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Survey Shows Reduction of Homeless Population on Long Beach Streets

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Fewer homeless people – especially chronically homeless adults and children in families – are on the street, with more people having access to housing and homeless services in Long Beach. “I am very proud of our citywide efforts to get homeless people the services and support they need,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

Long Beach Symphony to Feature the Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich Saturday April 25

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Long Beach Symphony’s penultimate concert of its 80th season will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd). Guest conductor Lucas Richman, who currently serves as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as well as for the symphony in Bangor, Maine will lead the orchestra in a program of powerful music.

Long Beach Junior Chamber and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Team to Host Entrepreneur Speaker Series

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The Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo to host “Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Millionaire” featuring David Erickson, founder of FreeConferenceCall.com, on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m.

7.9 Percent Unemployment Rate Marks Seven-year Low For Long Beach

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The unemployment rate in Long Beach continues to decline and has reached a seven-year low, dropping to 7.9 percent as of March 2015. The unemployment rate is now at the same level that it was in June 2008, at the onset of the global financial crisis.

Musical Theatre West Adds Additional Performance of Les Misérables to Sold Out Show

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Due to popular demand, Musical Theatre West (MTW) has added an extra performance to it’s sold out run of the exhilarating musical masterpiece, Les Misérables.  This added performance will be Sunday, April 26, 7pm at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. 

Courtyard Marriott Long Beach Downtown and James Republic Host Dinner Bell Series Showcase Benefiting Chefs to End Hunger

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Courtyard Long Beach Downtown’s newly renovated public spaces will be the site of the James Republic Dinner Bell Series Showcase taking place on Wednesday, May 6, bringing the farm indoors.  The event celebrates the second anniversary of James Republic and features the unique catering available at the hotel.

Second Annual Green Prize Festival; An Earth Day Celebration

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The Second Annual Green Prize Festival, in celebration of Earth Day will take place at Cesar Chavez Park (401 Golden Ave.) in Long Beach, CA, on April 25, 2015, from 11:00am-7:00pm. Festival presenters, Green Education, are promising an even bigger event this year.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at El Dorado Nature Center

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On May 9, 2015 from 10am -12 noon, join El Dorado Audubon at the El Dorado Nature Center to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. This year’s theme is Restore Habitat. Bring the family to learn about the precious habitat at the Nature Center, take the migration challenge, learn about hazards to birds and whether you are a friend or foe to them, compete in Jeop-Birdy or indulge your inner avian artist.

Councilwoman Suzie Price to Host Spring into Summer BBQ and Concert

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3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price Councilwoman Suzie Price will host a Spring into Summer BBQ and Concert featuring music by The Dustbowl Revival on Sunday, April 26th at Marine Stadium Park. This is a free event that will include a moon bounce, face painting, and food being provided by the Long Beach Firefighters Association and Naples Rib Company.

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts Annual Earth Day Celebration

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Photo: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet while visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Earth Day Celebration. Families can journey through the Aquarium to celebrate Earth Day by learning more everyday tips to protect our environment.

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