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Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team Hosts 11th-annual Operation Easter Basket


Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) is hosting their 11th-annual Operation Easter Basket. The goal is to collect and distribute 2,000 baskets this year to economically-disadvantaged boys and girls — ages birth to 16.

Public Invited to Participate in The Anaheim Corridor Design Visioning Process


The community is invited to attend a special kick-off event to launch the Anaheim Corridor Design Visioning Process. The free event is on Saturday, March 28, at 11:00 am, at the Homeland Neighborhood Cultural Center’s Manazar Gamboa Community Theatre at MacArthur Park, 1321 E.

Cultural Alliance of Long Beach Hosts Body Positive Event; Celebrates Release of New Novel, Fatizen 24602


To celebrate the release of the novel, Fatizen 24602, by Philip C. Barragan II, men and women of all sizes are invited to take part in this unique event that proclaims: “Fat is not four letter word!” The event features readings by the author, a plus-size fashion show with styles from Curves Make a Woman and Wild Siren, spoken word performed by Matt Sedillo, Derek D.

Event Highlights Ongoing Need for Foster, Adoptive Families


In Los Angeles County, the Department of Children and Family Services receives over 10,000 calls each month about children who may be victims of child abuse and neglect. Just in the month of February, they investigated nearly 12,000 cases.

Mario Gonzalez to Detail Port of Long Beach Green Initiatives at Sierra Club Meeting

Mario Gonzalez Port of Long Beach Manager of Community Relations

Mario Gonzalez Port of Long Beach Manager of Community Relations.   You may already know that the Port of Long Beach is one of the busiest ports in the world. Some 2,000 ships and millions of tons of cargo pass through the port annually.

Residents Invited to Provide Input on Long Beach Boulevard Land Use Plan


The public is invited to provide input on a land use planning effort that will affect Long Beach Boulevard from Anaheim Street to Wardlow Road. A scoping meeting has been scheduled for today, March 25, at 6:00 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park Community Room, 101 E.

Internship Program Builds Creative Economy by Matching Art Students with Local Employers


Having an arts degree can be a tough sell for some employers, but with the launch of the new Creative Long Beach internship program top students are offered paid internship positions throughout the creative economy. Creative Long Beach believes the wealth of talent, skills, and ingenuity in advanced arts students at California State University, Long Beach is a perfect match for developing creative problem solvers and passionate employees throughout our city.

“Beach Streets Uptown” Opens Atlantic Ave for Day of Cycling, Socializing, June 6


On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Atlantic Avenue will be transformed for an Open Street event called “Beach Streets Uptown.” The event will open up Atlantic Avenue for walking, bicycling, and socializing, by temporarily closing the street to vehicle traffic from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Mike Jensen, 2011 Long Beach Plane Crash Survivor, to speak at YMCA Good Friday Breakfast

Mike Jensen, 2011 Long Beach Plane Crash Survivor, to speak at YMCA Good Friday Breakfast.

Mike Jensen, 2011 Long Beach Plane Crash Survivor, to speak at YMCA Good Friday Breakfast. On Friday, April 3rd the YMCA of Greater Long Beach will host the 47th annual Good Friday Breakfast at the Long Beach Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom from 7:15-9:00am.

Long Beach Latinos In Action to Host Women’s Wellness Conference at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center


Long Beach Latinos in Action will hold a women’s wellness conference for the second consecutive year at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Conferencia Para la Mujer Latina will take place in the Health Enhancement Center and feature speakers on topics ranging from mental health to civil rights to the arts.

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