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Street Racing May Have Led to Traffic Fatality

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On Monday, July 21, 2014, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Ocean Boulevard and Orizaba Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult, and serious injury to a second.

No Exit Opens at the Long Beach Playhouse

Genevieve Simon, Anthony B. Cohen and Natalie Beisner Photo by Mike Hardy

Genevieve Simon, Anthony B. Cohen and Natalie Beisner Photo by Mike Hardy Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential masterpiece No Exit opens at the Long Beach Playhouse on July 28. The play centers on three characters: two women and one man who are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell.

Port Opens to Photographers for Series of Workshops

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The Port of Long Beach is partnering with the Arts Council for Long Beach for Port of Long Beach Photo, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and pro photographers alike. The free program will be held in August and end in October, in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month, which is an annual celebration of local arts and culture.

Youth Invited to Summer Leadership Academy and Mentoring Program

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The Leadership Academy and Mentoring Program (LAMP) invites Long Beach youth between the ages of 14-24 years old to join a fun and leadership-building program. LAMP is a unique mentoring program for teens looking to develop skills in: photography, fashion and graphic design, and music and video production.

“Consider the Match” to Premiere at The Found Theatre

Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching.

Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching. The Found Theatre of Long Beach will host the debut of a new play written, directed and performed by Long Beach artists Maggie Boles and Katie Faris: “Consider the Match.” Through the use of the surreal, absurd and awkward, “Consider the Match” follows two friends who ponder the complexities of today’s human existence through a series of quirky scenarios.

Dee Andrews Takes Students to Simulation Lab for “Hands-on” Medical Training

Susan Crockett, R.N., director, clinical workforce development, Long Beach Memorial, Nick Schultz, executive director, Pacific Gateway, Councilman Dee Andrews and students from the Youth Development Program at Pacific Gateway tour the Simulation Lab at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s used to prepare future medical staff.

Susan Crockett, R.N., director, clinical workforce development, Long Beach Memorial, Nick Schultz, executive director, Pacific Gateway, Councilman Dee Andrews and students from the Youth Development Program at Pacific Gateway tour the Simulation Lab at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s used to prepare future medical staff.

Police Search For Suspect and Vehicle Involved in Murder

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On Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 2100 block of Earl Avenue regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they located the victim, identified as 25-year-old Alexander Johnson III of Long Beach, who had been struck in the upper body by gunfire.

City Advises Residents to Beware of Utility Service Scam

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The City of Long Beach is warning residents and businesses not to fall victim to a scam involving a telephoned threat of utility service termination unless a payment is made immediately. Utilities always contact customers in writing about payments or service changes.

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Visitors to Experience Two New Mazes This Year

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The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will once again rise from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare October 2 through November 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board the infamous ship.

“42 – The True Story of An American Legend” This Weeks 100 Days of Summer Movie

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To keep the momentum going, half way through the summer on July 19, join us for a free screening of “42 – The True Story of an American Legend” (Pg 13) at Blair Field, 4700 Deukmejian Dr in Recreation Park.

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