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The Queen Mary welcomes back the celebration of true Scottish heritage with the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV February 18-19. The festival will kick off with the Burns Supper on February 17 followed by a full weekend of rich Scottish culture highlighted through authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine all in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.
Students from the Long Beach Job Corps Center participated in two activities for a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and as part of the national Job Corps student-led anti-violence initiative, Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace.
Long Beach Yellow Cab has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peace Maker Award for their exemplary community service. This award is part of the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration run by Councilmember Dee Andrews’ office.
Hughes Middle School Environmental Sciences Class and Realtor Andrea Testa Host Free Shred & E-Waste Event
Taken at Hughes Middle School during last year’s event, 1-23-16. Photo taken by Andrea Testa. Hughes Middle School Environmental Sciences Class and Andrea Testa, neighborhood Keller Williams Realtor, will host a FREE Community Event on Saturday, January 28th from 9am to 1pm at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807.
Long Beach City Hall will be closed today, Monday, January 16. Street Sweeping and enforcement of street sweeping violations will not occur today. Street sweeping will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 17.
Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, January 14, 2017, for the East Village Walking tour. Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.
Global Girls Leading Our World (Global G.L.O.W.), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young girls through mentoring and transformational literacy and art, will begin an after school program for girls, grades 5 through 12 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, located at 5870 Atlantic Ave.
Monday, the City of Long Beach launched DataLB, the City’s new Open Data Portal. This new portal is designed to implement modern Citywide practices for sharing data with the public, staff, and policy makers as outlined in the Open Data Policy, adopted by the City Council on December 20, 2016.
Community volunteers are encouraged to participate in the count of persons experiencing homelessness in Long Beach on the morning of Thursday, January 26, 2017. The 8th biennial Homeless Count, required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), defines the scope of homelessness, both in the community and across the nation, and helps to determine existing resources, identify gaps, and highlight progress toward ending homelessness.
The City of Long Beach is launching an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Giveaway Program as part of the new expedited permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations. Beginning January 9, 2017, the City will be distributing 270 EV chargers free of cost to eligible Long Beach residents who own or lease an electric vehicle.