Green Port Fest 2010 is Saturday, Oct. 2

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Green Port Fest this Saturday, October 2, 2010, a free event hosted by the Port of Long Beach. Free parking will be provided by the Long Beach Convention Center in the large open air lot by E. Shoreline Drive.

Notable Speaker Series: Seeking Opportunities in Uncertain Markets

“Seeking Opportunities in Uncertain Markets” is the focus of the next Notable Speakers Series event at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) on Thursday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. in Room 139A of the College of Business Administration Building.

Jongewaard’s Bake and Broil: A Staple of Bixby Since 1969

There are different pockets of Long Beach, and sometimes all it takes is a trip in the other direction to find something that you had no idea existed! We were driving down Atlantic Avenue awhile back, looking for a store over in the area, and I started to realize that this was a part of Long Beach I had yet to really discover.

Knabe Questions L.A. County Emergency Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Photo by John Amos Next week, Supervisor Don Knabe will ask the Board of Supervisors to approve his motion to develop a comprehensive and coordinated update to the County’s 2004 Emergency Oil Spill Contingency Plan. “It would be prudent for the County to ensure we are ready in advance for any future oil spills in our region,” said Supervisor Knabe.

Elections bill to help domestic violence victims signed by governor

Sen. Jenny Oropeza A public-safety bill to help protect domestic violence victims was signed into law on Monday, September 27, 2010 by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Authored by Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, Senate Bill 1233 received broad bipartisan support and will make permanent a proven program to protect victims of domestic violence from having to reveal their address for various official tasks, such as voting or enrolling their child in school.

City of Long Beach City Clerk Department Now Accepts Passport Applications

The Long Beach City Clerk Department is please to announce that it now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. United States citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Pursues Approval to Dedicate Building to Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske On Friday, September 24, 2010, communities throughout the world celebrated the first annual Global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day. This worldwide day of remembrance is in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement, long-time supporter of Best Buddies International, and leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.

Councilmember Garcia Pushes for Dedicated Bike and Pedestrian Lane Into the Design Plan for the Gerald Desmond bridge

Last night, we took an important step towards replacing one of our most important transportation and infrastructure assets, the aging and outdated Gerald Desmond Bridge. The City Council voted to support the Final Environmental Impact Report.

Long Beach Gas & Oil Director & Long Beach Animal Care Services to address the Wrigley Association

On Monday, October 4, 2010 at Veterans Park, the Wrigley Association will host Christopher Garner, the Director of the Long Beach Gas & Oil Department and Michelle Quigley, Chief Operations Officer for the Long Beach animal care Services.

Meet Gustavo Arellano and Ask a Mexican

Photo: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month the Long Beach Public Library will feature columnist and author, Gustavo Arellano, at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library on October 5, 2010.

GLOBAL invites you to explore over 1,000 arts experiences this October

GLOBAL is your Comprehensive Guide to National Arts and Humanities Month in Long Beach Grab your calendar and go to the Global website for over 1,000 arts experiences ranging from Free Museum days to the old-world traditional Italian Zoppe Family Circus; from the 2010 Chinese Film and Cultural Festival to the Long Beach Q Film Festival; from a live lecture by Leonard Nimoy to the LB Open Studio Tour.

27th Annual Long Beach Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Gets Underway the First Weekend in October

Whoever says that shopping isn’t good for your health needs to get to the Long Beach Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show October 1-3, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center where patrons can now benefit from free health screenings, free child ID fingerprinting, and more.

Progressive Dinner Party holds benefit for CANTA! on Sunday Oct., 17th

Progressive Dinner Party Long Beach will hold a casual dinner benefiting the afterschool program CANTA! on Sunday October 17, 2010. See lovely homes and good friends once more while engaging in community matters that matter to you.

Delta Air Lines Executives Travel Near and Far to Take Part in Home Rehabilitation as Part of Commitment to Habitat for Humanity

Delta Air Lines kicked off a partnership with Habitat for Humanity the week of September 7th with a goal to build affordable homes in seven cities across the country. Locally, employees from Delta Air Lines’ Los Angeles facility have been working on a home rehabilitation in Long Beach for a Habitat Partner family yet to be named.

Free Port Tour for Second District Residents Today!

There is still limited seating available for Second District Residents to join Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal for an informative boat tour to learn about the nation’s second largest port, its daily routine, and how the Port of Long Beach is addressing environmental concerns of Second District residents.

Public Health Officials Issue Heat Advisory for Residents to Protect Themselves From the Heat

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is advising residents to take precautions against the heat due to the National Weather Service’s forecast that hot weather will affect much of southern California today and for the next several days. 

LBPD Seeking Help in Murder of Lake Elsinore Man

Surveillance Photo of Vehicle The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of a Lake Elsinore man that was killed during a robbery on Monday, August 9, 2010, in the 1400 block of West 16th Street in Long Beach.

Fourth Mojitos & Mutts Event to Benefit the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation!

Photo by Sheryl Calling all dog lovers! i Love Dogs and Hotel Maya are holding their fourth “Mojitos & Mutts” Happy Hour. We’re pleased to announce that this event will benefit the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, a rescue organization based out of Southern California.

Seismic Survey Demonstration & Broadway Visioning Community Meeting – September 29

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal SEISMIC SURVEY DEMONSTRATION Please join Vice Mayor Lowenthal for a demonstration activity for residents interested in the seismic survey trucks that will be coming to our part of the city in the coming months.

Kallusive Hosts 1st Annual Hip Hop Competition

International clothing company, Kallusive, LLC, and the director of VIBE Dance Competition, which has been running for 15 years, will be hosting their first annual hip hop competition showcase, called ENKORE, scheduled to take place on October 16, 2010 at the Long Beach Terrace Theater.

Award-Winning “The Stories of Cesar Chavez” Returns to The Found Theatre For Limited Three-Week Engagement

“The Stories of Cesar Chavez,” written and performed by Fred Blanco, is a dramatic look at the real life civil rights leader as he builds a union and creates a movement. Brilliantly acted, historically accurate, and as timely as today’s headlines, Blanco’s powerful one-man show returns to The Found after a critically acclaimed national tour.

Homicide Detectives Asking For Info Regarding Murder Investigation

On Saturday, September 25, 2010 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Long Beach Police Officers responded to the area of Martin Luther King Avenue and 10th Street regarding a report of shots fired. When officers arrived they found that Omar Brown, a 19-year-old resident of Long Beach had been shot numerous times in the torso area.

Habitat for Humanity Family Picnic Brings Together Partner Families, Volunteers & Sponsors to Celebrate 20 Years of Service

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will celebrate its 20thAnniversary and 630 affordable homes completed with the people who have helped to make it all possible. On Saturday, September 25th, partner families, board members, sponsors, volunteers and friends from the past and present, will come together at Recreation Park (located at 4900 East 7th St.

Arts Education Partnership Program

Supervisor Don Knabe recently announced his 2011 Arts Education Partnership Program which will support high quality arts education programs by providing matching funds to non-profit organizations, community organizations, government agencies and schools across the Fourth Supervisorial District.

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