Editor’s Note: We received a plea for help this morning from a group that is raising money to help their Friends and Colleague Shannon Medina, who was injured last month in a hit-and-run accident. Their letter is published below in its entirety. Dear Leaders Colleagues, and Friends, A terrible and heartbreaking tragedy has fallen on [...]
Green Long Beach is proud to present the first annual 3rd and Elm Holiday Craft-A-Round hosted in collaboration with the local businesses on 3rd street and Elm Street in Long Beach. This free event will be held Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 11am-4pm, and is open to the public to celebrate a more sustainable holiday by [...]
If you are searching for a unique gift that expresses your fondness and appreciation for the special people in your life, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s gift shops are a great place to shop and offer a wide variety of unique items for sale. Relax, have fun and find great gifts for the holidays [...]
On December 10, 2011, more than 30 certified therapy dogs and their handlers from BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) will be walking in the Long Beach Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade and giving away 2,200 books to neighborhood children. The parade begins at 5 pm and travels along Daisy Avenue from Hill Street [...]
Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) and Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) are moving forward with the revival of public access for Long Beach. The Public Access Digital Network (PADNET) being managed by LBCAP will allow locally produced programs to air on local cable channels and through podcasts on the Internet and mobile devices. An [...]
It is the end of mile 47 of his 50-mile fund-raising walk and Doctor Grant Uba is maintaining the same pace he has been walking for nearly 12 hours. With a broad smile and friendly demeanor, he greets the last of the walkers who join the last few miles to keep him company. Behind the [...]
Long Beach Resident Brian Keate Opens Brand New Bike Shop in Bixby Knolls Saturday December 3, 2011. Mr. Brian Keate (a.k.a. Turtle, a.k.a. Tortuga; infamous like a notorious celebrity in the cycling community) is bringing his outrageous professional expertise and vision for bicycling retail and service to Bixby Knolls in Long Beach.
Nearly 30 businesses will again get into the holiday spirit this year by decorating for the season as part of the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) annual Festival of Lights promotion taking place from December 1, through 24, 2011.
Updated with even more places to take a picture with Santa this weekend! It only comes once a year — the chance to tell Santa exactly what we want. And some kids prepare diligently for that few sweet moments when they finally get to whisper in Santa’s ear. Seeing their face light up is almost [...]
Brianne’s Basics , a local charity craft business, was featured at The IndiExhibit booth at the 2011 American Music Awards Gifting Suite, hosted by GBK Productions,on November 18 and 19 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. And now everyone has a chance to own the display piece, a one of a kind Rachel Berry [...]
“Good stories need truth and it’s in those moments of honesty that performers and audiences bond. When storytellers are brave, we see how meaningless our superficial differences are.” –Aussietheatre.co Fresh from the Melbourne Fringe Festival, The Found is proud to present Daniel Kilby’s acclaimed solo show: “The Things I Learned In High School.” Daniel was [...]
Daniel K. Walker, President, Long Beach Police Foundation (LBPF) is pleased to announce the names of the new LBPF Advisory Board. “We are very pleased to have these corporate and community members as part of our organization,” Walker states. “The Advisory Board’s role is to provide program and financial advice and suggestions to the Board [...]
Several restoration projects are under way at El Dorado Nature Center as part of the second phase of the El Dorado Nature Center Master Plan. The work includes habitat restoration, trail reinforcement at priority locations, and replacement of the pedestrian bridge that links the island to the trails.
On Saturday, November 26, 2011, at approximately 5:31 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to a shooting that had occurred in the 5500 block of Ackerfield Avenue, that resulted in the death of an adult male. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a male who had sustained a gunshot [...]
The 4th Annual Bixby Knolls Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony will take place by the fountains at Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic Avenue, beginning at 6:00pm. The entire community is invited to come celebrate this tradition with the lighting of the tree and Hanukah Menorah, listen to carols, and enjoy some hot chocolate. Lights get [...]
For the second year in a row, friends, families and community members will come together for the Palliative Care Program Pursuit Walk. The walk is being held to raise awareness of palliative care, a specialized area of care offering physical and emotional support and comfort to pediatric patients with chronic or serious illnesses, as well [...]
Leap back more than a century and experience a family style celebration in the lovingly decorated historic Bembridge House 953 Park Circle, Long Beach Sunday December 4th from noon-4 pm. There will be crafts for children in the carriage house, Christmas favors, refreshments, music and a holiday photo opportunity with Santa in a vintage fire [...]
Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep the Thanksgiving holiday fun and safe for all family members, including pets. According to Margaret Lee, Shelter Veterinarian for LBACS, families should practice a few simple tips to keep their pets healthy and safe over Thanksgiving:
In the New Year, the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program will hit its final milestone, permanently barring the oldest, most polluting drayage trucks from Port terminals. Although the final ban starts January 1, significant reduction in truck related pollution was reached nearly two years ago. Today, 98 percent of trucked container moves [...]
The Long Beach Playhouse is proud to announce youth theatre mini-workshops for children in grades three through twelve this winter. The Play at the Playhouse mini-workshops will provide a fundamental understanding of what goes into a stage performance. The first workshop will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am – noon. Three more will [...]
In an effort to raise funds to build a dog park on the east side of Long Beach, Friends of El Dorado Dog Park (FEDDP) are hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Good Neighbor Park located at 2800 Studebaker Road. The Holiday Bone-Anza will feature gourmet food [...]
Join Portfolio Coffeehouse, the premiere coffeehouse of Long Beach, for a weekly series in December featuring local authors reading, answering questions and selling copies of their recently published works. The series will run from 7-8:30 pm on consecutive Mondays: December 5, 12 and 19th, 2011.
Stephanie Bryson, a 2011 graduate of California State University, Long Beach, has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the first graduate of the university to receive the internationally renowned award. The Rhodes Trust named a total of 80 recipients worldwide, 32 from the United States, in this year’s class of Rhodes Scholars who will begin their [...]
The Interim City Health Officer, Dr. Mauro Torno, has issued an advisory for the beaches in the City of Long Beach following the recent rain. After any significant rainfall (0.10″ or more) high levels of bacteria from storm drains, rivers, and polluted runoff enter into our ocean. It is recommended to avoid all ocean water [...]