Long Beach News and Events


Long Beach Residential Natural Gas Customers Have Lowest Bills in State


Residential customers of Long Beach’s gas utility have the lowest natural gas bills in the State of California, thanks mainly to conservation efforts that have seen the average household natural gas usage decrease by more than 70 percent since the early 1970s.

Renovations to Begin at Bixby Park


The first phase of planned renovations at Bixby Park is scheduled to begin on July 6, 2015 with the construction of a new playground featuring a 2- to 5-year-old play structure and a 5- to 12-year-old play structure with climbing components and slides, sand play areas, eight swings, a cable climber, two universal access slides, and an additional shaded seating area.

Narcotics Investigation Leads to Seizure of Cocaine, Meth, and $25,000


Thursday, June 25th, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department Drug Investigations Section served a search warrant on a residence resulting in the seizure of several pounds of illegal narcotics and cash believed to be related to a large scale drug trafficking ring.

Man Charged With Attempt Murder After Assaulting Acquaintance

Long Beach Crime

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, charges were filed against a Long Beach man after he assaulted and critically injured another Long Beach man after involved in a dispute.

Construction to Begin Monday on Intersection and Park Near Downtown


Construction will begin on Monday, June 29, on a dramatically improved intersection in Downtown Long Beach, followed by a new park, near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) and Alamitos Avenues, and 6th and 7th Streets.

Residents Invited to Grand Opening of Jenni Rivera Memorial Park

Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera

Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilman Dee Andrews, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine invite residents to the grand opening of Jenni Rivera Memorial Park, on Thursday, July 2, at 10:00 am.

LBPD Hosts Law Enforcement Career Fair Saturday

Long Beach Recruits have begun academy training. They will graduate November 2015.

The Long Beach Police Department and Civil Service Department will host a law enforcement career fair on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Learn about career opportunities with the Long Beach Police Department, including Police Recruit, Public Safety Dispatcher (9-1-1 operators), Special Services Officer, and positions in the area of Forensics.

Digital Alliance Will Bring Microsoft Programs to Long Beach


Last night the Long Beach City Council agreed to collaborate with the Microsoft Corporation to bring Digital Alliance programs to the City and its residents. Partnering with local governments, Microsoft provides staff expertise and capacity building workshops designed to inspire young people as well as entrepreneurs.

Port Town Tells the Vivid History of Long Beach and its Port


Port Town — the epic new history of how the people of Long Beach built, defended and profited from their port — is now available in e-book and paperback formats. Written by maritime journalists George and Carmela Cunningham, the book debuted on June 20 at the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s 12th annual “Grape Expectations” benefit fundraiser. 

World’s Largest LEGO Ship Visits Its Namesake, The Queen Mary

The Bright Bricks model of the Queen Mary uses approximately 250,000 LEGO parts and took 600 builder hours to create. Photo from Bright-Bricks.com

The Bright Bricks model of the Queen Mary uses approximately 250,000 LEGO parts and took 600 builder hours to create. Photo from Bright-Bricks.com When Britain’s most famous ocean liner was still a dream, the Cunard Lines recruited the John Brown shipyard in Scotland to build what would become the world’s most famous ocean liner.

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