Long Beach News and Events


Attend Open House and See How to Become a Rancho Volunteer


On Saturday, September 6, at 10 AM, the Rancho is hosting a Volunteer Open House to introduce prospective volunteers to the many available service opportunities. With free training, volunteers can serve as tour docents, work with the staff horticulturist in the gardens, help to categorize and preserve precious antiquities under the supervision of the historic curator, or assist with the museum shop.

Socal Honda Collecting School Supplies

The Helpful Honda Guys in Blue are bringing their Random Acts of Helpfulness to local schools.

The Helpful Honda Guys in Blue are bringing their Random Acts of Helpfulness to local schools. Making sure kids start the school year off with the necessary supplies is just another way the Guys in blue are helping out in the community.

LBT Schedule Changes Start Sunday; Water Taxi Season Extended


Starting Sunday, August 24, Long Beach Transit service changes will commence. Changes to the transit service include an extension of the popular water taxi system with daily service set to continue through Labor Day. Full service changes are as follows:  Routes 101, 102, 103, 104: Routes 101 & 103 will now operate on Sunday giving access all weekend to the Long Beach Towne Center.

Court Captain Tackles Torn ACL

Tyra Monette

Tyra Monette Submitted by Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach & Community Hospital Long Beach In her junior year at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, Tyra Monette had a lot going for her.

Port of Long Beach Contributes $20,000 to Support Rescue of Local Birds


The Port of Long Beach announced Tuesday that it is expanding its partnership with International Bird Rescue, a global expert in oiled wildlife emergencies and aquatic bird care, a partnership that was unofficially established during an animal cruelty case that made Southern California headlines earlier this year.

Winners of The Long Beach Great Sand Sculpture Contest Announced


On August 16-17, Rotaract Long Beach hosted the 82nd Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest, a free, two-day community festival featuring amateur and professional sand sculpting, arts and crafts, live music and charity fundraising.

Work to Begin on Artesia Boulevard Street Improvement Project


The City of Long Beach will soon begin work on a street improvement project on Artesia Boulevard from Butler Avenue to the western city boundary. The majority of this project is in the City of Long Beach, but some work will be in the City of Compton near the border with both cities to facilitate pavement rehabilitation work and minimize public inconvenience.

Brilliant Colors of Van Gogh Shine at Mural Under the Stars


Gregorio Luke will end his summer series “Mural Under the Stars” at the ArtExchange (ArtX) on Saturday, August 23rd from 8pm-midnight.  With the urban landscape as the backdrop; attendees will experience an evening of live music, stunning images projected on a large screen, an enlightening lecture, and a chance to view the work of local artists.

Former Patients Come Together for NICU and Pediatric Heart Surgery Reunion

A NICU Reunion graduate enjoys the beach balls and her new favorite teddy bear at the 7th Annual NICU Reunion.

A NICU Reunion graduate enjoys the beach balls and her new favorite teddy bear at the 7th Annual NICU Reunion. Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach hosted its 7th Annual NICU Reunion and 2nd Annual Pediatric Heart Surgery Reunion to bring together former patients, their families and the care teams who helped them recover during their hospital stay, for a day of fun and celebration.

Layoff Aversion Survey Will Assess Economic Health of Local Businesses

downtown long beach

Image by Himefrias. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) based at Long Beach City College are partnering to gain a better picture of the economic climate in Downtown Long Beach businesses and beyond.

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