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SIGNAL WINNERS Page 4 T R I B U N “Not Forgotten” origami by Blake Derksen See page 10 E SERVING BIXBY KNOLLS, CALIFORNIA HEIGHTS, LOS CERRITOS, WRIGLEY AND THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL Vol. 35 No. 37 February 14, 2014 Man stabbed, woman shot in domestic dispute in Signal Hill Your Weekly Community Newspaper Cory Bilicko/Signal Tribune Sean Belk/Signal Tribune In-N-Out Burger (far right) overlooks a 14-acre former redevelopment property on Spring Street between California and Atlantic avenues that Signal Hill Petroleum plans to acquire for a mixed-use development, including a hotel, medical offices and retail. Signal Hill awaits State approval on revised plan for former redevelopment properties Sean Belk Staff Writer It could take up to a year for Signal Hill to receive final approval from the State Department of Finance (DOF) on a revised plan for the sale and/or development of former redevelopment properties, according to city officials. Acting as the successor agency to the former Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency (RDA), the City Council approved on Jan. 21 revising its long-range property-management plan, which was submitted to the State for final approval this month. Elise McCaleb, the City’s economic develop- ment manager, said during the successor agency meeting in January that it may take a while to receive final approval, adding that the State is backed up with working on the state budget and approving recognized obligation-payment schedules for cities across the state. As of last month, 23 property-management plans had been approved by the State, according to McCaleb, who added that she heard of one plan that wasn’t approved until about 11 months after it was submitted. “It may be that it takes up to a year for the Department of Finance to approve the plan,” she Police officers cordon off an area at a residence in the 3300 block of Myrtle Avenue Wednesday morning after two people were injured during a domestic dispute. Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Two people were injured during a domestic dispute at a residence in the 3300 block of Myrtle Avenue in Signal Hill Wednesday morning, according to police. Shortly after 9am on Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) received a 911 call from a man who said his male neighbor, who was standing outside, was bleeding from his neck and holding a gun. SHPD and Long Beach Police Department officers arrived on the scene a few minutes later, according to the SHPD. Officers contacted the injured man, whom the SHPD described as “non-confrontational,” and he appeared to have a neck wound caused by a sharp-edged object. A female was later found inside the home with a single gunshot wound to her foot. Both the male and female were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Police recovered a firearm and a knife. “We know through our investigation, the female, Chardonnai Smith, age 26, of Victorville, was the dominant aggressor, and she was subsequently arrested for attempted murder,” said Senior SHPD Officer Kelli Brown in an emailed statement later that day. “The male victim remains at the hospital and is in stable condition.” The investigation remains ongoing, according to the SHPD. LB mayoral candidates weigh in on health of their funds, state of campaign-finance reform see REDEVELOPMENT page 11 CJ Dablo Staff Writer The latest statements that describe the year-end financial health of the Long Beach mayoral campaigns reveal at least one thing about April’s municipal election: there’s a great disparity in the size of the nest eggs among those vying for that soon-to-be-empty seat at the center of the Council dais. In the crowded field of 10 candidates who seek to become Long Beach’s next mayor, Damon Dunn has so far raised the most money for the calendar year ending Dec. 31. For that full-year period, Dunn raised $279,908 for his campaign and spent $243,942. Doug Otto raised about $255,413 and spent about $112,267. Vice Mayor Robert Garcia raised $206,641 and spent $41,332. Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal raised $175,320 and spent $71,146. Fifth District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske raised $61,397 and spent $38,440. Jana Shields raised $6,000 and spent $5,073. All amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar and reflect the contributions and expenditures for the calendar year. No reports are available from the city clerk office on the campaign finances of Richard Camp, Mineo Gonzalez, Steven Paul Mozena and Eric Rock. They did not raise or spend more than $1,000 for that calendar year. There is a provision under the municipal law that allows candidates with less money to seek financial assistance from the City to help fund their campaign. Under Long Beach’s Campaign Reform Source: Reports filed on City of LB City Clerk web page see FINANCE page 13 The Long Beach candidates for mayor have submitted reports to the city clerk’s department detailing the contributions and expenditures for their campaigns. This chart reflects the total amounts reported for the periods January through June and July through December 2013. The amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar. 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