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Construction company gives Bixby Knolls free concrete cuts for tree planting

April 24, 2009

Filed under Community, Environment

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer For years, many business owners and residents have wished that Atlantic Avenue north of the 405 Freeway could become a tree-lined boulevard. That wish is gradually becoming true. Tree pla...

Taking It to the Streets

April 24, 2009

Filed under Community, Environment

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster assists Water Commission President John Allen in hooking up a street sweeper to the City's first recycled water filling station. Foster and the Board of Water Commissioners recently announced that the City of Long Beach ...

Worsening water shortage prompts SH council to tighten use restrictions

April 24, 2009

Filed under Community, Environment

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Now that California is in its third year of drought, municipalities throughout the state are imposing increasingly stringent regulations on water use. Signal Hill is no exception. During its Tuesd...

Panel discusses severe shortage of affordable housing in LB

April 24, 2009

Filed under Community

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer In Long Beach, thousands of families spend so much of their income on rent that they barely have enough to pay for the other necessities of life. Last Saturday, the League of Women voters ...

Councilwoman Gabelich invites residents, business owners

April 24, 2009

Filed under Environment, Politics

Tax time has passed, and for those wondering what to do with all of their old receipts and financial documents, here's some advice: If you no longer need them, shred them. Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich is hosting...

In showing effects of war, ‘Fifth of July’ examines collateral damage on relationships

April 24, 2009

Filed under Art, Arts, theater, theatre

(clockwise from top left) Cort Huckabone, Jenn Robbins, Sean Gray and Katherine Prenovost as the burned-out radicals of Fifth of July. By Cory Bilicko Entertainment Writer Relishing her second opportunity to direct Fifth of July a quarter ...

Publishers Thoughts

April 24, 2009

Filed under Reminiscing, Thoughts From The Publisher

We have been busy bees this week at the Signal Tribune. Not only did we create this lovely issue, we also put out a special issue commemorating the City of Signal Hill's 85th anniversary. With deadlines of only 24 hours apart,...

Know where your donations are going

April 24, 2009

Filed under Letters to the Editor

It is evident that the New York ASPCA [American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] is aggressively targeting Los Angeles residents for funds. Maybe you have seen the multitude of ASPCA print and web advertisements...

City of SH receives voter info on tape for visually impaired

April 24, 2009

Filed under Community

The California Secretary of State has provided the City of Signal Hill with a cassette-recorded version of the Official California Voter Information Guide for the May 19, 2009 Statewide Special Election for persons who are blind...

Not just for Earth Week: several projects make LB an ever-greening city

April 24, 2009

Filed under Community, Environment

The City of Long Beach has announced events celebrating Earth Week 2009, including unveiling a new city LNG fueling site, proposing a new Green Building Ordinance for City Council approval, announcing a new Marina Recycling Program...

Cal Heights gets some ReLeaf from neighborhood volunteers

April 24, 2009

Filed under Community, Environment

The ReLeaf program has benefited hundreds of trees in the Cal Heights neighborhood in the last seven years. By John Royce CHNA President Cal Heights ReLeaf was at it again on a recent, bright Saturday morning, when...

Students forego fun in sun to help still hurricane-stricken Louisiana

April 17, 2009

Filed under Community

Louisiana native Tim Caron, now a CSULB English professor, has made three of the four alternative spring break trips to Louisiana. Even before heading to New Orleans on an “alternative spring break," Cal State Long Beach senior Nadine Henle...

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