LB Animal Care to Help Spay/Nueter 200 Pets in May

Animal Care will provide 200 vouchers so pet owners can spay or neuter their pets in May. Throughout the remainder of May, Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village.

Long Beach Heritage Invites Public to The 2016 Great Homes Tour

Once a year, Long Beach Heritage invites the public to view some of the unique homes that make up the city’s rich architectural history. The 2016 Great Homes Tour, on Sunday, June 5 from 12-5 pm, will showcase five architecturally distinguished homes in the Bluff Park, Naples, Virginia Country Club and Bixby Knolls areas of Long Beach, two of which, were designed by noted architect Edward Killingsworth.

Long Beach Playhouse Presents A Raisin in the Sun

As the country finds itself enmeshed in current events and a political cycle in which race and racism have center stage, the Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun. It is one of America’s most enduring works about the African American experience as viewed through the Younger family in Chicago in the 1950s. 

Community Invited to Safe Long Beach Strengthening Families Conference

  The public is invited to attend a Strengthening Families Conference, as part of the City’s Safe Long Beach efforts, on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, at Long Beach City College, Building E, 4901 E. Carson Street, Long Beach.

Miller Children’s Receives Top Honor for Excellence in Pediatric Asthma

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach became the first free-standing children’s hospital in California, and only the 11th children’s hospital in the nation, to receive the Disease Specific Certification in Pediatric Asthma from The Joint Commission.

City Council to Review Development Proposals For Downtown

At the May 17 City Council meeting, the City Council has the opportunity to review two exciting development proposals in the Downtown. Both proposals involve past Redevelopment Agency parcels now owned by the City through the Long Beach Successor Agency Long Range Property Management Plan.

CSULB Commencement Ceremonies To Be Held May 17-20

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) expects to confer a school-record of more than 10,000 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees for the 2015-16 academic year, with many of those earning degrees expected to walk across the stage at Commencement 2016.

Long Beach Water Department Begins Partnership with WaterSmart to Engage Community in Water Usage Information

Friday, the Long Beach Water Department announces a pilot partnership with WaterSmart Software, a customer engagement platform for water utilities. Long Beach joins more than 50 municipalities around the country by adopting WaterSmart’s customer engagement solution to boost water use efficiency and deepen relationships with their customers.

Man With Replica Assault Rifle Killed in Officer Involved Shooting

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, at approximately 4:46 P.M., the Long Beach Police Department received a call from a citizen who stated a man with an Uzi in his hand was in the area of 21st Street and Locust Avenue standing next to a vehicle and talking to three individuals.

Arts Council Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiring Creativity in Long Beach

Since the Arts Council for Long Beach was founded 40 years ago – on September 22, 1976 – the non-profit organization has funded hundreds of artists, organizations, education programs and cultural and music events. It has advocated for increased arts funding, organized creative placemaking efforts throughout the city from live music to mural installations, promoted the city’s arts, culture and music, delivered arts education to thousands of schoolchildren in grades K–12, placed college students in internships, hired artists, connected artists to opportunities within and outside of Long Beach, convened discussions and celebrations about art and much more.

Mayor Garcia and Councilman Andrews to Lead Tree Planting at Jenni Rivera Park

Mayor Robert Garcia and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews Mayor Robert Garcia will join Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews at Jenni Rivera Park this Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 am to plant 20 trees in the singer’s memory and in honor of her legacy.

Detectives Seek Additional Info in Possible Gang Related Homicide

On May 3, 2016, at approximately 6:50 p.m., officer were dispatched to the 3300 block of E. 65th Street regarding a hit shooting that just occurred. Upon arrival officers found a male juvenile victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

5000 Pies Celebration 2 Years in the Making

5000 Pies is a social enterprise of Fountain of Life Covenant Church located in West Long Beach located at 2064 Santa Fe Ave. This faith based social-minded business opened its doors in September 2014 with a mission to transform the lives of young adults in West Long Beach through employment, culinary training and mentorship.

8-Year Sentence One of the Longest Given for Domestic Violence

Gary Steven McJimsey, 36, of Long Beach, California, was sentenced to eight (8) years in county jail for a series of domestic violence incidents where he battered two separate women, threatened them both multiple times by phone and text message, and vandalized their personal property, it was announced today.

Fuego Invites Moms To Enjoy Family And Fun at Mother’s Day Brunch

Moms to enjoy family and fun for Fuego’s Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Maya on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along with live Latin jazz on the seaside patio. Fuego will also feature a kids’ station to decorate a Mother’s Day cookie for mom and a variety of activities at an arts and crafts area.

CSULB Becomes Charter Signatory to the Climate Commitment

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) along with 83 other colleges and universities across the United States, committed to carbon neutrality and resilience by becoming a Charter Signatory to the Climate Commitment.

Mayor Garcia to Host two “Meet the Mayor” Events Saturday, May 7

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Garcia will once again make public appearances, share information and answer questions at two “Meet the Mayor” events this Saturday, May 7.

Long Beach Heritage North Pine Walking Tour Saturday May 7

Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, May 7, 2016 for their new North Pine Walking tour. As well as celebrating successful re-activation projects such as the Kress Lofts, Walker Lofts (the Famous Department Store buildings), York Temple Lofts, and Molina’s Press-Telegram and Meeker- Baker buildings, this tour will highlight the charm of some of our earliest extant commercial structures along the Pine Avenue corridor between 4th and 8th Streets.

Recent Coyote Activity Prompts City Issued Safety Reminders

Never run from a coyote. Coyote activity has recently occurred in Long Beach and surrounding areas, and residents are reminded to follow important safeguards to protect pets and property against these wild animals. Coyotes are found in every state of the nation, except for Hawaii, and it’s not uncommon to see one walking down a busy street.

LBCC Men’s Volleyball Team Captures State Championship After Come From Behind Rally to beat Orange Coast College

The Long Beach City College Vikings won their ninth state title thanks to a 3-1 victory over the Orange Coast College Pirates in the 2016 California Community College Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball State Championship final on Saturday night at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.

Detectives Investigation into Series of Commercial Robberies Leads to Arrest of 65-Year-Old Suspect

On April 27, 2016, multiple felony charges were filed against a suspect for his involvement in numerous commercial robberies that occurred in West and East Patrol Divisions.

Community Invited to Annual Police and Fire Memorial Ceremony

Community members are invited to attend the annual Police and Fire Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the foot of Chestnut Avenue, south of Broadway, near Long Beach City Hall.

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