Charles Phoenex and LBO Lead Operatic Adventure Tour of Historic Downtown Los Angeles

Charles Phoenix will lead an adventurous tour of Los Angeles with Long Beach Opera. In anticipation of next month’s opening of Hydrogen Jukebox, on May 3, 2015, Long Beach Opera and “retro king” Charles Phoenix will join forces for an adventure tour of historic downtown Los Angeles, complete with operatic surprises around every corner.

Keesal, Young & Logan Hosts 15th Annua Law Day With Judge Kelvin Filer

Honorable Judge Kelvin D. Filer Judge Kelvin Filer was the Keynote Speaker at the Long Beach Branch NAACP and Keesal, Young & Logan Law Firm’s 15th Annual Law Day, April 30, 2015 at the Law Firm of Keesal, Young & Logan.

CSULB Awarded $100,000 Grant to Study Homelessness, Food Instability Among Students in the CSU

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office for a project that will provide a better understanding of college students who experience housing instability and food insecurity across all 23 CSU campuses.

Fuego Invites You to Show Mom Some Love on Mother’s Day

Show mom some love with Fuego’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Hotel Maya on Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with live Latin jazz on the seaside patio. Fuego, the modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge, offers a unique seaside setting featuring 13-foot-tall glass walls that fully retract with seating inside and on the patio area.

LBPD Admin Bureau Chief Braden Phillips Featured Speaker at LB CPAC Monthly Meeting

Braden Phillips, Administration Bureau Chief for the LBPD. The Long Beach Central Project Area Council, Inc. (LB CPAC) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015, on the 11th floor of Plymouth West, 240 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802.

Community Pitches in 2000 Hours of Service for Volunteer Day

On the heels of National Volunteer Week and most recently Earth Day, City of Long Beach Councilwoman Stacy Mungo hosted Volunteer Day as a call to action for residents, community members and local businesses to partner together on cleanup, painting and tree planting efforts across the fifth district.

Zoning Change Could Bring More Craft Breweries to Long Beach

The brewery business is bubbling and booming in Long Beach. To further the industry’s thriving potential as a lucrative business and economic driver, the City Council has initiated a zoning change that will make it easier for craft breweries, wineries and distilleries with tasting rooms to open shop throughout the City.

Long Beach Transit Board Ok’s Purchase of 10 Zero-Emission Battery Electric Buses

On April 27, 2015, the Long Beach Transit (LBT) Board of Directors authorized Kenneth McDonald, LBT President and CEO, to enter into a contract with Los Angeles-based company BYD Motors, Inc. for the purchase of 10 battery electric buses and supporting charging systems.

Long Beach Playhouse Seeking More Diversity Among Directors

The Long Beach Playhouse has sent out a call to directors of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds to submit their resume to be considered for upcoming shows. The statement from the Playhouse that was posted on Social Media earlier this month read: 

Disaster Training Held at Long Beach Airport

Mannequins lay on the ground near a plane during the Triennial Drill at Long Beach Airport on Friday night. This portion of the drill utilized a smoke machine to help simulate an accident that resulted in a fire, the aircraft filling up with smoke and the evacuation of all passengers on board.

DNA Match Leads to Arrest For ’02 Murder

After more than a decade, a Central California man will face a murder charge after he was connected to the 2002 crime through DNA. On June 24, 2002, at 3:24 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to 1200 Pier E in the Port of Long Beach regarding reports of a person who had been stabbed.

Spotlight on Downtown Long Beach Lions Club recently spoke with Kirk Davis, Past President of Downtown Long Beach Lions Club, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.

City Provides ‘Art of Recycling’ Bins to Long Beach Unified Schools in Honor of Earth Day

From left: Tiffany Chen, City of Long Beach Sustainability Analyst; Diana Craighead, President, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education; Daniel Brezenoff, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Robert Garcia; Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez; Renaissance High School Principal Quentin Brown; and Renaissance High School students.

CSULB Theatre Dept. Honors Supporters at Art à la Carte Gala

The Theatre Arts Department at California State University, Long Beach has announced the entertainment offerings for their theatrical fundraiser on Sunday, May 3rd. Art à la Carte: A Taste of All Things Theatre at CSULB, will be held from 5 to 8pm in the Theatre Arts building on the CSULB campus.

Police Investigate Possible Gang Related Murder

On Friday, April 24, 2015, at approximately 11:42 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 100 block of Platt Street in regards to reports of shots fired.

DUI Checkpoint Planned in North Long Beach This Weekend

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint in North Long Beach. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.

Survey Shows Reduction of Homeless Population on Long Beach Streets

Fewer homeless people – especially chronically homeless adults and children in families – are on the street, with more people having access to housing and homeless services in Long Beach. “I am very proud of our citywide efforts to get homeless people the services and support they need,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

Explosion and Fire Lead to Discovery of Drug Lab; Suspect Arrested

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue to assist the Long Beach Fire Department and Arson investigators after a drug lab was discovered.

Long Beach Symphony to Feature the Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich Saturday April 25

Long Beach Symphony’s penultimate concert of its 80th season will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd). Guest conductor Lucas Richman, who currently serves as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as well as for the symphony in Bangor, Maine will lead the orchestra in a program of powerful music.

Long Beach Junior Chamber and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Team to Host Entrepreneur Speaker Series

The Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo to host “Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Millionaire” featuring David Erickson, founder of, on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m.

7.9 Percent Unemployment Rate Marks Seven-year Low For Long Beach

The unemployment rate in Long Beach continues to decline and has reached a seven-year low, dropping to 7.9 percent as of March 2015. The unemployment rate is now at the same level that it was in June 2008, at the onset of the global financial crisis.

27 Businesses Targeted For “ABC IMPACT Inspection,” None Cited

The Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), conducted an “ABC IMPACT Inspection” operation throughout the City of Long Beach on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

St. Anthony Senior Accepted Into Seven Ivy League Schools

Nicholas Negrete has been accepted Into seven Ivy League Schools, and Stanford University. St. Anthony High School senior Nicholas Negrete has been accepted into seven out of eight Ivy League schools plus Stanford University.

Installation of Smart Parking Meters Begin in Long Beach

Parking meters got smarter Monday in Long Beach, with the start of installation of more than 1,600 smart meters. The City Council in December 2014 approved the replacement with new, smart meters that accept credit/debit cards in addition to coins.

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