Long Beach News and Events


A Vision for Long Beach: Luncheon Commemorates Mayor’s First 100 Days in Office

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook In celebration of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s first 100 days in office, the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Associated Students, Inc. at California State University, Long Beach to host “A Vision for Long Beach: Day 100 Luncheon” on October 23, where proceeds will be used to create scholarships for CSULB students.

Spotlight on Cultural Alliance of Long Beach


EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Karen Reside, Space Manager of Cultural Alliance of Long Beach, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.

Council Votes in Favor of Naming Park in Honor of Jenni Rivera

Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera

Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera The Long Beach City Council voted 8-0 in favor of moving forward with Councilman Dee Andrews legislative item requesting the Long Beach City Council to consider naming a park in the 6th District in honor of Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera.

Councilmember Richardson and LBUSD Board Member Kerr Join to Establish North Long Beach “Whole Village” Initiative

Long Beach 9th District City Councilmember Rex Richardson and LBUSD Board Member Megan Kerr

Long Beach 9th District City Councilmember Rex Richardson and LBUSD Board Member Megan Kerr On October 14th, Long Beach 9th District City Councilmember Rex Richardson and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Board Member Megan Kerr announced a collaboration establishing the North Long Beach “Whole Village” Initiative.

City Joins in Expanding, Fulfilling Long Beach College Promise


In an event Monday at Ernest McBride High School, Mayor Robert Garcia, LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser, LBCC President Eloy Oakley, and CSULB President Jane Conoley announced a sweeping educational initiative that enhances the Long Beach College Promise by bringing the City into partnership with the three major educational institutions in Long Beach and expanding the mission of the College Promise.

Found Theatre Presents an All Dylan Evening To Benefit Interval House

Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan

Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan In observance of the Dylan Thomas Centennial on Sunday, October 26, folksinger/educator Ross Altman and the Found Theatre will host a very special celebration featuring the work of the brilliant Welsh poet and his superstar namesake, Bob Dylan (aka Bob Zimmerman).

Cherry Avenue Improvements Begin This Week


The City of Long Beach is set to begin work this week for street improvements on Cherry Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The City is coordinating efforts with the City of Signal Hill for their Cherry Avenue Widening Project, which continues north from PCH to 20th Street.

Man Arrested and Charged in Connection With a Series of Robberies

Long Beach Crime

On October 10, 2014, multiple felony charges were filed against 19-year-old Long Beach resident Kiongozi Jones in connection with a series of convenience store robberies. On September 22 and 24, 2014, commercial robberies occurred at convenience stores in the 400 block of Atlantic Avenue and the 200 block of West Willow Street, respectively.

Artist Jocelyn Foye Presents Field Dance & The Crane at A LOT


Artist Jocelyn Foye, known for her dynamic performance-based works, will present a spectacular dance and music project as part of the Arts Council for Long Beach’s A LOT Initiative. For this project, Field Dance & The Crane, Jocelyn will transform amateur dancers into complex, choreographed forms.

Long Beach Central Project Area Council Hosts Special Meeting Wednesday


The Long Beach Central Project Area Council, Inc. (LB CPAC) will hold a special meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at I LOVE VEGAN at 2264 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, 90806.  I LOVE VEGAN is a new vegan / Thai restaurant in Wrigley Village. 

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