The World Dodgeball Society Launches Long Beach Season

World Dodgeball Society (WDS), the premier co-ed sports and social organization based on nostalgia and camp of the 80s, kicks off their first 2012 season with an open gym play time today, Tuesday January 31st at 8pm at Cesar Chavez Elementary School; the official league will start the week after on February 7th.

Let The Good Times Roll at First Fridays in Bixby Knolls February 3rd

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! First Fridays on February 3 lets the good times roll and welcomes Long Beach Mardi Gras to Bixby Knolls.  Enjoy Dixieland music, food, king cake, mask making, and plenty of beads to keep things festive.

CSULB Student Receives Don Eden Graduate Student Research Award

Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) may seem like pests to most people, but their simple biologic structure makes them ideal hosts for a variety of scientific experiments. For her work in identifying a fruit fly gene that can be useful in diabetes and other biological studies, Melissa Kaye Jones from Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) received the 2012 Don Eden Graduate Student Research Award at the 24th annual California State University Biotechnology Symposium held recently in Santa Clara.

LBPD Crime Stats Show Drop in Murders to Record Low

Murders in Long Beach continue to drop and are the lowest on record since the Long Beach Police Department began recording statistics. There were 25 murders in the year 2011, a 19.4% decrease from 2010, which had 31 murders. The 2011 murder statistics surpassed the lowest number on record, which was as recorded in 1969 as 27.

Long Beach City College Joins National Entrepreneurship Forum

Long Beach City College President Eloy Ortiz Oakley Long Beach City College President Eloy Ortiz Oakley has joined the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum, a group of Community College Presidents committed to increasing the focus of entrepreneurship at community colleges.

New Electric Car Charging Station Installed; Community Hospital Long Beach Goes “Green”

Vu Phan, M.D., and the CHLB engineering team turned CHLB into a greener hospital with the addition of the new GE WattStation™ Wall Mount to charge electric cars After months of research and hard work, a physician’s “green” dream has become a reality.

The Deli News: Perfect Pizza for a Penny Pincher

How many of us hit Trader Joe’s once or twice a week to stock up? I am willing to bet, quite a few. Usually, it is right after work, and you are exhausted, and probably don’t feel like cooking. Well, I am here to tell you, there is an answer to your prayers.

Health Department Receives $1 Million Kaiser Permanente Grant to Improve Health in North Long Beach

Healthy choices will be easier in North Long Beach due to a Kaiser Permanente’s $1 million 3-year investment in Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL). The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) received this grant from Kaiser Permanente to promote the public’s health in targeted areas of North Long Beach.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Speak in Long Beach April 21st

Photo by Ferne Millen His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be delivering a public talk on ‘Peace of Mind in Troubled Times’ on April 21st, at 1:30PM, at the SMG managed Long Beach Arena. This event is hosted by Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling (GSTDL), a Tibetan Buddhist center in Long Beach.

Cal Rep Questions Authority With ‘Quills’ a Sadistic Fable

California Repertory Company presents Quills by Doug Wright, directed by guest artist Larissa Paige Kokernot, February 17-March 10. Set during the final year of the infamous Marquis’ incarceration in the insane asylum Cherenton, Quills explores the lengths some will go to silence an inciting voice.

Long Beach Airport Tops List With Lowest Airfares in California

Long Beach Airport (LGB) is pleased to announce the lowest airfares in the State of California and the second lowest airfares in the entire country, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which tracks the data nationally.

Long Beach Rotary Welcomes Dr. Terrence J. Roberts, Member of the Little Rock Nine

Dr. Terrence J. Roberts Long Beach Rotary will host its fourth meeting this year on Wednesday, February 1st, and will feature Dr. Terrence J. Roberts, member of the Little Rock Nine Foundation that was established in the wake of fierce opposition to the desegregation of schools by nine young African American students.

DA Files Charges Related to Recent Homicide

On January 18, 2012, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a suspect believed to be responsible for the January 5, 2012, murder of 19-year-old Jeff Pouncil of Long Beach, and the attempted murder of a 19-year-old male from Long Beach, who was with Victim Pouncil at the time of the shooting, which occurred in the area of 21st Street and Orange Avenue at approximately 12:02 p.m.

Year of the Dragon Forever Stamp Continues USPS Lunar New Year Series

USPS releases the Year of the Dragon Forever Stamp. Commemorating the Lunar New Year, the United States Postal Service today issued a new Forever Stamp featuring a dragon, the fifth of 12 animals associated with the Chinese lunar calendar.

Poetry Contest Celebrates Southern California Urban Ocean in Words

The deadline for submitting poetry for the Urban Ocean Festival contest is April 6. The Aquarium of the Pacific is now accepting entries for its second annual Urban Ocean Poetry Contest, which is held in conjunction with the Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival.

Apple Picks Long Beach-based MathType for iBooks Author Software

Apple has released iBooks Author software for creating ebooks for iPad tablets. Design Science, a Long Beach-based software development company, has announced that Apple chose MathType as the equation editor for its new iBooks Author application for Mac.

Ride a Bike to Trader Joe’s for Free Home Delivery in Bixby Knolls

Pedaler Society uses a cargo bike to help cyclists bring groceries home safely. Beginning January 28, 2012, and at no additional cost to the shopper, Pedaler Society will offer a grocery delivery service for residents residing within a one- mile radius of Trader Joe’s in Bixby Knolls.

Bonnie Lowenthal Honored by Business Leaders

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal is recognized for her support of small businesses. California Small Business Association puts the Democrat from Long Beach on their list of legislators who have been helpful to small business.

Community Involvement to be Honored at DLBA’s Celebrate Downtown Event

The DLBA will host Celebrate Downtown on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Themed Recognizing the Spirit of Our Community, this event will highlight contributions members of the community have made to Downtown and introduce the inaugural Spirit of Downtown Award.

Hotel Maya Set For a Sweetheart Sunday Brunch and Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Water’s Edge

Hotel Maya at the water’s edge presents a recipe for romance by Executive Chef Victor Juarez with a Sweetheart Sunday Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a Valentine’s Day 4-course prix fixe dinner on Tuesday, Feb.

Public Library eBooks to be Showcased at Second Saturday Art Walk Feb. 11

Photo by Jim Forest Free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from the Long Beach Public Library will be showcased next month when the Digital Bookmobile National Tour comes to town. Find the Digital Bookmobile at the Second Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 4:00 – 10:00 pm, on Linden Avenue between East Broadway and East First Street, Downtown Long Beach.

Hungry for Less Offers Free Class to Women Ready to Lose Weight Permanently

Kim Kabar What leads you to the refrigerator? Hunger? Habit? Cravings? Emotions? Hungry for Less in Long Beach isn’t your mama’s weight loss program. Founded by a former yo-yo dieter, Hungry for Less provides transformational tools that allow women to lose weight without deprivation, without product dependency and without calorie counting, diet pills or pre-packaged meals.

1,000 Pairs in 10 Days; CAT’S Goal to Collect & Distribute New Socks to Long Beach’s Homeless

Photo by notanartist NO MORE COLD FEET! Will you help us reach the goal to collect and distribute 1,000 PAIRS of NEW socks for homeless men, women and youth in Long Beach by this Tues., Jan. 31? The 10-day campaign headed by Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team (CAT) is called “Sock-it-to-’em!”

St. Luke’s to Host 2nd Annual Zydeco Mass & Mardi Gras Dinner Dance February 18th

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 East 7th Street, Long Beach invites you to their Second Annual Zydeco Mass and Mardi Gras Celebration to be held on Saturday, February 18th — Samedi Gras if you’re from Louisiana or know your French.

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