The Campaign Trail

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell has announced garnering the following endorsements in his bid to become Los Angeles County Sheriff: the California Police Chiefs Association Board of Directors, the California Peace Officers Association and the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association. Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has announced receiving the following endorsements in his bid…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart I was visiting with Aunt Jeraldine last weekend when the topic of 12-step programs came up. We had just been dining at a restaurant in The Americana at Brand “shopping experience” in Glendale and were commenting about how, in spite of the recession, some people still seem to be shopping at levels…

Letter to the Editor: Changes of heart?

I attended the Feb. 18, 2014 [Signal Hill] City Council meeting and heard very interesting information and opinions about the proposed City’s Resolution Opposing The Taxpayers’ Right to Know and Vote initiative. The most interesting and meaningful things that I heard were Councilwoman [Lori] Woods and City Treasurer [Emerson] Fersch explain how they had signed…

Occupant sustains minor burns in apartment fire

At approximately 6:20pm on Saturday, Feb. 15, the Long Beach Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 100 block of Bonito Avenue, according to Long Beach Fire Department Captain Jim Arvizu. The first arriving unit found a three-story apartment building with fire smoke coming from the second floor. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire…

LBFD extinguishes garage fire

Local firefighters extinguished a garage fire on Bellflower Boulevard on Friday, Feb. 14. According to Long Beach Fire Department Captain Jim Arvizu, at approximately 7:37pm that day, the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at 4413 Bellflower Blvd., where a well-involved one-story, four-stall detached garage was on fire.

LBCC appoints new dean of Career Technical Education

Long Beach City College (LBCC) has announced the appointment of Kenneth J. Starkman as the new dean for the School of Career Technical Education (CTE). Starkman will oversee the majority of the college’s 38 technical instructional programs offered at the Liberal Arts and Pacific Coast campuses. “The addition of Ken Starkman demonstrates our commitment to…

Mortuary vocabulary 101

Kenneth McKenzie Columnist When completing tasks around the mortuary, it is not unusual for me to blurt out something to an apprentice such as “get me a church truck.” Typically, I can overlook the fact that a new apprentice would have no idea of what I am talking about. A church truck is a wheeled…