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Coyote Sighting?

Living With Urban Coyote 


Animal Care Services has great information for residents on how to live with urban coyote. You are encouraged to review this information and share with your friends, family and neighbors.


Information from the Human Society on keeping coyotes out of your yard, keeping your pets safe, and how to haze coyotes


Long Beach Animal Care Services Coyote Frequently Asked Questions


Use this form to report a contact or sighting of a coyote or group of coyotes, or other wildlife.

Animal Care Services Open House 


The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau invites the community to its 2013 Open House from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013.  The animal shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.  All residents, friends and guests are welcome to attend.  No RSVP is necessary.

"The past year was a tremendous year of growth and positive change," says George Chapjian, Director Parks Recreation and Marine, "the coming year promises to be an exciting year for building on the vision of becoming California's safest large city for people and animals."

The animal Live Release Rate in the City of Long Beach has steadily increased to an all time high in 2012.  How did it happen and how do we continue progress in 2013?

Residents and guests will be provided with a report card on the past year as well as an overview of new programs and technologies available to residents in 2013.  Refreshments, tours and comments from residents will be included.  Information on animal adoption, licensing, spay and neuter programs, and other animal care information will be available.

For more information on this or other Animal Care Services opportunities, please call (562) 570-PETS(7387), or visit For information on other Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine programs, call (562) 570-3100 or visit, sign up for E-notify and we'll e-mail you the latest information. 

Protest Period Extended for "Clean Water" Measure


Following the conclusion of the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure Public Hearing and the testimony of hundreds of concerned stakeholders, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Knabe's motion to allow for more time for protesting the proposed parcel tax. The County Board of Supervisors continued to hear complaints from residents, businesses, school districts, churches and non-profits that this process has not been open and transparent. Even as the Board was hearing testimonies at the public hearing, Supervisor Knabe's office was receiving emails and phone calls from residents asking where they could get a protest form and how they could protest the measure.


More information from Supervisor Knabe

Press Release from Councilwoman Schipske


Emerson Parkside Academy E-waste and Shredding Event
Saturday, February 2, 2013
9am - 2pm
Emerson Parkside Academy
2625 Josie Avenue
Long Beach 90815


Free Shred Day 


Ace Relocation Systems is hosting a free shred day. This event is open to both businesses and residents.

Friday, February 15, 2013
11am - 1pm

Ace Relocation Systems (parking lot)
189 W. Victoria Street 
Long Beach, CA 90805
Limit 10 boxes please

Councilwoman Schipske's State of the 5th 


Did you miss the 7th Annual State of the 5th Council District on January 10th?

You can watch Councilwoman Schipske's presentation here

You can read Councilwoman Schipske's report - Six Years of Progress - here

Visit the 5th district website for additional information

Coastal Art and Poetry Contest
A contest for k-12 students

The Coastal Art & Poetry Contest for k-12 students is accepting entries through the postmark deadline of January 31st. This is a great vacation assignment for students to visit the coast, think about their last visit to the coast, look at coastal photos/videos and dream about one day visiting the coast, and then creatively present their thoughts in artwork or poetry.
The 2012 winners and honorable mentions are currently on exhibit at Crystal Cove State Park beach cottage #46 for about one more week, followed by the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center in Ventura in January. Please visit if you find yourself at either of those beautiful locations. 

Contest details:

The California Coastal Commission invites California students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. Up to ten winners will be selected to win $100 gift certificates to an art supply or book store, and each winner's sponsoring teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational supplies, courtesy of Acorn Naturalists, All winners and honorable mentions will receive tickets for their families to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, courtesy of the Aquarium. Students may have their work featured on Commission web pages and materials, and winning entries will be exhibited throughout the state. Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2013 to be eligible for the upcoming contest.

For rules and entry form (and helpful links for teachers and students), visit (or follow the links from, email, or call (800) Coast-4U. Contest flyers (PDF or hard copy) are available upon request.