Eye on Crime | Dec. 8

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, Nov 30 11:50am Burglary 3300 block E. PCH 6:05pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 2300 block Lewis Ave. Friday, Dec 1 11:02am Stolen vehicle recovered 3000 block California Ave. 5:50pm Auto burglary 2400 block Orange Ave. 10:03pm Auto burglary 1100 block E. Willow St. Saturday, Dec 2…

Lowenthal introduces bipartisan legislation honoring 69th anniversary of Human Rights Day, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) on Thursday introduced a bipartisan House Resolution honoring the 69th anniversary of Human Rights Day and the 1948 ratification by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). “The promotion of respect for human rights as embodied in the UDHR is a key component of the leadership…

Dec. 8, 2017 | Signal Tribune

This week, a Long Beach Fire Department strike team was deployed to assist in the Thomas Fire, a plaque was set up in honor of a local student who was killed in the 2015 Paris terror attacks and the Long Beach City Council discussed plans for a citywide fiber-optic network.

Hospital closure will also prolong transport distance for patients

LB Community Medical Center ending emergency-care services in 2019

Acute care An active fault line detected beneath the Community Medical Center in Long Beach is forcing the hospital to end its emergency-care services and other acute healthcare needs by mid-2019, according to City officials. During a Long Beach City Council meeting on Nov. 14, John Bishop, chief executive with MemorialCare, said the hospital does…

Councilmembers and public alike call for change following Mayor Edward Wilson’s domestic-violence arrest

Signal Hill City Council conducts business despite mayor misconduct

Calls for change peppered the Signal Hill City Council’s Nov. 28 meeting in the wake of Mayor Edward Wilson’s Nov. 17 arrest on domestic-violence charges. Members of the public spoke on Wilson’s character and requested his resignation, and two councilmembers asked to agendize items at the next meeting on council reorganization and a code-of-conduct policy.…

BKBIA executive director stresses need for residents to shop locally to preserve neighborhood

Bixby Knolls to see new businesses, program anniversaries in early 2018

In just a few weeks– on Dec. 17– Blair Cohn will celebrate his 10th anniversary of serving as executive director for the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA). ​He’s been around to witness the consequences of the economic downturn at the start of his tenure. He’s seen several longtime local businesses close their doors after…

Pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle on Long Beach Boulevard

On Monday, Nov. 27, a vehicle-versus-pedestrian traffic collision resulted in the death of the pedestrian at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Cambridge Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). At approximately 5:15pm, officers were dispatched to the area and, upon arrival, found an elderly male on Long Beach Boulevard, north of…

LA County launches Text to 9-1-1 emergency service on Dec. 1

Beginning Friday, Dec. 1, hearing- and speech-impaired Long Beach and Signal Hill residents and those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1 for help in an emergency can now text 9-1-1, according to press releases this week from the City of Long Beach and the Signal Hill Police Department. The new service…

A conflicted development

A conflicted development As someone who knows and highly respects both these individuals, I’m saddened by this development. [“‘Our personal lives got public’: Signal Hill mayor and partner involved in alleged domestic-violence arrest,” Nov. 24, 2017] I have seen their high level of service to the public demonstrated consistently over the last three years. I…

The loss of an old friend

The loss of an old friend The aquarium is saddened by the loss of its oldest penguin Henry, who passed away [Nov. 27] due to complications associated with his old age. At 24 years old, Henry had been showing signs of decline, including loss of appetite and lethargy and was under close watch and care…