Around Town

REFUEL AND RECYCLE What Free E- waste recycling and fundraiser Who Millikan Rams Baseball Boosters Where Millikan High’s northeast parking lot, corner of Palo Verde and Belen When Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8am to 3pm More Info Free E-waste recycling, as well as a $5 car wash and $5 pancake breakfast. Used book collection to…

Dr. William ‘Bill’ O’Neill dies at 81

Dr. William “Bill” O’Neill, a longtime university professor and the husband of former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill, died on Oct. 24. He was 81. Honored as a “Golden Graduate” of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), William O’Neill was involved in organizing the first fraternity, known as Sigma Epsilon Chi, on campus in 1951,…

Thoughts from the Associate Publisher

by Steve Strichart Associate publisher mauled by tiger Okay. Okay. It was a baby tiger, but a TIGER just the same! So, how did this come about? As many of our readers know, Neena and I are involved in greyhound rescue. The organization Fast Friends, located in La Habra Heights, puts together an annual “good…

Taking the initiative?

Kudos to the Signal Tribune for publishing an article that cleared up a lot of misunderstandings about the Taxpayers’ Right to Know and Vote initiative. In last week’s article “Signature drive continues for proposed initiative to require two-thirds vote for taxes,” Carol Churchill, attorney and former Signal Hill mayor, responded to those misunderstandings, saying City…

A place for R&R

Yesterday (Monday, Oct. 22), in partnership with the nonprofit Long Beach design firm City Fabrick, I was proud to host the opening of our city’s newest public space– Park [D] Plaza at Frontenac Court. This new public plaza on 4th Street between Elm and Linden in the East Village Arts District is a creative, exciting…

Questioning qualifications

I just finished reading Nick Diamantides’s Oct. 19 cover article “Signature drive continues for proposed initiative to require two-thirds vote for taxes.” I am confused. The article leads you to believe all city fees, taxes, assessments, will be subject a two-thirds registered voter’s approval if the “charter change” makes it to the ballot and passes.…

General Election 2012: LA County and Long Beach measures

Sean Belk Staff Writer Registered voters, by Nov. 6, will determine the fates of two Los Angeles County measures– one that seeks to make the office of the county assessor an appointed position, rather than elected, and another that proposes to extend a previous voter-approved sales tax increase for 30 years to further fund transportation…

Meet your candidates

Among the offices on the ballot for the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election in Long Beach and Signal Hill will be the 44th and 47th districts of the United States House of Representatives, the 70th district of the California State Assembly, and the 33rd district of the State Senate. The Signal Tribune requested that each of…