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Downtown Long Beach is one of Southern California’s most unique waterfront urban destinations to live, work, and play. Board one of the many brightly colored, free Passport buses that travel throughout all five districts. Whether you’re relaxing at the Waterfront, joining the bustle of the West Gateway, experiencing the historic charm of North Pine or the creativity of the East Village Arts District or just enjoying the excitement of Pine Avenue.

Forum on Homeless in Downtown Long Beach

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On September 15th, 2014, at 7pm, the Downtown Residential Council (DRC) will hold its September Forum at L’Opera Ristorante, 101 Pine Avenue. The Forum will feature presentations on Homeless in Downtown Long Beach. Speakers from the Health and Human Services Department, Police Department, Downtown Long Beach Associates and Mental Health America will provide information on this important topic.

Layoff Aversion Survey Will Assess Economic Health of Local Businesses

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Image by Himefrias. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) based at Long Beach City College are partnering to gain a better picture of the economic climate in Downtown Long Beach businesses and beyond.

Public Invited to Friends of Lincoln Park National Night Out Event Tonight

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Today the Friends of Lincoln Park Long Beach will host a National Night Out event at Lincoln Park in Downtown Long Beach. National Night Out is a nationwide event on the first Tuesday in August to highlight community watch, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie.

DLBA Hires Outreach Specialist to Connect Homeless With Local Services

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The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is continuing to address the Downtown homeless issue by implementing an Outreach Specialist to its Safety Guide contract, announced Kraig Kojian, DLBA President and CEO. Jose Martinez, an employee of Block-By-Block, the contract provider for the Safety Guide program, began serving as the Outreach Specialist on July 16, with his primary role designated to establish relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.

Placemaking Grants Encourage Aesthetic Improvements to Public Spaces

Past Placemaking Grants have brought bling to unexpected places, like these gold fire hydrants on Long Beach Blvd. Photo from the DLBA.

Past Placemaking Grants have brought bling to unexpected places, like these gold fire hydrants on Long Beach Blvd. Photo from the DLBA. Innovative community leaders will have a new resource to improve their neighborhoods thanks to a new grant program from the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA).

Long Beach Walking Tour Explores Downtown

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Guests on the Downtown Long Beach Walking tour will have the chance to see historic buildings and art such as the WPA mural on The Promenade. Join Long Beach Heritage, Saturday July 19, 2014 for a Walking Tour of Downtown Long Beach.

Summer and Music: Twisted at the Pike

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Summer and Music (SAM) gets inside your head with their second concert of the 2014 series – Twisted at the Pike. Co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), the free, all-ages event will feature headlining performances by Fartbarf and De Lux as well as strolling magicians, fire dancers and a craft beer garden presented by Auld Dubliner on Friday, July 11 from 6 – 11p.m.

Summer and Music is Dancin in the Streets This Weekend

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Downtown Long Beach’s homegrown concert series Summer and Music (SAM), co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), marks the start of its sixth year with the expansion of series-favorite Dancin’ in the Streets on Saturday, June 28, 7-11 p.m.

Summer and Music Kicks off Sixth Year With Dancin’ in the Streets Saturday, June 28

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Downtown Long Beach’s homegrown concert series Summer and Music (SAM), co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), marks the start of its sixth year with the expansion of series-favorite Dancin’ in the Streets on Saturday, June 28, 7-11 p.m.

Community Voices Desire for More Open Space, Public Facilities Downtown

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Results from the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) led community outreach regarding the Civic Center Request for Proposal (RFP) were released today, announced President & CEO Kraig Kojian.  The summary includes feedback from community meetings held in January and March that demonstrate a demand for open space, public facilities, safe and easy access, and more.

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