Voting begins for Nov. 6 General Election

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) has begun issuing vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election. The first mailing of the ballots includes a record-breaking 1.1 million vote-by-mail ballots sent out to all permanent vote-by-mail voters; 24 percent of registered voters in the county are now subscribed as such voters. Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean…

Saltzgaver appointed to Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners

The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to confirm longtime Long Beach resident Harry Saltzgaver as the newest member of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners. Saltzgaver, who was appointed to the position by Mayor Bob Foster, replaces former Commissioner Bill Townsend, who recently moved out of the city and was no…

Around Town

NEED A JOB? What Long Beach Airport Concessions Job Fair Who Long Beach Airport Where Long Beach Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. When Oct. 19 and 20 from 9am to 6pm More Info As a direct result of the City’s Airport Improvement Program, Long Beach Airport concessions will create more than 110 new permanent jobs.…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Over the years, we have received our share of Letters to the Editor, and I believe we have printed all but maybe a couple of dozen of those submitted. Ones that were rejected were “round-filed” because of the following: they were either extremely lengthy, and the author was not willing to shorten the message; the…

Devil in the details

[Here’s] why I say “no” to single-interest personal loans and title-loan companies. I have taken such a hard stance on these institutions and why they are a detriment to the community, whether they are car-title loans or single-interest personal loans. Here’s just one of many reasons: Several months ago, I went to one of these…

DeLong and short of it?

I read with interest Sean Belk’s article in the October 12 Signal Tribune about the aftermath of the CSULB/League of Women Voters candidate forum on Oct. 5. Having attended the event, I had a few observations about it and about your article. Firstly, Mr. Belk’s article accurately describes the young lady’s behavior as against the…

SH-based Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and Hof’s Hut raise $100,000 for Operation Homefront and Share Our Strength

Signal Hill-based sister restaurant chains Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and Hof’s Hut Restaurant & Bakery have together raised $100,000 that will be split equally among Operation Homefront and Share Our Strength as part of the charitable initiative Round It Up America. Launched in 2009, Round It Up America (RIUA) is a simple, consumer-driven giving program that…

Port receives $1.34 mllion to reduce diesel pollution

The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $1.34-million grant for a Port of Long Beach project to deploy cleaner cargo-handling equipment at its container terminals. The funds will help two terminals, Piers A and J, to retrofit 11 rubber-tired gantry cranes with diesel particulate filters or exhaust treatment technologies. The grant also will allow…

General Election 2012: California propositions (continued)

Sean Belk Staff Writer California registered voters have a chance to decide the fates of 11 state propositions during this year’s Nov. 6 General Election, which is now just a few weeks away. Some registered voters might have already sent in mail-in ballots or will do so on Election Day. Last week, the Signal Tribune…

LB artists reveal their creative processes and work spaces during open-studio tour

Cory Bilicko Culture Writer Local painters, illustrators, ceramicists, sculptors and jewelry-makers really exposed themselves artistically last weekend when they opened up their work spaces to the public for the third annual Long Beach Open Studio Tour. Twenty-five artists in 18 locations participated in the two-day event, each representing one of four neighborhoods: Belmont Shore, Wrigley,…

SH to host Halloween carnival for kids

The City of Signal Hill will host its annual Halloween carnival on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4pm to 7pm at the Signal Hill Park basketball courts located at 1780 E. Hill St. The event will feature activities such as games, a petting zoo, a toddler area, food, and live music.