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Commencing February 8, 2015, Long Beach Transit (LBT) will fully transition to the Transit Access Pass (TAP) system, which allows customers to load multiple transit passes and Stored Value (aka cash) onto one durable smart card for a more streamlined public transportation experience.
The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, December 20, 2014, in West Long Beach between 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.
The Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (LBCVB) is asking its community a simple question: What excites you about Long Beach? With that in mind, the LBCVB is launching its first-ever digital video contest to allow visitors and locals alike to show the world what excites them about the “Beach with Benefits.” Starting on December 15 and lasting through January 31, the “What Excites You About Long Beach” video contest will ask anyone and everyone to create a video from 15 seconds to 180 seconds, showcasing some of their favorite Long Beach locations.
Fire Station #2 were one of 72 recipients honored as a Steward of the Second District earlier this month. On Thursday, December 11, 2014 Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal recognized 72 residents, businesses, community groups and city staff as “Stewards of the Second District”, because of their leadership and commitment to our community and the City of Long Beach.
Dr. Gary Levine, President of National Consortium of Breast Centers, new Medical Director of MemorialCare Breast Centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties Gary Levine, M.D., nationally recognized breast radiologist, is joining MemorialCare Health System as Medical Director of MemorialCare Breast Centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
On December 13, 2014, Juvenile Investigations detectives, along with the Department of Health and Human Services, participated in a Tobacco Decoy Operation. During this operation, minors entered businesses and requested to buy tobacco products.
Mayor Robert Garcia announced Monday that Long Beach is one of 12 U.S. cities selected to participate in the $45 million expansion of the prestigious Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Teams program. The program, a project of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, aims to improve the capacity of City Halls to effectively design and implement new approaches that improve the lives of residents – relying on data, open innovation, and strong project and performance management to help cities address pressing urban challenges.
On Sunday, December 14, 2014, at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway in regards to a drive-by shooting, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult subject who had been struck in the torso by gunfire.
Matt Plezia selected new Director of Master Planning. Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently named 17-year Harbor Department employee Matt Plezia as the new Director of Master Planning.
One of the youngest patients at Clinique Lambert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti has recovered from her surgery performed by the Miller Children’s pediatric heart surgery team and other nurses and physicians from across the United States and France and awaits to be sent home.