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Eric Gray Picks up Endorsement From UA Plumber’s Local 78 in Bid For 2nd District Council Seat

Eric Gray, candidate for the Long Beach City Council’s 2nd District.

Eric Gray, candidate for the Long Beach City Council’s 2nd District. Eric Gray, candidate for the Long Beach City Council’s 2nd District, today announced the endorsement of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting, and Sprinkler Fitting Industry (UA), Local 78.

New Playground and Fitness Zone to Open at Bixby Park Saturday


A new playground and fitness loop at Bixby Park will open to the public at a dedication ceremony on Saturday, September 5, at 9:00 am. The event will begin near the new “Camp Bixby” play equipment at Second Street and Junipero Avenue.

Candidate Eric Gray Remarks on Lowenthal’s Decision Not to Campaign for Council

Eric Gray

Eric Gray, candidate for Long Beach City Council Following Long Beach City Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal’s announcement that she would not seek re-election for the 2nd District as a write-in candidate next year, Eric Gray, candidate for Long Beach City Council in the 2nd District, made the following statement.

Renovations to Begin at Bixby Park


The first phase of planned renovations at Bixby Park is scheduled to begin on July 6, 2015 with the construction of a new playground featuring a 2- to 5-year-old play structure and a 5- to 12-year-old play structure with climbing components and slides, sand play areas, eight swings, a cable climber, two universal access slides, and an additional shaded seating area.

Vice Mayor Lowenthal Hosts Donation & Recycle Day


Looking for a great gift for Dad this weekend? How about some space in the garage? Missed your chance this Spring to clean out your closets, garage and office files?  You have another opportunity during Donation & Recycle Day on Saturday, June 20. 

Turn in E-waste, Shredding, Appliances at Donation & Recycling Day


Residents who missed their chance during the Spring to clean out their closets, garage and office files will have another opportunity during Donation & Recycle Day on Saturday, June 20 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) at Big Saver Foods on East 7th Street.

Could an Activated Corner Be the Catalyst for Revitalization on Pine?


Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Councilmember Lena Gonzalez see great potential in a critical but almost forgotten corner in Downtown Long Beach. Both representatives in the Downtown wish to see the southeast portion of Pine Avenue and Ocean Boulevard come alive with pop-up retail, tourist wayfinding, historical, art or other type of activity similar to what is being done in New York, San Francisco and San Diego.

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Invites Residents to the State of the Second District

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal District 2 residents and businesses are invited to join Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal at the State of the Second District event on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. This year the event is being held at the beautifully restored Loft on Pine.

Bixby Park adds Saturday Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal announced yesterday that Local Harvest is adding Saturdays to their already successful Tuesday night farmers market at Bixby Park. The Bixby Park Farmers Market will operate from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every Saturday, starting on the first day of spring – March 21.

Former Immanuel Church to Become New Affordable Senior Housing


On Friday, the adaptive reuse process began for rehabilitating the former Immanuel Church, 3215 E. 3rd St., into a new affordable senior housing development. Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), Thomas Safran & Associates, and Clifford Beers Housing, Inc.

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