WyoTech Long Beach among casualties of Corinthian Colleges closure

CJ Dablo Signal Tribune WyoTech in Long Beach, one of the campuses owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. was among the 28 schools that were abruptly shut down on April 27, leaving many of the currently enrolled students bewildered, angry…and in debt. Located at 2161 Technology Pl. on the west side of Long Beach, WyoTech is…

Affordable housing project draws traffic concerns near elementary school

Corey Washington Staff Writer A multi-unit housing community slated for development in Signal Hill has stoked concerns that the upcoming project will increase traffic in a frequently congested area next to Signal Hill Elementary School. The project has also elicited concerns about pedestrian safety and calls for the City to conduct a thorough traffic survey.…

Around Town

POLITICAL TALK What Guest speaker Who Long Beach Republican Women Federated Where Long Beach Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. When Saturday, May 9 at 9:15am More Info Star Parker, a syndicated columnist, author, and conservative political activist, will lead a discussion. Cost is $25, and reservations are required. Email longbeachrwf@gmail.com . FAMILY MATTERS? What Memoir…

Building codes, road maintenance dominate SH City Council discussions

Corey Washington Staff Writer An ordinance that would revise Signal Hill’s existing regulations on building and construction found unanimous support from the City Council on Tuesday following a presentation outlining the need for amending the existing city codes. The amendment is intended to adopt the 2013 editions of the State’s building codes. The Council reviewed…

An Ocean Away: Football, soccer, and attitudes

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.] One of the main differences I see between U.S. and Italy is…

Commentary: Smoke-free tobacco can save lives By Dr. Brad Rodu University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center

While our federal government dreams of a tobacco-free society, 42 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes and nearly half a million die each year. That’s 1,300 smoker deaths. Every. Single. Day. Tobacco policy in the U.S. is driven by prohibitionists who insist that smokers quit nicotine and tobacco altogether. They ignore the fact that nicotine,…

Thoughts from the Publisher

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would use this week’s column to tell a little about the history of Mother’s Day. Thinking back, I remembered a column I wrote several years ago on the same subject. When finding that column yesterday online, I re-read my words and decided I couldn’t do…

Three killed, one seriously injured in L.A. River crash

Three people are dead and another is in critical condition after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into the bank of the Los Angeles River early morning on Friday, May 1, according to police. Shortly after 4am that day, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the area of the eastbound Anaheim Street…

Four arrested for April murder

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has arrested four suspects in connection with a murder that occurred last month in north Long Beach. On Saturday, April 4, at approximately 10:53pm, Long Beach police responded to the 2700 block of East South Street and discovered a male adult, later identified as 47-year-old Lawrence Lee Casados, down…

Eye on Crime

Crimes reported by the LBPD Council districts 6, 7 & 8 (no arrest info supplied) Thursday, April 30 12:10pm Robbery- commercial E. 25th St./Atlantic Ave. 12:45pm Battery 2801 Atlantic Ave. 1:30pm DUI 1800 block Pasadena Ave. (suspect taken into custody) 3:27pm Non-injury hit-and-run 1100 block Salt Lake St. 4pm Grand theft- motor vehicle 3200 block…