Long Beach News and Events
The City of Long Beach is a finalist for the Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County, an annual award bestowed by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). In 2009 Long Beach received the Eddy Award as the Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County.
Volunteerism and civic engagement is an ingrained part of Long Beach’s culture. To continue encouraging and promoting volunteerism in Long Beach, the City has launched a citywide volunteer campaign, “Long Beach Serves,” with volunteer activities starting on October 1, and culminating with the October 22, 2016 “National Make a Difference Day.” “Of all the things that make Long Beach such a great city, the most important is our people,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
Oscar Orci, Deputy Director for Long Beach Development Services Long Beach Development Services Director Amy Bodek today named Oscar Orci, former Director of Development Services for the City of Redlands, as Deputy Director for Long Beach Development Services.
Maestro Benjamin Rous will lead the Symphony in a performance of Prokofiev’s Symphony #5. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Symphony. Long Beach Symphony opens its 82nd season on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theater with excitement and a new vision for the arts and music scene in the City of Long Beach.
The Port of Long Beach will hold four public workshops to discuss funding priorities for a new $46.4 million program to lessen the impacts of Port-related pollution on the community. Potential grant applicants and others are invited to attend.
On Monday, September 19, 2016, video surveillance footage was released depicting a person of interest wanted for questioning in the murder of 26-year-old Carina Mancera, and her 4-year-old Jennabel Anaya of Long Beach.
The community is invited to learn and share ideas for improving the City’s affordable and workforce housing, by attending the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Study Group (Study Group) at a Housing Resource Fair and Community Forum on Saturday, September 24, at the Jenny Oropeza Community Center at Cesar E.
On the heels of the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, North Long Beach’s Renaissance is taking another big leap. On September 26th at 11:00 am, Uptown is celebrating the launch of UpLAB, a new co-working space and studio serving local entrepreneurs, creatives and nonprofits.
One of Rancho Los Cerritos’ signature family programs, Creation Station, will begin its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1, with Outrageous Orange, an afternoon of Halloween-themed arts and crafts.
The improvements at Colorado Lagoon will continue next week with a new phase to create additional ecological resources for aquatic life as well as birds.