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March 7, 1985
The Redevelopment Agency voted unanimously Tuesday night to extend its period of exclusive negotiations with a consortium of Long Beach automobile dealers who want to move to a proposed 45-acre auto mall in Signal Hill. The agency agreed in September to spend six months finding suitable property for the auto plaza and studying the feasibility of allowing the businesses to move to Signal Hill.
February 4, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Crisp and nervy, this Txakolina from the Spanish Basque country has more depth than most and a welcome minerality. Scented with Key lime and jasmine, it ends on a slight bitter note, just enough to make you want to take another sip. A serious wine. Of course, it's a brilliant match with crudo or sushi, a chilled seafood platter or grilled fish. Have it with salt-cured anchovies drizzled with olive oil, which is what winemakers typically serve with their Txakolina in the tasting room.
December 5, 2011 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
At the Long Beach Ballet academy on Wardlow Road, pint-sized ballerinas get dressed upstairs in Signal Hill. When they go downstairs for class, the dance floor is in Long Beach. That's because city lines pierce right through the building, making it a two-city hybrid that was created when 100-year-old boundaries got overtaken by development. From time to time, the oddity has created confusion among business owners and residents seeking to get business licenses, pay taxes or obtain police services.
January 18, 2014 | By Chris Erskine
With the Transportation Security Administration, there is almost always a method to the madness. For instance, fliers who found themselves standing out on the runway after the LAX shooting last November should have been relieved that they were out of harm's way, TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show. "That's a good thing," the 12-year-TSA veteran said, noting authorities had no way of knowing whether the attacker was trying to herd passengers into an ambush at more vulnerable drop-off points.
March 24, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
A Signal Hill construction company has come under investigation for leveling 10 acres of salt marsh, dumping asphalt and unearthing a former city dump near the Los Cerritos Wetlands at the mouth of the San Gabriel River. Long Beach officials Friday issued a stop-work order against 2H Construction, after residents complained that the company was tearing up wetlands.
May 8, 1986
The City Council Tuesday approved the use of 1986-87 Proposition A funds to continue its two transit programs. About $43,500 will go to the city's Dial-A-Lift program, in which people can telephone for curb-to-curb service. There has been a 50% increase in the use of the program since 1983, City Manager Louis Shepard said. Also, the City of Long Beach will get $7,219 to continue its fixed-route bus service in Signal Hill.
September 18, 1986
Councilman David J. Bellis, a one-time insurgent who presided over major changes in Signal Hill city government, including a shake-up in the Police Department, resigned from office Tuesday night. Bellis, 43, who was first elected to the council in 1980 and reelected in 1984, said he is resigning because he is moving to Lake Arrowhead. He has accepted a job as an associate professor in public administration at California State University, San Bernardino.
February 2, 1986
The $2.9-million, 32,000-square-foot Signal Hill Commerce Center has opened on a 1.5-acre site at Junipero Avenue and 27th Street in Signal Hill. Developed by Don Wilson Development Co., Torrance, the project combines high-end office and industrial space in a single building, designed by Kowalski & Harding of Carson. Blackmore & Associates, Torrance, is the leasing agent.
December 17, 2013 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Travelers who want to complete their applications for expedited airport security screening may do so beginning Wednesday in Glendale, Carson and Signal Hill, the Transportation Security Administration has announced. For $85, the TSA is offering travelers a chance to apply for its PreCheck program , which excuses fliers from having to remove their shoes, belt and jacket and allows them to keep their laptop and their liquids in their hand luggage. It does not exempt them from regulations regarding prohibited items.
December 10, 2013 | By Paul Thornton
If The Times' letter writers were solely responsible for picking the L.A. County sheriff, Lee Baca would probably be out of a job. The four-term sheriff - whose department was thoroughly frisked Monday by the feds with the arrest of 18 current and former deputies following an investigation into inmate beatings and other forms of mistreatment in L.A. County jails - is getting most of the blame from readers. Some of the letters accuse Baca of being disingenuous in his expression of sadness at the arrests, while others say it's about time the law came down on deputies accused of beating jail inmates.
November 23, 2013 | S. Irene Virbila
This is an elegant Napa Valley Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena, very much still in the style that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 and launched California Chardonnay onto the world wine scene. Silky on the palate, the 2011 has aromas of pear, citrus and honeysuckle. A bright acidity and a discrete touch of oak give the ripe fruit flavors a lift. A wine to savor. This would be a great bottle to take to a holiday dinner with people who would appreciate its finesse. It shows best with shellfish or fish in sauce -- coquilles St. Jacques, lobster with drawn butter or Dungeness crab, but also a simple roast chicken.
October 26, 2013 | S. Irene Virbila
If you think you don't like off-dry Riesling, open up a bottle of this lovely floral Riesling from a Mösel estate that goes back to 1177 and has been owned by the same family since 1804. The 2011 Mönchhof Riesling's honeyed sweetness is balanced by a racy acidity and an earthy minerality. A touch of bitterness pulls it all into focus. The more you keep drinking, the more you'll find in the glass: white peaches, honeysuckle. And this Mösel Riesling is a great value. Open a bottle to accompany a fiery chicken or beef larb . It goes with Thai or any spicy Asian cuisine too. I'd try it with lobster or grilled prawns, and with Chinese noodle dishes.
September 5, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
An already-crowded field in the Long Beach mayoral race saw the addition of a longtime political heavyweight Thursday as Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) announced her run for the office. “We need to make this city go forward now,” Lowenthal said at a newss conference formally announcing her campaign Thursday. Lowenthal was joined by state Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Long Beach Unified board member Mary Stanton, who have endorsed her for the post. Mayor Bob Foster recently announced he would not seek a third term.
August 3, 2013
The Chianti region is large, and while the wines from the Classico region are the best known, for price and quality, look to the lesser-known Chianti Rufina, a small area in the northeastern corner of Chianti proper. Selvapiana is one of the best estates in Rufina, turning out first-rate Sangiovese-based reds. I've been buying its Chianti for years, keeping it on hand for pasta nights and grilled skirt steak or chops. A deep ruby in color, the 2010 Selvapiana tastes of bright cherries and plums, but a touch of earth gives it some weight.
March 30, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
2012 Reichsrat von Buhl Pinot Noir Rosé On the East Coast, it's still snow and slush. But here, spring has sprung right on time. Cherry and plum trees are covered in blooms. Time for rosé. And here's a terrific one from Germany to usher in the season. Von Buhl winery in Pfalz produces this lovely Pinot Noir rosé. Pale salmon pink, it is crisp and dry, with soft, beautiful fruit and a silken texture. Have a glass before dinner, or with a light first course of marinated vegetables, a salad, or poached salmon.
December 13, 2012 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
Forrest N. Shumway, a law-trained businessman who expanded his uncle's Signal Oil & Gas Co. from a local operation into one of the country's most powerful, diverse business conglomerates, has died. He was 85. Shumway, who helped engineer the merger that created Allied-Signal Corp. while also serving on USC's board of trustees, died of complications of cancer at his La Jolla home on Dec. 4, said his son Garrett. Born March 21, 1927 in Skowhegan, Maine, Shumway joined the Marines after high school and went on to get his bachelor's in political science and a law degree, both from Stanford University.
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