Signal Hill budget review at ‘half-time’
Good news of budget surplus may be short-lived in light of rising employee costs

CJ Dablo Staff Writer It would have been very easy to only focus on the news of Signal Hill’s projected $1.35-million budget surplus in its general fund for the end of the fiscal year, but city officials warn that rising costs– especially future staffing costs– could dramatically change Signal Hill’s financial outlook in the upcoming years.…

Signal Hill exploring options to connect with LB’s bikeways

Sean Belk Staff Writer Long Beach’s bike-friendliness has caught the attention of Signal Hill. Although efforts are still in a preliminary stage, Signal Hill planning staff is currently exploring options of how the City may be able to link up with a citywide bike-infrastructure system being implemented by Long Beach, which has aspirations to become…

Around Town

SHOP FOR THE ANIMALS What Yard sale Who Friends of Long Beach Animals Where 2441 E. 3rd St. When Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from 8am to 2pm More Info Donations welcomed. Call (562) 988-7647.

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart I enjoy the productivity and energizing feeling of working at a job five days a week. Many evenings and weekends are spent attending events or meetings, but heck, I enjoy that too. Nevertheless, when I’m home, I love the feeling of being in a cocoon, surrounded by my pets, loving husband and…

Local Toastmasters Club celebrating its 80th anniversary

Long Beach Gavel Club #11, one of the oldest Toastmasters clubs in the world, will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a special dinner event at El Dorado Park on April 13. The club was chartered on March 25, 1933 and has been active in the area ever since, providing growth opportunities for hundreds of Long…

Handling a delicate form of cargo

Kenneth McKenzie Columnist I received a call a few days ago from a woman while she was reading the daily obituaries. She told me, “I have a very strange question.” I told her that I had heard it all. “Well then, first of all I check the obituaries every morning to make sure my name…

First Fridays Art Walk to get down to earth on April 5

The First Fridays Art Walk in Bixby Knolls on April 5 will be a “green scene” in celebration of spring and Mother Earth. Songbirds, guerilla gardeners, seeds & saplings, recyclers, re-users, Earth goddesses and organic farmers are encouraged to show up and “green up” Bixby Knolls. Ingredients of the night will include: