Goya enters run for 70th Assembly seat as only Republican in race so far

John C. Goya, chief operations officer of West Ocean MD Industrial Clinics, announced during a June 7 Long Beach Republican Women Federated meeting that he will run for 70th District Assembly. Goya has worked within aviation, insurance, manufacturing, food processing and as a longshoreman, as well as having worked with multiple government agencies in the…

Editor/painter invites viewers into his dark world

Brandy Soto Editorial Intern Cory Bilicko talks about New Orleans with great nostalgia. The Southern artist says although it is a celebratory and upbeat place, there is darkness hiding in the forms of untimely death, natural disaster and other misfortune. Not long after he graduated from the University of New Orleans, in 1995, he decided…

‘Somebody in this room’ could be future mayor Former LB mayor gives civic lessons and life advice to third-graders

Leonardo Poareo Editorial Intern Providing life advice as well as insight into governing a city, former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill spoke to Jahneen Nadeau’s third-grade class at Los Cerritos Elementary School last Tuesday morning. O’Neill, whose grandniece is in the class, served as mayor of Long Beach for three terms, from 1994 to 2006.…

Motorcyclist killed in collision with tree

On June 2, 2013, at approximately 6:50pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to a traffic accident at Del Amo Boulevard and Elm Street. According to the LBPD, arriving officers discovered that a motorcycle had hit a tree and exploded on impact, causing the tree, motorcycle and driver to catch fire. Long Beach Fire…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart I am a lucky lady. My sweet husband Steve never forgets my birthday, anniversary or Valentine’s Day. He may not shower me with untold riches on such occasions, but heck, I’m just glad he remembers. We all hear tales of wives, girlfriends, and fiancées who complain about forgotten special occasions. Even though…

Around Town

SUPPORT VETS WITH SOMETHING SWEET What National Donut Day Who The Salvation Army Where Donut Place, 5476 Del Amo Blvd. and Winny’s Donut House, 3505 E. South St. When Friday, June 7 throughout the day More Info A portion of sales from the doughnut shops listed will be donated to The Salvation Army’s Haven Program…

North LB community weighs in on violence prevention plan

Sean Belk Staff Writer Last year, Willard Elementary School student Joanna Ramos died at the young age of 10 after a street fight with an 11-year-old female classmate. Long Beach police described the incident as a “fight between two children that ended with unintended and tragic results.” Though police contended there was no evidence that…

Living Legends, Unsung Heroes: Ohio farm girl has watched SH’s transfomation from ‘old timer’ oil town to redeveloped city

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Redevelopment has not only helped Signal Hill grow through residential development and increased the city’s population, it has also substantially boosted sales-tax revenue through construction of major retail centers that are now anchored by Costco, Home Depot and numerous car dealerships. Without redevelopment, the small city on the hill might have…