Uranga elected chair of ACCT

Long Beach Community College District Trustee Roberto Uranga has been elected to serve as the chair of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Uranga was elected last weekend at the annual Community College Trustee Leadership Congress in Dallas, Texas.

Thoughts from the Publisher

Neena Strichart Publisher We’ve all heard about the struggles facing small, medium and large businesses during these tough economic times. Some are barely hanging on while others are getting creative and expanding or “tweaking” their merchandise or services. Lots of folks are finding innovative ways to meet even more of their patrons’ needs. I’ve heard…

Our parks need good neighbors too

Albert Guerra Long Beach Park and Recreation Commissioner The little orphaned, homeless and nameless park mentioned in “Thoughts from the Publisher” in last week’s Signal Tribune was put in by the City of Long Beach as part of a new bicycle path and green belt space called the P & E Right-of-Way Park. The new…

Job summit to focus on long- and short-term strategies

Ninth District Councilmember Steven Neal is inviting the public to the Long Beach Job Summit, entitled “ Getting Back To Work: A Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach,” at Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Dr. The purpose of the summit is to facilitate a conversation on responsible job creation in Long Beach. Discussion topics include…

Long Beach party planner brings an enchanted twist to tea parties

Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer Donning a pink fairy dress, butterfly-inspired wings and a flower crown, 4-year-old Morganne Craig is sipping tea and enjoying mini sandwiches with 10 other fairy friends at her very own enchanted tea party. While most children opt for a Chuck-E-Cheese trip or Disney-themed birthday celebration, these little girls are being transported…

LB Historical Society plotting its next cemetery tour

The Historical Society of Long Beach will present its 16th annual historical tour of the two oldest cemeteries in the city on Saturday, Oct. 29. This year, graveside stories will commemorate several important centennial anniversaries: the Port, the first transcontinental flight, women’s voting rights in California, the Long Beach Day Nursery and the formation of…

Art of the Matter

Artist Laura Mae Dooris recently relocated from Tampa, Florida to Bixby Knolls. Originally from the metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan, she graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a bachelor of fine arts in December 1999.

Being realistic about food choices

Carol Berg Sloan RD Nutritionist We eat every single day, but do we celebrate eating well on a daily basis? Sadly, most Americans don’t. That’s part of the reason the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) officially named Monday, October 24 “Food Day.” Does this mean eat all you can? No. Instead, it…