Long Beach News and Events


LBFD Capt. Gonzalo Medina Appointed Marine Safety Chief

Capt. Gonzalo Medina newly appointed Marine Safety Chief - Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach.

Capt. Gonzalo Medina newly appointed Marine Safety Chief – Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach. Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee today announced the appointment of Capt. Gonzalo Medina, a 19-year veteran of the Fire Department, as Marine Safety Chief, effective December 5, 2014.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Serving Up Southern-Inspired Favorites for Thanksgiving Day Dinner


Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que restaurants will dish up new Southern-inspired dishes as part of its special Fall Classics menu that focuses on its popular, deliciously moist hickory-smoked turkey. Lucille’s famous hickory smoked turkey is also the centerpiece of its Thanksgiving Day meal, available for dine in or a take out feast that serves 10 – 12.

Michael Krajewski Leads LBSO in an Evening of James Bond Music


Beloved former Long Beach Symphony POPS! conductor Michael Krajewski returns to the stage of the Long Beach Arena on November 22 at 8:00 p.m., bringing his legendary wit and sense of humor to the POPS! audience in a concert that celebrates the world’s most famous spy!

Free Youth Fishing Derby at El Dorado Park November 22


Join Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife for a free Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, November 22. El Dorado Park is located at 7550 E Spring Street.

Seawall Replacement to Begin in Naples This Week

Naples Long Beach - canal seawalls will be repaired.

The CIty of Long Beach to begin repair of the Naples seawalls this week. The City of Long Beach will begin constructing new seawalls this week along one portion of the Rivo Alto Canal in Naples Island. The section stretches from the Ravenna Bridge to the eastern portion of The Toledo Bridge, about 1,900 linear feet between the north and south sides.

CHILL, SoCal’s Coolest Winter Wonderland Opens at The Queen Mary November 21


Hot off the heels of a record breaking year for Dark Harbor, The Queen Mary’s full holiday event season continues as the coolest winter wonderland in Southern California, CHILL, prepares to open on November 21. New in 2014, all CHILL guests can enjoy unlimited access to The Ice Kingdom, ice tubing, ice skating with skate rentals and a visit on the Queen Mary ship with the purchase of general admission tickets.

Faculty Union Votes to Approve New Labor Agreement With LBCCD

lbcc - Long Beach City College 85th anniversary

On Friday, the Community College Association (CCA), the bargaining unit that represents Long Beach City College (LBCC) full-time faculty, approved a three-year contract agreement with Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD).

Board of Harbor Commissioners Approve Temporary “Empty Container Depot” to Relieve Congestion

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Acting to relieve cargo delivery delays, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Thursday approved the use of Port of Long Beach property as a temporary site for the storage of empty containers, which will help to free up needed equipment to move cargo out of shipping terminals faster.

$10,000 Reward Issued For Information in Fatal Hit and Run Investigation

Victim Daniel Gomez

Victim Daniel Gomez The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Don Knabe, has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of 20-year-old Daniel Gomez of Long Beach.  

Preventing Package Thefts in Your Neighborhood


As the holiday season approaches, Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage residents to use precautionary measures when anticipating delivery of mail-ordered or cyber-ordered items. Several Long Beach residents throughout the city have reported packages stolen from their front porches.

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