Bixby Knolls Revisits The ’60’s For August First Fridays

Stop, children, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down…IN BIXBY KNOLLS. For our August First Fridays, we’re turning back the clock to the Summer of Love. Come feel the vibe of 1967 as Flower Power rules the night.

Master Gardeners to Host Succulent Potting Workshop

Do you want to decorate your home or patio with beautiful, drought resistant plants that even your urinating cat can’t kill? Then come to the succulent workshop! On Saturday, August 3rd from 9 am to noon, we’ll have a chance to create bowls of succulents in the Killsby Courtyard at First Congregational Church Of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802.

Magellanic Penguins Hatch at The Aquarium of the Pacific

Photo by Robin Riggs The Aquarium of the Pacific is announcing the birth of two Magellanic penguin chicks. The penguins hatched at the Aquarium to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

64th District Assemblymember Isadore Hall Featured Speaker at North Long Beach Community Action Group Monthly Meeting

Assemblymember Isadore Hall The North Long Beach Community Action Group will feature 64th Assembly District Assemblymember Isadore Hall as guest speaker at it’s monthly meeting Sunday, August 04, 2013. The meeting will take place at The Houghton American Legion Hall 1219 59th Street, Long Beach, CA.

Affordable Activities Make it Easy to Stay and Play in Long Beach

This summer there are hundreds of free or low cost activities offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Maine, the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and local museums and businesses, that are captured on www.100daysofsummer.org.

Councilmember Neal Begins Official Run For State Assembly

Councilmember Steven Neal Long Beach City Councilmember Steve Neal announced today that he has successfully raised over $100,000 for his Assembly campaign in the past eight weeks and is officially beginning his bid for the 64th District.

Vice Mayor Robert Garcia to Host State of the First District, July 31

Vice Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Vice Mayor Robert Garcia will be presenting the State of the First District on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm, at the new Molina Healthcare Offices in North Pine, 604 Pine Avenue.

Rotaract Long Beach to Host 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest August 10-11

Photo Credit – Ko Tanaka, Mission Viejo, CA for Long Beach Grand Prix, 2013 Rotaract Long Beach prepares to host the 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest, a free, two-day community festival featuring amateur and professional sand sculpting, arts and crafts, live music and charity fundraising. 

Councilman Dee Andrews Joins Consul General of Mexico, Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, to Host Mexican Mobile Consulate

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with Consul General of Mexico, Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, are pleased to announce that the Mexican Mobile Consulate is coming to Long Beach, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 10th, at the McBride Teen Center,1520 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Local Restaurateur Involved in Fatal Collision With 2 Motorcycles

On Friday, July 26, 2013, officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a three vehicle traffic collision involving a 2005 Toyota Sequoia and two Harley Davidson motorcycles. at the intersection of 2nd Street and Glendora Avenue.

St. Anthony High School Selects First Inductees Into Athletic Hall of Fame

St. Anthony High School takes great pride in announcing the selection of its first inductees into the St. Anthony High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Inductees will be honored at The St. Anthony High School Benefit Ball, a black-tie optional gala, to be held on November 9, 2013 at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach.

Container Gardens are a Versatile Tool in Garden Design

Want to add a splash of color to your garden? Containers are great for perennial planting. Photo by Kathy Alford, Alford’s English Gardens. For many of us, when we think of gardens we imagine pretty yards with flowers bursting from the dirt.

Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Annual Stud Ironman Event July 30

On Tuesday July 30th, the Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Program will have their annual Stud Ironman event. Check in for participants begin at 8:00am and the competition starts at 9:00am. Family, friends, and some swim teams are also welcomed to participate.

New Info Helps Move 2009 Murder Investigation Forward; Police Seek Further Assistance

Stock photo of four-door, white Chevrolet Caprice Classic. Matches description of a vehicle that was seen in the area on or around the day of the murder. Recently, the Long Beach Police Department received a tip in the 2009 murder of 76-year-old Leam Sovanasy, that occurred in the 1400 block of Peterson Avenue, which provided investigators a description of a vehicle that was seen in the area on or around the day of the murder.

Welcome to Long Beach: From Da Bears to The Beach

“… now I can stroll along the ocean or the harbor every morning, anytime of the year, and point when the tourists ask where the Aquarium is …” Photo by Jeffery Todd It’s 70 degrees and I’m shivering.

LBCC District Board of Trustees Elect New President, Evaluates and Reconfirms Goals

First Lady Nancy Foster to Join Vice Mayor Garcia at the Launch of Shop Small Saturday

Vice Mayor Robert Garcia is asking residents to join him this Saturday, July 27, at 11:00 am, for the first “Shop Small Saturday.” Long Beach First Lady Nancy Foster will help kick-off the summer series as they encourage residents to shop and dine at a local restaurant and retail shop.

Suja Lowenthal Joins the Race for Mayor of Long Beach

Suja Lowenthal announced Tuesday that she is running for Mayor of Long Beach. “Long Beach is my home. She is home to my family. I am deeply committed to the future of our great city. Therefore, after serious consideration and the support of my family, friends and close advisors, I have decided to run for Mayor of Long Beach.”

Book to Action: Not My Life Depicts Exploitation and Hope

Not My Life is a documentary that takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day through an astonishing array of practices. On Saturday, August 3 at 2 P.M. the “Book to Action” Film Festival will host a screening of the documentary Not My Life at the Main Library.

Trajectorie Marks 5th Season on Stage for Kenneth Walker Dance Project

Kenneth Walker Dance Project presents contemporary ballet at the Martha B. Knoebel Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company, premieres new works along with audience favorites for its fifth season in Long Beach in an evening entitled “Trajectorie” one night only on Saturday, August 10, 2013, 7:30 pm at the Martha B.

Community Hospital Opens Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic

  The new outpatient psychiatric clinic will provide evaluation and treatment to patients with mild to moderate psychiatric symptoms. To meet the needs of an underserved community, the MemorialCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness at Community Hospital Long Beach has expanded its mental health services to include an outpatient psychiatric clinic and a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program.

Indulge at Inaugural Delicious Chili & Brewfest Labor Day Weekend

Inaugural Culinary and Craft Beer Festival Joins the Labor Day Lineup Aboard the Queen Mary. The Queen Mary is pleased to announce the inaugural Delicious Chili & Brewfest will be joining the exciting list of events planned on the ship and surrounding grounds over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital is Lowenthal’s Business of the Month

Dr. Greg Perrault, staff and friends of Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal honors one small business each month in the 70th District that goes above and beyond in giving back to the community. Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach was recognized as Assemblymember Lowenthal’s Business of the Month.

Stay Safe! Tips for Avoiding Coyote Conflict

Never run from a coyote. Keep eye contact and move toward other people. Coyotes are part of the natural habitat in California, and they are increasingly adept at searching for food in cities because their natural habitat has increasingly been encroached by development.

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