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Fifteenth Annual African-American Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific February 25 and 26


Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s fifteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, from 9:00 a.m.


Public Invited to Community Events Designed to Further Activate Harvey Milk Park


The community is invited to attend a series of events designed to further activate Harvey Milk Park and Equality Plaza (Harvey Milk Park) throughout February and March. The series will include coffee gatherings, live music, educational sessions, and a re-creation of a Long Beach Debate Club called Spit ‘n’ Argue.


Arts Council for Long Beach Announces 2016–2017 Grant Recipients


Image credit: Dave Van Patten, The Sheep and the Goats (top left); Angela Willcocks, Boy (top right); Anna Bae, Charcoaled, (bottom left); Norma Haas Rose, Watts Towers (bottom right). The Arts Council for Long Beach is proud to announce the 26 artists and arts organizations funded through its annual grant programs for 2016–2017.


CSULB Leaders to Speak at Two Local Churches for CSU’s Super Sunday


California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) President Jane Close Conoley and Vice President for Student Affairs Carmen Taylor will participate in the 12th Annual CSU Super Sunday <http://www.calstate.edu/supersunday/> on Feb.


Neil Simon’s Rumors Opens at Long Beach Playhouse February 25


In a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe farce attack. Despite being his tenth wedding anniversary party, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight.


Mayor Garcia and Others Rally in Support of Measure H Today


Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia joins together with U.S. Vets and local community leaders to rally today Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30am, in support of Measure H, the critical March 7 vote to tackle the growing homelessness challenges in L.A.


City Advises Residents to Prepare For Powerful Storm


A powerful storm system is expected to bring several inches of rain and high winds, beginning Friday morning through Saturday morning.


Go Beach! Beach Streets Heads to East Long Beach and CSULB


East Long Beach will bustle with activity on Saturday, April 29, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, for the City’s fourth Beach Streets Open Street event, from Atherton Street up to Spring Street, and will feature thousands of people walking, bicycling and socializing on car-free streets.


Sean Gamette Named Managing Director of Engineering Services By Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners


  Sean Gamette – Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday named Port of Long Beach senior executive Sean Gamette as the Managing Director of Engineering Services.


City Offers Incentives For Preservation of Historic Properties


The City of Long Beach is now accepting applications for the third year of its reinstated Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act), an economic incentive program for historic properties. The public is invited to attend two important events to learn about how to qualify and apply for tax benefits, while also preserving the City’s designated landmarks.

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