Atlantic Avenue street-improvement project set to begin

The City of Long Beach will soon begin work on a street-improvement project on Atlantic Avenue between 52nd Street and North Atlantic Place. According to the City, the project is part of efforts to “invest in corridors and create vibrant commercial areas for both businesses and residents to enjoy.” “We’re working hard to maintain and…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart I have been busy as a bee over the last week or so. Opportunities to attend lots of local events have kept me buzzing. Last Saturday, my hubby Steve and I ran a few errands in the morning and then headed over to Lakewood to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California’s…

Meet your candidates

Among the offices on the ballot for the Tuesday, April 8 primary nominating election in Long Beach will be mayor, city attorney, city prosecutor, city council district 7 and city council district 9. The Signal Tribune requested that each of the candidates seeking those seats submit information on his or her campaign, the results of…

Giving some ink to local painter-tattooist Shay Bredimus

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Thirty-four-year-old Shay Bredimus is known locally for his work as a tattoo artist, having inked skin since 1998, but his training is rooted in formal education; this tattooist has a master’s degree in fine arts. The now Long Beach resident hails from Omaha, Nebraska, was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and “bounced…

Around Town

CLEAN SWEEP What Community clean-up of 7th Street Corridor Who Hosted by 2nd District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal Where Big Saver Parking Lot, 2300 E. 7th St. When Sunday, March 22 at 9am More Info Activities will include mulching 125 newly planted trees, litter pick-up, chalk stenciling with youth at transit stops, small business meet &…

Long Beach prepares to roll out new e-cigarette ordinance

CJ Dablo Staff Writer The Long Beach City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last week, on March 4, that will regulate e-cigarettes in the same manner as tobacco cigarettes. Signed by Mayor Bob Foster this week, the ordinance will take effect in about one month. The ordinance will make a number of changes to the way…