Camerata Singers Salute America With a History of Folk Music

Mendellsohn’s Songs Without Words notwithstanding, songs were meant to be sung, and on Sunday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m., Long Beach Camerata Singers will present a stirring tribute to our nation’s singing heritage featuring beautiful new arrangements of familiar folk songs, American standards, spirituals, and a patriotic salute to the armed forces.

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia Returns to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center

For the first time in many years, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia returns to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB with a program entitled “The Stars of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.” The October 18, 8 p.m. performance will feature an intimate ensemble of the best dancers and musicians in the centuries-old tradition of Khmer Classical Dance.

LBFD to Host “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo

Long Beach Fire Department CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and other city departments and disaster response agencies will host the first-ever “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo on October 4, 2014, to help residents prepare for incidents such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and act of terrorism.

Detectives Seek Suspect(s) In Murder of West Covina Man

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of 11th Street and Walnut Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult. The preliminary investigation determined that the victim, identified as 26-year-old Guillermo Iturralde of West Covina, was walking down the street when someone in a nearby vehicle fired at him, and then fled the scene.

Free Health Screenings Available at St. Mary Medical Center’s Diabetes Walkathon

Lace up your shoes, bring your friends, and join us for the third annual Diabetes Walkathon Health & Information Fair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Cabrillo High School. The fundraiser will take place around the high school track, 2001 Santa Fe Avenue, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal to Host “Council in the Park”

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal is hosting “Council in the Park” on Tuesday, September 30, asking residents to stop for a chat while they are shopping at the Bixby Park Farmers Market. Council in the Park gives residents a chance to visit with the Vice Mayor and her staff outside of normal business hours and promotes activities in the park such as the farmers market.

Julie Rivett Reveals the History Behind The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett’s personal inspiration for the classic mystery The Maltese Falcon, as well as its central character, Sam Spade, will be revealed by Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie Rivett at an author’s event, Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m.

Human Sex Trafficking Task Force Reports Successes, Reaches Out To Public For Assistance

Police seek help identifying these human sex trafficking suspects. Human sex trafficking is the second largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs) and reportedly generates profits of nearly $32 billion dollars each year.

Brew Masters, Vintners and Restaurateurs Ready For 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival

On Saturday, October 11 from 5-10 p.m. Downtown Long Beach will roll out the wine barrels, tap kegs of craft beer and fire up some delicious dishes for the 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival, presented by interTrend Communications.

Long Beach Department of Health Invites Residents to 2nd Annual “Fruit and Veggie Party!”

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) Healthy Active Long Beach Project invites the community to attend the 2nd Annual free “Fruit and Veggie Party!” on Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Martin Luther King, Jr.

Long Beach Transit Seeking to Add 10 Battery-Electric Buses

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Long Beach Transit released a Request For Proposal (RFP) seeking up to 10 battery-electric buses from a qualified Transit Vehicle Manufacturer (TVM). With the addition of battery-electric buses, over 80 percent of Long Beach Transit’s active revenue fleet will be either hybrid, compressed natural gas or zero-emission battery-electric buses.

Drop Off Unwanted Meds at National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event

The Long Beach Police Department will once again join forces with Long Beach Memorial to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Pharmaceutical Take-Back initiative, along with several other law enforcement agencies around the nation.

Report Shows Seven Consecutive Years of Air Pollution Decline at Port of Long Beach

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Diesel air pollution from ships, trucks, trains and other big machines at the Port of Long Beach has declined by 82 percent since 2005, a comprehensive air quality analysis has found.

Canada’s Saints Face Off With St. Anthony Saints in Sports Showdown

This week, the St. Mary’s High School “Saints” from Calgary, Alberta, Canada are coming to Long Beach to face off with St. Anthony High School’s “Saints” in the tenth rendition of their rivalry, competing in football, volleyball, and soccer.

Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center and The City of Long Beach Team For Educational Forum on Human Trafficking

A full-day educational forum on the growing—and shocking—problem of human trafficking will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, at the Health Enhancement Center on the campus of Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave.

Aisha Chesler Najera, Featured Speaker at Next AAUW Luncheon, to Discuss Efforts to Reduce Number of Unnecessary C-Sections

Aisha Chesler Najera, a 5th year doctoral student in applied mathematics at Claremont Graduate University will be the guest speaker at the Long Beach branch of American Association of University Women Luncheon Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Long Beach Yacht Club. 

New Law to Allow City Clerks to Perform Civil Marriage Ceremonies

On Friday, September 19, 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1525 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal into State law. This bill was sponsored by the City of Long Beach and allows City Clerks to perform marriages, thus enhancing civic engagement in the process.

Bring the Pets and Enjoy the Sales at 4th Street Retro Ramble and Pet Stroll

Long Beach’s World-Famous Retro Row is giving one of its signature events a pet-friendly twist this month. On Saturday September 27, the street’s semi-annual Retro Ramble will become a “Sidewalk Sale with Wagging Tails,” welcoming animal friends of all kinds with special pet-themed vendors, services and events, including:

Health Department Hosts Home-Based Food Sales Workshop Tonight

The Health Department invites the public to attend a free workshop: “Cottage Food Operations: Launch a Food Business from your Home.” The workshop will teach important requirements on how to become a cottage food operator, safely process food, and make proper food labels.

CSULB University Players Present The Colored Museum

The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players is proud to present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing October 17th through November 1st, The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores stereotypes through African American stories and history.

Four Clowns Hosts Beginner Workshop at Arts Council for Long Beach A LOT Event

On September 28, 2014, Four Clowns will be conducting a beginner’s clowning workshop at one of the four Arts Council for Long Beach’s (ACLB) upcoming A LOT Initiative events. Four Clowns company members will be facilitating the workshop with undergraduate student cast members from the upcoming production of Ubu the Sh*t that the company is co-producing this fall with the Theatre Arts Department at CSU Long Beach.

32nd Annual Prayer Breakfast Brought Long Beach Leaders Together to Celebrate Community and to Pray

Keynote speaker Phil Cooke with former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill Business, nonprofit, educational, church, government and community leaders gathered at the Renaissance Thursday to celebrate community and to pray for those serving and working in Long Beach.

Man Dies After Accident with Blue Line Train

Saturday, the Long Beach Police Department was notified a person involved in a collision with a Los Angeles Metro Blue Line train last Friday has died. Robert Lee Mills, an 89-year-old resident of Signal Hill, had sufferd major injuries from the collision and was pronounced deceased early this morning.

Equality California Honors Mayor Garcia With Vanguard Leadership Award

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia will receive the Vanguard Leadership Award from Equality California this Saturday, September 20, at the Los Angeles Equality Awards. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, honors leaders in the movement to ensure full and lasting equality for all LGBT people.

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