Long Beach News and Events


March First Fridays Spotlights Women’s History Month


A wise woman once said, “Well behaved women seldom make history.”  On March 6, First Fridays is honoring that spirit with our special Women’s History Month event. Help us celebrate those special ladies who have helped shape our lives through music, art, and culture.

Long Beach Playhouse Announces Open Auditions For New Works Workshop Production & Bengal Tiger


New Works, Collaborative Season Children of Camelot Author: Nakisa Aschtiani Director: Kate Woodruff Run: Apr. 17 to April 18, 2015 Friday and Saturday at 8pm Audition Dates: Open Call Dates: Thursday, March 5th Times: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Rehearsals: Date and Time: Monday-Wednesday 7:00 – 10:00 pm Thursdays 4:00-7:00 pm Sundays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Audition Requirements: Bring headshot and resume.

East Village Association Accepting Nominations For Board of Directors


Downtown Long Beach’s East Village Association (EVA) is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. The nomination period is open from February 26 through March 26, 2015. All Board of Directors positions are up for election.

Police Seek Additional Info in Fatal Traffic Collision

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On February 17, 2015, at approximately 6:06 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to Bellflower Boulevard and Atherton Street regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Dr. David Miller Next to Speak During the “Remembering the Civil War” Series at Rancho Los Cerritos


In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Remembering the Civil War: Perspectives on Race, Place, and Movement, a four-part Saturday morning lecture series featuring renowned scholars who bring unique insights to this tumultuous era.

LB CPAC Invites Residents To Provide Input on New Civic Center Project at March Meeting


The Long Beach Central Project Area Council, Inc. (LB CPAC) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Queens Wharf Restaurant / Berth 55 Fish Market and Seafood Deli.

CSULB President Jane Close Conoley Meets With Federal Legislators

California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley

California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley On Feb. 25, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) President Jane Close Conoley traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with federal legislators to share some of the university’s success stories and advocate on behalf of CSULB.

Online Reservations For Port of Long Beach Harbor Tours Open Today

Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. You’re invited to enjoy a rare view of port operations on a free Port of Long Beach harbor tour. Experience an up-close view of the biggest ships to call in North America and learn about cargo operations, construction projects and environmental initiatives as we build the port of the future.

Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson Speaks on Shattering Stereotypes at Next AAUW Meeting

Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson

Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson, assistant professor, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Departments of Sociology and  Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies will speak on “Shattering Stereotypes:  United States Muslim Women’s Experiences and Resistance to Discrimination” at the March 7th meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

David Sanborn Performance at Carpenter Center Will Benefit End Polio Now Campaign

David Sanborn ~ Photo by Hollis King

David Sanborn ~ Photo by Hollis King Six-time Grammy-winner David Sanborn will bring his genre-defying saxophone style to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the Cal State Long Beach campus March 15 at 2 p.m.

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