Thoughts from the Publisher

This week we received more than our usual number of commentaries and letters to the editor. With only a finite amount of space available, we quickly filled the page for this issue. When I saw one of the letters that would have to wait until next week to run, I decided to give up my…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart I have heard it said that people most fear speaking or singing in front of a large group. Remembering how I felt giving an oral book report in front of my peers at Signal Hill Elementary School, or having to recite a poem for church, I have to say that I too…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart We’ve got some big things happening in Signal Hill. First we get a Ross and a Dollar Tree. Then Circle Pet relocates here. Now we have a brand new Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market set to open its doors Wednesday morning across from Home Depot on Cherry Avenue. Believe me, we will…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Many story ideas come across my desk that we deem worthy of publishing. Sometimes the information comes to us by email or fax, other times we receive it the old-fashioned way– by mail carrier or phone. Some items make it and some don’t. Lots of times they don’t run because we just…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart During my adult years, I have been a member of many groups, including Daughters of the American Revolution, Friends of Long Beach Animals, Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts, Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, and GreySave (greyhound dog rescue group), as well as several others.

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Many folks are doing without summer vacations this year. Back when finances were a bit better, some of us took one- or two-week trips during the year and some of us traveled even more often. My friend/coworker Barbie and I refer to those days as “back when we had money.”

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart We had a busy day at work this past Tuesday. Besides our regular day-to-day activities of running a newspaper, we had the opportunity to play host to Congresswoman Laura Richardson and many of her staff members for nearly two hours. We appreciate the time they gave us and the candidness of answers…