LBPD to conduct DUI checkpoint on Dec. 29

The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 29. The checkpoint will be conducted in the East Patrol Division from 7 pm to 3am. Roving DUI saturation patrols were deployed on Dec. 1 and Dec. 22, between the hours of 8pm and 4am. Over the course…

LB Transit offers free rides on New Year’s Eve

Free system-wide bus service will be available on Long Beach Transit starting at 5pm this New Year’s Eve. The promotion encourages residents to take public transit during the evening’s festivities to avoid drinking and driving and comes with the added benefit of not having to find parking. This free service was made available by the…

LB resident lives out ‘final wish’ experiences as LB Memorial launches ‘The Bucket List Project’

In an effort to aid adult patients battling terminal illnesses, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center’s palliative care program has started “The Bucket List Project,” which assists those who are too sick to fulfill their “final wish” experiences. Long Beach resident Kenny Kozikowski, 48, who was diagnosed with metastatic (stage four) colorectal cancer in December 2011,…

Ice Queen

An ice sculpture replica of Long Beach’s iconic ocean liner is one of the many carvings on display in the Ice Kingdom presented by Queen Mary. The Ice Kingdom, located in the Queen Mary Dome, is a part of the seasonal event known as Chill. Running through Jan. 6, Chill includes a holiday village, outdoor…

Annual LB Mozart Festival kicks off free concerts

The Long Beach Mozart Festival, a classical music competition that offers “melodious sounds of the prolific and prominent composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his equally influential contemporaries” will once again reverberate in various venues during several free events this month in honor of the festival’s 41st-year anniversary.

SH, LB offering ‘treecycling’ services

Signal Hill and Long Beach residents are encouraged to take advantage of Christmas-tree recycling programs this holiday season. In Long Beach, the 21st Annual Holiday-Tree Recycling “Treecycling” Program ends on Jan. 12. Long Beach residents may drop off trees at any of the City’s 12 locations, including Houghton Park, the North Police Substation, Veterans Park,…

Christmas race in America reaches finish line

Andrea Ciccolini Editorial Intern [Ed. note– The following piece, written by Signal Tribune intern Andrea Ciccolini, was only lightly edited, in an effort to preserve his “voice” and writing style, as he makes the transition into learning English.] The world is not finished like the Maya predicted. So, finally, Christmas arrived. It has crossed our…

‘Right to Know’ initiative in SH inching forward

The “Signal Hill Taxpayers’ Right to Know and Vote” initiative, sponsored by the neighborhood-advocacy group, Signal Hill Community First, has been sent to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters office where more than 1,000 voter signatures from Signal Hill residents will be checked against county voter rolls, according a prepared statement from the community…