Wet weekend in forecast for Southern California

Significant amounts of rain are expected by Friday and Saturday in Long Beach, and thunderstorms are possible. According to accuweather.com Senior Meteorologist Marc Mancuso, the combination of two storms this week has the potential to bring the biggest rains to Southern California since March of 2011. The first system moved through California Wednesday and Thursday…

‘Many possibilities’ ahead for Bixby Knolls
BKBIA State of the District address highlights improvements, additions to business corridor

Sean Belk Staff Writer It may not have the waterfront or the same attractions as Belmont Shore’s Second Street or the downtown area, but neighborhood-centric Bixby Knolls has come into its own as a prime business district in Long Beach, said community leaders and city officials last week. Major façade improvements and buzz-worthy events, such…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart April will be a very important month for Long Beach’s voting residents. Not only are they being asked to vote on April 8 for mayor, prosecutor and city attorney (city auditor is running unopposed)– those in districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 also need to decide who they want to represent…

Letter to the Editor: Close to home

Last week, the Long Beach Police Department’s aggressive efforts to combat human trafficking in the city of Long Beach led to the successful rescue of a 15-year-old girl. This young child was a victim– manipulated and sexually exploited for money by her scumbag pimp. Thanks to the commitment of Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell…

Letter to the Editor: Taking the initiative

In reading both an article that appeared in the Feb. 21, 2014 edition of the Signal Tribune [“Signal Hill Council votes unanimously to oppose ‘Right to Know and Vote’ initiative”] and a letter to the editor submitted by a citizen who attended the Feb. 18, 2014 [Signal Hill] city council meeting, it is evident that…

24-year-old killed in possibly gang-related shooting

A 24-year-old man is dead after being struck by gunfire in his upper torso, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Friday, Feb. 21, at approximately 1:55pm, officers responded to a “shots fired” call near 59th Street and Linden Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered that the victim, identified as Christopher Lane of…

St. Anthony High Marine Science Academy student project selected as finalist in film festival competition

The work of four St. Anthony High School Marine Science Academy (MSA) seniors– Nicolette Bencito, Gianfranco Gomez, Kimberly Jaurez and Jennifer Littleford– will be showcased on Sunday, March 9 at the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival (SFIOFF) when their film G-Frank the Ocean Guy is screened before an audience. The students’ film is one…

Port accepting applications for paid internship for high-school students

Applications for the Port of Long Beach’s Summer High-School Internship Program, an internship and career-exploration opportunity for Long Beach-area high-school students, are due Wednesday, March 12. The program, a partnership between the City of Long Beach Harbor Department and Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, is tailored for students with an interest in the goods-movement industry.…