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Spotlight on Downtown Long Beach Lions Club

EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Kirk Davis, Past President of Downtown Long Beach Lions Club, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.
From left: Tiffany Chen, City of Long Beach Sustainability Analyst; Diana Craighead, President, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education; Daniel Brezenoff, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Robert Garcia; Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez; Renaissance High School Principal Quentin Brown; and Renaissance High School students.

City Provides ‘Art of Recycling’ Bins to Long Beach Unified Schools in Honor of Earth Day

From left: Tiffany Chen, City of Long Beach Sustainability Analyst; Diana Craighead, President, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education; Daniel Brezenoff, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Robert Garcia; Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez; Renaissance High School Principal Quentin Brown; and Renaissance High School students.
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CSULB Theatre Dept. Honors Supporters at Art à la Carte Gala

The Theatre Arts Department at California State University, Long Beach has announced the entertainment offerings for their theatrical fundraiser on Sunday, May 3rd. Art à la Carte: A Taste of All Things Theatre at CSULB, will be held from 5 to 8pm in the Theatre Arts building on the CSULB campus.
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Police Investigate Possible Gang Related Murder

On Friday, April 24, 2015, at approximately 11:42 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 100 block of Platt Street in regards to reports of shots fired.
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DUI Checkpoint Planned in North Long Beach This Weekend

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint in North Long Beach. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.
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Survey Shows Reduction of Homeless Population on Long Beach Streets

Fewer homeless people – especially chronically homeless adults and children in families – are on the street, with more people having access to housing and homeless services in Long Beach. “I am very proud of our citywide efforts to get homeless people the services and support they need,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
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Explosion and Fire Lead to Discovery of Drug Lab; Suspect Arrested

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue to assist the Long Beach Fire Department and Arson investigators after a drug lab was discovered.
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Long Beach Symphony to Feature the Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich Saturday April 25

Long Beach Symphony’s penultimate concert of its 80th season will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd). Guest conductor Lucas Richman, who currently serves as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as well as for the symphony in Bangor, Maine will lead the orchestra in a program of powerful music.
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Long Beach Junior Chamber and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Team to Host Entrepreneur Speaker Series

The Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo to host “Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Millionaire” featuring David Erickson, founder of FreeConferenceCall.com, on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m.
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7.9 Percent Unemployment Rate Marks Seven-year Low For Long Beach

The unemployment rate in Long Beach continues to decline and has reached a seven-year low, dropping to 7.9 percent as of March 2015. The unemployment rate is now at the same level that it was in June 2008, at the onset of the global financial crisis.

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