GO-Biz Workshop Teaches Local Businesses How to Apply for Tax Credits

Small, medium, and large businesses are invited to learn how to access the California Competes Tax Credit during a free workshop on Thursday, December 3, at 10:30 am at the Long Beach Convention Center in the Seaside Ballroom.

Public Invited to Groundbreaking Ceremony for DeForest Park Wetlands Restoration Project

The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmembers Al Austin II and Rex Richardson, and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Public Works at a groundbreaking ceremony for the DeForest Park Wetlands Restoration Project on Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 am at the south end of DeForest Park, 6255 DeForest Avenue.

Investigation Leads to Arrest in June Murder Case

Long Beach Police arrested a man in connection with a murder that occurred earlier this year. On June 5, 2015, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of E. 17th Street, which resulted in the death of 20-year-old Anthony Holston of Long Beach.

Man Holding Meat Cleaver Shot By Police Following Confrontation

On Thursday, November 26, 2015, at approximately 11:19 P.M., an officer responded to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a report of an assault at a residence in the 300 block of E. Sunset Street, which resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

Believe in a Miracle at Long Beach Rescue Mission Gala

Long Beach Rescue Mission hosts their 2nd annual gala, Believe In a Miracle: Your Light Matters, on Thursday, December 10 at the Hilton Hotel on Ocean Boulevard. The purpose of the event is to raise funds in support of their year-round programs serving the homeless and hurting in Long Beach, which provide emergency shelter, warm meals, job training, and spiritual counseling.

Restauration Restaurant Invites You to “Party for a Purpose”

‘Tis the season for merriment, and Restauration is inviting revelers to “Party for a Purpose.” Restauration, located at 2708 E. 4th St., is encouraging groups to Party for a Purpose this holiday season by giving back to the community — all you have to do take part is enjoy a feast with friends on fresh, farm-to-table fare.

Councilman Andrews to Host 6th District Hispanic Town Hall Meeting

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook Councilman Dee Andrews will host a 6th District Hispanic Town Hall meeting, at 6:00 pm, on Tuesday, December 3rd, at Gamboa Theater, located at MacArthur Park, 1321 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA.

New Business District Manager Sought For Uptown Property & Community Association

The Board of Directors for the Uptown Property & Communication Association recently accepted the resignation of Executive Director, Sean Duren, who has served the organization for the last year and a half. “I have had the great privilege to oversee many exciting developments in Uptown and the Uptown business district organization,” said Duren, “and now the board and I agree that a new business district manager would best serve the organization, our stakeholders and the community.” 

$43,000 Donated to Community Hospital Foundation

Presentation of $33,000 donation, left to right: Julie Javer, administrator, Courtyard Care Center, Signal Hill – Bryce Lindsey, administrator, Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center -Matthew Faulkner. executive director, Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation – Spencer Nordfelt, administrator, Broadway by the Sea – Alan Anderson.

Public Invited to Grand Opening of Houghton Park Fitness Zone

The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Rex Richardson and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works, and Health and Human Services in celebrating the grand opening of the Houghton Park Fitness Zone on Tuesday, November 24 at 9:00 am.

The Battleship IOWA Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade Set For December 5

Battleship IOWA will once again open after-hours this holiday season for a special viewing of the Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade from its historic deck. This event is held on Saturday, December 5, and will include a visit from Santa Claus, holiday crafts for children, carolers and holiday music, hot cocoa, candy canes and much more.

De-Coupling Done; 6th and 7th Streets to Allow Two-Way Traffic Beginning Sunday

Beginning November 22 at 7:00 am, 6th and 7th Streets will allow two-way traffic in the area between Alamitos and Atlantic Avenues, as the City of Long Beach reaches a milestone in the process to improve a dangerous intersection and build a new park in Downtown Long Beach.

Urban Commons, LLC Becomes New Master Lessee of Queen Mary

This week, the Long Beach City Council approved an Amended and Restated Queen Mary Master Lease and subsequent assignment to a new Master Lessee, Urban Commons, LLC, for the City-owned Queen Mary and adjacent shore side property.

DUI Checkpoint Planned For West Long Beach Saturday

The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday November 21, 2015, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in the West Division. 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.

Sing a New Song with Long Beach Chorale this Holiday

The Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (LBCCO) will present “Sing a New Song,” a program of works for the holiday season, on Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Long Beach.

Last Chance to Apply for the Arts Council’s Risk and Innovation Grant

The Arts Council for Long Beach recently added an exciting new opportunity to its roster of grant-giving: the Risk and Innovation Grant. The $5,000 grant provides an opportunity to bring innovation to our communities through arts-based problem solving.

Long Beach Competes to Reduce Carbon Footprint in CoolCalifornia Challenge

Energy Upgrade California® announces that 22 California cities will be part of the 2015-2016 challenge entitled the CoolCalifornia City Challenge, a six month long competition among participating cities in the state to incentivize residents to take simple steps to reduce their carbon footprint and better manage energy use.

Holiday Combo Ticket Lets Visitors Take In Both The Aquarium of the Pacific and the Los Angeles Zoo

A special combo ticket for the Los Angeles Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific in Southern California this winter includes holiday celebrations at both destinations along with opportunities to see the Zoo’s jaguars in their new Rainforest of the Americas home and the Aquarium’s new Jellies exhibits.

Port of Long Beach Receives Numerous Awards at Annual American Association of Port Authorities Conference

Port Managing Director of Environmental Affairs and Planning Rick Cameron accepts the award for Environmental Improvement from AAPA Chair Kristin Decas and AAPA CEO and President Kurt Nagle. At the 2015 Annual American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Awards in Miami, the Port of Long Beach won 22 awards for outstanding security, communications, and environmental programs.

Mayor Garcia and Councilman Andrews to Recognize 75th Anniversary of the Long Beach Branch of the NAACP Tonight

Mayor Robert Garcia and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews Mayor Robert Garcia and Councilman Dee Andrews will be recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Long Beach Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), at City Council, at 5:00 pm, today, Tuesday, November 17, 2015.   

Long Beach City College Now Accepting Applications For Winter Session

Long Beach City College is now accepting applications to enroll in Winter Session. Winter Session runs from January 4 – February 8. Current and new students will be able to view class listings online starting on November 18, and registration begins November 23.

Community Invited to Provide Input on Minimum Wage Study

As requested by the City Council at their meeting of August 11, 2015, the City of Long Beach today released the Minimum Wage Study from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) on the potential benefits and impacts of implementing a citywide minimum wage.

Long Beach Community Foundation Builds Community Garden at Boys and Girls Club

  The Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF), in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach, created a community garden at the Dean A Eastman/Fairfield Boys and Girls Club in North Long Beach on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Vigil Will Remember CSULB Student Who Died in Paris Attacks

Strate College of Design, where CSULB student Nohemi Gonzalez was studying. posted a photo of the 23-year-old on their Facebook page. (http://facebook.com/strateecolededesign) California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris on November 13.

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