Long Beach News and Events


Julie Rivett Reveals the History Behind The Maltese Falcon


Dashiell Hammett’s personal inspiration for the classic mystery The Maltese Falcon, as well as its central character, Sam Spade, will be revealed by Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie Rivett at an author’s event, Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m.

Human Sex Trafficking Task Force Reports Successes, Reaches Out To Public For Assistance

Police seek help identifying these human trafficking suspects.

Police seek help identifying these human sex trafficking suspects. Human sex trafficking is the second largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs) and reportedly generates profits of nearly $32 billion dollars each year.

Brew Masters, Vintners and Restaurateurs Ready For 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival


On Saturday, October 11 from 5-10 p.m. Downtown Long Beach will roll out the wine barrels, tap kegs of craft beer and fire up some delicious dishes for the 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival, presented by interTrend Communications.

Long Beach Department of Health Invites Residents to 2nd Annual “Fruit and Veggie Party!”


The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) Healthy Active Long Beach Project invites the community to attend the 2nd Annual free “Fruit and Veggie Party!” on Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Martin Luther King, Jr.

Long Beach Transit Seeking to Add 10 Battery-Electric Buses


On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Long Beach Transit released a Request For Proposal (RFP) seeking up to 10 battery-electric buses from a qualified Transit Vehicle Manufacturer (TVM). With the addition of battery-electric buses, over 80 percent of Long Beach Transit’s active revenue fleet will be either hybrid, compressed natural gas or zero-emission battery-electric buses.

Drop Off Unwanted Meds at National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event


The Long Beach Police Department will once again join forces with Long Beach Memorial to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Pharmaceutical Take-Back initiative, along with several other law enforcement agencies around the nation.

Report Shows Seven Consecutive Years of Air Pollution Decline at Port of Long Beach

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Diesel air pollution from ships, trucks, trains and other big machines at the Port of Long Beach has declined by 82 percent since 2005, a comprehensive air quality analysis has found.

Canada’s Saints Face Off With St. Anthony Saints in Sports Showdown


This week, the St. Mary’s High School “Saints” from Calgary, Alberta, Canada are coming to Long Beach to face off with St. Anthony High School’s “Saints” in the tenth rendition of their rivalry, competing in football, volleyball, and soccer.

Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center and The City of Long Beach Team For Educational Forum on Human Trafficking


A full-day educational forum on the growing—and shocking—problem of human trafficking will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, at the Health Enhancement Center on the campus of Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave.

Aisha Chesler Najera, Featured Speaker at Next AAUW Luncheon, to Discuss Efforts to Reduce Number of Unnecessary C-Sections

American Association of University Women

Aisha Chesler Najera, a 5th year doctoral student in applied mathematics at Claremont Graduate University will be the guest speaker at the Long Beach branch of American Association of University Women Luncheon Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Long Beach Yacht Club. 

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