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North Neighborhood Library Closing July 31; Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library to Open September 10


  On Sunday, July 31, at 4:00 pm, the North Neighborhood Library, 5571 Orange Avenue, will close in preparation for the opening of the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library on Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 am. The closure is necessary to move the collection, supplies and other items to the new location and assure operational excellence at the new site.

California Community Colleges Board of Governors Names Eloy Ortiz Oakley Chancellor

LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today announced the unanimous selection of Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, a nationally known innovator in public education, as the next chancellor to lead the largest and most diverse system of public higher education in the nation.

City’s Medical Marijuana Ban Upheld by Appellate Court


On Tuesday July 12, 2016, the Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s order dismissing a class-action lawsuit brought by two Medical Marijuana dispensaries, challenging the City’s ordinance banning medical marijuana facilities within the City.

Broken Sewage Pipe Leads to Beach Closures


On Monday, July 18, a sewage spill from a broken sewage pipe in downtown Los Angeles entered the Los Angeles River, prompting the closure of all coastal beaches in Long Beach.

Mayor Looks Back on 2nd Year, Cites Improved Economy, Education, Livability

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook In a press briefing at City Hall today, Mayor Robert Garcia highlighted the accomplishments of his first two years in office, emphasizing economic development gains, quality of life improvements, and achievements in education.

LB Ends ‘Two-Vote Tuesday’ and Doubles Voter Turnout


Long Beach City Clerk Maria de la Luz Garcia announced last week, that the City of Long Beach has achieved a milestone in its effort to increase voter participation in local elections. A total of 39.70 percent of eligible voters voted in the June 7, 2016 City of Long Beach General Municipal Election in which there appeared one contest, Council District 2.

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Says Farewell

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal This week wraps up my 10 years as your 2nd District Councilmember and I could not be more proud of the state of this district.

Southwest Airlines to Use JetBlue Slots for Flights Out of Long Beach Airport Temporarily


Southwest Airlines will be temporarily adding new service out of Long Beach Airport (LGB), utilizing unused flight slots allocated to JetBlue. The airline has requested and been granted the temporary reallocation of two to three flights, and will maintain compliance with the City’s Airport Noise Compatibility Ordinance.

Long Beach Water Use Down by 16% in June


Today, the Long Beach Water Department reports that residents and businesses reduced water use in June by 16 percent compared to June of 2013. Long Beach has reduced water use by just over 15 percent cumulatively from June 2015 to May 2016, surpassing the state-mandated 14 percent cumulative reduction target.

Port of Long Beach Imports Increase in June

Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Rising imports fueled higher container traffic at the Port of Long Beach in June, leading to a 3.4 percent overall volume increase over the same month last year. The Port handled 603,339 TEUs (twenty-foot-equivalent units) during the month.

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