New park’s train sculpture honors Redline Electric

The City of Long Beach unveiled artist Patrick Vogel’s sculpture entitled “The Train Has Left the Station” on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Orizaba Park, 1435 Orizaba Ave. The sculpture was installed on Jan. 19 and revealed to the public during the park’s grand opening on Jan. 21.

Grandparents’ love story inspires hilltop proposal

Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Signal Hill has always been a special place for Julia Ahmadinia and Jonathan Amos. When they started dating in 2006, it quickly became one of their favorite hangout spots. Their affinity for the city on the hill took on a new significance when they learned that Jonathan’s grandparents, Vernon and Rena…

E-highways, zero-emissions truck traffic discussed for I-710 corridor project

Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer At the I-710 Long Beach Oversight Committee meeting on Jan. 17, attendees were introduced to new zero-emissions technology efforts and infrastructure from Siemens and Gateway Cities as part of a community participation status report. The meeting further explored the electrification of truck lanes and the proposed corridor project under the working…

The Campaign Trail

The filing period for Long Beach City Council seats closed on Friday, Jan. 13 at 5pm. The following incumbents and challengers have qualified as candidates in the April 2012 election: Janet Ballantyne, Mike Kamer and Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal for the 2nd district; Daryl A. Supernaw and John Watkins for the 4th district, with current…

IRS Free File now available for taxpayers

IRS Free File, which has been making taxes a little less “taxing” for a decade, opened Jan. 17. More than 33 million returns have been filed through Free File since its debut. Anyone can use Free File, either the brand-name software offered by the IRS’s commercial partners or the online fillable forms.