Long Beach News and Events

4th St and 7th St Visioning Workshops

Residents Ready for Another Round of Visioning Workshops in Second District

On Saturday, July 26, stakeholders are invited to participate in one or both workshops with an urban design architect funded by Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal to help stakeholders living and working along 4th & 7th Streets craft a visioning plan for both corridors.

Queen Mary Goes Gatsby for 10th Art Deco Festival

The Queen Mary, in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA), celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Art Deco Festival with a robust program of activities extended to five days August 28, 2014 – September 1, 2014.

CALB to Host Teen Empowerment Workshops

The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach (CALB) ends its Summer Youth Program with two teen empowerment workshops. Public Speaking for Teens is Tuesday, July 29 from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Participants will learn the basics of public speaking, including organizing your presentations, engaging the audience and effective body language.

St. Anthony High School Names Allen Caveness Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

St. Anthony High School has announced that Allen Caveness has been named their new Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. Caveness joins St. Anthony following successful stints as a head coach and assistant at the Junior College level, in addition to his continual involvement in the Drew League.

Long Beach Memorial Awarded for Saving Lives Through Organ Donations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognized Long Beach Memorial with its Gold Medal of Honor—one of just two hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties and only eight in California honored for remarkable efforts in saving lives through organ donations.
Crime Scene Tape

Street Racing May Have Led to Traffic Fatality

On Monday, July 21, 2014, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Ocean Boulevard and Orizaba Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult, and serious injury to a second.
Genevieve Simon, Anthony B. Cohen and Natalie Beisner Photo by Mike Hardy

No Exit Opens at the Long Beach Playhouse

Genevieve Simon, Anthony B. Cohen and Natalie Beisner Photo by Mike Hardy Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential masterpiece No Exit opens at the Long Beach Playhouse on July 28. The play centers on three characters: two women and one man who are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell.

Port Opens to Photographers for Series of Workshops

The Port of Long Beach is partnering 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 in August and end in October, in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month, which is an annual celebration of local arts and culture.

Youth Invited to Summer Leadership Academy and Mentoring Program

The Leadership Academy and Mentoring Program (LAMP) invites Long Beach youth between the ages of 14-24 years old to join a fun and leadership-building program. LAMP is a unique mentoring program for teens looking to develop skills in: photography, fashion and graphic design, and music and video production.
Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching.

“Consider the Match” to Premiere at The Found Theatre

Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching. The Found Theatre of Long Beach will host the debut of a new play written, directed and performed by Long Beach artists Maggie Boles and Katie Faris: “Consider the Match.” Through the use of the surreal, absurd and awkward, “Consider the Match” follows two friends who ponder the complexities of today’s human existence through a series of quirky scenarios.

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