Long Beach News and Events
More than 500 kids are expected to participate in the 12th Annual Great American 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade this weekend.
The parade is all about “Red, White and Youth” says organizer Justin Rudd. Each year kids and their parents take a Fourth of July ride decked-out patriotic-themed bikes, wearing red, white & blue outfits and waving flags, in hopes of taking home top-10 prize money of $10.
Boy Scout Troop 29 will hold their Fifth Annual Flag Collection & Retirement at First Fridays in July.
If you are like many veterans and patriots who wave a flag from your front porch, you likely have a few flags that you’ve replaced throughout the year that you have kept, wondering how to retire them properly.
Fund microgrants for Long Beach artists and get rewarded.
The Arts Council for Long Beach launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for artist microgrants.
The Indiegogo crowdfunding effort raises money for the Arts Council’s popular monthly microgrant program.
The Port of Long Beach is partnering once again with the Arts Council for Long Beach for Port of Long Beach Photo, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and pro photographers alike. The free program will be held this summer and end in October in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month, which is an annual celebration of local arts and culture.
Long Beach City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3, for the observance of Independence Day, and will reopen on Monday, July 6.
Refuse and Recycling Collection will be on its regular schedule for the entire week.
There will be no street sweeping or enforcement of street sweeping violations on Friday, July 3.
Singers, musicians, dancers, actors and models are ready to compete before 75 judges from the entertainment industry at the 19th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts®, July 10 – 19, 2015 in Long Beach, California.
On Monday, June 29, 2015, multiple felony charges were filed against a Long Beach resident for his involvement in two commercial robberies that occurred in the City of Long Beach.
In an effort to ensure the health and well-being of residents, and preserve the value and livability of Long Beach neighborhoods, the City has implemented a new Saturday hotline to address concerns about potential unpermitted construction.
Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach was named the best seaport in North America at the recent Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong, hosted by the shipping trade publication Asia Cargo News.
The Fourth of July can be a frightening time for animals, with the loud sounds of firecrackers and fireworks often sending pets scurrying out of the house or yard in search of security or shelter. Long Beach Animal Care Services would like to remind all animal owners that they can save themselves, and their pets, a tremendous amount of heartache and anxiety by following a few simple suggestions during the Independence Day weekend.