City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 15, September 2019
Bluesman Yusef Blues performs for guests on the Signal Point Terrace at the Library, Friday, August 30
Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the City of Signal Hill's monthly e-newsletter. Keep reading to learn about free yoga at the Library, Hounds on the Hill, the Fall Mayor's Clean-Up, 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 

Friday, September 20: Friends of the Signal Hill Library Book Sale, 12:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Friday, September 20: Family Movie Night, 6:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Saturday, September 21: Hounds on the Hill, 11:00 a.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Tuesday, September 24: National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 24: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Wednesday, September 25: CPR & Emergency Prep Workshop, 12:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Saturday, September 28: Ranchos Walk, 8:00 a.m. @ Rancho Los Cerritos
Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29: LA County Mock Election, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ Various Locations
Saturday, October 12: Mayor's Clean-Up, 9:00 a.m. @ Reservoir Park

Free Pet-Friendly Event: Hounds on the Hill is September 21
Signal Hill Park goes to the dogs for Hounds on the Hill! This free event celebrating our pets is on Saturday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue. Leashed pets are welcome, plus there will be dog licensing, an adoption trailer, a dog look-alike contest, dog training presentations, crafts, pet-friendly vendors, and more! Please keep your pet on a leash at all times in the park. For more information, please call 562-989-7330.
Special Events at the Signal Hill Public Library
Calling all Dungeon Masters! The Dungeons & Dragons Club meets at the Library on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. All levels welcome, participants must be at least 15 years old. We will be playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling 562-989-7323 or visiting the Library.
Don't miss the Friends of the Signal Hill Library (FOSHL) Fall Book Sale, Friday, September 20, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Signal Hill Public Library. For $5, you can fill a bag with used books of your choice. Rare and special collection books are priced separately. FOSHL is a non-profit organization benefitting the Signal Hill Public Library. For more information, please call the Library at 562-989-7323.
Join us for Family Movie Night on Friday, September 20. We'll be watching "The Secret Life of Pets 2" at 6:00 p.m. on the beautiful Signal Point Terrace. Bring your own chairs and blankets, and we'll provide the pizza and drinks. Registration is required for this event. Please call 562-989-7323 or visit the Library to register, deadline is September 19.
Learn how to save a life! CPR & Emergency Preparedness is Wednesday, September 25, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. You'll learn techniques on how and when to use hands-only CPR. You'll also learn how to prepare an emergency plan of action. This is a non-certificate workshop. Registration is required for this event. Please call 562-989-7323 or visit the Library.
Free Health & Wellness Events at the Library! We'll have Yoga on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. on Signal Point Terrace. Chair Yoga is Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Family Yoga is the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m., location TBD. Tai Chi is the last Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. on the Signal Point Terrace. Please bring your own yoga mat.
September 24 is National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? You can register online at You can also visit the Signal Hill City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, and pick up a voter registration form in person. If you'd like to receive a voter registration form by mail, please call the City Clerk's Office at 562-989-7305.
Preview the New Voting Experience in LA County's Mock Election, September 28 and 29
Los Angeles County is changing voting for the better next year. The new system, Voting Solutions for All People , offers a new Vote by Mail experience, Voting Centers, extended voting ties, an interactive sample ballot, new ballot marking technology, and more. You can experience the new voting system September 28 and 29 in a mock election. Anyone can vote in the mock election, no matter your age or registration status. You'll get to vote on things like your favorite sports team, park or music venue.

Mock Election Vote Centers will be open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on September 28 & 29. Two of the 50 locations are nearby in Long Beach. For more information and a list of Mock Election Vote Center locations, please visit .
Experience Local History at the Annual Ranchos Walk, September 28
Join the Ranchos Walk 2019 on Saturday, September 28 and experience the cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach in a whole new way! Take a scenic walk through history and follow a high ridge trail that links Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos. The 9.4-mile scenic walk connects the CSULB campus, Reservoir Hill, Hilltop Park, Longview Point at Willow Springs Park and Rancho Los Cerritos. There are also 6-mile and 3.5-mile options available. Shuttle services will be provided along the route. For more information and to register, please visit the Ranchos Walk website .
The Fall Mayor's Clean-Up is Saturday, October 12
Join us for the Mayor's Clean-Up on Saturday, October 12, and help keep Signal Hill beautiful! We'll be meeting at Reservoir Park, 3315 Gundry Avenue, at 9:00 a.m. Orientation begins promptly at 9:10 a.m. Water and light snacks will be provided, as well as trash bags, gloves and grabbers. We encourage youth participation, however anyone under 18 should be accompanied by an adult and have a signed waiver prior to participating. Please call Community Development at 562-989-7340 if you have questions or need a waiver form prior to the event.
Prevent Mosquito Bites and West Nile Virus
Last month, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed West Nile Virus in mosquito samples in Signal Hill and several surrounding cities. To prevent the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) to humans, we must all do our part to reduce mosquito populations, prevent mosquito bites, and understand the signs and symptoms of WNV. Help reduce mosquito populations by removing standing water from around the home. Prevent mosquito bites by applying mosquito repellent before you go outside. Cover your skin with clothing to also prevent mosquitoes from biting.

GLACVCD officials recently gave a presentation on mosquitoes and WNV at the September 10 City Council meeting. You can view that presentation here. For additional information, please visit our website .
Save the Date: Halloween Carnival is Saturday, October 26
Mark your calendars for the annual Halloween Carnival, Saturday, October 26 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Signal Hill Park. Wristbands for children's activities are $4 each during the pre-sale, October 14 - 25. Wristbands include jumpers, crafts, carnival games, candy, train rides, and more. Pre-sale wristbands are available at the Community Services office, the Library and the Youth Center. At the event, wristbands will be $5. Don't forget to wear child-friendly costumes and bring a bag to collect prizes and candy! For more information, please call Community Services at 562-989-77330.
LBCC's Long Beach College Promise Offers Two Years of Tuition Free
The Long Beach City College's Two Years Free College Promise program offers LBUSD students two tuition-free years at LBCC. The first year is already free due to Assembly Bill 19, which gives California residents one year free at California community colleges if they enroll full-time. The LBCC Foundation provides the second tuition-free year. For more information, visit
Question of the Month: How do I hold a garage sale in Signal Hill?

Fall is a great time to hold a garage sale! It's back-to-school and families are looking to stock up on inexpensive clothes and other useful items. All garage sales in Signal Hill must have a permit. Permits for garage sales are available at City Hall from the Planning Department. Each permit costs $20 and is good for two consecutive days. You will need to provide proof of residence in order to obtain a permit. Each lot in the City is allowed three permits per year. Learn more at

New this fall: All permitted garage sales will be listed on our website. Be sure to check that link if you're looking to do some garage sale shopping!
Signal Hill City Hall
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Signal Hill City Council
Lori Y. Woods

Vice Mayor:
Robert D. Copeland

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