Arts Council for Long Beach to Host Annual State of the Arts Event September 22

On Thursday, September 22 from 9–10:30 a.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will host its annual State of the Arts event, and for the second year in its history, the event is in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia.

Detectives Investigate Early Morning Murder

  On August 30, 2016 at approximately 04:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Hile Avenue regarding a shooting that just occurred with a subject laying in the street.

LBPD Reminds Drivers to Watch For Students as They Return to School Today

The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind everyone that with most schools in the Long Beach Unified School District beginning today, August 31, 2016, and with the volume of pedestrian traffic around schools increasing dramatically, all commuters are urged to follow the laws of the road, in an effort to prevent avoidable accidents:

Hotel Maya Honors 40-year Employees Vicenta Martinez and Celsa Gonzalez

Kambiz “Kam Babaoff Chairman of Ensamble Real Estate Soloutions, Celsa Gonzalez and Vicenta Martinez. Hotel Maya honored two 40-year employees for exceptional service at a ceremony on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Hotel Maya’s Jardin De Palmeras waterfront events area.

Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge Kicks Off Cal Rep’s 2016-2017 Season

California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) at California State University, Long Beach announces the opening of its 2016-2017 season with Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, directed by CSULB alumnus Jeff Paul. The Broadway production of A View from the Bridge recently received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Mayor Garcia to Host Community Forums on Building Workforce & Affordable Housing

Mayor Robert Garcia will host three community forums to discuss building workforce and affordable housing. In his 2015 State of the City address, Mayor Garcia announced that he was forming a Housing Study Group, chaired by former Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, to review policy ideas that would support the building of quality housing for working families, seniors, students, and veterans.

Long Beach Comedy Writer Finds His Way With Taoism Podcast

  Tod Perry 39-year-old Tod Perry is a busy man. The Long Beach-based freelance advertising copywriter and former CBS Radio host is a regular contributor to the popular news sites GOOD and Buzzworthy, and is a new father.

Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser Raises $10,000

Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) Employees Foundation Committee turned back the clock to 1929 on Saturday August 20, for its Murder Mystery Dinner “Murder, Mayhem & Moonshine.” Held at the famous Rexington Hotel in downtown Chicago (in reality The Grand in Long Beach), 107 people had lots of fun sleuthing, identifying, enjoying a delicious dinner and raising $10,000 for CHLB.

Community Invited to Healthy Active Long Beach 4th Annual Fruit and Veggie Party

The community is invited to access health and nutrition information and sample healthy recipes featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables during the Healthy Active Long Beach 4th Annual Fruit and Veggie Party on Saturday, August 27, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Health Department’s Central Facilities Center, located at Martin Luther King Jr.

Rancho Los Cerritos Seeking Volunteers

The rancho will host several events for prospective volunteers this fall. Volunteer Open Houses — 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7; 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the historic home and grounds, including greeting visitors, giving tours, or helping behind the scenes.

2015 Pollution Study Released by Port of Long Beach

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Pollution around the Port of Long Beach has been dramatically cut over the last decade, however, according to the latest study, lingering effects from ships at anchor in early 2015 impacted air quality last year.

CSULB Receives 2016 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award

On Tuesday, August 23, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was announced as a winner of the 2016 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award and recognized as one of the healthiest college campuses in the nation. The prestigious award celebrates U.S.

Power 4 Youth Mentoring Program to Host Information Meeting

Power 4 Youth, an academic mentoring program for middle school students will be holding a no-obligation information meeting for prospective volunteers on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 370 Junipero Long Beach, one of the five community sites Power 4 Youth operates.

All Female Cast Takes On The Importance of Being Earnest at The Playhouse

Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by ‘Phie Mura in the Studio. 

Maestro Eckart Preu Selected New Music Director at Long Beach Symphony

Maestro Eckart Preu The Long Beach Symphony Association Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hiring of Maestro Eckart Preu (rhymes with joy!), the 8th Music Director in our 82-year history.

Community Invited to Provide Input on Sustainable City Action Plan Priorities

The community is invited to provide input on Sustainable City Action Plan (SCAP) priorities for the coming year, during the Sustainable City Commission meeting on Thursday, August 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Long Beach City Council Chamber, 333 W.

Long Beach Camerata Singers Announce 2016-17 Concert Season

The Long Beach Camerata Singers, a 90-voice professional choir, proudly announces its 10-concert season for 2016-17 beginning October 2, 2016 and culminating on June 3, 2017. Among the 10 performances – 4 of which are free of charge – is a new holiday concert for families.

Leadership Long Beach Hosts Annual Community Welcome Reception

Leadership Long Beach (LLB) will introduce its 28th Institute class (adult principled leadership training program) during its annual Community Welcome Reception on Monday, August 29 from 5:30-7:00p.m. at Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Road, near CSULB at Atherton and Palo Verde.

Kathryn McDermott Named Interim Director of Economic and Property Development

Kathryn McDermott City Manager Patrick H. West today named Kathryn McDermott, a highly qualified executive with more than 30 years of experience in business development and real estate, as Interim Director of Economic and Property Development.

LBTV Wins Award for Engaging Citizens Through Social Media

Long Beach TV (LBTV), the City’s award-winning television channel, and the Technology & Innovation Department were recognized in the “Most Innovative Use of Social Media/Citizen Engagement” category of the 2016 Best of California Awards for their video-rich Social Media, by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government.

REAL 92.3 DJs Join B.o.B, Lil Jon, Tyga and Kent Jones at Queen Mary’s WET Carnival

The Queen Mary’s WET Carnival is Southern California’s newest festival experience bringing live performances from today’s top artists including B.o.B, Lil Jon, Tyga, Kent Jones and more to the Long Beach shore on Saturday, September 3.

City Council Approves Sale of North Village Properties to LAB Holding, LLC

At the August 16th City Council meeting, the City Council approved the purchase and sale agreement of 30 parcels near the new Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library by LAB Holding, LLC (The LAB)  for $6,943,200.  The locations are part of past Redevelopment Agency lots now owned by the City through the Long Beach Successor Agency Long Range Property Management Plan.

Bluff Park Neighborhood Association to Host “Some Enchanted Bluff Park Evening,” a Fundraiser to Benefit Historic Lamppost Project

Bluff Park Neighborhood Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will host a fundraising benefit on September 17 for its Historic Lamppost Project with the vision of “bringing lamppost history back” to the Bluff Park Historic District.

Patients Reunited with Life-Saving Care Teams at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Former patients reunite with their care team members at the 3rd Annual Pediatric Rehabilitation Reunion at Miller Children’s. Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach hosted a series of reunions to bring together former patients, their families and the care teams who helped them recover during their hospital stay, for a day of beach-themed fun and celebration.

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