Long Beach News and Events


Airport Director Mario Rodriguez Leaving Long Beach to Lead Indianapolis Airport Authority

Long Beach Airport Director Mario Rodriguez

Long Beach Airport Director Mario Rodriguez announced today his resignation from the City of Long Beach to accept a position as Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority.  Mr. Rodriguez was named Long Beach Airport Director in February 2009 and had earlier served for 20 years in both the public and private sectors, including Deputy Director at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and in positions at the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach International Airports.

Master Gardeners Host Succulent Planting Workshop April 26


Do you want to decorate your home or patio with beautiful, drought resistant plants that even your urinating cat can’t kill? Then come to the succulent workshop!
On Saturday,April 26, 2014, we’ll have a chance to create bowls of succulents in the Killsby Courtyard at First Congregational Church Of Long Beach.

CSULB Student Stephen Salts Selected for a 2014-15 Fulbright Award

CSULB Graduate Student Stephen Salts selected for a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to the United Kingdom.

Stephen Salts, a graduate student in the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been selected for a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to the United Kingdom, where he will study music while earning a second master’s degree at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Man Convicted of Human Sex Trafficking


A defendant recently charged with multiple charges relating to human sex trafficking has been convicted and is now facing multiple years in prison.
In March 2012, the Long Beach Police Department’s Youth Services Section was conducting a follow-up investigation in regards to a female juvenile that had been reported as a missing person.

Summer Day Camps Will Get Kids “Movin’ and Groovin’


From music and art to sports and games to swimming and sailing, youth can move and groove all summer long in Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine day camps. While campers are having a blast at their local park or beach, parents can relax knowing that their childcare needs are met.

Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Partnership with CSULB Opens Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center


The new Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center opens on the campus of Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center today, Friday (April 18), with a focus on providing comprehensive mental health services for survivors of trauma and victims of crime.

Students Takes the History of Long Beach Horticulture to China

Members of the Long Beach City College Horticulture department.

Beginning Saturday, April 19, 2014, members of the Long Beach City College (LBCC) Horticulture department will join members of the Long Beach Qingdao Association Sister City program in presenting a joint exhibition at the 2014 International Horticulture Exposition in Qingdao, China.

Police Arrest Third Suspect Connected to 2013 Homicide

Long Beach Crime

Three suspects have been arrested and charged in connection to a 2013 murder.  On April 28, 2013, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a report of gunshots heard in the area of Spaulding Street and Junipero Avenue. 

LB Shakespeare Co. Celebrates the Bard With Classic Radio Programs


April is William Shakespeare’s birthday month and Long Beach Shakespeare Company continues to celebrate The Bard’s 450th birthday in interesting ways. This weekend they present two half-hour, old-time radio classics from the Golden Age of Radio!

6th Annual Bike Fest Rides Into the East Village May 3

Photo by Robert Couse-Baker

Celebrating National Bike Month and bike-friendly Long Beach, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host the 6th Annual Bike Fest on Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 – 11:00 P.M. in the East Village Arts District at 1st Street and Linden Avenue.

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