Goodwill SOLAC announces new appointments to its board

Harry Saltzgaver, a longtime volunteer of Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC), will officially complete his term as the organization’s board chair at the end of this year. Anitra Dempsey has been appointed as Goodwill SOLAC’s new board chair, beginning in January 2018. The board chairmanship transition was announced during a…

SHPD planning DUI/driver’s license checkpoint

This holiday season, the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) is working around the clock to keep drivers and passengers safe, according to the department, which says it is on the lookout for impaired drivers. Through Jan. 1, law enforcement is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

Veterans program to operate winter shelter in north Long Beach

The nonprofit United States Veterans Initiative will serve as the provider for the 2017-2018 Winter Shelter Program for Service Planning Area (SPA) 8, the southernmost part of Los Angeles County that serves the communities of Athens, Avalon, Carson, Catalina Island, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach,…

Review on ACS shelter recommends comprehensive improvements to day-to-day operations, long-term planning

A review by an outside consulting firm has found Long Beach’s animal-care provider to be performing above average in recognizing the need for programming targeted at increasing positive outcomes for animals, despite a misalignment between stakeholder expectations and the agency’s capacity of care. Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud on Tuesday released Phase One of…

City of LB, lifeguard association reach tentative labor agreement

The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Long Beach Lifeguard Association (LGA) over a successor labor agreement. The LGA represents 24 marine-safety officers and over 180 lifeguards (seasonal employees). “I’m proud of the incredible work of our lifeguards and pleased we have reached an agreement that honors their work and…

LBPD checkpoint screens 242 drivers

The Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) traffic section conducted a DUI-drivers license checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 16 through which 1,170 vehicles passed. The checkpoint, which was set up at Anaheim Street and Daisy Avenue from 6pm to 2am, yielded the following results: • 242 drivers screened • one suspect arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales) •…

Eye on Crime | Dec. 22

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, Dec. 14 1:44pm Auto burglary 2600 block Lime Ave. 9:21pm Auto burglary E. 28th St./Atlantic Ave. Friday, Dec. 15 1:52am Stolen vehicle recovered 3500 block E. PCH 1:43pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 2800 block Cherry Ave. 7:15pm Suspect #1 – resisting peace officer, appropriating lost property,…

California attorney general obtains nationwide injunction to protect women’s access to birth control

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California this week granted California’s preliminary injunction blocking the Trump Administration’s illegal regulations that would deny access to birth control for millions of women across the country, according to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office. The Trump Administration issued what Becerra refers to as its “ill-conceived…

Dec. 22, 2017 | Signal Tribune

This week, the Salvation Army hosted a toy drive to donate to needy families, the City of Long Beach reviewed a sexual-harassment policy, and elected officials commented on the FCC’s vote last week to end net-neutrality rules. The stories are available in this week’s issue– on print and digital. Signaltribune.com will be updated shortly.

Dec. 15, 2017 | Signal Tribune

The Dec. 15 issue of the Signal Tribune features: a recap of the Signal Hill City Council’s meeting, in which Mayor Edward Wilson was not removed as mayor despite an alleged act of misconduct; coverage of a forum event that featured Cambodian residents in the community talking about their challenges with family members getting deported;…

Wilson not removed from mayor position despite motion

SH City Council decides not to reorganize after public comment and deliberation over mayor’s alleged misconduct

In a packed council chamber at its Dec. 12 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council heard many members of the public voice their opinions regarding Mayor Edward Wilson’s recent alleged misconduct that had prompted the council to consider reorganizing. After thoughtful deliberation, however, that motion was withdrawn. But the council, along with the City Council…

One step toward a polarizing view of Long Beach’s future

LB Planning Commission recommends city council pass LUE; community at odds with decision

Despite listening to roughly four hours of public disapproval and concern on Monday night at Long Beach City Hall over the proposed update of the City’s Land Use Element (LUE), the Planning Commission voted unanimously, 6-0, to recommend and pass the LUE, with modified changes, to the city council. The final decision on the LUE,…