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Sea Creatures Come to Life in Ocean’s Orchestra at Aquarium

Photo credit John Wan The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach announces Ocean’s Orchestra, a new project that will engage regional middle and high school students in pairing the performing arts and science to interpret nature.
A celebration for the Nelson Family as they are welcomed to their new home. Photo from Twitter.

Habitat for Humanity Helps Family Purchase First Home

A celebration for the Nelson Family as they are welcomed to their new home. Photo from Twitter. The City of Long Beach, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), on Saturday celebrated the dedication of a new five-bedroom, 2 ¾-bath residence that has provided the opportunity for a lower-income family to purchase their first home.
Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley delivers the State of the College speech at LBCC.

LBCC State of The College Highlights Student Success, Goals for 2016

(left to right): LBCC faculty member Trisha Chambers, Markel Cooper, Martel Cooper, President Oakley and LaVerne Duncan, executive director of Andy Street Community Association. Nearly 450 community members, elected officials, Long Beach City College faculty and staff attended the annual “State of the College” address Friday, Feb.

LB Still Working to Reduce Water Use; Mayor Reminds of ‘Serious Water Deficit’

Friday, the Long Beach Water Department reports that residents and businesses reduced water use in January by 13 percent compared to January 2013. The city used about 3,770 acre-feet of water in January. Last month’s water use was the lowest of any January in the last 50 years, since 1966.

Changes to Long Beach Transit Service Begin Sunday

Commencing Sunday, February 7, Long Beach Transit service changes will commence. The Passport route will remain unchanged south of Ocean Boulevard. However, it will now travel east on Ocean Boulevard, north on Elm Street, west on 4th Street, south on Long Beach Boulevard, west on 3rd Street, south on Pacific Avenue, east on Ocean Boulevard and south on Pine Avenue to continue the established route.

Annual Breakfast Challenges Local Men to Be C.I.A. Leaders

On Saturday, February 6, 2016 key Long Beach City Officials and hundreds of men from across Southern California will meet for a purpose-driven, motivational breakfast at The Reef Restaurant in Long Beach, California.
First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez

Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez to Unveil Transformed La Reina Way

First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez will unveil the transformation of La Reina Way near Chestnut Avenue on Saturday, February 6, at 9:00 am. La Reina Way is one of many “Courts and Ways” in the Willmore City neighborhood.
Suspect Mario Aguilar, Jr.

Parolee Sought in Connection With Attempt Murder Investigation

Suspect Mario Aguilar, Jr. Long Beach Police are asking for the public’s help with locating Mario Aguilar Jr., a 31-year-old resident of La Puente, in connection with an attempt murder case.

Show Some Love to Local Businesses at Shop Spring Street Fair on February 6

Community members including residents, businesses, workers and nonprofits are invited to attend the Shop Spring Street Fair along the namesake business corridor on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Art Lovers Show BIG heART in Rose Park

It’s called the “Big heART” show. More than 20 artists—including some who’ve had tough times—will exhibit their art, sculpture and photography. This year, host Tim Scanlan of Long Beach Skate has arranged with Pizzanista’s founder Salman Agah to offer delicious pizza as part of the evening.

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