Asian tiger mosquito re-emerges in Los Angeles County

Vector ecologists from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) have positively identified samples of adult mosquitoes and eggs collected from the 1600 block of Millet Avenue in South El Monte as those of the aggressive, daytime biting Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus). Concurrently, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Many of us remember trying to gain our childhood financial independence by mowing lawns, running errands or setting up lemonade stands. When it came to the latter, Mom usually paid for the sugar and lemons (unless we had our own tree) without reimbursement; nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed exercising our entrepreneurial spirits and relished in the…

Harboring good business

[On Monday] Port of Long Beach and city officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking and lease-signing of the new Middle Harbor project. The $4.6 billion deal will create close to 15,000 new jobs and lower port pollution. The deal, with Orient Overseas Container, will grow an important relationship with a global company and transform our…

Sheltered lives saved

Stayin’ Alive Long Beach (SALB) would like to thank the Signal Tribune for its coverage [April 27] regarding [Long Beach Animal Care Services’] (LBACS) “participation in spirit” in National No-Kill Day. Thanks to your article, we have learned that the Long Beach shelter has agreed to not kill any savable animals on June 11, 2012.…

Technology and tunnels?

In many instances over the years, I have been a voice crying in the wilderness over public safety. The thin blue line is slimming down to anorexic proportions. One of the police divisions appears to be on the chopping block, considered for elimination as another cost-saving measure. New technology is being praised, but when was…

Helping L.A. through D.C.

Last week, we were back in Washington, D.C. for the County’s annual trip to the nation’s capital. As the largest county in the United States, this trip is very important to ensure that the issues facing our constituents are top-of-mind with our congressional delegation and federal officials.

First park in America named after Harvey Milk to break ground in LB

Foster, Councilmember Garcia, Stuart Milk to lead ceremony and birthday celebration Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, First District Councilmember Robert Garcia, Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Harvey Milk Promenade Park Committee will join dozens of LGBT community members at the groundbreaking for the new Harvey Milk Promenade Park on Tuesday, May…

Harbor Commission approves Desmond Bridge recommendation

Replacement project now moving into final contract negotiations The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, May 14 approved Port of Long Beach staff’s recommendation that the “best value” design-build proposal to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge was submitted by the joint venture team of Shimmick Construction Company Inc., FCC Construction S.A. and…

LBPD investigating altercation that resulted in death of male victim

On Tuesday May 8, at approximately 9pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to a local hospital regarding an adult male in critical condition who had been involved in an assault several days prior, and officers began investigating. The man was pronounced deceased on Wednesday, May 9, and the suspect believed responsible…