Race for three SH City Council seats heats up
Candidates debate initiative, legal fees and development plans during latest forum

Sean Belk Staff Writer Competitors for three open Signal Hill City Council seats squared off during a second candidate forum Monday, Feb. 4 in a highly contentious race that has formed a clear divide between incumbents defending their track records and political newcomers pushing for a change in leadership. The seven candidates are running in…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart With Valentine’s Day falling on Thursday of next week, this is my last opportunity to remind our readers to shop locally for your gifts and take your sweetheart out dining to one of our area restaurants. Reservations are certainly recommended but not always required at every eatery. Call ahead and make sure.…

Fired up!

On Feb. 1, 2013 the Long Beach Fire Department honored some of its members for their recent promotions to the ranks of marine safety officer, rescue boat operator, and battalion chief. Members of the community were also honored for their contributions to the department and to the community. Individuals who received promotions will fill positions…

Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach’s nursing programs honored

Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach have achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, Long Beach…

What to do with unused graves

Kenneth McKenzie Columnist On the average, I meet with 1,100 families a year here at the mortuary. I would guesstimate 50 percent of those people I meet with have already purchased cemetery property. I would say a good 25 percent of those people have now decided to cremate and not utilize the grave(s) previously purchased.…

Design of new North LB library unveiled

Sean Belk Staff Writer Local residents got a glimpse of the new design of the proposed 25,500-square-foot North Neighborhood Library that was unveiled during a community assembly last Saturday, Feb. 2, co-hosted by Long Beach City Councilmembers Steven Neal and Al Austin. The event took place at Houghton Park Community Center, 6301 Myrtle Ave. The…

The exciting color red

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist If you missed my column entry introducing you to the world of color, I will give you a little update. I wrote about the ease of decorating when you have a definite idea of the mood you want to create, and then using the idea to develop the design and colors of…

LBCC cuts 11 career/technical programs from its curriculum

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Although Proposition 30 was approved by California voters last November, Long Beach City College (LBCC) still faces a budget deficit of more than $6 million. That shortfall prompted the LBCC District Board of Trustees to discontinue instructional programs in 11 career/technical disciplines that had been offered at the college for many…