2017 Biennial Homeless Count Reveals a Decrease in Number of Homeless in Long Beach

The 2017 Biennial Homeless Count (Count) findings reveal a 21 percent reduction in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness in Long Beach, and a 26 percent reduction in chronic homeless persons. Compared to 2,345 in 2015, the total number of homeless persons in the City has dropped to 1,863; and the total number of chronic homeless persons has dropped from 927 to 686.

LBPD and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Join Forces For Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs

The Long Beach Police Department is once again joining forces with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Pharmaceutical Take-Back initiative, along with several other law enforcement agencies around the nation.

Midtown Specific Plan Wins Sustainability Award

The City of Long Beach has received a Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Sustainability Award in the Integrated Planning category for the Midtown Specific Plan (Plan). SCAG annually honors planning projects that promote and improve mobility, livability, prosperity, and sustainability in the region.

Councilwoman Price Recommends Penalties for Buildings With Illegal Marijuana Businesses

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM Councilwoman Price will be bringing an item to the Long Beach City Council asking her colleagues to vote in favor of drafting an ordinance applying penalties on property owners who rent or lease property to illegally operating marijuana businesses, and that gives the City the ability to shut off utility service to properties that are not operating legally.

Actors Bring History to Life this Summer at Rancho Los Cerritos

The courtyard at Rancho Los Cerritos will be transformed into a plein air playhouse this spring and summer for a special series of theatrical living history performances. View our flyer here (PDF download).

DUI Saturation Patrols to Deploy This Weekend

Officers from the Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday April 22, between the hours of 6:00 p.m.

Weekend Route Closures at East End of Gerald Desmond Bridge

Several traffic routes at the eastern end of the Gerald Desmond Bridge will close Friday night to Monday morning, April 21-24, requiring motorists going to and from downtown Long Beach via the bridge to find alternate routes.

Traveling with Your Special Needs Child

By: Gary Feldman, M.D., medical director, Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Spring kicks off the season of travel, but for families who have a child with special needs, traveling can seem more like work than a vacation.

Beach Streets University Rolling Through East Long Beach April 29

The fourth Open Street event, Beach Streets University, is coming to East Long Beach; and the public is invited to participate on Saturday, April 29, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. At this exciting event, participants can walk, bike, or roll along a car-free route.

LBCC is One of 20 Colleges Selected For New California Guided Pathways Initiative

Long Beach City College was one of the 20 colleges statewide selected to participate in the new California Guided Pathways Initiative.

Port of Long Beach to Host Environmental Grants Workshops

An attendee offers input on priorities for the Port Community Grants Program during an October 2016 workshop at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach invites the public to attend workshops next week for the first round of a new, $46.4 million program created to help communities most affected by goods movement in San Pedro Bay.

CSULB Women’s Basketball Coach Jody Wynn Heading To University of Washington

Coach Jody Wynn Following a memorable 2016-17 campaign that saw Long Beach State Women’s Basketball win the Big West Tournament championship, advance to the NCAA Tournament, and come just one point shy of becoming the first No.

Downtown Revitalization Continues

Downtown Long Beach continues to boom with construction of a new full-block, mixed-use development currently underway at the site of the former State Office Building, 245 West Broadway.

Pediatric Patients Race Staff to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

Miller Children’s Tour of Long Beach trike race riders screech out of the starting line as John Bishop, chief executive officer, Miller Children’s, raises the green starting flag. On Wednesday, April 12, pint-sized pediatric cancer patients competed in one of their most memorable tricycle races—a race against the very doctors and nurses that treat them day in and day out at the annual Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach’s Tour of Long Beach kick-off.

City Settles Class Action Suit for ADA Improvements

Tactile paving on a curb ramp. Image from Wikimedia Commons. The City of Long Beach has reached a class action settlement agreement to make sidewalks, crosswalks, and other pedestrian pathways safer and more accessible for the disability community.

LBPD Offers Spring Break Safety Tips

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach With Spring Break scheduled next week for most Long Beach Unified School District students, the Long Beach Police Department would like to provide the following safety information, which may prevent youth and their families from becoming victims of crime: Curfew Parents and youngsters are reminded that the City’s curfew law will be strictly enforced.

Discover the Power of Emotional Intelligence With Rotaract and LB Junior Chamber

The Rotaract Young Professionals of Long Beach and the Long Beach Junior Chamber are partnering together to present “Speaker Series: Emotional Intelligence”, the first in a quarterly series of exciting professional skill building events.

Long Beach Playhouse Presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. It’s a story that starts with sibling rivalry and ends with reconciliation and redemption.

Department of Health and Human Services and Long Beach Cares Host 4th Annual Long Beach Public Health Conference

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS), in partnership with Long Beach Cares, is hosting the 4th Annual Public Health Conference, under the theme, Generation Public Health, on Thursday, April 13th, from 8:30 a.m.

YouthSpark Live Gets LB Students Hands-On With Technology

Eighty Long Beach students from Washington and Hamilton Middle Schools participated in YouthSpark Live, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program, on Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Michelle Obama Library.

The History and Future of the Port of Long Beach Mural

The amazing story of the development of the Port of Long Beach and its artistic depiction in a unique 74-foot tile mural will be presented at the Historical Society of Long Beach at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Long Beach Heritage and the Historical Society of Long Beach are co-sponsors of this program.

City Council Approves New Landscape Ordinance

The City of Long Beach is implementing new permitting requirements for certain new landscape and re-landscaping projects, as mandated by Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29. The Long Beach City Council approved the updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) in conjunction with the adoption of the triennial Building Code update in November 2016, and implementation will begin immediately.

Police Investigate Death of Female Found Near L.A. River

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 1:30 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the Los Angeles riverbed near the Ocean Boulevard Bridge after a caller indicated a body had been found.

Trauma-Informed Pilot Program Boosts Attendance at Beach High School

  There’s a movement underway at Beach High School, and it has resulted in increased attendance and decreased suspensions during the first semester of the 2016-2017 academic year.

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