St. Anthony Students Join Nation’s Largest Gathering of Roman Catholic Youth in Anaheim

St. Anthony High School (SAHS) students attended the 2017 Youth Day as part of the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim on Thursday, February 23rd.  Each year students from the high school participate in the nation’s largest gathering of Roman Catholic youth. 

Port of Long Beach Accepting Applications For Sponsorship Program

Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach The Port of Long Beach will accept applications during the month of March for its sponsorship program. The Harbor Department provides sponsorship funds to local groups for socially responsible community events and programs that help inform residents about the Port’s role as an economic engine and a leader in environmental sustainability.

City Council Approves Resolution For Preservation of Affordable Housing Development

The Long Beach City Council has unanimously approved a resolution that will enable the preservation of 44 units of affordable housing in the Downtown. The Beachwood Apartments, located at 475 W. 5th St., will be renovated to continue providing affordable housing for lower-income families with assisted-living needs.

‘Sketchily Ever After’ Brings Improv, Original Comedy to LB Playhouse

Held2gether, Improv for Life is returning for a 4th year as a part of the Collaborative at the Long Beach Playhouse, with its’ latest set of original sketches, Sketchily Ever After. The original sketch compilation, which has sold out its’ weekend run each year, has now been expanded to four shows, running Fridays and Saturdays, March 10-18th in the Studio Theatre.

Five Finalists Announced For LBCC Superintendent-President

The Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Search Committee has forwarded five candidates for consideration by the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees, Board President Dr. Virginia Baxter announced Thursday.

LBPD Awarded $30.1 Million Blue Line Contract

Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. The Long Beach Police Department today was awarded a $30.1 million contract over a 5-year period, to provide law enforcement services for the eight station platforms of the Blue Line that are in the City’s jurisdiction.

Dr. Virginia Baxter Presents “Americas’s First Ladies” to American Association of University Women March 9

Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Baxter will share historical insights in her presentation on First Ladies in American history at the March 9, 2017 branch dinner meeting of the Long Beach branch of American Association of University Women at the Recreation Gulf Course Clubhouse, 5001 Deukmejian Dr., Long Beach, CA 90804 at 5:30 p.m.

DUI Checkpoint Planned For Saturday

The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, February 25, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., in the East Patrol Division.

Fifteenth Annual African-American Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific February 25 and 26

Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s fifteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, from 9:00 a.m.

Public Invited to Community Events Designed to Further Activate Harvey Milk Park

The community is invited to attend a series of events designed to further activate Harvey Milk Park and Equality Plaza (Harvey Milk Park) throughout February and March. The series will include coffee gatherings, live music, educational sessions, and a re-creation of a Long Beach Debate Club called Spit ‘n’ Argue.

Arts Council for Long Beach Announces 2016–2017 Grant Recipients

Image credit: Dave Van Patten, The Sheep and the Goats (top left); Angela Willcocks, Boy (top right); Anna Bae, Charcoaled, (bottom left); Norma Haas Rose, Watts Towers (bottom right). The Arts Council for Long Beach is proud to announce the 26 artists and arts organizations funded through its annual grant programs for 2016–2017.

CSULB Leaders to Speak at Two Local Churches for CSU’s Super Sunday

California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) President Jane Close Conoley and Vice President for Student Affairs Carmen Taylor will participate in the 12th Annual CSU Super Sunday <http://www.calstate.edu/supersunday/> on Feb.

Neil Simon’s Rumors Opens at Long Beach Playhouse February 25

In a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe farce attack. Despite being his tenth wedding anniversary party, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight.

Mayor Garcia and Others Rally in Support of Measure H Today

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia joins together with U.S. Vets and local community leaders to rally today Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30am, in support of Measure H, the critical March 7 vote to tackle the growing homelessness challenges in L.A.

Council to Use Measure A Funds to Reinstates Police Academy, Restores Paramedic Rescue 12

The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to restore Paramedic Rescue 12 and to reinstate the Police Academy, using Public Safety funding from Measure A. The restorations will be effective March 1, and will cost $1.5 million for the remainder of the Fiscal Year, and $2.5 million annually starting in Fiscal Year 2018 ($1.1 million for Paramedic Rescue 12; $1.4 million for Police Academy staffing).

City Advises Residents to Prepare For Powerful Storm

A powerful storm system is expected to bring several inches of rain and high winds, beginning Friday morning through Saturday morning.

Go Beach! Beach Streets Heads to East Long Beach and CSULB

East Long Beach will bustle with activity on Saturday, April 29, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, for the City’s fourth Beach Streets Open Street event, from Atherton Street up to Spring Street, and will feature thousands of people walking, bicycling and socializing on car-free streets.

Sean Gamette Named Managing Director of Engineering Services By Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners

  Sean Gamette – Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday named Port of Long Beach senior executive Sean Gamette as the Managing Director of Engineering Services.

Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach 2017 Beach Walk Fund Raiser

2012 Naples Boardwalk Finish Line On Sunday April 2, the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach Board Members and Community Members will walk 3 miles to raise money for the Healthy Lifestyle Program. Since 2011, Board Member, Dr.

City Offers Incentives For Preservation of Historic Properties

The City of Long Beach is now accepting applications for the third year of its reinstated Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act), an economic incentive program for historic properties. The public is invited to attend two important events to learn about how to qualify and apply for tax benefits, while also preserving the City’s designated landmarks.

Suspects Sought in Murder of 26-Year-Old Man

On February 12, 2017 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Long Beach Police officers were dispatched to a call of gun shots, and a person down in the street, in the 1100 block of 10th Street.

Long Beach Transit Board Member Nancy Pfeffer to Speak at Long Beach Sierra Club Monthly Meeting

Nancy Pfeffer is currently one of the seven members of the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors, in addition she serves on the Board of FuturePorts and the Government Affairs Council at the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

Fuego’s Monthly Latin American Brunch Series Features Argentina in February

  Get your passport stamped in Argentina as Fuego continues its 12-country Latin American 2017 tour on Sunday, February 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fuego’s authentic Argentina dishes will be accentuated by live Latin music with The Sounds of Argentina.

Police Arrest Suspects Related to Residential Robberies/Sexual Assault (VIDEO)

  Long Beach Police announced at a news conference Friday, February 10, 2017, that arrests were made in a residential robbery series, which also involved a sexual assault and an attempt sexual assault. Earlier this week, police released an image and surveillance video depicting a person of interest, and asked for the public’s help.

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