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Artists For Cambodia Town Mural Project Announced by Arts Council for Long Beach

cambodia-town-mural-project In October, the Arts Council for Long Beach launched the Cambodia Town Mural Project, an initiative that will install eight public art murals along Anaheim Street between Long Beach Blvd. and Junipero Ave. This project is in partnership with Cambodia Town Inc., United Cambodian Community (UCC), Homeland Cultural Center (HCC), the offices of councilmembers Daryl Supernaw (4th District), Dee Andrews (6th District) and Midtown Business Improvement District.

Renovations Underway For City’s First Mini-Park

miracle-on-4th-park The City’s first mini-park, Miracle on 4th Street Park, located at 1518 E. 4th St, is getting a much-needed renovation. “These improvements at Miracle on 4th Street Park will benefit children, families and the entire community,” Mayor Robert Garcia said.

Westerly Students Travel to Nicaragua and Make Global Impact

From left to right Gregory Navarro Pickens, Logan Senn, Tiffany Holguin, Duane Smith, Eryn King, Abbie Cherin, Senecca Salameh, David Perram, Andrew Kadrlik-Petrarca, Makhi Garvey, and Rowan Cullen. From left to right Gregory Navarro Pickens, Logan Senn, Tiffany Holguin, Duane Smith, Eryn King, Abbie Cherin, Senecca Salameh, David Perram, Andrew Kadrlik-Petrarca, Makhi Garvey, and Rowan Cullen. Last week, Westerly’s eighth grade class accomplished a project that went beyond local service and aimed to create an impact on a global scale.

Immigration, Community Groups Form Coalition to Organize Workers

campaign-end-wage-theft 150 people gathered at First Congregational Church on Saturday, May 10 to launch a city-wide campaign to organize low-wage workers and their families, community leaders, youth and students, and faith leaders to respond to the growing problem of wage theft in Long Beach.

First Fridays Celebrates 7th Anniversary with “Day of the Dead”

first-fridays-lg First Fridays celebrates its 7th Anniversary with “Day of the Dead” in Bixby Knolls. Businesses will participate in an altar contest and will host themed face painting, music, sugar skull coloring, and tasty treats in honor of the holiday.

Bixby Knolls Revisits The ’60’s For August First Fridays

first-fridays-performance Stop, children, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down…IN BIXBY KNOLLS. For our August First Fridays, we’re turning back the clock to the Summer of Love. Come feel the vibe of 1967 as Flower Power rules the night.

Wilmore 9 Teams With Music Saves Lives to host Annual Film, Music, and Art Festival

wilmore9-festival On August 3-4, 2013 Wilmore 9 will host its first annual Film, Music, and Art Festival in partnership with Music Saves Lives. The festival will begin at noon and end at 10 pm on both August 3, 2013 and August 4, 2013 in Downtown Long Beach at East Pine Avenue between 6th and 8th Street.

Revitalization of Long Beach Boulevard Corridor to be Celebrated at Second Sundays June 9

8th district A community celebration is taking place on Sunday, June 9th on Long Beach Boulevard in North Long Beach, with live music, cultural dances, kids’ activities and a mural dedication. All of this is part of the new Second Sundays in the Village, a free community event organized in partnership between Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin and the Virginia Village Business Association, to celebrate the revitalized Long Beach Boulevard corridor and develop a stronger partnership between the neighborhoods and the local businesses.

LGB Uncovers Historic Mosaics from 1941 Under the Carpet

Most Affordable Airport in United States If you plan to visit or travel through Long Beach Airport (LGB), be sure to look for the treasure at your feet. Recently, LGB’s maintenance team was renovating the historic terminal when they lifted the carpet to reveal mosaics by Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist, Grace Clements.

Poetry Contest Celebrates Southern California Urban Ocean in Words

The deadline for submitting poetry for the Urban Ocean Festival contest is April 6. The Aquarium of the Pacific is now accepting entries for its second annual Urban Ocean Poetry Contest, which is held in conjunction with the Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival.

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