Long Beach News and Events
The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Rex Richardson and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works, and Health and Human Services in celebrating the grand opening of the Houghton Park Fitness Zone on Tuesday, November 24 at 9:00 am.
Battleship IOWA will once again open after-hours this holiday season for a special viewing of the Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade from its historic deck. This event is held on Saturday, December 5, and will include a visit from Santa Claus, holiday crafts for children, carolers and holiday music, hot cocoa, candy canes and much more.
Beginning November 22 at 7:00 am, 6th and 7th Streets will allow two-way traffic in the area between Alamitos and Atlantic Avenues, as the City of Long Beach reaches a milestone in the process to improve a dangerous intersection and build a new park in Downtown Long Beach.
This week, the Long Beach City Council approved an Amended and Restated Queen Mary Master Lease and subsequent assignment to a new Master Lessee, Urban Commons, LLC, for the City-owned Queen Mary and adjacent shore side property.
The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday November 21, 2015, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in the West Division. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.
The Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (LBCCO) will present “Sing a New Song,” a program of works for the holiday season, on Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Long Beach.
The Arts Council for Long Beach recently added an exciting new opportunity to its roster of grant-giving: the Risk and Innovation Grant. The $5,000 grant provides an opportunity to bring innovation to our communities through arts-based problem solving.
Energy Upgrade California® announces that 22 California cities will be part of the 2015-2016 challenge entitled the CoolCalifornia City Challenge, a six month long competition among participating cities in the state to incentivize residents to take simple steps to reduce their carbon footprint and better manage energy use.
A special combo ticket for the Los Angeles Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific in Southern California this winter includes holiday celebrations at both destinations along with opportunities to see the Zoo’s jaguars in their new Rainforest of the Americas home and the Aquarium’s new Jellies exhibits.
Port of Long Beach Receives Numerous Awards at Annual American Association of Port Authorities Conference
Port Managing Director of Environmental Affairs and Planning Rick Cameron accepts the award for Environmental Improvement from AAPA Chair Kristin Decas and AAPA CEO and President Kurt Nagle. At the 2015 Annual American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Awards in Miami, the Port of Long Beach won 22 awards for outstanding security, communications, and environmental programs.