Walk, Bike, Skate or Stroll at The Fourth Annual “Grand Prix View”

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is opening up its track to the public on Tuesday, April 5, from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. For the fourth annual “Grand Prix View,” the community is invited to walk, bike, roller skate or even push a stroller along the course where the world’s best IndyCar drivers will scream at over 180 mph the following week.

Mayor Garcia Ranks Among “The Tweet Elite”

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia was ranked among “The Tweet Elite,” a list of 25 mayors who have mastered Twitter. Released today, the study looks at the use of Twitter by mayors from the 250 largest U.S.

Public Invited to Community Meeting on East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

Long Beach has worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) for over seven years to advance a feasibility study to restore the East San Pedro Bay. This study was formerly known as the Long Beach Breakwater Study.

Local Business to Host Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt in Bixby Knolls

Recreation Fitness, Long Beach’s own “recess-based” fitness company, is bringing a family-friendly scavenger hunt to the Bixby Knolls community this April, and they want you to join the adventure.

Charles Phoenix Brings His Live Comedy Slide Show “Long Beachland” to Retro Row

On Saturday, April 2, Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix returns to Fourth Street’s Retro Row for a new installment of LONG BEACHLAND — his live comedy slide show performance celebrating all the wonderful, weird, and historic elements that make Long Beach everyone’s favorite city-by-the-sea. 

LBPD Provides Spring Break Safety Tips

  Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach With Spring Break in full swing, the Long Beach Police Department would like to provide the community with safety information that may help residents and youth from becoming victims of crime:

Long Beach Documentary “Sky Blue Sea” to Air on PBS

On April 6, “Sky Blue Sea” will be distributed via an internal satellite broadcast to all PBS affiliated TV stations nationwide. The locally produced one-hour television documentary covering Long Beach naval and aviation history initially premiered November 13 at Cal State Long Beach.

Mayor Garcia and Councilman Andrews Join to Celebrate Opening of Tierra Mia Coffee

Councilman Dee Andrews, Mayor Robert Garcia and Ulysses Romero, owner of Tierra Mia Coffee On Thursday, Mayor Robert Garcia and Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews welcomed Tierra Mia Coffee to Long Beach, at their official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Long Beach Public Library Offers Residents Overdue Fines Amnesty Opportunity

The Long Beach Public Library will offer an Overdue Fines Amnesty Program during the month of April, to coincide with National Library Month. Fines will be forgiven for all overdue materials returned to the Long Beach Public Library.

Public Invited to Grand Opening Celebration for New Playground at MacArthur Park

  The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebration for the new MacArthur Park Playground and the renovated Homeland Cultural Center, both located at 1321 Anaheim Street, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 10:00 am.

Miller Children’s Goes Blue for Autism Awareness Month

More than 60 Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach employees, community supporters, patients with autism and their families formed a giant human light bulb, the universal symbol for Autism, to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day in 2015.

LBUSD Board President Felton Williams Elected to Chair National Urban Schools Group

President Barack Obama with Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education President Felton Williams. Dr. Felton Williams, school board president of California’s Long Beach Unified School District, has been elected chair of the Council of the Great City Schools’ board of directors for a one-year term.

LA Opera to Community Educator Discuss La Bohème at El Dorado Neighborhood Library

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will host an LA Opera Community Educator, who will present a multi-media program about the opera La Bohème.

Department of Health and Human Services Achieves National Accreditation

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Only 118 health departments in the United States, including only three of the 61 health departments in California, have achieved this distinction.

Cancer Survivors Strut Their Stuff for Long Beach Memorial’s Women Guiding Women Mentor Program

Toni Knox-Smith, cancer survivor, showing off CAbi designer clothing at the6th Annual Love Your Mentors Fashion Show. More than 300 community members showed their support for the Women Guiding Women: Cancer Support & Education Program, part of the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial, at the 6th Annual “Love Your Mentors” Fashion Show & Silent Auction on Saturday, March 12.

LGB Tops USA Today Readers Poll, Named Best Airport for Dining

Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently won two prestigious awards for its concessions program. LGB was named Best Airport for Dining in a USA Today/10Best.com Readers’ Choice poll, and won an award for Best Concessions Design in the Small Hub category from Airport Revenue News magazine.

The Search is On for Easter Egg Hunts in Long Beach

Ready to get your hunt on? Pack up the kiddos and follow the Easter Bunny’s trail this Sunday. He’ll be making his way throughout Long Beach with several appearances planned at local events. Here are four places to look for bunny sightings: 

Springtime Flavors Highlight Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch at Fuego

  Fuego at Hotel Maya celebrates springtime with a sumptuous Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch for family, friends and guests on Sunday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live entertainment will feature cool sounds with live Latin jazz on the waterside patio.

More Than 80 Organizations Meet With Goal of Building a Safer Long Beach

The City of Long Beach hosted the first convening of Safe Long Beach partners, a group consisting of more than 80 government, education, non-profit, community- and faith-based organizations, to collaborate and discuss new ideas for strengthening and aligning resources to prevent violence and achieve the goals and initiatives of Safe Long Beach.

Ex-Husband Jailed for Harassment, Stealing Family Dog

Ignacio Ramirez, 43, of Long Beach, California, was sentenced to three and one half years in jail, the maximum sentence for misdemeanor domestic violence and violating two restraining orders, which included an incident where he entered his ex-wife’s residence and stole the children’s dog named Rocky.

First Fridays Hosts 3rd Annual “Long Beach County Fair”

Bixby Knolls and Long Beach Fresh are bringing the “Long Beach County Fair” to First Fridays this April. It’s a Long Beach twist on traditional county fairs, celebrating urban agriculture, food access, and handmade food producers.

Tour Historic Jennie Reeve/Townsend House With Long Beach Heritage Lecture

Photo courtesy of Long Beach Heritage Long Beach Heritage offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history and restoration/preservation of one of Long Beach’s greatest historic homes and gardens on Sunday April 10th, 2016 from 1-4pm.

Mayor Garcia and Councilmember Andrews Invite Residents to “Locust Tot Lot” Groundbreaking Ceremony

Mayor Robert Garcia and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works at the groundbreaking ceremony for the “Locust Tot Lot” located at 2331 Locust Avenue on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 9:30 am.

“Beach Streets Downtown” Opens Broadway Corridor for a Day of Walking, Cycling, Skating and Socializing

The community is invited to kick-off the “Beach Streets Downtown” Open Street event on Saturday, March 19, at 10:00 am on Broadway in front of Bixby Park. Then, the Broadway corridor will be opened up for walking, bicycling, skating and socializing, by temporarily closing the street to vehicle traffic from Pine Avenue to Euclid Avenue until 5:00 pm.

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