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6th Annual Bike Fest Rides Into the East Village May 3

Photo by Robert Couse-Baker

Celebrating National Bike Month and bike-friendly Long Beach, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host the 6th Annual Bike Fest on Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 – 11:00 P.M.

Community Workshops for Southeast Area Specific Plan Scheduled for April 23 and April 26

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Two workshops have been scheduled to inform the community about the Southeast Area Specific Plan, which is a three-year effort to comprehensively review and update the zoning code historically known as the Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP).

Dignity Health’s St. Mary Medical Center Reduces Complications, Gains Positive Results For Thousands of Patients

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Dignity Health, one of the five largest health systems in the nation, recently announced in two years it has reduced hospital-acquired infections and readmissions, positively affecting more than 10,000 patients and potentially saving an estimated $30 million as a result of efforts across the health system from Jan.

Police Investigate Shooting Death of Los Angeles Man

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On Saturday, April 5, 2014, around 9:07 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Councilman Andrews Announces improvements to Veterans Park

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Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marines launches improvements to Veterans Park this month.

Last Chance To Get Help Enrolling in Covered California

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Dignity Health’s eight Southern California Hospitals will offer assistance to those signing up for Covered California.
There’s still time to complete health insurance applications by the “new” April 15 deadline.

City Place Retailers Ready for Spring Shopping

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City Place Long Beach offers Spring Season deals for many top items on the shopping lists of Downtown Long Beach shoppers throughout the Spring Break and Easter season, now through the end of April.

Weeknight Closure of Pico Avenue Exit from Southbound 710 Fwy Begins April 14

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The Pico Avenue exit from the southbound I-710 Freeway will close Monday through Thursday nights starting April 14 for two weeks, to allow for widening of the off-ramp.

Over 100 Religious Leaders to Attend 2014 Religious Leaders Peace Conference in Long Beach

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Over 100 religious leaders across North America and university students will gather on April 14,2014 at the Grand Event Center in Long Beach for the 2014 Religious Leaders Peace Conference, hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace (HWPL)’s Chairman Manh Lee.

Sen. Ted Lieu’s Plan to Increase Arts Funding to $25 Million Annually Moves Forward

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In response to decades of budget cuts to one of California’s most dynamic and innovative industries, a plan by Sen. Ted Lieu of Redondo Beach to increase arts funding to $25 million annually passed its first policy test.

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