Taking a last bow: Long Beach City Clerk Herrera-Cabrera retires

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Larry Herrera-Cabrera is the kind of city clerk who would offer a big smile while he’s offloading a stack of public documents into the hands of an unwitting Signal Tribune journalist just before a Long Beach Council meeting. He’s the kind of man who would say “Thank you for covering campaign…

Public-comment period open on contending sites for Bixby post office

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Those who shop at 4121 Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls may soon be buying stamps there instead of hemp milk. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is continuing to move forward with the relocation of its Bixby station, according to the postal service, and the current site of the neighborhood’s Trader…

Supernaw to assume LB 4th District Council seat May 5

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Long Beach Councilmember-Elect Daryl Supernaw is scheduled to assume the 4th-District seat May 5, and even before he officially takes office, his “to do” list is full. In a phone interview Wednesday night, Supernaw acknowledged that he not only is busy with plans to move into the usual office at City…

Around Town

WALK THE WALK What First Fridays Art Walk Who Hosted by Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Where Atlantic Avenue between Bixby Road and San Antonio Drive When Friday, May 1 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm More Info The event will celebrate May Day and feature art, music and more. Contact Blair Cohn at blair@bixbyknollsinfo.com . THE…

Thoughts from the Publisher

I am asked a lot of questions these days about the future of newsprint. Some folks who ask my opinion are convinced the medium is all but dead. Furthermore, many of them seem happy with what they consider to be the eventuality of it all and are just sure we will all be perfectly satisfied…

Letter: Fond farewell

I was privileged to serve on Signal Hill’s Civil Service commission and to see Ken [Farfsing]’s talents from behind the counter [“Signal Hill city manager to retire after 19 years,” April 6, 2015]. My wife and I elected to become homeowners in the Willow Ridge condominium association 17 years ago. I have long been impressed…

Letter: Realty reality?

I think that this proposed ordinance is a waste of time [“LB city staff to propose ‘multi-housing habitability ordinance’ while group calls for landlord accountability,” Jan. 2, 2015]. Property owners for the most part in Long Beach are good landlords. I think the City of Long Beach is looking for more revenue! It will increase…

Letter: A clean sweep

This article has inspired me to get outside and start cleaning my garden [“In Living Color: Taking spring cleaning outside,” April 17, 2015]. I love the author’s ideas about updating colors on garden art, and the idea to repurpose items in the garden is exciting! Thank you for the inspiration and ideas. Kathryn Heaton (Website…

Letter: Freight fright

What Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) and Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan) are seeking is important for all of us, of course [“Lowenthal, stakeholders issue ‘call to action’ on long-term freight infrastructure funding,” April 24, 2015]. The re-authorization of the transportation bill ought to be viewed in the context of the construction already started by China…

Letter: Business as usual

The Teamsters union started ambulatory picketing [Monday] morning at the Port of Long Beach. To be clear, this is not a strike. The Teamsters are targeting four non-union trucking companies that transport cargo to and from four of our Port’s 22 terminal operations. Dockworkers have reported to work, and truckers have been able to enter…

Letter: Where there was smoke…

My dad was a fireman at Vernon Fire Department and was at this fire [“City of Signal Hill remembers 1958 Hancock oil refinery fire with public event,” May 23, 2008]. The fire truck in the photo is the Vernon truck. My friend and I went to the fire and watched the action for some time.…

Homeland Security grant to bolster Signal Hill defenses: Police department authorized to use $408K in funds following City Council approval

Corey Washington Staff Writer Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) is moving forward with additional layers of protection to the city following authorization from the City Council to use funds from a Department of Homeland Security grant the department received. The grant, which totals about $408,500, is intended to help law enforcement in the event of…