Long Beach News and Events


Beach Streets Rolls Through Midtown November 12

Midtown will spring to life on Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, for the Beach Streets Midtown Open Street event along Anaheim Street from Orange Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway, and will feature thousands of people walking, bicycling and socializing on car-free streets.
Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

Harbor Commission Board Re-elects Guzmán President

Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzmán was re-elected Monday evening to serve a second one-year term leading the board that oversees the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second-busiest seaport.

LBPD Receives $600,000 Grant to Strengthen Community Relations

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has been awarded a two-year, $600,000 grant from the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) to strengthen police-community relations and help ensure fair and impartial policing throughout Long Beach neighborhoods.

Garcia Announces Picks For Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee

Mayor Garcia has announced his picks for the Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee, which will provide oversight of the funds from the sales tax approved by voters in June. Measure A received strong support from voters at nearly 60%, and is the first voter approved revenue measure for the City in over 40 years.

Community Invited to Celebrate 26th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act Today

The community is invited to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during free festivities today, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, at the Long Beach Main Library Auditorium (lower level), 101 Pacific Avenue.

North Neighborhood Library Closing July 31; Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library to Open September 10

  On Sunday, July 31, at 4:00 pm, the North Neighborhood Library, 5571 Orange Avenue, will close in preparation for the opening of the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library on Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 am. The closure is necessary to move the collection, supplies and other items to the new location and assure operational excellence at the new site.

The Kenneth Walker Dance Project to Debut The Seasons

The Kenneth Walker Dance Project presents its annual homebase performance at the Martha B, Knoebel Dance Theater on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, August 13 & 14, 2016. The Seasons is KWDP’s most ambitious work to date.

Liberation Brewing Company to Open in Bixby Knolls

Liberation Brewing Company is a craft brewery coming to the Bixby Knolls/Cal Heights area in Long Beach, CA. Liberation Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dan Regan, former member of renowned local ska band, Reel Big Fish.
LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges Board of Governors Names Eloy Ortiz Oakley Chancellor

LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today announced the unanimous selection of Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, a nationally known innovator in public education, as the next chancellor to lead the largest and most diverse system of public higher education in the nation.

City’s Medical Marijuana Ban Upheld by Appellate Court

On Tuesday July 12, 2016, the Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s order dismissing a class-action lawsuit brought by two Medical Marijuana dispensaries, challenging the City’s ordinance banning medical marijuana facilities within the City.

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