National Library Appreciation Month Kicks Off in Fifth District With Annual Library Roundup

The annual Library Roundup spare coin drive in support of Long Beach Public Libraries, will kick off at Ruth Bach and El Dorado Neighborhood libraries on Saturday, April 5th from 10 am – 2pm with a special outdoor reception at both branches.

Carpenter Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Exciting 2014-15 Season

The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cal State Long Beach announces its 2014-15 season featuring performances in comedy, dance, music, and special events for the whole family. 

Three Legends To Be Inducted Into Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame

2014 Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame inductees, Dario Franchitti, Gerald Forsythe, and Kevin Kalkhoven. Three motorsports legends with a history of checkered flags at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – driver Dario Franchitti and owners Gerald Forsythe and Kevin Kalkhoven – will be inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 10.

2010 Nobel Prize Winner Ei-ichi Negishi to Deliver CSULB’s 35th Nobel Laureate Lecture

2010 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ei-ichi Negishi Purdue University Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, co-winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will present California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) 35th Nobel Laureate Lecture on Tuesday, April 8.

6th District Councilman Dee Andrews to Host Mexican Mobile Consulate

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook 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, 7:45 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 12th, at the McBride Teen Center,1520 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Workshops Set For The Re-imagining of Bixby Park

Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine announced dates and times for three workshops where participants will re-imagine Bixby Park, its community center and playground. Starting on March 29th, 9:00 am at the Bixby Park Community Center, attendees will work with architects and Parks staff to update the existing park master plan, redesign the playground and prioritize over $1.2 million in one-time funding set aside for high priority park and playground projects.

Officers Have Zero Tolerance for Distracted Driving in April

As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Long Beach Police Department will be joining over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol in a month long “zero tolerance” enforcement and education campaign to curb those texting or operating hand-held cell phones while driving.

District Attorney’s Office Files Murder Charges Against Mother For Death of Infant

This week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against the mother of an 10-month old infant in a 2013 investigation.

Take a Lap on the Grand Prix Track

Photo by Leo Delati/Palacio de Long Beach For the second year in a row, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is opening up its track to the public on Tuesday, April 1, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The community is invited to walk, bike, roller skate or even push a stroller along the course where the world’s best IndyCar drivers will scream at over 180 mph the following week..

LBO Cinema Presents Slaughterhouse-Five

“The sweetest thing in the world—it’s revenge” solider Paul Lazzaro in Slaughterhouse-Five. LBO Cinema takes opera beyond convention and perception, into uncharted territory.  On Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m.

State Senate Candidate Janet Nguyen to Speak at Long Beach Republican Women Federated

Orange County Supervisor and State Senate Candidate Janet Nguyen. Long Beach Republican Women Federated hosts Janet Nguyen, Orange County Supervisor for the First District and candidate for California State Senate’s 34th District, as their guest speaker April 12 at Lakewood Country Club.

Children’s Hospital Will Light It Up Blue for Autism in Long Beach

Last year, more than 35 exterior lights illuminated the Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Pavilion for Light It Up Blue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 88 American children are identified with an autism spectrum disorder – a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years.

Hillgrass Bluebilly Southern California to Host Western Mini Festival at Alex’s Bar

Hillgrass Bluebilly Southern California to host a Western Mini Festival featuring headliners L.A Western-Psych rockers Spindrift, Central California Country-Folk outfit The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit and Electro-Cow-Punk Blues duo Restavrant.

Port of Long Beach to Be Featured on The Science Channel’s “Strip the City” Tonight

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach The Science Channel’s “Strip the City” program, which uses computer-generated imaging and animation to “peel back” a city layer-by-layer, will highlight the intricate work of building a new bridge at the Port of Long Beach, in an episode that will begin airing Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m.

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach to Feature Lecture on “Reflective Parenting” March 28

Reflective parenting is much more than just the “newest” parenting fad or buzzword. It’s the result of ground breaking research in child development and the study of neurobiology of the developing mind.

Store Clerk Shot; Detectives Seek Additional Information

On Monday, March 24, 2014, around 7:50 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of 7th Street and Cerritos Avenue regarding an unknown trouble call, possibly involving an assault with a deadly weapon. Arriving officers determined a robbery to a business in the 1100 block of E.

Rancho Los Alamitos to Host a Volunteer Recruitment Program, April 12

Rancho Los Alamitos Garden Volunteers in the Cutting GardenFrom left to right: Melinda Rasch, Leo Hernandez, Jim Farley,Nancy Hegelheimer, Sally Innes, Vivian McKee, Elaine Bauer In honor of the 40th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week, Rancho Los Alamitos will be presenting a Volunteer Recruitment Program on Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m.

Third Annual West Coast BBQ Classic Returns to The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary’s Executive Chef Todd Henderson with BBQ The Queen Mary welcomes back the West Coast BBQ Classic for an afternoon of finger lickin’ food for the whole family on Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Groundbreaking Ceremony For Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, March 27

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Department of Public Works invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, between Locust Avenue and Palmer Court, on Thursday, March 27 at 2 pm.

Police Investigate Possibly Gang Related Homicide

On Sunday, March 23, 2014, around 2:55 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of 6th Street and Long Beach Blvd., which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Free Latin Dance Lessons at Hotel Maya Sunday Latin Brunch

It takes two to Tango at Fuego at Hotel Maya and that also goes for the Samba, Ramba and Salsa with the all-new Fuego Latin Brunch Dine and Dance Series beginning Sunday, March 30.

Public Invited to Tot Lot at Loma Vista Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Department of Public Works invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Tot Lot at Loma Vista Park, 1173 Loma Vista on Wednesday, March 26, at 1 pm.

Beach Daze…Kicking it Old School: 23rd Annual Long Beach State Step Show March 29

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will host the 23rd annual Long Beach State Step Show on Saturday, March 29, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Walter Pyramid.

Six Cited During Shoulder Tap Operation

The Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), participated in the Statewide Shoulder Tap Operation in the City of Long Beach on Saturday March 15, 2014.

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