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Former Mayor Bob Foster Endorses Eric Gray for 2nd District Council Seat

Eric Gray, candidate for the Long Beach City Council’s 2nd District. Former Mayor Bob Foster Eric Gray, candidate for the Long Beach City Council’s 2nd District, announced that he has received the endorsement of former Mayor Bob Foster.

Health Department Receives National Award

lbcityseal-900x600 The Long Beach Health Department has received a national award for using social media to engage its community partners and staff, and has been selected to present its social media strategies during a national public health convention later this year.

LBTV Wins STAR Awards

star awards The City of Long Beach’s cable channel, LBTV, a division of the Technology Services Department, received eight government programming STAR awards at the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA) eighteenth annual conference last week in Santa Monica.

LBPD Begins New Academy Class and Recruits For The Next

Long Beach Police Department Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department has started its second academy in two years, and is also currently recruiting its next academy. “We are very pleased that Long Beach is experiencing the lowest number of violent crimes in 41 years, and these recruits will help us continue to be a safe and vibrant city,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

Everyone Invited to Join Fizz, Boom, READ! The Long Beach Public Library Summer Reading Club

lb-library-reading-club-201 Explore science through reading this summer, as the Long Beach Public Library announces a wide variety of free, educational, entertaining and fun programs to help the community fill their summer days. Everyone is invited to join the Summer Reading Club online or at any Long Beach Public Library.

City Awarded $924,000 Grant For Willow Springs Park Improvements

grant-money The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $924,000 state grant to improve wetlands and increase accessibility at Willow Springs Park by building trails, planting trees and re-establishing native vegetation. The park is located at 2745 Orange Ave.

East 7th St. Collaboration Places Third at National Conference of Neighborhoods

7th-street-collaboration At the national conference of Neighborhoods USA, Eugene Oregon, the East 7th St. Collaboration was recognized for its innovative efforts receiving Third Prize in the Multi-Neighborhood Awards Category. Representing East 7th St.

Heal the Bay Annual Beach Report Card Grades Long Beach 86% ‘A’ and ‘B’ For Water Quality

beach-water-ocean The City of Long Beach received 86 percent “A” and “B” grades for water quality, a 10 percent improvement over the previous year and a 16 percent improvement over the 5-year average, according to the Heal the Bay 2014 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today.

Pacific Gateway Annual Summer Youth Jobs Program Begins

Hire a Youth The Pacific Gateway’s goal is to place youth in summer  jobs and internships through the Hire-A-Youth program in Long Beach. The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network kicked off its summer Youth Jobs Program. Each year, the program provides hundreds of youth in Long Beach and Signal Hill with valuable work experience, and also provides businesses with eager, job-ready workers.

City Launches New Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications Website to Keep Residents Informed

long beach disaster preparedness Monday the City of Long Beach released a new Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications website for residents to have a quicker and simpler way to get information on how to keep themselves and their family safe at home and at work in the event of a disaster or major emergency.

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