City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 16, October 2019
Pet lovers and their pups at Hounds on the Hill on September 21
Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the City of Signal Hill's monthly e-newsletter. Keep reading to learn about the upcoming Halloween Carnival, free bulky item pickup week, fun Library events, 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 

Tuesday, October 22: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Saturday, October 26: Halloween Carnival, 2:00 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Friday, November 1: Day of the Dead Celebration, 11:00 a.m. @ SH Library
Saturday, November 2: Khmer Bilingual Story Time, 11:00 a.m. @ SH Library
Monday, November 11: Veterans Day, City Hall is Closed
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

Get Your Wristbands Early for the Annual Halloween Carnival
Signal Hill's Halloween Carnival is Saturday, October 26, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Signal Hill Park. Discounted wristbands are currently on sale! Stop by the Community Services offices, the Signal Hill Public Library, and the Youth Center. Please have exact change. Wristbands are $4 each through October 25. The cost will be $5 each during the event. All children must have a wristband to enjoy activities such as carnival games, jumpers, crafts, candy, train rides, and more. Don't forget to bring a bag for candy and prizes! Child-friendly costumes are welcome. For more information, please call 562-989-7330. Event Flyer (PDF)
Deputy City Manager Hannah Shin-Heydorn Appointed to City Manager
The City of Signal Hill is pleased to announce the appointment of current Deputy City Manager Hannah Shin-Heydorn (pictured) to the role of City Manager, effective November 2, 2019. Current City Manager Charlie Honeycutt is retiring after a 32-year career with the City of Signal Hill. We are grateful for his service, and wish him all the best.
Fall Fun at the Signal Hill Public Library
Announcing a new bilingual Story Time! Spanish-Bilingual Story Time will be held Thursday, November 14, and Thursday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. All ages are welcome.
Announcing a new bilingual Story Time! Khmer-Bilingual Story Time will be held Saturday, November 2, and 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.
Please join us for a very special program to celebrate Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, Friday, November 1, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This is a free event for all ages. For more information, please call 562-989-7323. Sponsored by the Friends of the Signal Hill Public Library.
This special Intro to Calligraphy class is Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Join us for this free class, with guest calligrapher Emmy Lam. For ages 16 and up, pre-registration is required. Please call 562-989-7323 or visit the Library to register.
Come read and rate new books at the Library this fall! 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.
Register Your Child for Cookies With Santa
Enjoy an evening of holiday cheer with your child! Cookies with Santa is Saturday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for story time, cookies, crafts, singalongs, and more. Bring your camera, as children will have the chance to take photos on Santa's lap. This event is $5 per person, and pre-registration is required. Registration begins Monday, November 4 for residents, and Tuesday, November 12 for non-residents. Space is limited, please register early 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)
Free Bulky Item Pickup Week is November 4 - 8
EDCO's Fall Free Bulky Item Collection Week is November 4 - 8. Place your bulky items out on the curb on your regularly scheduled collection day, or you can drop them off all week at the EDCO Transfer Station, 2755 California Avenue. If you live in a multi-family building, please call EDCO to schedule your free bulky item pickup no later than the week of October 28. For more information, call EDCO, the City of Signal Hill's exclusive waste hauler, at 562-597-0608.
Living With Coyotes in Southern California
Coyotes have become a part of living in Southern California due to an abundance of resources provided by humans. We ask all residents to report coyote sightings directly to Long Beach Animal Care Services online or at 562-570-7387. The City of Signal Hill contracts with LBACS for all animal-related services.

Many people do not know how to prevent coyotes from entering their neighborhoods or how to manage coyotes that have already arrived. We've posted information living with urban wildlife on our website . You can also view a recent presentation from Long Beach Animal Care Services with helpful tips on managing coyotes here .
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is Wednesday, December 4
Mark your calendars for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Ring in the holidays with us on Wednesday, December 4, at Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Avenue. Santa arrives at 5:30 p.m. and the tree lighting begins at 6:00 p.m. We'll have festive treats, crafts, train rides, pictures with Santa, music, 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.
Serve Your Community on the Civil Grand Jury
The Los Angeles County Superior Court is looking for qualified citizens to join the Civil Grand Jury. The LA County Civil Grand Jury primarily investigates county, city and joint-power agencies. The Grand Jury also serves as a watchdog by examining the operations of various goverment agencies within the County.

This position has a commitment of 30-40 hours per week for 12 months starting July 2020, Monday through Friday. Members receive $60 for each full day of service. You must be able to attend every grand jury session.

For detailed information regarding potential service on the Civil Grand Jury, and for application information, please visit the  Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury online .
Question of the Month: How do I apply for a job with the City of Signal Hill?

The City of Signal Hill posts all active job vacancies online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/signalhill . You can apply online as well. Openings vary throughout the year, so we encourage you to check the page often for updates. The City of Signal Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws.
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