‘By and large, everything went great’

Browning High School enters first week of school despite remaining construction projects

The first-ever school year for Browning High in Signal Hill began largely with success last week after a decade of construction, according to one school board member. However, another local official is concerned over the location of telephone poles and the use of decomposed granite on a sidewalk. Jon Meyer, 4th district board member for…

Remembering the unforgettable

Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 16 years ago, that day seemingly began like every other Tuesday morning– people commuting to work and beginning their day, and headlines across the nation focusing on news topics, such as then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s criticism of President George Bush’s anti-missle defense stance, Delta Airline stewards voting whether to join a…

The comic spirit

Long Beach Comic Con took place Sept. 1 through Sept. 3 at the Long Beach Convention Center, featuring creative individuals from the animation, video-game, comic and movie industries. Guests also had the chance to meet celebrities such as actors William Shatner and Sherilyn Fenn, artists and cosplayers as well as take pictures and buy art…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

We know the importance of “familia” in Hispanic culture, and we’re proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) by helping build a secure future for you, your family and your future family. You can learn more about how Social Security helps secure today and tomorrow for millions of families by visiting…

Letters, emails and website comments | Sept. 8

Differing views As a board member of the Wrigley Association, I would like to comment on the reported LUE (land-use elements) building heights in our president’s interview, published Aug. 25, 2017. (“What the people want: Wrigley Association discontent with current planned neighborhood projects.”) No formal vote or informal polls were ever conducted to ascertain member…

Around Town | Sept. 8

POLITICS + BREAKFAST What Monthly meeting Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Women Federated When Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9am Where Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. More Info Registration will begin at 9am and the meeting will begin at 9:30am. The guest speaker will be Marshall McClain, the president of the…

Secretary of state urging Californians to register in recognition of National Voter Registration Month

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla this week urged all eligible citizens to register to vote or update their registration at registertovote.ca.gov, in honor of September as National Voter Registration Month. “Citizen participation in elections is the foundation of our democracy,” Padilla said. “As California’s chief elections officer, I want to ensure that every eligible…

Social Security expedites decisions to those with serious disabilities

Nancy A. Berryhill, acting commissioner of Social Security, this week announced three new Compassionate Allowances conditions: CACH–Vanishing White Matter Disease-Infantile and Childhood Onset Forms; Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy; and Kleefstra Syndrome. Compassionate Allowances are a way to quickly identify serious diseases and other medical conditions that meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits. “Social Security is…

Eye on Crime | Sept. 8

Thursday, Aug. 31 4:22pm Identity theft 2600 block E. 19th St. 9:04pm Possessing paraphernalia, (3) misdemeanor warrants 3300 block Brayton Ave. (suspect arrested) Friday, Sept. 1 8:03am Auto burglary 3300 block Lemon Ave 5:04pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 3000 block California Ave. Saturday, Sept. 2 10:10pm Stolen vehicle recovered Reservoir Dr./E. PCH 10:46pm Possessing controlled…