Skatepark to host first BMX and skateboarding competition

The first Jeffery Dempsey Jr. Memorial AM Jam will feature a BMX and skateboarding competition with food and prizes on Saturday, July 28 from 11am to 5pm at McBride Skatepark, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. The event will promote BMX and skateboarding safety both in and out of skateparks and support skateparks as bully-free…

EDCO establishes fat, oil and grease collection program

EDCO waste-collection and recycling company has established a free fat, oil and grease (FOG) collection program at its transfer station located at 2755 California Ave. in Signal Hill. Through the new program, residents of the region will now have a safe and more environmentally friendly option for disposing of their household FOG.

Gritty Macbeth bewitches audiences at Long Beach Playhouse

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer William Shakespeare had more than an Elizabethan gift of gab. Few would argue his plays feature some of the richest dialogue ever written. What is less commonly noted but equally impressive is his extraordinary insight into human nature. Macbeth is a tragic drama remarkable for its exceptional display of both…

The books of summer

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist Visit any retail store, and the displays will try and convince you that summer is nearly over with bikinis on sale, school clothes front and center. But according to my calendar, summer still has two months to run. Still time to squeeze in some relaxed reading with feet up and iced…

Man shot and killed by girlfriend in SH home

Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers found a 59-year-old man deceased in his upstairs bedroom located at 2100 Block Sea Ridge Dr., in Signal Hill on Monday, July 23 at approximately 8:30pm. According to the SHPD, his girlfriend, 38-year-old Rachel Ann Roberts, had shot him above the torso.

Man succumbs after shooting on South Street

On Monday, July 23, 2012, at approximately 11:19pm, a shooting occurred in the 400 block of South Street that resulted in the death of an adult male. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered lying on the sidewalk a man who had been struck by gunfire in the upper body. He was transported to…