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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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DUI Saturation Patrols to Deploy This Weekend

Officers from the Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday April 22, between the hours of 6:00 p.m.
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Weekend Route Closures at East End of Gerald Desmond Bridge

Several traffic routes at the eastern end of the Gerald Desmond Bridge will close Friday night to Monday morning, April 21-24, requiring motorists going to and from downtown Long Beach via the bridge to find alternate routes.
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Traveling with Your Special Needs Child

By: Gary Feldman, M.D., medical director, Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Spring kicks off the season of travel, but for families who have a child with special needs, traveling can seem more like work than a vacation.
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Beach Streets University Rolling Through East Long Beach April 29

The fourth Open Street event, Beach Streets University, is coming to East Long Beach; and the public is invited to participate on Saturday, April 29, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. At this exciting event, participants can walk, bike, or roll along a car-free route.
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LBCC is One of 20 Colleges Selected For New California Guided Pathways Initiative

Long Beach City College was one of the 20 colleges statewide selected to participate in the new California Guided Pathways Initiative.

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