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“Beach Streets” Gets Residents Rolling, Walking, Moving Uptown


Two large community festivals, concerts, skate and BMX expos, art exhibits, petting zoos and bands playing on restaurant patios are just some of the entertainment and activities planned for the “Beach Streets Uptown” Open Street event on Saturday, June 6.

New Drought Tolerant Landscape Installed at Fire Department Station 19


Long Beach Fire Department Station 19 prior to transformation. Amid the State Water Resources Control Board’s final action on emergency regulations designating an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use, and as Governor Brown calls for large fines on water wasters and for increased enforcement powers afforded to local jurisdictions, the City of Long Beach is leading by example through lawn removal and drought-tolerant landscape installations at locations synonymous with high water usage including fire stations.

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


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


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


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


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


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.

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