Budget balancing, business growth and community infrastructure among city problems debated during fourth district council candidate forum

Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer Balancing Long Beach’s ever shrinking budget, promoting business growth and enhancing local community infrastructure were some of the hot-topic issues discussed during the March 22 fourth district candidate forum hosted by the Stearns Park Neighborhood Association. The forum, which was conducted at Tucker Elementary School, allowed incumbent Patrick O’Donnell, who is…

Hit-and-run witness struck and killed by driver who had hit parked vehicle

On Saturday, March 24, at approximately 12:50am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue regarding a call that had initially begun as a hit-and-run incident, which police are now investigating as a murder. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives determined that a male adult driving a green Dodge…

Lowenthal bill requires CalWORKS recipients to learn English

The state Assembly will soon consider a bill by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal that would add English classes to the list of activities the state requires of direct-aid recipients. “There are about a dozen ways that CalWORKS recipients can show they’re trying to build a future,” said Lowenthal, D-Long Beach. “It seems pretty obvious to me…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart I find it refreshing that so many of our local small businesses and restaurants (including our loyal advertisers) are stepping up their efforts to offer superior customer service as well as to keep their places of business in tip-top shape. With our lousy economy, it is difficult for independent business owners to…

The meat of the matter

I was amused when I heard that the people who heard, or read, the reports on the additive “slime” in their meat products were horrified and vowed to not buy any meat product unless they are sure the product doesn’t contain any slime.

Meet your candidates

Among the offices on the ballot for the Tuesday, April 10 election in Long Beach will be City Council districts 4 and 8. Since those seats cover geographical areas that fall within its distribution area, the Signal Tribune has requested that each of the candidates seeking those seats submit information on his or her campaign,…