Chittick Field sports complex ready for play

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer Dirt, disappointment and decay have long characterized Chittick Field, once deemed “the dust bowl,” but on April 23 the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand reopening of the 19-acre sports complex after $9.9 million in renovations. Residents who gathered at Chittick Field, located off of Walnut Avenue just north of…

Around Town

ALL ABOUT BUTTONS What Meeting to discuss buttons Who The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. When Friday, April 25 at 10:30am More Info Contact Christa at (714) 345-2338.

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Although she may not look it, Signal Hill turned 90 years old on April 14. To commemorate the event, the city powers-that-be have some great events planned over the next few months for residents and non-residents alike. The first festivities took place this past Tuesday evening at the Signal Hill Community Center.

Letter to the Editor: Wrong on ‘Right’?

Nancy Sciortino states in her recent letter to the editor (Letters, Emails and Website Comments: “Righting the Right,” April 4, 2014) that the [Signal Hill] city attorney used “false information” in drafting Measure U’s impartial analysis. She asserts “…the Court ordered that the analysis be revised.” For someone accusing the City [of Signal Hill] of…

Four hospitalized after two-vehicle collision in Signal Hill

On Monday, April 21, at approximately 4:35am, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers were dispatched to the intersection of Orange Avenue and Spring Street regarding a roll-over traffic collision. Upon arrival, officers found two vehicles involved– a black sedan and an ambulance. Occupants of the vehicles sustained minor to critical injuries, and all four occupants…

Lowell, Twain elementary schools earn National Green Ribbon awards

Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day, to announce that Lowell and Twain elementary schools in Long Beach are among the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees, according to the Long Beach Unified…

Long Beach man dies in hospital while in police custody

A Long Beach man died in a local hospital last week while in custody of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), according to police. On Thursday, April 10, the LBPD contacted 43-year-old Rolando Sanchez of Long Beach and a female subject in the area of 25th Street and Baltic Avenue on suspicion of narcotics activity.…

Whooping cough cases increasing in LB

Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is on the rise in Long Beach, and city health officials are encouraging residents to immunize themselves and their families against the preventable disease. “A recent rise in pertussis in the city of Long Beach serves as a reminder that all age groups need to be properly immunized against…