Lowenthal, CHP to offer free child car seat check

An incorrectly installed car seat puts children at risk in accidents. Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal and the California Highway Patrol will offer a free car-seat safety check on Saturday, March 3. The service will be offered from 9am to 1pm in the Target store parking lot, located at 950 E. 33rd St. in Signal Hill. Appointments…

SHPD reports drop in violent crime, increase in property crimes

In a press release issued Monday, the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) reported a 20-percent drop in violent crime within Signal Hill in 2011. SHPD Police Chief Michael Langston pointed out, however, that in a city the size of Signal Hill, large percentage changes in annual crime rates often amount to a difference of just…

The Campaign Trail

The North Long Beach Community Action Group will host a forum for Long Beach City Council 8th district candidates on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 5pm to 7pm at the Expo Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave. Doors will open at 4:30pm.

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart We are now counting down to Valentine’s Day, and, with just four days to go, Signal Tribune readers also need to remember to participate in the Sweetheart Sweepstakes. The promotion started last week and runs again in this week’s paper on pages 6 and 7.

Good government in lean times

By James Johnson, 7th District Long Beach Councilmember Like many other cities, Long Beach has faced several financial challenges in recent years. While many residents struggled with a difficult economy, our city government also suffered from the recession.