JetBlue pushing for international flights at LB Airport

Sean Belk Staff Writer Years from now, airline passengers may be able to fly from Long Beach to, possibly, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico– that is, if JetBlue Airways gets its way. The airline has expressed interest in establishing international flights at Long Beach Airport (LGB), but discussions about the controversial change are only in “preliminary”…

Cherry Avenue’s makeover to begin soon…really!

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Cherry Avenue is about to undergo a major facelift. The long-awaited plans to improve the street are close to a reality, now that Signal Hill officials have approved a contractor to take on the first phase of the makeover project. The undertaking is a collaboration between the Cities of Signal Hill and…

A voice in court
Meeting the challenges of troubled youth in foster care

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer It’s not news that LA County’s foster care system is overwhelmed with more than 28,000 children in need, but programs like CASA of Los Angeles (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hope to supplement support for troubled youth and help them succeed. Karen Butler, a volunteer with CASA, says that more volunteers are…

Long Beach City College says goodbye to retiring board trustees

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer Long Beach City College (LBCC) held a reception ceremony to honor the work of retiring trustees Thomas Clark and Mark Bowen at its board meeting on Tuesday. “I wish to thank both Dr. Clark and trustee Bowen for their service to the students, faculty and staff of LBCC,” said Eloy Ortiz…

City of Long Beach granted $924K to improve Willow Springs Park

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer West Long Beach’s Willow Springs Park will undergo a massive rehabilitation project. In a new grant awarded this month, the City of Long Beach was awarded $924,000 to overhaul Willow Springs Park’s wetlands, trails and native habitat. The changes are years in the making, but residents can still enjoy Willow Springs…

Thoughts from the Publisher

As are many local residents, I am a big fan of Delius Restaurant. The owners, Dave and Louise Solzman, have been avid advertisers of mine since I worked for other publications and long before I owned the Signal Tribune. I remember their former restaurant/wine bar on Long Beach Boulevard with fond memories. Steve and I…

Letters, Emails and Website Comments

Trash talk Just finished reading your commentary about the trash left on the street, yard and property you described [“How a local middle school ‘distinguishes’ itself,” June 20, 2014]. Yes, it is something to see and very difficult to accept quietly. The only difference between your experience and what I have been subjected to is…

Around Town

COLLEGE-BOUND What College planning Who Hosted by College Planning of Long Beach Where Ruth Bach Library, 4055 Bellflower Blvd. When Saturday, June 28 from 10:15am to 11:45am More Info Admission is free, but seating is limited. Visit collegeplanningoflb.com to reserve seats.

LBPD confiscates $5,000 worth of illegal fireworks

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has confiscated more than $5,000 worth of illegal fireworks, according to police. On June 22, directed-enforcement officers from the North Division began working an investigation into the sale of illegal fireworks, which resulted in the confiscation. Officers located an online advertisement regarding illegal fireworks that were available for sale…

Posing questions to local artist Bruce Barlow

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Artist Bruce Barlow has a lot of interests– taxidermy, astronomy, entomology, zoology and music among them– and they all overlap and play roles in his work. The Oakland native has been a consistently working special-effects make-up artist for decades (his IMDB page dates back to 1986), but his non-cinematic art began…

Theatre review: Sullivan & Kyle’s Vaudeville Revue at the Found Theatre

Heidi Nye Culture Writer From roughly the late 1880s to the early 1930s, audiences across the U.S. and Canada were entertained by itinerant vaudevillians. Performers ranged from singers, musicians, dancers and actors to orators, jugglers, athletes and trained animals. In the spirit of this venerated genre, the Found Theatre is staging Fred Blanco’s Sullivan &…