (above) California Avenue for the official grand opening of the newest business tenant for the city’s Gateway Shopping Center, joining Dollar Tree, PetCo, Home Depot…

Eye on Crime

Crimes reported by the LBPD July 15 to 20 Council Districts 6 (North of PCH) 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River & North to Del Amo Blvd.) Thursday, July 15 Search Warrant Operation 5am- Citywide Detectives from the Gang and Violent Crimes Division, SWAT, and all 4 divisional Directed Enforcement Teams served search…

Josef Levy, cancer survivor, takes command of LBPD West Division

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Josef Levy, the new commander of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) West Division, has been loved and respected by many people in that section of the city for many years. As police lieutenant, he not only enforced the law, but he attended many community meetings and events and volunteered…

Around Town

FOR FIDO AND FLUFFY On Saturday, July 17, Animal Care Services will provide animal owners with the opportunity to microchip their cats and dogs for $20 (including registration). Other services offered will be $20 dog licenses (for altered animals) and $90 dog licenses (for unaltered animals). Currently, there is no fee for cat licensing. The…

Owners of Boulevard Buick now own Cadillac dealership

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer In a move that strongly indicates confidence in a rebounding economy, the owners of the Boulevard Buick dealership in Signal Hill recently purchased the Coast Cadillac dealership in Long Beach. “Auto sales are increasing, and we just think this was a good move for us,” said Ron Charron, who is…

Reyes-Uranga speaks to Wrigley group as councilwoman for last time

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Tonia Reyes-Uranga spoke one last time as 7th District City Councilwoman at the Wrigley Association monthly meeting at Veterans Park last Monday. Before Reyes-Uranga spoke, Annie Greenfeld, former Wrigley Association president, praised her for all she had done for the Wrigley District during the last eight years. “When we needed…

Junior League hosting mixers for prospective new members

The Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB) will host three “prospective new member mixers” in July and August. All JLLB summer mixers are free to attend and start at 6:30pm. The mixers will take place: Thursday, July 22 at El Torito, 3301 Atlantic Ave.; Tuesday, August 3 at Buster’s Beach House, 166 Marina Dr.; and…

Lowenthal event shares tax info with small businesses

Scores of small-business owners and operators gathered in Long Beach last Friday (July 9) to hear tax tips from Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal and Board of Equalization members Michelle Steele and Jerome Horton. The standing-room-only crowd heard from political leaders, as well as from an array of business-tax experts from the Board of Equalization, Employment Development…

Good news

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Thoughts from the Publisher

Over the years I have attended dozens of free events sponsored by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA). One of the first was dubbed “Boot Scoot’n” and it featured a western-themed street fair with music, food, vendors and entertainment. From there on, the events became bigger and better, including a winter “snow” event that…