LBUSD graduation rates continue upward trend

Graduation rates continue to rise in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUDSD), according to the district’s website. Data released by the State this month show that six Long Beach high schools have achieved graduation rates of at least 90 percent– a target specified in LBUSD’s 2011-16 Strategic Plan.

Art exhibit to benefit AIDS Assistance Thrift Store

The Long Beach AIDS Assistance Thrift Store, 2011 East 4th St., will kick off its annual spring art fundraiser with an opening reception on Friday, April 26 from 6pm to 9pm. From that day through Friday, May 31, the store will display artwork donated by local artists, which include Dennis Asbury, Richard Bartoletti, Bigtoe (AKA…

Police investigating shooting death of 31-year-old woman

On Tuesday, April 23, at approximately 11:40pm, a shooting was reported to have occurred in the 1600 block of Cherry Avenue that resulted in the death of a female adult. When officers arrived, they discovered a female who had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body down on the sidewalk. Long Beach Fire Department…

Signal Hill Council’s first priority: a strategic plan

CJ Dablo Staff Writer The Signal Hill City Council voted April 16 to focus first on developing a new strategic plan for the city and consider two key recommendations for financial reform as part of their strategic planning. The Council members determined Tuesday that during the process of developing a strategic plan they would discuss the…

Work begins on ‘undergrounding’ utility lines along Alamitos Avenue in Long Beach

Sean Belk Staff Writer Construction crews for Southern California Edison (SCE) have begun work on a project to move all overhead utility lines along Alamitos Avenue between 7th Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach underground. The process, known as “undergrounding,” involves running all electricity, Internet, telephone and cable-television transmission lines underneath the street…

In resurgent real-estate market, MBK Homes debuts Aragon in Signal Hill

Leonardo Poareo Editorial Intern Everybody listened. But there was only silence. One would expect a garage-door opener to make noise when operated, but MBK Homes decided to install quiet ones in their new townhomes at Aragon in Signal Hill. From installing silent garage-door openers to hand-nailing each nail when stuccoing, MBK Homes wanted to highlight…