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Long Beach locals love community and know how to make life interesting. It’s their varied interests, community involvement and sense of fun that make the LB lifestyle so unique.

Youth Invited to Summer Leadership Academy and Mentoring Program

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The Leadership Academy and Mentoring Program (LAMP) invites Long Beach youth between the ages of 14-24 years old to join a fun and leadership-building program. LAMP is a unique mentoring program for teens looking to develop skills in: photography, fashion and graphic design, and music and video production.

“Consider the Match” to Premiere at The Found Theatre

Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching.

Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching. The Found Theatre of Long Beach will host the debut of a new play written, directed and performed by Long Beach artists Maggie Boles and Katie Faris: “Consider the Match.” Through the use of the surreal, absurd and awkward, “Consider the Match” follows two friends who ponder the complexities of today’s human existence through a series of quirky scenarios.

“42 – The True Story of An American Legend” This Weeks 100 Days of Summer Movie

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To keep the momentum going, half way through the summer on July 19, join us for a free screening of “42 – The True Story of an American Legend” (Pg 13) at Blair Field, 4700 Deukmejian Dr in Recreation Park.

Homeland Cultural Center Dance Fest Highlights Diverse Ensembles

Homeland Cultural Dance Fest image via the City of Long Beach.

Homeland Cultural Dance Fest image from the City of Long Beach. The 6th annual Homeland Cultural Center “Dance Fest” will take place on Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at the Center Theater in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E.

Seven-Ten Swap: 4 Years of Community Building Through Sharing

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Have any items laying around that you no longer use but don’t have the heart to throw out? Imagine a community space where you could take them to and know that someone else will accept them and give it a new home. That is the vision behind the monthly Seven-Ten Swap, a free community exchange where people can give items that are clean and in good condition to pass on to others.

Water Department Increases Grass Removal Rebates

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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.

Sex and Mischief at the L.A. Zoo with the Sierra Club

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The Sierra Club will host its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, August 6, 2014. This month, Muriel Horacek will provide a presentation titled “Sex and Mischief at the Los Angeles Zoo”. Muriel has been a docent at the L.A.

MemorialCare Hires Experts to Improve Well-Being of Patients

MemorialCare Health System names Helen Macfie, PharmD, Chief Transformation Officer, and Regina Berman, MA, BSN, Vice President of Population Health

MemorialCare Health System names Helen Macfie, PharmD, Chief Transformation Officer, and Regina Berman, MA, BSN, Vice President of Population Health MemorialCare Health System named two national experts to lead its efforts in improving the health of communities in Southern California.

All-American Soap Box Derby Coming to Long Beach

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The granddaddy of all inertia motor-sports – The All-American Soap Box Derby – makes its formal Long Beach racing debut, August 23/24 alongside the Queen Mary. A special track will be installed adjacent to the ship and is designed to propel young racers.

The Children’s Theatre of Long Beach Hosts “Once Upon a Time,” Musical Theatre Summer Camp

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Limited spaces are still available for the two week, July 28-August 8, summer day camp offered by The Children’s Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB), the newest Long Beach provider of live, theatrical entertainment performed by families for families.

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