Solar Cup Race teaches LB students life lessons

CJ Dablo: Staff Writer Just days before the Solar Cup race weekend, the McBride High School students giggled with a little nervous energy as they thought about how far they had progressed over the past seven months. During an interview with the Signal Tribune, they hesitated to say out loud if there were any particular…

Eye on crime

Crimes reported by the LBPD Council districts 6, 7 & 8 (no arrest information supplied) Thursday, May 7 3:36am Auto burglary 1000 block Rhea St. 8:40am Auto burglary 700 block E. 29th St. 9:23am Residential burglary 1 block W. Pleasant St. 10:04am Residential burglary 200 block E. PCH Friday, May 8 7am Non-injury hit-and-run 2400…

Legislation helping Corinthian College students clears Assembly higher-education committee

AB 573, legislation which will ensure Corinthian College students have access to educational opportunity, economic relief and legal aid, passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee unanimously on Tuesday. AB 573 is authored by Assemblymember Jose Medina, chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education,…

Cell phone footage leads to arrest of road-rage suspect in Long Beach

A Long Beach man has been arrested for numerous road-rage incidents after a California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigation. South Los Angeles CHP recently has received several reports of a Honda Accord, dark in color, with a Caucasian male in his 40s engaging in numerous occurrences of road rage. These incidents largely occurred within the city…

Thoughts from the Publisher

I am a local shopper, diner and service consumer. I use grocery stores in Long Beach and Signal Hill, patronize restaurants in both of those cities, have my hair cut in Bixby Knolls area, use a Long Beach dry cleaner, and whenever we have a need for a plumber, roofer or electrician, we put our…

Letter: Increase impact

Earlier this year, the Board called for a study by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation to review the potential economic impacts of a minimum-wage increase in unincorporated areas of the county. I made a motion to ensure that small businesses play a role in this study by asking the Department of Business and Consumer…

Email comment: Old-school ties

I attended SCMA in ‘61 and graduated in ‘62 [“Alumni from former So Cal Military Academy in Signal Hill to reunite,” June 18, 2010]. Charles Carroll was Cadet of the Year in our graduating class, and I was hoping to locate him. He was certainly the most outstanding classmate I remember from those years. He…

An Ocean Away: Holidays and festivities.

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.] Every year, the 25th of April is the most important day for…

Around Town

NOW HEAR THIS… What Hands-on technology demo Who Hosted by Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter When Friday, May 15 from 10am to noon Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood More Info A representative from CaptionCall, a captioned-telephone company, will offer information on phones and captioning. Sam Moghadam, hearing instrument specialist…