Long Beach Earns Perfect Score in Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index

For four years in a row, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) inclusion in municipal law and policy. Long Beach was one of only 47 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI).

LPBD Provides Parents Winter Break Safety Tips

Friday, December 18th was the last day of school for Long Beach Unified School District schools before the Winter Break, and the Long Beach Police Department is providing safety information parents can discuss with their kids to help keep them safe:

$10,000 Reward Issued In Murder Case: Help Needed Identifying Suspect Vehicle (VIDEO)

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Don Knabe, has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the 2014 murder of 33-year-old Charles Bell of Compton.

Shop Independent on 4th Street’s Retro Row on Thursday

Fourth Street is asking you to Give More and Get More! this holiday season by supporting the small, independent businesses on Retro Row, between Cherry and Temple avenues. There are goods and services to discover right here and we encourage you to do so!

Lebua Thai Massage and Spa — a New Long Beach Treat

Recently, my friend asked what I’d like for Christmas this year, and I (slightly jokingly) said, “One beautiful, undisturbed day to myself.” In my opinion, that fantasy gift-day should always include a relaxing massage; yes? 

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Includes Posada Navideña Saturday

Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga invites the residents of Long Beach and the greater Los Angeles & Orange County areas to celebrate the Holiday Season with the inaugural Posada Navideña. As part of the Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Entertainment Nights, this free community event will highlight the cultural diversity of Long Beach with a traditional posada Saturday, December 19 from 7 p.m.

Fuego Offers Waterfront View of Fireworks and Dinner on New Year’s Eve

Fuego at Hotel Maya rings in the New Year with a delicious four-course dinner and party package on Thursday, December 31 with the first seating at 9 p.m. Partiers will enjoy an outstanding view of the spectacular fireworks from the Queen Mary at midnight.

Councilmember Richardson to Request Council Name New North Library the “Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library”

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Councilmember Rex Richardson will ask his city council colleagues to consider naming North Long Beach’s new library after First Lady Michelle Obama.

Police Confront and Shoot Man Armed With Knife

On Monday, December 14, 2015, at approximately 10:08 p.m., Long Beach police were dispatched to a business in the 2500 block of Long Beach Boulevard regarding a suspect inside armed with a knife, which resulted in an officer involved shooting.

LB NAACP Collecting Toys for Giveaway this Weekend

The Long Beach Branch NAACP is proud to provide toys for underprivileged children of the Long Beach community. The Santa Visit and Toy Giveaway will take place this weekend at Ernest McBride Sr. Park. This is an invitation only event.

LBPD Weekend DUI Patrol Results in Four Arrests

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on December 12, 2015, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Doug Otto Looks to Expand the Long Beach College Promise

Long Beach City College (LBCC) Board of Trustees President Doug Otto released the following statement on innovative ideas to move LBCC forward. “Over the next several months, I will be announcing a series of innovative ideas to move LBCC forward in the 21st Century.

Man Shot Near Orange Avenue Succumbs to Injuries; Motive Unknown

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to an assault with a deadly weapon call, in the area of Orange Avenue and Washington Street. Officers located a male adult who had been struck in the upper body by gunfire.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Around The World Aboard The Queen Mary

Leave your passport at home; this New Year’s Eve around-the-world-party only requires a ticket to the Queen Mary. Regally berthed in Long Beach harbor since 1967 she will again host an epic night of entertainment festivities and culinary adventures inspired by international destinations; five hours of dining, dancing and toasting aboard three acres of floating maritime history, as New Orleans, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo and Hollywood celebrate 2016 as only the Queen Mary can.

Long Beach Memorial Earns Straight A Hospital Safety Scores

  Long Beach Memorial is one of just 5% of U.S. hospitals and the only Southern California community-based teaching hospital recognized for continuous, outstanding dedication to patient safety by maintaining an “A” grade in every Hospital Safety Score evaluation.

Councilmember Richardson Sponsors “Let It Snow at the North Pole” at Houghton Park

Santa Claus is coming to Uptown! All are invited to celebrate the holiday season and see Houghton Park transformed into the North Pole. Cookies will be served, toys will be given away to good boys and girls, and yes, there will be snow and Santa Claus.

November Water Use in Long Beach Reduced By 12 Percent Compared to 2013

On Friday, the Long Beach Water Department reports that residents and businesses reduced water use in November by 12 percent compared to November 2013. The city used about 4,169 acre-feet of water in November. Last month’s water use was the lowest since 1966.

Operation Jump Start Legacy Continues to Grow

For the fifth year in a row, the Operation Jump Start graduating class will include a Posse Scholar. But that’s only the beginning of the legacy. This year’s Posse Scholar is Panny Seng – the third in her family to graduate from Operation Jump Start, and the third in her family selected for this prestigious award.

Arts Council for Long Beach Receives $20,000 NEA Award

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. This week, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $20,000 to the Arts Council for Long Beach to expand its efforts to market Long Beach as a vibrant cultural community.

LBPD DUI Enforcement Team To Deploy This Weekend

The Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, December 12, 2015, between the hours of 7:00 p.m.

Three Arrested and Charged in November Murder Case

Long Beach Police arrested three adults and a juvenile in connection with a murder that occurred last month. On November 10, 2015, around 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 14th Street and Gundry Avenue regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of 26-year-old Jeffrey Keo of Long Beach.

Councilmember Austin Partners with Local Businesses for Annual Toy Drive

Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with more than 20 local businesses in the Eighth District to collect toys for local families during the holiday season.

Mayor Urges Residents To Sign Up And Receive Emergency Alerts From the City of Long Beach

Receiving emergency alert notifications is easier now than ever before with the recently launched AlertLongBeach notification system. AlertLongBeach is a free mass notification system designed to keep those who live or work in Long Beach informed of important information before, during and after a major emergency or disaster.

Gondola Getaway Offers Holiday Season Lunch and Dinner Cruises

Gondola Getaway in Long Beach is well known for romantic cruises for two on Alamitos Bay and through the canals of Naples Islands, but the company also offers family and group cruises for up to 14 passengers in their larger “Caorlina” gondolas.

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