News Archive
News Image Facts at a Glance
Our annual brochure provides points of interests, facts, important city phone numbers and more.

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Reverse 911: Emergency Notification System
Reverse 9-1-1 allows you to quickly receive emergency notifications that affect your home.

News Image Water Service to City Customers Not Impacted by Harbor Area Water Disruption
The recent water service disruption at the Port of Long Beach did not affect water supplied to Long Beach residents. All water distributed to Long Beach homes and businesses continues to be clean, safe, and usable for all purposes.

LB Airport QuieterHome Program Begins
Long Beach Airport's commitment to being an environmentally friendly business complex now includes QuieterHome Program.

News Image E-Notify: Sign Up Now!
Sign up for E-Notify, the City's free email subscription service.  Simply enter your email address and you can have information sent directly to your email as the City publishes it.


Requirements for Public Hearing Notices Improved
Changes increase community awareness, and increase public engagement and participation in the planning process. 

Free Homeowner Solar Info Session
Discover how you can benefit from a solar energy system on your home during the day and at night. Thursday July 23, 6:30-8:30pm at the Queen Mary. Register today at or 866-970-9221.
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Foreclosure Help Is Here
Come to our FREE Housing Help Fair. Wednesday July 15 5PM to 7PM at the Long Beach Main Library Auditorium, 101 Pacific Avenue. For more information go to

Many Unique Neighborhoods, 1 Great City!
"Long Beach's downtown and diverse neighborhoods offer something for everyone, from prime tourist attractions and top-notch eateries to quaint shopping and sidewalk bistros by the ocean." - The Desert Sun

Free Construction Skills Training
Looking for a job? Want free training? Free hands-on construction skills training class starts June 16. Sign up now!


Cleanup at the port of Long Beach begins to pay off
LA Times details how the Port's Clean Trucks Program "has shifted into high gear" to dramatically reduce air pollution.


USC Study Shows Enterprise Zones Work
In the midst of the state's financial woes, three USC professors outline the positive aspects of programs aimed at economic development and employment.


Long Beach has Soul!
Long Beach ranks high in citizen engagement, loyalty and passion for the City, according to "Soul of the Community."


Long Beach Wins National Award for Green Fleet
The City of Long Beach is named the No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America by the U.S. Department of Energy.


News Image Submit Ideas, Make Reservations for State of the City
Mayor Foster is encouraging resident to submit ideas and suggestions for Long Beach through the 2009 State of the City’s website at

News Image Shop Local, Shop Long Beach!!
It's the holiday season in Long Beach, so remember that by shopping locally we create jobs and generate tax dollars.


Long Beach Airport logo Wings Over Long Beach Celebrates the Long Beach Airport's 85th Anniversary and U.S. Air Force Week
Join the celebration on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Long Beach Airport (enter at Wardlow Road and Cherry Avenue, near the Boeing C-17 facility). Cost is only $5.00 (kids under 5 free!), with free parking. For more information visit


News Image Provide your thoughts and ideas on the Breakwater, Nov. 19
If you missed the first or second Breakwater Workshops, get up to speed by visiting the Breakwater Reconnaissance Study website and reviewing materials from Workshops No. 1 and No. 2. Then consider attending the final interactive and sequential community workshop on Wednesday, November 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way. All in attendance will have the opportunity to provide their input and ideas on the Breakwater while participating in small group discussions. Parking is available for a flat rate of $6.00 at the adjacent parking structure. Click here for a Powerpoint presentation that was featured at the last Breakwater workshop.

News Image Stop Wasting Water Now!
It is the law.


News Image Clearing A Criminal Record - Community-Wide Expungement Education Workshop
Do you or someone you know have an adult or juvenile record that needs clearing?  If so, you’ll want to attend the Expungement Education Workshop, September 10, 5:30 -7:30 pm, at McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Long Beach.

News Image City of Long Beach Named 8th Most Walkable City in U.S.
The City of Long Beach is the 8th most walkable city in the United States, according to a new national survey.  At least 24 Long Beach neighborhoods are ranked in the Walk Score survey, and the top five are: Downtown, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights, Bixby Knolls and the East Side. A total of 13 neighborhoods are ranked "very walkable." Click here for more information. 

News Image WEConnect Resource Fair: Wednesday March 19th
Employees, students and small businesses are invitied to attend the WEConnect Fair Event on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus Student Center (1305 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806). 
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Re-Imagining the Arts in Long Beach

Planning Workshop

1 – 5 p.m. Saturday

October 27

Renaissance High School for the Arts


For more about November

TV taping at MoLAA

(562) 430-8637

News Image 17th Annual Beach Walk

9 a.m. Saturday

October 27

Health & Fitness Fair

Shoreline Bike Path


Event Co-Sponsored

by Environmental Services

Sea Festival Logo Charter Communications Presents the 2007 Long Beach Sea Festival

For a complete schedule of events, please go to:  

Press Releases on Long Beach Sea Festival events here.


Small Business Resource Guide
In order to support small-business success, the City has produced the Small Business Resource Guide to help small businesses access information and resources.

International Conference on Asthma
The South Coast Air Quality Management District will be hosting an Asthma Is a Small World International Conference on April 26 and 27 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. View a short one-minute video on the conference, or visit for more information.  

A Parent's Guide to Teen Safety - Drinking, Driving, & Seatbelts
Click here for a handy guide on how to talk to your teens about the dangers of drinking and driving (also available in Spanish and Khmer).

News Image See, Learn, Discover

The Port of Long Beach will host its second annual Green Port Open House on Saturday, October 7, to provide the public with a close-up look at Port operations, including its wide-ranging “Green Port” environmental protection programs.

News Image Run the Beach!
The scenic ocean skyline and streets of Long Beach will once again be the backdrop for the 22nd Annual International City Bank Marathon on October 15. Interested in running or volunteering? Call 562.728.8829.

News Image Bringing Home the Blues
The 26th Annual Long Beach Blues Festival continues its tradition of bringing to Long Beach the best of the blues. Etta James and The Black Crowes will lead an extraordinary line-up of legendary artists performing on Labor Day weekend from September 3-4 at California State University, Long Beach. For more information, visit

News Image Fireworks at Armada Baseball Game
The Long Beach Armada will host the Golden Baseball League Championships on Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4. Fireworks will mark the occasion on September 3. For more information, please visit the Long Beach Armada website.

News Image Celebrate the 74th Annual Long Beach Sea Festival
The most exciting events taking place this summer is in Long Beach! The 5th Annual Tiki Beach Festival and Luau will be from August 20-21 at Belmont Shore. For more information, visit


News Image Long Beach Airport Terminal Improvements Projects
The City of Long Beach is seeking comments and suggestions regarding the environmental issues to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report for the Long Beach Airport Terminal Improvements Project. The public is invited to attend any one of these meetings to provide oral or written comments:

Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Both meetings will be held at Long Beach Energy, 2400 Spring St.

News Image General Plan Update
Join the City of Long Beach in setting the course for development in Long Beach for the next 20 years.  The City has launched a major planning program to update the Land Use and Mobility Elements of the City’s General Plan. 

The City wants to hear from you! Attend any one of the public workshops scheduled in Spring. 

News Image Long Beach Reads Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

Ignite your desire to read! The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce its fourth citywide reading project -- Long Beach Reads One Book from March 13-18.

Skylinks Public Golf Course Now Open


The all-new Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course located at 4800 East Wardlow Road reopened to the public on October 30, 2004 after a $6 million renovation program initiated by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine in collaboration with golf course operator American Golf. The course provides residents of all ages with access to affordable, high-quality golf.

New Douglas Park Project
What: Douglas Park Project - City of Long Beach Planning Commission Meeting
When: Thursday, October 7, 1:00 pm
Where: City Hall. 333 West Ocean Blvd., Downtown Long Beach

News Image Long Beach Remembers 9-11-2001

Friday September 10, 2004
12:00 PM —1:00 PM
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News Image Long Beach Police Accepting Recruit Applications
An exciting career opportunity awaits you. The Long Beach Police and Civil Service Departments are actively recruiting applicants for the position of Police Recruit.

Long Beach City Offices and Services Schedule During The 2004 Labor Day Holiday

The City of Long Beach is forming six business and development Focus Groups to assist in updating of the City’s General Plan for Land Use and Mobility, and is requesting public participation.

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Public Questionnaire
The City of Long Beach is currently involved in a planning process to reduce the risks and losses associated with naturally caused disasters and associated secondary hazards. We need your help!

News Image Beach Bonanza

Event dates:  July 8 - August 24
The popular International Sea Festival is back!  This year's events offer all the variety and fun you've come to expect. On the beach and in the water activities are scheduled for all ages from toddlers to seniors, for amateurs and professionals, and for seafarers and landlubbers alike.
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News Image Navigating the new web site.
The official City of Long Beach website has been re-launched.  One look at the new home page format will show how easy it is for visitors to use the navigation tools to search for City services and helpful information.

LBTV moving to Channel 8

Home Town Television Channel 21 on Charter Cable is moving to Long Beach Television Channel 8 on Charter Cable.
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News Image City Speakers Bureau
The City of Long Beach is always looking for ways to improve its communication with the community.