East Division Police substation just a little closer to reality

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Long Beach is that much closer to seeing the former Army Reserve Center transformed into the long-awaited East Division Police Substation in the city’s 5th council district. City councilmembers earlier this month voted in favor of zoning changes for the former reserve center, and these changes now clear the path for the…

Around Town

HEARING BY THE SEA What Sea-level rising hearing Who Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, chair of the Select Committee on Ports and Assemblymember Rich Gordon, chair of Select Committee on Sea Level Rise Where Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way When Friday, Oct. 25 from 1pm to 5pm More Info The hearing will focus on the…

State’s Office of Traffic Safety awards two grants to SHPD

The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) a $31,037 traffic-safety grant for an anti-DUI program and a $75,400 grant for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on roadways through special-enforcement and public-awareness efforts. “When you see an impaired driver enter a checkpoint with alcohol hidden…

Word on the street

Heavy road construction has begun here on Atlantic Ave. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction, and all of the street parking along Atlantic Avenue from 33rd Street to Bixby Road has been removed. Bixby Knolls businesses in the construction zone are being seriously affected by the road work as well as…

Out of the mouths of babes

When my 7-year-old Los Cerritos second grader came to me and said, “I want to make a difference– I want to help people,” I jumped on this opportunity with him. I asked how he would like to do that. He replied, “I want to help our homeless.”

Dale Whitney: a local cornerstone for social justice

By Julia Kohn Board Member, Harbor Area Farmers Markets For more than four decades, the Rev. Dale C. Whitney has served as a cornerstone in the foundation of Long Beach’s ecumenical movement for peace and social justice. Born in Nebraska in 1942, he grew up in California, graduating from Santa Barbara High School in 1960.…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Neena Strichart/Publisher Last week, I wrote about all my recent gallivanting and promised to share a bit more about the dinner I attended the evening of Oct. 14 at Forbidden City Restaurant in Long Beach. What I expected to be a quiet dinner with a few dignitaries, including the Vice-chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous…

Haunts and Happenings

friday, Oct. 25 A freaky Franken-Friday The last Friday in October will be “Frankenstein Friday” at the Signal Hill Library, 1770 E Hill St. The Tim Burton-directed Disney film Frankenweenie will be screened at 6pm. This movie is rated PG and is 87 minutes long. Register for the event by calling (562) 989-7323 to reserve…