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Midtown Specific Plan Wins Sustainability Award

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The City of Long Beach has received a Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Sustainability Award in the Integrated Planning category for the Midtown Specific Plan (Plan). SCAG annually honors planning projects that promote and improve mobility, livability, prosperity, and sustainability in the region.

Councilwoman Price Recommends Penalties for Buildings With Illegal Marijuana Businesses

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM Councilwoman Price will be bringing an item to the Long Beach City Council asking her colleagues to vote in favor of drafting an ordinance applying penalties on property owners who rent or lease property to illegally operating marijuana businesses, and that gives the City the ability to shut off utility service to properties that are not operating legally.

DUI Saturation Patrols to Deploy This Weekend

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Officers from the Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday April 22, between the hours of 6:00 p.m.

LBCC is One of 20 Colleges Selected For New California Guided Pathways Initiative

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Long Beach City College was one of the 20 colleges statewide selected to participate in the new California Guided Pathways Initiative.

Port of Long Beach to Host Environmental Grants Workshops

An attendee offers input on priorities for the Port Community Grants Program during an October 2016 workshop at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach.

An attendee offers input on priorities for the Port Community Grants Program during an October 2016 workshop at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach invites the public to attend workshops next week for the first round of a new, $46.4 million program created to help communities most affected by goods movement in San Pedro Bay.

CSULB Women’s Basketball Coach Jody Wynn Heading To University of Washington

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Coach Jody Wynn Following a memorable 2016-17 campaign that saw Long Beach State Women’s Basketball win the Big West Tournament championship, advance to the NCAA Tournament, and come just one point shy of becoming the first No.

Downtown Revitalization Continues

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Downtown Long Beach continues to boom with construction of a new full-block, mixed-use development currently underway at the site of the former State Office Building, 245 West Broadway.

City Settles Class Action Suit for ADA Improvements

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Tactile paving on a curb ramp. Image from Wikimedia Commons. The City of Long Beach has reached a class action settlement agreement to make sidewalks, crosswalks, and other pedestrian pathways safer and more accessible for the disability community.

LBPD Offers Spring Break Safety Tips

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Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach With Spring Break scheduled next week for most Long Beach Unified School District students, the Long Beach Police Department would like to provide the following safety information, which may prevent youth and their families from becoming victims of crime: Curfew Parents and youngsters are reminded that the City’s curfew law will be strictly enforced.

YouthSpark Live Gets LB Students Hands-On With Technology

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Eighty Long Beach students from Washington and Hamilton Middle Schools participated in YouthSpark Live, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program, on Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Michelle Obama Library.

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