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April First Fridays Brings Long Beach County Fair Back to Bixby Knolls

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It’s that time of year again! First Fridays and Long Beach Fresh are working together to bring you the “2nd Annual Long Beach County Fair” on April 3! All of our seeders, feeders, eaters, and creators will be on site to provide the community with all the best Long Beach has to offer.

“Beach Streets Uptown” Opens Atlantic Ave for Day of Cycling, Socializing, June 6

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On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Atlantic Avenue will be transformed for an Open Street event called “Beach Streets Uptown.” The event will open up Atlantic Avenue for walking, bicycling, and socializing, by temporarily closing the street to vehicle traffic from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Councilmember Austin invites Residents to “Celebrate the Eighth!”

Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin - Photo from Facebook

Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin – Photo from Facebook Councilmember Al Austin invites the public to participate in celebrating the Eighth District on Thursday, March 26, 2015. At “Celebrate the Eighth!” the councilmember will highlight some of the projects and accomplishments of the last year.

Volunteers to Revitalize Urban Garden During National Day of Service

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Photo from the Growing Experience Facebook page. On Monday, January 19, several Long Beach community and city organizations are joining together for a community service project at a North Long Beach urban farm to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off” in honor of the MLK National Day of Service.

Councilmember Al Austin Invites Community to Meet The New Police Chief

8th District Councilmember Al Austin

8th District Councilmember Al Austin Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin invites the community to come out and meet new Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Calvary Chapel of North Long Beach.

Eighth District Businesses Collecting Toys for Local Families

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Councilmember Al Austin is partnering with more than 20 local businesses in the Eighth District to collect toys for local families during the holiday season. “I am very pleased to be partnering with local businesses for our third annual holiday toy drive,” Councilmember Austin said.

Community Groups and Organizations To Begin Night Walks In North Long Beach

North Long Beach Community Assembly

North Long Beach churches, businesses, community groups and neighbors will join the Long Beach Ministers Alliance Tuesday night for weekly Night Walks in an effort to curb crime in neighborhoods and build community strength.

Councilmember Austin Hosts Community Meeting on Vision For Market Street Corridor

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Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin and the Long Beach Office of Sustainability will host a community meeting featuring experts from non-profit Global Green USA to discuss a future vision for the Market Street corridor and surrounding community.

North Neighborhood Library Groundbreaking Ceremony Set For Saturday, October 25

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Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmembers Rex Richardson and Al Austin and the Department of Library Services invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new North Neighborhood Library, at 10 am on Saturday, October 25, at 5870 Atlantic Ave., in Long Beach.

More Than 1,000 Kids to Receive Backpacks and School Supplies, Saturday

National Make A Difference Day

Councilmember Al Austin and the Andy Street Community Association are joining together to help more than 1,000 kids get ready for the start of school. On Saturday, schoolchildren are scheduled to receive backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as free haircuts, health screenings and free food at the “Back to School Summer Blast.” During the event, there will also be an opportunity for community members to provide input on what they would like Phase II of Davenport Park to look like.

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