Anya Fernald Headlines Future of Food talk at Aquarium of the Pacific, February 4

Anya Fernald Photo by Chad Ziemendorf The Aquarium of the Pacific is presenting The Future of Food, an ongoing series of talks hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons and featuring experts representing different sectors of the American food system.

LBPD Chief, Robert Luna to Speak at LB CPAC February Meeting

Chief of Police Robert Luna The Long Beach Central Project Area Council, Inc. (LB CPAC) will hold its regular, monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at I LOVE VEGAN at 2264 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, 90806.  I LOVE VEGAN is a vegan / Thai restaurant in Wrigley Village. 

DUI Enforcement Team to Target Impaired Drivers This Weekend

Officers from 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 January 30, 2015 between the hours of 7:00 p.m.

Long Beach Harbor Prepares for Royal Rendezvous 2015

The Queen Mary to be Visited by Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. This will be the first-ever Port Stop in Long Beach Harbor by a contemporary Cunard ship. The Queen Mary will receive her sea-going “niece”, February 5, 2015.

LB City Prosecutor Announces 2015 IMPACT Award Winners

The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office is proud to announce the winners of this year’s IMPACT Awards, presented to individuals and groups who, working with the City Prosecutor’s Office, have made “a positive, significant impact in the City of Long Beach in the past year.” This is the 4th consecutive year the City Prosecutor has bestowed IMPACT Awards.

Historic Railroad Depot Moves to Willow Springs Park

The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot from the Public Service Yard on San Francisco Avenue to a new site at Willow Springs Park where it will be renovated. Inset: Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, circa 1910, at 225 W. Broadway, just west of Pacific Avenue, in Downtown Long Beach.

Watch The ‘State of the Port’ Address Live Via Webcast Thursday

A live webcast of the annual “State of the Port” address offering a look at the accomplishments of 2014 and the challenges of the year ahead for the Port of Long Beach — presented this year by new Chief Executive Jon Slangerup — will be available at 8:15 a.m.

California Repertory Company Presents Sara Ruhl’s The Clean House

Sara Ruhl’s The Clean House is a smart, witty, and touching comedy of true love and the devastating power of the perfect joke. Director Joanne Gordon brings this love story to stage in CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s Cal Rep production.

Long Beach Successfully Prosecutes Trucking Firm For Overweight Load

The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday that a Rancho Cucamonga trucking company and its driver were convicted by a jury of transporting an illegally overweight load on Long Beach streets.

Dodger Alumni to Visit Long Beach Rescue Mission Today

The Los Angeles Dodgers this week are serving the greater Los Angeles community on their 12th annual Community Service Caravan, Pitching in the Community presented by Bank of America. This civic engagement initiative includes participation from Dodger players, alumni and employees and Bank of America volunteers and will continue through Friday, January 30.

Hearing Dog “Speaks” at Hearing Loss Association Meeting February 12

Camille Jenkins and her hearing dog, Rico will be speakers (Rico barks at loud noises)  at the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter on Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712. 

C.A.T. Hosts 10th-annual Father/Daughter Dance February 8

Fathers and Grandfathers have an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for dancing to party classics. There is no age requirement, so young and old are able to enjoy the evening. Girls may also be accompanied by their uncle, guardian or an adult relative.

Three Arrested, Fourteen Cited During DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Operation

The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on January 24, 2015, on northbound Cherry Avenue at 59th St., between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

The Found Theatre Hosts Three Performances Of New Performance Piece “Feral Child”

Feral Child is a performance art piece centering around Greta, a distraught young woman, and her perspective of societal constructs. After throwing a tantrum, she fragments her personality into six facets: Logic, Confusion, Sullen, Manic, Curiosity, and Maternal.

St. Mary Medical Center Partners With Long Beach Schools For “Great Kindness Challenge”

Hundreds of students throughout Long Beach—and thousands throughout Southern California—are taking up the “Great Kindness Challenge” during the week of January 26 – 30. The Challenge inspires youth across the region to promote positive change by embracing the power of showing kindness to others – similar to Dignity Health’s business philosophy and tradition of caring.

CSULB’s Natalie Sartin, Featured Speaker at Next AAUW Luncheon, to Discuss 19th Century Black Women Activists in Education

Natalie Sartin, lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Long Beach branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  

For The Child Seeks Volunteers For Child Abuse Response Team

Do you have a desire to help children and their families at a time of great vulnerability and confusion for them? For The Child, a child abuse prevention and treatment agency is seeking volunteers for one of its most important services: its Child Abuse Response Team (CART).

Spotlight on Power 4 Youth

EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Val Parker, Executive Director of Power 4 Youth, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach. How long has Power 4 Youth been around?

El Dorado Neighborhood Library to Host LA Opera Talk on The Barber of Seville

On Saturday, February 7, at 2:00 PM, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will host an LA Opera Community Educator, who will present a multi-media program about the opera The Barber of Seville.

LBPD to Conduct DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in North Division This Weekend

The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on January 24, 2015, in the North Division, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. Saturday night until 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

LBFD’s Chief Mike DuRee to Lead LAAFCA, County’s Association of Fire Chiefs

Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee has been appointed President of the Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Association (LAAFCA). Comprised of 31 Fire Departments within Los Angeles County, LAAFCA focuses on regional training, grants administration, legislative advocacy and Firefighter safety and survival.

Expo Arts Center Opens Black History Month Exhibit on First Fridays

Live music and more than 5,000 historical artifacts headline a weekend-long celebration of African American history and culture at the Expo Arts Center. “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” a Black History Month event, takes place February 6 through 8 and kicks off with a special celebration at February’s First Fridays in Bixby Knolls.

Get Covered Long Beach to Help Residents Enroll for Health Insurance

2015 New Year’s Resolution: Get Covered Long Beach is an education, outreach, and health insurance enrollment event sponsored by the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and several community partners.

Fuego Offers a Football Feast For Super Bowl Sunday

Football fans and Fuego fanatics will score with a casual living room set-up to eat, drink and cheer during America’s number one watched television program and largest sporting event on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1 from 3-8 p.m.

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