Public Invited to Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair

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The public is invited to attend a Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair aimed at strengthening community and promoting safety throughout the City. Bringing together City departments, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and residents, the Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair will highlight a wide range of resources available to help families lead safe and healthy lives.

The free event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 4:00 pm at Jane Addams Elementary School, 5320 Pine Ave.

“Building safe neighborhoods and preventing crime requires the efforts of all,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The Harvest Fair will further showcase ways residents can help make Long Beach the safest big city in California.”

The event will feature community safety, and health and wellness information booths, as well as a Kids’ Zone with inflatable jumpers, face painting, a photo booth, crafts, and games. Music, entertainment, and complimentary food will also be provided, and a concurrent Literacy Fair will be held adjacent to the event.

“The Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair will empower residents in the Addams neighborhood and throughout the community with great information on a number of topics including jobs, safety, street improvements, recreation and more,” said Councilmember Al Austin. “This is a unique partnership, with numerous city and community resources coming together for families in the neighborhood.”

The City of Long Beach has an explicit focus on the Public Safety Continuum. The Continuum recognizes that City departments and civic programs must work together to effectively build and sustain a safe City. The Continuum includes Parks, Recreation and Marine; Police; Fire; Libraries; Health and Human Services; Workforce Development; and Development Services Neighborhood Services Bureau and Building and Safety Bureau, among other agencies.

This is a Safe Long Beach event. Safe Long Beach, the City’s Violence Prevention Plan, addresses a broad safety agenda aimed at reducing all forms of violence, including domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, hate crimes, bullying, gang violence, and violent crime. Adopted by the City Council in May 2014, the Plan draws upon the City’s many existing assets to target violence at its root and attain the goal of building a safer Long Beach by 2020.

For more information about the Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair, call 562.570.3150. For more information on Safe Long Beach, visit

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