Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart I have a topic I would like to discuss since it has been on my mind for months; that topic is our local city commissions/commissioners and how the members are selected. To the best of my recollection, during many of the past several Signal Hill City Council elections (I don’t remember the…

Letter to the Editor: ‘Sig’ alert?

It seems residents must always fight with Long Beach City Hall to get it to do the right thing. Recently, Wrigley Heights residents had to learn about a proposed new traffic signal at Pacific Avenue and Wardlow Road from the Signal Tribune. Even if not required by law, surely the City could have notified those…

City’s annual financial report shows recovery despite RDA loss

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Despite rough times after a key redevelopment program came to an end, Signal Hill’s general fund operated in the black last fiscal year. Signal Hill councilmembers pored over their copies of the city’s latest annual financial report at the March 6 council meeting while Terri Marsh, the city’s administrative services officer and…

Schipske to offer candidate workshop

She offered it when she ran for re-election in 2006 and now that she will be termed out in 2014, Fifth District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske will again host a workshop for those interested in running for the 5th Council District seat. “I love the 5th District and want to help recruit quality candidates and make…

Around Town

GET READY FOR THE BIG ONE What Earthquake preparedness forum Who Office of 5th District City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske Where El Dorado Community Center, 2800 Studebaker Rd. When Saturday, March 9 at 9am More Info Federal, state and local emergency officials will provide presentations on how to prepare for a large earthquake or emergency. The…

Lowenthal, Legislative Women’s Caucus announce recipients of ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’ Award

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, launched Women’s History Month with the announcement of the 11 recipients of the first annual “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Awards. “Today we’re celebrating pioneers in science, civil rights, the arts, education, our armed forces, our courts, and our government,” Lowenthal said. “In each of…