Long Beach News and Events


20th Anniversary of Rent Demonstrates Power of Love and Art

CSULB University Players kicks off its spring semester with the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play Rent, written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Joanne Gordon. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Broadway premiere, Rent opens March 3rd and runs through March 19th.
Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach

Chamber of Commerce to Host 3rd Annual State of Trade And Transportation

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will present The 3rd Annual “State of Trade and Transportation” Luncheon with Congresswoman Janice Hahn, U.S. Representative 44th District, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach on Friday, February 19 at 11:30 a.m.

Council Approves Naming Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

On Tuesday, February 9, the Long Beach City Council approved naming the new North Neighborhood Library as the “Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.” The motion was approved by a majority vote of 6 to 0. Councilmember Rex Richardson spearheaded the movement to name the library after the First Lady.
Griselda Suárez

Griselda Suárez Named New Executive Director at Arts Council for Long Beach

Griselda Suárez The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Griselda Suárez as its new executive director. The Arts Council board of directors is confident Suárez will be an excellent leader for the organization and strong advocate for Long Beach arts.

New Mobile Generators Will Help City Upgrade Emergency Response Capability

The City of Long Beach has received 15 heavy-duty mobile generators to be used in the event of a power failure or other emergency. The generators were purchased with Homeland Security Grant funds through the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and are being stored in strategic locations throughout the City.
Long Beach Crime

Suspect Arrested and Charged For Multiple Robberies at Same Convenience Store

Monday, February 8, 2016, multiple felony charges were filed against 29-year-old Long Beach resident James Edward Harris for his involvement in multiple commercial robberies.
Kristin Mascotti, M.D.

Prominent Physician Kristin Mascotti, M.D. Joins Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s and Community Hospital as Quality Medical Officer

Kristin Mascotti, M.D. One of the nation’s highly respected physician leaders and innovators in clinical quality and best practice, evidence-based medicine has joined Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach as the Quality Medical Officer.

Food Party in a Box: New Program From Long Beach Fresh Brings Food-related Workshops to Long Beach Community

Long Beach Fresh announces “Food Party in a Box,” its new program bringing free cooking demos and food-related workshops to the Long Beach community.

Council Approves Preserving, Expanding Affordable Housing Opportunities

The Long Beach City Council has approved two items that will preserve 148 units of affordable senior housing for 55 years, and also provide new opportunities for quality, affordable housing for lower-income families.
Photo credit John Wan

Sea Creatures Come to Life in Ocean’s Orchestra at Aquarium

Photo credit John Wan The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach announces Ocean’s Orchestra, a new project that will engage regional middle and high school students in pairing the performing arts and science to interpret nature.

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