Long Beach News and Events


Innovation Fund Socal Looks to Spur Local Startups

Long Beach City College (LBCC) announced that the funding cycle for Innovation Fund SoCal is now open. Applicants have an opportunity to receive a $50,000 no-interest, non-collateralized loan to help their startup companies focused on clean and advanced manufacturing, bio medical devices, advanced energy technologies.

Celebrate Day of the Dead Downtown

Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez invites Long Beach residents and the community to a free Day of the Dead event on Pine Avenue on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The celebration will take over two blocks of Pine Avenue between 6th and 8th Street from 2 pm to 10 pm.
Elected officials join the Gonzalez family to cut the ribbon on their new market in North Long Beach.

Northgate Gonzalez Market Turns Vacant Lot into Fresh Foods and Jobs

Elected officials join the Gonzalez family to cut the ribbon on their new market in North Long Beach. Long Beach elected officials joined community and civic leaders today to celebrate the grand opening of a new Northgate Gonzalez Market in North Long Beach with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Creation Station Craft Day Explores Natural Colors and Materials

Saturday, November 1, 2014, children, ages 6-11, are invited to participate in a free drop-in craft and activities program called Creation Station. November’s theme, Brilliant Brown, will include seasonally themed take-home crafts and activities that use natural colors and materials.

Jim Stangeland, Former LBCC Football Head Coach, Passes Away at the Age of 92

Jim Stangeland, one of Long Beach City College’s all-time greatest coaches as well as one of the best to come out of the city of Long Beach, passed away on Saturday (Oct. 25) in Huntington Beach at the age of 92. Stangeland is a member of the LBCC Hall of Champions, Long Beach State Hall of Fame, Long Beach Century Club Hall of Fame, and the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Long Beach Police Department

Potential Recruitment Process for Police Chief Announced by City Manager

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach City Manager Pat West today announced the process for selecting a new Police Chief, should a vacancy occur as a result of the November 4, 2014 election.

Street Improvements Begin on Magnolia Avenue

The City of Long Beach is set to begin work this week on street improvements on Magnolia Avenue between Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Spring Street. “Long Beach continues its focus on innovation and technology by bringing much needed upgrades to our traffic system, and these improvements will greatly enhance this key corridor,” Mayor Robert Garcia said.

Kelly Williams Insurance Celebrates 120 years of Business in Long Beach

Kelly Williams Insurance will be celebrating their 120th anniversary in 2015, and their 30th year in their office by the traffic circle in Long Beach. Originally founded in 1895 by Carle L. Williams, owners Kelly Williams III and Sue Williams proudly carry on the tradition of quality insurance started four generations ago.
A group of visitors admire the artwork at the 7th Annual “Artful Healing for Our Heroes” art exhibit.

Pediatric Patients Showcase Their Art at 7th Annual “Artful Healing for Our Heroes” Exhibit

Miller Children’s patient, Natalie, proudly displays the beach themed work of art she created at the7th Annual “Artful Healing for Our Heroes” art exhibit. On Friday, Oct. 24, dozens of patients, families, nurses and visitors made their way to Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach for the 7th Annual “Artful Healing for Our Heroes” art exhibit.

7th District Needs a Representative for The Arts Council for Long Beach Quarterly Arts Forum

The Arts Council for Long Beach looks forward to continuing and expanding its dialogue about the arts in every Council District. Each Councilmember is being allowed to appoint a delegate to attend a new, quarterly Arts Forum.

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