The Signal Tribune newspaper

Police Chief Jim McDonnell getting his message out to LB communities

May 7, 2010

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Long Beach's new chief of police is becoming a familiar face around town. Sworn in about two months ago, Jim McDonnell has gone to several informal gatherings to introduce himself to the c...

Schipske seeking donations for 3rd Community Baby Shower

May 7, 2010

The Third Annual Community Baby Shower, organized by 5th District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, will take place Thursday, May 20, at the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department, 2525 Grand Ave. The Community Baby...

Local officials help celebrate downtown school’s 10th birthday

March 19, 2010

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, City Councilman Robert Garcia, Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal and Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent C...

Groundbreaking marks construction start for new North LB fire station

March 12, 2010

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer After almost a decade of behind-the-scenes work by community activists and city officials, a new fire station is about to be built in North Long Beach. Even though a sometimes-heavy rain was falling, about 80 people came to the official groundbreaking ceremony for Fire...

Shannon v. Reeves forum focuses on track records, philosophies

March 12, 2010

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The two seasoned lawyers argued politely over which one of them was the best choice for Long Beach City Attorney. Incumbent Bob Shannon pointed to his 12 successful years in the office, whil...

Lowenthal recognizes longshoreman worker as Woman of the Year

March 12, 2010

Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal has named Lisa Tonson, a third-generation longshoreman and crane operator, as the Woman of the Year from the 54th Assembly District. "Lisa Tonson is everything that's good about our area," sai...

Big Sister of the Year

March 5, 2010

Signal Hill resident Lori Heller has been named The Angelitos de Oro Big Sister of the Year. She has been matched with Little Sister Valerie, age 14, for five years. Lori works as a flight attendant for American Airlines and an event coordinator for...

LB youth to compete for California Youth of the Year award

March 5, 2010

On Monday, February 22, Jasmin Garcia, Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, progressed to the semi-finals of the Youth of the Year Competition for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. At Monday's event, h...

LB Draft Historic Preservation Element available for public review

March 5, 2010

The city of Long Beach has released its first Draft Historic Preservation Element for public review. The Draft Historic Preservation Element of the Long Beach General Plan provides a vision for future historic preservation efforts...

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