Commentary

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Column | Newspaper Wars

The following is the final part in the Signal Hill Checkered Past series. The quotes in this piece do not reflect the views of the Signal Tribune Newspaper and are based off…

Column | Interesting Elections

The following is Part 3 in a new series by historian Claudine Burnett titled ‘Signal Hill’s Checkered Past’. In October 1959, Long Beach Independent reporter Bob Wells described how the 4500 residents…

Column | The Flintstone

The following is Part 2 in a new series by historian Claudine Burnett titled ‘Signal Hill’s Checkered Past’. In June 1962 an excited, pretty incoherent woman, called Long Beach Independent reporter Bob…

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Column | The “Boss” of Signal Hill

The following is Part 1 in a new series by historian Claudine Burnett titled ‘Signal Hill’s Checkered Past’. Up until the mid 1980s, Signal Hill was described by many as the last frontier in this part of the Old West. The 2 ½ square mile town was an oil town whose inhabitants included roughnecks, gamblers,…

Commentary | Taking action to protect America’s nursing home residents against COVID-19

Nursing homes have become ground zero in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, with outbreaks causing high rates of illness and death among vulnerable residents living together in close quarters. That’s why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken a series of aggressive actions over the last several months to protect nursing…

Column | Signal Hill Police: The Ron Settles Story

In September 1981, more than 200 demonstrators protested in front of a boarded up Signal Hill civic center over what many called “the murder” of Cal State University football running back Ron Settles. Settles, an African-American man was found hanged with a mattress cover in his cell June 2, about two hours after he was…

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