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Councilmember Pearce Proposes Streamlining Conditional Use Permit Process


Last night, Councilmember Jeannine Pearce put forward a proposal to streamline the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process, making it more accessible for neighborhoods and affordable for businesses. The agenda item, which was co-sponsored by Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Councilman Al Austin, and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, was passed unanimously by the Long Beach City Council.


Long Beach to Rename VA hospital After SoCal War Hero Tibor Rubin


Holocaust survivor and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin. President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation introduced by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California, as the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center in honor of Holocaust survivor and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin.


Merry Mid-Century: A Found Theatre Tribute To 1950S TV Christmas Specials


Feeling stressed out over the holidays? Having anxiety over the color of the Starbucks seasonal cup? Can’t decide whether to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays?” Relax…we’re here to make America merry again with one of those warm and schmaltzy 1950s TV Christmas specials, featuring the shining stars of the day.


Public Invited to Vote for New Furniture and Technology for Harvey Milk Park


As a part of its broader economic development efforts, the City of Long Beach is transforming Harvey Milk Promenade Park and Equality Plaza (Harvey Milk Park) into an outdoor, public collaborative space that encourages creativity and interaction.


Elements, CSULB’s Acrobatic Physical Theatre Performance, Ends Nov 19


Elements, written and directed by Ezra LeBank and Rebecca Nakano. Production Photos by Keith Ian Polakoff California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Theatre Arts Department presents the world premiere of Elements, written and directed by Ezra LeBank and Rebecca Nakano.


Free Shuttle Bus Service for the Alamitos Bay Marina Starts Nov. 11


Alamitos Bay shuttle service will be available Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight. The City of Long Beach is pleased to announce free shuttle bus service for the Alamitos Bay Marina, starting Friday evening, November 11, 2016.


Ann Marie Gabel to Take Over as Acting Superintendent-President at LBCC


Ann Marie Gabel will take over as acting Superintendent-President at Long Beach City College. Ann-Marie Gabel, Long Beach City College’s Vice President of Administrative Services, will become acting Superintendent-President while a search for a permanent successor to Eloy Ortiz Oakley is underway, the Board of Trustees has decided.


Community Folds 10,000 Origami Cranes for MemorialCare’s Cranes of Hope


The Long Beach Public Library hosted a Recycled Reads Workshop where they created paper cranes out of recycled book pages. They donated more than 100 cranes to help support the Cranes of Hope Project at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial.


Los Altos United Methodist Church Plans Annual Craft Fair Nov 5


Join the Los Altos United Methodist Church for their annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. There are lots of vendors, ranging from crafty and homemade, to well-known suppliers. Previous years have included Pampered Chef, Scensty, PartyLite, Jamberry, Cookie Lee and Origami Owl. 


Songwriter Tom Kimmel Offering Workshop in Long Beach, Music at the Point


Singer, songwriter, entertainer, poet and teacher, Tom Kimmel will lead a workshop this weekend in November. The Grace First Concert Series is proud to welcome Tom Kimmel to the Grace First Sanctuary on Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m., and again in a songwriting workshop on Sunday, November 13 from 1-4 p.m.

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