Randy Totorp Named New Athletic Director at LBCC

Randy Totorp selected as new athletic director at LBCC. Randy Totorp, a former Long Beach City College head coach who led the men’s volleyball team to three state championships, has been selected as the College’s new athletic director, LBCC President Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced.

Councilmember Richardson to Host Houghton Park Master Plan Community Workshop Saturday

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson Councilmember Rex Richardson invites all to participate in a Community Workshop for the Houghton Park Master Plan. This is the second in a series of workshops held for community members and stakeholders to give feedback on the park’s master plan.

Community Invited to Healthy Active Long Beach Annual Fruit and Veggie Party

The community is invited to access health and nutrition information, sample healthy recipes, tour the Peace Garden, and participate in lots of fun activities during the free 3rd Healthy Active Long Beach Annual Fruit and Veggie Party on Saturday, August 29, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Martin Luther King Jr., Park, 1133 Rhea Street, Long Beach.

Louis Gutierrez Selected New Managing Director of Human Resources at Port

Louis Gutierrez, Port’s new Managing Director of Human Resources and Team Development The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday selected veteran human resources executive Louis Gutierrez as the Port’s Managing Director of Human Resources and Team Development.

Port’s New Sponsorship Programs Opens For Applications Sept. 1

To better serve the community and promote the world’s greenest port, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Monday to update the Harbor Department’s sponsorship policy, bringing greater transparency and accessibility to the program.

Chittick Field Dedicates Scoreboard Saturday

Chittick Field scoreboard is installed. Photo courtesy of Long Beach Public Works. Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Departments of Parks, Recreation & Marine and Public Works invite the public to a dedication ceremony for the new Chittick Field scoreboard on Saturday, August 29, at 9:00 am.

Christopher Garner To Take Over As Water Department General Manager

Christopher Garner will be the new General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department. The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners announce Christopher Garner, the City’s Director of Gas and Oil, as the new General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department, effective September 14th.

Arts Council for Long Beach Call for 2015 Arts Awards Nominations

  The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to request nominations for our 2015 Arts Awards. These non-monetary awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence and community contribution. Long Beach community members are invited to submit nominations by completing a nomination form.

“Planting Perspectives” The second in the Conversations in Place for 2015 Series

L to R (Top Row) – James P. Folsom, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Laura Pulido L to R (Bottom Row) -Karen Quintiliani and Claudia Jurmain “When I think of home I think of the garden,” wrote Frederick Bixby Jr. to his mother Florence at Rancho Los Alamitos in 1928.

“Shakespeare Aloud” Resumes September 26 in New Venue

The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s free Arts for Life series “Shakespeare Aloud” will resume inside a new home when it returns for the 2015-16 season on Sept. 26. The University Art Museum will host the popular series inside its newly renovated Permanent Collection Gallery.

Councilman Andrews Joins Aquarium of the Pacific to Host a Free Evening at the Aquarium

6th District Councilman Dee Andrews and the Aquarium of the Pacific are pleased to announce a free evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, September 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Councilman Andrews is encouraging the 6th District residents, along with residents citywide, to join him for an evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

City Reaches Tentative Agreement With Machinists Union

The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with its largest labor union – the International Association of Machinists (IAM).

Animal Care Services Hosts ‘Living with Urban Coyotes’ Workshops

Education is the most important component in learning to co-exist with coyotes, and Long Beach Animal Care Services is inviting the community to two coyote workshops this week.

Productivity Expert Deborah Deras to Speak at AAUW Meeting

Deborah Deras Deborah Deras, M.S., C.R.C., a renowned productivity and leadership expert, will be the featured speaker at the September 12th, 2015 meeting of the Long Beach branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740 speaking at 10:00 AM. 

Detectives Arrest Man in Connection With Recent Murder Case

On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department arrested an individual in connection with the August 18th murder of 21-year-old Junior Jimenez of Los Angeles, and charges have been filed.

City Teamed With Department of Justice For Workshop on Working With Children of Incarcerated Parents

The City of Long Beach together with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted a free two-day training course for professionals who work with children of incarcerated parents.

Psycho Beach Party Comes to Long Beach Playhouse

In Psycho Beach Party, playwright Charles Busch tosses together a quirky mélange of Gidget, Joan Crawford, beach parties, surfers, Hitchcock and slasher movies. The result is hilarious, campy and a lot of fun to watch. The show has delighted audiences since 1987.

City Manager Names Alejandrina “Alex” Basquez New Director of Human Resources

Newly appointed Director of Human Resources Alejandrina “Alex” Basquez Today City Manager Pat West named Alejandrina “Alex” Basquez, as the City’s Human Resources Director. Ms. Basquez brings 26 years of professional experience in the public sector.

Civic Center Project Designs Become Available For Public Review Today

Designs for the Long Beach Civic Center project will be unveiled for public review during two public meetings today, August 20.

LB Transit Announces Route Changes to Begin Sunday

Starting Sunday, August 23, Long Beach Transit service changes will commence. Route 1: Service is being extended to SouthBay Pavilion; California State University, Dominguez Hills; and the StubHub Center (home of the LA Galaxy).

South Street Self Storage to Give Away 100 Backpacks at 3rd Annual Backpack Drive

South Street Self Storage is currently hosting our 3rd annual backpack drive to help provide children with a backpacks and school supplies. Since 2013 South Street Self Storage has collected over 300 Backpacks for deserving North Long Beach youth.

Miller Children’s Patients Help with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Renovation

Miller Children’s patients working alongside their care teams and construction crew to create a temporary art piece in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit undergoing renovations. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is undergoing an expansion and Turner Construction – the company responsible for building the Miller Children’s pavilion in 2010 – needed some help from the pediatric patients to liven up the construction zone.

Those Sketchy People Presents “Digested Disney” at The Found Theatre

Think of it as the irreverent Cliff’s Notes of nearly 80 years of Disney Studios filmmaking! Improv group, Those Sketchy People, brings the world premiere of “Digested Disney” to The Found Theatre for just two weekends, August 21 through August 30.

New $44 Million Culinary Arts and Math Building Dedicated at LBCC

(Left to right) Long Beach City Councilmember Dee Andrews, Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees Member Sunny Zia, Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Doug Otto, LBCC Vice President of Administrative Service Ann-Marie Gabel, LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees Member Dr.

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