Commentary

The Signal Tribune provides a space for those wanting to submit an op-ed on issues affecting the communities of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Op-ed’s do not necessarily reflect the views of the Signal Tribune.

Letters to the Editor
Letters should be 500 words or less. We reserve the right to edit all letters for spelling, grammar or space requirements. Please be sure to include your name, address and telephone number so that we may contact you if needed; only your name and city will be published. The preferred method for letters is by email: newspaper@signaltribune.com.

A farewell to our Managing Editor

With heavy hearts, we are bidding farewell to our managing editor Lissette Mendoza. Lissette has been our leader, our editor and, most importantly, our champion long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the…

Lucky to have a Job

By Claudine Burnett, local historian On Flag Day, June 14, 1909, beneath the drooping eucalyptus trees of Pacific Park, the new Carnegie Library was dedicated. Two thousand people listened to music and…

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Commentary – Congressman Alan Lowenthal applauds President for stopping new oil and gas leases on federal lands

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), on Wednesday, Jan. 27 issued the following statement regarding an executive order to be signed by President Biden that will indefinitely bar new oil and gas leases on federal lands: “I applaud President Biden’s freeze on new oil and gas leasing on federal public lands. Our federal lands should be a…

2020: A Year in Review

This year has changed all of us. We’ve covered the effects of the pandemic on communities, families, businesses and our City as a whole. We’ve seen light at the end of the tunnel. That’s not to say that our City hasn’t suffered through this pandemic. The local businesses we know and love have been hit…

Letter to the Editor: Addressing Signal Hill speeding concerns

To the Editor, To put it frankly, Hill St. just west of Cherry Ave. is a speedway. For years now I’ve been witness to a daily onslaught of HUNDREDS of irresponsible drivers traversing through a PARK, PLAYGROUND, COMMUNITY CENTER, SCHOOL, and RESIDENTAL street. And every time I send in a complaint by using your city’s…

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