Michael Bauch’s, “Riding Bikes with the Dutch” Headlines May 9th at Long Beach Bicycle Film Festival

Every weekday at my son’s daycare in Los Altos, Michael Bauch, or his wife Rachel, happily arrive with their helmeted three-year-old son on the back of their bike and I (So. Cal. Girl that I am) always wonder: “Don’t they own a car?”  The more I saw their smiling faces on those bikes, the more my thoughts turned toward the simplicity and convenience included in those pedals.

Long Beach Successfully Certifies Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Earns Climate Action Leader Status

The City of Long Beach, CA has successfully certified its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory with the California Climate Action Registry, earning the distinction of Climate Action Leader for the second consecutive year.  

Long Beach Bikeway Route 60: Carson Ave.

An odd coincidence occurred as I rode this route Thursday. My brother was riding in San Diego at about the same time and was hit by a car. Someone shooting a gap between cars, across traffic, nearly T-boned him. Fortunately he hit the brakes at the last moment, collided with their right front bumper and flipped up onto the windshield, before flipping over the top of the car and landing on his feet, relatively unharmed.

Mad Hatter Tea melds traditions for Mothers and Daughters

In recognition of Mother’s Day,  adult mothers and daughters are invited to the St. Mary Medical Center Senior Health Program’s Annual Mother and Daughter “Mad Hatter” Tea on May 6. There will be a special treat this year with the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center performing a traditional tea ceremony.

Warehouse catches fire while crews repair duct work

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Visit old California at Rancho Los Cerritos Spring Festival

Rancho Los Cerritos will celebrate “Old California” with a Spring Festival on Sunday, May 23. Visitors are invited to  explore the legendary life of Mexican rancheros through period music, dance, costume and ranching activities.

Gala event offers preview of Long Beach Unity Festival

The Annual Gala and Entertainment Showcase to benefit the Long Beach Unity Festival (LBUF) will take place this Thursday, April 29 with the theme “Creating Community Collaborations.” The Gala Event, with guest emcees Mike Murray, Director of Govt.

Low-Cost Pet Microchip Clinic: Peace of Mind for the half-price

In 2009, a local dog owner was reunited with her poodle “Princess” because the pet’s microchip was traced to her Long Beach address. The dog had been missing for over four years. A microchip is one of the best chances for owners to be reunited with their pet should the animal get lost.

Bike Festival presents weekend of cycling events to Long Beach

The 2nd Annual Long Beach Bicycle Festival presented by Wokcano Restaurant is expected to draw up to 10,000 spectators and more than 1,200 participants in the competitive and amateur cycling events May 7-9 in Downtown Long Beach.

Port of Long Beach sets up in Expo Building for First Fridays

Musicians, photographers, impressionistic artists… and now the Port of Long Beach. The Port will participate in the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s “First Fridays Long Beach” event on May 7.

Councilmembers Request Creation of RED TEAM in Hopes of Moving Long Beach Kroc Center Project Forward

Long Beach Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Rae Gabelich are taking the lead by requesting the Long Beach City Council to direct the City Manager to create a City led RED TEAM.  This Red Team, similar to the C-17 Red Team that the City created to keep the Boeing program in Long Beach, will assist the Long Beach Kroc Center in a variety of areas.

Second District residents can meet and eat with LBPD Commanders Today

Today, Tuesday, April 27, Second District residents are invited to lunch with Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and representatives from the Long Beach Police Department. The afternoon meeting will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Wrigley Garden creates affordable delicacies from home-grown produce

Fresh, delicious hand-crafted seasonal jams, preserves, pickles, relishes, sauces and more created by the Wrigley Garden are now available at several locations. Made in small batches from local ingredients, products currently include strawberry jelly, lemon curd, orange-ginger marmalade, rosemary-lemon butter, honey wine jelly and strawberry rhubarb jam and will change with the seasons.

El Dorado Nature Center watercolor exhibit features artist Debbie Lewis

A month-long watercolor exhibit of the original works of Long Beach resident, Debbie Lewis, has been scheduled at the El Dorado Nature Center for June, 2010. The artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 1-3 PM.

The Rock Club and VA Healthcare Voluntary Services Long Beach Team for ‘Rock For Vets’ Benefit Concert

What happens when The Rock Club puts community first? They partner with the VA Healthcare System, Voluntary Services, Long Beach to create a fundraising benefit concert and name it “Rock for Vets.” On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, from 4 p.m.

Give Lawn Bowling a try for free at annual Open House

The Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club is offering free lawn bowling lessons at their upcoming annual open house. The club invites locals to come find out about the wonderful world of Lawn Bowls on Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bixby Road Bike Lane completes Long Beach bike loop

Last week the City of Long Beach installed a new bike lane on Bixby Road.  The Bixby Road Bike Lane includes striping, signage, and bike lane pavement markings along Bixby Road from Country Club Drive to Cherry Avenue. This new bike lane connects Los Cerritos Park, Longfellow Elementary School, and Hughes Middle School, and passes through a portion of the Bixby Knolls’ commercial district on Atlantic Avenue.

How the Other Half Loves opens at ICT April 30

Adam J. Smith, Erin Ann Williams, Jodi Fleisher, and James May. Photo by Shashin Desai. Three couples, two dinner parties, one adulterous affair. International City Theatre presents How the Other Half Loves, the delicious comedy by Alan Ayckbourn that ingeniously juggles time and space to create a whirlwind of chaos, confusion and laughter. 

Sweat for a Vet at Frog’s Fitness

Demonstrating compassion and appreciation for the service of disabled military veterans, Frog’s Fitness at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) will host “Sweat for a Vet” 2010 on May 1 from 9-11a.m., an outdoor Krank-athon/spin-athon event that will help raise funds to purchase Krankcycles for spinal cord injury centers at VA hospitals.

Awakening in the Dream explores dream yoga

Evolver Long Beach presents Awakening in the Dream, a creative gathering exploring the potential of dreams to trigger personal and societal evolution. On April 29, Long Beach Evolvers will explore Tibetan dream yoga practice with Yoga practitioner Murshida Rudi Kadre, talk with dream interpreter and RealitySandwich.com contributor Amy George, screen a message from psychotherapist and dream explorer Dr.

6-year-old Jonas leads collection drive for homeless children

Long Beach Public Library and Love In the Mirror are partnering in May for a month-long drive to collect personal hygiene items for homeless children in Long Beach. Love in the Mirror founder, 6-year-old Jonas Corona and others will be speaking about homelessness in Long Beach on Saturday, May 1 at 11 a.m.

LBFD rescues electrocuted tree trimmer

On Saturday afternoon, Long Beach Fire Department was called to the 6700 block of Monlaco Road to rescue a tree trimmer who had been electrocuted and was still in contact with the power lines. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a man, who appeared to be in his 20’s, approximately 15 feet up in a cluster of trees. 

In Search of Beethoven delves into the composers life and music

Due to technical problems, the screening of In Search of Beethoven has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. It was originally planned for April 28. Award-winning film-maker Phil Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions, the makers of 2006’s arthouse hit In Search of Mozart, are back in theaters with a feature-length biographical film about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, In Search of Beethoven, showing at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

Summer Day Camps at Long Beach Parks Offer Kids a Safe Fun Environment

Kids can plan on a summer of fun-filled activities, while parents relax knowing their youngsters are in a safe, supervised environment in Summer Day Camp Programs provided by the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department.

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