Councilmember Austin Teams With Local Businesses and Schools to Assist Families During the Holidays

8th District Councilmember Al Austin Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with more than 25 local businesses and schools in the Eighth District to collect toys and food for local families during the holiday season.

Steve Neal Urge Public Education to Get Kids on Path to Health

Initiatives like Choose Health LA prevent and control chronic disease in Los Angeles County. Noting a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research that found declining, yet still unacceptably high numbers of California children consuming fast food and sugary soda regularly, Assembly District 64 candidate and Long Beach City Councilmember Steve Neal today called for increasing public education campaigns to encourage parents to provide healthy meals for their kids. 

St. Anthony Serves an Early Thanksgiving to Those in Need

Volunteers at St. Antohony served an early Thanksgiving last Sunday. On Sunday, November 24th over 200 St. Anthony High School students and parent volunteers joined together to serve more than 850 homeless and less fortunate families at St.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures For City of Long Beach

City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule during the 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday: Trash and recyclables will be collected as normal on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29.

Toy and Food Drive: 25 Businesses, Schools Team with Al Austin in 8th District

Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with more than 25 local businesses and schools in the Eighth District to collect toys and food for local families during the holiday season. “I would like to thank our businesses and schools for participating in this effort,” Councilmember Austin said.

Long Beach Police Explorers Shine in OC Competition

Over this past weekend, the Long Beach Police Explorers competed in the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Association competition, which was held at the Orange County Sheriff’s Training Center and the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Academy.

Unique Course Brings Red Planet to Life at CSULB

Cal State Long Beach Geography Professor Chrys Rodrigue teaches a unique course about the geography of Mars. Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Professor Chrys Rodrigue knows that Nov. 28 marks even more than Thanksgiving and Hanukkah this year.

Tickets on Sale Today For Downtown’s New Year’s Eve Party

The streets of Downtown Long Beach will again be filled with revelers ringing in the new year on Tuesday, December 31 for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration produced and co-sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associated (DLBA).

Fifth District Winter Wonderland December 13-14

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and The Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine are hosting the Fifth District Winter Wonderland at Good Neighbor Park December 13-14, complete with real snow, snow sleds, holiday contests, live music and visits from Santa Claus and The Grinch.

Long Beach Divers Perform Well

In the last ten years, the Glenn McCormick Memorial Invitational Dive Meet (GMMI) has been the Southern California welcome to the new diving season every November. Over the years, divers have traveled to Long Beach from as far as Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Texas.

Police Investigate Two Weekend Traffic Fatalities

On Friday, November 22, 2013, at approximately 8:05 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 700 block of Harbor Scenic Drive regarding an injury traffic collision involving a semi-tractor trailer, which resulted in the death of the male adult driver.

Comedian Brian Regan Heads to The Terrace Theater

Brian Regan Known for his observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating humor, comedian Brian Regan brings his signature stand-up comedy routine to the SMG-managed Terrace Theater Saturday, February 15th, 2014, at 8PM.

West Anaheim Street to Close For Improvements Nov. 23-24

West Anaheim Street will close in both directions on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24, in West Long Beach as crews continue a roadway improvement project on the thoroughfare. The closure will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov.

Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index: A Perfect Score For Long Beach

For two years in a row, the City Of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) inclusion in municipal law and policy. Long Beach was one of only 25 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI).

Rescued Sea Otter Goes on Display at Aquarium Today

Chloe is a sea otter rescued from Pismo Beach. She will make her new home at the Aquarium of the Pacific. photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific A stranded sea otter pup will be joining the Aquarium family. Chloe has been behind the scenes at the Aquarium of the Pacific for the past few months and is now ready to go on exhibit.

Spotlight on East 7th St. Collaboration

Members of the 7th Street Collaboration with City Council. recently spoke with Gretchen Swanson, Member of East 7th St. Collaboration, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.

Schipske Joins LAEDC Jobs Defense Council

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske has joined the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Jobs Defense Council. She attended Wednesday’s meeting which focused on ways to attract aerospace and related industries to stay, expand, or set up operations in the region.

Armed Robbery Suspect Escapes to Roof; Shot by Police

Police close a section of 4th Street to investigate an officer-involved shooting. Keith Lewis/Everything Long Beach On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Long Beach Police conducted a traffic stop of a car containing three occupants, which resulted in an officer involved shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Nebraska Avenue.

Matt Catingub to Conduct LB Symphony Pops!

Matt Catingub On Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m., the Long Beach Symphony welcomes Matt Catingub to the stage of the Long Beach Arena for an evening of infectious energy and soaring horns with music from Chicago, Steely Dan, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Former Pakistan Ambassador Discusses ‘U.S.-Pakistan Relations’ at CSULB

Cameron Munter, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, addressed a crowd of nearly 300 people on “U.S.-Pakistan Relations in 2014 and Beyond” at a lecture sponsored by the Yadunandan Center for India Studies at California State University, Long Beach.

Creation Station: “Gorgeous Green” Old-fashioned Fun For Kids at Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site offers an exciting afternoon of free and good old-fashioned fun for children at Creation Station: Gorgeous Green, scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013. This drop-in, historically-themed craft workshop will be held between 1-4pm and is perfect for children ages 6-10 years old.

Councilman Andrews and Khmer Parents Association to Host Charity Car Wash to Benefit Typhoon Victims

Councilman Dee Andrews and the Khmer Parents Association will host a charity car wash for Filipino typhoon victims from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, on Sunday, November 24th, at RC HI-Tech Smog Test, 700 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90813.

Rex Richardson Receives Endorsement of Teachers Association of Long Beach in Bid for City Council

Rex Richardson candidate for 9th District City Council Seat. Monday, the Teachers Association of Long Beach (TALB) announced their endorsement of Rex Richardson for City Council. “We think that Rex Richardson will be an ideal City Councilmember,” said TALB President Virginia Torres.

Celebrating Their 31st Anniversary, Long Beach Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

The Long Beach Ballet will astound audiences this December with multiple performances of The Nutcracker at the Long Beach Terrace Theater on December 14th &  15th, and December 21st & December 22nd. 

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