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Admission to City Pools Reduced For Swimmers Under 17

swim-pool It’s now even easier for Long Beach youth under the age of 17 to enjoy community swimming pools, because the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission have reduced the youth admission fee to $1 per visit.

Long Beach Enters Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage, First in City’s History

water use down in long beach The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners declared a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage Thursday that will put into effect a two-day per week landscape watering schedule on Mondays and Thursdays until the end of March 2015. Three-day per week landscape watering will resume in the summer months from April 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2015.

Closing Ceremony for Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool This Sunday, Oct. 26

belmont-plaza-pool Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Suzie Price, the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine, and the Tidelands Capital Improvement Division invite the public to the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool “Closing Ceremony” on Sunday, Oct.

Long Beach First Responders Complete Catalina Swim Challenge to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center patient, Sydney Waldrop, 9, greets Long Beach lifeguard, Tyler Anderson, as he comes to shore after completing the 2nd Annual Catalina Swim Challenge. Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center patient, Sydney Waldrop, 9, greets Long Beach lifeguard, Tyler Anderson, as he comes to shore after completing the 2nd Annual Catalina Swim Challenge. To close Childhood Cancer Awareness Month the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) partnered with Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach for the 2nd Annual Catalina Swim Challenge, an open water, overnight, swim relay benefiting pediatric cancer research programs at Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s.

Long Beach Residents Continue to Suffer Effects of West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Mosquitoes The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services reminds residents that West Nile Virus continues to be a problem in Southern California. As of Monday, September 15, 2014, there have been 17 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Long Beach, including one death.

Grand Opening of Ramona Park Apartments Celebrated

ramonaseniors The City of Long Beach today celebrated the grand opening of Ramona Park Apartments, a two-story, 61-unit rental complex that will provide affordable, quality housing for low- and very low-income seniors. Together with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), Palm Communities, and Western Community Housing, the City is proud to open the doors to this warm and contemporary senior living community.

First Death in Long Beach This Year Associated to West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Mosquitoes Dr. Mitchell Kushner, City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. Dr. Mitchell Kushner, Public Health Officer for the City of Long Beach, today announced the first death this year due to complications associated with West Nile Virus (WNV).

Officials Prepare For Storm Surge in Peninsula and Naples Areas This Weekend

waves-beach A storm surge event with higher than normal water levels is expected to impact the Peninsula and Naples areas of Long Beach this weekend. The storm surge is being caused by Hurricane Norbert in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and is expected to impact southeast Long Beach from Friday afternoon through Monday morning.

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Mosquitoes City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year in Long Beach has been confirmed. The 61-year-old East Long Beach resident has no known underlying health issues and is currently recovering well.

Holiday Schedule For City Facilities and Services

lbcityseal-900x600 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Friday, July 4, 2014. City Hall re-opens on Monday, July 7. CLOSED Animal Care Services and spcaLA Career Transition Center Center for Working Families City Hall Citizen Police Complaint Commission Code Enforcement services Fire Headquarters, Support Services (ECOC), Fire Prevention, & Operations, including Marine Safety Administration Gas Services (Emergencies: 570-2140) Health Department and Health facilities Libraries Marina offices Neighborhood Resource Center Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Center Park offices, swimming pools, Rancho Los Cerritos, El Dorado Nature Center, & community park facilities Police administration Street sweeping Water Department (Emergencies: 570-2390) OPEN Fire Stations and Lifeguard Stations Main Police Station Front Desk Refuse and recycling collection ADDITIONAL INFORMATION There will be no scheduled Street Sweeping on July 4.

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