SH City Council, commissions discuss how to get by with less

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The national economic recession and the State of California’s continuing budget crisis have resulted in declining revenues for the City of Signal Hill during the past two fiscal years. Things are not expected to significantly improve anytime soon, and city officials have reduced the new fiscal year budget, which began…

At WANA meeting, LBUSD Board VP sheds light on recent teacher lay-offs

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Many people– especially parents– are worried about how the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) will continue to operate under continuing budget cutbacks. In the last approximately eight years the District has had to reduce its budget by $200 million. Last Monday night, Felton Williams, vice president of the LBUSD…

Richardson wins District 37 primary election by landslide

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Incumbent United States Congresswoman Laura Richardson won a landslide victory in the June 8 Primary Election. Richardson, who represents the residents of California’s 37th Congressional District, received 19,667 votes, or 67.67 percent of the vote, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office. Richardson’s leading opponent, Peter Mathews, came…

Reyes-Uranga seeking third term as 7th District City Councilwoman

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The June 8 election is only three-and-one-half weeks away, and incumbent 7th District City Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga hopes the voters will elect her to a third term in office. “I am running for re-election so that I can make sure our district receives its fair share of resources,” she said.…

Signal Hill City Council: Just vote no on Proposition 16

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer In a unanimous vote during its May 4 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council adopted a resolution expressing its opposition to Proposition 16, which will appear on the ballot in the statewide June election. “Proposition 16, sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG & E) would amend the state…

Boulevard Buick/GMC moving to vacant Mike Salta Chrysler/Jeep site

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Boulevard Buick/GMC will soon be moving from its present location in the Signal Hill Auto Center, but city officials are not worried. The dealership is actually planning to move to the slightly larger, now-vacant Mike Salta Chrysler/Jeep dealership site, which is also in the Signal Hill Auto Center. In three…

New candidate joins race as write-in for 7th District

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Just when it seemed as if most of the election campaigning was done, a new write-in candidate threw his hat into the ring. On March 29– 16 days before the April 13 Long Beach Primary Election– Fernando Bernabe filed papers with the city clerk’s office to run as a candidate…

LB candidates present their cases at NAACP forum

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer With Long Beach’s April 13 primary election for city offices looming on the horizon, candidates are busy trying to get every vote possible. Ten of those candidates showed up last Sunday at a forum sponsored by the Long Beach branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People…