City of Signal Hill extends timeframe for resident to relocate items

The City of Signal Hill’s process for addressing a particular type of neighbor complaint and its powers as a legal jurisdiction were on display during a public-hearing portion of the July 21 city council meeting. The council considered an appeal of a notice and order requiring removal or relocation of bulky items blocking a resident’s…

Lowenthal helps lead House effort to ensure full LGBT equality

U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA- 47) has signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, comprehensive legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life, according to the congressmember’s office. “The time has come to put an end to discrimination against LGBT individuals,”…

Thoughts from the Publisher | July 24

Although I don’t believe everything I read, I do put stock into writings found within the pages of the Signal Tribune. I trust my staff and my sources to present factual information to our readers. Once in a while, folks try to mislead us with hearsay, out-and-out falsehoods or only half- truths. To our credit,…

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Millions of Americans experience vision loss

More than 3.4 million Americans ages 40 and older are either legally blind or are visually impaired, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Like most parts of the body, overall health affects the eyes, and chronic conditions can worsen or even increase the risk of developing eye conditions. Eating healthy, exercising, avoiding…

Book-turned-exhibit to open on Atlantic Avenue

The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB), 4260 Atlantic Ave., will host the grand opening of its Port Town exhibit on Friday, Aug. 7 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The exhibit, which will be on display through Nov. 6, will bring to life the transformation of a mud flat into one of the greenest and most…

Town hall for seniors aims to inform on fraud prevention

Seventieth District State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell and 8th District Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin, in partnership with the State Bar of California, an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court, will host “Schemes, Scams & Rip-Offs,” a fraud-prevention town hall for seniors, at the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 1 at…

Photography exhibit aims to teach, inspire veterans

The Veterans Digital Photography Therapy Program will host a photography exhibition and art show at the Gina M. Woodruff Gallery, 5555 E. Stearns St., Suite 203, on Friday, July 24 from 6pm to 9pm, according to Long Beach Veterans Affairs. The program entitled “Seeing the World Creatively” is based on the concept that innovative programs…

Lecture series to discuss architecture, community

Rancho Los Alamitos (RLA), 6400 E. Bixby Hill Rd., will host a lecture series on architecture, with its first presentation beginning Aug. 23. The lecture series, Conversations in Place, is in its fourth year, and RLA will provide a total of four presentations on how places are made in the community, with the first discussion…

DA’s Office charges man with July 7 murder

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office officially charged a 50-year-old male with one count of murder on July 20, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Vincent Todd Armstrong was arrested by the LBPD on July 16 in connection with the murder of Taylor Parks and is currently being held in Long Beach…

City of LB using grants, challenges to become more business-friendly

The City of Long Beach was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation and the Long Beach Community Foundation to support a partnership with New York-based firm Citymart, according to officials. Citymart connects cities with new ideas through “open challenges” that help the cities focus on the problems that need to be solved instead…