On heels of its ruling that 1965 Voting Rights Act’s formula is antiquated, US Supreme Court makes two rulings that empower marriage equality

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor In what marriage-equality proponents are heralding as two moves in the right direction, the United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that married same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits and, by not deciding a Proposition 8 case from California, essentially allowed same-sex marriages in this state. Although the Supreme Court’s rulings…

Union employees of north Long Beach mental-health facility go on strike

Sean Belk Staff Writer Amid labor-contract negotiations, union employees of a mental-health facility known as La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in north Long Beach initiated a five-day strike on Wednesday, June 26, claiming “unfair labor practices” and stating the company has been “unwilling to bargain in good faith and protect the safety of patients,…

Night lights

The brightest moon of the year shares the spotlight last weekend with one of the California Heights vintage lampposts, restored through the neighborhood association’s ongoing lamppost restoration program. The group hopes to raise enough funds during its Home and Garden Tour on Oct. 20 to help complete the remaining lampposts. To date, 211 of 286…

Around Town

GARNISHING YOUR GARMENTS What General meeting Who The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. When Friday, June 28 at 10:30am More Info The Chapter meets the fourth Friday of every month. Guests are welcome at a requested donation of $2.

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Dear readers, we at the Signal Tribune were recently sent a press release pertaining to a new book written by local oncologist Dr. Robert Nagourney. A copy of the book was included in the envelope. Knowing that the author was the man I regard as the individual who saved my mother’s life,…

Movie money

The “Movies in the Park” program began its eighth year on June 24 with a screening of the movie Madagascar 3 at Signal Hill Park in recognition of the support of Signal Hill Petroleum (SHP), which donates funds each year to provide free movies in local parks from June through August. Signal Hill Petroleum donated…

Long Beach doctor shares innovative cancer treatments in new book

When confronting cancer, what you don’t know could save your life. That’s the message in Outliving Cancer: The Better, Smarter Way to Treat Your Cancer by Robert A. Nagourney, M.D., who is the medical and laboratory director at Rational Therapeutics, 750 E. 29th St., in Long Beach. Rational Therapeutics is a pioneering cancer research institute…

First openly LGBT Toastmasters Club in SoCal celebrates its 10th anniversary

Speak Out! Toastmasters, which was the first openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) specialty Toastmasters Club in Southern California, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with an official proclamation from Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. Keynote speakers and original club founders, Dana Runge and Heidee Sinowitz Stoica, recalled their inspiration for starting the club and…