CSULB’s University Art Museum announces upcoming exhibitions

The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has announced three upcoming exhibitions, “Chockablock,” “Significant Ordinaries” and “I AM UAM,” running from Jan. 26 through April 14, 2013. Admission is free. “Chockablock” is a group exhibition that shows how the influence of the digital activities of surfing, sampling and aggregating can be…

LBPD receives additional LoJack computers to track stolen vehicles

The Long Beach Police Department will add eight LoJack tracking computers, provided by Henry Caruso owner of Pacific Ford, to its fleet and enhance Long Beach’s stolen-vehicle recovery capabilities. The tracking computers installed in law enforcement vehicles are designed to receive silent signals emitted from a small radio transceiver hidden in a LoJack-equipped vehicle. Officers…

Reservoir Park in SH renovated

The City of Signal Hill recently completed new additions and upgrades to the 2.78-acre Reservoir Park located at 3315 Gundry Ave. An Eagle Scout candidate led a volunteer effort to install plant identification signs and build an information kiosk in the “sustainable demonstration garden” located on the 33rd Street side of the park, and a…

EDCO observing Christmas holiday

In observance of the Christmas holiday next Tuesday, Dec. 25, EDCO Disposal, a family-owned and locally operated waste-disposal and recycling-services company, wants to remind its customers that the company will not be performing any collection services in the cities of Lakewood, Rancho Palos Verdes and Signal Hill. The Signal Hill public disposal site and buyback…

‘Tis the season for ‘giving back’

Members of the Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge #888 dropped off bags of stuffed animals and toys last Friday, Dec. 14 during the club’s annual event to lift the spirits of children and adults with developmental disabilities during the holidays at AbilityFirst Long Beach Center at 3770 E. Willow St. The annual event, first started in…

‘A Holiday Celebration’ at Las Brisas in SH

The Las Brisas 1 Community Center at the affordable housing community in Signal Hill provided a bevy of food, toys and activities for children during the 2012 Holiday Season Community Celebration on Tuesday Dec. 18. Each child in attendance got a chance to meet Santa Claus (Mel Pinkham, a successful businessman, former child entertainer and…

A local legend saves the day

Local legend and notable businessman Mel Pinkham dons a Santa Claus suit while participating in Urban Cottage’s fundraiser for Los Cerritos Elementary School. Long Beach resident Marjorie Grommé (left) reacts as Santa (Mel Pinkham) kisses her hand. Pinkham agreed to participate in the charity event after he was asked by an organizer who read the…

59th Annual Daisy Lane Parade carries on neighborhood tradition

Last Saturday, Dec. 8 marked the 59th year of the historic Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade, which continuing a neighborhood tradition that began in 1953. This year, over 75 entries, hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators filled the block of Daisy Avenue, as families looked on from the sidelines to enjoy a wide…