CDPH warns consumers about risks of wearing decorative contact lenses

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith this week warned consumers about the risks associated with wearing decorative contact lenses as part of Halloween costumes. “Advertised as color, cosmetic, fashion and theatrical contact lenses, decorative contact lenses are especially popular around Halloween,” Smith said. “Wearing any kind…

SHPD receives grant for special traffic enforcement, crash prevention

The Signal Hill Police Department has been awarded a $94,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public-awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries, according to the department. “Signal Hill Police Department will use the funding as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to…

Eye on Crime | Oct. 27

LBPD reporting system is still down. Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department. Thursday, Oct. 19 2:10am DUI E. Spring St./Temple Ave. (suspect arrested) 6:38pm Identity theft 3200 block Lewis Ave. Friday, Oct. 20 6:28am Auto burglary 1000 block E. 32nd St. 8:00am Possessing unlawful paraphernalia E. 19th & Raymond Ave. (suspect arrested) 9:44am…

Attaining the ‘vision of the community’

At fourth General Plan community workshop, residents express anger and frustration about land use

Residents from throughout Long Beach showed up Wednesday night for the City’s last of four workshops on the proposed update to the General Plan Land Use and Urban Design Elements. However, judging by the pointed questions and critical comments made during the public-input portion of the event, one would be hard-pressed to find a citizen…

SH Planning Commission proposes ban on marijuana business activity

In light of Prop. 64, it also recommends ban on outdoor cultivation for personal use and regulating indoor planting

Marijuana regulation Pursuant to Proposition 64, The Adult Use of Marijuana Act passed in November 2016, the Signal Hill Planning Commission considered a resolution at its Oct. 17 meeting recommending that the city council approve a zoning-ordinance amendment prohibiting all commercial marijuana activities and personal-use outdoor cultivation, and establish “reasonable” regulations for personal indoor cultivation…

Local experts: Changing coyote behavior means changing human behavior

A coyote seminar also presented study findings, City wildlife policies and co-existence tips

If local residents want to make sure their homes are protected from wildlife, namely coyotes, then the first preventative measure should be to examine personal habits, because many behaviors, such as feeding wild animals– although well intentioned– may actually be harming the ecosystem, according to experts at a community seminar on Oct. 12. Long Beach…

Business owner arrested, charged on drug-related offenses

Two concurrent investigations have resulted in charges filed against a business owner after his arrest on drug-possession charges, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). In May of 2017, the Drug Investigations Section (DIS) received information regarding drug sales taking place at Rolli’s Smoke Shop, located at 2327 E. Anaheim St. During their investigation,…

Two 19-year-olds killed in traffic collision on Shoreline Drive

Two people are dead after a traffic accident on Saturday, Oct. 14, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). At approximately 10:40pm, officers were dispatched to an injury traffic collision on Shoreline Drive south of Ocean Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 2003 Nissan on fire and that the driver had been rescued from…

LB to host grand opening of restored Willow Springs Park Wetlands

The public is invited to attend a grand-opening ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10am for the restoration of Willow Springs Park Wetlands, 2755 Orange Ave. “This restoration will allow the public to experience the historical, natural surroundings of Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “From hiking to nature exploration to educational experiences, this project…

In the Dark | Oct. 20

Each issue this month, I’m reviewing a different scary flick, focusing on ones that have somehow remained below my radar up to this point and about which I knew virtually nothing until viewing them… titles that I’ve been “in the dark” about. I’ll write a brief reaction to each, as well as rate it based…