Long Beach Job Corps Students Enjoy Ethiopian Feast as Part of Black History Month Celebration

Mr. Robert Dionaldo, Academic Manager, Ms. Mitra Vazeen, Center Director and Clifford Hollis, a student at Long Beach Job Corps prepare to enjoy a special Ethiopian themed lunch at Long Beach Job Corps Center. Students at the Long Beach Job Corps Center celebrated Black History Month in a diversity of ways most recently with a culinary sampling of Ethiopian food.

Board of Water Commissioners Declare Imminent Water Supply Shortage For Long Beach

Today, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners voted unanimously to declare an Imminent Water Supply Shortage for the City of Long Beach. The declaration is a preemptive action taken to strengthen the reliability of the city’s water supply in the midst of a looming statewide water shortage.

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled For East Long Beach This Weekend

The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in East Long Beach, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Suspect in Assault on Taxi Cab Driver Apprehended

On February 24, 2014, felony charges were filed against a 21-year-old Long Beach man after he shot at a taxi cab driver over a disagreement.

Belmont Plaza Temporary Pool Swim Lessons Starting March 1

The beautiful new Belmont Plaza Temporary Pool will start swim lessons beginning March 1 for all ages and skill levels. The 50 – meter heated pool has shallow water for lessons, a lift and two sets of stairs with double rails for disabled access and bleacher seating.

Power 4 Youth Looking for Mentor Volunteers

Power 4 Youth, an academic mentoring program for middle school students will be holding a no-obligation information meeting for prospective volunteers on Monday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. “As the new semester begins for students, we have many youth looking for guidance and academic help.

5th District Residents Meet to Discuss Preferential Parking

Photo by Bart Heird Fifth District residents living in the neighborhood bounded by Conant, Clark, Carson, and Charlemagne, are invited to discuss whether to implement a temporary preferential parking zone in their neighborhood to discourage LBCC students from taking up all the parking spaces on their streets.

Long Beach P.E.A.C.E. Basketball League Tips Off Today

Councilmember Al Austin will be speaking and participating in the tip off ceremony to kick off the first game of the P.E.A.C.E. (“Positive Energy Activates Constant Elevation”) Basketball League. The league is co-sponsored by Councilmember Austin and Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine.

Lecture: How Japanese Investment Builds Southern California

Jun Niimi, the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles. Jun Niimi, the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, will discuss “How Japanese Investment Builds Southern California” beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in The Pointe of the Walter Pyramid at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

City Issues Winter Storm Prep Tips

Cooler temperatures, fog, wind, and rain are here. Significant amounts of rain are expected by Friday and Saturday in Long Beach, and more in the foothill areas of Southern California. Thunderstorms are possible.

Police Seek Assistance Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect (VIDEO)

Suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault and vehicle he was driving. The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault, and is hoping someone will come forward with information.

Long Beach Health Department Issues Measles Update

Background: Histopathology of measles pneumonia. Giant cell with intracytoplasmic inclusions. Inset: A child with a classic day-4 rash with measles. Both images via wikimedia. Measles is a very contagious but vaccine preventable disease caused by a virus. 

Long Beach Symphony Presents an Evening of Brahms

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio On Saturday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. Mexico’s most renowned pianist, Jorge Federico Osorio, joins the Long Beach Symphony, and Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke to perform Brahms’ glorious second piano concerto.

DLBA Launches Community Watch Starter Kit

To help promote public safety and community engagement, Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) President and CEO Kraig Kojian announced Friday, the implementation of a Community Watch Group (CWG) Starter Kit, which is designed to prevent crime through community awareness and open communication between residents, businesses and the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

New Director to Lead the Summer Youth Musical Theatre Conservatory

The Long Beach Playhouse continues its acclaimed summer youth education series with a new director and a new focus on process and education.

Get The Scoop on Trash at The Sierra Club March Meeting

The Sierra Club will host its regular monthly meeting. This month, Coby Skye will provide a comprehensive presentation about what happens to our trash once we set it on the curb.

Enjoy a Free Performance By The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club

Celebrate America with the 60-member U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, as they present their musical tribute to America’s heroes! They will thrill you with their stirring harmonies as they perform all your favorite red, white, and blue melodies, patriotic anthems, Broadway hits, choir classics and more!

Police Investigate Two Weekend Homicides

On Friday, February 21, 2014, at approximately 1:55 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shots fired call near 59th Street and Linden Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Rancho Los Cerritos to Host Creation Station: “Lovely Lavender” Old-Fashioned Fun for Youngsters

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of good old-fashioned fun for children on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Children will explore their creative side at “Lovely Lavender,” a free Creation Station craft workshop perfect for kids ages 6-10 years old.

Mayoral Candidate Garcia Releases Economic Blueprint Plan For Long Beach

Vice Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Thursday Vice Mayor Robert Garcia released his economic blueprint plan for the city. The plan entitled Making Long Beach Work: A Blueprint for the New Economy highlights the accomplishments the city has made in the last 5 years and outlines Garcia’s plan to grow the local economy in the future.

DUI Enforcement Teams to Saturate Area This Weekend

Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, as part of the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, February 22, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 p.m.

Public Assistance Needed to Help Identify Fraud Suspect

Police seek to identify this man in connection to fraudulent ATM withdrawals. Long Beach Fraud detectives are seeking the public’s help with identifying a suspect who is responsible for fraudulently withdrawing approximately $47,000 in cash since September 2011 from various automated teller machines throughout the city. 

Flyin’ West Returns to the ICT Stage After 17 Years

A contemporary classic about the strength of black women and their role as pioneers in the settlement of the American West. Four African-American women journey west to the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas in search of the freedom promised by the end of the Civil War.

Share The Love Clothing Drive Hopes to Collect 3 Tons for Goodwill

The Green Team Clubs at Longfellow and Hughes are holding a clothing drive to Share the Love. — photo via eylc February is the month to “Share the Love” and the Green Team Clubs of Longfellow Elementary & Hughes Middle school are hosting their annual “Share the Love” Community Used Clothing Drive.

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