“Sky Blue Sea” Documentary Covers Long Beach’s Naval and Aviation History

“Sky Blue Sea,” a one-hour documentary on Long Beach’s naval and aviation history, will have its premiere screening on Friday, Nov. 13, at California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) Beach Auditorium located in the University Student Union.

Councilwoman Gonzalez Invites Community to 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez invites the Long Beach community to attend the 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration in the First District on Pine Avenue on Saturday, November 7th from 5-10 PM.

Training Program Teaches How to Recognize, Prevent Human Trafficking

The City of Long Beach in partnership with the Los Angeles County Probation Department, St. Mary Medical Center, and the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force held a Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) human trafficking awareness training, as part of the City’s Safe Long Beach My Sister’s Keeper awareness campaign.

Citywide LED Streetlight Retrofit Program Underway

The City of Long Beach has launched a citywide LED (light-emitting diode) streetlight retrofit program expected to annually reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 7,297 tons and save $1 million in energy and maintenance costs.

LBSO Salutes Veteran’s Day With Guest Conductor Edward Cumming

Guest Conductor Edward Cumming. Photo by Caught in the Moment Photography On Saturday, November 14, at 8:00 p.m., in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd.), the Long Beach Symphony salutes Veteran’s Day with a program of 20th century American music led by inspirational guest conductor, Edward Cumming.

Garcia Wants to Expand Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in LB

Mayor Robert Garcia wants the city to expand the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, and is asking the Sustainable City Commission to take the lead. Mayor Garcia has asked the City Council to request the Sustainable City Commission look for “opportunities for expansion” of the electric vehicle infrastructure in the City of Long Beach.

MemorialCare Names New CFO, Yair Katz

Yair Katz, Chief Financial Officer at MemorialCare Health System’s Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach. Yair Katz, CPA, a highly regarded financial executive with substantial experience in the health care, academic and nonprofit sectors, has been named Chief Financial Officer at MemorialCare Health System’s Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach.

Hotel Maya Invites You to Celebrate ‘National Guacamole Day’ With a Culinary Class

Celebrating “National Guacamole Day,” Fuego will present “Guacamole de Fuego” culinary class at Hotel Maya on Saturday, November 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guacamole de Fuego is the final class in Hotel Maya’s 2015 Latin-Inspired Culinary and Mixology Classes series.

World War II War Brides Association to Host Reunion Aboard The Queen Mary

The World War II War Brides Association will be holding its annual reunion aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, November 3-7, 2015.

“Brilliant Brown” Creation Station Celebrates Thanksgiving at Rancho Los Cerritos

  Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of good, old-fashioned fun for youngsters on Saturday, November 7, 2015, when children ages 6-11 can create unique seasonal crafts and participate in a historically themed workshop.

Street Improvements Along Ocean Boulevard Set to Begin Next Week

  The City of Long Beach is set to begin work the week of November 2 on street improvements along Ocean Boulevard between Livingston Drive and Bay Shore Avenue. Work is anticipated to take approximately nine weeks to complete (weather-related or unforeseen conditions may affect overall schedule).

LB Library Card is Your Pass to Discount at The Aquarium of the Pacific

Library card holders with the Long Beach Public Library are eligible to receive the Pass to the Pacific coupon. The coupon offers $10 off adult and senior admission and $5 off child admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific. ScholarShare and the Aquarium are committed to inspiring a lifetime of learning by enabling kids and teens to read with a reward.

CSULB To Go Tobacco Free in 2016

Jane Close Conoley, President of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), in collaboration with campus constituencies, launched a campus-wide smoking cessation promotion called the Breathe Campaign and website, a positive education effort to promote public awareness of the health risks of tobacco use and exposure to smoke, including vapor.

LBCC Football Team Named No. 1 In The Nation

After taking over the top spot last week in the California community college and Southern California polls, the Long Beach City College Vikings have achieved even greater heights as LBCC was today named the No. 1 team in the nation according to JCGridIron.com.

Two Robbery Suspects Arrested and Charged

On Monday charges were filed against two Long Beach men in connection with two robberies. On August 15, 2015, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a robbery that occurred in the 3300 block of East 7th Street.

LBPD Issues Halloween Safety Tips

The Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage community members to practice the following safety tips to help ensure a fun and safe Halloween:

Long Beach Basket Brigade Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Basket Build Event

On November 21st, 2015, the Long Beach Basket Brigade, a local non-profit organization in Long Beach, will host its Annual Thanksgiving Basket Build Event where it will assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets to hundreds of families in need throughout the Long Beach community.

Public Invited to Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair

The public is invited to attend a Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair aimed at strengthening community and promoting safety throughout the City. Bringing together City departments, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and residents, the Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair will highlight a wide range of resources available to help families lead safe and healthy lives.

Investigation Leads to Arrest of Long Beach Man For Human Trafficking and Rescue of 17-year-old girl

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department Vice Investigations Section arrested 38-year-old Long Beach resident Jeff Floyd Beadle for trafficking a 17-year-old girl and Friday, October 23, 2015, charges were filed.

See Gene Kelly Like Never Before, Through His Wife’s Eyes

Gene Kelly’s widow Patricia Ward Kelly offers a glimpse into the private life of her famously gifted husband Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. at Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.

Executive Director at Arts Council for Long Beach Steps Down

Executive Director Victoria Bryan has announced she is stepping down from her role with the Arts Council for Long Beach. After two and a half years with the organization, Bryan reflected on the experience, “When I became executive director, my personal goal was to see the organization solidly heading in the new direction laid out in our Strategic Plan—our roadmap.

Ensemble Performance of EPIC: #ethnocentricCRAP Will Shed Light on Current Issues

Analyzing how discrimination plays a role in students’ lives and in the Long Beach community, the ensemble of EPIC: #enthnocentricCRAP, takes the stage in a brand new work.  Playing November 20 – December 6, director Anna Steers expects the show to engage, excite, and provoke audiences.

Grand Opening of Cabrillo Gateway Development for Homeless Celebrated

The City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of Cabrillo Gateway, the fourth phase of development on the Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) campus that features affordable units leased to homeless and low income families.

Award Winning Documentary, Alive Inside, Comes Ernest McBride High School

  ALIVE INSIDE, an award-winning documentary about the power of music to help those living with dementia, is coming to Ernest McBride’s High School state of the art auditorium with a surprising new audience in mind – kids. 

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