Lowenthal, Rohrabacher introduce bill to protect independent redistricting

Congressmembers Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA-48) last week introduced bipartisan legislation to preemptively protect the will of voters across the country from a possible decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that could lead to the elimination of independent redistricting in six states and reinstall partisan gerrymandering into the drawing of Congressional districts in…

Signal Hill adopts tighter water restrictions

CJ Dablo Staff Writer At the May 19 City Council meeting, Signal Hill city officials adopted a resolution that will require residents and business owners to reduce their water consumption. Shortly after Gov. Jerry Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board announced a mandate to reduce water consumption by 25 percent throughout California, Signal…

Many locals eating up idea of meatless Monday

Corey Washington Staff Writer The City of Long Beach might make the world a little greener– and healthier– now that it has a day dedicated to vegetarian eating. The City is joining a small but growing club of major metropolitan cities in the U.S. that are encouraging residents to avoid eating meat. Since May 19,…

Letters, Emails, and Website Comments

Flight of fancy? I am a resident of Long Beach and have been the entire 58 years of my life growing up in north Long Beach and living most of my adult years in Bixby Knolls. I grew up with McDonnell Douglas in full swing. I can’t tell you during the ‘60s and ‘70s how…

Commentary: Seasonal transitions: caring for, storing and using outdoor power equipment By the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

With warmer weather urging people to bring out lawnmowers, string trimmers and other lawn and garden equipment, [remember] that equipment care, maintenance and safety is a year-round activity. To operate machines safely, it’s important that equipment operators understand safety procedures and set expectations with others who use this equipment or are nearby. Many people are…

Commentary: Simple recipes for household cleaning using non-toxic products By Eli Nussbaum, M.D., Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

Many cleaning products contain ingredients and fragrances that can cause irritation and inflammation in the lungs for children with conditions like asthma and cystic fibrosis, and some may cause allergic reactions. If your child has a lung condition, it’s important to consider using non-toxic cleaning products, especially when cleaning their medical devices like an inhaler…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Publishing a weekly newspaper like the Signal Tribune brings about communication from all sorts of folks who ask all sorts of questions. We get phone calls asking us where we are located, if we endorse a particular advertiser, where the new Signal Hill police station is located, where to find their polling place, who “she”…

Kids, adults welcome to sign up for community run

More than ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1,100 adults and hundreds of kids are expected to participate in the 8th Annual Ricky Park Wrigley River Run/Walk 5K, 10K and 15K, on Saturday, June 6, according to the Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation (LBNF), which organizes the event. The first race will begin at 7:30am on the course located in the Wrigley…

Around Town

VISUAL LEARNERS What Arts festival Who Westerly School When Friday, May 29 from 5pm to 9pm Where Westerly campus, 2950 E 29th St. More Info The event will showcase a variety of artistic media across the curriculum and grade levels spanning an entire year. Spin-art sessions, jewelry making and drawing exercises will also be offered.…

City of LB appoints new director of Technology and Innovation

Long Beach City Manager Pat West on Wednesday named Bryan M. Sastokas, a technology executive with 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, as director of Technology and Innovation. Sastokas’s appointment will be effective June 15, 2015. “Bryan has a proven history of innovation and project delivery,” West said. “His commitment to…