For hearty, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food… go vegan!

Cory Bilicko Culture Writer If you’re like my dad, you’re probably snickering as you reluctantly begin to read this… a restaurant review of (gasp!) a vegan establishment. Although Dad and I are both Southerners (and he now calls Colorado home), he lovingly (but relentlessly) refers to me as “a bleeding-heart, tofu-eating California liberal.” Well, of…

Local artists sought for Signal Hill event

Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts is now accepting applications from artists wishing to be considered for participation in its sixth annual Show & Sell Art Affair, an exhibition and sale of works by artists from Signal Hill and the surrounding communities. The event will take place from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday, Nov. 3…

School’s in

Local civic leaders and school administrators turned up Thursday morning for the official dedication ceremony for the newly built Jessie Elwin Nelson Academy– Signal Hill’s first-ever middle school. On hand for the plaque-dedication ceremony were (pictured, from left): Signal Hill Police Chief Michael Langston, Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Chris Steinhauser, Signal Hill Councilmember…

47th District congressional candidates Lowenthal, DeLong talk marriage equality, tax policy and environmental concerns at community forum

Sean Belk Staff Writer Sometimes appearing as friends and, at other moments, political foes, Democrat State Sen. Alan Lowenthal and Republican Long Beach City Councilmember Gary DeLong took aim at each other’s campaigns in a debate at the Bixby Park Community Center on Sept. 13. The candidates are vying for a seat in Congress to…

Around Town

STACK UP ON THE HILL What 3rd Annual Breakfast at the Foothill Club Who Signal Hill Historical Society Where Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Ave. When Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9am to 1pm More Info For a small donation, participants will be served a pancake breakfast as they spend time viewing a variety of presentations…