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City to Begin Removing Dying Trees From Parks

dried-tree On Friday, August 5, the City of Long Beach will begin removing some dead and dying trees in the City’s parks that are increasingly prone to toppling over or limbs falling. The City must remove them to ensure the public’s safety and, consequently, support the growth of healthy trees.

60 New Trees Take Root in Los Cerritos Park With Help From Volunteers, The Port

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. The “I Dig Long Beach” tree-planting project funded by a Port of Long Beach grant is doing more than greening neighborhoods and building community pride – it’s also providing a chance for local businesses to participate.

“Hope Lives Here” Event Raises Breast & Gynecologic Cancer Awareness

Community members, cancer patients, survivors and Long Beach Memorial 
physicians and care team create a giant gynecologic and breast cancer awareness ribbon. Community members, cancer patients, survivors and Long Beach Memorialphysicians and care team create a giant gynecologic and breast cancer awareness ribbon. Dozens of community members, cancer patients, survivors and Long Beach Memorial physicians and care teams, participated in the “Hope Lives Here” ceremony commemorating gynecologic and breast cancer awareness months.

Street Racing May Have Led to Traffic Fatality

Crime Scene Tape On Monday, July 21, 2014, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Ocean Boulevard and Orizaba Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult, and serious injury to a second.

Water Department Increases Grass Removal Rebates

grass-removal-rebates Last Thursday, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners voted to increase the amount of funding that Long Beach residents and businesses are eligible to receive for replacing their grass lawns with drought-tolerant landscapes through the Long Beach Water Department’s Lawn to Garden (L2G) Program.

City Awarded $924,000 Grant For Willow Springs Park Improvements

grant-money The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $924,000 state grant to improve wetlands and increase accessibility at Willow Springs Park by building trails, planting trees and re-establishing native vegetation. The park is located at 2745 Orange Ave.

Public Invited to Tot Lot at Loma Vista Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

loma-vista-park Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Department of Public Works invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Tot Lot at Loma Vista Park, 1173 Loma Vista on Wednesday, March 26, at 1 pm.

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site Offering Garden Docent Training Class

rancho-los-cerritos1 Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site’s gardens and grounds include plants from the 1840s, 1880s and 1930s, as well as recently planted California natives that surround the new visitor center. Share the history and beauty of this historic landscape with visitors as a Garden Docent (tour guide) at Rancho Los Cerritos!

Street Improvement Project On Pine Avenue to Begin

street-repair The City of Long Beach will soon begin work on a major street improvement project on Pine Avenue between Seaside Way and Anaheim Street.

Rancho Los Cerritos Hosts “Old Time Christmas Festival” Sunday

rancho-los-cerritos1 Capture the holiday spirit at Rancho Los Cerritos’ “Old Time Christmas Festival” scheduled for Sunday, December 8 from 1-4 p.m. A great family event, people of all ages will experience 19th century Christmas traditions from the California frontier while learning about history in one of Long Beach’s most historic homes.

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