The Signal Tribune newspaper

Vol. 33 No. 34- January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012

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Preliminary conceptual plans for Signal Hill library promise more space and modern design

January 27, 2012

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CJ Dablo Staff Writer Signal Hill has spent more than a decade of planning to replace its tiny 4,234-square-foot library. Now, with the rollout of a conceptual design presented at a meeting last Wednesday night, the pub...

Annual brunch at historic dairy affords residents rare opportunity to meet candidates face-to-face

January 27, 2012

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Gibson, who is running for the 70th State Assembly District seat. Incumbent city councilmembers Suja Lowenthal (2nd district), Patrick O'Donnell (4th), Dee Andrews (6th), and Rae Gablich (8th) did not attend the brunch. Inc...

At WANA meeting, deputy development services director forecasts gloomy future after

January 27, 2012

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Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Unless the state legislature and governor do something drastic, all redevelopment agencies (RDAs) in California will cease to exist as of Feb. 1. Last Monday evening, Robert Zur Schmiede, Lo...

Board of Harbor Commissioners gives preliminary approval to 40-year terminal deal that would be the largest in U.S. history

January 27, 2012

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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners gave preliminary approval Monday to a 40-year, $4.6-billion lease with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) for the Middle Harbor property, clearing the way for a final vote on the la...

18-year-old LB resident charged with recent murder, attempted murder

January 27, 2012

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On Jan. 18, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed charges against a suspect believed to be responsible for the Jan. 5, 2012 murder of 19-year-old Jeff Pouncil of Long Beach and the attempted murder of a 19-year-old...

David Barton resigns from school board

January 27, 2012

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Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education member David Barton has announced his resignation from the school board. Barton was first elected in 2006 to represent LBUSD's District 5, which includes Millikan and Lakewood...

LBUSD found not liable in Ross case

January 27, 2012

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A jury in the Melody Ross civil case returned a verdict in favor of the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Tuesday. The jury awarded no damages, finding the school district in no way liable for the off-campus, fatal shooting...

Steinhauser chosen to co-chair Educator Excellence Task Force

January 27, 2012

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Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser will co-chair a new statewide Educator Excellence Task Force, according to a recent announcement from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom T...

Thoughts from the Publisher

January 27, 2012

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Neena Strichart Publisher I attended the Signal Hill Parks and Recreation Commission meeting last Wednesday evening to get an update on the new proposed library. Seeing all the new plans was very exciting, and although th...

Letters to the Editor

January 27, 2012

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Thinking back, looking forward As you have probably read in the last few weeks, Long Beach ended 2011 with the lowest murder and violent crime rate in over 40 years. In fact, we had a substantial drop in almost every category o...

Local fashion show to benefit student mentorship program

January 27, 2012

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Cameo Professional Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach will host its annual fashion show luncheon with silent and live auctions on Saturday, March 3, at the Long Beach Convention Center. Doors will open at 10am for guests to be...

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