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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.
Earlier today at 4:45 PM, an underground SCE vault fire occurred in downtown Long Beach, resulting in a power outage which initially impacted an area roughly bounded by Spring Avenue to Shoreline Drive and from Santa Fe Avenue to Alamitos Avenue.
Parking meters in Downtown Long Beach will be free July 24–26. The City of Long Beach, in collaboration with the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), will have a street parking meter holiday, starting on Friday, July 24, at 12:00 am through Sunday, July 26, at 11:59 pm.
The Chase is back! For the third year, up to 150 visitors and residents will solve clues, perform challenges and explore the urban landscape, competing for fabulous prizes in Downtown’s Amazing Chase on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Downtown Long Beach.
The 3rd annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival invites families and folk fans of all ages to enjoy a pure American jamboree with banjos, crafts, beards, beers and more folk than imaginable. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 19 from 11 a.m.
Rebecca Giesking will exhibit at ArtX in June as part of Large Scalle // Small Scale at Room + Border. ArtExchange (ArtX) will host national artists, art sales and featured exhibitions for “artXwalk” happening June 13, 2015.
Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Councilmember Lena Gonzalez see great potential in a critical but almost forgotten corner in Downtown Long Beach. Both representatives in the Downtown wish to see the southeast portion of Pine Avenue and Ocean Boulevard come alive with pop-up retail, tourist wayfinding, historical, art or other type of activity similar to what is being done in New York, San Francisco and San Diego.
Photo from Harvey Milk Promenade Park – Equality Plaza Committee Facebook Page The Harvey Milk Promenade Park (HMPP) Committee and Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez invite the public to celebrate the inductions of this year’s 2015 Harvey Milk honorees on Wednesday, May 13th at 12:00 noon.
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.
Photo by Andrew Jorgensen. After another long winter, OpenTable today unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. This year, BO-beau’s Kitchen, the rooftop restaurant serving Cal-French classic in downtown Long Beach joins the list.
Join Long Beach Heritage, Saturday, March 21, 2015 for a Walking Tour of Downtown Long Beach. Long Beach was recently voted the best walkable, large city in Southern California by Walk Score, a company that rates neighborhoods throughout the United States.