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Long Beach Transit Moving to TAP Payment System

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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.

DUI Checkpoint to Target Impaired Drivers in West Long Beach Saturday

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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. 

What Excites You About Long Beach? Capture It on Video to Win!

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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.

Vice Mayor Lowenthal Honors Stewards of the Second District

Fire Station #2 were one of 72 recipients honored as a Steward of the Second District earlier this month.

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 to Lead MemorialCare Health System Breast Centers in Southern California

Dr. Gary Levine, President of National Consortium of Breast Centers, new Medical Director of MemorialCare Breast Centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties

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.

10 Cited For Tobacco Sales to Minors in Undercover Operation

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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.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Grant Will Fund LB’s First Innovation Team

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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.

Police Investigate Possible Gang Related Homicide

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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.

Harbor Commissioners Name Matt Plezia Director of Master Planning

Matt Plezia selected new Director of Master Planning. Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

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.

Local Heart Surgery Team Travels to Haiti; Performs 13 Surgeries in 9 Days

Dr. Setty performs cardiac surgery on a young patient at Clinique Lambert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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.

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