Former Angels First Baseman Wally Joyner’s Annual Golf Classic Supports Miller Children’s Hospital

For nearly a decade, former Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman, Wally Joyner, has been dedicated to supporting Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach by hosting an annual golf tournament. Joyner gets 100 friends and former players including Tim Salmon, Fred Lynn, Jim Edmonds and Trevor Hoffman to participate in the tournament.

CSULB Researcher to Speak on Collagen as Cancer Drug Delivery Method November 8

Cancer chemotherapy offers patients the promise of healing but often at the cost of severe side effects, so researchers are seeking better ways of delivering drugs. One of those is Katarzyna Slowinska, an associate professor of biochemistry at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), who is investigating how collagen, a naturally occurring bodily substance, can be manipulated into carrying and releasing cancer drugs directly at or even inside tumor cells. 

Renaissance School of the Arts Presents The Wizard of Oz at the Terrace Theater

Students of Renaissance School of the Arts take the stage this November to perform a favorite childhood classic The Wizard of Oz! Get ready to reminisce and enjoy the sights and sounds of one of America’s favorite musicals! The performances are on Friday, November 16th at 7PM and Saturday, November 17th at 2PM, at the Terrace Theater/Long Beach Performing Arts Center – an SMG-managed facility.

Councilmember Johnson Hosts Willow Springs Park Grand Opening Celebration November 1

Councilmember James Johnson Councilmember James Johnson, the Port of Long Beach and the Arts Council for Long Beach invite residents to celebrate the grand opening of the first 4 acres of Willow Springs Park on Thursday November 1, 2012.

Standard & Poor’s Assessment of Long Beach Reports Stable Financial Outlook

Standard & Poor’s has released its assessment of the City of Long Beach’s credit rating, reaffirming an AA- “Strong” rating with a stable outlook. Ratings by Standard and Poor’s, one of the world’s largest bond rating agencies, are used by financial markets to determine the City’s borrowing cost and are an indicator of financial health.

The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s Balcony Club Social Lounge Returns Saturday

The Balcony Club Social Lounge is back and is offering a little bit of everything. From drink specials to plasma screen TVs, the Balcony Club is the perfect place for a younger generation of music-goers to socialize, hangout, and enjoy a striking performance.

Justin Rudd Host Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities Pageants Sunday

The public is invited to attend the Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities pageants this Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 6 p.m. in Long Beach at The Grand, 4101 E. Willow. More than 40 contestants are signed-up to compete, so far.

Super Mex and LB Police Foundation Fundraiser to Support LBPD’s Baker to Vegas Team

Super Mex Traveling Truck will be located on Chestnut Avenue between the Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach City Hall on Super Tuesday, November 6 – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the 2013 Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Team, the event flyer is located on the LBPF website.

St. Anthony High School Host Open House Sunday, November 4

On Sunday, November 4th at 1:00 p.m., St. Anthony High School will host an Open House for students and families interested in a small values-based high school where students receive a UC/CSU-track college preparatory education.

Six Long Beach VA Nurses Selected to Ride in Veterans Day Parade With Councilwoman Schipske

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Six nurses from the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital will accompany Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske in the 16th annual Veterans Day Parade on November 10, 2012. “The Veterans Administration Hospital here in Long Beach is one of the best facilities for spinal cord and traumatic injury patients.

CSULB’s Office of Veterans Affairs Services to Host Ceremony Honoring U.S. Veterans, November 9

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will host a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day on Friday, November 9, 2012 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Speakers Platform in front of the University Bookstore. All veterans, their families and friends are invited to join the CSULB community as it recognizes the nation’s military veterans, especially the more than 450 student veterans currently attending Cal State Long Beach. 

Applications For The 59th Annual Daisy Avenue Parade Now Being Accepted

Applications are now available for the 59th Annual Daisy Avenue Parade.  This year’s parade is on Saturday, December 8th at 5:00 PM.  Join Councilmember James Johnson and The Daisy Avenue Parade and Program Committee for the 59th Annual Daisy Avenue Parade.  

Long Beach Bikeway Route 4

Ride Type: Recreational (experienced), Commuter   Long Beach Bikeway 4 travels primarily along Second Street as it passes through busy Belmont Shore.  This route famously, or infamously depending on you point of view, was the first stretch to get green paint and sharrows on the roadway, indicating bikes had a right to take up the whole lane. 

LBPD Provides Tips for a Safe Halloween Experience

Halloween can be great fun for both children and adults alike, and the Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage residents to practice the following safety tips and exercise common sense to ensure a fun and safe Halloween for everyone:

Quick Thinking Officers Save Suicidal Man

On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 5:18 p.m., the Long Beach Police Communication Center received a call of a drunken man on a roof. The caller said the man appeared to have been in a fight and he was causing a disturbance.

CSULB’s University Players to Present Lemon Boots November 16

University Players present Lemon Boots, a new devised work, November 16th – December 1st in the Studio Theatre on the campus of California State University Long Beach. Directed by Ezra LeBank and devised by a team of student performers and designers, Lemon Boots plunges the audience into a desolate, drought-stricken dystopia where lives are made and broken on the promise of a drink.

Councilmember Suja Lowenthal Invites Residents to a Community Tree Planting Saturday, November 3

Councilmember Suja Lowenthal Councilmember Suja Lowenthal, Anderson Real Estate Group & Rose Park Neighborhood Association invite residents to a Community Tree Planting Saturday, November 3, 2012. Organizers are seeking volunteers for the tree planting in the Rose Park neighborhood.

Councilmember Neal Hosts Grand Opening of the Ramona Park Basketball Courts Saturday

Councilmember Steven Neal and Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine invite residents to the Grand Opening of the Ramona Park Basketball Courts on October 27, 2012 at Ramona Park. October marks the grand opening of the resurfaced Ramona Park basketball and tennis courts.

Two Years, 22,000 Service Requests, 97 Percent Closure Rate; ‘Go Long Beach App’ Proving Useful for Residents

In just two years, the popular Go Long Beach App has processed more than 22,000 service requests from the community, with a 97 percent closure rate. “The Go Long Beach app is an excellent example of the City’s effective use of new technology,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

Join Simmzy’s for 10 Days for Ta-Tas and Help LB Memorial Cancer Center

For just a few more days this week Simms Restaurants, which includes the new gastro pub Simmzy’s in Belmont Shore, will be donating a portion of the sales from some of their specialty and most popular menu items to support cancer research, education and support groups.

Success of LB Facebook page shows how cities and citizens get social

The City of Long Beach main Facebook Page reached a significant milestone last week when the 10,000th person “liked” the page. “The City of Long Beach actively engages with thousands of residents through social media,” said Mayor Bob Foster.  

Neighborhood Teams Will Expand CERT Program Throughout Long Beach

The Long Beach Fire Department is expanding the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program by implementing neighborhood teams and adding refresher courses. “In case of a major disaster, our residents will be need to be self-reliant while our first responders will be dealing with high priority emergencies,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

Hero Mission to Honor Army Ranger SGT. Thomas R. McPherson, Thursday, October 25

Army Ranger Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson – Photo from U.S. Army Special Operations Command The Joint Forces Training Base will honor the life of Army Ranger Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson, who was killed during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Oct.

Found Hosts “No Limits” Film Fest & Big Band Concert To Benefit Arts & Services For Disabled

The Found Theatre is pleased to host a benefit for our community partners at Arts & Services for Disabled (ASD) on Friday, November 2, 2012. Titled “No Limits,” the evening will feature the first film festival in Southern California dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.

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