Unofficial results: Supernaw elected to LB City Council

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Daryl Supernaw is now set to become the 4th District’s newest Long Beach city councilmember. In his bid to represent the 4th District, Supernaw held a commanding lead over his opponents on Tuesday, winning 2,066 votes, or 52.8 percent of the ballot, according to the latest unofficial results from the City…

Retrospective presentation highlights oil history in Signal Hill, So Cal

Corey Washington Contributing Writer Arguably, no single industry carved a larger path for Signal Hill’s independence and economic vitality than the oil industry– and conversations about how the world’s highest-demanding commodity shaped the city’s history continues to draw interest from historians and community members alike. City officials joined local residents April 11 at the Signal…

Public meeting to discuss international flights at LGB

Local organizations LBNeighborhoods First and HUSH2 will host a community meeting on Monday, April 20 at 6:30pm at the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., to provide information following previously secretive, now temporarily halted, actions by some city officials to facilitate international flights at Long Beach Airport (LGB), according to those organizations. According to the…

Signal Hill girl crowned PETA’s 2015 Cutest Vegan Kid

Signal Hill is officially home to a nationally recognized animal activist– and she’s only 8 years old. Genesis Butler has just been chosen as the female winner of PETA Kids’ 2015 Cutest Vegan Kids contest– a title she beat out dozens of kids ages 12 and under to take home. Along with a year’s worth…

Car-wash owner was community leader, longtime businessman

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Bixby Knolls has lost one of its longtime business owners. For almost 38 years, Sheldon Grossman owned Bixby Knolls Car Wash with his wife Shell. Sheldon, who was in his mid 80s, passed away last Wednesday, April 15 while at work in his business. When the couple married in 1978, they…

Around Town

NOW HEAR THIS What Hearing-aid display Who Hearing Loss Association When Friday, April 17 from 10am to noon Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood More Info During the free event, a representative from CaptionCall will be on hand to offer information on phones with captioning. Sam Moghadam, hearing instrument specialist from Ascent…

Website Comment: Party line?

I’m curious, as you…reporters should be also, as to why Daryl Supernaw is using an allegedly Republican PAC political robo-call operation based in Washington. Their phone number that is being used in robo calls to our household is (360) 633-9060. He claims to be Independent, and he states that he only has a $11,000 to…

Website Comment: The upsides of reading

Thank you for remembering times past with me [Thoughts from the Publisher, April 10, 2015]. Your presentation is quite remarkable, for those times have become so remote they may seem as ancient as the horse and buggy today. I truly appreciate it. Richard Stafford Website comment

Thoughts from the Publisher

With the sun shining, birds nesting and the flowers in full bloom, many of us are finding ourselves doing what is known as spring cleaning. We are moving mattresses in order to chase out dust bunnies, brooming away cobwebs and beating the dirt out of throw rugs. Besides the actual process of cleaning, we are…

An Ocean Away: Fast-paced but easy-going

Andrea Ratti [Ed. note– The following piece, written by Signal Tribune intern Andrea Ratti, was only lightly edited in an effort to preserve his “voice” and writing style as he makes his transition into learning English. Ratti is a native of Piacenza, Italy.] The first thing I’ve been impressed with by California’s citizens is that…

Sewer-line work on Willow expected to be done by August

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Though it is causing significant back-ups at peak traffic hours, a $3.67-million project to install “force-main” underground sewer lines along a portion of Willow Street from Dawson to Orange avenues in Signal Hill is moving along with no problems, according to the County. Ted Brodeur, assistant resident engineer with County Sanitation…

Two racing legends inducted into LB Motorsports Walk of Fame

Two motorsports legends with a history at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach– Robby Gordon and Bryan Herta– were inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame on April 16, in a ceremony in front of the convention center, along the route of the Toyota Grand Prix. “Robby Gordon and Bryan Herta have…

Lowenthal to head ‘call to action’ on critical need for long-term freight infrastructure funding

United States Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) will be joined by Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan) and major goods-movement leaders from both the public and private sector at a press conference at 10am on Tuesday, April 21 to call for Congressional passage of a surface transportation reauthorization bill that specifically includes dedicated funding for rebuilding and…