City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 17, November 2019
Children enjoying games at the Halloween Carnival, October 26
Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the City of Signal Hill's monthly e-newsletter. Keep reading to learn about upcoming holiday events, how to give back to local families this season, and 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 

Thursday, November 14: Spanish Bilingual Story Time, 2:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Thursday, November 14: Intro to Calligraphy, 6:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day, City Facilities Closed
Friday, November 29: Day After Thanksgiving, City Facilities Closed
Saturday, November 30: SHPD Holiday Toy Drive, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ Target
Wednesday, December 4: Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. @ Discovery Well Park
Saturday, December 7: Khmer Bilingual Story Time, 11:00 a.m. @ SH Library
Saturday, December 7: Cookies with Santa, 6:30 p.m. @ SH Library
Tuesday, December 10: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures
City Hall, the Signal Hill Public Library, and the Signal Hill City Yard will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

EDCO will not be performing residential trash collection on Thanksgiving Day. There will be a one-day delay in service for the rest of the week.

Street sweeping will not be performed on Thursday, November 28. If your street's sweeping day falls on that day, it will be swept on the next regularly scheduled sweeping day. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!
Signal Hill Police Department's Annual Holiday Toy Drive is Saturday, November 30
The Signal Hill Police Department's Annual Holiday Toy Drive is Saturday, November 30, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Target, 950 E. 33rd Street, Signal Hill.

We invite you to stop by and donate a new, unwrapped toy valued at least $10. SHPD officers will be accepting donations at the store's entrance.

For more information, please contact SHPD Captain Brian Leyn at 562-989-7205.
Register Your Child for Cookies With Santa
Register today for Cookies with Santa! This children's holiday event is Saturday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Signal Hill Public Library. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for story time, cookies, crafts, singalongs, and a chance to take photos with Santa. This event is $5 per person, and pre-registration is required. Space is limited, please register ASAP as this event will sell out. Limited to two adults per family. For more information, please call 562-989-7330. Event flyer/Registration form (PDF)
Ring in the Holidays at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
You're invited to the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Wednesday, December 4 at Discovery Well Park. Santa arrives at 5:30 p.m., and we'll light the tree at 6 p.m. Afterwards, enjoy a community celebration including festive treats, music, holiday crafts, train rides, pictures with Santa, and more. This free event is brought to you by the City of Signal Hill and the City of Long Beach. Please call 562-989-7330 for more information. Event Flyer (PDF)
Shop Signal Hill this Holiday Season (Video)
The holiday shopping season is just about here. Signal Hill is packed with a variety of stores, retailers, and service providers, making it easy and convenient to find everything you need for your holidays. Check out this video highlighting everything Signal Hill has to offer!
Programs at the Public Library
Spanish-Bilingual Story Time will be held Thursday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. All ages are welcome. La hora del cuento español-bilingüe se llevará a cabo el Jueves 12 de Diciembre a las 2:00 p.m. Todas las edades son bienvenidas.
Khmer-Bilingual Story Time will be held Saturday, December 7. This story time features traditional songs and stories from Cambodia. All ages are welcome, however, the stories are geared toward children between 1 and 5 years old. Sponsored by the Cambodian Association of America.
Come read and rate new books at the Library! Once a month, staff will set up a selection of acclaimed books for patrons to review, comment and discuss at Book Tastings . We'll meet on the second Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room. Refreshments will be provided. Please register by calling 562-989-7323 or stopping by the Library.
Try the New Voting System at the Signal Hill Public Library
Explore the new voting experience at the Signal Hill Public Library! County officials have opened a demonstration center conveniently located inside the Library, where you can try out the new voting system for yourself. You'll have a chance to try the new fully accessible Ballot Marking Device and preview the Electronic Pollbook. A County representative is on hand to assist you with the demonstration and answer any questions you may have. The Demonstration Center is open through November 23 during regular Library hours. For more information, visit our website.
EDCO Household Hazardous Waste Collection:
Schedule Changes
EDCO is making some changes to its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event schedule for the holidays. Please note that the Collection Center will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 23, and Saturday, December 28. There will not be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on those days.

The HHW Collection Center will open as scheduled on Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information about how to properly dispose of household hazardous materials, call the County Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 888-253-2652.
Start Planning Now for SB 1383:
Statewide Organics Recycling
Did you know that 40% of all waste going into landfills is food waste? Food waste in landfills is a very large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Signal Hill residents and businesses will soon be able to help solve this problem by adding a green bin to their collection services. Here’s more information about California’s new organic legislation.
Preparing Yard Waste for Street Sweeping
Did you know? After cleaning or sweeping your sidewalk, piling the debris and leaves in the street as pictured during your scheduled street sweeping day is not the best way to prepare it for pickup by the street sweeper. This formation actually makes cleanup more difficult for the street sweeper. We ask that you scatter the leaves to make it easier for the sweeper to clean and collect the debris. Thank you!
Spotlight on Signal Hill Small Business
Dramatic Results is a non-profit organization that supports youth development and student success by offering a wide range of learning programs for kids that integrate core curriculum, providing in-class and out-of-school educational opportunities. For more information, visit their website and/or give them a call at 562-595-4600.
Rossmoor Pastries, established in 1961, includes a retail bakery, a custom cake studio and a wholesale division that supports the food service industry. Visit Rossmoor Pastries at 2325 Redondo Avenue, open Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Give them a call at 562-498-2253 or visit their website
Fish-O-Licious is a fast-casual fish and seafood restaurant, specializing in fresh grilled fish. Menu items include fried or grilled fish and seafood, tacos, wraps, and more. Fish-O-Licious' Signal Hill location is at 2594 Cherry Avenue, open Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. View their full menu and learn more by visiting their website. Or, call 562-989-8226.
Be Ready. Be Counted.
The U.S. Census is Coming in March 2020
The U.S. Census is coming soon. Look for your U.S. Census Bureau invitation in the mail in March. The Census counts all people who reside in the U.S., regardless of citizenship or immigration status. A complete Census count is extremely important for everyone in Southern California. Census numbers determine how federal dollars get spent to benefit L.A. County residents. Under current census laws, responses to the Census are confidential and can only be used by the government to produce statistics. Learn more at census.lacounty.gov.

You can start applying for Census jobs now. Visit 2020census.gov/jobs.
Question of the Month: How can I donate to local families in need this holiday season?

The City of Signal Hill works with FoodFinders , a local non-profit that provides holiday food boxes in November and December to needy families in the area, including right here in Signal Hill. FoodFinders accepts donations of items like canned goods, unopened packaged goods, and personal hygiene items. FoodFinders donation bins are conveniently located right here at City Hall, the Signal Hill Public Library, the Signal Hill Police Station, and the Signal Hill Youth Center through November 27. More information or call 562-283-1400 x 101.
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