Path to extending seismic deadline, reinstating advanced life-saving care requires overcoming multiple hurdles

Community Hospital task-force meeting stresses significance of AB 2591, addressing staff shortages and finding new operator

March proved to be a trying month for Community Hospital’s biggest supporters. MemorialCare’s separate announcements to terminate the hospital’s lease within 120 days, much sooner than anticipated, and diverting emergency care from the facility because of a low staff ratio added a not-so-welcome wrinkle to the already restricted deadline to preserve Community. Then, MemorialCare’s CEO…

And in this corner… | March 30, 2018

I’ve always had a problem with the color of my skin. Let me clarify. It’s the lack of color of my skin that’s the problem. I’m saying there is no color. Translucent. Transparent. Blinding white. So white I’m almost blue. Void of melanin. If I had my own theme songs, they would be “A Whiter…

U.S. 2020 Census to include question asking applicants about citizenship status

California files lawsuit over Trump Administration’s reinstatement of question

State officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to add a question in the U.S. 2020 Census concerning applicants’ citizenship status, according to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross wrote a memo on March 26 asking Karen Dunn Kelley, undersecretary for the Economic Affairs…

A look at bygone days | March 30, 2018

Did you know that Long Beach was one of the centers of movie making up until the early 1920s? The Long Beach film industry launched the career of many well-known stars such as Harold Lloyd, Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, to name just a few. Motion-picture production was not the only claim to fame Long…

Marching for their lives

In response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, hundreds of thousands of protesters walked the streets of their cities on Saturday, March 24. The momentum and activism quickly spread throughout the country, and it was estimated that nearly 800 marches were in action that day, the City of Long…

Revving up

Long Beach Honda staff and Signal Hill city officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 23 to celebrate the reopening of the auto-manufacturer’s dealership located at 1500 E. Spring St. Event attendees were treated to a taco food-truck and refreshments. Fred Angiuli, Long Beach Honda general manager, told the Signal Tribune that “foot traffic” to…

No place like home

Signal Hill city officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the front lawn of the newly built Zinnia Apartments complex at 1500 E. Hill St. to celebrate the grand opening of the affordable-housing development. GD Bro Burger catered the event, offering food and drinks to residents and officials associated with Zinnia’s construction. The ceremony started with…

Around Town | March 30

EGGS WITH THE ELKS What Monthly breakfast Who Hosted by Elks Lodge #888 When Sunday, March 25 from 8am to 11:30am Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd. More Info The cost is $7 per person and includes eggs to order, full breakfast buffet, waffles with toppings, coffee, orange juice and drink specials at the bar. Visit elks.org/lodges/lodgefacilities.cfm?LodgeNumber=888.…

Long Beach to host first Celebration of the Young Child

The City of Long Beach will host its first Celebration of the Young Child, as part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP), on Saturday, April 14. The free, one-day event will take place at Long Beach State University, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., from 10am to 2pm. A focus will…

Signal Hill man killed in traffic-circle accident

A Signal Hill man is dead after an accident at the Long Beach Traffic Circle Monday, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On March 26, at approximately 7:40pm, officers responded to the outer traffic circle and Los Coyotes Diagonal regarding an injury traffic collision. When officers arrived, Long Beach Fire Department personnel were…

Toyota Grand Prix to open track for public use

The public is invited to participate in the sixth annual Grand Prix View, to walk, bike, rollerskate or push a stroller on the same track where the world’s best Indy car drivers will race at over 180 miles per hour the following weekend. The track-viewing event will take place on Tuesday, April 3, from 11:30am…

Eye on Crime | March 30

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, March 22 2:16pm Identity theft 1000 block E. 32nd St. 5:10pm Burglary 2900 block E. PCH 10:19pm Check the well being 3300 block Gundry Ave. Friday, March 23 3:38pm Auto burglary Molino Ave./E. 20th St. 4:03pm Battery 1900 block Cherry Ave. 7:06pm Grand theft 1900 block…

New Medicare cards are coming!

Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get your Social Security number, so we’re removing those numbers from Medicare cards to make them safer. Your new card will have a new Medicare number…