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Long Beach Transit Moving to TAP Payment System

Commencing February 8, 2015, Long Beach Transit (LBT) will fully transition to the Transit Access Pass (TAP) system, which allows customers to load multiple transit passes and Stored Value (aka cash) onto one durable smart card for a more streamlined public transportation experience.
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DUI Checkpoint to Target Impaired Drivers in West Long Beach Saturday

The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, December 20, 2014, in West Long Beach between 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. 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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3 Stations Pump Out Holiday Cheer Thanks Socal Honda

The Helpful Honda Guys are real. And they’re helpful! Long Beach residents and travelers were surprised all morning with Free Gas in Long Beach, from the SoCal Honda Dealers, on DAY 6 of Twelve Days of Free Gas leading up to Christmas.
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What Excites You About Long Beach? Capture It on Video to Win!

The Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (LBCVB) is asking its community a simple question: What excites you about Long Beach? With that in mind, the LBCVB is launching its first-ever digital video contest to allow visitors and locals alike to show the world what excites them about the “Beach with Benefits.” Starting on December 15 and lasting through January 31, the “What Excites You About Long Beach” video contest will ask anyone and everyone to create a video from 15 seconds to 180 seconds, showcasing some of their favorite Long Beach locations.
Fire Station #2 were one of 72 recipients honored as a Steward of the Second District earlier this month.

Vice Mayor Lowenthal Honors Stewards of the Second District

Fire Station #2 were one of 72 recipients honored as a Steward of the Second District earlier this month. On Thursday, December 11, 2014 Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal recognized 72 residents, businesses, community groups and city staff as “Stewards of the Second District”, because of their leadership and commitment to our community and the City of Long Beach.
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Restauration Rings in the New Year on Retro Row

Long Beach’s newest neighborhood eatery Restauration will ring in the new year with an All You Can Eat + Drink Celebration on Wednesday, December 31st from 9 p.m. to Midnight. NYE at Restauration will include live music, dancing, festive décor and a Champagne toast.
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Spring 2015 Application for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program is Friday, December 19

Southern California business owners have an opportunity to grow their businesses by applying to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The program is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the resources and skills they need to grow their businesses and create jobs.
Dr. Gary Levine, President of National Consortium of Breast Centers, new Medical Director of MemorialCare Breast Centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties

Dr. Gary Levine to Lead MemorialCare Health System Breast Centers in Southern California

Dr. Gary Levine, President of National Consortium of Breast Centers, new Medical Director of MemorialCare Breast Centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties Gary Levine, M.D., nationally recognized breast radiologist, is joining MemorialCare Health System as Medical Director of MemorialCare Breast Centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
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10 Cited For Tobacco Sales to Minors in Undercover Operation

On December 13, 2014, Juvenile Investigations detectives, along with the Department of Health and Human Services, participated in a Tobacco Decoy Operation. During this operation, minors entered businesses and requested to buy tobacco products.
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Fitz And The Tantrums to Headline Downtown Long Beach New Year’s Eve Festivities

Fitz And The Tantrums, the chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo, are headlining one of the West Coast’s largest New Year’s Eve street celebrations in Downtown Long Beach.  Three city blocks will be closed for this exciting street party, which is produced and sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), and will feature three stages and twelve outdoor bars.

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