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State Water Board Revisions Will Allow Long Beach to Set its Own Conservation Standard

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The State Water Resources Control Board approved modifications to the existing emergency water conservation regulation to reflect improved reservoir conditions and allow for local agencies to set their own conservation standard.

Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association Recognizes Long Beach With Six Awards

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‪ The City of Long Beach has received six awards by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The annual awards, which will be presented June 16, recognize exceptional planning achievements by individuals, cities, agencies, non-profits, and businesses in the Los Angeles region.‬

Water Taxi Season Kicks Off During Pride Weekend

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‪ Long Beach Transit announces its water taxi season schedule for 2016. The AquaLink and AquaBus water taxis commence service on Saturday, May 21, 2016 and will operate a seven-day-a-week schedule through Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2016.

Department of Health Receives $1 Million Grant to Enhance HEAL Zone Initiative in North Long Beach

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‪ The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has received a $1 million grant from Kaiser Permanente to enhance the HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Zone Initiative, which supports healthier neighborhoods and healthier people in North Long Beach.‬

Beloved LBFD Icon, Zeep the Sheep Returns at Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club Annual Fundraiser

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Long Beach Fire Fighters, Local 372 will join the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club at their annual Pride kickoff fundraiser on Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 pm at Made Long Beach located at 240 Pine Avenue.

US Sumo Open Returns to Long Beach, Saturday May 21

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This US Sumo Open is going to be HUGE (no pun intended). Nearly 60 competitors from all over the world will square off in 150+ matches! Dozens of past and current national and world champions from USA, Norway, German, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and Japan are signed up to compete.

LBPD Announces New Promotions to Deputy Chief and Commander

Newly appointed Deputy Chief Richard Conant and Commander Steve Lauricella.

Newly appointed Deputy Chief Richard Conant and Commander Steve Lauricella. Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West and Police Chief Robert Luna today announced the appointment of Commander Richard Conant to Deputy Chief.

Cargo Volumes Decline in April at Port of Long Beach

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“Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.” Following a solid first quarter, Port of Long Beach container cargo volumes decreased in April compared to the same month in 2015, after lower-than-expected consumer spending in recent months.

See 30 Drought-Tolerant Gardens on the 2016 Lawn-to-Gaden Tour

The Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Program has converted almost 2 million square feet of residential and commercial turf to drought tolerant landscapes.

The Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Program has converted almost 2 million square feet of residential and commercial turf to drought tolerant landscapes. Come celebrate Long Beach Water Department’s free Fifth Annual Lawn-to-Garden (L2G) Tour May 14, 2016 showcasing 30 beautiful Long Beach homes that have participated in the City’s Lawn-to-Garden program.

LB Animal Care to Help Spay/Nueter 200 Pets in May

Animal Care will provide 200 vouchers so pet owners can spay or neuter their pets in May.

Animal Care will provide 200 vouchers so pet owners can spay or neuter their pets in May. Throughout the remainder of May, Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village.

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