Hill Street house that LB wants to demolish damaged by fire

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The two vacant houses on Hill Street that sit on the boundary line between Long Beach and Signal Hill are still in limbo, but last week, on Sept. 20, one of them mysteriously caught fire. The upscale homes, which Long Beach officials want demolished, were constructed by developer Wayne Ballinger in…

UPDATE: Moratorium proposed by LB City Council will likely halt appeal on auto-title loan firm moving into Wrigley

Sean Belk Staff Writer To some Wrigley-area residents, allowing an auto-title loan firm to move into their neighborhood would create “financial blight” in an already fragile community. But representatives of the company see it differently, contesting that stopping the firm’s move would crush any chance for the vacant lot to be developed, and that the…

Swan song in the sky

On Friday, Sept. 21, the greater Los Angeles region was treated to a victory lap by the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which made a spin around California before its final stop, and new home, at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The shuttle was bolted to a 747 jumbo jet for its ultimate tour. “Last…

Using purple to stay green

A line of recyling bins sits outside Hughes Middle School Thursday afternoon, ready to be emptied. The school, along with its next-door neighbor, Longfellow Middle School, was among the winners in the Keep California Beautiful California K-12 Schools Recycling Challenge competition earlier this year. The two Bixby Knolls campuses also host free e-waste collection and…

Two men, one juvenile arrested for murder of 20-year-old

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at approximately 8:50pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to a report of gunshots in the area of 7th Street and Rose Avenue. Responding officers found an adult male lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Long Beach Fire Paramedics transported the…

Around Town

FEELING LUCKY? What Diamonds & Hearts Casino Night and Silent Auction Who Operation Jump Start Where Long Beach Marketplace, 6475 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. When Friday, Sept. 28, 7pm to 11pm More Info Operation Jump Start invites the Long Beach community to place their bets on the success of local students at the first-ever Diamond…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Quite a while back, I had made the ultimate boo-boo; I accidentally deleted everything in our business email account. When I realized what I had done, I broke out in a cold sweat and thought I was going to faint. As we all know, deleting emails immediately sends them to the Land…

“If it ain’t broke…”

I have read the Signal Hill Community First petition and tried to understand how having two-thirds of the city electorate vote to approve all new taxes, assessments, fees and bonds will improve the way the City currently conducts business and makes decisions. I don’t think a two-thirds vote of the electorate would have passed city…

SHPD to host Coffee with a Cop event for public

The Signal Hill Police Department will host a Neighborhood Substation for a Day/Coffee with a Cop event in conjunction with a public safety fair at Home Depot, 751E. Spring St. on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8am to noon. The event will be an opportunity for residents in the area to meet with officers and volunteers…