Long Beach News and Events
Artist rendering of the Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge, courtesy of Tidelands Capital Improvement Division.
The City of Long Beach today celebrated the recent start of construction for the new 605-foot-long Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge along East Seaside Way, which will provide seamless connectivity from the Long Beach Convention Center Walkway near Pine Avenue to the Performing Arts Center.
The City of Long Beach continued to receive excellent water quality grades from Heal the Bay, with 93 percent of its beaches receiving “A” and “B” grades in the 2016 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today. Long Beach has seen sustained improvements in water quality over the past five years.
On Tuesday, May 24, the City Council unanimously approved three exciting development proposals in Long Beach, which involve past Redevelopment Agency parcels now owned by the City through the Long Beach Successor Agency Long Range Property Management Plan.
Applications are now being accepted for the 28th Class of the Leadership Long Beach Institute program, which will begin in August 2016. The early application deadline for the Leadership Long Beach (LLB) Institute program is Tuesday, May 31st in order to receive a waiver of the $25 application fee.
The City of Long Beach has been awarded an additional $765K from the federal government to provide services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in the City of Long Beach, bringing the total annual award to $6.9 million.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the City. “100 Days of Summer” is a partnership among Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to promote opportunities to “stay and play” in Long Beach.
Long Beach Airport (LGB) is expecting a busier than normal summer as the airport prepares to serve new passengers. A new airline and new routes will add to the visitors in Long Beach during the travel season. With Southwest Airlines scheduled to begin service in Long Beach and JetBlue adding flights and an extra destination, Long Beach Airport is ready to welcome summer travelers.
On June 15 at 5:30 P.M., the Long Beach Playhouse will present the sixth annual Return to the Long Beach Home Companion at the offices of Keesal Young and Logan. This truly unique event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse which at 87 years is one of the city’s oldest arts organizations.
On Monday, May 30, three CNG-powered vehicles will depart from Long Beach on a cross-country rally to demonstrate that there are enough CNG stations in the United States to provide fuel for the 3,144-mile trip. The public is invited to the free kick-off ceremony at 10:00 am, at the Long Beach Gas and Oil fueling station, 2400 E.
Lydia Shinkle, the Rancho’s Cook, with her niece, Janie Mae Wilkie, at Rancho Los Alamitos’ duckpond, c. 1922
There is always something new to see at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. Now is a good time to take a docent-led tour of the ranch house with its meticulously restored interior.