LBPD to Deploy DUI Saturation Patrols This Weekend

The Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, November 1, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 p.m.

Public Invited to Open Houses and Study Session on Long Beach Civic Center

The public is invited to attend two open houses and a City Council Study Session and share their thoughts regarding the future of the Long Beach Civic Center. The Civic Center has significant seismic deficiencies, and the City Council recently held a study session to receive presentations from two project teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new Civic Center and Main Library, and revitalize Lincoln Park.

Construction Begins on New Beach Pedestrian Path

The City of Long Beach will begin work this week on constructing a new, separate beach pedestrian path. The existing bike path, which has been shared by pedestrians, strollers, bicyclists, and inline skaters, will become dedicated entirely to bicyclists and inline skaters.

Police Seek Information Concerning Toddlers Found Alone

Today at approximately 8:45 a.m., Long Beach police were dispatched to Atlantic Avenue and 60th Street after a passer-by saw two small children that were alone and called police. The children, both African-American boys, are approximately one and two years of age, and appear to be in good health.

Innovation Fund Socal Looks to Spur Local Startups

Long Beach City College (LBCC) announced that the funding cycle for Innovation Fund SoCal is now open. Applicants have an opportunity to receive a $50,000 no-interest, non-collateralized loan to help their startup companies focused on clean and advanced manufacturing, bio medical devices, advanced energy technologies.

Celebrate Day of the Dead Downtown

Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez invites Long Beach residents and the community to a free Day of the Dead event on Pine Avenue on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The celebration will take over two blocks of Pine Avenue between 6th and 8th Street from 2 pm to 10 pm.

Northgate Gonzalez Market Turns Vacant Lot into Fresh Foods and Jobs

Elected officials join the Gonzalez family to cut the ribbon on their new market in North Long Beach. Long Beach elected officials joined community and civic leaders today to celebrate the grand opening of a new Northgate Gonzalez Market in North Long Beach with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Creation Station Craft Day Explores Natural Colors and Materials

Saturday, November 1, 2014, children, ages 6-11, are invited to participate in a free drop-in craft and activities program called Creation Station. November’s theme, Brilliant Brown, will include seasonally themed take-home crafts and activities that use natural colors and materials.

Jim Stangeland, Former LBCC Football Head Coach, Passes Away at the Age of 92

Jim Stangeland, one of Long Beach City College’s all-time greatest coaches as well as one of the best to come out of the city of Long Beach, passed away on Saturday (Oct. 25) in Huntington Beach at the age of 92. Stangeland is a member of the LBCC Hall of Champions, Long Beach State Hall of Fame, Long Beach Century Club Hall of Fame, and the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Potential Recruitment Process for Police Chief Announced by City Manager

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach City Manager Pat West today announced the process for selecting a new Police Chief, should a vacancy occur as a result of the November 4, 2014 election.

Street Improvements Begin on Magnolia Avenue

The City of Long Beach is set to begin work this week on street improvements on Magnolia Avenue between Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Spring Street. “Long Beach continues its focus on innovation and technology by bringing much needed upgrades to our traffic system, and these improvements will greatly enhance this key corridor,” Mayor Robert Garcia said.

Kelly Williams Insurance Celebrates 120 years of Business in Long Beach

Kelly Williams Insurance will be celebrating their 120th anniversary in 2015, and their 30th year in their office by the traffic circle in Long Beach. Originally founded in 1895 by Carle L. Williams, owners Kelly Williams III and Sue Williams proudly carry on the tradition of quality insurance started four generations ago.

Pediatric Patients Showcase Their Art at 7th Annual “Artful Healing for Our Heroes” Exhibit

Miller Children’s patient, Natalie, proudly displays the beach themed work of art she created at the7th Annual “Artful Healing for Our Heroes” art exhibit. On Friday, Oct. 24, dozens of patients, families, nurses and visitors made their way to Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach for the 7th Annual “Artful Healing for Our Heroes” art exhibit.

7th District Needs a Representative for The Arts Council for Long Beach Quarterly Arts Forum

The Arts Council for Long Beach looks forward to continuing and expanding its dialogue about the arts in every Council District. Each Councilmember is being allowed to appoint a delegate to attend a new, quarterly Arts Forum.

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Hosts “Council in the Park” Today

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal is hosting “Council in the Park” on Tuesday, October 28th, 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.

LBCC Hall of Champions Welcomes Class of 2014

The outstanding tradition of Long Beach City College (LBCC) intercollegiate athletics will be recognized with the induction of its 13th class of members into the college’s Hall of Champions on Friday, November 14, in the Hall of Champions Gymnasium (Bld.

Community Groups and Organizations To Begin Night Walks In North Long Beach

North Long Beach churches, businesses, community groups and neighbors will join the Long Beach Ministers Alliance Tuesday night for weekly Night Walks in an effort to curb crime in neighborhoods and build community strength.

LBPD Offers Halloween Safety Tips

The Long Beach Police Department would like to warn parents about marijuana laced candy, and encourage the community to practice safety tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween. Can you identify which candies pictured in this photo are laced with marijuana?

City Manager Appoints Tom Modica to Assistant City Manager Position

Today City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Tom Modica to the position of Assistant City Manager. Section 301 of the City Charter provides the authority for the City Manager to appoint an Assistant City Manager with the confirmation of the City Council.

CSULB Receives $22.7 Million Grant From the National Institutes of Health

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received its largest award ever — $22.7 million over five years — from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish an innovative research program that prepares underrepresented students for doctoral programs.

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor the Fastest Growing Haunt in Southern California

On Thursday, October 2, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unleashed a spectacle of new haunted spirits, mazes and attractions that landed the annual festival on the Travel Channel’s list of the top ten haunts in the world. Nightly Dark Harbor attracts thousands of brave thrill seekers and continues to experience record-breaking attendance growth annually making it the fastest growing haunt in Southern California.

Public Invited to 14th Street Park Fitness Zone Opening Ceremony

Courtesy of the city of Long Beach. Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works invite the public to an opening ceremony for the new Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, between Locust Avenue and Palmer Court, on Saturday, October 25.

LBPD Awarded $400,000 Grant For Special Traffic Enforcements and Safety Efforts

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.

Vote for Your Favorite Design: Camp Bixby or Bixby Beach

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Parks, Recreation & Marine invite interested stakeholders to help design a new and improved Bixby Park playground on Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 am in the Bixby Park community center. The third and final meeting date was changed to Saturday morning for residents who may not have been able to make the previous weeknight meetings.

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