Long Beach fire stations to inspect businesses, ‘assemblies’ this year to cut costs and avoid scams

Sean Belk Staff Writer Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) personnel from each fire station in the city will be checking buildings of businesses and “assemblies” for fire-code violations this year instead of designated civilian fire-prevention-bureau staff conducting the inspections. The change is being implemented to make the inspections more efficient and cost-effective as the department…

The Campaign Trail

The Concerned Citizens of Signal Hill (CCSH) and the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce will co-host two Signal Hill City Council candidate forums this month, both of which will be in the Signal Hill City Council Chamber, 2175 Cherry Ave. The first forum will be Monday, Feb. 4, and the second will be Monday, Feb.…

Around Town

TAKE A TURTLE TREK What Sea turtle walk Who Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust When Saturday, Feb. 2 from 8am to 10am Where San Gabriel River More Info This tour of the Los Cerritos Wetlands meets at the driveway/inland entrance to Los Cerritos Wetlands on the corner of 1st Street and PCH at the Long…

Rancho offering information days for prospective volunteers

Rancho Los Cerritos will provide the public an opportunity to learn about its numerous programs during one of its free upcoming Volunteer Information Days held in February. Interested individuals will be able to discover– or rediscover– the National and State Historic Landmark museum, otherwise known as “the Roots of Long Beach.”

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart With January behind us, and Groundhog Day being tomorrow, it is now time to gear up for Valentine’s Day. Anyone who has been a long-time reader of the Signal Tribune knows that this time of year is when we sponsor our biggest feature of the year– our Sweetheart Sweepstakes. Today is the…

No-theme, open-call exhibit to display range of styles

Gallery Expo will host the works of 17 artists, selected from a recent open call of no particular theme, in its group exhibit that opens Friday, Feb. 1. The art ranges from contemporary to Steam Punk and back to the old favorites of more traditional art. New to Gallery Expo is Long Beach artist Connie…

The House is alive with the sound of music (and gay fornication)

Cory Bilicko Culture Writer Currently bringing Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher to life with some very contemporary (but not cloyingly ostentatious) updating is Long Beach Opera, in their epic retelling of the short story, which is an almost by-the-book Gothic-horror tale. Poe had a knack for characterizing and personalizing our…