Long Beach News and Events


Death of a Salesman Opens At the Long Beach Playhouse

Tyler Gray as Bernard, Karl Schott as Willy Loman, and Harriet Whitmyer as Linda Loman

Tyler Gray as Bernard, Karl Schott as Willy Loman, and Harriet Whitmyer as Linda Loman The Long Beach Playhouse proudly presents Death of a Salesman on its Mainstage Theater from May 23 to June 20, 2015. It is the first time the Playhouse has ever done the play, which centers on the life of a traveling salesman who is past his prime, is struggling to remain relevant as his life crumbles around him.   

Free ‘Pop Vinyl’ Concert Kicks Off “100 Days of Summer”

Pop Vinyl~Photo from Facebook

Pop Vinyl~Photo from Facebook From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the City. “100 Days of Summer” is a partnership among Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to promote opportunities to “stay and play” in Long Beach.

Residents Reminded to Use Precautionary Steps to Keep Mosquitoes Away

West Nile Virus - Mosquitoes

With the warmer summer weather creating an ideal environment for mosquito breeding, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. The Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr.

Operation Jump Start Reaches 21 year Goal, Honors 2015 Grads


Twenty-one years ago, Operation Jump Start was nothing more than a dream to help local Long Beach youth graduate high school and get into college. Since then, the mentoring and college access organization has grown and has helped hundreds of high-risk students overcome the challenges of poverty, language barriers, cultural gaps, and limited resources.

Cargo at Long Beach Port Continues Rebound

"Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach."

“Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.” Container cargo flow through the Port of Long Beach increased 7.9 percent in April compared to the same month last year, leading to the busiest April in nine years.

Mayor Garcia Announces Innovation Team Members

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia announced Monday that Long Beach has hired its first Innovation Team (i-team), funded by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, to design and implement solutions that improve the lives of residents.

6th Annual Tour of Long Beach Raises $320,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Cyclists gather at the start line and wait for the 6th Annual Tour of Long Beach to begin. More than 3,000 cyclists of all skill levels came out for the 6th Annual Tour of Long Beach on Saturday, May 9, helping to raise $320,000 for pediatric cancer research at the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

Nine CSULB Alums Honored For Distinguished Service


Nine California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) alumni were recently recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award for their accomplishments in their respective fields.

Detectives Seek Public’s Help Locating Suspect Wanted in Bird Theft Investigation (VIDEO)

Jose Jesus Zermeno

Jose Jesus Zermeno Detectives have identified 42-year-old Jose Jesus Zermeno as a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of exotic birds from a Long Beach home, and are seeking the public’s help with locating him and identifying two additional suspects.

Rising TIDE After School Program Collecting Shoes For ‘Shoes Go Global’ fundraiser


Have you been wondering what to do with all those worn out, unwanted shoes piling up in messy heaps at the bottom of your closet? Wonder no more! Your donations of used shoes can make a world of difference to others and help them find hope.

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