SHPD to increase enforcement aimed at careless motorists, dangerous riders

The Signal Hill Police Department will be conducting a specialized motorcycle safety enforcement operation during the week beginning May 9. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where crashes occur. Officers will be cracking down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists, as well as other vehicle drivers that can lead…

Miller Hospital teaming with Kohl’s to keep kids safe

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach (MCHLB) has teamed up with Kohl’s department stores for an ongoing childhood safety initiative to help prevent accidents that result in many serious injuries and hospitalizations. The “Keeping Kids Safe with Kohl’s” program at MCHLB provides education to children and parents on passenger, bicycle and pedestrian safety. One-hundred percent of…

Helping babies reach their first birthday

By Vivian J. Malauulu One of the hardest things in life is, without a doubt, dealing with the passing of one’s infant. The worst nightmare for all parents is for their children to precede them in death. Very few people can easily bounce back from such a tragedy, and even fewer can bounce back even…

Public warned about possibly rabid bats

Acting Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anne Anglim is advising local residents to avoid contact with any bats they might come across. “Children are especially vulnerable as they may see a bat on the ground and think it is a toy,” said Anglim. This precaution is important as a bat recently found in a…

Nonprofit hosting breakfast, lunch to provide info on child-abuse prevention

Nonprofit organization For the Child, which provides child-abuse- and neglect-prevention and treatment services for children and their families, will have its 9th Annual Children’s Circle of Friends Breakfast and First Luncheon on Thursday, April 29. “Protecting Innocence 2010” is the theme for the breakfast, which will take place at the Long Beach Airport Marriott from…

Pedestrian in SH struck by, pinned under vehicle

On Monday, March 8, 2010, at approximately 8:30pm, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers were dispatched to the intersection of Hill Street and Rose Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. A vehicle had been traveling southbound on Rose Avenue, approaching Hill Street, and struck a female pedestrian who was walking westbound on Hill…

Self-defense training day for families affected by cancer

Walk With Sally, a non-profit organization committed to providing mentorship programs to children of parents and siblings with cancer, had a hands-on self-defense training day at the 360 Combat Club in Signal Hill on Saturday, February 27. This free event was one of Walk With Sally’s many annual friendship-building activities for local children living with…

Relief available for flood victims

The Los Angeles County Operational Area, in coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Emergency Management Agency, has made a Local Assistance Center (LAC) available to all Long Beach residents impacted by the recent flooding and debris and mudflow through Saturday, February 27. The center will offer information on replacing lost records,…