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City Launches Healthy Go Uptown App at Beach Streets This Weekend

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At Beach Streets Uptown this Saturday, June 6, the City of Long Beach will launch a new mobile app, Go Uptown, to help people explore all the concerts, festivals, restaurant specials, Zumba classes, art activities, and more during the inaugural Open Street event.

This Weekends Beach Streets Fun Begins at First Fridays

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Join us for a weekend celebration of all things non-motorized starting with First Fridays Beach Streets Kick-Off on June 5! Ride, walk, skate, or unicycle to Atlantic Avenue for a night of art, music, and community. And don’t forget to come back the following day, June 6, for more pedestrian friendly activities at Beach Streets!

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

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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

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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

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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!”

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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

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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.

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