Eye on Crime | April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 12 10.50pm Felony spousal abuse 3200 block E. PCH Friday, April 13 8:11am Identity theft 700 block E. Spring St. 10:46am Failure to provide financial responsibility; expired registration; unlawful registration/plates E. Willow St./Cherry Ave. (suspect arrested) 10:48am Burglary 2000 block Dawson Ave. 1:56pm Burglary 2900 block E. PCH 2:28pm Forgery 2600 block Cherry…

April 13, 2018 | Vol. XL | No. 16

In this Friday the 13th issue of the Signal Tribune, coverage includes a recap of Tuesday’s Long Beach election-night results, which showed victories for incumbents Robert Garcia, Suzie Price and Rex Richardson, and run-off elections in the 5th and 7th council districts. Other stories include nonprofit No Kill Long Beach’s suspicions about an animal-rights PAC,…

SH City Council approves accepting $340K for water treatment

The Signal Hill council approved a banking change to save $15K annually

During its first meeting under newly selected Mayor Tina Hansen, the Signal Hill City Council approved two staff recommendations that would help the City’s finances: agreeing to receive $340,000 in settlement funds from the Water Replenishment District (WRD) and changing the City’s investment-safekeeping bank from Union Bank to Wells Fargo to save $15,000 annually. The…

Listening to the community about Community

Public hearing about potential closure of hospital featured MemorialCare CEO’s justification for decision and elected leaders’, residents’ input largely in favor of saving it

When his son began gushing blood from his scalp after a fall years ago, Dr. Mike Vasilomanolakis decided he didn’t have time to wait for paramedics. He would take matters into his own hands. With a bleeding passenger and blinking emergency lights, Vasilomanolakis drove like a “maniac” to get to the closest emergency room in…

Animal-advocacy group calls PAC’s 11th-hour endorsements suspicious

Animal PAC says its late support of Uranga, Price and Garcia occurred because of its vetting process

Days before the Long Beach primary election on Tuesday, a local animal-advocacy group began raising questions regarding eleventh-hour endorsements by another animal-rights organization, as well as the connection between the latter group and an incumbent councilmember. No Kill Long Beach (NKLB), formerly Stayin’ Alive Long Beach, an initiative whose ultimate goal is to make the…

At Garcia’s invitation, U.S. Sen. Harris addresses LB town-hall gathering

Harris emphasized that Americans have ‘so much more in common than what separates us’

Shortly after US Senator Kamala Harris had been sworn into office in 2017, she was speaking at her stepdaughter’s high school when a student raised her hand and asked, “What are we going to do about a divided America?” Harris distinctly remembered that question and, at a town-hall meeting at the Long Beach Convention Center…

Love Never Dies at the Pantages Theatre

Raise your hand if you think Christine should have stayed with the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical Phantom of the Opera. Sure, the Phantom could be creepy and possessive, and okay, a little manipulative. But that’s only because he was never loved, right? You’ll be happy to know the Phantom gets another chance…

Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s Falstaff and Prince Hal

In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday month, the Long Beach Shakespeare Company (LBSC) is presenting two “old-time radio” plays, the first of which, Falstaff and Prince Hal, continues at the Richard Goad Theatre through April 15 and centers on the boozing, exaggeration-prone Sir John Falstaff and his witty interactions with the young Prince Henry, or…

Therapeutic play in action

My decade-plus tenure as a clinician at The Guidance Center has provided me with the privilege of being with hundreds of children of all ages. Notice the choice of word, “being” rather than the word “working.” In my opinion, and experience, therapeutic healing comes from a place of oneness between the wounded and healer. When…