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It's Not Rocket Science -- But it Could Be

Emerson Parkside Academy Parents Launch 

"Bridge the Gap" Campaign to Save P.E. and Science


Emerson just recently learned of next year's funding cuts, causing the school to lose its science and physical education programs.


The school hopes to raise $100,000 by June 15, which would allow the school to keep the programs for another year.



Emerson Parkside Academy - Weekend Fundraisers 

2625 Josie Avenue


Wild West Carnival

11am - 5pm

Carnival ride tickets and food will be available



9am - 11am

$20 adults

$15 children under 18


Two other ways to help:

1. By making business or personal donations to Emerson via the Long Beach Educational Foundation. 100% of the dollars you designate to Emerson go directly to the school.


2. By becoming a business sponsor of the school. The school has permission to post sponsor signage at the busy, highly traveled Willow-P.V. intersection. If your business is interested, Michelle Worden is the contact to reach -


Read the article in the Press Telegram here 



Upcoming Events

San Diego Freeway (I-405) Improvement Project: A Better Ride on Our 405

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), is proposing to widen the I-405 between SR-73 and I-605.   


You are invited to attend the Public Hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). The Draft EIR/EIS studies three Build Alternatives for the I-405 

Click here for more information on the proposed project and locations of the Draft EIR/EIS  

Public Hearings
Presentations begin at 6:30pm 

Monday, June 4, 2012  
Orange Coast College Student Center 
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa 


Wednesday, June 6 
Westminster Community Center 
8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster 


Thursday, June 7 
Rush Park Auditorium 
3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor 


Thursday, June 14, 2012 
Fountain Valley Senior Center 
17967 Bushard Street, Fountain Valley 


Green Long Beach 4th Annual Festival

"Change is in the Air"

An exciting day of local art, music, education and activities

Saturday, June 9, 2012
11am - 8pm
The Marina Green (East Shoreline Drive)

   Controller John Chiang Hosts Free Long Beach Social Media Boot Camp

Learn how to create a business plan incorporating both traditional and new social media marketing strategies! Experts will cover the best ways to leverage social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. 


When:  Friday, June 15, 2012 
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Registration at 8 a.m. 
Location: Long Beach Groundwater Treatment Plant, 2950 Redondo Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806 
To RSVP, click here 
Phone:  (213) 833-6025, Fax: (213) 833-6011 
Mail: State Controller's Office; 777 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 4800; Los Angeles, CA 90017 
For additional details, read the flyer here 

The Long Beach Elder Abuse Prevention Team & Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal invite you to attend the


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Symposium 
featuring experts in the field of elder abuse, aging issues, law enforcement, mental health and social services 


Friday, June 15, 2012 
10am - 2pm 
Alpert Jewish Community Center 
3801 E. Willow Street (park across the street at the Grand) 


Admission is free 
Lunch provided 
Space is limited and an RSVP is required to 

View the flier

Newcomb K-8 Academy Foundation (a 501-C-3 organization) is holding their 7th annual Golf Classic

Monday, June 4, 2012
Old Ranch Country Club - Seal Beach

Dinner will be held at 6pm with awards, raffles, silent and live auctions
Golf entry: $250
Dinner only: $85

Golf classic fundraising supports the student technology, science and foreign language programs at Newcomb Academy

Questions, please contact Golf Tournament Director 562-244-2737 or

Long Beach Pony Baseball hosts their annual Car Wash Fundraiser

Saturday, June 2, 2012

8:00am - 3:00pm
700 Del Amo Blvd. at the Boys and Girls Club (Atlantic /  Del Amo). 

The fundraising assists in the costs of the Pony League operations.  For further information contact or 949-433-9853.

The Alchemy of Transformation...Our Selves, Our Work Places, Our Living Spaces

Tickets now on sale!

The Center Theater at the Long Beach Convention Center
Saturday, July 14, 2012
9am - 4pm

General: $60
Student: $25

What is TEDx? 
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSoCal, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSoCal event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

 View the flier here