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Mayor and Harbor Commissioners Travel to Asia on Trade Mission

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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Harbor Commissioners and senior Harbor Department staff are traveling to several Asian countries, meeting with the Port of Long Beach’s key customers to retain and bring more business to Long Beach.

Long Beach Transit Hosts New Fare Payment Signup Events For Seniors and Customers with Disabilities

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On February 8, 2015, Long Beach Transit (LBT) will no longer sell paper bus passes. LBT will instead use a durable card-based system called TAP (Transit Access Pass). LBT customers will need to acquire a TAP card to purchase Long Beach Transit bus passes.

Long Beach City Health Officer Encourages Residents To Get Annual Flu Shot

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The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. The change in seasons and cooler weather is a reminder that it’s time for residents to get their annual flu shot.

One Citation Issued During “Minor Decoy” Operation

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The Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), conducted an undercover operation throughout Long Beach on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Long Beach Uses Metro Downtime for Downtown Beautification Project

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Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) took advantage of Metro Blue Line station temporary closures in Downtown Long Beach to perform ground maintenance. Metro began a major renovation project in the area Sept.

National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship Names LBCC 2014 Entrepreneurial College

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The National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has named Long Beach Community College District in Long Beach, CA as its 2014 Entrepreneurial College at its 12th Annual Conference, powered by Intuit, now underway in Phoenix.

LB Joins California in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

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Long Beach residents and businesses will participate in the 2014 Great Shakeout today. The City of Long Beach is encouraging all residents, businesses, schools and visitors to join our neighbors around the state and participate in the annual “Great California ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct.

A Vision for Long Beach: Luncheon Commemorates Mayor’s First 100 Days in Office

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Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook In celebration of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s first 100 days in office, the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Associated Students, Inc. at California State University, Long Beach to host “A Vision for Long Beach: Day 100 Luncheon” on October 23, where proceeds will be used to create scholarships for CSULB students.

Council Votes in Favor of Naming Park in Honor of Jenni Rivera

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Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera The Long Beach City Council voted 8-0 in favor of moving forward with Councilman Dee Andrews legislative item requesting the Long Beach City Council to consider naming a park in the 6th District in honor of Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera.

Cherry Avenue Improvements Begin This Week

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The City of Long Beach is set to begin work this week for street improvements on Cherry Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The City is coordinating efforts with the City of Signal Hill for their Cherry Avenue Widening Project, which continues north from PCH to 20th Street.

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