Costco gas station gets green light from Signal Hill Council

Sean Belk Staff Writer Costco members will be able to fuel up in Signal Hill beginning next year. The Signal Hill City Council gave unanimous approval at its Tuesday, Sept. 3 meeting for Costco Wholesale to build a new members-only gas station adjacent to the Signal Hill store at Willow Street and Cherry Avenue. The…

Local fire departments respond to SH fire

Responding to a 1pm call Tuesday afternoon, LA County Fire Department (LACFD), assisted by Long Beach firefighters, extinguished a house fire at 2609 E. Pacific Coast Highway. According to LACFD, all rooms, including the garage where a vehicle was parked, of the two-story, single-family dwelling, which had been undergoing re-roofing, were burned. The cause of…

SH residents asked to provide feedback about park

The City of Signal Hill is seeking residents’ input regarding Signal Hill Park. A Master Plan is being developed for the park, and residents are encouraged to attend one of two workshops at the Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St., to provide their input on Tuesday, May 11, from 6:30pm to 8pm or on Saturday,…

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…

Adult-entertainment club opening in SH amid some opposition

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer In spite of strong opposition from some neighboring residents, The Palms, an adult club featuring partially nude dancers opened in Signal Hill last night (April 29), on Palm Drive near Willow Street. Signal Hill resident Maria Marino, who is spearheading opposition to the club, recently spent a few hours knocking…

SH planning commissioner receives volunteer award

Signal Hill Planning Commissioner Jane Fallon received a Volunteer Merit Award from the California Parks and Recreation Society District 10 on Wednesday, April 21. Fallon has been an active member of the Signal Hill community since she moved to the city in 1991. Currently, she serves the city as a volunteer at several events such…

SH names Outstanding Older American

Gary Weinberger was recently recognized by the Signal Hill City Council as Outstanding Older American for his dedication to community service in the city. Weinberger has been referred to as a “silent giant” who has quietly and consistently provided service to Signal Hill during the past 13 years with more than 6,000 hours of volunteer…

SH Chamber conducting membership drive

The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce is launching a spring membership drive through July 22. Benefits of membership include the opportunity for owners to promote their businesses and to network with other businesses in the local community. Networking opportunities include monthly luncheons, the Chamber’s Second Thursday mixers, and other social events.

Former Holocaust survivor–POW honored for acts of valor

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer In the Rubin household, performing mitzvahs, or acts of kindness, was not only an important part of Judaism, but an essential way of life. Tibor “Ted” Rubin’s life is surely a testament to his upbringing. As a Holocaust survivor, Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, he has both…

Ed Wilson becomes Signal Hill’s new mayor

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The Signal Hill City Hall Council Chamber had a capacity crowd Tuesday night as well-wishers came to see Councilman Ed Wilson appointed as the city’s new mayor. Annually, at the second meeting in March, the Signal Hill City Council reorganizes itself by selecting a new mayor and vice mayor. By…