Long Beach Police Department Encourages Safety For a Happy Halloween

The Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage the community to practice the following safety tips for a safer and fun-filled Halloween:

Public Invited to Provide Input On City’s Vision For Future

The City of Long Beach is in the final stages of updating its General Plan, and the public is invited to provide input on the City’s vision for future land use and urban design by attending an Open House on Wednesday, November 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave.

LBFD Chief Mike DuRee Elected President of California Fire Chiefs Association

On Friday, October 28th, Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee became President of the California Fire Chiefs Association (CalChiefs). Chief DuRee was selected by other California Fire Chiefs to serve in this prestigious position for a one-year term.

World Premiere of Elements Features Acrobatics and Dance Within a Powerful Story

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Theatre Arts Department presents the world premiere of Elements, written and directed by Ezra LeBank and Rebecca Nakano. This original show, playing November 12 to November 19 at the University Theatre, brings Earth, Water, Fire, and Air to life through ensemble movement.

City Workers Team Up to Save Long Beach Trees and Medians

City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), Public Works (PW) and Water departments are working together to implement an innovative median watering pilot program using recycled water trucks to irrigate trees that are showing signs of distress in the city medians.

Beach Streets Rolls Through Midtown November 12

Community festivals, traditional and contemporary music and art, concerts and cyclocross and skateboarding demonstrations are just some of the entertainment and activities planned for the “Beach Streets Midtown” Open Street event on Saturday, November 12, along Anaheim Street from Orange Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

Councilwoman Suzie Price Invites Residents to Anti Bullying Family Workshop

Councilwoman Price in conjunction with the City’s Safe Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (Safe Long Beach) invite you to a family workshop on Bullying, Safety and Social Media on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at California State University, Long Beach.

Long Beach Receives Three Awards From The American Planning Association

The City of Long Beach has received three awards by the American Planning Association (APA) California Chapter, including an Award of Excellence for the Alcohol Nuisance Abatement Ordinance (ANAO). APA California each year recognizes exceptional planning achievements and influential works by individuals, cities, agencies, non-profits, and businesses statewide.

Tips to Keep Halloween A Spooky, but Safe, Family Outing

By: Aileen Imai, injury prevention coordinator, Kohl’s Cares Injury Prevention Program, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach The chance to dress up in costume, run around the neighborhood after dark and stock up on sweets makes Halloween the highlight of the year for many kids.

Celebrate “Dia de Los Muertos” in Fuego at Hotel Maya

The party will be live as Hotel Maya celebrates “Dia de Los Muertos” in Fuego on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 5-9 p.m. Fuego will help guests revel-in one of the most important Mexican holidays as death is celebrated and the departed honored.

LBPD Receives $400,000 Traffic Safety Grant

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.

Los Altos United Methodist Church Plans Annual Craft Fair Nov 5

Join the Los Altos United Methodist Church for their annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. There are lots of vendors, ranging from crafty and homemade, to well-known suppliers. Previous years have included Pampered Chef, Scensty, PartyLite, Jamberry, Cookie Lee and Origami Owl. 

Songwriter Tom Kimmel Offering Workshop in Long Beach, Music at the Point

Singer, songwriter, entertainer, poet and teacher, Tom Kimmel will lead a workshop this weekend in November. The Grace First Concert Series is proud to welcome Tom Kimmel to the Grace First Sanctuary on Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m., and again in a songwriting workshop on Sunday, November 13 from 1-4 p.m.

Health Officials Encourage Residents to Get Flu Shot

The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. Health officials are reminding Long Beach residents that it’s not too early to get a flu shot now, because outbreaks can occur as early as October.

Community Invited to Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration

The community is invited to join the City of Long Beach and the Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) in a celebration recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The celebration will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, including a 30-minute program beginning at 1:30 pm.

Mayor Garcia Announces Beginning of Economic Development Blueprint

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook In response to a request by Mayor Robert Garcia, the Long Beach Economic Development Commission will create an Economic Development Blueprint to support the creation of businesses, well-paying jobs, and increased economic activity.

City of Long Beach Receives Perfect Score in Municipal Equality Index

For five 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 60 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI).

EcoHouse to Receive Sustainable Innovation Award

Howard CDM’s recently completed project EcoHouse, a state-of-the-art daycare and preschool facility that serves infants and children affected by homelessness, has been selected to receive the Merit Award for Sustainable Sites at U.S.

Long Beach Joins White House Data Driven Justice Initiative

The City of Long Beach has joined the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative (DDJ), joining more than 100 cities seeking to disrupt the cycle of incarceration.

Snoop Dogg to Headline ComplexCon in Long Beach

By Jørund Føreland Pedersen [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia CommonsComplex announced additional details on its “first ever cultural World’s Fair” ComplexCon, taking place in Long Beach, CAon Saturday, November 5th & Sunday, November 6th.

Celebrate Things Green Day with Garden Expert Nick Federoff

A copy of the Official “Things Green Day” Mayoral Proclamation. The community is invited to attend a free “Meet & Greet” event with Garden Expert Nick Federoff of the show “Things Green” that will include previews of four Long Beach locations that will be featured in the upcoming Fall Season. 

Rancho Los Alamitos Presents Children’s Fall Harvest Festival

Back by popular demand! The public is invited to enjoy a day of Music, Magic and Muse at the Children’s Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. One of Rancho Los Alamitos’ signature family-oriented programs, the Children’s Fall Harvest festival is a fun-filled event for families with children (toddlers to twelve years of age).

Timmons of Long Beach and Miller Children’s Continue Long Tradition of Toy Drives

A Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach patient and her family stop to check out a classic Volkswagen at the annual Toy Jam car show and toy drive hosted by Timmons of Long Beach. A child’s work is play, but when they’re faced with a difficult experience like hospitalization, it can be easy to forget the importance of play.

The Grace First Concert Series Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With Smithfield Bargain

The Grace First Concert Series is excited to kick off our 2016-17 Season with quirky, catchy, fun and incredibly talented Smithfield Bargain.

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