Five facts you might not know about Social Security

What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do they have anything to do with the way my benefits are figured? Will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare? Read on to find the answers to these questions. 1.…

CA attorney general warning consumers of immigration scams

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued a consumer alert warning Californians to be wary of scam artists or untrained immigration consultants who prey on immigrants by falsely representing themselves as legally qualified to assist with immigration matters. The consumer alert urges those who need help navigating the immigration process to seek assistance from licensed…

Event to honor contributions to downtown Long Beach

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) will host its annual Celebrate Downtown community event on Thursday, March 29 from 5pm to 9pm on North Promenade between 3rd and 4th streets. The event will address Downtown’s growth and progress with attention to the revitalization of The Streets (formerly City Place) and a glimpse into what’s to…

Bill to increase funding for K-12 vocational/career technical education to $500 million passes Assembly Education Committee

The Assembly Education Committee voted 6-0 to pass Assembly Bill 1743 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D–Long Beach) Wednesday. The measure would increase funding for vocational/career technical education (CTE) programs in K-12 schools from $200 million to $500 million each year, on an ongoing basis. “As a teacher and chair of the Assembly Education Committee, I…

Man killed, another injured in car accident in traffic circle

One man was killed and another was injured on March 16 when the vehicle they were in collided with a tree, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). At approximately 6:55pm that day, LBPD officers were dispatched to the area of Los Coyotes Diagonal and Outer Traffic Circle regarding an injury-traffic collision. Early reports…

Long Beach Playhouse to host its 28th New Works Festival

The Long Beach Playhouse will kick off its 28th annual New Works Festival (NWF) in its Studio Theatre on Friday, March 23. New Works is a national competition for plays that have never been produced. A call for scripts is made, and playwrights submit their works to the Playhouse. The New Works committee reads all…

Goodwill SOLAC appoints community leaders to its board of trustees

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County recently named two community leaders to its board of trustees: Mike Murray and Ardel Guillamas Avelino. “Their individual and combined expertise is significant to continuing and growing Goodwill’s mission to provide education, skill development and job opportunities for people with barriers to employment,” states a press…

Eye on Crime | March 23, 2018

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, March 15 9:11pm Burglary 1200 block E. Hill St. Friday, March 16 9:31am Battery 1900 block Cherry Ave. 4:42pm Indecent exposure 2700 block Cherry Ave. 11:13pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 2600 block Panorama Dr. Saturday, March 17 12:34pm Forgery 3300 block E. PCH 11:18pm Inflicting corporal…

The Campaign Trail | March 23, 2018

Ninth District Long Beach council candidate Mineo Gonzalez has stated his intention to continue his campaign. In a phone interview with the Signal Tribune, Gonzalez said that, despite a bogus website announcing his resignation from the campaign, he is still moving forward to seek election to the seat. • Seventh District Long Beach council candidate…

Around Town | March 23, 2018

SEW WHAT? What Meeting Who Hosted by the Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America When Friday, March 23 at 11am Where Long Beach City College, 1305 E. PCH More Info Cara Varnell, an art conservator specialist, will discuss how to preserve and restore textiles. Email Christa Barry at barrychen99@gmail.com. MOVIE AND MUNCHIES…

March 23, 2018 | Vol. XL, No. 13 | Signal Tribune

This week, the Signal Tribune has coverage about the Community Hospital Long Beach press conference on March 16, a Cambodian-American petition-signing event rallying the city to redraw the council districts, and the opening of Signal Hill’s new dog park. Also in this issue: Campaign finance reports for the 7th council district; a tsunami-evacuation walk and…

Preparing for the potential high tides ahead

Long Beach’s 2nd annual tsunami-evacuation walk, resource fair simulates emergency scenario and urges residents to be prepared for such a disaster

Most Californians are worried about the “big one” erupting throughout the state and causing widespread seismic damage to infrastructure and injuring or taking human lives. However, the ramifications of such a potential earthquake, perhaps off-shore, could have ripple effects that manifest into a tsunami. A tsunami is a series of strong waves that strikes in…