Long Beach News and Events


Flu Can Be Serious for Children with Asthma

By: Eli Nussbaum, M.D., medical director, Pediatric Pulmonary Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood disorders affecting an estimated 7.1 million children in the U.S.

Long Beach Yellow Cab Selected The 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peacemaker Award

Long Beach Yellow Cab has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peace Maker Award for their exemplary community service. This award is part of the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration run by Councilmember Dee Andrews’ office.
Taken at Hughes Middle School during last year's event, 1-23-16. Photo taken by Andrea Testa.  

Hughes Middle School Environmental Sciences Class and Realtor Andrea Testa Host Free Shred & E-Waste Event

  Taken at Hughes Middle School during last year’s event, 1-23-16. Photo taken by Andrea Testa. Hughes Middle School Environmental Sciences Class and Andrea Testa, neighborhood Keller Williams Realtor, will host a FREE Community Event on Saturday, January 28th from 9am to 1pm at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807.
Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp appointed to Commander by Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna.

LBPD Announces Appointment of Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp to Commander

Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp appointed to Commander by Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna has selected Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp, a 19-year-veteran, for the position of Commander.

City of Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule

Long Beach City Hall will be closed today, Monday, January 16. Street Sweeping and enforcement of street sweeping violations will not occur today. Street sweeping will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 17.

Woman Shot by Officers After Threatening Citizens, Police with Knife

On January 15, 2017 at approximately 11:14 a.m. officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to a restaurant in the area of 7th Street and Bellflower Boulevard regarding a female adult who was threatening citizens by swinging a knife at them.

Join Long Beach Heritage On a Walking Tour of The East Village Saturday

  Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, January 14, 2017, for the East Village Walking tour. Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.

Nonprofit Hosts Free After-School Mentoring Program for Girls at Michelle Obama Library

Global Girls Leading Our World (Global G.L.O.W.), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young girls through mentoring and transformational literacy and art, will begin an after school program for girls, grades 5 through 12 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, located at 5870 Atlantic Ave.
Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

State of the City: Mayor Garcia Says Long Beach is in a Citywide Renaissance

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Garcia delivered his third State of the City address at the Terrace Theater in front of a crowd of 2,000 people. The Mayor began his speech in front of a huge American Flag, after a stirring rendition of God Bless America, and spoke at length about our values as a city and nation, saying, “I believe what makes our country great is not fear, divisiveness, or anger—but kindness, respect, and love of country and constitution.”

Long Beach Transit Elects Board Officers

  In December 2016, at its annual election board meeting, the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors re-elected Maricela Renteria de Rivera as LBT’s board chair and Sumire Gant as vice-chair. Colleen Bentley was elected as secretary-treasurer.

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