Six Long Beach Locations Targeted For California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 15

California Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event in the state. Every year on the third Saturday in September, tens of thousands of people head out to beaches, lakes and inland waterways to clean up trash. This event gives citizens an opportunity to take an active role in improving the health of our environment.

Community Revitalization Project Transforms Blighted Buildings Into Affordable Housing

Councilman Dee Andrews, 6th District, The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) and Jamboree Housing Corporation (Jamboree) celebrated the grand opening of Collage Apartments at 1893, 1905, 1907 and 1911 Pine Avenue.

State Test Scores Continue to Improve For LBUSD Students

Photo by Jeremy Wilburn State test scores for students in the Long Beach Unified School District continued a 10-year upward trend with this week’s release of data from the California Department of Education. LBUSD students made gains in all subject areas tested, including English, math, history and science.

Operation “Shoulder Tap” Results in 15 Cited For Alcohol Related Violations

The Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), conducted three “Shoulder Tap” operations in the City of Long Beach during July and August 2012.

LBPD Patrols to Target DUI Drivers Saturday

The Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a citywide DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, September 1, 2012, from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.

Choreographer Bill T. Jones Goes After Censorship in Lecture at Carpenter Center

Choreographer Bill T. Jones, 2009. Photo by Russell Jenkins The multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer Bill T. Jones will speak at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cal State Long Beach on Friday, September 21 at 1pm.

Inaugural Long Beach Heart Walk Planned for November in Shoreline Village

The American Heart Association invites the community to the Long Beach Heart Walk at the Shoreline Village in the heart of Long Beach on Nov. 10, 2012. The event, sponsored by Subway, Jenny Craig and Union Bank, aims raise $300,000 for the fight against heart disease and stroke – the nation’s No.

Mr Baker’s Style Center Will Give Free Back-to-School Hair Cuts on Sunday

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews and Mr. Baker’s Style Center are hosting Back To School Free Haircuts For Youth, grades K – 8th grade, this Sunday. This is the fourth year Councilman Dee Andrews will be teaming up with Mr.

Knabe Proposes School Attendance Month to Keep Kids in Class

Los Angeles Supervisor Don Knabe This week, I have asked the Board of Supervisors to declare September “School Attendance Month.” For many of us, attending school is a no-brainer. But for some children, it can be an ongoing challenge, with devastating results.

LB’s Uduak Ntuk will represent CA at Democratic National Convention

Uduak Ntuk and his family. Uduak Ntuk, a local Dad, Soccer Coach, and Engineer will be traveling to Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina the week of September 2-7 as the 2012 DNC Delegate representing California’s 47th Congressional District.

Aquarium of the Pacific to Host Surfrider Foundation’s “Ocean Armor” Art Exhibit

While marine animals have many natural defenses, they are powerless against man-made threats of pollution, habitat destruction, ocean warming, and over-industrialization. The Surfrider Foundation, in conjunction with Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, worked with artists to create a collection of life-sized sculptures meant to inspire viewers to preserve the ocean and the creatures that call it home.

Mauricio Herrera of America’s Got Talent to Appear at Festival Latino

Mauricio Herrera Align Productions is proud to announce Mauricio Herrera, famed star from television hit show America’s Got Talent is performing and supporting Festival Latino, Long Beach Latin Gay Pride, on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Marina Green Park on Shoreline Drive, from 10:00 A.M.

Long Beach Branch NAACP to Recognize Supporters at the 2012 33rd Founders Celebration Dinner

The Long Beach Branch NAACP has announced their 2012 33rd Founders Celebration Dinner & Awards Presentation to be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Long Beach Westin, 333 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach California. The 2012 Honorees are:

New Trees Provide for Improved Landscaping on The Promenade North Block

Podocarpus Tree – Photo from Wikipedia Existing palm trees being offered free to the community As the City of Long Beach embarks on the final phase of the Promenade Master Plan Improvements, new landscaping is planned for the Promenade North Block.

Public Assistance Needed to Identify Serial Indecent Exposure Suspect

The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect wanted in connection with several indecent exposure incidents towards girls, and detectives are advising the community to be alert to their surroundings.

Stick Figure Added to Shoreline Jam Lineup

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome the addition of Stick Figure to the reggae festival lineup for the second annual Shoreline Jam. Saturday, September 1 will present all day reggae on the beautiful waterfront event park with acclaimed artists Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, The Wailers, Ballyoo!, The Lions, Passafire, L.B.D.A.

John Sellers Selected to Represent CSULB in Congressional Internship Program

CSULB Political Science Student John Sellers Spending Fall Semester in Washington, D.C. as Participant in Panetta Institute’s Annual Congressional Internship Program. John Sellers, a senior political science major at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), is spending the fall semester in Washington, D.C.

Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Association to Host 47th Congressional District Candidates Forum

The public is welcomed to meet Senator Alan Lowenthal (D) and Councilmember Gary DeLong (R), the 47th Congressional District of California’s candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, at the Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting.

“Baseball Cards From The Attic” On Display at Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo

Ty Cobb E98 Card Some of the century-old rare baseball cards that recently generated national headlines — the treasure trove of 1910-era cards discovered in an Ohio house attic — will be publicly exhibited for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.

100 Days of Summer Wraps Up with a Free Screening of ‘Moneyball’ at Blair Field

Celebrate a great “100 Days of Summer” season with a free screening of the Academy Award-winning movie “Moneyball” on Friday, August 31. See this film starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill where it was filmed – at Blair Field, 4700 Deukmejian Dr., in Recreation Park.

Health Officials Offer Residents Precautionary Tips For Limiting Exposure to Mosquitoes

City of Long Beach Health Officer, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, is urging residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes during the pending Labor Day weekend and during the ensuing weeks until temperatures begin to drop. While outside celebrating the unofficial end of the summer season with backyard barbecues and trips to campgrounds, parks and beaches, remember that the warmer weather creates an ideal environment for some uninvited guests – mosquitoes.

Homicide Case Unsolved For 40 Years, Solved Through DNA Evidence

On Friday, January 21, 1972, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to the 6600 block of Olive Avenue in response to a man who had just come home to find his wife stabbed to death. The case went unsolved until detectives were able to give it a second look, and advances in DNA technology allowed them to make a significant break in the case.

Law Enforcement Task Force Arrest Owner of Marijuana Collective; Property Seized

The Long Beach Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT), and the State of California Franchise Tax Board, have made an arrest of an individual after a large scale 1 ½ year financial investigation relating to an illegal marijuana dispensary, which also resulted in the seizure of currency, property, narcotics, vehicles, watercraft and firearms.

Councilmember Austin Hosts 8th District Community Budget Meeting Monday, August 27

Councilmember Al Austin Councilmember Al Austin will be hosting a Community Budget Meeting to inform residents about the proposed cuts to the City’s critical services, including police, fire, parks and libraries. The meeting will take place on Monday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.

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