BK Towers celebrates 50-year anniversary of Retirement Housing Foundation

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Most people want to live an active life while enjoying a safe, friendly, clean environment. The residents of Bixby Knolls Towers retirement community have all that and more. Last Friday, Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), the company that owns and manages the community, hosted its 50th anniversary celebration in the form…

SHPD bike patrols could start again by early next year

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer If the Signal Hill Honorary Police Officers Association (HPOA) has its way, bike patrols will once again be part of the Signal Hill Police Department’s law-enforcement efforts in the near future. During its July 20 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council authorized Police Chief Tom Sonoff to work with the…

SH to loan $700,000 to Boulevard Buick/GMC

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Living up to its reputation as one of the most business-friendly cities in California, Signal Hill has agreed to loan $700,000 to a local automobile dealer to help pay for renovations designed to increase sales. The loan, which will be made to the Boulevard Buick/GMC dealership, will actually come from…

Death threat investigation stymied; SHPD asks for public’s assistance

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) is asking the public’s help in identifying the person who sent an apparent death threat to Signal Hill Mayor Ed Wilson via email several weeks ago. “Our detectives concluded their investigation, and they took the case to the (Los Angeles County District Attorney) D.A.’s…

Josef Levy, cancer survivor, takes command of LBPD West Division

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Josef Levy, the new commander of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) West Division, has been loved and respected by many people in that section of the city for many years. As police lieutenant, he not only enforced the law, but he attended many community meetings and events and volunteered…

Owners of Boulevard Buick now own Cadillac dealership

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer In a move that strongly indicates confidence in a rebounding economy, the owners of the Boulevard Buick dealership in Signal Hill recently purchased the Coast Cadillac dealership in Long Beach. “Auto sales are increasing, and we just think this was a good move for us,” said Ron Charron, who is…

SH patrols aimed at preventing violence, other illegal activities

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer A recent shooting in a nearby Long Beach park has prompted Signal Hill officials to initiate regular weekend patrols of that city’s parks in hopes of preventing violence and other illegal activities. During the Tuesday (July 6) meeting of the Signal Hill City Council, Pilar Alcivar-McCoy, director of community services,…