The Signal Tribune newspaper

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 ...

Commentary: Your Medicare rights and protections

Greg Dill, Medicare regional administrator

April 26, 2019

Did you know that Medicare has an ombudsman to help you resolve complaints you may have about your healthcare? Congress created the job of Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman to assist people with Medicare with their inquiries,...

Commentary: The mysteries of Easter

Anita W. Harris, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Here in Southern California, we are fortunate to be experiencing a green, super-blooming spring after the rare rains this past winter. Spring has been traditionally celebrated as a time of regrowth and renewal, at leas...


Blair Cohn, BKBIA Executive Director

April 19, 2019

I became a father for the first time at age 41. It was by adoption, and I was all the things a new parent would be: nervous, scared, uncertain and a bit naïve. The baby was just 4 months old when I brought her home. She wo...

Letter: A staple of the city

Larry Andre, Website comment

April 16, 2019

Larry Forester has truly been good for the City of Signal Hill [“Signal Hill councilmember leaves dais after 21 years of service,” April 12, 2019]. His love of the city and leadership has helped to bring an oil city that had a rough-and-...

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...

Commentary: Hit a pothole? Look for these warning signs

Car Care Council

April 3, 2019

Hitting a pothole can adversely affect a vehicle’s handling and performance. It can be difficult to know if and to what extent your car has been damaged, so the Car Care Council urges motorists to watch for three warning signs...

Commentary: Why the Long Beach community isn’t benefiting from the cannabis boom

Feel Good Sales Group, a licensed Southern California cannabis distributor

April 3, 2019

After more than a year since Long Beach opened its doors to legal recreational marijuana, the City has yet to see a single dollar in tax revenue from cannabis distribution and manufacturing businesses as owners seek more competitive...

Letter: Mourning a place filled with memories

Niki Tennant, Website comment

April 3, 2019

I am very saddened by the sale of the property for residential development [“Remembering the LB Petroleum Club,” March 29, 2019]. I would have hoped that the board would have solicited proposals that included keeping...

Commentary: Tax tips for consumers heading into the filing deadline

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office

March 28, 2019

Ahead of the April 15 deadline to file income-tax returns, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra last week announced tips to encourage safe tax filing and preparation and prevent tax-related identity theft. Each year, millions...

Letter: A standing ovation

Robert Flynn, Website comment

March 28, 2019

My son-in-law graciously treated me and his family to this wonderful, energetic, most talented, well-directed, loveable and highly gifted group of showpeople I have ever had the pleasure of being entertained by in years. B...

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