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Vice Mayor Lowenthal Commemorates the Armenian Genocide
Recognized as the “Armenian Holocaust”, the “Armenian Massacres” and, traditionally by Armenians as “Medz Yeghern” ("Great Crime"), the starting date is conventionally held to be April 24, 1915, the day Ottoman Empire authorities rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in its capital, Constantinople.  Vice Mayor Lowenthal has been joined by Council co-sponsors, Suzie Price and Lena Gonzalez, in introducing an agenda item commemorating the Armenian Genocide at City Council on April 21, 2015.  Learn more.

Saturdays Farmers Market Added to Bixby Park
News ImageVice Mayor Suja Lowenthal announced today that Local Harvest is adding Saturdays to their already successful Tuesday night farmers market at Bixby Park. The Bixby Park Farmers Market will operate from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every Saturday, starting on the first day of spring - March 21. Learn more.  

Pine Avenue Improvement Project Information
News ImageImprovements to Pine Avenue have gotten underway with construction activities starting on Tuesday, February 17.  When finished, Pine Avenue will be transformed into a cohesive centerpiece for Downtown and will bring a new vitality to Downtown Long Beach through improved connectivity and a better pedestrian experience. Learn more.

Video Archive: Stewards of the Second District
News ImageIn this episode of Heart of the City, Vice Mayor Lowenthal highlights 4 recipients of the Stewards of the Second District recognition. 

Beach Pedestrian Path Information
News ImageConstruction of a new beach pedestrian path is expected to be completed in May, 2015. The Project consists of constructing an eleven-foot wide pedestrian path, located north of the existing bicycle path, along 3.1 miles of the shoreline. Learn more.

A Civic Center Connecting People to Their Government
News ImageRecently, City Council took action to move forward with plans and financing for a new Civic Center, complete with new library, park, port administrative building and private development.  Vice Mayor Lowenthal has championed the need for greater connectivity with surrounding streets and neighborhoods, better use of open space for residents to enjoy and resolution of seismic safety issues in our Civic Center.  Learn more about the evaluation and planning process from its inception in 2007 to the most recent selection of a Civic Center Development Team by the Mayor and City Council.

Bring the "Community Watch Program" to Your Street
News ImageCommunity Watch is a crime prevention program that involves all aspects of the community working together and assisting law enforcement to discourage crime. A passionate and organized Community Watch Group (CWG) can make a significant difference in the prevention and reduction of crime in their neighborhood. Now, thanks to the Downtown Long Beach Associates, in consultation with the Long Beach Police Department, this Starter Kit makes it as easy as possible to organize a CWG in your neighborhood. Although the contact numbers only apply to residents west of Cherry Avenue (West Division), there is still plenty of useful information and templates for all residents to use and District 2 is happy to provide numbers for East Division contacts. A citywide CWG starter kit will be available soon.  For information on how you can get involved, please click on "more" below.



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Second District YouTube Page

Check out videos of Suja exploring great events, landmarks and people in the Second District and throughout the City of Long Beach.
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Small Business Assistance

Every business starts with a bright idea. Whether you need help getting your idea off the ground or want to grow your business, SBDC is here for you.
The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is funded in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
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Local Harvest Farmers Market at Bixby Park - Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, residents can expect to see farm fresh fruits, veggies, field cut flowers, gourmet specialty foods, fresh cooked fare, arts & crafts, live music and more. For additional info, please click on "more" below.
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Second District Beach Cleanups - Second Saturdays

Join residents, schools, businesses and community groups making a difference on our local beach and bike path. There are two clean up locations from which to choose. For details about the monthly cleanups, please click on "more" below.


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Shop Local ~ Shop Long Beach!

Shopping in Long Beach can save you time and money with more retail choices to choose from than ever before. Make it a point to shop local. Supporting local businesses is good business, and remember that each dollar spent in Long Beach will support public safety, libraries, parks, infrastructure improvements and helps to create more local jobs. For a list of shopping corridors that meet your needs, please click on "more" below.


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