Long Beach News and Events


Leadership Long Beach Hosts IDEA FEST LONG BEACH

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Leadership Long Beach will present the second annual IDEA FEST LONG BEACH (IF LB). The festival is a free all-ages event with a focus on education and arts. IF LB will be held at Orizaba Park (1435 Orizaba Avenue) and surrounding businesses from 10:00 a.m.

Councilmember Dee Andrews Announces Write-in Bid For Third Term

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook Long Beach City Councilmember Dee Andrews announced Friday that he will seek another term as a write-in candidate in next April’s Municipal Primary Election.
Indonesian Sea Nettle ~ Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific

New Jellies Exhibit Now Open at Aquarium of the Pacific

Indonesian Sea Nettle ~ Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific They have no heart, brain, or lungs and have existed on our planet since before the time of the dinosaurs. The Aquarium of the Pacific invites you to delve into the mysterious world of sea jellies through the new Jellies exhibits.

Community Invited to Share Thoughts at Mental Health Forum Tonight

The community is invited to share their thoughts and help shape a new mental health initiative designed to provide collaborative, whole-person care in Long Beach. The “Health Neighborhood Initiative” forum is scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at American Gold Star Manor, 3021 N Gold Star Dr., and is sponsored by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health America, Long Beach Building Healthy Communities, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and the California Endowment.
veteran forum

Memorial Day

Remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving our country. To all of our service members and veterans, we thank you for your service.

Rancho Los Cerritos To Host Free Concert Featuring the Band of the California Battalion

To commemorate the Rancho’s transfer from the Bixby family to the City of Long Beach in 1955, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Back To The 50’s, a celebration of American Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, and Country Music.

“Beach Streets” Gets Residents Rolling, Walking, Moving Uptown

Two large community festivals, concerts, skate and BMX expos, art exhibits, petting zoos and bands playing on restaurant patios are just some of the entertainment and activities planned for the “Beach Streets Uptown” Open Street event on Saturday, June 6.
Long Beach Police Department

LBPD to Target Quality of Life Issues Memorial Day Weekend

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department will conduct specialized beach patrol and modified exhaust operations from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, 2015, in an effort to address quality of life issues and enhance traffic enforcement in the beach areas during the Memorial Day weekend.
Photo~ Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

Celebrating Education Highlights Ports Future Leaders

  Photo~ Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. They’re young, bright and very likely to be tomorrow’s port leaders. On Wednesday, May 20, the Port of Long Beach hosted Celebrating Education, an event that brought together these smart students, their teachers, public officials and business executives to highlight educational accomplishments in international trade and the goods movement industry.
The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted.

Repairs to Shut Down Span of Desmond Bridge June 14

The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted. The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, to allow workers to repair and replace safety lights atop the span, which connects the downtown Long Beach area to Terminal Island. 

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