Chefs Battle for Best of the West at Chowderfest 2013

Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to savor sustainable seafood chowders prepared by local chefs while learning about local and responsible seafood choices at Chowderfest! On March 9, chefs compete to create the best dish at the the annual Best of the West Chowderfest.

Presentation Examines Driver Safety and Independence for Older Adults

The Older Adult Transportation Taskforce will host their first seminar next month designed for caregivers and concerned family members who may soon face the difficult question: What happens when driving starts to become unsafe for aging adults?

24 Students Get a Second Chance Through Emerging Leaders Academy

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department will hold its Emerging Leaders Graduation today from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the agency’s main facility at 800 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. The 24 students graduating from this class are men and women ex-offenders and gang members, their friends, family members and community members who are all on a path to work toward a better life.

Steve Colman Appointed New Executive Director of Century Villages at Cabrillo

Steve Colman, Executive Director of Century Villages at Cabrillo On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Ron Griffith, President and CEO of Century announced that Century Housing Vice President, Steve Colman was promoted to Executive Director of Century Villages at Cabrillo.

Are Reusable Bags Safe? Schipske Wants More Information on Educating Consumers

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is asking for a report from the City Public Health Officer concerning educational efforts by the Health Department to inform grocers and their customers about the need to clean reusable bags that may be the source of bacteria.

LBSO Classical Insights Concert Series Continues With Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra continues its new Sunday matinee series with Classical Insights: Breaking Ground, an enlightening look into The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach.

The Long Beach Heritage 2013 Loft Walk Will Feature Art Deco Architecture

Art Deco architecture will be featured on this year’s Long Beach Heritage Loft Walk of the Insurance Exchange building, Saturday, March 2, 2013, which includes a one hour Big Red Bus tour of historic Downtown buildings. Hosted appetizers will be provided at Congregation Ale House prior to the tour and wine tasting, with appetizers, will be held in the Insurance Exchange Building Penthouse following.

Councilmember Al Austin and BKBIA Host E-Waste Drive and Shred Fest Saturday

Councilmember Al Austin Councilmember Al Austin and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association are joining together to host the annual E-Waste Drive and Shred Fest this Saturday, March 2nd. The event will take place at Scherer Park, at the corner of Atlantic and Del Amo, in front of the North Division Police Station.

Estranged Husband Arrested for Shooting Wife and Stepson

On February 25, 2013, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a report of shots heard in the 4800 block of Clair Del Avenue, which resulted in the death of a female adult, and the wounding of a male teenage juvenile.

Willow Street Improvements Top Agenda at Next LB CPAC Meeting

Photo by litlnemo The Long Beach Central Project Area Council (LB CPAC) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Mental Health America (MHA). The group will hear very knowledgeable presentations about improvements in the Central Area from Brian Ulaszewski of City Fabrick, Steve Tweed of Public Works and a representative from the 7th District City Council Office.

Finding Rental Properties Is Becoming Easier in Long Beach

Long Beach Rentals, a new website that launched in the beginning of the month, will focus on Long Beach and its outlying cities in an effort to simplify a somewhat difficult task of searching for available rental properties. The website, www.lbrentals.com launched after a soft launch that took place in early November of 2012 in order to gain rental listings.

Reverend Billy and His Church of Stop Shopping Revival Meeting on Stage at The Found Theatre

Are you ready for the Shopocalypse? For one night only, Saturday, March 2, New York City-based activist and performance artist Bill Talen, better known as Reverend Billy, will bring his Church of Stop Shopping to a Long Beach audience at The Found Theatre.

16th Annual Heart Healthy Dinner Benefits MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute

Chef William Freidman conducts a cooking demonstration with walnuts, dark chocolate and red wine at the annual heart healthy dinner hosted by the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial. On Feb.

Rancho Los Cerritos Host Two Docent Training Classes

Rancho Los Cerritos announces two distinct docent training classes set to begin in March, each incorporating information about Rancho Los Cerritos’ rich history. The first class trains volunteers to educate visitors about the Rancho’s historic gardens; the 4-week course is held every Friday, beginning March 1 through March 22, from 9 a.m.

SoCal Elementary School Students Invited to Enter Justin Rudd’s 12th –annual National Spelling Bee

Last March, Jem Burch, 9, a third-grader from Golden Valley Charter School in Van Nuys won Justin Rudd’s 11th –annual “$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee.” He was lucky number “13” and beat out 67 other spellers in grades 3, 4 and 5 at the Bee held in Belmont Shore in Long Beach.

LBNP Accepting Applications For Capacity Development Service Awards

The Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership (LBNP) is pleased to announce the availability of Capacity Development Service Awards for nonprofit organizations that serve children and youth. Thanks to the generous support of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, the LBNP will be accepting applications from children and youth serving organizations in the Greater Long Beach area who are interested in building their organizational capacity.

Delicious Treats Offered Up In the East Village at 2013 Taste of Downtown

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is kicking off the 2013 Taste of Downtown series on March 6 and 7 in the East Village Arts District. The event, which celebrates the restaurants, musicians, and neighborhoods that make Downtown Long Beach unique, will take place on 1st Street between Linden and Elm Avenue and feature sample sized portions of local restaurants’ signature dishes and live music performed by Moonsville Collective.

I Dig Long Beach – 6,000 Trees by 2020: A Plan to Improve Air Quality in Long Beach

An ambitious project to plant 6,000 new trees in seven years got under way Saturday as community volunteers joined City officials in planting 50 new trees at Silverado Park and adjacent Muir Elementary School on the Westside. 

Early Morning Car Chase Ends in Crash and Officer Involved Shooting

Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 the Long Beach Police Department was notified of a stolen vehicle pursuit with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) following a 2012 BMW taken in a Redondo Beach residential burglary.

Civil Rights Leader Honored Guest at Long Beach Job Corps Center Advanced Leadership Class Graduation

Left to right: Eddie Jones, President of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association with Mitra Vazeen, Long Beach Job Corps Center Director, and Carl Adams, Center Standards and Incentives Manager at Long Beach Job Corps. Students at the Long Beach Job Corps Center anxiously awaited the receipt of their certificates of completion for Advanced Leadership class.

The Long Beach Playhouse Presents The Graduate

Lori Kelley as Mrs. Robinson and Eric Pierce as Ben BraddockPhotographer: Jonathan Lewis Because the tale of a disillusioned college graduate is as old as college itself, the Long Beach Playhouse is excited to present The Graduate on the Mainstage beginning March 2, 2013.

Newly Created Position Will Enhance City’s Focus on Economic Development

The City of Long Beach announced Thursday the creation of a new position dedicated to business enhancement and property development. The position will enhance and strengthen the City’s focus on facilitating business in Long Beach, and to develop publicly owned parcels into quality developments.

Utility Worker Scam Used to Commit Burglaries

The Long Beach Police Department is alerting residents about recent reports of persons falsely representing themselves as utility workers as a ruse to commit burglary. In this scam, the bogus workers are apparently targeting homes to burglarize when no one is expected to be home, or working as a team to distract the occupant and burglarize the home.

Find out How to Get Involved at Rancho Volunteer Information Days

Find out about extraordinary volunteer opportunities at Rancho Los Cerritos and learn about the Rancho’s many exciting public and behind-the-scenes programs at one of its free upcoming Volunteer Information Day held in February.

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