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9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson

Vice Mayor Richardson to Hosts North Long Beach Color Block Walk

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson Vice Mayor Rex Richardson invites the community to the North Long Beach Color Block Walk on Saturday, May 6th, at 10:00 AM. The Color Block Walk will celebrate the culmination of the North Town Open Space Master Plan.
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Long Beach Celebrates Bike Month Throughout May

The City of Long Beach will be celebrating Bike Month throughout the month of May by offering a wide variety of mobility related activities and discounts for residents. The highlight of Bike Month is Bike to Work Week, which takes place May 15 to May 19.
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City to Host Public Forum on Broadway Corridor Improvements

The community is invited to a public forum on Saturday, May 6, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, at Bixby Park Community Center, 130 Cherry Ave., to learn about upcoming improvements to the Broadway corridor.
Artist's rendering of the Long Beach Exchange, a shopping center that will be built in Douglas Park.

Douglas Park to be Completed Three Years Ahead of Schedule

Artist’s rendering of the Long Beach Exchange, a 26-acre shopping center that will be built in Douglas Park. Formerly home to the Douglas Aircraft Company, the 238-acre area near the Long Beach Airport has been transformed into the nearly built-out Douglas Park, converting a once underutilized site into a largely successful economic asset, and one of the largest private commercial developments in Southern California.
Participants take in the sights aboard a Port of Long Beach Harbor Tour in 2016. Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach.

Sign Up Today for June Harbor Tours

Participants take in the sights aboard a Port of Long Beach Harbor Tour in 2016. Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach. Do you want to get a close-up look at some of the biggest vessels on the planet, take pictures of local marine life and learn about the Port of Long Beach’s role as an engine of the local and national economy?
Access to Shelter

2017 Biennial Homeless Count Reveals a Decrease in Number of Homeless in Long Beach

The 2017 Biennial Homeless Count (Count) findings reveal a 21 percent reduction in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness in Long Beach, and a 26 percent reduction in chronic homeless persons. Compared to 2,345 in 2015, the total number of homeless persons in the City has dropped to 1,863; and the total number of chronic homeless persons has dropped from 927 to 686.
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LBPD and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Join Forces For Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs

The Long Beach Police Department is once again joining forces with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Pharmaceutical Take-Back initiative, along with several other law enforcement agencies around the nation.
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Midtown Specific Plan Wins Sustainability Award

The City of Long Beach has received a Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Sustainability Award in the Integrated Planning category for the Midtown Specific Plan (Plan). SCAG annually honors planning projects that promote and improve mobility, livability, prosperity, and sustainability in the region.
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Councilwoman Price Recommends Penalties for Buildings With Illegal Marijuana Businesses

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM Councilwoman Price will be bringing an item to the Long Beach City Council asking her colleagues to vote in favor of drafting an ordinance applying penalties on property owners who rent or lease property to illegally operating marijuana businesses, and that gives the City the ability to shut off utility service to properties that are not operating legally.
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Actors Bring History to Life this Summer at Rancho Los Cerritos

The courtyard at Rancho Los Cerritos will be transformed into a plein air playhouse this spring and summer for a special series of theatrical living history performances. View our flyer here (PDF download).

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