Reflecting on four months in the Golden State

Andrea Ciccolini Intern [Ed. note– The following piece, the final column entry written by Signal Tribune intern Andrea Ciccolini, was only lightly edited in an effort to preserve his “voice” and writing style, as he makes his transition into learning English. Ciccolini finished his internship this week and will return to Rome, Italy on Jan.…

‘From here to Portland’
After covering a thousand miles, Bixby walking group celebrates its fifth year of burning calories and building friendships

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor While many folks are still in the Land of Nod or just getting their first sips of caffeine, at 7:30 sharp every Saturday morning a dedicated assemblage of locals chooses to hit the streets of Bixby Knolls and begin their weekend by walking several miles. Each week, the route, which is…

Signal Hill fights its bad grade from major gay-rights organization

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Signal Hill leaders Tuesday stood united in their conviction that a national gay-rights organization has it all wrong about Signal Hill’s reputation with the gay community. The Human Rights Campaign, a national gay-rights organization, offered a very low grade to Signal Hill for its municipal leadership in LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual…

Two-story house engulfed by fire in SH

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists will benefit from a recently completed street rehabilitation project on Livingston Drive between Second Street and Termino Avenue, according to the City of Long Beach. The far-right, westbound lane was converted into a protected service road to provide a safer route for local traffic and bicyclists, while preserving parking spaces. “It…

Traffic accident claims life of 27-year-old man

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 6:32am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Anaheim Street regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult. Officers arrived and discovered a white, convertible 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse resting on top of a large cement and steel…

The Campaign Trail

Signal Hill Community First will host a candidate forum in the Signal Hill Council Chambers, 2175 E Cherry Ave., on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited to attend. The moderator will be Forrest Story, principal at Public Sector Excellence, a Long Beach leadership consulting firm. For more information, call (562)…

Around Town

PEACEFUL CELEBRATION What 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Celebration Who City of Long Beach When Saturday, Jan. 19 from 12:30pm to 5pm Where Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. More Info The free cultural event includes performances by The Lowrider Band, formerly known as War, and various other…