Long Beach graffiti
If a picture can be worth a thousand words, then a real-life encounter can be a priceless novel. That’s the hope for the organizers of the Human Library event to be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Long Beach Main Public Library.
From filling thousands of potholes to achieving comprehensive pension reform, from completing a new fire station to getting more homeless people off the streets and into shelters, the City of Long Beach had a productive year in 2013.
Documentarian Erin Davies and the World-Famous Fagbug
Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) will present “An Evening with Documentarian Erin Davies and the World-Famous Fagbug” on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Beach Auditorium of the campus’ University Student Union.
On Sunday, March 24, the southern terminus of the Long Beach (710) Freeway will be closed below Anaheim Street from 5 am until 1 pm so crews can complete street maintenance during an annual maintenance project.
Signs will inform motorists of detours, as the following ramps will be closed:
Southbound 710 Downtown off-ramps that access 6th Street, Broadway and Golden Avenue exits
Northbound 710 on-ramps from Shoreline Drive, Ocean Boulevard, 3rd Street and 7th Street
Harbor Scenic Drive will not be affected by this closure.
In just two years, the popular Go Long Beach App has processed more than 22,000 service requests from the community, with a 97 percent closure rate.
“The Go Long Beach app is an excellent example of the City’s effective use of new technology,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is sharpening her pencils and checking her shoelaces, because she can’t wait for the next Shaping Up the Fifth walk through El Dorado Park South, August 27th, from 8 to 10 a.m.
“If more people walk, they can take more time to scrutinize each street for cracks and potholes, elevated sidewalks, missing signs, graffiti and other issues that make people feel sad about their neighborhood,” Schipske says.
The Neighborhood Resource Center invites residents to learn about “Neighborhood Problem Solving” on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 425 Atlantic Avenue. The workshop is free.
Photo by Andy Mihail
Councilmember Robert Garcia has invited residents to participate in the City’s first “Digital Clean-Up,” this Saturday, July 16, 2011. Participants will canvas the Downtown neighborhoods using their Smartphones and the GoLongBeach application to report graffiti, potholes, damage to sidewalks, illegally dumped items, and other issues for the City to address.
Friends of Colorado Lagoon (FOCL) is proud to present the 3rd annual Acoustic Tidal Artwalk to be held on Saturday July 16, from noon to 10 p.m. Created and Directed by Some Things Creative, this free event will be a special evening celebrating art, music, Nature, education and the Long Beach community.
The elimination of five management positions and three other administrative positions as part of a government reform initiative will save the City of Long Beach more than $1 million a year in salary and related costs.
The City Council began the government reforms at the start of the fiscal year, Oct.