Steven Piper Staff Writer Finishing four months ahead of schedule and $2 million under budget, offering 1,989 spaces to local travelers, and providing 450 jobs to workers during the construction process, the new Long Beach Airport (LGB) parking structure had its official ribbon-cutting on July 14.
Steven Piper Staff Writer Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe oversees a geographical area stretching from Avalon on Catalina Island to Hacienda Heights in northeast LA County, and the demands of his job are as diverse as the areas that he represents.
Steven Piper Staff Writer After a 7–2 vote– Councilmembers Rae Gabelich and Gerrie Schipske dissenting– by Long Beach City Council Tuesday night, a redistricting map was approved that would not split the Bixby Knolls neighborhood into two pieces.
By Steven Piper Staff Writer Starting July 4, Signal Hill police officers will take to the streets on recently donated bicycles.
By Steven Piper Staff Writer During last Tuesday’s Long Beach City Council meeting, a divided council discussed four proposed maps for the redistricting process.
By Steven Piper Staff Writer John Keisler, who has worked as manager at Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) since 2008, was recently promoted to business operations bureau manager for the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department.
By Steven Piper Staff Writer At the 36th Annual Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Conference, held May 25–28 in Anchorage, Alaska, Better Balance for Long Beach’s project– The One Day Christmas Store Shopping with Dignity– earned The Neighborhood of the Year Grand Prize.
By Steven Piper Staff Writer Per 2010 Census data, Long Beach is facing a redistricting process that will reshape the city’s nine districts, changing affected citizens’ representatives and the resources that are allocated to their neighborhoods. Depending on where the new borders are drawn, the changes might also affect who is eligible to run for…
By Steven Piper Staff Writer According to Educate Our State, a nonprofit organization composed of parents concerned about education in the budget-cut-ridden state of California, the state currently ranks last in teacher-to-student ratio, librarian-to-student ratio, and guidance-counselor-to-student ratio. Also, more than 30 percent of California students do not graduate from high school.
By Steven Piper Staff Writer If locals’ summer vacation plans are still in the works, then utilizing JetBlue’s new, seasonal route to Anchorage, Alaska out of Long Beach Airport (LGB) might be worth taking advantage of. The inaugural flight to the airline’s new destination was Monday afternoon, and one-way tickets will be as low as…
By Steven Piper Staff Writer The seats of Long Beach City Councilmembers Rae Gabelich and Patrick O’Donnell– Districts 8 and 4, respectively– will be up for grabs during the upcoming 2012 elections.
By Steven Piper Staff Writer In an effort to promote large-scale development, stimulate private investment in the retail sector, and enhance sales tax revenue, the Long Beach City Council approved a recommendation during its May 10 meeting to authorize City Manager Pat West to implement a sales tax incentive agreement with Cabe Brothers for the…
By Steven Piper Staff Writer In the film Gone in 60 Seconds, which was coincidentally filmed in Long Beach, Nicholas Cage’s character is a grand-theft-auto master, committing crimes left and right. In reality, crime in the City by the Sea has descended to previously unseen levels.
By Steven Piper Staff Writer Turmoil over the City of Bell’s leadership continues as the interim city administrator of that city, Pedro Carillo, overcame a city council effort to fire him last week.
-A Signal Tribune Exclusive- By Steven Piper Staff Writer After the recent City of Bell scandal, during which it was revealed that council members were earning more than $100,000 and a city manager was making in excess of $800,000, Bell citizens were enraged that their officials lived up to the common stereotype that all politicians…