SH patrols aimed at preventing violence, other illegal activities

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer A recent shooting in a nearby Long Beach park has prompted Signal Hill officials to initiate regular weekend patrols of that city’s parks in hopes of preventing violence and other illegal activities. During the Tuesday (July 6) meeting of the Signal Hill City Council, Pilar Alcivar-McCoy, director of community services,…

Richardson cleared by Congressional Standards Committee

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern After reviewing the results of a seven-month investigation by its Investigative Subcommittee, the United States Congress’s Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (CSOC) has unanimously voted to dismiss allegations against Congresswoman Laura Richardson, who represents California’s 37th District. After foreclosing a few years ago on her Sacramento home, which was…

New program to recognize LB’s green business practices

The City of Long Beach has announced a Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program designed to encourage businesses that have implemented sustainable practices to share their success stories and be recognized for going green. Local businesses may now submit an online application highlighting their green efforts. Businesses that have implemented actions that improve the environment,…

Prescription-drug discount cards available to local residents

The City of Signal Hill is reminding residents of a program to help provide them with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs. The city is making free prescription-drug discount cards available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer an average savings…

Thoughts from the Publisher

I recently had the chance to address the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce. Instead of just using my time as a shameless plug for the Signal Tribune, I chose to instead educate my audience about the differences between the elements of marketing, i.e. an advertisement vs. a press release. I even handed out information on…

Talking as a Lost Art

By Dr. Laura Schlessinger I have never understood cafes which actually catered to the “I don’t want to talk to anyone” types who hog tables and chairs for hours while they play with their laptops or Kindles or cell phones or iPads. I guess some café owners permit this (and even offer computers) in order…

Traveling with pets should be a cruelty-free experience

By Heather Moore Research Specialist PETA Foundation Planning a family getaway this summer? These tips will help you travel safely with animal companions and arrange a cruelty-free itinerary. Road-tripping with Rover can be fun, but never fly animals in an airplane cargo hold. It’s too dangerous. Many animals have been lost or harmed due to…

Where credit is due

I picked up the Signal Tribune over the weekend and was delighted to see the article about the Azerbaijani visit. However, I was disappointed to see that our organization that implemented their professional program was not mentioned at all. The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA) was responsible for arranging the meeting with Signal…

Hidden agenda?

I’m greatly concerned about agenda item #17 on the Long Beach City Council meeting agenda on July 13, 2010. Regarding this agenda item, the backup on item #17 shows a 2003 memo written to then Mayor Beverly O’Neill with numerous cost-saving options. In 2004, the City Council voted on one of those options to go from…

Local dentist seeks to teach seniors, kids about special issues related to their age

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Local schools and senior-living communities are reaping the benefits from the 2010 “Oral Healthcare Awareness Campaign” fronted by Long Beach’s David Cho, D.D.S. Cho’s dentistry firm launched the campaign to promote healthy denture care for seniors and to fight tooth decay in children. At several local senior-living facilities, Cho…

Lodge names June Elk of the Month

William “Bill” Pendleton has been selected as June Elk of the Month at the Bellflower–Long Beach Lodge No. 888. Pendleton was born in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1941. A resident of Bellflower for 65 years, Pendleton served on that city’s council for eight years beginning in 1986 and served as mayor. He retired from Southern California…

Signal Hill Summer Concerts in the Park series now underway

Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA), in partnership with the City of Signal Hill, kicked off its 2010 Summer Concerts in the Park series last Wednesday. The free concerts will be performed each Wednesday night through Aug. 11 at 6:30pm in Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave. Attendees are welcome to bring picnic baskets…