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Health Officials Encourage Residents to Get Flu Shot

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The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. Health officials are reminding Long Beach residents that it’s not too early to get a flu shot now, because outbreaks can occur as early as October.

Community Invited to Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration


The community is invited to join the City of Long Beach and the Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) in a celebration recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The celebration will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, including a 30-minute program beginning at 1:30 pm.

Mayor Garcia Announces Beginning of Economic Development Blueprint

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook In response to a request by Mayor Robert Garcia, the Long Beach Economic Development Commission will create an Economic Development Blueprint to support the creation of businesses, well-paying jobs, and increased economic activity.

City of Long Beach Receives Perfect Score in Municipal Equality Index


For five years in a row, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) inclusion in municipal law and policy. Long Beach was one of only 60 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI).

Long Beach Joins White House Data Driven Justice Initiative


The City of Long Beach has joined the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative (DDJ), joining more than 100 cities seeking to disrupt the cycle of incarceration.

Rancho Los Alamitos Presents Children’s Fall Harvest Festival


Back by popular demand! The public is invited to enjoy a day of Music, Magic and Muse at the Children’s Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. One of Rancho Los Alamitos’ signature family-oriented programs, the Children’s Fall Harvest festival is a fun-filled event for families with children (toddlers to twelve years of age).

Miller Children’s Partners with Belmont Shore Business Association For iWalk & Shop 4 Kids


Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is partnering with the Belmont Shore Business Association (BSBA) for iWalk & Shop 4 Kids. iWalk & Shop 4 Kids is a new take on the annual iWalk…4 Kids 5K fundraising event benefiting Miller Children’s.

Volunteers Needed For Annual Bike Count

Biking downtown at Rainbow Harbor

Photo by Barbara Holbrook, The City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to help conduct its Ninth Annual Bike Count this month. Participants can choose a time and location that are convenient for them.

Residents Reminded Seasonal Changes to Long Beach Watering Schedule Begin This Week


As fall begins, so does the seasonal Long Beach watering schedule. Residents and businesses are now only allowed to water landscapes on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 9am or after 4pm. The seasonal change in watering days accounts for the cooler temperatures ahead, which means grass and plants need less water.

Eco-minded Students Expand Reach During California Coastal Cleanup Day


On Saturday, September 17, 2016, St. Anthony High School (SAHS) students took part in the California Coastal Cleanup Day, extending the school’s environmental focus into the community. The group of 18 students was comprised of members of SAHS’s AP Environmental Science Class, Environmental Awareness Club and Key Club.

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