Signal Hill Planning Commission reviews general plan progress report

The commission also discusses ATM relocation and story poles

By: Anita W. Harris Staff Writer At its regular monthly meeting on April 18, the Signal Hill Planning Commission reviewed the City’s 2016 general plan progress report and approved continuation of a public workshop to discuss a residential building plan. The commission also asked questions of City staff about concerning issues. Progress report Community Development…

Caution urged after harmful cyanobacteria detected in Long Beach park ponds

State and local environmental and public-health agencies have joined together to warn Long Beach residents and recreational users visiting El Dorado East Regional Park to exercise caution after environmental testing has confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs), also known as harmful or blue-green algae blooms, in waterbodies at the park. This is…

LB’s next open-street event to highlight CSULB, east LB

The fourth Long Beach open-street event– Beach Streets University– will take place in east Long Beach on Saturday, April 29 from 11am to 5pm, allowing participants to walk, bike or roll along a car-free route. The event will kick off in front of the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Pyramid at 11am. “I am…

Police investigating man’s shooting death

On Wednesday, April 19, at approximately 9pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers were dispatched to a possible shooting in the 500 block of Cherry Avenue that resulted in the death of a male adult. Arriving officers located a man who had sustained a gunshot injury. Long Beach Fire Department personnel transported the victim, in…

Thoughts from the Publisher | April 21

By: Neena Strichart Publisher It seems that folks are really enjoying our resurrection of our old feature known as “Reminiscing.” After recently hearing praises on the vintage photos and memories that I have been running in my column, I knew I would be on the lookout for more items to share with our readers. A…

Letters, emails and website comments | April 21

How convenient! One of the issues that has frustrated me most since becoming mayor is the inconvenient “convenience fee” the City charges customers to pay utilities online. If we want to be green and encourage residents to pay online, we shouldn’t charge you more. It’s been a complex system to fix due to prior vendor…

California Repertory’s Nora– Theatre review

By: Adam Buchsbaum Culture Writer College theater provides a space for budding young actors to stretch their abilities, try out new things and grow as performers. An armchair criticism feels unfair to the whole spirit of college theater. CSULB CalRep’s production of Nora has an admirable message, but it is hamstrung by weak source material…

Bill to move up state’s presidential primary clears first committee

Legislation sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and authored by State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to give California voters an earlier say in the presidential primary process was passed by the State Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments on April 18. SB 568 received bipartisan support, passing 5-0. “Too often California…

Two traffic accidents claim lives of two men

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) this week shared news of two fatal accidents. On April 18, at approximately 1:10am, a Long Beach police officer was in the immediate area of 7th Street and Park Avenue when a vehicle-pedestrian traffic collision occurred there. The preliminary investigation determined the male adult pedestrian was heading eastbound on…

Around Town | April 21

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? What Hearing demonstration Who Hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of American Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter When Friday, April 21 from 10am to noon Where Weingart Center, Weingart Center’s Craft Room, 5220 Oliva Ave. More Info A representative with captioned-telephone services will provide information about free captioned phones for those that…

Signal Hill seeking community member for Sustainable City Committee

The City of Signal Hill is accepting applications for the role of community member for its Sustainable City Committee, which develops and recommends a sustainability framework that promotes environmentally sound and financially practical objectives. ​An existing member is no longer able to complete a term, therefore creating a vacancy. The appointee shall serve as an…