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DLBA Hires Outreach Specialist to Connect Homeless With Local Services

Citywide Count of Homeless The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is continuing to address the Downtown homeless issue by implementing an Outreach Specialist to its Safety Guide contract, announced Kraig Kojian, DLBA President and CEO. Jose Martinez, an employee of Block-By-Block, the contract provider for the Safety Guide program, began serving as the Outreach Specialist on July 16, with his primary role designated to establish relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.

Placemaking Grants Encourage Aesthetic Improvements to Public Spaces

Past Placemaking Grants have brought bling to unexpected places, like these gold fire hydrants on Long Beach Blvd. Photo from the DLBA. Past Placemaking Grants have brought bling to unexpected places, like these gold fire hydrants on Long Beach Blvd. Photo from the DLBA. Innovative community leaders will have a new resource to improve their neighborhoods thanks to a new grant program from the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA).

DLBA Launches Community Watch Starter Kit

dlba-community-watch-starte To help promote public safety and community engagement, Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) President and CEO Kraig Kojian announced Friday, the implementation of a Community Watch Group (CWG) Starter Kit, which is designed to prevent crime through community awareness and open communication between residents, businesses and the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

DLBA Launches Program to Provide Grants for Downtown Events

dlba The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) launches a sponsorship program designed to provide financial support for Downtown events, announced DLBA President and CEO Kraig Kojian Tuesday. In addition to the 10-plus events that the DLBA produces each year, the DLBA’s Marketing and Special Events Task Force (MSETF) recognizes the importance of supporting other events that contribute to a lively and exciting Downtown.

New Members Named to St. Mary Medical Center Foundation and Hospital Board of Trustees

St. Mary Medical Center Announces New Foundation and Hospital Board of Trustees St. Mary Medical Center Newly-Elected Foundation and Hospital Board Members: Front (l-r): Drew Gagner, St. Mary Foundation President; Robin Perry; Dr. Minnie Douglas; Gina Smith. Back (l-r): Dr. Marie-Laure Hinton, Jason Traut, Terry Geiling.

DLBA Brings Live Music Series to Promenade Square Park

dlba-sq The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host Out to Lunch, a free series of mini-concerts at Promenade Square Park, every Friday during the month of September. Residents, visitors and employees are invited to purchase ‘Lunch To-Go’ meals from Downtown restaurants while they listen to festive music from local bands.

The Battle Is On For Summer And Music’s (SAM) Third Annual Battle of the Tribute Bands

battle-tribute-band-sq On Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., five of Southern California’s most respected tribute bands will perform in head–to–head competition for $3,500 in cash prizes and tribute fame at Summer And Music’s (SAM) third annual Battle of the Tribute Bands.

Caltrans Grants $900,000 to Repair City’s Worst Intersection

beware of scams Project paves way for “Armory Park,” for which City will seek $1.82 million State grant Councilmember Robert Garcia announced Tuesday that a $900,000 grant from Caltrans will fund major traffic repairs and mitigation measures at the City’s most dangerous intersection, removing the biggest obstacle to the long-envisioned creation of a park at that location.

DLBA wins Pinnacle Award for Bicycle Initiative

dlba-pinnacle-award Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), the non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the popular Business Improvement Districts, was honored with a Pinnacle Downtown Achievement Award from the International Downtown Association (IDA), the association’s highest honor, at its 55th Annual conference in Milwaukee, WI, September 11-15.

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