“Long Beach Time Exchange” Brings Time Banking to Long Beach

Long Beach follows Echo Park, West LA and Pasadena with a new way to enrich our community Celebrate the launch of the LA-area’s newest time bank on Sunday, September 12th. The Long Beach Time Exchange will host its kickoff event at the 2nd City Council Art Gallery at 435 Alamitos Ave.

Run or Bike the Long Beach Marathon and Support Special Olympics

Special Olympics Southern California is all about sports and being healthy. If you are a runner, jogger, walker or biker, you can support this great cause through the 2010 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday, Oct.

The Perfect Time to Get the Smartest Card of All

Photo by Monika Bargmann September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Long Beach Public Library wants to make sure that all children in Long Beach have the smartest card of all – a library card. Public library programs and books for children make a difference in the lives of students.

Culinary Coach and Prep Kitchen Essentials Partner to “Get Saucy for a Cause”

Culinary Arts Meets Creative Arts in Second “Cooking Class for a Cause” benefiting Arts and Services for the Disabled, Inc. Following a successful “Cooking for a Cause” event in July, Culinary Coach and Arts and Services for the Disabled have come together again for an unforgettable afternoon of friendship and fundraising through a shared love of food, cooking and the arts.

Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts Exhibition and CSULB MFA Open Studios: Sunday, September 5

The Greater Los Angeles Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition 2010 (GLAMFA) opens September 5, 2010 through September 9, 2010 at California State University, Long Beach. Concurrently, the University also hosts the graduate Open Studios.

The 100 Days of Summer Continues August 30 – Sept. 12

100 Days of Summer Continues! Participate in these great events this week and have free or low cost fun with your family and friends: Visit the 100 Days of Summer website for more information. August 30 – Sept. 5: Swimming, 1-3 p.m., King, Silverado, Belmont Plaza Teen Centers, 12-5 p.m.

42nd Annual Long Beach Yacht and Boat Show Returns September 9

Photo by Ciccio Pizzettaro The Long Beach Yacht and Boat Show tradition continues, September 9-12, forty-two consecutive years of boat shows produced in Long Beach by the Southern California Marine Association and presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Weekend DUI Checkpoint Results in Arrests, Vehicle Impounds and Citations

Photo by Mike Fischer On Saturday, August 28, 2010, the Long Beach Police Department conducted a Driving Under the Influence/Drivers License checkpoint at Anaheim Street and Freeman Avenue. “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit.

Michele Peabody Myers exhibition at Coffee Cup Café

Sept. 6, 2010 marks the opening of The Chicago Paintings, an exhibition by award winning artist Michele Peabody Myers. Ms. Peabody Myers is a graduate of Art Institute of Chicago. Ms. Peabody Myers post-modernist style points to stereotypical objects in plain sight with hopes of making visible what is often overlooked.

Long Beach Indian: How Is It So Good? Part 2

A few weeks had passed since my husband and I had been bowled over by the Indian fare over at Natraj on Second Street and we were yet again craving it. We eat it so frequently, that we were definitely ready for more.  As many of you know, there has been some ghastly traffic on 2nd Street since the Naples construction has started, and we were feeling a bit intimidated by having to sit through it to get over to 2nd street.

Court Ruling Upholds LA Clean Truck Program

Photo by Ben Ostrowsky An unprecedented alliance of U.S. truck drivers and environmental, labor, community, faith, civil rights and public health groups jubilantly cheered the news that a U.S. District judge lifted an injunction and upheld the Los Angeles Clean Truck Program in entirety.

LBPD Needs Tips to Benefit Special Olympics

Tip-A-Cop is a Law Enforcement fundraising event where law enforcement officers assist with waiting tables while collecting “tip” donations for Special Olympics Southern California. Famous Dave’s BBQ, located at 300 S.

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts New Urban Ocean Festival

Photo by Jeremy Zawodny In Southern California, more than 20 million people live within 50 miles of the Pacific Ocean. The Aquarium of the Pacific will explore and celebrate Southern California’s Urban Ocean with a new weekend festival that looks at human and wildlife uses of this amazing part of the world ocean.

Councilman Dee Andrews to host a 6th District Neighborhood Cleanup In Remembrance of 9/11

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, in partnership with the Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Fire Department, Neighborhood Services, City of Long Beach-Department of Community Development, The Long Beach Housing Development Company and Pine Locust Revitalization Group to host the 6th District Neighborhood Cleanup, in remembrance of 9/11.

Animal Acres “Compassionate Cuisine” Food & Music Event Friday, October 1 at CSULB

The community is invited to celebrate International Vegetarian Day in Long Beach at the 5th annual Compassionate Cuisine, Friday, October 1, 2010, at the beautiful Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB. All proceeds benefit Animal Acres farmed animal sanctuary to support its animal care and public education programs.

Looking for a Future Career? Prepare Now with No-Cost Training In Environmental Safety

The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network’s hands-on Environmental Safety and Remediation Training Program and Construction Skills Training Program will begin new training sessions soon. Federal funding provides training at no cost to the participants.

17 LBPD Explorers Graduate from Summer Explorer Academy Program

On Thursday, August 5, 2010, 17 Long Beach Police Explorers graduated from the 2010 Orange County Law Enforcement Explorers Advisor’s Association (OCLEEAA) Summer Explorer Academy. The Academy was held from Sunday, August 1, 2010, to Thursday, August 5, 2010, at the Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Education Center located at Irvine Regional Park, in the city of Orange.

International City Theatre announces 2011 Season

International City Theatre, Long Beach’s Professional Resident Theater Company at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, has announced an engaging lineup of five plays for 2011. In keeping with its mission to present affordable, quality, professional theater that is entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying, ICT’s 26th season will feature a mix of two musicals – one edgy, West Coast premiere and one rare revival – and three character-driven comedies.

Tosca’s Kiss (Il Bacio di Tosca) Sunday at The Art Theatre

LBOpera Cinema presents Tosca’s Kiss (Il Bacio di Tosca) at the Art Theatre of Long Beach on Sunday August 29, 2010. Long Beach Opera (LBO) has partnered with The Art Theatre of Long Beach to bring LBOpera Cinema to the many opera lovers in Long Beach.

So Cal Sports & Entertainment Festival Set For Aug. 28-29

The 3rd Annual So Cal Sports & Entertainment Festival, part of the 2010 Long Beach Sea Festival and hosted by Olympian and beach volleyball legend Sinjin Smith, will be held Sat. and Sun., Aug 28-29 at Marina Green Park/Alamitos Beach.

All Day Celebration Brings a Positive Paradigm Shift to the Remembrance of 9/11

Yve and Armando Hart On Saturday September 11, 2010, Alfredo’s Beach Club, the dynamic Long Beach couple Yve and Armando Hart of Drum for Love debut Portal, will host an all day celebration and interactive experience of art, dance, music, ceremony and “hands on” participation, Portal will commemorate 9/11 with a timeless celebration to catapult us into a deeper sense of community.

The Wine Tasting Trolley Rolls This Friday August 27th it is Spanish Night ~ Ole!

The Wine Tasting Trolley departs on Friday, August 27th. Meet the bright red trolley at 6:30 in front of The Breakers at The new Wine Down Lounge. A tasting and a treat will be served. More tastings when the trolley rolls at 7pm!

3rd Annual Restoration Trade Fair & Fundraiser Is ON!

Flip no more. Home restoration is the new sustainable lifestyle. Now in its third year, the family-friendly 2010 Restoration Trade Fair event—Sunday, September 19, 2010 —will bring together city personnel knowledgeable in the historic preservation permit process, specialty contractors and vendors and experts on historic district lifestyle issues.

New Assistance Program Offers Grants up to $1,500 for SCE and Gas Company Customers with Overdue Bills

Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) encourage customers experiencing financial hardship to apply for assistance through a new state program called Temporary Energy Assistance for Families (TEAF).

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