‘We got their back’

Local residents stand with Muslim community in wake of presidential election

Nov. 8 marked a historic day for the United States. After enduring several months of zealous campaigning, the country decided who would be its 45th president that Tuesday. Although Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the popular vote nationwide, Republican candidate Donald Trump won 306 electoral college votes while the former Secretary of State secured 232.…

EDCO offering free disposal of fat, oil and grease

EDCO waste-collection and recycling company will offer free disposal of fat, oil and grease (FOG) left over from Thanksgiving cooking. Residents are asked to collect used, discarded FOG in a leak-proof container and drop it off at EDCO’s buyback center, 2755 California Ave. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 4pm, but…

Long Beach Airport gearing up for busy travel season

City officials this week announced that the Long Beach Airport (LGB) is ready for the busy holiday travel season. The airport recently enhanced the roadways and pedestrian crossing in front of the historic terminal building to improve the travel experience for customers. However, travelers are still reminded to take all necessary steps to ensure their…

Many city departments to be closed for Thanksgiving holiday

The City of Signal Hill has provided the following information regarding city departments and services during the Thanksgiving holiday. City Hall and all city offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 25. Refuse and recycling will be delayed one day if regular pickup is on Thursday. There will be no street sweeping on Thanksgiving Day. The…

Medicare enrollment has begun

Medicare open enrollment is here– and it’s time for older adults to step up to the plate. From now until Dec.7, they can sign up for Medicare coverage, switch out of their current health plan for a new one or add prescription-drug coverage through Medicare Part D. Adding Part D coverage is a home run.…

Letters, emails and website comments | Nov. 25

New dog, old tricks K-9 Officer Mike Parcells has acquired a new police service dog after his former dog, Credo, was fatally injured following a June 28, 2016 SWAT call-out involving a barricaded suspect. This week, Officer Parcells began field patrol with his new K-9 partner, Storm. Storm, a 1½ year-old male Belgian Malinois, was…

LBCC appoints short-term superintendent

Ann-Marie Gabel, Long Beach City College’s (LBCC) vice president of Administrative Services, will become acting superintendent-president while a search for a permanent successor to Eloy Ortiz Oakley is underway, the LBCC Board of Trustees decided last week. Gabel will step into the role Dec. 19, following Oakley’s Dec. 18 departure to become chancellor of the…

Long Beach City Council accepts resignation of city clerk

Following a Nov. 22 closed-session meeting to discuss what was agendized as a public employee performance evaluation, City Attorney Charles Parkin announced the resignation of City Clerk Maria de la Luz Garcia, according to Bill Pearl of LBReport.com. “Pursuant to Government Code 54957.1, by a vote of 7-0, the council has voted to accept the…

Don’t Dress for Dinner at Long Beach Playhouse

Your reaction may be the same as director Gigi Fusco Meese’s exclamation in her program notes– “How lucky we are to experience live theater!” – after attending her energetic, punchy and thoroughly delightful production of Don’t Dress for Dinner at the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage theatre through Dec. 3. Set in a converted French farmhouse…

Around Town | Nov. 25

CLEARING THE AIR What Monthly meeting Who Hosted by the Friends of Belmont Shore When Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6pm Where St. Bartholomew Church Meeting Hall, 5100 Broadway More Info Charles Parkin, Long Beach City attorney, will discuss what the recent passage of ballot measures that approve the sale of marijuana means for Long Beach.…