Thoughts from the Publisher: What’s happening on the Hill

Neena StrichartWith so much going on in the area, I have once again decided to devote my column to random happenings and local events…enjoy!

Do you know what May 22, 2008 is? Besides being two days before my birthday, it is the 50th anniversary of Signal Hill’s Hancock Oil fire. To commemorate the semi-centennial, we are publishing a fabulous pull-out section complete with original photos, news clippings, interviews and some surprises. If you remember the Hancock Oil fire of 1958 and would like to share your memories and /or photos of the event for our historical special section please contact us. You may call: (562) 427-8678, email: newspaper@signaltribune.com, or use regular mail: Signal Tribune, 2669 Myrtle Ave. #111, Signal Hill, CA 90755.

Gaslamp Restaurant, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach is holding a wine tasting special event tonight, Thursday, April 24 commemorating
Environmental Awareness Month. They will be featuring organic Paul Dolan wines by Parducci including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and Deep Red, as well as Parducci Petite Syrah. Also featured this evening will be Veev Acai Spirit, a liqueur that mixes and drinks likes vodka and is made from 100% all-natural ingredients including the Acai extract. Veev, who donates $1 from every bottle sold to preserving the Brazilian Rainforest, is a sustainable, carbon neutral company, and a member of Business for Social Responsibility. Gaslamp will be featuring Veev Cocktails at a special price, and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres will be provided. Call (562) 596-4718 for reservations or more information.

Attention Signal Hill residents…
To help encourage us to reduce the environmental damage caused by plastic shopping bags, the city of Signal Hill has acquired large reusable canvas bags for residents to use for marketing and errands. Availability is limited – so it’s first come, first served. Stop by city hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, to pick up your Signal Hill Recycling Program’s “Got Reusable Bag?” Call city hall at (562) 989-7305 for details.

Thoughts From The Publisher

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