Long Beach Clothing Co. Wants to Award You A Thomas Martinez Custom Tattoo

One winner will receive a custom Long Beach tattoo at First Fridays, February 4 Beginning Monday, January 31st, fans of the City Of Long Beach are welcome to enter to win a custom tattoo. On Wednesday, February 2nd, Long Beach Clothing Co.

City Health Officer Issues Health Advisory For Beaches

The City Health Officer, Dr. Helene Calvet, has issued an advisory for the beaches in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced this weekend. After any significant rainfall (0.10″ or more) high levels of bacteria from storm drains, rivers, and polluted runoff enter into our ocean.

‘Long Beach Mardi Gras at Rainbow Harbor’ Returns March 5th

Mardi Gras conjures up images of masks, beads, parades, music, fun, and… Long Beach. Yes, Long Beach! Mardi Gras returns as an all day event to downtown Long Beach with the ‘Long Beach Mardi Gras at Rainbow Harbor’ on March 5, 2011!

Cats, the Musical, to Support Feline Adoption in Long Beach

Musical Theatre West is proud to announce its continued partnership with Long Beach Animal Care Services for its upcoming production of CATS at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Cat adoption is passion of Long Beach Animal Care Services, which serves the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Seal Beach, Cerritos and Los Alamitos.

Construction for Separated Bikeways Begins in Downtown Long Beach

Long Beach will soon become the first Southern California city to have separated bikeways in its downtown area, designed to help cyclists and vehicles share the road more safely. Construction on more than two miles of separated bike lanes on Broadway (heading east) and 3rd Street (heading west), between Alamitos Avenue and Golden Avenue, is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 31, 2011. 

LBPD Detective Shot, Suspects Outstanding

On Saturday, January 29, 2011, at approximately 10:50 p.m., two on-duty Long Beach Police gang detectives were patrolling in the area of Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue when, without warning, they were fired upon by an unknown number of suspects in a vehicle.

Community Invited to Paint “Peacemakers Mural” at City’s Newest Park

Councilmember Robert Garcia Residents invited to paint life size MLK, Bobby Kennedy, Mother Teresa and others; Garcia to offer remarks Councilmember Robert Garcia, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency will host a “Community Paint Day” on Saturday, January 29th, from 10am-2pm, to complete the new “Peacemakers Mural,” at the City’s newest park, which Garcia has proposed naming “Seaside Park” after the hospital that long stood on the site, at Magnolia and 14th Street.

Councilwoman Schipske to Host Plastic Bag Ban Town Meeting

Should Long Beach ban plastic bags? You can join the discussion by attending a Plastic Bag Town Meeting sponsored by Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske. The meeting is being held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Long Beach Water Treatment Plant.

Long Beach Opera Presents US Stage Premiere of MEDEA

US Stage Premiere of MEDEA based on the original 1797 version by Luigi Cherubini Libretto by François Benoît Hoffmann and Nicolas Étienne Framéry With a site-specific setting and a strong cast, LBO’s 2011 season begins with the dramatic opera MEDEA by composer Luigi Cherubini, a story of passion, rage, and revenge.

La Traviata Sets The Valentine Dinner Table For Romance

One of Long Beach’s most romantic restaurants is getting even more heated with its Valentine’s line-up. La Traviata is offering romantics of all ages a series of specials and live entertainment Friday, Feb 10 – Monday, February 14.

Mr. White, Mr. Pink, & Mr. Brown Stop By The Art Theatre Tonight

Hard to believe this groundbreaking film is one year shy of turning 20, until you consider all that’s come since it first made its impact on cinema. With a budget of just under $1.5 million, Reservoir Dogs launched one of this generation’s most lauded filmmaker careers – Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill series, and Inglorious Basterds are all award-winners, and his work supporting and collaborating with filmmakers such as Robert Rodriguez and Chan-wook Park has led to more opportunities to experience great independent cinema from visionary artists.

USPS Lean Green Teams Reduce Energy, Water, Waste

Sustainability initiatives from the USPS include free eco-friendly packaging for postal customers. Lean Green Teams helped the Postal Service reduce energy, water, solid waste to landfills and petroleum fuel use, saving the agency more than $5 million in 2010.

CSULB to Offer Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Physical Therapy Degrees

California State University, Long Beach will begin planning for two new doctoral pilot programs – the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree and the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. The new medical degree programs could launch as early as fall 2012.

Police Hope Surveillance Video Will Help Identify Suspects in Liquor Store Murder

The police released surveillance video of the suspects who murdered a liquor store employee during a robbery on Saturday. The Long Beach Police Department have released the surveillance video (see below) and photos of the suspects who murdered 53-year-ol Sor Phouam during a robbery over the weekend. 

City Manager Highlights Long Beach Achievements in 2010

Despite a dismal economy and drastic budget cuts, the City of Long Beach was able to complete several significant environmental initiatives, neighborhood improvement projects and infrastructure improvements, as well as earn several prestigious awards in 2010.

6th District Fire Demonstrates Need for Smoke Detectors in Every Home

Following a destructive kitchen fire in the 6th District, LBFD reminds residents to install smoke detectors. The Long Beach Fire Department arrived at a house fire in the 1400 block of Alamitos Avenue on Monday  after receiving reports of smoke showing at the rear of house. 

First Step Fitness Hopes to Build Your Body and Your Business

Mike and Amanda Matuz First Step Fitness will host a unique grand opening tomorrow, Thursday, January 27. The personal-training gym is inviting the public to come experience “Sweat Networking,” a dynamic networking event for business owners and professionals that incorporates a physical workout.

Ronald Reagan on the State of the Union

President Ronald Reagan By Craig R. Smith As we celebrate Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday and react to the State of the Union Address, it is appropriate to note that Reagan was the consummate performer from first to last.

Masters of Harmony Chorus Returns to the Carpenter Center on Sunday, January 30

Masters of Harmony Chorus Seven-Time International Chorus Champions To Bring Their Acclaimed Repertoire to Long Beach on January 30 Since 1985, the Masters of Harmony chorus has risen to the highest levels of choral singing and has gained an international reputation for its mastery of technically demanding close harmony in the a cappella style.

Long Beach Native Jen Poyer, a Finalist For Event Solutions Magazine Spotlight Award, Seeks Your Vote

Jen Poyer Long Beach native Jen Poyer, CSEP has been selected as a finalist for 2011 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards Event Solutions Magazine recently announced that Jen Poyer, CSEP of Long Beach, California, has been selected as a Finalist for the event industry-wide Spotlight Awards in the category of Organizational Planner of the Year.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson Issues Statement in Response to the President’s State of the Union Address

Congresswoman Laura Richardson First, about the President’s Address. “President Obama addressed five primary points: innovation, education, rebuilding America, addressing the deficit and establishing respect abroad.” “As a former preschool teacher, I was inspired by the President’s focus on our youth as a priority and provoking our nation to recognize our teachers as heroes in our neighborhood classrooms.”

DUI Checkpoint Campaign “Drunk Driving – Over the Limit, Under Arrest” Proves Successful

On Saturday, January 22, 2011, officers from the Long Beach Police Department conducted a “Driving Under the Influence / Driver’s License Checkpoint” at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Loynes Drive.

The American Society of Furniture Designers Names CSULB Industrial Design Student Winner of 2011 Student Competition

Alix Armour Alix Armour, a Senior Student in the CSULB Industrial Design program, has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Student Competition held by The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD). The contest was open to junior and senior-level college students enrolled in an accredited design program.

$2 Clothing Sale At Goodwill Stores This Weekend

Goodwill retail stores in Southern Los Angeles County are holding a $2 clothing sale this Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29. Apparel for the entire family is only $2 each. Clothing currently priced under $2 remains at Goodwill’s lower price.

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