The Signal Tribune newspaper

Martin Luther King Jr. & Robert Kennedy

Claudine Burnett, Contributor

June 7, 2019

I will never forget the evening of June 5, 1968, the pounding on my dorm door, and my next door neighbor sobbing that I had to turn on my television. She had just received a phone call from her boyfriend that something te...

Commentary: Long Beach’s Golden Spike

Claudine Burnett, Local Historian

May 3, 2019

On May 10, the nation will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental rail line at Promontory Summit, Utah. On that day, Leland Stanford drove a 17.6-karat gold final spike into the tracks ...

Long Beach’s first baseball star

Claudine Burnett, Local Historian

April 9, 2019

On July 4, 1904, Long Beach’s own George Thomas Stovall played his first Major League Baseball game for the Cleveland Blues. It was a double header, and George scored two hits in four times at bat in the morning game and thre...

An infamous day and the events that followed it

Claudine Burnett, Former Long Beach librarian

December 7, 2018

Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, is a date few will ever forget, for on that day, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The United States was at war. Following news of the attack, Long Beach and neighboring Signal Hill, along with the res...

Courtesy Claudine Burnett via Long Beach Public Library
A spontaneous celebration took place Nov. 7, 1919. The pictured flag, although not the actual Long Beach service flag, is nearly identical to it, according to Claudine Burnett.

Why we celebrate Nov. 11

November 9, 2018

Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and Signal Hill
A look at the bygone days