LBUSD Cited in Research on Improving Low-Performing Schools

The California Collaborative on District Reform, an initiative of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has issued a policy and practice brief exploring the district perspective on school turnaround in eight California school districts.

Homeland Security, Public Venues Encourage Patrons: If You See Something, Say Something

On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security and AEG Facilities held a joint press conference at the Staples Center to announce an expansion of the If You See Something, Say Something campaign. The public awareness campaign started in New York will be extended to all public venues owned by or affiliated with AEG Facilities.

Library to Screen Documentary Film on Long Beach During World War II

A free screening of the documentary film Long Days Working Hard: Long Beach During World War II will take place April 9 at the Bay Shore Library. Commissioned by the Long Beach Memorial Heritage Association and produced by Cal State Long Beach’s David Kelly, Long Days Working Hard: Long Beach During World War II is a documentary about the West Coast experience during World War II.

Coast Guardsmen Go Bald for St. Baldrick’s to Support Cancer Research

Coast guardsmen lined up to shave their heads to support cancer research. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor, the Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip, and several members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary gathered to shave their heads in support of the National St.

Compass Blueprint Grant Supports Sustainability Plans on Long Beach Blvd

The efforts to create a healthy and sustainable Long Beach took a big step forward with the recent award of two planning grants. The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has awarded the City of Long Beach a Compass Blueprint Program award to prepare a new Specific Plan for Long Beach Boulevard, and the California Endowment through its Building Healthy Communities initiative is providing funding for a new Health and Wellness Element for the Long Beach 2030 General Plan Update.

Roy Leads CSULB To Seventh-Place Tie at OGIO-Santa Barbara Intercollegiate

Junior Kevin Roy tied for 10th place at the OGIO-Santa Barbara Intercollegiate, his second top-10 finish this month. Long Beach State shot a 306 in Tuesday’s final round of the OGIO-Santa Barbara Intercollegiate at Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara to tie for seventh-place.

Charlie the Sea Otter is Headed to Santa Cruz to Participate in Auditory Study

In April one of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s five southern sea otters will travel north to Santa Cruz, California to participate in an auditory study. This study is being conducted by researchers at the Pinniped Cognition & Sensory Systems Laboratory based at the Long Marine Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

“Moving Long Beach – Bikes Are Only the Beginning” A Community Conversation

Carrying forward the torch for Mark Bixby’s bicycle and active living legacy the non-profit advocacy group Bikeable Communities joins with Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, CSULB Sustainable Transportation Coordinator Elissa Briggs Thomas, and Mobility Coordinator Charlie Gandy to invite our local community to an interactive group dialogue on how we can use the “Livable Streets” model to help make Long Beach a more vibrant, thriving, healthy and desirable place for everyone.

Jenny Oropeza Community Center to be Dedicated at Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

Late Sen. Jenny Oropeza Councilmember Robert Garcia, along with community organizations Centro Cha and Centro Shalom, will host the Tenth Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration at Cesar Chavez Park, 401 Golden Avenue, Thursday March 31 from 3pm to 7pm.

Live Music, DJs & Vintage Wheels Show at Alex’s Bar will Benefit Japan

Event promoter, deejay and Salon Pop co-owner Frankie Alvaro didn’t want to just donate money to help relief efforts in Japan in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, so he decided to take manners into his own hands and organize a benefit with a few of his friends, musical colleagues and vintage wheels enthusiasts.

Don’t Be Fooled First Fridays is April 1st

Calling all April Fools! First Fridays on April 1 promises even more of “the unexpected.” Catch the return of Beer & Politics featuring City Manager Pat West on the panel discussing “all things bikes.” B&P takes place at Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic, beginning at 6:30pm.

Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra perform “Dona Nobis Pacem”

The Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra presents Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Long Beach. In an effort to support arts education, local music students have been invited to join the group for a dress rehearsal, giving them a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation of a major work, including a Q&A with artistic director Eliza Rubenstein.

Celebrate Your Local Library; April is National Library Month

Create Your Own Story at the Long Beach Public Library Libraries are places for new beginnings. Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins.

LBPD Seeking Public Assistance In Murder Investigation

Victim Philip Victor Williamson On Thursday, March 24, 2011, at approximately 10:26 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to assist Long Beach Fire Department personnel with a subject found lying in an alley in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue.

State Farm Grant Available for Service-Learning Projects Targeting Youths

The Neighborhood Resource Center advises that a grant is available from State Farm for organizations to provide service-learning opportunities to youth. This is a national grant provided through their Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

2cc Offers FREE Bi-Lingual Mosaic Workshops

All Ages Welcome. No Experience Necessary The 2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space (2cc) is pleased to announce a four month fun-filled and educational series of environmental themed mosaic workshops that are open FREE to the public.

Young Jonas Helps Homeless Children & Inspires All Through ‘Love in the Mirror’

Jonas Corona recently spoke with Renee Corona, volunteer (Jonas’s Mom) of Love in the Mirror, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.

Memorial Care Health System one of the 2011 Gallup Great Workplace Award

Award Based on Most Rigorous Workplace Research Ever Conducted: 6.5 million survey respondents from 816,000 work teams in 170 countries plus strategic plans and best practices evaluated to select winners that establish new global standards for engaging employees MemorialCare Health System is among a select group of 29 employers worldwide recognized with the prestigious Gallup Great Workplace Award.

‘Unearthing Forgotten, Untold History’ an Evening With Gustavo Arellano

Nationally best-selling author and syndicated columnist Gustavo Arellano will discuss “Unearthing Forgotten and Untold History” on Tuesday, April 5, in an evening presentation at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

California Teachers Association Recognizes Local Educator

“Miss Rosa” leads parents and students in song in a family literacy program in Long Beach. Rosa Hernandez, a local Head Start educator in the Long Beach Family Literacy Program is the focus of an article in the California Teachers Association Magazine.

Big West Honors CSULB’s Snyder as Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week

Coriann Snyder is the third winner of the Big West Player of the Week award for LBSU this season. Freshman 2-Meter Coriann Snyder has been announced as the winner of this week’s Big West Player of the Week for women’s water polo.

Restoration Efforts to Begin on 166 Acres of Los Cerritos Wetland Property

Restoration efforts to return the Los Cerritos Wetlands into a functioning wetland can now begin on 166 acres of wetland property The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) acquired approximately 100 acres of the Hellman Ranch Property in Seal Beach on December 27, 2010 in an effort to protect and restore what is left of the Los Cerritos wetlands.

Tickets on Sale Today for “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” at The Terrace Theater

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it is Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” zoom into the Terrace Theater/Long Beach Performing Arts Center from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12, 2011.

LBPD Plans Citywide DUI Saturation Patrols Tonight

The Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a citywide DUI saturation patrol on Friday, March 25, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI saturation patrols are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

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