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Avoid Carmageddon 2 - Stay Local!

Stay Local This Weekend! Avoid Carmageddon II!

The 405 freeway from the 10 to the 101 will close for 55 hours beginning at midnight tonight. Stick around Long Beach, avoiding the 405 and the other south land freeways absorbing the volume.

Jet Blue Tickets for Two - Grand Prize for

Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic

Those who attend the September 29th Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic have several opportunities to win two roundtrip Jet Blue airline tickets or a number of other prizes.

All participants need to do is visit the community organization booths at the Festival and get their "passport" stamped.


Once you have visited at least 16 booths you are eligible for an opportunity ticket that will be dropped in a box. Participants who visit 20 booths get two tickets; visiting 24 booths gets three tickets. All completed passports must be turned in by 2 p.m. at the Festival. Winners must be present and will be announced at 3 pm.


Pick up your passport and check out all of the details at the District 5 table beginning at 10am.  


The event also features the Good Neighbor Awards, a performance by the Elm Street Band, watermelon eating contest, water balloon toss, face painting, a bounce for the kids, hot dogs and veggie burgers, photos from the "What I Like Best About My Neighborhood" photo contest, and a car seat safety check (some reservations still available -- see below for details).  


The Good Neighbor Festival is open to the public and begins at 10 am at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 Studebaker Road (between Spring Street and Willow Street).


Free Car Seat Safety Check


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Ensure your child is secure in his or her car seat by registering to have your car seat inspected.


A free car seat safety check will be part of this year's Good Neighbor Festival, but you must reserve your spot now! To make an appointment, contact Danny Luna at 562-933-9151 or


The car seat safety check is sponsored by Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Safety Belt Safe USA, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.