SH Company Demonstrates System to Turn Algae into Eco-Friendly Fuel

That pond scum growing in your bird bath could someday be powering your car. Right now, companies like Signal Hill’s Sustainable Now Technologies (SNT) are developing ever-more efficient ways of converting algae into fuels that are cost competitive with gas and oil.

Kevin Smith Comes to Long Beach for Screening of Red State Followed by Live Q&A

Independent film pioneer Kevin Smith, director of Clerks and Chasing Amy, is coming to Long Beach for two special screenings of his new film Red State followed by questions from the audience. Already making waves for its intense story, fantastic performances, and stunning change of pace for comedy director Smith, Red State is a staggering and timely work of art that recalls recent and controversial moments in our nation’s history, complemented by sophisticated, Coen-esque dark humor.  

CSULB Breaks Ground on Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Pavilion and Plaza

(From left) John Carnahan, chair of the CSULB's Cole Conservatory of Music; CSULB President F. King Alexander; Regina Cole, wife of the late Bob Cole; Rodolfo "Rudy" Silva, Cole Scholar and CSULB music student; Raymond Torres-Santos, CSULB's dean for the College of the Arts; and Don Para, CSULB provost and executive vice president.

Construction Work to Begin Monday at Intersection of Harbor Scenic Drive, Harbor Plaza and Northbound Queens Highway

Construction work to repair and repave the intersection of Harbor Scenic Drive, Harbor Plaza and northbound Queens Highway in the Port of Long Beach is set to begin Monday, October 3, 2011. The work is expected to take four to five months.

Kashiwa: The New Place for Sushi in Signal Hill

Signal Hill isn’t always the best place to grab some food, so when you find yourself there, sometimes it can be a bit confounding to figure out what you want to eat. With a smart phone, you can sometimes rely on Yelp to lead you in the right direction, and that is what I did last week after a much needed Costco trip.

Chivas USA Presented with Aquarium’s Heritage Award

Aquarium honors Chivas with Heritage Award. Sergio Arias, Chivas USA player; Luis Felipe Rivera, director of community outreach & business development, Chivas USA; John C. Molina, vice chairman, Board of Directors, Aquarium of the Pacific; and Tristan Bowen, Chivas USA player.

Forever Stamp Showcases Renaissance Man, Artist Romare Bearden

The artwork of Romare Bearden, one of America’s most prolific artists, is featured on a set of four Forever stamps dedicated today by the U.S. Postal Service during a first-day-of-issuance ceremony at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

6th District Clean-Up Planned for October

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, in conjunction with the Antioch Youth Ministry and the City of Long Beach Neighborhood Services Bureau is hosting a 6th District Neighborhood Clean Up on Saturday, October 8th, from 8:00 a.m.

Long Beach Democratic Club Hosts Democratic Unity BBQ Saturday October 1st

The Long Beach Democratic Club invites residents to the annual “Democratic Unity BBQ” Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Bixby Knolls Park. This event will provide a platform for Democrats to meet each other, receive party updates, interact with numerous elected leaders, and discuss various contemporary political issues.

Long Beach Connections Efforts Assist in Reduction of Homelessness In Downtown Area

A recent survey of people experiencing homelessness in downtown Long Beach revealed that the homeless population has decreased by 12 percent since 2009, largely thanks to efforts of the Long Beach Connections initiative. The 2011 survey identified 303 individuals living on the streets in downtown Long Beach, down from 345 identified by a previous survey in 2009.

ETA Advertising Honored with Website Design Award at the Builders International Association SoCal Awards.

Downtown Long Beach’s full-service advertising agency and one of Southern California’s fastest growing agencies, ETA Advertising, took home an award from the Builders International Association (BIA) SoCal Awards on September 24 for their innovative and captivating website design work for builder client Lyon Community’s gallery421 property, the high-end apartment community in Downtown Long Beach.

CSULB Distinguished Speaker Series Welcomes Fox News’ Political Analyst Juan Williams

Juan Williams Fox News political analyst and best-selling author Juan Williams will be this year’s featured speaker at the fifth annual Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Distinguished Speakers Series on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 in the campus’ Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

Long Beach Beaches Earn High Marks From Heal the Bay

Photo by Ruth L On Tuesday, Heal the Bay released its report of beach water quality, with Long Beach receiving excellent marks for its beach water quality. Water quality in Long Beach showed “dramatic improvement,” with all beaches receiving an “A” grade except for one “B” at Mother’s Beach from the Heal the Bay 2011 End of Summer Beach Report Card.

Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation Announces Recipients For Inaugural “We Can Do It” Awards

The Board of Directors of the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation today announced that eleven special women will be honored at the Foundation’s first “We Can Do It” awards.

“Line Up” For a Fun Evening of Dance for Everyone!

Anyone who likes to dance might say that there’s a care-free moment when you just feel connected – to the music, to the movement, and to other dancers. It is this kind of connection that can be experienced at “Line Up,” a multi-company dance production organized by Dancing with Long Beach.

Councilmembers Propose Major Investments for Uplands Oil Funds

Councilmembers Robert Garcia, Gary DeLong, Patrick O’Donnell and Dee Andrews have presented an $18.4 million investment proposal for the Uplands Oil Funds made up of one time capital improvements, critical budget requirements and increasing the city’s emergency reserve.

Christian Outreach in Action Hosts 10th Annual Harvest of Hope Fall Fundraiser

Christian Outreach in Action (COA), the largest provider of meals and food to downtown Long Beach community members in need, is hosting its 10th Annual Harvest of Hope Fall Fundraiser Friday, Sept. 30 at Recreation Park Golf Course.

Community Invited to East Village Arts District Neighborhood Street Banners Dedication Today

Councilmember Robert Garcia Councilmember Robert Garcia of the 1st District, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA), Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the Arts Council for Long Beach invite the community to the dedication of new neighborhood street banners in the East Village Arts District.

CSULB’s Education Talent Search Program Receives $3.63 Million Grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants totaling more than $3.63 million over the next five years to the Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

Children with Sickle Cell More Prone To Pediatric Strokes

Photo by Mike Chaput Many people are aware that high blood pressure, age and a sedentary lifestyle in adults may increase their risk of stroke. However, few know that children also are at risk for experiencing a stroke, especially those with serious blood disorders.

Councilman Dee Andrews Invites Residents to the 10th Anniversary Re–Grand Opening of Walgreens

Councilman Dee Andrews Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews and Walgreens invites residents to the 10th Anniversary Re-Grand Opening of Walgreens, at 10:00 am, on Friday, September 30, 2011, located at 2627 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA.

Helping Parents and Students Make an Informed Choice, Westerly School Hosts “High School Decision 2012”

Area middle school students and their parents are invited to attend “High School Decision 2012” on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Westerly School to hear 21 representatives from area high schools talk about their programs.

Hate Crime Defendant Pleads No Contest, Could Face Nine Years in Prison

On December 17, 2010, shortly after 8:00 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a vandalism call at the Gay and Lesbian Center in the 2000 block of 4th street. The preliminary investigation revealed that a male pulled up in front of the location, exited his vehicle, and threw a rock through the window then drove away.

DOJ Grant Will Help LBPD Protect Children From Sexual Predators

The Long Beach Police Department has received a $486,664 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office to protect children from sexual predators.

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