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Nestled along the coast in the southeast corner of Long Beach, Belmont Shore is a charming beachside community home to more than 250 businesses. Second Street and the fifteen intersecting side streets make up the business district of Belmont Shore.

The business corridor lines the center of this seaside community, affectionately referred to by locals as “the Shore.” The neighborhood features beautiful Spanish style homes from the 1920’s and 30’s as well as charming beach bungalows.

Luther Burbank Savings Open LB Branch in Belmont Shore

Artist's rendering of new Luther Savings Bank location in Belmont Shore.

Artist’s rendering of new Luther Burbank Savings location in Belmont Shore. Luther Burbank Savings has opened a branch in Long Beach, Calif. at 5348 2nd Street. “As a private savings institution which has been profitable for the last 126 consecutive quarters, Luther Burbank Savings is very judicious in its selection of markets,” notes John Biggs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Luther Burbank Savings.

Great American 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade to Ride Through Belmont Shore

Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade

More than 500 kids are expected to participate in the 12th Annual Great American 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade this weekend. The parade is all about “Red, White and Youth” says organizer Justin Rudd. Each year kids and their parents take a Fourth of July ride decked-out patriotic-themed bikes, wearing red, white & blue outfits and waving flags, in hopes of taking home top-10 prize money of $10.

Mayor Garcia and Others Invite Public to Dedication of New Art at Rosie’s Dog Beach

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Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilwoman Suzie Price, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, invite the public to a Dedication Ceremony for new public art at Rosie’s Dog Beach on Wednesday June 10, at 5:30 pm.

More Than 50 Large Vehicles on Display At Free, Inaugural “Long Beach Touch-A-Truck” Event

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The inaugural “Long Beach Touch-A-Truck” interactive event will take place Sat., May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the beachfront parking lot at Granada Ave. The free event is co-sponsored by Councilwoman Suzie Price and Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT).

Installation of Smart Parking Meters Begin in Long Beach

Parking meters in Downtown Long Beach will be free July 24–26.

Parking meters got smarter Monday in Long Beach, with the start of installation of more than 1,600 smart meters. The City Council in December 2014 approved the replacement with new, smart meters that accept credit/debit cards in addition to coins.

Bicycle Theft Sting Results in Arrests

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Complaints received from the community in regards to bicycle thefts near the Belmont Pier prompted East Division’s Directed Enforcement team to focus on these types of crimes in that area, in addition to coordinating a bike theft sting that resulted in three arrests, and the issuance of five misdemeanor citations.

Public Meeting Explores Acquiring Buildings for Parking in Belmont Shore

This empty building at 5374 East 2nd Street could become additional parking for Belmont Shore visitors. The city will host a public discussion to consider to the possibility.

This empty building at 5374 East 2nd Street could become additional parking for Belmont Shore visitors. The city will host a public discussion to consider to the possibility. Councilwoman Suzie Price will host an informational meeting to discuss the process involved with the City possibly acquiring the Roe property at 5374 East 2nd Street to develop a public parking lot and/or structure.

New Diagonal Intersection in Belmont Shore Expected to Enhance Traffic Flow

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The first pedestrian diagonal intersection in decades has been installed at the intersection of 2nd Street, Livingston Drive and Quincy Avenue (Intersection), as part of a project to enhance traffic flow and intersection safety on Ocean Boulevard from the Intersection to Alamitos Avenue.

Rules to Remember For Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

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The Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 6, 2014, and the Long Beach Police Department encourages attendees to comply with all laws for everyone’s safety: – Allow plenty of time to find LEGAL parking and consider using public transportation, which is affordable and allows you to avoid traffic congestion.

Fern’s Garden Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

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It has been 10 years since Fern’s Garden opened the doors at its location at 5308 E. 2nd Street in Belmont Shore in August of 2004.  To celebrate the occasion, owner Fern Solomon has declared Saturday, October 25 to be “Customer Appreciation Day.” “We give thanks for the support of our loyal customers and the community that we have had the honor of serving for ten years in Belmont Shore,” said Fern.

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