October Downtown Walking Tour Explores Willmore City

Home to the impressive Victorian Queen Anne Bembridge House and numerous smaller examples of this style, Willmore City was the first residential development in Long Beach. Started in 1881 from a subdivision of the Rancho Los Cerritos, Willmore City contains Drake Park named for Colonel Charles Rivers Drake developer of the Pike amusement complex and the Knoll Park housing development.

Community Rallies to Support Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors and Patients

The Laserfiche team stopped by the informational booths before the start of the17th Annual Team Spirit Long Beach Breast & Ovarian Cancer 5K. Hundreds of people dressed in pink and teal gathered at Granada Beach on Saturday, Sept.

Bret Harte Elementary Students Help Unveil Mural of Urban Watershed

On September 26, 2016, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Councilmember Al Austin office and the Arts Council for Long Beach unveiled a new mural in North Long Beach painted by local artist Art Martinez with help from Bret Harte Elementary School students.

Port of Long Beach Photo Gallery Goes On Display Oct. 2

For the fourth year in a row, the Arts Council has partnered with the Port of Long Beach for the Port of Long Beach PHOTO GALLERY, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and professional photographers alike.

2016 Hall of Fame Honorees Named at LBCC

The first African American to serve on the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees, a Long Beach city councilmember, a successful local business owner, and a nationally published financial advisor have been named as Long Beach City College’s 2016 Hall of Fame inductees, LBCC officials recently announced.

Documentary Offers Insight Into LBUSD’s Trauma-informed Movement in Education

School can be stressful for even the healthiest of children. But, for those children who have experienced trauma or continue to live in adverse environments, the stress can be too much to handle.

City Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement With Machinists Union

The City of Long Beach has announced that a tentative agreement has been reached between the City of Long Beach and the IAM, which represents approximately 2,700 City Employees.

Health Officer Advises Residents to Take Precautions During The High Temperatures This Week

Long Beach Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat this week. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs ranging from 95 to the low 100’s in parts of Long Beach.

Councilwoman Price to Host Small Business Workshop

3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price Councilwoman Suzie Price invites the public to a free small business workshop exploring the concept of “Branding the Experience” and learning about the formula for business success as introduced to us by author and local 3rd District business owner, Kenneth Bator.

Energy Savings Project Earns Long Beach City College Top Sustainability Award

Long Beach City College Vice President of Administrative Services Ann-Marie Gabel and Deputy Director of Planning & Construction Medhanie Ephrem were on hand at Woodland Community College Sept. 19, 2016 to accept the California Community Colleges Board of Governors Energy and Sustainability Award for the year’s best Retrofit Project.

Police and Pastors Join For City-Wide Ride Along

We currently live in a nation where tensions between Police and Community have never been more apparent. Regardless of where you reside, broadcasts of protests, violence, unarmed shootings and select resentment of Law Enforcement are headline news.

AquaLink’s Late-Night Hours Make it Easier to Enjoy the Waterfront

Long Beach Transit announces it will extend AquaLink water taxi service for its late-season schedule commencing Friday, September 23, 2016. The late-season AquaBus schedule will remain the same. Late-season AquaLink service started September 9, 2016.

LB’s Business-friendly Programs Earns City a Spot Among the Eddy Finalists

The City of Long Beach is a finalist for the Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County, an annual award bestowed by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). In 2009 Long Beach received the Eddy Award as the Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County.

Long Beach Serves: Citywide Volunteer Campaign Launches Oct 1

Volunteerism and civic engagement is an ingrained part of Long Beach’s culture. To continue encouraging and promoting volunteerism in Long Beach, the City has launched a citywide volunteer campaign, “Long Beach Serves,” with volunteer activities starting on October 1, and culminating with the October 22, 2016 “National Make a Difference Day.” “Of all the things that make Long Beach such a great city, the most important is our people,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

Oscar Orci Appointed Deputy Director of Long Beach Development Services

Oscar Orci, Deputy Director for Long Beach Development Services Long Beach Development Services Director Amy Bodek today named Oscar Orci, former Director of Development Services for the City of Redlands, as Deputy Director for Long Beach Development Services.

Long Beach Symphony Begins 82nd Season with New Music Director

Maestro Benjamin Rous will lead the Symphony in a performance of Prokofiev’s Symphony #5. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Symphony. Long Beach Symphony opens its 82nd season on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theater with excitement and a new vision for the arts and music scene in the City of Long Beach.

Public Workshops Explain Ports Plan to Distribute $46M in Grants

The Port of Long Beach will hold four public workshops to discuss funding priorities for a new $46.4 million program to lessen the impacts of Port-related pollution on the community. Potential grant applicants and others are invited to attend.

Police Seek Person of Interest in Murder Investigation (VIDEO)

On Monday, September 19, 2016, video surveillance footage was released depicting a person of interest wanted for questioning in the murder of 26-year-old Carina Mancera, and her 4-year-old Jennabel Anaya of Long Beach.

Public Invited to Housing Resource Fair and Community Forum

The community is invited to learn and share ideas for improving the City’s affordable and workforce housing, by attending the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Study Group (Study Group) at a Housing Resource Fair and Community Forum on Saturday, September 24, at the Jenny Oropeza Community Center at Cesar E.

North Long Beach Launches first Co-working Space and Community Design Studio

On the heels of the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, North Long Beach’s Renaissance is taking another big leap. On September 26th at 11:00 am, Uptown is celebrating the launch of UpLAB, a new co-working space and studio serving local entrepreneurs, creatives and nonprofits. 

Creation Station 2016-2017 Season to Begin at Rancho Los Cerritos

One of Rancho Los Cerritos’ signature family programs, Creation Station, will begin its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1, with Outrageous Orange, an afternoon of Halloween-themed arts and crafts.

New Phase of Improvements to Begin at Colorado Lagoon

The improvements at Colorado Lagoon will continue next week with a new phase to create additional ecological resources for aquatic life as well as birds.

Friday-Morning Blaze Destroys Historic Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot was moved from the Public Service Yard on San Francisco Avenue to a new site at Willow Springs Park where it was to be renovated. Inset: Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, circa 1910, at 225 W.

CSULB’s University Players’ Presents Stop the World, I Want to Get Off

CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s University Players’ presents Stop the World, I Want to Get Off with book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, directed by Joanne Gordon. This quirky British musical features Alexandra Billings from Amazon’s Transparent as Evie and plays in the Studio Theatre on the CSULB campus October 7, 2016 through October 16, 2016.

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