LB native tapped as acting national security advisor

The appointment comes after the resignation of Michael Flynn, who served 24 days

By: Cory Bilicko Managing Editor A retired general from Long Beach has been appointed to replace former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn, who resigned Monday after serving only 24 days in President Donald Trump’s administration. Retired Army. Lt. Gen. Joseph “Keith” Kellogg Jr. will serve as interim national security advisor until a final…

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Signal Hill City Council hires engineer to temporarily oversee City’s public works projects

By: Sebastian Echeverry Staff Writer Engineer On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Signal Hill City Council agreed to contract Steve Badum, vice president of engineering and municipal services for AndersonPenna Partners, Inc. (APP), to provide Signal Hill temporary engineering and project-management services. APP is a company that specializes in project delivery for local and regional public…

Home, safe, home | Feb. 17

We’ve made it to the 21st and final week of shopping for the Red Cross 21 Weeks to Prepare program. It’s been a challenge at times– not only consistently shopping each week, but also writing a year’s worth of emergency-preparedness articles– but extremely gratifying. I want to thank the Signal Tribune for providing space for…

Meet the Candidates | Feb. 17

The Signal Tribune contacted all nine candidates running for city council in the March 7 Signal Hill General Municipal Election and have published here the responses of those who participated, in the order in which their emails were received. Larry Blunden Age 66 Years residing in Signal Hill 32 Occupation Business owner in Signal Hill…

O’Donnell-Chiu bill moves to protect students from overzealous immigration raids

This week, 70th District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) introduced AB 699 to safeguard students from fear and intimidation while attending schools in California. The bill prohibits Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers from entering public schools without prior approval from a principal or district superintendent, and it prevents school officials from collecting information regarding…

Musical Theatre West’s Evita– Theatre review

By: Anita Harris Culture Writer Back in the early 1980s and then again in the ‘90s after the movie with Madonna came out, it seemed like everyone was singing “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.” Musical Theatre West’s production of the Tony Award-winning Evita brings that and each of this musical’s other 24 songs vividly to…

LB Symphony concert to honor Nat King Cole

The Long Beach Symphony POPS! orchestra and vocalist Denzal Sinclaire will pay tribute to the love songs of American music legend Nat King Cole at 8pm on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Long Beach Arena, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. In addition to featuring 10 of Cole’s biggest hits, Sinclaire will perform versions of popular songs,…

LB Chorale, Chamber Orchestra to perform works by Haydn, Bach

The Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (LBCCO) will continue its 28th season with a program of works by two of the most celebrated composers in history during performances in March. The concerts will feature Franz Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, performed by full…