Long Beach News and Events


Arts Council Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiring Creativity in Long Beach

Since the Arts Council for Long Beach was founded 40 years ago – on September 22, 1976 – the non-profit organization has funded hundreds of artists, organizations, education programs and cultural and music events. It has advocated for increased arts funding, organized creative placemaking efforts throughout the city from live music to mural installations, promoted the city’s arts, culture and music, delivered arts education to thousands of schoolchildren in grades K–12, placed college students in internships, hired artists, connected artists to opportunities within and outside of Long Beach, convened discussions and celebrations about art and much more.
Mayor Robert Garcia and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews

Mayor Garcia and Councilman Andrews to Lead Tree Planting at Jenni Rivera Park

Mayor Robert Garcia and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews Mayor Robert Garcia will join Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews at Jenni Rivera Park this Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 am to plant 20 trees in the singer’s memory and in honor of her legacy.

Detectives Seek Additional Info in Possible Gang Related Homicide

On May 3, 2016, at approximately 6:50 p.m., officer were dispatched to the 3300 block of E. 65th Street regarding a hit shooting that just occurred. Upon arrival officers found a male juvenile victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

5000 Pies Celebration 2 Years in the Making

5000 Pies is a social enterprise of Fountain of Life Covenant Church located in West Long Beach located at 2064 Santa Fe Ave. This faith based social-minded business opened its doors in September 2014 with a mission to transform the lives of young adults in West Long Beach through employment, culinary training and mentorship.
Long Beach Crime

8-Year Sentence One of the Longest Given for Domestic Violence

Gary Steven McJimsey, 36, of Long Beach, California, was sentenced to eight (8) years in county jail for a series of domestic violence incidents where he battered two separate women, threatened them both multiple times by phone and text message, and vandalized their personal property, it was announced today.

Fuego Invites Moms To Enjoy Family And Fun at Mother’s Day Brunch

Moms to enjoy family and fun for Fuego’s Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Maya on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along with live Latin jazz on the seaside patio. Fuego will also feature a kids’ station to decorate a Mother’s Day cookie for mom and a variety of activities at an arts and crafts area.

CSULB Becomes Charter Signatory to the Climate Commitment

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) along with 83 other colleges and universities across the United States, committed to carbon neutrality and resilience by becoming a Charter Signatory to the Climate Commitment.
Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

Mayor Garcia to Host two “Meet the Mayor” Events Saturday, May 7

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Garcia will once again make public appearances, share information and answer questions at two “Meet the Mayor” events this Saturday, May 7.

Long Beach Heritage North Pine Walking Tour Saturday May 7

Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, May 7, 2016 for their new North Pine Walking tour. As well as celebrating successful re-activation projects such as the Kress Lofts, Walker Lofts (the Famous Department Store buildings), York Temple Lofts, and Molina’s Press-Telegram and Meeker- Baker buildings, this tour will highlight the charm of some of our earliest extant commercial structures along the Pine Avenue corridor between 4th and 8th Streets.
Coyote safety tips

Recent Coyote Activity Prompts City Issued Safety Reminders

Never run from a coyote. Coyote activity has recently occurred in Long Beach and surrounding areas, and residents are reminded to follow important safeguards to protect pets and property against these wild animals. Coyotes are found in every state of the nation, except for Hawaii, and it’s not uncommon to see one walking down a busy street.

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