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Aquarium Names Baby Penguin After ‘Madagascar’s’ Character

Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific One of the four Magellanic Penguin chicks born at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has officially been named Skipper. Skipper was named after one of the main penguin characters from the upcoming DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox animated film Penguins of Madagascar.

Santa’s Breakfast Fundraiser at Parkers’ Lighthouse to Benefit Child Life Program at Miller Children’s Hospital

breakfast-with-santa-parker Abandoning his sleigh for a trip to Parkers’ Lighthouse via a Spirit Cruises Yacht, Old St. Nicholas is due to arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6th for an annual benefit that has become a favorite tradition at Parkers’ Lighthouse over the more than 20 years that the restaurant has been hosting Santa’s Breakfast.

Metro Plans Four Weekend Blue Line Station Closures

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. To continue the $1.2 billion overhaul of the Metro Blue Line, the region’s oldest light rail system, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) plans four weekend closures that will affect travelers to Long Beach.

DLBA Welcomes New Leaders: 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Executive Committee Announced

DLBA - Downtown Long Beach Associates The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced the new Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year today, including Executive Committee and non-voting advisory members. “Looking around the room at our first Board of Directors meeting, I was so impressed by the individuals who have committed to dedicate their time to the DLBA,” shared Hilda Sanchez, Board Chair.

Aquarium Partners with ICT for Presentation of Dr. Keeling’s Curve Starring Mike Farrell

aquarium-keelings-curve The Aquarium of the Pacific in partnership with the International City Theatre will present a performance of the play Dr. Keeling’s Curve by playwright George Shea. This one-man show will be performed by actor Mike Farrell, star of the TV show MASH.

Drop Off Unwanted Meds at National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event

prescription-drugs The Long Beach Police Department will once again join forces with Long Beach Memorial to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Pharmaceutical Take-Back initiative, along with several other law enforcement agencies around the nation.

Beach Babe Bicycling Classic Rolls Again Sunday, July 13

beach-babe-bicycle-classic When southern California’s favorite all-female biking event, the Beach Babe Bicycling Classic once again takes to the streets, women can also take heart! The ride’s organizer, Noble Pursuit, has formed a dream team with the Center for Women’s Cardiac Health & Research, part of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial, to promote awareness of heart disease as the leading health concern for women.

Councilmember Austin Invites Community to July’s Second Sunday

Shy But Flyy, a spoken word performer and musician on stage at June’s Second Sundays. Shy But Flyy, a spoken word performer and musician on stage at June’s Second Sundays. Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin invites the community to join him for July’s Second Sunday event in Virginia Village. Second Sundays will take place from 3 p.m.

Councilman Andrews Announces Sixth District Free Family Summer Events

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews - Photo from Facebook Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook As the summer sun heats up, Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews announces the Sixth District Free Family Summer Events in Long Beach. The events start in July and runs through to September.

St. Anthony High School to Host 5th Annual Saints Run 5K

St. Anthony High School President Gina Maguire, mascot Antonio, and Principal Mike Schabert. St. Anthony High School President Gina Maguire, mascot Antonio, and Principal Mike Schabert. St. Anthony High School announces its largest community event, the 5th Annual Saints Run 5K, on Saturday, March 29th in Shoreline Village.

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