Major contractor quits work on SH Police Station construction site

CJ Dablo Staff Writer The general contracting company responsible for building Signal Hill’s police station suddenly stopped construction last week with little explanation, City officials confirmed at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting and in interviews this week. Irvine-based FTR International gave no real warning to the City that it would abandon work on an estimated contract…

Homeless male veterans have place of refuge in Villages at Cabrillo

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Homeless male veterans are often plagued by a sense of hopelessness and a feeling that the country they defended has now abandoned them. One organization that aims to change that scenario is the U.S. Veterans Initiative (U.S. Vets), which currently manages 11 veterans-assistance centers throughout the United States.

LB Vice Mayor Lowenthal to create group to study other cities’ marijuana ordinances

Vice Mayor and Second District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal recently announced that she intends to create a working group made up of resident and business groups, medical marijuana dispensary representatives, the Long Beach city attorney and city prosecutor, city staff and others to research and evaluate ordinances in other jurisdictions and make recommendations following a review…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Today is quite the milestone for us here at the Signal Tribune. Exactly 12 years ago, we published our first issue of The Signal under the ownership of the Stricharts. Two years earlier, the former publisher/owner, Tom Allen, closed the doors on the publication with little fanfare. He ran the paper for…

Reading, writing and reasonableness

This afternoon at 4:10pm, I was coming back from Costco on Orange Avenue. When I got to 33rd and Orange, I observed a school crossing guard sitting in a chair. So “what is unusual about that?” you say, as that is the corner where Burroughs [Elementary School] sits. The problem for me is that Burroughs…