Hope, frustration characterize foreclosure-prevention event

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Representatives from Bank of America, CitiMortgage, GMAC, HSBC, Litton, OneWest/IndyMac, Wells Fargo and Saxon were in attendance at the “Help and Hope” Foreclosure Prevention and Homebuyer Fair at Long Beach Polytechnic High School last Saturday to meet with borrowers. The event was organized by Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services (LANHS).…

New concourse will bring updated look to Long Beach Airport

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Allegiant Air’s recent arrival at Long Beach Airport (LGB) is not the only development on the historic landmark’s radar. Without sacrificing the classic, Art Deco-style terminal, the airport is continuing to move forward with its long-awaited modernization plan, which includes: restoration of the existing terminal; a new passenger concourse; a…

Among 947 screened vehicles, SHPD checkpoint yields stolen car

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern If any drivers were navigating Signal Hill’s streets while intoxicated on July 20, then they dodged a bullet, figuratively speaking. The Signal Hill Police Department conducted a driving-under-the-influence (DUI) and drivers-license checkpoint on Cherry Avenue at Crescent Heights Street that night.

Organizations team up to provide free science camp for homeless children

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Evidently, Verizon offers more than just the “the network.” After supplying a $30,000 grant, the Verizon Foundation has helped enable a summer science camp for homeless and at-risk youth at the Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center for Homeless Students at the Villages at Cabrillo, in west Long Beach. The camp…

Solid-waste disposal company’s 2.5-acre administrative terminal coming to SH

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Signal Hill residents will soon benefit from employment opportunities and over $1 million worth of land remediation as the solid-waste disposal company EDCO moves forward with its plans to construct an administrative terminal on the southwest corner of California Avenue and 27th Street. The site encompasses 103,000 square feet (2.48…

Richardson cleared by Congressional Standards Committee

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern After reviewing the results of a seven-month investigation by its Investigative Subcommittee, the United States Congress’s Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (CSOC) has unanimously voted to dismiss allegations against Congresswoman Laura Richardson, who represents California’s 37th District. After foreclosing a few years ago on her Sacramento home, which was…