Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson Speaks on Shattering Stereotypes at Next AAUW Meeting

Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson, assistant professor, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Departments of Sociology and  Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies will speak on “Shattering Stereotypes:  United States Muslim Women’s Experiences and Resistance to Discrimination” at the March 7th meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

David Sanborn Performance at Carpenter Center Will Benefit End Polio Now Campaign

David Sanborn ~ Photo by Hollis King Six-time Grammy-winner David Sanborn will bring his genre-defying saxophone style to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the Cal State Long Beach campus March 15 at 2 p.m.

Local Girl Scout Shares the Joy of Crafting With Patients at Miller Children’s Hospital

Patients at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach are benefiting from the implementation of the Crafty Kids Club, a new club started by a local Girl Scout earning her Gold Award. Audrey See, a senior in the PACE magnet program at Long Beach Poly has been a Girl Scout since she was six years old.

Councilmembers Price and Mungo to Host Reception Honoring Outgoing LBPD East Division Commander Paul LeBaron

Outgoing Long Beach Police Department East Division Commander Paul LeBaron Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price, Third District, and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, Fifth District, will be hosting a reception to honor outgoing Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) East Division Commander Paul LeBaron on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Gaslamp Restaurant.

Rummage Sale to benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center

The public is invited to shop for great finds and delightful treasures at a large Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2015 from 8am to 4 pm. This event will be located in the parking lot of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E.

LB Coalition for the Homeless Updates Community on Civic Center Outreach

The Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 8:30am at Goodwill Industries, 800 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806. Parking is on the street or around the block.

Harbor Scenic Drive Begins Construction Closures Tonight; Continues Through April

A section of southbound Harbor Scenic Drive in the Port of Long Beach will be closed nightly starting Thursday, Feb. 26, to allow crews to construct new foundations for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. Traffic heading to the Queen Mary, cruise terminal and nearby hotels, as well as Port terminals will be diverted to southbound Pico Avenue during the closure periods. 

2015 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at CSULB Attracts Nearly 200 Female High School Students

Nearly 200 female high school students from California’s 47th Congressional District attended the 2015 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) on Saturday, Feb.

St. Anthony Students Move to Finals in International Student Film Competition

From the film “Making a Killing” The senior class of St. Anthony High School’s Marine Science Academy, ten students divided into two teams, secured two of the top 10 finalist spots for the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival’s 4th Annual Student Film Competition. 

81 Physicians From Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Recognized as Best in Their Fields

Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach announced Tuesday that 81 of its physicians have been recognized among the best in their fields by the 2015 Southern California Super Doctors report.

Atlantic Avenue Street Improvement Project Complete

The City of Long Beach today celebrated the completion of a major street improvement project on Atlantic Avenue, between 52nd Street and the City’s northern border. “This project not only greatly enhance an important business corridor, it was completed on time and on budget,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

Covenant Presbyterian Church to Host a Free Performance by The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir

Don’t miss the highly acclaimed U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir in concert, under the direction of Ms. Karla Scott. An upbeat, inspirational musical ensemble comprised of 50+ midshipmen, this fine vocal group has performed in major cities all across America, including Washington, D.C.

Leadership Long Beach to Host Leadership Connections Event

Leadership Long Beach (LLB) invites the community to learn more about the programs and activities of the organization at its Leadership Connections event/reception on Monday, March 2 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the BO beau kitchen + roof tap, 144 Pine Avenue.

Volunteers to Brave the Shave and Support Childhood Cancer Research

Photo from Facebook The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Millikan High School, 2800 Snowden Ave., Long Beach 90815 on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 3:00 p.m.

Mayors Garcia and Garcetti Support Plans for Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to Collaborate on Initiatives

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Monday thanked the International Longshore Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association for heeding their call to resolve the labor dispute, and announced plans for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to collaborate on a series of initiatives designed to meet the changing dynamics of seaborne trade and the impacts of those changes on cargo flow through the nation’s largest trade gateway.

Long Beach Fire Department Welcomes a New Class of Academy Graduates

The Long Beach Fire Department is proud to announce that Basic Fire Recruit Academy Class 2014A is graduated Saturday, February 21, 2015. After 20 weeks of extensive testing and evaluation, 20 highly qualified recruits will enter the ranks of firefighters for the Long Beach Fire Department.

Rose’s Pawn Shop Headlines Roots Music Night at Alex’s Bar

The Kings Inn: Roots Music Night kicked off  at Long Beach’s premier live music venue for punk rock and beyond last month with Leon Virgil Bowers and guests and will return to Alex’s this week on February 27th with a lineup stacked with great local, regional and touring acts.

Robbery Investigation Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, at approximately 3:57 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Cowles Street regarding a possible armed robbery to a person that just occurred, where the calling party provided a location and description of the three possible suspects.

Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested, Additional Victims Sought

Suspect Guadalupe Perez Jr. On February 19, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department arrested a suspect on an indecent exposure warrant, and hope that additional victims they believe may exist will come forward.

Public Invited to Grand Opening of Jackson Street Park Dog Park

Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Al Austin and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine invite the public to a grand opening ceremony for the Jackson Street Park Dog Park on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 am.

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

The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on February 21, 2015, in the East Division, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. Saturday night until 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Arrests Made and Charges Filed Related to Shooting Case

On February 18, 2015, charges were filed on five (5) individuals in connection to a multiple victim shooting that occurred last Sunday in the 200 block of W. 14th Street.

Help This LB Volunteer Get a 10K Grant from KIND Causes

Long Beach based Louisa Winter, volunteer for Blessed Generation Children’s Centers which supports and aids 3 orphanages in Kenya, is in the running to receive $10K from KIND Healthy Snacks, and she’s asking area residents for support.

CSULB Launches New Multi-language Website With Mobile Accessibility

California State University (CSULB) rolled out a new and dynamic university website on Wednesday. The initial launch includes a complete redesign of the homepage, new homepages for the Shark Lab, University Art Museum and 49er Bookstore as well as a new content management system, responsive (mobile) design, accessibility compliance, a digital style guide and a multiple language feature.

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