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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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

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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

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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.

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