City Encourages Residents to Know The Facts About Earthquakes

There are many myths and misunderstanding about earthquakes. As you prepare your family disaster response plan you should base your actions on facts, not myths. Here are 10 frequently repeated myths about earthquakes, and correct information provided by earthquake experts in responses to those myths.

Make a Difference in Your Community; Volunteer Opportunities at Rancho Los Cerritos for Teens & Adults

Teens Can Make a Difference. Teens can give back to their community, explore career options, meet other teens, and build a stronger resume for college or that first job while volunteering at Rancho Los Cerritos!

Poets Share Their Craft at The 3rd Annual Long Beach Poetry Festival

The third Long Beach Poetry Festival will be held Saturday, October 12 from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. at The Liberty Art Gallery and Performance Space in downtown Long Beach. The all-day event is free to the public, and will bring hundreds of poets and poetry-connoisseurs to one place for an extraordinary celebration of words.

Two Investigations Result in Officer Involved Shootings

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at approximately, 3:13 a.m., Long Beach Police were involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of Carson that originated in Long Beach after a woman reported being threatened by her ex-boyfriend.

Jazz: Real to Reel / Live and on Film at The Art Theatre of Long Beach This Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach celebrates music and movies with Jazz: Real to Reel / Live and on Film—a weekend of great jazz documentaries, feature films, and live music hosted by KKJZ 88.1 FM disc jockey Helen Borgers.

New Play Dramatizes Personal Stories of School Discipline

Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment, in collaboration with Khmer Girls in Action and Every Student Matters will bring the Long Beach community, policy makers, and the media together to share personal stories of school discipline and to discuss alternatives to zero-tolerance practices through an original play reading on Saturday, October 5 at 1:00pm at the Art Theater of Long Beach.

Be Prepared With a Home Emergency Supplies Kit

In planning for emergencies, it is important for every household and each individual to consider what they will need and assemble their Emergency Supply Kits.

LB Needs a Fully-Restored Gang Unit to Combat Sex Crimes

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske issued the following statement in response to recent crime statistics and the report that sex trafficking is increasing in Long Beach:

Local Dancer’s Royal Dream is Coming True

Long Beach dancer, 14-year-old Micayla Stone, is the only American accepted into the Royal Ballet School in London. Long Beach resident and dancer Micayla Stone,14, was recently offered a place at The Royal Ballet School in London.

Kerr Gets Endorsements from LBUSD Board Members Stanton, Meyer

Megan Kerr is running for LBUSD Board. Long Beach School Board candidate Megan Kerr announced today that she has secured the endorsements of current School Board Members Mary Stanton and Jon Meyer in the race for the School Board’s 1st District.

Constructions Begins for LBCC Math and Technology Center

Rendering of Long Beach City College, Mathematics and Technology Building. The building is slated for completion in 2015. Long Beach City College (LBCC) broke ground Tuesday on an 18-month, $52.1 million building project on the Long Beach City College campus located at 4901 East Carson Street in Long Beach.

Hearing Loss Association of America Host Fundraiser

Founder’s Day Baskets fundraiser to raise money for start-up chapters in California will be held by the Long Beach/Lakewood Hearing Loss Association of America Thursday, October 10th, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712.

Friends of Bixby Park to Host Town Hall Meeting

Friends of Bixby Park will partner with neighborhood associations On Broadway, Alamitos Beach, North Alamitos Beach, Bluff Heights and Bluff Park to host Bixby Park Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 16th from 6:30 p.m.

Community Hospital Opens the Doors to New Mental Health Programs

Left to right: Sheryl Howland, RN, executive director, patient care services, Community Hospital Long Beach; Clifford Feldman, M.D., medical director, MemorialCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness, Community Hospital Long Beach; Diana Hendel, PharmD, CEO, Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach; Nancy Foster, First Lady of Long Beach; Hopey Witherby, MSN/ED, RN, BC, clinical director, MemorialCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness, Community Hospital Long Beach; Krikor Jansezian, PhD, administrator, Community Hospital Long Beach On Thursday, Sept.

CSULB Grad Student, Anna Chau, Named 2013 CSU Trustees’ Award Recipient

Anna Chau Anna Chau, a graduate student in the counseling program at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), has been recognized as a recipient of a 2013 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. Chau joined 22 other CSU students (one from each of the system’s 23 campuses) as they were recognized today (Tuesday, Sept.

Public Urged to Get Flu Vaccine

The first case of flu this season has been confirmed in Long Beach, and the City’s Health Department, with assistance from the American Red Cross, has announced dates for the 2013 Annual Flu Clinics, starting on October 10, 2013. 

St. Anthony’s Marine Science Academy Students Experience Learning on Catalina Island

Pictured in the photo are: Dr. Jones from the Wrigley Marine Science Center, Caitlin Fanning, Gaby Cortes, Lauren Alvarez, Joanna Lopez, Mr. Tom Nestojko, Science Teacher at St. Anthony High School In September, ten St.

Several Restaurants Set to Re-open at City Place Long Beach

City Place Long Beach has announced that Fresh Kabobs is now open for business at 145 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90802. The new casual, family-style Indian restaurant joins Milana’s New York Pizzeria, which opened next door on Friday, September 6.

Fight For Your Right to Read at Banned Books Film Screening

The Long Beach Public Library and Long Beach Cinematheque are hosting a screening of a controversial film for Banned Book Week. Bette Davis stars as a librarian battling censorship during the McCarthy era. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Councilman Dee Andrews Invites Residents to a Free Evening at the Aquarium of Pacific

Photo Credit Aquarium of Pacific-The Tropical Reef exhibit represents habitats found in the archipelago of Palau. 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews and the Aquarium of the Pacific are pleased to announce a free evening at the Aquarium of Pacific on Thursday, September 26th, from 6:30 p.m.

$4.5 Million Grants Awarded to Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College (LBCC) has been awarded two separate grants totaling $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor in an effort to expand demand-driven skills training and strengthen employer partnerships. The grants, part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program, will focus on alternative pathways to engineering education and careers, along with supply chain management.

Dave Chappelle Takes The Stage in Long Beach During His Return to Stand Up

Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle is back with his first high profile stand up tour in sometime. The comedian/actor will take the stage at the Long Beach Terrace Theater on Thursday, October 17th at 7:30PM. This event is a production of Live Nation.

Armed Man Shot By Officers During Investigation

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, at approximately 6:00p.m., Long Beach Police officers received a call from a citizen reporting an unwelcome person at a residence in the 200 block of Park Avenue. The caller stated there was a subject at the location that had a restraining order issued against him and he might be armed.

Join Mayor Foster and Councilmember Neal at the Grand Opening and Dedication of New Fire Station 12

Long Beach Fire Department responded to two separate fires at Belmont Heights apartment buildings. On Tuesday, September 24th at 10:30, Mayor Bob Foster, Councilmember Steven Neal, Long Beach Development Services, and the Long Beach Fire Department will host the Grand Opening and Dedication of newly constructed Fire Station 12.

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