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5th Annual Long Beach Farm Dinner Showcases Local Chefs and Urban Farm

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On Sunday, October 26th, the 5th Annual Long Beach Farm dinner will benefit the Growing Experience Urban Farm by offering an immaculate multi-course dinner at the farm itself! The “under the stars” event is a celebration showcasing the seasonal bounty of the Autumn Harvest at the Growing Experience, an urban farm located at 750 Via Carmelitos in Long Beach.

Department of Health Receives $225,000 Covered California Navigator Grant

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The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has received a $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant, aimed at increasing health insurance enrollment in the state. Covered California anticipates a total registration of 1.7 million Californians by the end of the coming open-enrollment period.

Community Invited to Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

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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 Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Long Beach Civic Center’s Centennial Plaza, located directly outside City Hall, 333 W.

Explore Historical Tile With Tour of East Village

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Tile has been integral to the decoration of exterior and internal spaces for over 4,000 years and achieved prominence in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Southern California was home to some of the most notable tile artists and manufacturers including   Batchelder, CalCo, Catalina and Malibu.  

North Neighborhood Library Groundbreaking Ceremony Set For Saturday, October 25

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Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmembers Rex Richardson and Al Austin and the Department of Library Services invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new North Neighborhood Library, at 10 am on Saturday, October 25, at 5870 Atlantic Ave., in Long Beach.

Man Arrested in Connection With January Sexual Assault Case

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Long Beach Police arrested a male suspect in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in January 2014, and charges have been filed. On January 14, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a male suspect kidnapped a 53-year-old mentally impaired female from a parking lot in the area of 15th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, and sexually assaulted her.

Mayor and Harbor Commissioners Travel to Asia on Trade Mission

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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Harbor Commissioners and senior Harbor Department staff are traveling to several Asian countries, meeting with the Port of Long Beach’s key customers to retain and bring more business to Long Beach.

Miss California USA Hopefuls Meet in Long Beach for Orientation November 9

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Two hundred young women from across California will meet at the Westin Long Beach on Sunday, November 9, 2014 starting their journey to become the next Miss California USA® or Miss California Teen USA®.  The orientation will take place from 9 a.m.

Long Beach Transit Hosts New Fare Payment Signup Events For Seniors and Customers with Disabilities

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On February 8, 2015, Long Beach Transit (LBT) will no longer sell paper bus passes. LBT will instead use a durable card-based system called TAP (Transit Access Pass). LBT customers will need to acquire a TAP card to purchase Long Beach Transit bus passes.

Long Beach City Health Officer Encourages Residents To Get Annual Flu Shot

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The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. The change in seasons and cooler weather is a reminder that it’s time for residents to get their annual flu shot.

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