Six new languages added to 2018 election-language assistance requirements

For the first time, the State of California is designating Panjabi (Punjabi), Hmong, Syriac, Armenian, Persian and Arabic as languages covered under Elections Code Section 14201 in designated counties in the language-assistance requirements for 2018. Calif. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced the new languages this week, as mandated by Elections Code Section 14201(b)(1), which…

LB named Top-10 Digital City seven consecutive years

For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named a Top 10 Digital City, surpassing numerous other cities in a national survey that spotlights municipalities that best demonstrate how information and communication technologies are used to enhance public service, according to city officials. “Across Long Beach, we are building a stronger…

Winter shelter in north Long Beach offered for homeless

The winter shelter located at the North Neighborhood Library opened on Dec. 21 and will operate through March 31, 2018. Other local year-round shelters include the Long Beach Rescue Mission, Project Achieve, Catholic Charities and Lydia House. “The Winter Shelter Program provides much needed temporary shelter for individuals living on the streets during cold and…

LB’s annual ‘Treecycling’ program kicks off

As the holiday season wraps up, the Long Beach Department of Public Works, Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) has kicked off its annual Holiday Tree Recycling program, known as “Treecycling.” The program provides residents multiple options for disposal of live holiday trees free of charge, while keeping the trees out of the trash. Through Jan. 12,…

Free workshop to address caretaker issues

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Long Beach and AARP will bring a “Prepare to Care” workshop to Long Beach on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2:30pm at the Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St. It is offered free of charge and is open to the public. The workshop will feature topics from AARP’s…

EDCO collection service unaffected by MLK holiday

There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, Jan. 15 by EDCO, despite the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The company’s customer-service offices, including its recycling center and public disposal site located in Signal Hill, will also remain open. This includes Park Waste & Recycling Services and…

Eye on Crime | Jan. 5, 2018

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, Dec 28 9:45am Forgery 1100 block E. 23rd St. 12:51pm Identity theft 1800 block E. 29th St. 3:33pm Identity theft 2700 block St. Louise Ave. 9:23pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 1800 block Raymond Ave. Friday, Dec 29 6:21am Burglary 2200 block E. 21st St. 11:42am Grand…

Jan. 5, 2018 | Signal Tribune

The first issue of the year features an update about the Dec. 29 shooting at a Bixby Knolls law firm and an article detailing the results of an audit for Long Beach Animal Care Services, which is being criticized by a local watchdog group.

Taking out the trash

As Chinese markets impose waste restrictions, EDCO officials urge residents to recycle conscientiously

It seems residents will have to closely observe what items get dumped into blue recycling bins now that Asian recycling markets are not accepting contaminated waste, according to EDCO Disposal officials. A contaminated recyclable item, according to John Snyder, EDCO’s vice president and chief analytics officer, is any non-reusable waste that is tossed into a…

LB Water partners with nonprofit for educational water-conservation program

An estimated 75 schools will conserve roughly 900,000 gallons of water for three months and share their strategies

When local K-12 students return to school from their winter vacation next month, they will be doing their part to reduce water usage through an educational program that will include an estimated 75 institutions’ involvement. Long Beach Water announced this week that it is partnering with the nonprofit Grades of Green, an environmental and educational…

Dec. 29, 2017 | Signal Tribune

The final issue of 2017 features an expert’s input on what is dubbed a “recycling crisis,” a Long Beach resident’s donation of $50,000 to the Signal Hill Rotary Club, and new competition for local marijuana vendors.