LBPD Court Sting Nabs 5 Drivers with Suspended Licenses

On Monday, April 27, 2009, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Section conducted a Suspended License Court Sting.  The operation is one of several components of a DUI Traffic Safety Grant awarded to the Police Department by the California Office of Traffic Safety.  

Stimulus Package to Benefit LB portion of Los Angeles River Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District has announced the projects in Southern California and Arizona affected by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Included in the act is $1,580,000 for the Los Angeles River Estuary located at the mouth of the L.A.

City Health Officer Declares Local Health Emergency Due to Probable Swine Influenza at CSULB

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is awaiting confirmation on the first probable case of swine influenza in Long Beach.  The probable case is a student at CSULB, who started having flu-like symptoms on Sunday, April 26, 2009 and visited the student health center the next day. 

Longfellow Legacy Foundation: First Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Gets Set to Tee Off

The Longfellow Legacy Foundation is hosting the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament at Skylinks Golf park in Long Beach on Tuesday May 5th.  Entry includes lunch on the course, putting contest, prize pool, dinner and auction immediately following conclusion of golf. 

Bixby Knolls Hyett Palma Economic Enhancement Study Results

The results from the Hyett Palma Economic Enhancement Study for Bixby Knolls are in! Several hundred participants attended the recent Visioning Session at the Petroleum Club, presented by Hyett Palma Consultants, sponsored by the City of Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, 8th District Council Office and the BKBIA.

Naples Island Shred Fest

Shred all of your personal documents and avoid being a victim of identity theft. Naples Island Business Association, Naples Improvement Association and Councilmember Gary DeLong present the Naples Island Shred Fest in the parking lot of the Boy Scouts of America at 5875 Appian Way.

First Fridays Creates “Art Amongst the Rubble” on Atlantic

May Day!  First Fridays, May 1, creates “art amongst the rubble.” Along the Atlantic corridor and behind the caution tape and delineators from the road construction, Bixby Knolls businesses will dust themselves off to shine and feature a variety of fun sights and experiences. 

Revised Draft of Long Beach Housing Element Available for Public Review

The Revised Draft 2008-2014 Housing Element of the Long Beach General Plan is now available for public review. The Housing Element is a chapter of the Citywide General Plan and analyzes the housing needs in the City of Long Beach while establishing a variety of programs to address these needs.

Long Beach Solar and Sustainability Conference and Tour Returns May 2-3

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the 5th District Solar and Sustainability Task Force want to invite you to the 2nd Annual Long Beach Solar and Sustainability Conference and Tour taking place May 2-3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble Performs in Cal Heights

Join the Friends of Music at Cal Heights United Methodist Church when the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble performs Russian Sacred and Folk Songs at a concert Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 pm. The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, which includes the talents of Kirill Sokolov, Evgeny Vishnevsky and Vadim Smantser, has been performing in churches throughout the United States since 2002.

City of Long Beach Launches ‘Operation Mulch-A-Lot’

Every year, City crews and contractors generate more than 6,000 tons of leaves and branches when they trim trees throughout Long Beach. Much of that debris is trucked several miles to landfills, while it could be put to better use closer to home.

Long Beach Health Department Concerned About Swine Flu

As of April 24, 2009, six California residents from San Diego and Imperial Counties have been diagnosed with a new type of swine influenza (swine flu) virus infection. Swine influenza is a respiratory virus common to pigs that does not normally affect humans; however, human infections with swine flu do occur.

Bixby Knolls Cinco De Mayo Dance Party Postponed!

According to an email sent Monday morning, “Heads Up! We are going to postpone the May 3 “Cinco de Mayo Dance Party” until mid-summer. With the road work on Atlantic Avenue going on we will not be able to accommodate the parking needs for the event.

Save Even More at Food Finders today!

This weekend is the 20th Anniversary Celebration at Finders Keepers, 3838 Atlantic Avenue. Stop by today Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm for food, fun, prizes and 50% off all store merchandise! Food Finders is a local non profit effort to provide food for hungry local people.

Kaleidoscope 2009 this Saturday at Cal State Long Beach

The Kaleidoscope Festival, one of Southern California’s most popular family-oriented celebrations since 1985, will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

Get Trained Now For Future Infrastructure Jobs

If you are a dislocated worker who is receiving, or have exhausted, Unemployment Insurance benefits, this no-fee eleven-week hands-on construction skills training class may be just what you need so you are ready to work when infrastructure monies become available in the state.

Stroke Awareness Workshop & Screening

Are You at Risk for Stroke? Get more information by attending the Stroke Awareness Workshop and Screening at St. Mary Health Medical Center, 1055 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, 90813, next Thursday, April 30. For reservations call 888-378-6279.

Bixby Knolls Spring Clean Up Day

Bixby Knolls needs a Spring cleaning and they’re are looking for volunteers to help spruce up the corridors by picking up trash, recovering shopping carts, watering trees, pulling weeds, and making things sparkle. This is a perfect project for students to receive community service hours so help spread the word.

Rubber Duck Tours Gets Ready to Splash Down in Long Beach

Ready to see the best of Long Beach on land and in the water? Then take a seat on the Rubber Duck, an open air amphibious vehicle specially designed and built to be used on land and water. It is Coast Guard approved and meets all passenger vehicle and department of transportation requirements to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone on board.

Long Beach Heritage Saturday with 4th Annual Spring into May

On May 1, 1914, 7,000 school children in 350 decorated automobiles paraded through the city of Long Beach in what was heralded as Long Beach’s first annual May Day celebration. Dances around a Maypole, singing and giving May Day baskets filled with flowers and good will became a city tradition which gradually faded through the years.

54th Annual Boys & Girls Club Fundraising Gala Honors Alice Rouse

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach will host its 54th annual Gala, “Moonlight over Morocco,” at the Westin Long Beach on Friday, May 1st, 2009. Guests will be treated to an evening filled with outstanding entertainment, an authentic Moroccan dinner, and silent and live auctions featuring exclusive wines, fabulous trips, beautiful jewelry, art and cultural experiences, fine dining, and rare opportunities for adventure.

Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival 2009 Features Unprepared Mustard

“Though the mustard is unprepared, this new work has enough beef to carry it.”   Long Beach Playhouse produces staged readings to assist established and emerging playwrights develop their work through the New Works Festival.

Rancho Los Cerritos Explores Whales, Dolphins & Sea Otters

Join Neighbors of RLC for Coffee, Conversation and an Exciting Exploration of Sea Life with Jim Dines, Curator of Marine Mammals, Natural History Museum of LA County. Intrigued by the glorious nature of marine mammals? On Saturday, April 25, 2009, the Neighbors of Rancho Los Cerritos will host a morning coffee and conversation with Jim Dines from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Long Beach Captures Top Economic Development Award

The City of Long Beach Enterprise Zone Marketing Program captured the grand prize from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), California’s premier statewide professional economic development organization.

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