Postal service moves ahead with plans to close processing center in LB
Some first-class mail service switches from overnight to two-day delivery

Sean Belk Contributing Writer In recent months, the United States Postal Service started implementing changes to first-class mail service in which mail delivered outside of a specific service area now arrives in two days rather than overnight, according to postal service officials. The new standards come as a harbinger to major cutbacks to postal operations…

Two arrested for burglary at antique store in Signal Hill

On Sunday, Aug. 19, at approximately 5:17pm, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers were dispatched to the Long Beach Antique Mall, located in the 1800 block of Freeman Avenue, for a robbery in progress. When officers arrived, an employee was detaining one of the suspects inside the store, and a second suspect was reported to…

Marijuana dispensary​ owner arrested; cha​rges pending

The Long Beach Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT), and the State of California Franchise Tax Board, has made an arrest of an individual after a large scale one-and-a-half-year financial investigation relating to an illegal marijuana dispensary, which also resulted…

Around Town

MY BIG FAT GREEK FESTIVAL What 63rd annual Greek festival and cultural event Who Sea and Cultural Event Where Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado St. When Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3 from noon to 9pm More Info There will be Greek food and desserts, wine and…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Although the following is funny as heck, and I am writing it as if it really happened to me, it is NOT a true story. I took most of it from a Facebook posting from a well-known gal-about-town who also claims to have plagiarized the tale. I have elaborated on it to…

More to ‘Know’

In August 24th’s letter to the editor, the Civil Service Commissioner questioned: Is the right to vote on new city taxes for Signal Hill residents worth the cost to put that question on the ballot? Know and Vote provides the opportunity for Signal Hill voters to answer that question for themselves.

An attitude of gratitude

Please let Nick know how much all of us here at AR&C (Advocacy for Respect and Choice-Long Beach) love his article [“Local organization provides job training and employment to intellectually disabled persons,” Aug. 24]. Volunteers, staff, family members and of course our program participants are thrilled with it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Picture perfect

Just read the Signal and wanted to say a big “thank you” for the wonderful job with the photos and story on the Everyday Joy exhibit [“Signal Hill gallery to exhibit photographs taken with disposable cameras by orphans in India,” Aug. 24, 2012].

Party with a purpose

After several weeks of planning…we created and hosted a “Back to the ‘80s” luau block party and community food drive for the Long Beach Rescue Mission on Aug. 11 at the 400 block of West 31st Street. It was a huge success, with nearly 300 attendees soaking up the sun, fun, food and music, [and…