Long Beach News and Events


Health Department to Hold Health Insurance Enrollment Event at The Center Long Beach

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will hold a health insurance enrollment event on Saturday, December 6, from 10 am to 2 pm at The Center Long Beach, 2017 E. 4th St. Certified Enrollment Counselors will assist community members with Medi-Cal and Covered California applications during the current enrollment period.

Black December Fashion Show Highlights Local Businesses in an Unconventional Way

Groundwork Fitness is planning another fashion show to entice Long Beach shoppers to stay in the city. The Black December Fashion Show will keep locals shopping local for another weekend. On December 6, 2014 fashionistas will gather at 236 Pine Avenue, an empty storefront which will soon belong to Localism.

St. Anthony High School Students and Parents Serve More Than 600 Thanksgiving Meals to Homeless and Needy Families

On Sunday, November 23rd, more than 200 Saint Anthony High School volunteer students and their parents joined together to serve more than 600 meals to homeless and less fortunate families in the courtyard of St. Anthony High School in downtown Long Beach.

City Offices and Services Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday. Trash and recyclables will be collected as normal on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28.
Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium Names Baby Penguin After ‘Madagascar’s’ Character

Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific One of the four Magellanic Penguin chicks born at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has officially been named Skipper. Skipper was named after one of the main penguin characters from the upcoming DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox animated film Penguins of Madagascar.

CSULB Study Finds Tongue Not Needed for Taste or Speech

According to new research at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), we may not need our tongues to taste or speak. This information could prove invaluable when it comes to helping rehabilitate those who have lost or damaged their tongues as a result of cancer or other means.

Artisans and Entrepreneurs to Highlight DLBA Small Business Saturday

After a frantic Black Friday, customers are encouraged to enjoy the artisans and entrepreneurs that call Downtown Long Beach home for Small Business Saturday. A joint venture of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the East Village shops, the Downtown Long Beach Small Business Saturday celebration on November 29 will feature a Makers Mart, live music, shop discounts, a photo booth, free bike valet and more.  

Rebuilding Together Helps Elderly East Long Beach Woman Stay in Home

By Michele K Kreinheder Rebuilding Together Long Beach, a local non-profit organization will be partnering with over 30 volunteers from the firm Ultimate Software on December 3 to make much needed repairs to Janice Kelley’s home in the Artcraft Manor area.

Long Beach Enters Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage, First in City’s History

The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners declared a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage Thursday that will put into effect a two-day per week landscape watering schedule on Mondays and Thursdays until the end of March 2015. Three-day per week landscape watering will resume in the summer months from April 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2015.

Armed Man Shot by Police During Missing Person Investigation

On November 21, 2014, Long Beach Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue to assist in locating a missing female juvenile. During the investigation, an officer involved shooting occurred which resulted in the death of a male adult.

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