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Celebrate Phat Tuesday at the Health Dept.
New Water Main Connection


In order to connect the newly installed water main to the existing system on Hackett Avenue at Harco Street, it will be necessary for the Long Beach Water Department to temporarily shut the water off on Harco Street between Iroquois Avenue and Palo Verde Avenue and on Hackett Avenue between Harco Street and Parkcrest Street.


This work is scheduled to be performed on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.


Please draw some water for use during the shutdown and please keep all faucets closed to prevent flooding when service is restored.


For more information, click here.


Phat Tuesday Screenings


The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services presents free Phat Tuesday Health Screenings


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

9am - 12pm 


1pm - 4pm

2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach 90815


You can also meet Health Department staff and receive program information. For the complete list of available screenings, click here.


Home Front Theater


February's Film: A Foreign Affair


Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1pm

El Dorado Senior Center - 2800 N. Studebaker Road




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

5th District Night at the Aquarium

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske invites you to a free night at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
(Proof of 5th District Residency Not Required)
While this event is free, parking is $8 at the Aquarium Parking Structure.

As part of Councilwoman Schipske's Open Up Long Beach initiative, 30 Night at the Aquarium attendees will be selected at random to participate in a behind the scenes look at the Aquarium.  

Those who register for the Night at the Aquarium by Friday, February 22nd will have a chance win a behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium during the event.

The 30 participants selected at random will be contacted during the week of February 24th. Must be 7 year old or older to be participate on the tour.

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


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