City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 13, July 2019
Construction of the new Signal Hill Public Library is in the home stretch.
Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the City of Signal Hill's monthly e-newsletter. Keep reading to learn new details about the Library Grand Opening, fun summer events and much more! If there is something you would like to see in a future edition, we'd love to hear from you. Happy reading!
Upcoming Events 

Saturday, July 13: Movies in the Park - Night at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Wednesday, July 17: Concerts in the Park - The Bobby Barron Band, 6:30 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Tuesday, July 23: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Wednesday, July 31 : Concerts in the Park - The Pac Men, 6:30 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Tuesday, August 6: National Night Out, 6:00 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Wednesday, August 7: Concerts in the Park - Pop Vinyl, 6:30 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Friday, August 9: Movies in the Park, Wreck-It Ralph, 6:30 p.m. @ Reservoir Park
Tuesday, August 13: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Wednesday, August 14: Concerts in the Park - The Trip, 6:30 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park

Temporary Library Closing After July 27
The temporary Library's last day of operation will be Saturday, July 27. After that date, the temporary Library will be permanently closed to prepare to move into the new Signal Hill Public Library. Regular Library services will resume in the new library, 1800 E. Hill Street, on Monday, August 12. Community Services offices will be moving out of City Hall and into the new Public Library building in mid-July. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates!
#NametheDino Contest: Vote for Your Favorite Name!
Our  #NametheDino  Contest continues! We've collected our top ten names for the dinosaur moving into our new Public Library, and now it's up to you to pick the winning name. Vote for your favorite name via our online survey. The survey will be available through July 12. Survey Link
The Countdown is On: Signal Hill Public Library Grand Opening
We are counting down to the Grand Opening of the future Signal Hill Public Library! The Grand Opening is Saturday, August 10, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We've put up a countdown clock on our website so you can follow along with us. We hope you'll join us for this historic Grand Opening! The new Library will be located at 1800 E. Hill Street, adjacent to City Hall.
Free Movies in the Park: July 13 and August 9
On Saturday, July 13, we'll show Night at the Museum at Signal Hill Park. On Friday, August 9, we'll show Wreck-It Ralph. Movies begin at dusk and activities start at 6:30 p.m. Bring the whole family and your picnic blanket for a free evening of cinematic fun! There will be a bounce house, free popcorn, and concessions for sale. Movies in the Park is brought to you in partnership with Signal Hill Petroleum and the City of Long Beach.
Concerts in the Park Continues Through July and August
Concerts in the Park is underway! Every Wednesday in July and August, Signal Hill Park comes alive with music and family fun, starting at 6:30 p.m. Check out the event flyer for the full schedule of bands. This summer, we're celebrating our 95th Anniversary with a special giveaway every week. Rotating food trucks will also be on hand. Don't forget to arrive at 6:00 p.m. for the Voice of Signal Hill competition, featuring local middle school and high school students. Check out our Facebook page for photos from our July 10 concert with Stone Soul.
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Signal Hill Park. National Night Out is an annual family-fun event promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. This free event has something to offer for all ages. Come out and enjoy food, games, giveaways, face painting, caricaturists, balloon artists, a bounce house, local officers, raffles, fire trucks, and much more! Thanks to the Signal Hill Police Foundation for their generous sponsorship of National Night Out. View Flyer (PDF)
Sultans Car Club 29th Annual Signal Hill Car Show: Sunday, August 4
Join the Signal Hill Police Department and the Sultans Car Club of Long Beach for the 29th Annual Car Show, benefiting Signal Hill youth groups. 1975 and older show-quality trucks and cars will be on display. The show is at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Awards will be given at 2:00 p.m. More Information
Summer Food Program: Free Lunches for Kids
Signal Hill children up to age 18 are eligible for free lunches from the USDA Summer Food Service Program. These meals are served Monday - Friday from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. through August 16 at the Signal Hill Youth Center, 1780 E. Hill Street. Daily menus include milk, fruits/vegetables, and whole grains. Infant meals will not be served, and availability is first-come, first-served. There's no need to register or call ahead, but if you need more information, contact Community Services at 562-989-7330.
Have You Tried Dial-A-Taxi / Dial-A-Lift?
Qualifying Signal Hill residents are eligible for a Dial-A-Taxi or Dial-A-Lift membership. Dial-A-Taxi is an economical taxi cab service designed to provide demand responsive curb-to-curb transportation for disabled ambulatory Signal Hill residents age 18 and over, and seniors age 62 and over, who have no other means of transportation.  Dial-A-Lift is a curb-to-curb, shared ride transit service exclusively for the mobility-impaired residing in and traveling throughout the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, and Signal Hill. Persons must be able to wait at a curb up to 30 minutes. To request an application for either program, call Long Beach Transit at 562- 591-8753. More Information
Spotlight on Signal Hill Small Business
The Wine Country has been in Signal Hill for more than 23 years, boasting 7,000 square feet of wines, spirits, beers, gourmet foods, gifts, and more. The Wine Country specializes in hand-crafted wines from California, Oregon, Washington and the leading wine regions of Europe and around the world. Visit The Wine Country at 2301 Redondo Avenue. The store is open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Visit www.thewinecountry.com or call 562-597-8303.
Pet Pantry offers high-quality, health-conscious foods and supplies for cats and dogs. The store is filled with only grain-free food - no by-products, no GMO’s, no wheat, no soy, no white rice. Owner Patty Vanwinkle is a certified pet nutritionist and is on hand to offer information about healthy foods for your pet. Visit Pet Pantry at 2801 Cherry Avenue, open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. or call 562-989-1929.
Loans & Grants Available for Brownfields Development
Developers: The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) offers multiple types of loans and grants to assist with the redevelopment of brownfields. Brownfields are properties that may require significant environmental remediation and/or cleanup. These types of properties are underutilized; many are in urban areas, near transit and often in underserved communities with housing and economic development needs. Visit the DTSC's website for more information on Loans and Grants that can help with brownfields development.
Video: What Happens to Recyclables After They Arrive at EDCO?

Ever wondered how your recyclable items are turned into reusable material? EDCO, the City of Signal Hill's exclusive waste hauler, has a new video showing you how recyclable waste gets processed. The video is a behind-the-scenes look at EDCO's state-of-the-art recycling facility in Escondido. This new facility can process 100,000 pounds of recycling per hour!
Question of the Month: When can I water my landscaping?

The City of Signal Hill is under a Level 1 Water Supply Shortage. Watering and irrigation is allowed Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday only. Watering or irrigation is prohibited between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Watering or irrigation of any lawn or landscape is limited to 15 minutes per day, per station. Washing down hard or paved surface is prohibited except when necessary to alleviate safety or sanitary hazards. Using water to wash or clean a vehicle is prohibited except by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container, or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut off nozzle or device.
Signal Hill City Hall
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Hours
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
562-989-7300
Signal Hill City Council
Mayor:
Lori Y. Woods

Vice Mayor:
Robert D. Copeland

Council Members:
Tina L. Hansen
Keir Jones
Edward H.J. Wilson