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Construction Begins on New Beach Pedestrian Path

beach-ped-path The City of Long Beach will begin work this week on constructing a new, separate beach pedestrian path. The existing bike path, which has been shared by pedestrians, strollers, bicyclists, and inline skaters, will become dedicated entirely to bicyclists and inline skaters.

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor the Fastest Growing Haunt in Southern California

qm-dark-harbor-graceful-ga On Thursday, October 2, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unleashed a spectacle of new haunted spirits, mazes and attractions that landed the annual festival on the Travel Channel’s list of the top ten haunts in the world. Nightly Dark Harbor attracts thousands of brave thrill seekers and continues to experience record-breaking attendance growth annually making it the fastest growing haunt in Southern California.

Mayor and Harbor Commissioners Travel to Asia on Trade Mission

port-of-long-beach Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Harbor Commissioners and senior Harbor Department staff are traveling to several Asian countries, meeting with the Port of Long Beach’s key customers to retain and bring more business to Long Beach.

Long Beach Health Department Well-Prepared to Respond to Ebola Occurrence If Needed

ebola Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that there is a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) in Texas. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) would like to reassure the residents of Long Beach that there are no suspected cases of Ebola here in our City.

Long Beach Transit Seeking to Add 10 Battery-Electric Buses

lb-transit-bus On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Long Beach Transit released a Request For Proposal (RFP) seeking up to 10 battery-electric buses from a qualified Transit Vehicle Manufacturer (TVM). With the addition of battery-electric buses, over 80 percent of Long Beach Transit’s active revenue fleet will be either hybrid, compressed natural gas or zero-emission battery-electric buses.

Residents Invited to WalkForth Event and Help Make Long Beach More Pedestrian-Friendly

walking-sidewalk The public is invited to WalkForth, an interactive event that will exhibit proposed improvement concepts that could be incorporated at Metro stations around the City.  The demonstration will include mid-block crossings, curb extensions, landscaped medians, green alleys and more for community input on Friday, September 19, at 11:00 am, on Fourth Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Patients Enjoy Special Scuba Diving Opportunity

Miller Children’s pediatric rehabilitation patient, Noah, takes a deep breath from a respirator, above water, to get the hang of how to breathe with the device before taking a plunge. Miller Children’s pediatric rehabilitation patient, Noah, takes a deep breath from a respirator, above water, to get the hang of how to breathe with the device before taking a plunge. On Saturday, Aug. 16, past and present pediatric rehabilitation patients from Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach were invited to the hospital’s indoor rehabilitation pool for a special scuba diving event.

Scholarships Available For 2014 Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory at Long Beach Playhouse

lb-playhouse-summer Long Beach Playhouse continues its commitment to the next generation of theatre artists at the 2014 Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory from July 14 through August 3. This year, thanks to the Miller Foundation, the Playhouse will offer over 50% of the enrollment full scholarships.

Port Seeks to Attract Additional Cargo And Reduce Pollution Through Incentives

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners last week gave preliminary approval to two incentives that officials expect will bring additional cargo to the Port while also encouraging the use of air pollution-reducing shore power and on-dock rail.

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.

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