Ten Long Beach divers to compete at Zone Championships

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CSULB Jazz Ensemble, Students Garnered Top Honors at the DownBeat Music Awards

CSULB Jazz Ensemble The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) continued to demonstrate its strength and depth in the field of vocal jazz as its students and premiere jazz ensemble Pacific Standard Time recently earned an unprecedented five honors in the 33rd annual DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards.

Long Beach set to host boys/girls 14s national open tennis tourney

Long Beach’s El Dorado Park Tennis Center will host the Boys and Girls 14s USTA National Open Tournament, a 2010 Long Beach Sea Festival event, July 3-7. Showcasing the best of America’s junior tennis players, 64 boys and 64 girls, all nationally-ranked will test their skills in a double-elimination singles tournaments, as well as doubles play.

Hudson School Math, Engineering and Science Achievement team crowned national champs

Team members Reginald Lata, Breanna Nery, Rae-Jillian Rivera and Kimberly Ventura Hudson K-8 School’s Math, Engineering and Science Achievement team won the national championship in the middle school competition Sunday in Denver, according to Hudson Principal Wendy Claflin.

99% of graffiti removed within 24 hours for three years in a row

Each month, the City of Long Beach Graffiti Abatement Program removes an average of 20,000 tags from 3,500 sites. “I will do everything in my power to keep graffiti from taking root in our beautiful city,” City Manager Pat West said.

Harbor Commissioners approve $716 Million Port Budget

The Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, June 28 approved a $716 million budget for the Port of Long Beach that continues to invest aggressively on environmental and capital improvement projects while keeping operating costs in check.

Bixby Knolls readies for July First Fridays

First Fridays kicks off the Independence Day holiday weekend with a blast of art, music, and community. Begin your holiday festivities with all the sights and sounds that First Fridays has to offer including an amazing display of fire-works..or actually, some fire dancing from Sirena Serpentina.

Save Our Beach plans summer of traveling beach cleanups

Want a free family project that includes a little bit of exercise and a whole lot of sunshine? How about a beach clean up event? Every Saturday through the end of summer Save Our Beach will host a clean-up event at one of Southern California’s public beaches.

Mobis Transportation/Bikestation makes list of 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Mobis Transportation/Bikestation, the nation’s only turnkey bicycle and alternative transportation transit network, announced Sunday, June 28th, that the company has been named one of the 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs in Bloomberg Businessweek’s second annual U.S.

Long Beach Gospel Fest returns to Pine Avenue

Pine Avenue will be blocked off between 1st Street and Broadway for the second annual Long Beach Gospel Fest and Downtown Worship Experience on Sunday, July 11. The glory of Gospel music will be hosted by Councilman Dee Andrews and Antioch Church of Long Beach, Pastor Wayne Chaney Jr.

Pet Owner Tips for the July 4th Holiday

The Fourth of July can be a frightening time for animals, with the loud sounds of firecrackers and fireworks often sending pets scurrying out of the house or yard in search of security or shelter. The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services reminds all animal owners that they can save themselves and their pets a tremendous amount of heartache and anxiety by following a few simple suggestions:

Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation Increases Scholarship Amounts During Difficult Economic Times

The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation announced on Sunday, June 27, 2010, that they will increase the award amounts for their college scholarships at both California State University Long Beach and Long Beach City College, effective Fall 2010.

Sunday Adult Storytelling Series at the Found Theatre featuring Kirk Waller

Kirk Waller SASS! is Sunday Adult Storytelling Series, storytelling by adults for adults. On 4 Sundays in 2010 sit back and relax as master storycrafters lead you on a journey through the familiar, the funny and the fantastic in the intimate setting of the Found Theatre.

Goodwill celebrates the graduation of its summer 2010 Healthcare Training class

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County, recently held a ceremony to honor Goodwill’s Healthcare Training Program graduates at Goodwill’s Main Facility. In all, 14 students received their certificates of completion for Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide.

Fireworks are illegal and dangerous in Long Beach

Fireworks have become a traditional part of an American family’s Fourth of July celebration. Unfortunately, these celebrations all too often result in serious burns, hearing loss, and other injuries. Fireworks are illegal in Long Beach, and dangerous wherever they are ignited.

10 Minutes, 12 Teams, and a mountain of oysters benefit Miller Children’s Hospital

Parkers’ Lighthouse and Santa Monica Seafood are hosting Shuck & Swallow Oyster Contest, which will benefit Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Restaurant teams gather along Parkers’ Lighthouse beautiful patio deck overlooking the Long Beach Harbor to compete in the Shuck & Swallow Oyster Contest.

Detectives seek information in homicide investigation

On Sunday, June 27, 2010, at approximately 6:25 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Gaviota Avenue regarding a shooting call that resulted in the death of a male juvenile. When officers arrived at the location, they discovered the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

Board of Harbor Commissioners to consider Hacegaba as Executive Officer

Dr. Noel Hacegaba Today, Monday, June 28, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider appointing Dr. Noel Hacegaba as the new Executive Officer to the Board. Hacegaba would succeed Acting Executive Officer to the Board Diane Jacobus, who is retiring.

Long Beach Municipal Band presents a summer full of concerts in the park

The Long Beach Municipal Band is celebrating it’s 101st season by presenting a summer full of concerts in the park. The annual outdoor summer concert season returns to Long Beach parks starting June 30. Each of the seven weeks of the season will focus on a different theme and will be performed by the band’s 40 professional musicians and conducted by Larry Curtis.

Kenneth Walker Dance Project’s “From the Ground Up” at Cal State University

Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company, premieres new works along with audience favorites for the sixth season in a row in an evening entitled “From the Ground Up” one night only on Saturday, August 14, 2010.

Boeing receives contract to upgrade US Air Force KC-10 cockpits

Boeing announced that it has received a $216 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the service’s 59-jet KC-10 tanker fleet with a new communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system.

Make a Splash – Read! 2010 Library Summer Reading Programs

High and dry for something to do this summer? Readers of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Program at their Long Beach Public Library. Make waves with programs, games, and prizes for everyone from babies to adults.

Sarah Ruhl’s fresh and unique new comedy The Clean House at the ICT

The Clean House is Sarah Ruhl’s unpredictable and sublime rumination on the importance of laughter and mess in our lives. Four markedly different, yet intimately connected women grapple with order, cleanliness, and the messy ambiguities of life in a quirky and unexpectedly moving comedy about love, loss, and the power of a good joke.

House Committee approves Congresswoman Richardson’s legislation

Congresswoman Laura Richardson ushered legislation through the House Committee on Homeland Security that will improve the ability for state and local agencies receiving grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prioritize the use of those funds to most efficiently meet the specific area needs rather than a faulty once size fits all system.

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