Feb. 9, 2018 | Signal Tribune

The Feb. 9 issue of the Signal Tribune newspaper includes a special 2018 Winter Olympics guide. In the physical copy of the paper, the Olympic guide and the regular sections are combined into one 32-page issue, but they have been divided up into two separate publications for the sake of convenience online. Below, you will…

As Long Beach City College organizes annual cancer fundraiser, a daughter is remembered

Coaches vs. Cancer will raise proceeds for the American Cancer Society, which develops research for the illness that took the life of Anna Trybul

Chances are, people will acknowledge that their family has been directly impacted by cancer, or that they at least know someone else that has been affected by the disease. The illness has plagued many for centuries, and every year there is talk of research, awareness and prevention. Although it may seem as if it were…

‘Now, I’m stepping on the gas’

LBCC president announces school’s 2017 accomplishments and ambitions during State of the College address

There’s a first for everything. Long Beach City College’s first athletic achievement was its state title win in 1928. Just a year earlier, its student newspaper and yearbook were established in 1927– they are still in existence today. New to the list of firsts is Reagan Romali, LBCC’s superintendent, when she delivered her inaugural State…

Hahn, Solis direct County to ‘sensibly’ develop areas around future Metro stations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to pass a motion by 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis instructing County departments to begin planning new development and investments in neighborhoods around planned Metro stations in unincorporated LA County. “Each new Metro station has the potential to…

Reigning on this parade

Photos courtesy BKBIA Tom and Pamela Borcich of Bixby Knolls Mortgage (above left) reigned as the local king and queen of Mardi Gras during the First Fridays Art Walk in Bixby Knolls on Feb. 2. They were joined by members of the Sea Funk Brass Band (above right) as they walked up and down Atlantic…

A look at bygone days | Feb. 9, 2018

In researching a possible new book on African-Americans in our community, I came across a California State Office of Historic Preservation report (“An Ethnic Sites Survey for California”) that mentioned that most people seemed to believe that, before 1940, there were virtually no African-Americans in the state. But there were. Of the 44 original founders…

Around Town | Feb. 9, 2018

PASS THE SYRUP PLEASE What Fundraiser for Agape Family Health Festival Who Hosted by Agape Children’s Museum of Long Beach When Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8am to 10am Where Applebee’s, 899 Spring St., in Signal Hill More Info Agape Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) family-based health and educational organization that provides intellectual, emotional, social and…

Becerra, other attorneys general file letter opposing Trump Administration’s plan to propose ban on employees keeping tips

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, co-leading a coalition of 17 attorneys general, on Feb. 5 filed his opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposal to rescind a rule that allows all employees to keep the tips they have earned, according to Becerra’s office. The rule issued in 2011 clarified that, consistent with long-established cultural and legal…

Woman killed near bus stop in hit-and-run incident

A woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed near a bus stop Monday night, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Feb. 5, at approximately 6:40pm, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Santa Fe Avenue and 19th Street regarding a vehicle-versus-pedestrian injury traffic collision. Upon arrival, officers located a female…

LB branch of NAACP to honor ‘Village Elders’

The Long Beach branch of the NAACP will honor “Village Elders” as part of its 2018 African-American History Month program on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10am to noon at The Grand Long Beach Events Center, 4101 E. Willow St. The honorees are: Dr. Matthew and Roberta Jenkins for medicine and philanthropy; Margaret Brown for higher…