Aquarium of the Pacific Leads Ocean Use Planning in Southern California

On July 26 and 27, the Aquarium of the Pacific in collaboration with the University of Southern California Sea Grant gathered about forty experts from across the conservation, scientific, government, and commercial sectors to discuss the implementation of coastal marine spatial planning (CMSP) in the ocean waters off the coast of Southern California.

LGB Named Most Affordable Airport in United States

Long Beach Airport (LGB) has been named the most affordable airport in the United States, according to www.Cheapflights.com. “Long Beach is a great way to experience all of what Southern California has to offer,” said Mayor Bob Foster.

Ceremony Unveiling Linden Avenue Historic District Signs Slated for Saturday

Councilmember Robert Garcia and the Redevelopment Agency will unveil new signs designating the Linden Avenue Historic District in a ceremony on Saturday, July 30, at 10 am, at the corner of Linden Avenue and 14th Street. The public is invited to attend.

Two Long Beach Divers Win National Titles

Brandon Loschiavo receiving Gold Medal from McCormick Divers head coach Charly Collins Brandon Loschiavo won his first National Diving title in the 14-Year-Old Boys AAU National Diving 3-Meter Springboard event in Riverside on Saturday.

Detectives Investigating Fatal Traffic Accident Seek Additional Information

On Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 8:39 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to an injury traffic collision in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Sante Fe Avenue that resulted in the death of an adult male.

Councilmember Johnson and Others Host a Public Safety Career Day For West Long Beach Youth

Councilmember James Johnson 7th District Councilmember James Johnson, in conjunction with the Long Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division and the Long Beach Junior Chamber, will be hosting a unique and interactive Public Safety career day for youth in West Long Beach, sponsored by the Port of Long Beach, LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, and the Long Beach Marriott.

Until There Is No Longer a Need, The Aids Food Store Serves a Community

EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Thomas Whelan, Board Director of AIDS Food Store, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach. How long has AIDS Food Store been around?

News Briefs: Bonnie Lowenthal Updates Constituents

Thank you again for your support during the difficult budget process. We got it done, our check book balances, but there’s not much to celebrate. There is, however, a lot of other work to do. For example, I’ve recently been given charge of the Joint Emergency Management Committee, which is the Legislature’s eyes and ears on the state’s readiness.

Navy Week L.A. Invites L.B. to Step Aboard

Rear Adm. Troy Shoemaker, commander of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, stands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln which just arrived in San Pedro for Navy Week Los Angeles. The U.S. Navy arrived to celebrate the inaugural Los Angeles Navy Week 2011 when USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Princeton (CG 59), USS Chafee (DDG 90), and USS Champion (MCM 4) pulled into the earlier Port of Los Angeles this week.

CSULB’s Prof. Stan Finney Oversees Debate For a New Geological Age

CSULB Professor Stan Finney chairs the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Have human activities so impacted the Earth that their actions deserve a new official geologic time segment called Anthropocene?

Land Meets Sea Sports Camp Offers Opportunities For People With Physical Disabilities

The 17th Annual Land Meets Sea Sports Camp, sponsored by the Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation in Pomona, CA, will be held Mon., Aug. 8 through Fri., Aug 12. The Camp, a 2011 Long Beach Sea Festival event, runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Screening Of “9 TO 5” To Raise Funds For Team Spirit Breast & Ovarian Cancer 10K

The Long Beach Cinematheque is once again teaming up with “Team Tough Titties” and Lola’s Mexican Cuisine to raise funds for the Team Spirit Breast & Ovarian Cancer 10K – this time, with a screening of the 1980 comedy classic “9 to 5” starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and in her feature film debut, Dolly Parton!

LB Memorial, One of Six U.S. Facilities Selected to Participate in Stroke Rehabilitation Research Study

The MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute at Long Beach Memorial was one of six clinical sites involved in the largest stroke rehabilitation study ever conducted in the United States. The study found that stroke patients who had physical therapy at home improved their ability to walk just as well as those who were treated in a training program that requires the use of a body-weight supported treadmill device followed by walking practice.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Takes the Mainstage at LB Playhouse

Long Beach Playhouse is proud to end its 2010-2011 Mainstage season with a musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The family-appropriate theatrical production is directed by Michael Ross along with Bill Wolfe as Musical Director, and Marie Madera Gleerup as the choreographer.

Board of Supervisors Offer $10,000 Reward For Information In Long Beach Murder Case

Victim Philip Victor Williamson On Thursday, March 24, 2011 at approximately 10:26 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to an alley in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue regarding a male subject that had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body.

CSULB Student Yanalte De Haro Receives Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service

Scholarship Recipient Yanalte De Haro Yanalte De Haro, a double major in German studies and studio art at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been awarded an undergraduate scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Long Beach Jazz Festival Returns Aug. 12th – 14th

Brian Cullbertson One of Southern California’s longest running and eagerly anticipated annual music events, the Long Beach Jazz Festival brings music lovers from around the world –year after year- with its always dynamic blend of sounds and unique coastal venue offering relaxation for every generation.

Retailers Prep For Plastic Bags Ban by Offering Free Reusable Bags

Long Beach residents are reminded to “Take a Tote” when shopping at large grocery stores, big box retailers and large drug stores that sell food and perishable items. Beginning August 1, 2011, these stores will no longer provide plastic carryout bags.

Congresswoman Richardson Expresses Dismay Over Proposed Redistricting

Congresswoman Laura Richardson Congresswoman Laura Richardson released the following statement Monday regarding the redistricting of California’s Congressional Districts and her intention to seek another term representing the cities the California Congressional Redistricting Commission (CRC) has designated of Carson, Compton, Florence Grahram, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Wilmington and Willowbrook in the U.S.

Detectives Attempting to Locate Suspect Involved In Hit-and-Run Release Photo Of Vehicle

On Saturday, July 16, 2011, at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to an injury hit-and-run traffic collision in the 3600 block of Broadway that left a female pedestrian in critical condition.

Shaping Up the Fifth – Take a Walk With Gerrie

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske You can take an invigorating morning walk and help make your neighborhood a better place July 30th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. when Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske brings her ”Shaping Up the Fifth “ to the area east of Studebaker Road and north of Wardlow Road.

Jenni Rivera To Be Honored At 2nd “Poly Walk of Fame” Ceremony

Jenni Rivera Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with Redevelopment Agency, and Poly High School will be honoring Poly Alumni Jenni Rivera. Ms. Rivera will receive her star on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at the Poly Walk of Fame Ceremony, located at Polytechnic High School Stadium.

Tantalum: A Long Beach Oasis

I have to admit to being shocked that I had never been to Tantalum pre-baby when I finally tried it. I always thought it was kind of a fancy joint, but actually it was pretty casual and moderately priced. It isn’t necessarily a flip flop and board shorts kind of place, but I felt at home coming in with the baby.

Get Your Student The Pertussis Vaccine Early and Assure They Start School Without Delay

The City’s Health Department is joining with the State of California’s Department of Public Health campaign to encourage parents to vaccinate middle and high school children against whooping cough or pertussis, early.

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