Long Beach Celebrates Día De Los Muertos Downtown 10/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Families and friends are invited to remember loved ones who have died at Long Beach’s lively sixth annual Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday and vibrant celebration of the cycle of life. Free festivities are planned from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 30, on Historic Pine Avenue. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Seeks Volunteers for 14th Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count 10/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Every October, volunteers and City employees work together to tally the number of bicyclists, pedestrians and electric scooter riders across key intersections in Long Beach. Once again, the City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to assist with counts and make observations regarding how people are using roadways and other infrastructure.   (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Asks Vendors to Share Feedback in Survey 10/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Financial Management is asking past, current and prospective vendors to participate in a Vendor Engagement Survey to help guide procurement improvements. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Community Stays Prepared with Great ShakeOut 10/14/2021 Long Beach, CA -  Long Beach’s Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is encouraging all residents to take part in the annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill happening at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, October 21. The disaster drill is an opportunity for the public to prepare and practice what to do in the event of a major earthquake. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
City Releases 2021 Redistricting Map Drafts 10/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach’s Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission) is seeking public input on a variety of draft maps released today showing boundary lines that could reshape each of the City’s Council Districts.
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Long Beach Airport’s Festival of Flight Returns 10/12/2021 LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) award-winning Festival of Flight is coming in for a landing Saturday, November 6. The popular free event, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, is returning with aircraft on static display, live music, food and beer trucks, activities for kids and helicopter rides for purchase. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
 
City Manager Announces Recruitment Process for Police Chief 10/8/2021 Long Beach, CA -  City Manager Tom Modica today announced the process for selecting a new leader of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) since Chief Robert G. Luna announced last month that he will be retiring in December 2021. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Various City Streets Close for Long Beach Marathon 10/6/2021 Long Beach, CA  - The Long Beach Marathon is returning for its 37th running on Sunday, October 10, and people traveling through Long Beach should plan ahead to avoid street closures and map out access routes. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
Long Beach Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics at Veterans Memorial Stadium and the Main Health Building 10/5/2021 Starting today, Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will host new clinics to provide the Pfizer vaccine (now known as Comirnaty) booster to those who qualify. Locations and time slots have expanded in order to provide greater access and flexibility to those who need the booster. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Public Library Asks Youth to Open eBooks with the TumbleBook Collection 10/5/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) showcases different digital resources each month, and this month’s spotlight is on TumbleBook. The eBook collection available to Long Beach Public Library cardholders has thousands of animated picture books, chapter books and graphic novels, exclusively for youth, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. (Spanish) (Khmer)
City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 10/5/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Go Long Beach Mobile App Updates Allow Users to Report Illegal Fireworks and E-Scooter Parking Violations 10/4/2021  The City’s Go Long Beach mobile app is enhanced with two new types of reporting capabilities. The public can now use the app to immediately report sightings of illegal fireworks usage and electric scooter, or E-Scooter, parking violations.
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Long Beach Airport Recognized for Carbon Reduction Efforts 10/4/2021 Airports Council International (ACI), the leading industry group for airports, has certified Long Beach Airport (LGB) with a Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) emission reduction rating.
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Official City of Long Beach Statement Regarding Oil Spill Impacting parts of Coastal Orange County 10/3/2021 At this time, Long Beach beaches and swimming areas have not been affected by the private company pipeline oil spill, originating in Federal waters, that is substantially impacting the shores and wetlands of Huntington Beach.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches New STEAM Program 9/27/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching an exciting new series, CurioCity: STEAM and Beyond!, presenting free in-person programs designed to introduce youth ages 12 and up to a wide array of creative interests within the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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City to Begin Administering COVID-19 Pfizer Booster 9/24/2021 Long Beach, CA – Starting today, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering COVID-19 boosters in addition to the continued administration of first and second doses.
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Public Invited to Grand Opening of El Dorado Park West Multi-Purpose Sports Field 9/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is kicking things off at the new El Dorado Park West Multi-Purpose Sports Field with a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2.
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Long Beach Main Branch Library Displays Traveling Billie Jean King Photography Exhibition 9/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - The New York Historical Society’s traveling exhibition “Billie Jean King: Champion. Activist. Legend.” is currently showcasing more than 80 photographs from the life and career of the Long Beach icon at her namesake Billie Jean King Main Library.
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El Dorado Nature Center Invites Residents to Family Night Walks 9/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is welcoming the community to a new series of guided Family Night Walks at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.).
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CDC Publishes Long Beach Health Department Study that Measures Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Various Populations 9/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The results of a scientific study of COVID-19, conducted by the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), has been published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
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City of Long Beach Partners with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America and Xtelligent to Revolutionize Urban Mobility through Connected Vehicle Data 9/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has entered into a public-private partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, with support from Mercedes-Benz USA Urban Mobility Solutions, and Xtelligent to develop transportation technology systems that will improve urban transportation management and enhance livability and environmental sustainability in and around the city.
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Public Invited to Groundbreaking Ceremony for DeForest Park Environmental Education Center 9/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the new DeForest Park Environmental Education Center, which will serve as a satellite office for the nonprofit Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB). Shovels will break ground at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, at 6255 DeForest Ave.
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City Reminds Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Attendees to Celebrate Safely and Follow COVID-19 Health Orders 9/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will bring thousands of race fans to the grandstands this weekend, and the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is reminding attendees to follow all COVID-19 Health Orders to reduce transmission of the virus.
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 9/21/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, requiring proof of vaccination in select high-risk settings starting October 7, implementing protocols for youth sports, and updates to the blanket quarantine and isolation orders. Long Beach’s updated Health Order is in alignment with Los Angeles County’s order, released on Friday, September 17.
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Public Invited to Pressburg Parkway Dedication Uptown 9/21/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), is hosting a dedication ceremony for the South Street Parkway to be renamed Pressburg Parkway, honoring community activist Mr. Dan Pressburg. The public event will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, at the corner of South Street and Jaymills Avenue.
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City of Long Beach Seeks Photo Submissions for Digital COVID-19 Memorial 9/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will create a digital memorial to remember and honor residents who have died from COVID-19. The announcement comes as the City marks 1,000 COVID-19-related deaths recorded as of midnight Thursday, September 16, 2021, by the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department).
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Booster Doses for Pfizer 9/18/2021 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for those 65+ and those at high risk of severe COVID-19 who have received that particular vaccine more than six months ago.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach on 1,000 COVID-19-Related Deaths 9/17/2021 The City of Long Beach reached a somber milestone as three new COVID-19-related deaths were reported Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in Long Beach to 1,000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department).
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Extends After-School Youth Programs Through December 9/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is extending its free after-school youth programs through December 2021, with registration opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 22.
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Long Beach Youth Festival Welcomes Those Ages 12 to 24 9/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The inaugural Long Beach Youth Festival, the signature event of the Long Beach Commission on Youth and Families and the City of Long Beach’s new Office of Youth Development, is happening Saturday, September 25, 2021. Registration is open now for the free event, which aims to bring together those ages 12 to 24 and their families and other stakeholders to experience local talent, engage in network opportunities and discover a wealth of resources to uplift and inspire young people.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding the Upcoming Los Angeles County Health Order Requiring Proof of Vaccination for Entry into Bars, Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries 9/15/2021 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will align with Los Angeles County and require proof of vaccination at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and distilleries that do not serve food (establishments that are 21+). While not required, the Health Department also strongly recommends that restaurants establish similar proof of vaccination requirements for the safety of its staff and patrons.
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Long Beach Public Library Celebrates Latino Heritage Month 9/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will host its third annual Vida Latina event series in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. This year’s Vida Latina will include in-person and virtual family programs from Saturday, September 18, through Saturday, October 30.
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Long Beach Volunteers Needed for California Coastal Cleanup Day September 18 9/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), is inviting the community to make a positive impact on our local environment for California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The Long Beach This year’s theme, “Protect Your Happy Place,” encourages everyone to become stewards of our beaches and oceans.
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Long Beach Public Library Offers Interactive World Book Online Encyclopedia 9/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library showcases different digital resources each month, and this month’s spotlight is on the free access cardholders have to World Book Online through the Digital Library. The eEncyclopedia is more than just an eBook; World Book Online is an interactive learning experience for all ages.
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Road Closures for Scheduled Activities 9/12/2021 Long Beach, CA – People traveling through Long Beach are advised to expect traffic delays throughout the City. Street closures will be in effect and congestion is expected from Monday, September 13, 2021 through Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Recognized for Excellence and Outstanding Achievements in Planning 9/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has recently received six prestigious awards from the California Chapter and Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association (APA) as well as the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP). The organizations recognize and celebrate many of the most noteworthy governmental planning projects, programs and environmental plans in the region and statewide.
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City of Long Beach Updates COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Schedule for September with Some Extended Hours 9/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is continuing to offer free vaccines six days a week and free testing seven days a week with extended hours in some locations starting on September 13, 2021. More than 75% of the City’s currently eligible population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) wants to ensure vaccines and testing remain accessible to all.
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Willy T. Ribbs, Oriol Servia to be Inducted in the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 9/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Thursday, September 23, two longtime veterans of racing on the streets of Long Beach—Willy T. Ribbs and Oriol Servia—will be inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, a collaborative celebration with the City of Long Beach and Grand Prix Association of Long Beach.
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Annual Ranchos Walk Highlights Women’s History 9/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - Take a walk through history on a scenic 9.4-mile trail between Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos on Saturday, September 18, as the City of Long Beach invites the community to the third annual Ranchos Walk. The free event will highlight historical women of Long Beach along the route.
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Average Age of COVID-19-Related Deaths in Long Beach Drops by 13 Years 9/7/2021 Long Beach, CA – The average age of a person who dies of COVID-19 in Long Beach is now 59 years old, a decrease of 13 years compared with data from March 2020 through July 2021, where the average age of COVID-19-related deaths was 72.
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First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Long Beach 9/3/2021 Long Beach, CA -  The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this mosquito season was reported in Long Beach this week. The patient, in their 40s, was diagnosed with neuroinvasive illness and is currently recovering at home.
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Cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach Announce “A Celebration Of Peace and Unity” in Remembrance of September 11, 2001 9/3/2021 The City of Signal Hill and the City of Long Beach are proud to announce a joint event, “A Celebration of Peace and Unity”, on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Unity Monument at 2271 Temple Avenue in Signal Hill. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 11:00 a.m.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches Kindergarten Readiness Program: Dive Into School 8/30/2021 Long Beach, CA -  The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching Dive Into School, a kindergarten readiness program offered in-person and online. Registration opens Wednesday, September 1, 2021, for children who will enroll in kindergarten in 2022.
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City of Long Beach Labor Day Holiday Schedule 8/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6, 2021, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules.
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Long Beach Marks National Preparedness Month in September by Encouraging Residents to Plan Ahead 8/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - September is National Preparedness Month, and while the City continues to mitigate the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications (DPEC) is reminding residents that other types of emergencies such as earthquakes, floods and tsunamis can happen at any time.
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Exhibition Features Migrant Children’s Artwork at Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) 8/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - An exhibition showcasing works of art created by migrant children at Long Beach’s Emergency Intake Shelter will be presented for a one-day showing on Sunday, August 29, at the Viva Events Center at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), 628 Alamitos Ave. Admission is free on Sundays, when MOLAA is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Long Beach City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2022 Budget 8/25/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Tuesday, August 24, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the City of Long Beach’s balanced, $3 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Extend Youth Program Sessions After-School; Fall and Winter Adaptive Youth, Adult Recreation Programs Also Offered 8/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue programs to safely engage youth after school through September. In addition, PRM will offer in-person adaptive recreation programs through December for middle school and high school youth and adults, providing fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with special needs.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach On Court’s Ruling In Favor of the County On the Measure A Lawsuit 8/20/2021 Earlier this year, a lawsuit was filed challenging the County of Los Angeles’ cost and methodology for a recount of the City’s Measure A ballot initiative.
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First Responders Work Together to Reduce Use of Force Through Integrated Medical Intervention Response Pilot Program 8/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Fire Department and Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications (DPEC) have come together to implement an Integrated Medical Intervention Response (IMR) pilot program. The collaborative program is designed to reduce use of force incidents by providing medical assistance on calls for service involving agitated, combative or violent individuals.
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Bike, Skate or Stroll on Artesia Boulevard During an Open Streets Preview of Proposed Street Improvements 8/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) “Go Human” campaign, invites the community to participate in an open streets event designed to help reimagine Artesia Boulevard. Activate Artesia Boulevard pop-up safety improvements will be available beginning Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22, 2021, with activities held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday between Atlantic and Lewis avenues, in coordination with the Uptown Jazz Festival.
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 8/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021, requiring facial coverings at outdoor mega events, regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking; requiring vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before an event starts for indoor gatherings with 1,000 or more participants or spectators; incorporating prior California Department of Public Health (CDPH) orders; and expanding the health care worker vaccine requirement to dental workers and home health care workers. 
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding COVID-19 Booster Shots 8/18/2021 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it is recommending a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for those who have received Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than eight months ago. The vaccines have proven to be effective, even against the widely circulating Delta variant, but the protection decreases over time and federal health officials said a booster shot could be needed to prolong the vaccine’s longevity.
Public Invited to Dedication of the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park 8/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is hosting a dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Houghton Community Center complex, the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park. The public event will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021, before the start of the 10th annual Uptown Jazz Festival.
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Data Show Vaccine Effectiveness Against COVID-19 8/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - Data collected as of July 31, 2021 by the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) show that partially-vaccinated or unvaccinated people are 11.6 times more likely to be infected by COVID-19 than their fully vaccinated counterparts.
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Third Vaccine Dose Available for Those With Certain Underlying Health Conditions 8/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorizations (EAUs) for both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow for a third dose for certain immune-compromised individuals. Following the guidance and recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the Health and Human Services Department and COVID-19 vaccine providers in the city will begin offering third doses to those who have certain immune-compromised conditions. 
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City of Long Beach Reopens Emergency Rental Assistance Program 8/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City has reopened the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) for qualified landlords and tenants to apply for pandemic-related rental assistance. The reopening of the program is due to an additional $13.1 million the City has recently received in state and federal funding, bringing the program budget up to $64 million. 
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City of Long Beach Provides Guidance on Accessing COVID-19 Vaccination Records 8/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - Everyone who is vaccinated in California can now request a COVID-19 Vaccination Record. As more industries and organizations start to require proof of vaccination, the City encourages the community to utilize the various services available at no cost to maintain vaccination records. There are three types of official vaccination records.
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Long Beach Municipal Band Set to Perform With Newly Appointed Conductor Kurt Curtis 8/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) Department Long Beach Municipal Band is welcoming residents and visitors back for its two-week season of free performances at parks throughout the city, beginning August 17, 2021.
City Partners With Local Schools to Encourage Students to Get Vaccinated by Fall 8/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - In an effort to encourage more students to get the COVID-19 vaccine before in-person learning resumes for the fall semester, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is offering extended hours and more vaccination clinics while partnering with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach City College (LBCC) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to ensure all eligible youth receive their life-saving vaccinations.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer New In-Person Recreation Classes Starting in September 8/6/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will offer several new, in-person recreation classes for people of all ages beginning in September. All classes will adhere to current COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Long Beach Health Department Collaborates With UCLA to Bring One-Stop Mobile Clinic Delivering HIV, Substance Use Care to Multi-Service Center 8/5/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is participating in a new clinical study trial, in partnership with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health, to deliver health services to improve HIV and substance use outcomes. The mobile health clinic is temporarily located at the Multi-Service Center (MSC), which primarily serves people experiencing homelessness.
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COVID-19 Vaccinations Should Top Back-to-School Lists as Students Return to In-Person Learning 7/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is reminding parents and students that, for youth ages 12 and older, the time to vaccinate against COVID-19 is now as school prepares to resume in person. College students are also urged to get vaccinated before the start of the fall semester.
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City of Long Beach Announces Storefront Reopening and Board-Up Removal Program 7/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Storefront Reopening and Board-Up Removal (SRBR) Program, which provides a grant to property and business owners for the removal and haul-away of boarding materials used to cover windows and storefronts in response to either the COVID-19 pandemic, State and local health orders or civil unrest that occurred in the city last year.
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City Shifts to Local and Mobile Vaccination Sites as Mass Clinic at Convention Center Closes 7/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach’s mass vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center (Convention Center) has distributed more than 215,000 vaccines since its opening in January 2021. Today, with 72% of the city’s adult population having received at least one dose, health officials confirm the site effectively served its purpose during a time of high demand, and now the Convention Center can resume normal operations, hosting events and conventions starting in August. Moving forward, the City has strategically focused its efforts on neighborhood distribution, with more than 20 vaccination options already in place each week in addition to local pharmacies and medical providers. The mass vaccination site will end operations on Friday, July 30, 2021.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding the Updated Guidance for Congregate Facilities and Health Settings 7/26/2021 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced new guidance for healthcare settings and other high-risk congregate settings, including new mask and testing requirements, for the prevention of spreading COVID-19.
Community Invited to Provide Input on Parks, Recreation and Marine Strategic Plan 7/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach’s Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is in the process of preparing a Strategic Plan (Plan), and the community is invited to provide input on the new Plan, which will guide future operational decisions and park services over the next decade.
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City of Long Beach Announces Business License Tax and Fee Grant 7/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Business License Tax and Fee Grant. The grant will cover certain business license taxes and fees for eligible restaurants.
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Long Beach Augmented Reality Exhibition Challenges Developers to Compete for $14,000 Prize 7/26/2021 Long Beach, CA -  As part of the Long Beach Augmented Reality (AR) Challenge, artists and developers will share their AR talent and expertise with the public through an interactive exhibition that superimposes digital data and images over Downtown Long Beach’s real-world landscape. The exhibition is taking place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 2021, at Harvey Milk Promenade Park (185 E. 3rd St.).
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Temporary Long Beach Shelter for Migrant Children Completes Reunifications and Ceases Operations 7/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - After reuniting 1,538 migrant children with family members or sponsors from the Emergency Intake Shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that it is ceasing operations ahead of schedule at the temporary facility today, July 23, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Launches New Restorative Engagement to Achieve Collective Health (REACH) Outreach Teams to Help People Experiencing Homelessness 7/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Department of Health and Human Services will lead two newly formed, coordinated outreach teams to help people in Long Beach who are experiencing homelessness. The Restorative Engagement to Achieve Collective Health (REACH) outreach teams will focus on physical and mental health as part of their outreach efforts. 
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Public Invited to Attend Cherry Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony on July 24 7/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the upgraded Cherry Park Playground, 1901 E. 45th St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Development in Midtown 7/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) and Linc Housing Corporation (Linc), today celebrated the opening of the Spark at Midtown (Spark), a new, 95-unit supportive and affordable housing community in Midtown Long Beach.
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Kevin Riper Named Director of Long Beach Financial Management Department 7/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, City Manager Tom Modica appointed Kevin Riper as Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Department of Financial Management (FM). Mr. Riper brings to the City more than 30 years of leadership experience in municipal finance, with extensive and worldly expertise in financial management of local, state and federal governments. Mr. Riper will oversee the management and administration of the City’s financial structure and ensure the timely and accurate reporting of the City’s annual budget consisting of more than $3 billion.
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Long Beach Public Library to Offer Online Workshop for Libby App 7/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is offering an online workshop for the award-winning Libby app, the one-tap app reading app from OverDrive. The virtual session will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021, and will be open to new and existing app users.
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order Regarding to Use of Facial Coverings 7/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, reinstating the use of facial coverings for everyone in indoor public settings and businesses, regardless of vaccination status. The mandate comes as Long Beach has seen a significant rise in COVID-19 cases in the month since the State of California fully reopened; Long Beach’s updated Health Order is in alignment with Los Angeles County's order released earlier today.

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Long Beach Public Library Expands Tech To-Go Program 7/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is expanding its new Tech To-Go program, a Chromebook computer and MiFi hotspot lending service launched in April 2021.
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Long Beach Unveils Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget 7/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach unveiled its Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 22) Budget. The Proposed FY 22 Budget is $3 billion and continues the tradition of providing a diverse array of services addressing the City Council’s priorities while emphasizing good financial management and policies. 
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Health Officer Regarding Indoor Mask Requirements 7/15/2021 The City of Long Beach has seen a 288% increase in average daily cases over the past two weeks as well as a current case rate of 7.5 per 100,000 residents, up from less than 1 per 100,000 on June 15.
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City of Long Beach Sees Significant Rise in COVID-19 Cases 7/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - In the month since California reopened, there has been a steady increase in cases, most of which are among the unvaccinated. This unfortunate trend has grown more serious in the past two weeks, as the average number of new cases per day has risen from 17 to 66 — a 288% increase.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Resume Adult Recreational Baseball League 7/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is now accepting registration for its popular adult baseball league, which was temporarily paused last year due to COVID-19 precautions. Both in-person and online sign-up options are available.
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City of Long Beach Offers $8,000 Reward for Information About Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Desecration 7/15/2021 Long Beach, CA -  The Long Beach City Council has approved a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the desecration of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on July 2, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Announces Reopening of More City Facilities for In-Person Services 7/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has reopened additional City facilities to the public effective immediately, after temporarily modifying operations and halting in-person services due to COVID-19 precautions.
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Long Beach Public Library Now Offering Free Ancestry Resource 7/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will be showcasing a different digital resource each month via the LBPL website and social media pages. This month kicks it off with Ancestry Library Edition, a resource that can be used to gather information about one’s genealogy and family history.
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Application Period Available Through Sunday, July 11 for Emergency Rental Assistance Program 7/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - The last day for renters and landlords to apply for the multimillion-dollar Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) is by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Individuals who have started their online applications are especially encouraged to complete the submittal process by the deadline, which has previously been extended twice to encourage more participation.
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City of Long Beach Marks Vaccination Milestone 7/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach reached a vaccination milestone, with 70% of adults, or 253,638 community members 18 and older, now having received at least one vaccine against COVID-19.
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Fourth of July Weekend Public Safety Statistics 7/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - To ensure an enjoyable and safe holiday for all, last month the City of Long Beach encouraged residents and visitors to celebrate safely over the Fourth of July holiday weekend and reminded residents that all fireworks, including those labeled Safe and Sane, are illegal in Long Beach.
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City Announces Expanded Mobile Vaccination Sites and New Schedule in Effect 7/2/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will offer 11 new COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic options throughout July in an effort to make vaccines more accessible. In addition, vaccines will continue to be offered at many of the City's regular vaccination sites. The Long Beach Convention Center vaccination site will offer walk-ups throughout the month, but will end its drive-through operations on July 17.
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City of Long Beach Introduces New Online Events and Meetings Calendar 7/2/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched a new events calendar viewable on the City’s website, under the “Events” tab. The new calendar provides a more comprehensive list of events to offer the public a one-stop shop for all City-sponsored events and meetings, enhancing engagement and transparency.
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Residents Encouraged to Participate in Free ‘Scoop for Shots’ 6/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - From today, June 30, through Labor Day, September 6, 2021, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) and Handel’s Ice Cream are partnering together to offer free ice cream to those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination. The incentive aims to encourage more individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19, including students who may be returning to in-person instruction in the fall.
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Long Beach City Council to Resume Meetings With Community Joining In-Person July 6 6/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Long Beach City Council will welcome the community back to in-person meetings at the Bob Foster Civic Chamber at Long Beach City Hall, 411 W. Ocean Blvd. The public is invited to participate in the meetings, which were temporarily held virtually via Webex due to COVID-19 precautions.
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Summer Concerts Return to El Dorado Nature Center 6/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s (PRM) El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., will welcome the community to their 2021 Summer Concert Series beginning Thursday, July 8, 2021. The annual event, which was temporarily paused last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is a favorite among residents and their families.
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Long Beach Reports Increase in Spread of Flea-Borne Typhus 6/29/2021 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has observed a significant increase in typhus cases in the first half of 2021. Cases of flea-borne typhus in Long Beach are currently more than double that of past years, with 10 cases reported so far, compared to a year-to-date average of 4 cases. 
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Delta Variant of COVID-19 Virus Found in Long Beach 6/28/2021 On June 28, 2021, the Long Beach Health Department discovered that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is present in our city. Statewide, the Delta variant has increased from 4.5% of sampled cases on May 21 to 14.5% on June 21. This variant, which is believed to be more transmissible and more likely to cause severe disease, is of grave concern, especially to unvaccinated people. Elsewhere in the country and across the world, case rates and hospitalizations are rapidly increasing among unvaccinated populations. The Delta variant is quickly spreading and is expected to become the dominant variant in the U.S. within weeks.
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Six More Long Beach Public Library Branches to Reopen to Public 6/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will resume in-person services at six more library locations by July 6. The libraries, which first closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic, have been reopening in phases beginning last month with Billie Jean King Main Library and Bay Shore, Mark Twain and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries. Bret Harte and Los Altos Neighborhood Libraries will reopen Tuesday, June 29, and Ruth Bach, Brewitt, Burnett and Dana Neighborhood Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, July 6.
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City of Long Beach Fourth of July Holiday Schedule 6/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - In observance of the Fourth of July holiday on Sunday, July 4, 2021, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules on Monday, July 5.
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City of Long Beach Announces New BizCare Outreach Team 6/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Economic Development has expanded its BizCare Program to include a new BizCare Outreach Team. The team, comprised of City staff, will be focused on helping small businesses located in low-to-moderate income areas of the city learn about and benefit from small business grants, loans, technical assistance and other resources.
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City Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely Over Fourth of July Weekend 6/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is encouraging residents and visitors to celebrate safely over the Fourth of July holiday weekend to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe holiday. All personal fireworks are prohibited in the City of Long Beach and residents can expect ongoing citywide enforcement of the City’s fireworks ordinance.
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Long Beach Launches Commercial Food Scraps Collection Pilot Program 6/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - As part of the City of Long Beach’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste and improve recycling across the city, the Department of Public Works Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) has launched the City’s first Commercial Food Scraps Collection Program. The pilot program, developed as a collaborative effort with local businesses, will divert food scraps from the waste stream and create renewable energy, reduce food waste and prevent potent greenhouse gas emissions.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches Updated Mobile App 6/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) mobile app has moved to a new platform, making searching the LBPL catalog, placing holds and checking accounts even easier.
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City of Long Beach Juneteenth Schedule 6/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a new federal holiday, effective immediately. Juneteenth commemorates the official end of slavery that occurred on June 19, 1865, and is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1983. In support of this historic moment and to stand in solidarity with the city’s diverse communities, the City of Long Beach will observe Juneteenth as an official City-wide holiday on Monday, June 21, 2021.
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Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) Detected at Long Beach Animal Care Services Shelter 6/18/2021 On June 12, 2021, Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) discovered that a kitten who entered the shelter on June 4 had contracted Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV), also known as Feline Distemper. Additional kittens were confirmed to be infected with FPV in the subsequent days. LBACS staff is implementing several measures that will protect the population of cats currently in their care.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Free and Low-Cost Recreation Programs Starting June 21 6/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - With long summer days and kids on school break, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer 10 weeks of free and low-cost recreation programs for families, teens and older adults, beginning June 21. Community members can call or visit their neighborhood park for schedules and to register for activities.
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Long Beach Named as Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge 6/18/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach is one of 50 Champion Cities selected on June 15, 2021, as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These 50 urban innovations rose to the top of a competitive pool of more than 630 applications from 99 countries, in the first-ever Global Mayors Challenge.
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Long Beach Encourages Drivers to Give the Phone a Break 6/18/2021 Effective July 1, 2021, California drivers could face increased penalties for using handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle, and the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) encourages drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the road. The new law increases the penalties for distracted driving offenses to include a point on a driver’s record. Currently, the only penalty for using a cellphone in a handheld manner is a $162 fine.
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Long Beach Airport Offers New Hawaii Travel Resources in Time for Summer 6/18/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) released a video today that highlights the Airport’s new position as a major launching point for travel to Hawaii. The video is available on the recently developed lgb.org/hawaii webpage, which serves as a repository for travel tips out of LGB, flight schedules and suggested itineraries for travelers planning a vacation to the islands.
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Long Beach Public Library Invites Author Mark Oshiro to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month 6/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - Award-winning young adult author Mark Oshiro will join the Long Beach Public Library in celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month at a virtual event created specifically for teens on Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m.
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State Releases Health Guidance in Preparation of Full Reopening Today 6/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued new guidance as the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier system comes to an end and California prepares to fully reopen the economy today, Tuesday, June 15. The City will issue an updated Health Order in alignment with the State.
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City Announces Permanent Prohibition and Enforcement of Flavored Tobacco Products Begins August 15 6/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning August 15, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will implement and enforce prohibition of the sale or distribution of certain flavored tobacco products, to further protect public health. Resources are available for those who want to quit smoking.
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Long Beach Holds ‘Sharks for Shots’ Vaccination Clinic June 17 6/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach invites community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, June 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and receive free admission to see sharks and other sea creatures. The incentive aims to encourage more individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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City Extends Application Period for Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Another 30 Days 6/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach for the second time is extending by 30 days the deadline for residential landlords and tenants to apply for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP). The new deadline for the multi-million-dollar program is now July 11, 2021. Previously, the deadline was extended to June 11, 2021.
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Long Beach City Council Approves New Fireworks Ordinance 6/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - In an effort to bolster fireworks-related enforcement efforts throughout the city, the Long Beach City Council has unanimously approved an enhanced fireworks ordinance within the City Health and Safety Code, outlined in Long Beach Municipal Code Chapter 8.81. This action creates a new fireworks ordinance specific to the City of Long Beach and expands the scope of liability and penalties associated with illegal fireworks activity. 
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City of Long Beach Announces New Commercial Rental Assistance Grant Program 6/11/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is launching a grant program that will help small businesses pay their commercial rent, if they have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 and State and Local Health Orders that restricted business operations.
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Community Invited to Participate in Father’s Day Celebration 6/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with local community-based organizations, is hosting a block party in honor of Father’s Day. The community is invited to attend the free event on Saturday, June 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 14th Street Park, located at Cedar Avenue and W. 14th Street, with an easy opportunity to get vaccinated and enjoy the festivities.
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Discover Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Summer Programs at the ‘Sunshine Seeking’ Scavenger Hunt on June 18 6/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) invites residents to participate in “Sunshine Seeking,” a fun scavenger hunt that leads them to five City parks where participants will meet PRM staff and learn all about the various free and low cost activities provided by PRM for youth and families, including recreation classes, summer camps and programs. No reservations or registrations are necessary for this in-person activity.
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City of Long Beach to Align with California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Masks 6/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - On June 9, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance for individuals for the use of masks for the prevention of spreading COVID-19. This updated guidance aligns with the masking guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and goes into effect on June 15, 2021.
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Long Beach Public Library Seeks Community Input 6/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has launched a survey to ascertain community interest and preferences in a variety of service areas. The survey is available online now through August 28 and is available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog. Paper copies of the survey, also available in multiple languages, are available at all library locations offering Grab & Go and LBPL To-Go services.
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California State Librarian Greg Lucas Visits Billie Jean King Main Library 6/9/2021 Long Beach, CA – Recently, the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) hosted California State Librarian Greg Lucas, along with Long Beach City Councilwoman Cindy Allen and representatives from the LBPL Foundation and Friends of the LBPL organizations, for a detailed tour of the Billie Jean King (BJK) Main Library. The tour featured the recently added Khmer search index feature, funded by a grant issued by the California State Library and one of the first features of its kind in the nation, in addition to other innovative and adaptive LBPL amenities.
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City Continues Incentive Program for People Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine 6/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) is continuing to hold daily opportunity drawings through Saturday, June 12, for those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated. This week’s prizes include gift cards and complimentary stays at local hotels.
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UPDATED: City to Unveil and Dedicate New Pride Lifeguard Tower 6/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Thursday, June 10, the City of Long Beach will celebrate the installation and dedication of a new Pride Lifeguard Tower located at Shoreline Way and 12th Place. The community is invited to participate in the dedication ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
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City of Long Beach Regains Control of the Queen Mary for First Time in Over 40 Years 6/4/2021 Long Beach, CA – For the first time in over 40 years, the City of Long Beach will regain full control of the Queen Mary, effective today, June 4, 2021. The City is committed to preserving the historic Queen Mary, ensuring the ship is properly restored and cared for. 
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Resume Adult Recreational Softball Leagues 6/3/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will resume adult recreational team sports for slow pitch softball in Men’s, Coed and Senior Divisions. Both online and in-person registration begins on Tuesday, June 8, at 9 a.m.
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Prepare Your Pet for Emergencies 6/2/2021 Long Beach, CA - June is Pet Preparedness Month, and the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is encouraging pet owners to include their four-legged friends in emergency planning through a variety of preparedness tips, community outreach and educational activities. Additionally, in collaboration with the City’s Animal Care Services, pet adoptions that occur during the month of June will receive free pet emergency preparedness kits.
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Residents Encouraged to Get Vaccinated to Qualify for Local and State Incentives as State Prepares to Fully Reopen Economy 6/1/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is encouraging community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine to qualify to receive gift cards and cash prizes from the State of California and be entered into daily opportunity drawings held by the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department). The incentives aim to encourage more individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as California moves toward a full reopening of the economy on June 15.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches 2021 Annual Summer Reading Program 5/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will kick off its 2021 Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m., via the LBPL Facebook page. The special kick-off event will feature virtual performances by Christopher T. Magician and Pacific Animal Productions.
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City to Transition Rapid Assessment Clinic to Mobile Outreach Vehicle Team June 1 5/28/2021 Long Beach, CA – At the conclusion of its standard operation today, May 28, the City of Long Beach will demobilize the structure of its Rapid Assessment Clinic (RAC), located at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), and transition it to an onsite mobile outreach vehicle team. The new RAC mobile outreach team will begin operations on Tuesday, June 1, and will continue to provide various no-cost medical services to the community.
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City Provides Tips to Prevent the Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases 5/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Health Department is asking residents and businesses to partner with them in controlling mosquitoes and preventing diseases. City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis advises that residents should follow the below precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry.
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Long Beach to Offer Summer Adaptive Youth and Adult Recreation Programs 5/27/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in person adaptive recreation programs for middle and high school youth and adults, providing fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with disabilities. Programs will run June 21 through August 27, and registration begins on Monday, June 7, at 2:30 p.m.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer New In-Person Recreation Classes in June 5/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer several new in-person recreation classes beginning in June. Classes will be offered for ages preschool to 50 years and older, and include a variety of physical, intellectual and fun interests. Registration for all classes begins May 27 at 10 a.m. online and in person.
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Evening Vaccination Clinics at Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus Begins Today 5/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, May 24, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will open an evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), on weekdays.
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City Continues Incentive Program for People Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine 5/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, May 24, through Saturday, May 29, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department will continue to hold daily opportunity drawings for those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated. This week’s prizes include Apple Airpods and complimentary stays at local hotels.
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City of Long Beach Memorial Day Closures 5/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - In addition to the closure of City of Long Beach facilities and services in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, 2021, the City is also reminding Long Beach residents and visitors to practice all health and safety protocols over the holiday weekend to keep our community safe and free from upward trends in cases of COVID-19.
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City of Long Beach Partners with Long Beach Unified School District to Host Vaccine Clinics on Campus 5/21/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to host vaccine clinics on select school campuses as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to ensuring COVID-19 vaccinations are accessible to all.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Sponsor Free Summer Food Service Program for Children June 21 through August 27 5/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - For the 42nd year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritious meals to Long Beach children and youth throughout the summer months.
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Long Beach Permit Center at City Hall Begins Limited In-Person Services for Customers 5/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Development Permit Center, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, is now open for limited in-person services by appointment only for Express Permits related to minor construction projects. Same-day appointments can be scheduled when available (walk-ins without appointments will not be allowed).
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Long Beach to Hold Daily Opportunity Drawings for People Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine 5/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, May 17, through Saturday, May 22, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department is holding daily opportunity drawings for those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Resume Issuing Reservation Permits for Picnic Groves and Bandshells Beginning May 24 5/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will resume issuing reservation permits for park picnic groves, bandshells and amphitheater on Monday, May 24.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding CDC Face Covering Recommendations 5/14/2021 The City is aware of the new CDC recommendations regarding face coverings for vaccinated individuals. Long Beach will work with the California Department of Public Health, which advises on such matters at the state level, before moving forward. Until the State Health Order changes, the City cannot amend its Health Order and Long Beach’s mask mandate remains in place, including for vaccinated individuals. More details will be available in the coming days.
Long Beach Public Library Celebrates 125 Years of Service 5/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is celebrating 125 years of service to the community and invites the public to follow their social media for news, updates and the latest surprises to join in the celebration.
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Health Department Offers Assistance With State Medical Insurance Enrollment 5/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is providing enrollment assistance to those who may be eligible for Medi-Cal and Covered California. Both State-operated insurance programs offer access to primary care, emergency treatment and mental health services to all who qualify.
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City of Long Beach to Begin Vaccinating Residents Ages 12 Years and Older 5/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach anticipates that COVID-19 vaccinations for those ages 12 and older will begin Thursday, May 13. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15 on May 10, 2021, which was followed by approvals from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today, May 12. Review from the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup also is taking place today. The Health and Human Services department is planning a May 13 start date in anticipation of final approval. 
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City Manager Appoints Meredith Reynolds as Special Deputy City Manager for Recovery 5/12/2021 Long Beach, CA – Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Meredith Reynolds to the new position of Special Deputy City Manager for Recovery, responsible for leading the City’s efforts in implementing the Long Beach Recovery Act to fund various economic, public health and fiscal initiatives critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Extends Application Period by 30 Days for Rental Assistance Program 5/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Development Services Department is extending the deadline for residential landlords and tenants to submit applications for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) to June 11, 2021. The previous deadline for the new program approved in March was May 12, 2021.
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Long Beach Offering Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets for People Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine 5/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - From today, May 11, through Saturday, May 15, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department is providing two general admission tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific to anyone receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated.
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After Successful Toy and Book Drive, Long Beach Launches New Letter Writing Campaign for Migrant Children 5/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - This past weekend, the City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), wrapped up a successful toy and book drive that concluded with the community providing approximately 30,000 toys and books for the children temporarily being housed at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) humanitarian shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center. Today, the City announced a new community campaign to bring letters of encouragement to the children as they await reunification or to take with them as they are reunited, which is currently happening for many of the children.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Free Hybrid Camp for Youth this Summer; Extends Free Mobile Recess Program 5/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer a free hybrid (virtual and in-person) summer camp June 21 through August 27 for youth ages 5 to 12. Campers will enjoy fun from the comfort of their home three days a week and in-person two days a week at Heartwell Park. The Mobile Recess Program will also continue to be offered this summer, with a new series running June 21 through August 27. Registration for both programs begins May 10 at 2 p.m. online and in person.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month; Supportive Services are Available 5/7/2021 The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is launching the Mental Health Matters campaign, during Mental Health Awareness Month this May, to raise awareness and bring supportive services to lessen the stigma associated with reaching out for help.
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City Begins Construction of Solar Canopies at Public Parking Facilities 5/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Public Works has begun the construction of solar canopy installations on three designated public parking facilities in the Downtown area. This work marks the first of two phases for the City’s solar energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PFMG Solar Long Beach, LLC for the construction and operation of ten solar arrays at various public facilities throughout Long Beach. All projects are estimated to be completed by spring 2022.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer ‘Nature Kids Discovery’ Summer Camp Programs at El Dorado Nature Center 5/6/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer Nature Kids Discovery summer camp programs at El Dorado Nature Center, beginning June 21. Registration for each one-week session begins May 11 at 8 a.m. online and in person.
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Long Beach Moves into State’s Yellow Tier for Economic Reopening; Revised Health Order Issued 5/5/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Health and Human Services Department has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on May 5, as Long Beach enters the Yellow (Minimal) Tier, the third of four tiers outlined under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
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New Memorial Monument Commemorated During Virtual Police and Fire Memorial Ceremony 5/4/2021 Long Beach, CA - Earlier today, the City of Long Beach commemorated its new Police and Fire Memorial Monument during a virtual Police and Fire Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony is a longstanding tradition for the Police and Fire Departments and pays tribute to the 29 police employees and 14 firefighters who have lost their lives in service to our community. The memorial monument, installed at the Long Beach Civic Center, is a collaborative effort by the City of Long Beach and numerous business and community leaders.
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Long Beach Public Library Begins Limited Re-Opening at Four Locations on May 18 5/4/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will reopen four locations with limited capacity, starting Tuesday, May 18. Billie Jean King (BJK) Main Library, Bay Shore, Mark Twain and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries will re-open to the public for visits up to 30 minutes long. Book stacks will be open for browsing, and public computers and printing services will be available.
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Long Beach Airport Sets Emissions Reduction Target, Begins Carbon Accreditation Process 4/30/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) will enter the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program and pledges to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions on a per passenger basis by 20% in 2025 and 40% in 2030. Administered by Airports Council International (ACI), the ACA program helps airports identify, manage and reduce their carbon emissions.
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Long Beach Public Library Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month 4/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month throughout May with a series of virtual programs, events and activities for all ages. Through story times, book discussions and cultural programs, the Library will celebrate and uplift the beauty of many AAPI stories, voices and experiences that add richness to the cultural landscape of Long Beach.
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Long Beach Celebrates National Bike Month in May 4/29/2021 Long Beach, CA – This May, the City of Long Beach will celebrate National Bike Month by offering a wide variety of self-guided mobility-related activities, virtual events, bicycle infrastructure and safety tips, and other activities for residents to participate in. From bike rides to bike history, to social media promos, there is something for everyone.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department regarding the reinstatement of the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen Vaccine 4/28/2021 Following the recommendation of the California Department of Public Health and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the City of Long Beach has lifted the temporary pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine since it has been determined to be safe and effective. Clinics in California may begin administering the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine immediately while ensuring they provide appropriate educational materials to inform patients of the vaccine’s low risk of associated health effects and other available vaccine options.
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City Nearly Doubles Hours of Operation for People to Get Vaccinated Without an Appointment at Convention Center Site 4/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has increased non-appointment options for people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at the Long Beach Convention Center vaccination site. Those who are 16 years and older can now receive a vaccination without an appointment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, for both drive-through and walk-up options.
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New Mobile Community Vaccine Clinics Open at Admiral Kidd, MacArthur and Houghton Parks 4/23/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has begun operations for three new Mobile Community Vaccine Clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccine in areas of Long Beach that saw the highest case rates during the past year. These three mobile vaccine clinics do not require appointments and are open to residents and workers in Long Beach who are 16 years and older.
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Updated: Long Beach Launches Toy and Book Donation Drive for Arriving Migrant Children 4/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), is launching a toy and book donation drive to support and comfort children arriving to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center.
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Operations Begin for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Migrant Children Shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center 4/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began operations for their Emergency Intake Shelter, located at the Long Beach Convention Center, for unaccompanied children arriving from the border of Mexico. Long Beach has welcomed its first group of children, a mixed group of boys and girls, today.
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Long Beach Public Library Adds Khmer Searching to the Online Catalog 4/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has added Khmer searching capability to its online catalog. With this new functionality, available through the online catalog at longbeach.gov/library, readers can search for authors, titles, or subjects in Khmer to find Khmer titles located in the Library.
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City of Long Beach Launches Online Portal to Support Community Involvement in the Migrant Children Humanitarian Effort 4/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach today launched an online portal with detailed information on how community members, local organizations and businesses can help support the migrant children who will be temporarily sheltered at the Long Beach Convention Center as part of the federal government’s national humanitarian effort to support unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the southern borders. Children are expected to begin arriving at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shelter sometime this week.
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Long Beach to Allow Increased Capacity for Private Gatherings, Indoor Live Events with Restrictions Starting April 16 4/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Health Order, effective today, allowing indoor seated live events and performances, indoor family entertainment operations and modifications to private social gatherings. 
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Long Beach Animal Care Services Reports Distemper Outbreak 4/15/2021 Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is notifying the public of a critical animal health situation. A distemper outbreak has been reported, affecting more than 38 raccoons and at least one skunk, primarily in the east Long Beach area.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches Tech To-Go! 4/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching Tech To-Go, a new Chromebook computer and Mifi hotspot lending service to support school students.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department regarding rare occurrence of blood clotting after receiving the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen Vaccine 4/13/2021 The Long Beach Health Department is complying with the federal mandate to pause the administration of the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine after reports of a rare and severe type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) following vaccine administration.
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City of Long Beach Now Accepting Applications for New Rental Assistance Program 4/13/2021  Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Development Services Department is now accepting applications from landlords and tenants for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP), the new program that was established under the Long Beach Recovery Act approved last month by the City Council.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer ‘Nature Detectives’ After School Camp at El Dorado Nature Center in May 4/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue the popular Nature Detectives after school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center in May. Registration for the four-week program, available for children ages 5 to 9, begins April 20 at 8 a.m.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Wetland Warriors Cleanup Program Resumes April 17 4/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) El Dorado Nature Center will resume its Wetland Warriors Volunteer Program on Saturday, April 17, and is seeking community volunteers to participate in the cleanup.
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City of Long Beach Will Begin Vaccinating Residents Ages 16 Years and Older Starting Today 4/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today that, effective immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services will begin vaccinating all residents ages 16 years and older. Beginning April 15, those who work in Long Beach who are 16 years and older will also be eligible.
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Long Beach City Council Approves Negotiations to Begin U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Use of Convention Center for Humanitarian Effort 4/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council has unanimously approved a formal request from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement to enter into contract negotiations to support the national humanitarian effort to provide safe, temporary shelter to unaccompanied migrant children who are currently being housed in overcrowded Border Patrol facilities. The temporary emergency shelter facility will be located at the Long Beach Convention Center.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Virtual and Outdoor Recreation Classes Beginning as Early as Next Week 4/6/2021 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is now offering several recreation classes in virtual and outdoor formats. Classes focus in areas of youth enrichment and education, and adult and youth fitness; all classes will adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer In-Person Summer Day Camps June 21 through August 27 4/1/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in-person summer day camps from June 21 through August 27. Youth ages 5 to 12 will enjoy crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities and more, all while following COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all campers and staff.
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City of Long Beach Launches New COVID-19 Relief Payment Plan Program 4/1/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched a new COVID-19 Relief Payment Plan Program, providing Long Beach businesses and residents adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic the opportunity to pay outstanding balances over time.
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Long Beach Airport Seeks Development Proposals for 27 Acres 3/31/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach released a Request for Proposals (RFP) today for aeronautical development of all or portions of approximately 27 acres at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The availability of such a large amount of land is rare, with the last large-scale development at the Airport taking place in the 1980s and early 1990s.
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Parks, Recreation and Marine Offers Safety Tips for Park and Beach Visitors on Easter Sunday 3/31/2021 Sunday, April 4, is the Easter holiday and a busy day for parks and beaches in Long Beach. To best prepare for an enjoyable and safe visit, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine advises visitors of the following public safety tips and park rules.
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Long Beach Issues Revised Health Order, Moves Into State’s Orange Tier for Economic Reopening 3/31/2021 Long Beach, CA - City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 1, as Long Beach enters the Orange (Moderate) Tier, the third of four tiers outlined under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
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Long Beach Appoints New Director of Human Resources 3/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Joseph (Joe) Ambrosini, an experienced human resources executive, to the position of Director of the Department of Human Resources. Mr. Ambrosini brings to the City experience in responsible and progressive human resource management in both the public and private sectors, including executive level management, strategic program management, training and employee development, organizational development and labor and employee relations.
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City of Long Beach Will Begin Vaccinating Residents Ages 50 Years and Older Starting Today 3/25/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today that, effective immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services will begin vaccinating all residents, as well as those who work in Long Beach, ages 50 years and older. Long Beach will be one of the first health jurisdictions in California to expand vaccine access to people in this age group.
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City of Long Beach Opens Augmented Reality Challenge for Submissions 3/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is inviting members of the developer community to apply for the Long Beach Augmented Reality (AR) Challenge. AR is an interactive experience, provided through a set of technologies, that superimposes digital data and images atop a real-world environment. The Long Beach AR challenge will invite participants to imagine and develop AR applications that re-activate Downtown Long Beach and celebrate its historic past, diverse present, and limitless future.
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Tsunami Preparedness Week 2021: Plan Your Evacuation Route 3/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Long Beach Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications encourages residents to participate in Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 22 through 26, with several virtual activities to educate community members on how to prepare for a tsunami and other emergencies.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs Through June 18 3/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will offer more sessions beginning April 12 through June 18 for four important programs that safely engage youth, including the Mobile Recess Program, After School Camps, Community Learning Hubs and the Virtual After School Program. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins on Friday, March 26.
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Long Beach City Council Adopts Long Beach Recovery Act 3/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Tuesday, March 16, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the Long Beach Recovery Act to fund economic, public health and fiscal initiatives for Long Beach residents, business owners and workers critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The adopted $234 million plan includes additional funding provided by the American Rescue Act, including $15 million for the Long Beach Airport and $12.35 million for additional programs for businesses and residents.
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Long Beach Airport Unveils Pandemic-Inspired Art Exhibit 3/17/2021 Long Beach, CA – A new pandemic-themed art exhibit has been unveiled at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The exhibition by local women artists, commissioned by a partnership between the airport and the Arts Council for Long Beach (ARTSLB), reflects uplifting and hopeful messages related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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$20 COVID-19 Testing Now Available for Long Beach Airport Passengers 3/16/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently introduced a new partner, CityHealth Urgent Care, to offer drive-through COVID-19 tests for as low as $20, exclusively for ticketed LGB travelers and employees.
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LGB COVID-19 Testing FAQs here
Long Beach Moves Into the Red Tier of State’s Color-Coded Tier System for Economic Recovery 3/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department has issued an updated Health Order,  effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 15, due to Los Angeles County entering the Red Tier, the second of the four-tier color-coded State system under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Under the revised Order, various sectors, businesses and activities, including indoor dining at restaurants and indoor gym and fitness facilities, may resume certain operations with restrictions.
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City of Long Beach to Open 102-Room Interim Housing Site for People Transitioning to Permanent Housing Solutions 3/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, on March 15, 2021, will begin to operate 102-rooms of interim housing to provide temporary housing for people working to transition to permanent housing solutions. The site is converted from a former Best Western hotel in the 1700 block of Long Beach Boulevard, and was made possible through the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development's (HCD) Homekey Program.
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Long Beach Completes VaxLB List for Eligible Groups and Transitions to State’s My Turn Appointment System 3/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has now completed offering appointments through VaxLB for all eligible groups and will be transitioning to a new online sign-up model. The City of Long Beach will transition to My Turn, the State’s new COVID-19 vaccine notification and appointment system, starting tomorrow. My Turn is now required by the State and is intended to help manage vaccine distribution.
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City of Long Beach to Offer Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Single-Shot Vaccine 3/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach received its first shipment of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine last week, which enables the City to provide even more life-saving shots to people who live and/or work in Long Beach.
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Rain Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rain 3/10/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
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Long Beach Airport Begins Flying to Several New Cities This Week 3/9/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) kicks off inaugural service to seven new destinations this week, significantly enhancing nationwide connections and providing a boost to the City’s economic recovery. With four daily nonstop flights to Hawaii, LGB is now a major launching point for vacations to the islands.
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City Unveils Proposed Long Beach Recovery Act 3/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach unveiled the Proposed Long Beach Recovery Act. The $207 million proposal focuses on various economic, fiscal and public health priorities that promote inclusive, effective and prosperous economic and social recovery for Long Beach residents, business owners and workers critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Will Begin Vaccinating Residents With Disabilities Monday, March 8 3/5/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today an updated schedule for vaccination prioritization will begin on Monday, March 8. The updated schedule allows for Long Beach residents ages 16 to 64, with physical or developmental disabilities, to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. 
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El Dorado Nature Center Closed March 8-10 for Routine Maintenance 3/4/2021 The El Dorado Nature Center Visitor Center, located at 7550 E. Spring Street, will begin routine building fumigation on Monday, March 8, and continue through midday on Wednesday, March 10. The Nature Center, which is normally closed to the public on Mondays, will also be closed to the public on Tuesday, March 9, and until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10. Fumigation treatment of the Visitor Center is necessary to maintain the structure and protect the building from future damage.
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City of Long Beach Rolls Out New Mobile Vaccination Vehicles to Reach Homebound Residents and People in High-Risk Neighborhoods 3/3/2021 Long Beach, CA - This week, the City of Long Beach is rolling out two new mobile vehicles to administer vaccinations to homebound residents and individuals in neighborhoods with the highest coronavirus case rates to reduce the effects of COVID-19.
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City of Long Beach Launches Vaccine Data Page on City’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard 2/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, Feb. 26, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will include a vaccine data page on the City’s existing interactive COVID-19 data dashboard, featuring timely COVID-19 vaccination data for Long Beach. Data include breakdowns of administered vaccine totals and detailed demographic information for vaccinated Long Beach residents.
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Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction of City’s Premium Pay for Grocery Workers Ordinance 2/25/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is pleased that District Court Judge Otis Wright has denied the California Grocers’ Association motion for a preliminary injunction. This will allow Long Beach’s Premium Pay for Grocery Workers Ordinance to stand and ensure that grocery stores pay workers fair compensation in recognition of the risks they are undertaking by continuing to provide their essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Provides CARES Act Grants for Youth Leadership Services 2/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - Most Long Beach youth have attended school and work virtually since March 2020 due to the pandemic and have reported, through participation in the development of the Long Beach Strategic Plan for Youth and Emerging Adults (Strategic Plan), feeling disconnected and isolated from their community, peers and support systems.
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Southland Credit Union Donates Computer Workstations to City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department 2/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - Southland Credit Union has donated more than $100,000 in computer workstations, including equipment and software, to the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM), which will support the City’s after school, teen and senior programs and the Community Learning Hub Program.
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Long Beach Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 2/22/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas west of Belmont Pier in Long Beach temporarily closed for water contact due to a sewage spill.  State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations, out of an abundance of caution, until the water quality meets State requirements.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Spring ‘Nature Detectives’ After School Camp at El Dorado Nature Center 2/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will continue the popular Nature Detectives after school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center on select days in March and April. Registration for the four-week program, available for children ages 5 to 10, begins March 2.
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City of Long Beach Funds Community Projects to Improve Access to Affordable Healthy Food for People Experiencing Food Insecurity Due to COVID-19 2/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to 16 organizations to provide food and nutrition-related services and support to populations experiencing high levels of food insecurity and/or barriers to healthy food access as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer In-Person Day Camps during Long Beach Unified School District Spring Break 2/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will offer in-person day camps during the upcoming Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) spring break, occurring April 5 through 9. LBUSD students ages 5 to 12 will enjoy crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities and more, all while following COVID-19 safety precautions. Registration for the camps begins Feb. 26.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs Through April 2 2/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will offer sessions through Friday, April 2, for four important youth engagement programs, including the Mobile Recess Program, After School Camps, Community Learning Hubs and the Virtual After School Program. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins on Monday, Feb. 22.
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City of Long Beach Provides Additional Support to Local Business with Atlantic Avenue Open Streets 2/12/2021 Long Beach, CA – As part of the City of Long Beach’s ongoing effort to provide COVID-19 support to local businesses, installation has begun for an Atlantic Avenue Open Streets location, located between East Claiborne Drive and East Armando Drive, offering outdoor space for businesses to utilize for dining and other approved services.
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Long Beach Animal Care Services Launches Outreach Efforts for Proposed Strategic Plan 2/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau (LBACS) in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is launching additional outreach efforts for its proposed Strategic Plan and seeks additional input from community members via an online survey and virtual public forums.
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Safer at Home Health Order to Allow Indoor In-Person Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies, with Restrictions 2/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services issued an updated Health Order, effective immediately, allowing indoor in-person religious services and cultural ceremonies to resume, with restrictions, to align with recent changes to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy Purple Tier issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
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City of Long Beach 2021 Presidents Day Holiday Schedule 2/10/2021  Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will adhere to an amended schedule for the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 15. The City reminds residents and visitors to comply with the current Safer at Home Order during the holiday weekend to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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Long Beach Vaccine Clinics to Help Close Equity Gap in Vaccinations 2/6/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) conducted the first vaccine clinic as part of an outreach program that vaccinates people in high-risk neighborhoods via small, community-based clinics. This first clinic, serving primarily Spanish-speaking adults 65 and older, took place at Silverado Park on the Westside and provided 500 doses of vaccine. Spanish-speaking staff were onsite to assist community members and address questions.
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Clínicas de Vacunación en Long Beach Ayudarán Cerrar la Brecha de Equidad en las Vacunas 2/6/2021 Long Beach, CA - Hoy, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de la Ciudad de Long Beach (Departamento de Salud) llevó a cabo la primera clínica de vacunas como parte de un programa de extensión que vacuna a las personas en vecindarios de alto riesgo a través de pequeñas clínicas comunitarias. Esta primera clínica, que atiende principalmente a adultos de 65 años o más que solo hablan español, se llevó a cabo en Silverado Park en el lado oeste y proporcionó 500 dosis de la vacuna. Empleados de la Ciudad que hablan español estuvieron presente para ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad y responder preguntas.
City of Long Beach Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely Super Bowl Weekend 2/4/2021 Long Beach, CA - As Super Bowl weekend approaches, the City of Long Beach is reminding residents to celebrate safely by adhering to the Safer at Home Health Order and other critical safety protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure everyone’s safety.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Re-Launches Strategic Plan Update to Better Serve Community 2/3/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is re-launching the Department Strategic Plan Update (Strategic Plan) following a year-long pause due to the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The community is now invited to see the results from the first community survey and participate in the next round of community outreach. 
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Rain Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rain 1/30/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
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City of Long Beach Prepares to Administer Second Vaccine Doses 1/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Starting the week of February 1, the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin administering second COVID-19 vaccine doses to people who received their first dose in January.
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Long Beach Airport Achieves Global Health Accreditation 1/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently achieved accreditation from the leading trade organization for airports for its commitment to ensuring the health and safety of its passengers and employees since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Aeroplex/Aerolease Group Launches New Solar Energy Project at Long Beach Airport 1/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, Long Beach Airport (LGB) officials celebrated the completion of the largest solar energy project on the Airport campus, marking a milestone in LGB’s growing sustainability program. Aeroplex/Aerolease Group, an aviation property development, consulting and management firm that holds an LGB master lease, installed the new system on their building, which is also host to Signature Flight Support’s fixed base operator (FBO). 
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Long Beach Public Library Offers Free Access to Popular Digital Magazines 1/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has more than 3,500 digital magazines now available through its OverDrive site for free.
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Southwest Airlines Announces Maui Flights From Long Beach Airport 1/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines announced today that it will launch daily, nonstop service from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Maui, beginning in March. The news comes after Southwest saw strong interest in their recently announced flights from LGB to Honolulu, which will also start in March. Flights go on sale today at Southwest.com
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Safer at Home Order 1/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Health Order, effective today, allowing for further reopening of some industries and services, in accordance with California Governor Gavin Newsom lifting the Regional Stay at Home Order. 
City of Long Beach to Conduct Lottery System for Registration of Non-Primary Residence Short-Term Rentals 1/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City announced today that it will be conducting a random drawing lottery to establish a priority registration list for non-primary residence short-term rentals (STR), as allowed under a recently enacted Ordinance adopted by the Long Beach City Council. The first 800 lottery applicants selected will obtain a reservation that can then be used to register their non-primary residence as a legal STR with the City.
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Long Beach Cautions Residents About Continued Rain and Cold System 1/25/2021 Long Beach, CA - A series of storms with heavy rain and lower than normal temperatures are expected in Long Beach and Los Angeles County through Friday, Jan. 29. The National Weather Service is predicting major rain patterns with the most significant rainfall occurring between Wednesday and Friday this week. Strong gusty winds are also expected during this period.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Timeline for Lifting of Regional Stay at Home Order 1/25/2021 Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the lifting of the Regional Stay at Home Order, allowing counties to return to the color-coded tier system that allows for reopening based on case numbers per 100,000 population and the positivity rate among people who have taken COVID-19 tests. The Governor lifted the order because it is projected that Southern California will have over 15% hospital ICU capacity in one month. Los Angeles County, which includes Long Beach, will return to the purple tier under the State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The City will issue an updated Health Order to reflect this change and continue to limit COVID-19 spread in the community.
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Rain Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rain 1/24/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours.  
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City of Long Beach to Begin Education Sector Next Week and Continue to Administer Vaccinations as Allocations Become Available 1/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach continues to administer COVID-19 vaccinations as supply becomes available and is now encouraging all residents to sign up for VaxLB notifications to receive eligibility and future appointment information. The updated VaxLB portal will now notify groups that are currently eligible for vaccine, such as healthcare workers and older adults, and provide notifications to other groups as they become eligible for vaccination.
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Long Beach Launches Unite Us Online Community Resource and Referral Platform to Assist Residents in Accessing COVID-19 Support 1/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has announced the launch of a new online resource and referral platform, powered by Unite Us, that will help residents connect to City and community programs that support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. In addition to connecting residents with critical resources, through this effort the City is helping expand Unite California, a coordinated care network of health and social care providers.
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Food Sector Workers to be Vaccinated in Coming Days 1/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - This week begins the rollout of vaccinations for food sector workers. Appointments for the week of Jan. 19 already are full, but food sector workers are encouraged to check with their employers or sign up for updates using the City’s new online vaccination portal, VaxLB
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City Launches Mass Vaccination Clinic at Long Beach Convention Center 1/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is launching a mass vaccination clinic at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center for healthcare workers and older adults. Appointments are required.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Continue ‘Nature Detectives’ After School Camp at El Dorado Nature Center 1/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue the popular Nature Detectives after school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.) beginning Feb. 2. The program, for children ages 5 to 10, lasts four weeks and will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.
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City of Long Beach 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule 1/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will adhere to an amended schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) holiday on Monday, Jan. 18. The City of Long Beach is reminding all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order during the holiday weekend to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge.
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Long Beach Reports First Death of City Employee Due to COVID-19 1/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced the first death of a City Employee due to complications associated with COVID-19. The employee, who was part of the Recreation Bureau in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, worked for the City for more than five years. 
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City of Long Beach Partners With Verizon to Bring Advanced Wireless Connectivity to Long Beach 1/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has partnered with Verizon on an innovative project that will benefit the community and enable Verizon to expand small cells to enhance wireless connectivity infrastructure and lay the foundation for 5G service. 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile communication standards which is defined by faster speeds, more bandwidth and lower latency than current 4G networks. The agreement provides community benefits that further the City’s Master Fiber Plan, Digital Inclusion Initiative and Smart City Initiative.
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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, City Manager Tom Modica, Health and Human Services Director Kelly Colopy Receive COVID-19 Vaccine 1/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, Mayor Robert Garcia, Long Beach City Manager Tom Modica and Health and Human Services (Health Department) Director Kelly Colopy, along with other City employees critical to COVID-19 emergency response efforts, received the COVID-19 vaccine. 
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City Warns Public to Beware of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams 1/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - Residents are advised to beware of COVID-19 vaccination scams occurring throughout the region and individuals are urged to report suspicious activity. During the coronavirus pandemic, scammers are using robocalls, social media posts and emails to take advantage of fear, anxiety and confusion about the virus. As a precautionary measure, individuals should safeguard their personal information and be suspicious of opportunities to fast-track access to vaccinations.
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City of Long Beach Hosts Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Service 1/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The community is invited to participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Celebration and Service on Monday, Jan. 18. The virtual event will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., feature engaging forums and activities and showcase the arts and culture of the community. 
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs Through February 1/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer more sessions through Feb. for four important programs that safely engage youth, including a Mobile Recess Program, After School Camps, Community Learning Hubs and a Virtual After School Program. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15.
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City Vaccination Clinics Expand to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to Older Adults 1/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - After beginning vaccine clinics Monday, Jan. 11, for healthcare workers, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will build the next phase of vaccine clinics to serve older adults. Former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill, who is 90 years old, will participate in the first vaccine clinic for older adults this Saturday.
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COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at Long Beach Airport 1/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Airport (LGB), in partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, today welcomed its first COVID-19 testing site, available exclusively for the airlines’ guests traveling to the Hawaiian Islands. Starting Jan. 16, LGB will also host a testing clinic open to all airlines passengers.
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City of Long Beach Public Beaches Reopen 1/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has lifted the closure order on open coastal beaches after consecutive lab results demonstrated the water to be within State water quality standards. Colorado Lagoon South remains temporarily closed until further notice.
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City Launches Vaccination Clinics to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to More Essential Workers 1/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services’ (Health Department) vaccination clinics will continue to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Healthy Market Conversions 1/4/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking to contract with shops that sell food, such as convenience stores and corner store markets, to support the purchase and installation of small equipment such as refrigeration, shelving, etc. to increase local availability of fruits, vegetables and affordable healthy food.
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Community Hospital Long Beach Receives State Licensure; Reopens for Transfer Patients Jan. 4 12/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today that Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) has been granted a license from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and will be able to accept patient transfers as soon as Monday, Jan. 4.
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Long Beach Reaches COVID-19 Testing Milestone 12/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has reached a milestone with more than half a million tests for COVID-19 administered in the city since the pandemic began. Testing people for COVID-19, including those who have no symptoms, is extremely important. A positive test enables people to isolate themselves, reduce the spread and get treatment. 
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City of Long Beach Issues Urgent Holiday Message to Stay Home and Stay Safe Over New Year’s Weekend 12/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, as part the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, which also includes Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and six other health jurisdictions, is issuing an urgent holiday message for the public to stay home and stay safe over New Year’s weekend. While the distribution of the vaccine is a very positive development, the next few weeks and months are critical. With record-breaking numbers of cases, deaths and hospitalizations each day, health systems throughout the region are overwhelmed.
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Weather Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rainfall 12/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced over the past 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
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Long Beach Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 12/26/2020 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all coastal swimming areas in Long Beach to temporarily close for water contact due to a sewage spill.
City of Long Beach Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely Over Christmas, New Year’s Holidays 12/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach wants everyone to enjoy the upcoming holidays. This year, the City is reminding residents to celebrate safely and adhere to the Safer at Home Health Order and safety protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the flu.  
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health Officer Regarding the Increase in COVID-19 Fatalities 12/22/2020 Today, the City of Long Beach reached a grim milestone, reporting 14 new fatalities from COVID-19. This is the highest number of fatalities we have ever reported in a single day--the previous record of deaths reported in a single day, set on December 14, was seven.
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City of Long Beach Announces Annual Holiday Treecycling Program 12/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Public Works Department announced today its annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program, known as Treecycling. The annual program provides residents with convenient drop-off locations for disposal of live holiday trees, free of charge. A total of 12 drop-off locations will be available citywide from Dec. 26, 2020 through Jan. 8, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Fleet Ranked No. 3 in Nation 12/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Fleet ranked third place out of thousands of fleet operations in the nation in the “Government Fleet” magazine and American Public Works Association (APWA) 2020 Leading Fleets competition. The honor is awarded based on leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges. The City fleet was awarded 6th place in 2019 and in 2018, 10th place in 2017 and 12th place in 2016.
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City of Long Beach Prepares to Expand Short-Term Rentals Program 12/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The planning process is now underway for the City to begin expanding the short-term rental (STR) program registration for property owners interested in legally operating a non-primary residence as an STR. Last week, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt an emergency ordinance that allows for the operation of un-hosted STRs in the city. 
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City of Long Beach Announces New Outdoor Dining Grant Program 12/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - As COVID-19 cases surge locally, regionally and across the state, Long Beach is continuing to offer new resources for businesses in need of assistance during this unprecedented time. 
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City of Long Beach Christmas 2020 and New Year’s 2021 Holiday Schedule 12/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays approach, the City of Long Beach is reminding all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge.
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City Partners With Local Hospital to Administer First Round of COVID-19 Vaccinations in Long Beach 12/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced that COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers have begun. Brandon Gatling, a registered nurse at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, was among the first in Long Beach to receive the lifesaving vaccine. He serves as a clinical nurse lead who works with COVID patients, placing him in Tier 1 of Phase 1a in the City’s vaccine rollout plan, which includes acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, paramedics and EMTs and dialysis centers. The dose is the first of a two-dose regimen to protect against the virus.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs 12/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will extend three popular programs to safely engage youth, including a mobile recess program during the upcoming Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) winter break as well as after school camps and learning hubs running through Friday, Jan. 28, 2021. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Healthy Food and Nutrition-Related Services During COVID-19 Pandemic 12/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking to contract with community-based nonprofits to provide food and nutrition-related services to populations experiencing high levels of food insecurity and/or barriers to food access as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 from Dec. 1, 2020 to March 20, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Launches New Program to Train Thousands of Unemployed Workers for In-Demand Logistics Jobs 12/15/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network (Pacific Gateway), today announced a new training program with Prologis, Inc. designed to provide rapid skills training for Long Beach workers in the transportation, distribution and logistics sectors.
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City Announces Plan for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines 12/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has announced that it will receive up to 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and vaccinations should begin by the end of the year. Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will complete the review of the Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine, which is anticipated to begin shipping on December 14. In addition to the 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, the City expects to receive up to 11,600 doses of the Moderna vaccine in the weeks ahead. Critical populations, like hospital workers, will have access to the vaccine initially.
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City Announces Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Services for Black Residents 12/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to licensed behavioral health clinicians to provide culturally affirming mental health and substance abuse counseling services to uninsured or underinsured Black residents during the pandemic.
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Southwest Airlines Announces Five New Destinations From Long Beach Airport 12/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines today announced that it will begin daily, nonstop flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to five new cities, beginning in March 2021. The new destinations, which significantly enhance nationwide connections from LGB, are Chicago (MDW), Dallas (DAL), Houston (HOU), Reno (RNO) and St. Louis (STL). Flights go on sale today at southwest.com.  
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City of Long Beach to Reopen Playgrounds In Alignment with State’s Regional Stay at Home Order 12/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - In alignment with changes to the State of California’s Regional Stay at Home Order, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order that allows playgrounds to reopen. The changes are effective Thursday, Dec. 10.
City of Long Beach Continues to Offer Assistance for Residents, Businesses Amid Pandemic 12/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - As COVID-19 cases surge locally, regionally and across the state, Long Beach is continuing to offer a variety of supportive programs and resources for residents and businesses in need of assistance during this unprecedented time. 
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City Funds Services for Communities Disproportionately Impacted by Pandemic 12/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded $745,000 in funding to local nonprofit organizations to provide services to members of the community that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. 
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City of Long Beach Announces Free Mobile Hotspots and Computers for Long Beach Residents 12/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Technology and Innovation Department (TI) in partnership with human-I-T and the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching a new free internet services and computing devices program to help connect Long Beach residents to free digital inclusion resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Long Beach to Maui Flights 12/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - Hawaiian Airlines today announced that it will begin daily, nonstop service from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Kahului Airport (OGG) in Maui, beginning in March 2021. 
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City of Long Beach Again Earns Perfect Score Plus Bonus Points on Municipal Equality Index 12/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - For the ninth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) inclusion in municipal law and policy. Long Beach was one of 506 cities nationwide to be scored, and one of 94 to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
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Residents Advised of Air Quality Improvements 12/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents that air quality has improved, but remains unhealthy for sensitive groups due to the Bond fire burning in Orange County, which is still producing smoke.
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City Partners With Organizations to Offer Mental Health and Domestic Violence Services 12/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to community organizations to expand mental health awareness efforts and provide services to individuals experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence during the pandemic. 
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Safer at Home Order 12/6/2020 Long Beach, CA - To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, in the midst of an unprecedented increase in cases which continues to impact hospital capacity, the Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order tonight that prohibits or limits most non-essential activities, in alignment with the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order. The changes are effective at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding an Updated Timeline for the State-Mandated Regional Stay at Home Order 12/5/2020 The State of California has provided clarification regarding the timing of the Regional Stay at Home Order for Southern California. The new order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. 
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Regional Stay at Home Order Per the State Due to Continued COVID-19 Surge and Impacts on Intensive Care Unit Capacity 12/5/2020 On December 3, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new Regional Stay at Home Order that would go into effect 24 hours after a region’s ICU capacity falls below 15%. This morning, the State announced that the Southern California Region, of which Long Beach is a part, is now at 13.1%, surpassing the threshold.
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City Unveils New Measure A-Funded Improvements to Bixby Park 12/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via social media, the City of Long Beach unveiled new improvements made to Bixby Park Parcel One, located on the northeast corner at 130 Cherry Ave. The numerous changes made were funded by Measure A and added significant improvements to the park’s accessibility and sustainability.
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City of Long Beach, Nonprofit Partnership Offer Grants to Child Care Providers 12/3/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach and The Nonprofit Partnership (TNP) are administering grants for licensed early child care providers to purchase supplies needed to meet State and Los Angeles County COVID-19 protocols. Grants range from $500 to $10,000, and are open to both home- and center-based providers impacted by COVID-19.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Poor Air Quality 12/3/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about potential unhealthy air quality due to the Bond fire in Orange County, which is producing heavy smoke. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Statewide Stay at Home Order Due to Continued Surge in COVID-19 Cases and Impacted Hospital Capacity 12/3/2020 As the unprecedented increase in COVID-19 cases continues to threaten hospitalization capacity, Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that the state is being divided into five regions for monitoring Intensive Care Unit (ICU) hospital capacity moving forward. When a region’s ICU capacity falls below 15%, the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order will be implemented for a period of at least three weeks. 
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City of Long Beach Issues Further Restrictions 12/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has reached unprecedented levels of new COVID-19 infections. COVID-19 cases, which now number 16,786, are rising rapidly in Long Beach. Since Nov 1, the average number of new cases has increased by 313%, a much steeper curve than the City saw during the summer surge. The positivity rate is now at 6%, compared to 2.9% at its lowest, and the most recent seven-day average case rate is 31.6 per 100,000, up from a low of 6.9 per 100,000. 
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Black Health Equity Services 11/25/2020 The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals to develop collaborative partnerships among Black-serving provider agencies to promote health and wellness among Long Beach Black residents, who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Reimbursements to Nonprofits Administering Services During COVID-19 Pandemic 11/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking to contract with community-based nonprofits to receive reimbursement for providing various resources and services to address the impacts of COVID-19 from March to November 2020.
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City of Long Beach Partners with Local Agencies to Provide Services for Older Adults 11/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) announced today that contracts have been awarded to several local nonprofit organizations to provide supportive services to the City’s older adult community during the pandemic. 
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City Further Defers Business License Tax and Fee Payments 11/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - Recognizing the financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on many local businesses, the Long Beach City Council last week voted unanimously to offer additional time for business owners to pay some City business license tax and fees and provide an additional grant opportunity to eligible businesses that have been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic.
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Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission Fully Appointed 11/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - On Friday, Nov. 20, the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission) selected the remaining four members and two alternates to serve on the Commission, which is responsible for redrawing the City’s nine council district boundaries following the release of the Census data.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Winter Programs for Youth 11/24/2020 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer programs to safely engage youth during the upcoming Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) winter break. The programs will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.
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City of Long Beach Issues Modified Safer at Home Health Order 11/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, in the midst of an alarming rise in cases and hospitalizations, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Health Order that prohibits on-site dining. The changes are effective at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. 
City of Long Beach Issues Safer-At-Home Order with State-Mandated Curfew 11/20/2020 Long Beach, Calif. – To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, in the midst of a dramatic rise in cases, the Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order that prohibits non-essential businesses and personal gatherings between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The changes are effective at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. These changes are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles Orders.
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City of Long Beach Wins American Public Works Association Award for Atlantic Farms Bridge Housing Community 11/20/2020 The City of Long Beach Public Works Department (Public Works) has received an American Public Works Association (APWA) Building Excellence Shaping Tomorrow (B.E.S.T.) Award in the Creative and Innovation category for the Atlantic Farms Bridge Housing Community project. Located at 6841-6845 Atlantic Ave. in North Long Beach, ABC was developed to help address a critical gap in the City’s Continuum of Care and offer a safe place and supportive resources for individuals experiencing homelessness.
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City of Long Beach Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely Over Thanksgiving Weekend 11/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach wants everyone to enjoy the upcoming holidays. As the holiday season is a time for festivities and gatherings, the City is reminding residents to celebrate safely and adhere to the Safer at Home Health Order and safety protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the flu. 
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City of Long Beach Thanksgiving Week Schedule 11/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - As the holiday week approaches, the City of Long Beach is reminding all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge.
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Southwest Airlines Announces New Hawaii Service from Long Beach Airport 11/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines announced today that it will launch daily nonstop service from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Honolulu beginning in March 2021. The new flight is Southwest’s only direct connection between Hawaii and the Greater Los Angeles area. Flights go on sale today at southwest.com.
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Long Beach to Implement New COVID-19 Safeguards 11/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order that uses science and data to minimize the risk of COVID-19 while allowing for safe operations of business and individuals. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles Orders.
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Long Beach Airport Readies for Holiday Travelers 11/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Airport (LGB) is prepared to welcome passengers on essential travel this holiday travel season with measures that emphasize passenger health and safety. Although traffic levels are still reduced, LGB expects flights to increase approximately 25 percent this holiday period (Nov. and Dec.) compared to previous months and based on published airline schedules. 
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Long Beach Acquires Property for Use as Temporary Housing for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness 11/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council yesterday voted unanimously to approve the acquisition of a property located at 1725 Long Beach Blvd., which will serve as transitional housing, helping to address a critical gap in the City’s Continuum of Care (CoC) and offering a safe place and supportive services for people who are experiencing homelessness.
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City Council Approves Contract for 2020-2021 Winter Shelter 11/18/2020 Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council approved an agreement that allows Volunteers of America Los Angeles to operate a temporary shelter from Oct. 1, 2020, through April 1, 2021, at 5571 Orange Ave., a City-owned property. This agreement formalizes the informal agreement that allowed the shelter to open earlier than usual, due to the County's shelter crisis and the ongoing public health emergency. The program is funded by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).
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City Launches New Long Beach BizCare Program to Support Small Businesses Impacted by Pandemic 11/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via livestream, the City unveiled a new program, Long Beach BizCare, that will support small businesses from across the city which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Named Top 10 Digital City 10 Years in a Row 11/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - For the tenth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named aTop 10 Digital City by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), surpassing numerous other cities in a national survey that spotlights municipalities who align their technology with city goals. 
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Long Beach Offers Combination COVID-19 and Flu Tests 11/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is offering free combination flu and COVID-19 tests at City-run testing locations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community safe during flu season.
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Long Beach Health Officials Urge Increased Vigilance as COVID-19 Cases Rise 11/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Long Beach, regionally and in jurisdictions across the state, the City is urging residents to adhere to the Safer at Home Health Order and safety protocols to slow the spread.
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City Awarded $160,000 Grant to Launch New Distracted Driving Prevention Program 11/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a $160,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to launch the City’s first Distracted Driving Prevention Program, which will offer education and awareness activities focused on reducing collisions related to distracted driving.
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Long Beach to Offer Community Learning Hubs for Youth Starting Nov. 16 11/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering a new Community Learning Hub Program for distance learning and after-school activities for kindergarten to eighth grade Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students. 
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City Offers Extended Relief to Restaurants and Other Businesses for Licensing Fees Through Nov. 30 11/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach continues to recognize the financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on many local businesses. In an effort to further support business owners impacted by the pandemic, the City is offering additional time to pay some City fees.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Possible High Surf 11/6/2020 The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high surf advisory for Los Angeles County beaches to be in effect starting today and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 8.
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City Awarded State Grant to Continue Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Program 11/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The $191,040 grant will fund the City’s GreenlightLB Program to encourage responsible cannabis use and reduce drug-impaired driving related collisions.
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City Announces New Long Beach Youth Tobacco Diversion Program 11/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has launched a new Youth Tobacco Diversion Program to educate young people about the dangers associated with vaping and smoking and provide the resources to help them quit. 
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Youth Support Services 11/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals for youth-serving nonprofit organizations to deliver supportive services for young people disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8.
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Long Beach Announces Start of Registration for Citywide Short-Term Rentals Program 10/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The registration process has now begun for property owners who may be interested in legally operating their residence as a hosted short-term rental (STR) in Long Beach.
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Residents Advised of Improvements to Air Quality 10/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis advises residents that air quality has improved, but remains unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals due to fires burning in Orange County, which are still producing smoke. 
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Long Beach Airport Prepares Gulfstream Space for Lease 10/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - In response to the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s (Gulfstream) recent announcement that it will draw down operations in Long Beach over the next six months, Long Beach Airport (LGB) will be actively seeking interest for this 22 acres of prime real estate located on LGB property. 
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City of Long Beach Partners to Distribute Infant and Toddler Supplies 10/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced that it will be allocating nearly $250,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide infant care items to local families and childcare providers during the pandemic. 
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City of Long Beach to Distribute Early Learning Developmental Supplies 10/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach today announced that it will offer free early childhood developmental kits for children from birth to five years, to support early development while at home. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will be partnering with the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) to distribute kits to 2,000 young children. 
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City to Provide Free Childcare for Working Long Beach Families 10/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is providing access to free, in-home childcare services to qualified residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are encouraged to apply for the City’s WorkLB Childcare Program by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Continued Poor Air Quality 10/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about unhealthy air quality until further notice due to fires burning near the cities of Irvine and Fullerton, which are producing heavy smoke. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Poor Air Quality 10/26/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about potential unhealthy air quality due to fires burning near the cities of Irvine and Fullerton, which are producing heavy smoke. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
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Human Resources, Financial Management Directors Announce Retirement 10/23/2020 The City of Long Beach announced today the upcoming retirements of Human Resources (HR) Director Alejandrina (Alex) Basquez and Finance Director/CFO John Gross. Ms. Basquez has worked in Human Resources for more than 31 years, the last five of which were spent at the City of Long Beach. Mr. Gross, who has 47 years of experience in finance, joined the City of Long Beach in 2011.
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Reminder About Voting Options and Locations in Long Beach for the 2020 General Election 10/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - Beginning Saturday, Oct. 24, registered voters will have the option to safely cast ballots in person at more than 30 vote centers throughout Long Beach for the 2020 General Election.
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Expanded Personal Care Services and Family Entertainment Centers May Open 10/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services allow for the expansion of personal care services, family entertainment centers and private outdoor playgrounds. The changes, which are detailed in an updated health order, are effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles guidelines.
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Long Beach Appoints Independent Redistricting Commissioners 10/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Ethics Commission has established a subpool of 23 qualified applicants and randomly selected the first nine commissioners for the Independent Redistricting Commission, which will be responsible for redrawing the boundaries of the City’s nine council districts every 10 years following completion of the Census.
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El Dorado Nature Center to Host “Reimagined” California Native Plant Sale November 3-21 10/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is reimagining their annual California Native Plant Sale at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.) to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Hundreds of beautiful and beneficial native plants will be offered in this year’s drive-through sale.
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City Clerk Announces Automatic Spanish Interpretation Services for Long Beach City Council Meetings 10/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has begun providing Spanish interpretation during City Council meetings in real-time, with requests for the service no longer required. Dial-in information for Spanish interpretation will be posted on the City Clerk homepage on the day of each meeting.
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City of Long Beach Seeking Volunteers for 13th Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count 10/22/2020 Every October, volunteers and City employees work together to tally the number of bicyclists, pedestrians and e-scooter riders across key intersections in Long Beach. The City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to assist with counts and make observations regarding how people are using roadways.
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City of Long Beach to Offer New Nonprofit Grants 10/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - Applications are now available for two new City grants designed to support nonprofit organizations located in Long Beach. These grants will provide general operating support to nonprofits that have been financially burdened by COVID-19 and help nonprofit mental health agencies obtain a telehealth subscription.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Business Support Services 10/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals for nonprofit and for-profit organizations to deliver vital services for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including business outreach and education, business assistance and marketing support and small business consulting. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
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Long Beach Airport Seeks Local Artists for Pandemic-Inspired Exhibit 10/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Airport (LGB), in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach (ACLB), is seeking submissions from local artists who are women for a pandemic-themed art exhibit. Submissions should reflect uplifting and hopeful messages related to the pandemic.
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Long Beach Health Order Will Allow for Gatherings Consisting of Three Households 10/15/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for private gatherings consisting of no more than three households in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles guidelines.
Cooling Centers to Remain Open Through Friday 10/15/2020 With high temperatures expected to continue, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Mental Health Awareness Campaign, Black Mental Health Services 10/14/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals for two initiatives that would help individuals at risk and communities of color affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: a mental health awareness campaign and mental health and substance abuse services for Black residents of Long Beach.
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Cooling Centers to Open 10/13/2020 With high temperatures expected this week, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has activated air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city. 
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Long Beach to Offer Virtual Out-of-School Program Starting Oct. 19 10/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering another safe option for after-school activities and social interaction. The new virtual out-of-school program, for youth ages 5 to 14, will be available weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 19 through Dec. 18.
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City Encourages Residents to Participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill 10/9/2020 Long Beach, CA -The City of Long Beach is encouraging all residents, businesses, schools and visitors to take part in this year’s “Great ShakeOut” earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, to practice what to do in the event of a major earthquake. 
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Community Support Services 10/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals for nonprofit community-based organizations and for-profit organizations to contract with the City to provide resources and services to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City will be issuing a total of $1,445,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to select organizations.
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Long Beach Launches Tree Yourself Online Tool 10/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched Tree Yourself, an online tool that helps residents select and plant trees in their yard or parkway. The Office of Sustainability created the new web page as a one-stop resource for all things urban forest, including step-by-step instructions for planting and caring for young trees.
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City of Long Beach Issues Guidance for Celebrating Halloween Safely 10/6/2020 As residents begin to plan for the upcoming holiday season beginning with Halloween, the City is providing guidance for celebrating safely, including safer alternatives that still promote a festive environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Long Beach to Offer a Variety of Youth Recreation Programs Starting October 10 10/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering recreation programs for youth from Oct. 10 through Dec. 19. The programs will provide access to fun and enriching experiences, while maintaining appropriate staff-to-participant ratios and other enhanced safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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City Announces New Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline 10/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Technology and Innovation Department (TI) is launching a new Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline to help connect the community with a variety of resources and services, including computers, low-cost internet services and more.
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City of Long Beach Advises of Delays in Refuse Collection 10/1/2020 Some City of Long Beach refuse customers may experience interruptions in collection due to unexpected mechanical issues on recently acquired Long Beach refuse trucks. In an abundance of caution, some refuse vehicles have been taken out of service to accommodate vehicle repairs for safety purposes.
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Long Beach Health Order will Allow for Further Reopening 10/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for further reopening of some industries and services in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, October 5, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles purple tier health guidelines.
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City Unveils New Atlantic Farms Bridge Housing Community in North Long Beach 10/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via livestream, the City of Long Beach unveiled the new Atlantic Farms Bridge Housing Community (ABC). The village-style development, located at 6841-6845 Atlantic Ave. in North Long Beach, will help address a critical gap in the City’s Continuum of Care and offer a safe place and supportive resources for individuals experiencing homelessness.
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City of Long Beach Awarded Project Homekey Funding 9/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has been awarded nearly $16.7 million  funding for Project Homekey, California’s $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing – including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties – and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. 
City of Long Beach Staff Furloughs Begin October 2, 2020 9/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - As part of the City’s multi-step approach to resolving its $30 million shortfall in Fiscal Year 2021, the majority of City of Long Beach employees will be furloughed for 26 days from October 2020 through September 2021. This action will save $11 million in the General Fund and provide $30 million in savings for all funds. The furloughs were negotiated with the City’s various employee associations through multi-year agreements as a way to generate cost savings, avoid permanent service reductions to the public and prevent additional layoffs. 
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Meal and Grocery Delivery 9/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is launching a new food security program to expand food delivery services; businesses and organizations interested in participating are encouraged to apply by October 1. The new free meal and grocery delivery program will benefit a broad segment of the community and has the potential to serve approximately 100,000 individuals, while remaining cost-effective. 
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City of Long Beach Expands Open Streets on Pine Avenue 9/25/2020 The Long Beach Open Streets Initiative continues to provide COVID-19 support for local businesses. Beginning Friday, Sept. 25, Pine Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets will  close to vehicular traffic to accommodate a second Pine Avenue Open Streets location. The closure will provide outdoor space for dining and other approved services. This Open Streets closure is in addition to the current closure on Pine Avenue, between 1st and 3rd Streets.
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City of Long Beach Encourages Residents to Practice Disaster Preparedness 9/24/2020 As a city in a region hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires and recent earthquakes, the City of Long Beach would like to remind residents of the importance of disaster preparedness and emergency planning. 
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City of Long Beach Announces Updates to Recycling Materials Collection 9/24/2020 The City of Long Beach has announced changes to the materials eligible for collection as part of the City’s residential and commercial recycling program. Some plastics and cartons are no longer accepted as recyclable materials. These updates are necessary to reduce contamination of recyclable materials in a changing recycling market.
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City of Long Beach to Offer Free Flu Vaccination Clinics 9/23/2020 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is offering access to flu vaccinations in the coming season by hosting several community flu vaccination clinics at no charge for individuals without health insurance or those whose healthcare provider does not offer flu vaccines.
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Long Beach Mobile Testing to Provide Resources for Immigrant and Undocumented Community 9/22/2020 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), is launching a new COVID-19 testing program focused on traditionally underserved Latinx and undocumented communities, lowering the barrier for testing access. The unique, innovative program, which is among the first of its kind, will address the critical discrepancies within the Latinx community for health testing and access.
Fire Station 9 Relocated to Interim Location 9/18/2020 Beginning today, Sept. 18, firefighters from Fire Station 9 will be relocating to a new location at 2019 E. Wardlow Rd. The former Boeing Fitness Center will be home to Engine 9 and Rescue 9 while a permanent station is constructed.
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City of Long Beach to Offer New Small Business Grants 9/17/2020 Long Beach, CA - Applications and program materials are now available for the City’s new Small Business Transition and Technology (SBTT) grants, which will provide financial relief to Long Beach businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is also hosting a series of small business pop-ups to provide in-person assistance with grant applications and other resources for business owners.
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El Dorado Nature Center to Offer Nature Detectives After School Camp Program 9/14/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering an after school camp program, called Nature Detectives, at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.) beginning in October. The program, for children ages 5 to 10, will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.
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Long Beach Public Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month 9/14/2020 The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will host a variety of virtual events between September 15 and October 15 as part of Hispanic Heritage month. The LBPL event series, called ‘Vida Latina,’ is now in its second year. This year’s series will stream every Tuesday and Saturday on the library’s Facebook page. 
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City of Long Beach Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement With Two More Employee Bargaining Units 9/11/2020 Today, the City of Long Beach announced tentative labor agreements with the Long Beach Supervisor Employees Association (LBSEA) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). 
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Long Beach Tenants to Begin Receiving Emergency Rental Assistance 9/11/2020 Long Beach, CA - Following the City Council’s approval of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, the City has begun approving and processing rent payments on behalf of qualified tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Poor Air Quality Due to Southern California Fires 9/9/2020 City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about potential unhealthy air quality due to two major wildfires in the Southern California region, the Bobcat Fire and the El Dorado Fire, which are producing heavy smoke. Smoke and ash rising into the atmosphere may be visible over portions of Long Beach and surrounding areas, potentially creating unhealthy conditions.
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Long Beach City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2021 Budget 9/9/2020 On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the City of Long Beach’s balanced, $2.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
Long Beach Issues New Health Order Protocols 9/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) issued protocols for the City’s Safer at Home Health Order addressing institutes of higher education and school-aged childcare providers in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
CARES Act Funding now Available to Long Beach Nonprofits and Businesses 9/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced a comprehensive, equity-based spending plan that supports important community activities and programs, while minimizing the City’s budget shortfall caused by COVID-19. The $40.28 million spending plan, which was approved unanimously by Long Beach City Council on July 14, is funded by Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. 
Cooling Centers to Open Saturday, Sunday 9/3/2020 With high temperatures expected Labor Day weekend, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has activated air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city. 
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Long Beach Health Order to Allow Reopening of Indoor Hair Salons and Barbershops 9/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will issue updated protocols for the City’s Safer at Home Health Order that will allow hair salons and barbershops to reopen indoors if they follow guidelines designed to protect employees and patrons and control the spread of COVID-19. The change is effective September 3. This comes after the State unveiled a new four-tier, color-coded system that will use daily coronavirus case numbers and positivity rates to guide the safe reopening of businesses.
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Southwest Airlines Requests All Available Flight Slots at Long Beach Airport 9/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines has requested each of the 17 flight slots recently made available at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The permanent flight slots were relinquished when JetBlue announced it would cease operating from LGB as of October 6.
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Health Department Offers Assistance With State Medical Insurance Enrollment 9/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is providing enrollment assistance to those who may be eligible for Medi-Cal and Covered California. Both State-operated insurance programs offer access to primary care, emergency treatment and mental health services to all who qualify.
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City of Long Beach to Receive $1 Million Grant for Development of a Black Infant Health Program Public Awareness Campaign 9/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the California Department of Public Health (CDHP) over two years for the coordination, development and implementation of a public awareness campaign centered on the Black Infant Health (BIH) Program.
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Long Beach to Offer ‘After School Reimagined’ Fall Camp Programs for Youth 9/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is launching a series of after school camp programs for youth through the fall season with lower staff-to camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.
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City of Long Beach Labor Day Schedule 9/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - As the holiday weekend approaches, the City of Long Beach urges all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order. By exercising caution, residents can help prevent spikes in COVID-19.
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Long Beach Reaches 100,000 COVID-19 Tests Milestone at Community Testing Sites 8/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has conducted 100,000 COVID-19 tests at City-administered sites, meeting a critical need of the COVID-19 pandemic and far exceeding the State’s requirement.
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State of California Announces Four Risk-Based Tiers to Evaluate COVID-19 8/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - New measures for monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 were announced by Governor Gavin Newsom today. The color-coded tiers, ranging from purple (widespread) to yellow (minimal), place Long Beach and all of Los Angeles into the purple category. The restrictions for the purple category are similar to being on the monitoring list in the former system.
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Long Beach Public Library Introduces Virtual Early Literacy Program 8/25/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching a virtual version of its early literacy program, Dive into Reading, which will kickoff live on LBPL’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29.
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Cooling Centers to Remain Open Through Friday 8/24/2020 With high temperatures continued, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city.
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City Provides Tips for Avoiding Small Business Grant Scams 8/21/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach offers grant programs to support Long Beach businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the civil unrest that took place on May 31, 2020. It has been brought to the City’s attention that entities not affiliated with the City have made attempts to scam Long Beach small businesses seeking such grants. 
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City of Long Beach, Employee Bargaining Units Reach Tentative Labor Agreement 8/20/2020 Today, the City of Long Beach announced tentative labor agreements with five of the City’s bargaining units. Each labor group voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative agreements.
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City Offers Extended Relief to Restaurants and Other Businesses for Licensing Fees Through October 31 8/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach continues to recognize the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has on many local businesses and has taken action to further reduce that strain by providing more time to pay some city fees.
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City Will be Home to 16 Vote By Mail Drop Boxes in Presidential General Election 8/20/2020 Long Beach - The Office of the City Clerk has partnered with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) to place 16 Vote By Mail drop box locations in Long Beach for the Presidential General Election.
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Cooling Centers to Remain Available Through Sunday 8/20/2020 With high temperatures continued, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city.
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City Partners With Nonprofit Group to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Long Beach 8/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - Additional COVID-19 testing opportunities will be available in Long Beach starting August 19 at the Queen Mary through the services of COVID Clinic, a public-benefit nonprofit corporation, to expand coronavirus testing capacity and help meet community demand.
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Cooling Centers to Remain Open Through Wednesday 8/17/2020 With high temperatures expected to continue, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city.
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Cooling Centers Available at Five City Sites 8/14/2020 With high temperatures forecasted today and throughout the weekend, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has activated five air-conditioned Cooling Centers throughout Long Beach.
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Long Beach Issues Amended Health Order, Protocols 8/13/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) issued a revised health order with updated protocols addressing youth sports leagues, dine-in restaurants, golf and reopening K-12 schools. The Health Department also issued an amendment to the Licensed Congregate Health Care Facilities Order.
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City Council Unanimously Approves Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative – Initial Report 8/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously on August 11, 2020, to approve the Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative – Initial Report.
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New Parking Lot Now Available in North Long Beach 8/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via livestream, the City of Long Beach unveiled a new parking lot in the Virginia Village business corridor located at 5301 Long Beach Blvd. The new lot revitalizes a formerly vacant site and provides public parking for the community.
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City Offers Extended Relief for Renters Impacted by COVID-19 8/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously on July 29 to extend an emergency ordinance that halts evictions for residential and certain commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City to Distribute More Free Personal Protective Equipment to Long Beach Businesses 8/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - Up to 5,000 employees at Long Beach-based businesses can receive free face coverings, face shields and hand sanitizer through a new multi-agency effort.

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City Clerk Announces Translation Services for Long Beach City Council Meetings 8/6/2020 Moving forward, Long Beach City Council meetings will be translated in real-time upon request, per the City’s Language Access Policy. To request a translator for future meetings, members of the public can contact the Office of the City Clerk 24 hours before the meeting.
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Applications Available for City of Long Beach Small Business Restart Grants 8/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - Application forms and program materials are available for a small business assistance program to provide relief to qualified businesses that sustained property damage and loss of inventory on May 31, 2020.
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City of Long Beach Unveils Proposed 2021 Budget 8/3/2020 Today, the City of Long Beach unveiled its Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) Budget. The Proposed FY 21 Budget is $2.6 billion and continues the tradition of providing a diverse array of services addressing the City Council’s priorities while emphasizing good financial management and policies. To resolve a projected FY 21 $30 million General Fund shortfall, the proposed budget is balanced and relies on a multi-faceted strategy of assistance from City employees, new or reallocated revenues, strategic investments, efficiency improvements, and service reductions.
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Long Beach Airport Sees Uptick in Flights 7/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Airport (LGB) continues to see a slow but steady recovery in flight schedules, up from a low of six flights on multiple days in April to the current average of 18 to 20 flights daily. Recent schedule changes by Delta Air Lines also point to modest improvement in the leisure travel segment.
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City of Long Beach Announces COVID-19 Health Ambassadors 7/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, July 23, more than a dozen young adults, paired with Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) staff, circulated on foot or on bikes throughout parks and beaches to observe visitor activities and capture hourly usage data, celebrate visitors compliant with physical distancing and safety protocols, educate those who are not compliant and report field issues using the GO Long Beach App. 
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City to Ensure COVID-19 Testing Availability at All Healthcare Facilities 7/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has issued a Health Order that will provide access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing at all healthcare facilities throughout the City.
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Work on Reconciliation Framework Moves Forward 7/17/2020 Long Beach, CA - More than 800 people have participated in 15 listening sessions and community town halls, totaling more than 30hours, hosted by the City of Long Beach, as part of its development of a Framework for Reconciliation.
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$20,000 Reward for Information on the Long Beach Arson at Men’s Suit Outlet Store 7/17/2020 Long Beach, CA - A total of $20,000 is being offered as a reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of those responsible for igniting multiple fires that destroyed several businesses in Long Beach.
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‘Great Plates Delivered’ Meal Program for Older Adults Extended to August 9 7/17/2020
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has extended the Great Plates Delivered Program, a free meal delivery service for eligible older adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, until August 9, 2020. This news comes after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which funds the program, authorized the extension for California counties and cities.
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Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Additional Summer Youth Programs 7/17/2020 Due to the demand for safe summer enrichment opportunities, and the need for additional programs given recent closures announced by the Governor, the Department of Park, Recreation and Marine (PRM) has quickly put together additional programming, including a camp for people with special needs. 
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City of Long Beach Announces Changes to Testing Sites and Hours to Boost Capacity for COVID-19 Testing 7/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has made changes to the hours of operation at City-run COVID-19 testing sites effective July 15.
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Eric Lopez Named Director of Long Beach Public Works Department 7/14/2020 Today, City Manager Tom Modica appointed Eric Lopez as Director of Public Works. Mr. Lopez has served the City since 2006 and has led several key projects and initiatives. As director, he will oversee the department’s 500-plus employees focused on maintaining and enhancing the City’s infrastructure and environment.
Governor Newsom Announces Further Closures to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 7/13/2020 Long Beach, CA - Governor Newsom and the State of California have announced additional closures to indoor operations in many counties, including all Southern California counties. The City of Long Beach will release an updated Health Order mandating the closure of additional indoor operations that bring together people from different households in settings where physical distance and the wearing of face-coverings are difficult to align with the State’s orders.
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Community Invited to Participate in City’s Budget Priority Survey 7/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is encouraging residents to provide input on the City’s budget by participating in a Budget Priority Survey available now and continuing throughout the budget process.
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Long Beach Receives High Grades in Annual Beach Report Card 7/10/2020 The City of Long Beach continues to receive excellent recreational water quality grades from Heal the Bay, with 87% percent of its beaches receiving A and B grades for the summer months, according to the 2020 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today. Long Beach has seen sustained improvements in water quality over the past seven years.
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Long Beach Airport Prepares to Allocate Flight Slots from Waiting List 7/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - In response to JetBlue’s recent announcement that it will relinquish the remainder of its flight slots in October, Long Beach Airport will commence the formal process of redistributing the slots via an established waiting list that already includes three major air carriers. Other certificated air carriers may also request to be added to the waiting list to participate in the allocation process.
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Official Statement From Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry Regarding JetBlue 7/9/2020 “We will always be grateful for the investment JetBlue made in our community and the tremendous service they offered our passengers. We understand that the aviation industry – now more than ever – is constantly changing and airlines nationwide are making difficult business decisions to stay competitive in light of the pandemic. We expect strong interest in the slots as they become available.”
Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Long Beach 7/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this mosquito season was reported in Long Beach this week. The patient, in their 60s, was diagnosed with neuro-invasive illness and is currently hospitalized.
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Fourth of July Weekend Public Safety Statistics 7/6/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach encouraged all residents to celebrate the 4th of July safely at home and reminded residents that all fireworks, including those labeled Safe and Sane, are illegal in Long Beach.
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City of Long Beach Temporary Flavored Tobacco Ban Enforcement 7/3/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach reminds retailers that effective today, all flavored tobacco must be removed and cannot be sold or distributed per Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) Chapter 5.9. This shall remain into effect until January 3, 2021, unless further extended by City Council.
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City of Long Beach to Receive $40.28 million in CARES Act Funding 7/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - Following the passage of the State of California’s budget on June 30, 2020, the City of Long Beach will receive $40,280,494 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding support the City’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts.
Governor Newsom Announces Mandatory Closure of Indoor Dining, Indoor Museum Spaces in Los Angeles County 7/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the mandatory closure of indoor dining rooms and indoor museum spaces in Los Angeles County in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Outdoor spaces at museums and the Aquarium of the Pacific may remain open, and restaurants may operate for outdoor dining, curbside and doorside pick-up and delivery only.
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Applications Now Available for City of Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Qualifying Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 7/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City today announced that application forms and program materials are available for a newly launched rental assistance program that will help provide relief to qualified tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Offers Extended Parking Relief 6/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today that it will extend alternative off-street parking to residents in the most parking-impacted areas of Long Beach. The program was created in an effort to mitigate parking impacts caused by COVID-19.
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Expanded Houghton Park Community Center Unveiled Online 6/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via livestream, the City of Long Beach unveiled the Houghton Park Community Center (6301 Myrtle Avenue).
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City of Long Beach Independence Day Closures 6/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - In addition to the standard closure of City of Long Beach facilities and services for select holidays, additional City services and resources enacted for COVID-19 response also will close in observance of Independence Day.
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Long Beach Public Library Offers Unlimited Access to Select Anti-Racist and Black Lives Matter Audiobooks and E-books 6/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - Through a partnership with Overdrive, Long Beach Public Library’s (LBPL) e-book and audiobook distributor, the library is offering unlimited access to anti-racist and social justice e-books and audiobooks for LBPL library card holders. E-books can be read on a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer.
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City to Close Beaches Over Fourth of July Weekend 6/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City announced today that, in alignment with Los Angeles County, Long Beach beaches will be closed to the public this Fourth of July weekend starting Friday, July 3 (12:01 a.m.), through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 6, in a proactive effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Governor Newsom Announces Mandatory Closure of Bars in Los Angeles County 6/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the mandatory closure of bars in Los Angeles County in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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City Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely at Home This Fourth of July 6/26/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City is encouraging everyone to safely enjoy the 4th of July holiday, and takes seriously the job of enforcing the Long Beach Fireworks Ordinance. All personal fireworks, including those labeled Safe and Sane, are prohibited in the City of Long Beach.
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City Announces Reopening of Additional Personal Care Businesses 6/26/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City announced that, per the current “Safer at Home” Health Order, more personal care establishments will be permitted to reopen today, Friday, June 26, with physical distancing and sanitization requirements in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. 
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State Grants to Expand Assistance For Unemployed Long Beach Residents 6/26/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City announced three state grants totaling almost $2 million that will help Pacific Gateway–a federally designated workforce development area administered by the City of Long Beach–expand assistance to residents whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.
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City of Long Beach Pools to Reopen 6/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s pools will offer limited programming beginning Monday, June 29, with lap swim and water exercise classes at Belmont Plaza Pool (4320 E Olympic Plaza) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Pool (1950 Lemon Ave.). Starting July 6, Belmont Plaza Pool and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Pool also will offer swim lessons. The Silverado Park Pool (1540 W. 32nd St.) will begin programming on Monday, July 6, for all three programs.
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City of Long Beach Leads $550 Million National Resolution of Environmental PCB Claims through Nationwide Class Settlement Between Governmental Entities and Monsanto 6/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach, along with twelve governmental entities, announced a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, and Solutia, Inc., for $550 million, resolving national PCB water contamination claims for a proposed class of 2,528 governmental entities.
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City to Distribute More Free Face Shields to Long Beach Bars, Restaurants and Personal Care Establishments 6/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will distribute more free face shields to Long Beach-based bars, restaurants and personal care businesses in an effort to provide required safety equipment to businesses that may not have immediate access to safely reopen in the coming days. 
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City to Distribute Free Face Shields to Long Beach Bars, Restaurants and Personal Care Establishments 6/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today and this weekend, the City of Long Beach will distribute free face shields to Long Beach-based bars, restaurants and personal care businesses in an effort to provide required safety equipment to businesses that may not have immediate access to safely reopen this weekend or next weekend. 
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Long Beach Announces Timeline for Reopening of Bars and Personal Grooming 6/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - City officials announced today bars and nail salons will be permitted to open Friday, June 19, provided they meet physical distancing and sanitization requirements to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Religious services and cultural ceremonies, such as funerals, can now be conducted outside with modifications.
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City to Offer Additional Community Listening Sessions As Part of “Framework for Reconciliation in Long Beach” 6/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - Due to high demand and in effort to allow more members of the public to provide ideas to create meaningful change for all aspects of racial injustice and inequity in Long Beach, the City is adding more community listening sessions, expanding the participation capacity per listening session, and hosting three open forum town halls for public participation. The events are part of the “Framework for Reconciliation in Long Beach” unanimously approved by the City Council to acknowledge the existence of and create a plan to address long-standing, systemic racism locally and in the United States.
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City of Long Beach Partners with Nonprofits to Launch a Digital Resource Platform ConnectedLB 6/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Technology and Innovation Department, in partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), EveryoneOn and human-I-T, has launched a centralized online platform for Long Beach residents to access low-cost Internet services, computers and digital literacy resources, called ConnectedLB Platform, in affiliation with CETF’s Get Connected Initiative.
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City of Long Beach to Roll Out Open Streets Initiative 6/17/2020 Long Beach, CA - In the coming weeks, the City of Long Beach will initiate a new open streets program. The program will limit cut-through traffic on select streets, citywide, and activate these areas for active transportation such as walking, bicycling and wheelchair accessibility.
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Long Beach to Offer ‘Recreation Reimagined’ 6/17/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) summer youth and teen programs for 2020 will feature greatly reduced fees, lower staff-to camper ratios and enhanced safety protocols.
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Public Library Launches Teen Summer Program 6/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - Starting June 30, rising 7th through 12 graders can learn to design and create their own video game through the Long Beach Public Library’s (LBPL) annual teen summer program, “Make.Create.Design.”
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More COVID-19 Testing Now Available to All Long Beach Residents Regardless of Symptoms 6/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - Now, all Long Beach residents can receive COVID-19 testing, regardless of symptoms, at three City-operated testing sites. 
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City Manager Tom Modica Announces New Leadership Appointments 6/15/2020 Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced several new key leadership appointments that will complement the existing leadership team. This comes after his announcement last week of his appointment of Linda Tatum as Assistant City Manager.
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Update on Records Destruction Agenda Item Scheduled for June 16, 2020 6/13/2020 Long Beach, CA - In recent days, there have been questions from the public about a records destruction item on the Tuesday, June 16, 2020 City Council agenda. This item was placed on the agenda by the Office of the City Clerk as a routine destruction of records. Each City department follows a records retention schedule that is in compliance with California Secretary of State guidelines and approved by the City Council. The Office of the City Clerk works with each department to ensure compliance with these retention schedules and routinely places resolutions of records destruction on City Council agendas. At the request of the Long Beach Police Department, their department records destruction item was removed from Tuesday’s agenda.
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City Details Framework for Reconciliation 6/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - This week, the City of Long Beach announced plans for a “Framework for Reconciliation in Long Beach,” as unanimously approved by the City Council. Acknowledging the existence and long-standing impacts of systemic racism in Long Beach and the country, the initiative will provide a framework for engaging the public in a reconciliation process, internal process review and local action plan.
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Long Beach Issues Amended Health Order 6/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued amendments to the “Safer at Home” Order that will allow wider recreational use of City facilities, including stationary activities at beaches and parks with members of the same household. Courts such as basketball and volleyball are available for use with members of the same household. These updates come in addition to Wednesday’s announcement of more businesses allowed to reopen, with restrictions.
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Long Beach Sees A Year-Over-Year Increase in Population Experiencing Homelessness 6/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - The findings of the 2020 Point-in-Time Homeless Count (Count) reveal that Long Beach identified 2,034 people experiencing homelessness in January 2020, compared with 1,894 people in 2019. While this number signifies a 7% increase from last year, the City’s homeless population remains 29% below the 2013 count.
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Long Beach Parks to Offer United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program For Children and Youth 6/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - For the 41st year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to provide free, nutritious meals to Long Beach children and youth throughout the summer months.
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City Manager Appoints Linda F. Tatum as Assistant City Manager 6/11/2020 Today City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Linda F. Tatum to the position of Assistant City Manager.
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Long Beach Launches SafeBiz, Physical Distancing Self-Certification for Businesses 6/11/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach launched SafeBiz, a web-interface which allows businesses, which may open according to the “Safer at Home” order to self-certify that they are committed to re-opening their business safely.
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Long Beach to Reopen More Businesses 6/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - Following a review of new State guidelines and local health data, the City of Long Beach today announced the reopening of additional businesses such as gyms and fitness facilities, day camps, museums and hotels starting Friday, June 12.
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Long Beach Offers Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Qualifying Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 6/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City today announced a new rental assistance program that will help provide relief to qualified tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as unanimously approved by the City Council.
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Long Beach Public Library Introduces Virtual Summer Reading Program and Contactless Pick-Up Service 6/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Libray (LBPL), which remains closed to the public, will launch a virtual version of its popular summer reading program, which will kick off live on LBPL's Facebook page at noon on Saturday, June 13. LBPL also will begin offering contactless pick-up service on June 23 through its new program, LBPL To-Go.
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Public Works Director Craig Beck to Retire 6/9/2020 The City of Long Beach announced today the retirement of Public Works Director Craig Beck. Beck joined the City nearly 34 years ago, on July 8, 1986.
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City Clerk Announces Telephonic Public Comment for Long Beach City Council Meetings 6/8/2020 Beginning Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the Long Beach City Council will begin allowing telephonic public comments on agenda items. The City Council will begin transitioning to more opportunities for public engagement since health orders and guidelines related to COVID-19 have changed public gathering and public meeting rules.
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City of Long Beach Announces No Curfew for Today, June 4 6/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced that no curfew will be implemented for today, June 4, in alignment with the County of Los Angeles, which does not plan to order a countywide curfew today. The decision whether to implement a curfew will continue to be evaluated daily.
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City of Long Beach Orders Citywide Curfew Beginning at 9 p.m. Today 6/3/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach, in alignment with the County of Los Angeles, ordered a curfew effective citywide at 9 p.m. this evening for the safety of the public. The time may be modified if the situation warrants.
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City-Run COVID-19 Testing Sites to Resume Operations 6/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - After closing COVID-19 testing sites on June 1 and June 2 to ensure the safety of the public and medical professionals, most City-run sites will reopen tomorrow, June 3.
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City of Long Beach Orders Citywide Curfew Beginning at 6 p.m. Today 6/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach ordered a curfew effective citywide at 6 p.m. this evening for the safety of the public. 
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City of Long Beach Orders Citywide Curfew Beginning at 4 p.m.Today 6/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach ordered a curfew effective at 1 p.m. in business districts and citywide at 4 p.m. today, June 1, for the safety of the public. 
City of Long Beach Provides Updates to Protest Response Efforts 6/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Yesterday, the City of Long Beach experienced demonstrations throughout the downtown area. The Police and Fire Departments, along with other City departments planned and prepared for protest activity, with a protest scheduled in front of Police Headquarters, to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. Proactively, the City declared a state of emergency and imposed a city-wide curfew.
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COVID-19 Testing Sites Among Sites to Close Monday 6/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Due to ongoing civil unrest, the City of Long Beach will close COVID-19 testing sites today June 1, and until further notice.
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City of Long Beach Proclaims Local Emergency and Orders Citywide Curfew Tonight 5/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach proclaimed a local citywide emergency and a citywide curfew effective at 8 p.m. 
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City to Provide 1,000 Free Face Shields to Long Beach Restaurants 5/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach is announcing a free program to supply up to 1,000 face shields to Long Beach-based restaurants. The Health Order that went into effect last night, May 29, requires servers in restaurants to wear both cloth face coverings and face shields, in order to maximize protection for both the employee and patrons. In recognition that restaurants may not have easy immediate access to face shields this weekend, the City quickly developed this free program.
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Long Beach Health Order Now Allows Hair Salons, Restaurants to Open 5/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach issued a new health order today that allows hair salons and barbers as well as restaurants for in-person dining to reopen provided these businesses follow guidelines designed to protect employees and patrons and control the spread of COVID-19. This comes after health jurisdictions in Los Angeles County received a variance from the State to allow further reopening in Long Beach.
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Long Beach Launches Open Streets Initiative 5/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - As the first part of the City’s Open Streets Initiative, temporary "parklets" have been established in the Bixby Knolls, Belmont Shore and Downtown areas to support businesses and restaurants in their reopening efforts. The parklets — extensions of sidewalks into parking spaces and streets — will provide safe areas for customers to enjoy while waiting to pick up food or merchandise at local businesses and may also be used as common areas for outdoor dining under an amended Health Order expected to be released later today.
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Long Beach Launches ‘Great Plates Delivered’ Meal Program for Older Adults 5/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach today announced the launch of a free home meal delivery service for older adults, with meals supplied by Long Beach food providers and restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Newsom announced the first-in-the-nation program in April as a partnership with counties, cities, and tribes in an effort to keep the most vulnerable population healthy and at home.
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Long Beach Expands COVID-19 Testing to Include People Without Symptoms 5/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - Starting this weekend, all Long Beach residents, regardless of symptoms, can receive COVID-19 testing at the Cabrillo High School testing location.
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Southwest Airlines Announces New Service from Long Beach Airport 5/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines announced today that it will begin daily, nonstop flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Austin and Phoenix. The move significantly enhances nationwide connections and nearly doubles the number of Southwest's one-stop destinations from LGB.
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More Long Beach Establishments May Reopen with Restrictions 5/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced that offices, places of worship and in-person retail may reopen, with restrictions, in alignment with the State of California and Los Angeles County.
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Long Beach Offers Extended Relief for Renters Affected by COVID-19 5/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward an extension of anemergency ordinance that halts evictions for residential and certain commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Memorial Day Closures 5/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - In addition to the standard closure of City of Long Beach facilities and services for select holidays, additional City services and resources enacted for COVID-19 response will also close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.
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City of Long Beach to Offer ‘Great Plates Delivered’ Meal Program for Older Adults 5/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach today announced it will offer a free home meal delivery service for older adults, in an effort to further assist adults at high risk of COVID-19 and to provide essential economic stimulus to local eateries during the pandemic. 
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Public Notice: Parking Enforcement for Street Sweeping to Resume Monday, May 18 5/13/2020 After nine weeks of amnesty for street sweeping citations, the City of Long Beach will resume street sweeping-related parking enforcement on Monday, May 18.
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Long Beach Reopens Beaches for Active Recreation 5/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - In an amendment to the City of Long Beach’s Safer at Home Order, the City will reopen all public beaches in Long Beach for active recreational activities beginning Wednesday, May 13, and continuing until further notice. 
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Facial Coverings Required at Long Beach Airport 5/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - As part of its ongoing safety precautions, Long Beach Airport (LGB) requires all passengers, employees and visitors to wear a facial covering while on airport property. 
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Long Beach Issues Guidance for Reopening Beach Bike and Pedestrian Paths, Tennis Centers 5/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced guidelines for the use of beach bike and pedestrian paths, tennis centers and tennis courts in parks that are reopening Monday, May 11.
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City of Long Beach Amends Isolation, Quarantine Health Orders 5/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued amendments to both the Isolation Order and the Quarantine Order, in an effort to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect older individuals and prevent the healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed.
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Retail Businesses Permitted to Reopen, With Safety Restrictions, May 8 5/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - Effective Friday, May 8, 2020, the City of Long Beach will allow retail businesses, with modified operations and proper sanitizing and physical distancing protocols in place, to reopen for curbside pickup and delivery services only. This comes one day after the City’s first reopening announcement and is being done in an effort to align with the reopening direction set forth by Governor Newsom.
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Additional Limited Retail and Outdoor Recreational Activities To Reopen with Restrictions in Long Beach 5/6/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced additional retail, golf, and trails will reopen with restrictions on Friday, May 8. Additional recreational opportunities will open Monday, May 11.
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Public Notice: City Provides Tips on How to Prevent the Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases 5/1/2020 Heavy winter rains, combined with the warmer weather, is creating an ideal situation for mosquitoes to breed. City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis advises that residents should follow the below precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry.
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City of Long Beach Opens Additional COVID-19 Testing Site at Veterans Memorial Stadium 5/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - COVID-19 testing options continue to expand in Long Beach with the opening of another site today, May 1, at Veterans Memorial Stadium, through a partnership with Long Beach City College.
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COVID-19 Testing Options Continue to Expand in Long Beach 5/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Effective April 30, all frontline essential workers can receive free COVID-19 testing at select Long Beach testing locations. Testing availability also continues for those who are symptomatic.
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Long Beach Increases COVID-19 Testing with New Community Testing Site 4/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, Long Beach will launch a testing site at Jordan Plus High School (171 W. Bort St.). The new testing site will open on April 30. This new site is one of 80 testing sites powered through a partnership with OptumServe, the federal government health services business of Optum, a leading health services innovation company.
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City Offers Enrollment Assistance for State Medical Insurance 4/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - Those eligible for Medi-Cal and Covered California can receive enrollment assistance and information about health care programs from the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.
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City of Long Beach Seeks Community Input via ReopenLB Online Survey 4/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach launched an online survey, ReopenLB, to seek input from residents, workers and business owners about how to safely reopen the local economy once Governor Newsom’s order indicates it is safe to do so. 
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COVID-19 Testing Options Expand in City of Long Beach 4/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is expanding testing options through a variety of means. The opening of two new sites is expected within the next week.
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City Council Extends Temporary Relief for Street Sweeping Citations to May 18 4/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - Yesterday the Long Beach City Council extended the temporary suspension of street sweeping citations, which had been scheduled to resume on May 4. Instead, City staff will begin issuing notices on vehicles starting on May 4 and enforcement will begin on May 18, the Monday following the expiration of the “Safer at Home” order.
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Long Beach Public Library Connects Families with Online Resources via New Library Webpage 4/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach residents can find free services, including entertainment, online learning and support for job-seekers via Long Beach Public Library’s new Your Library at Home webpage. 
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City to Convene Economic Recovery Advisory Group 4/21/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced the formation of an Economic Recovery Advisory Group charged with providing recommendations on economic impact of the COVID-19 health emergency.
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Celebrating Earth Day at Home 4/21/2020 Long Beach, CA - For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, the City of Long Beach is offering suggestions to celebrate while staying “Safer at Home.”
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Fire Department Activates Mobile Assessment Team 4/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) has implemented a newly created Mobile Assessment Team (MAT) specifically assigned to transport individuals with confirmed positive results or positive screenings of COVID-19, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 to other patients, hospital staff and first responders.
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Long Beach Unveils Redesigned COVID-19 Website 4/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has revamped its COVID-19 website with increased functionality and innovative features, including a data dashboard, to offer ease of accessibility, more data transparency and enhance the overall user experience.
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Long Beach Announces Three New COVID-19 Testing Sites in the City 4/17/2020 Long Beach, CA - Beginning Saturday, April 18, there will be three new testing sites in Long Beach, more than tripling the current testing capability in Long Beach.
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City of Long Beach Highlights Resources for Older Adults 4/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is providing an update on resources for older adult residents, typically considered individuals over the age of 65, as part of its response to COVID-19.
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City Council Takes Action for Economic Relief 4/15/2020 Long Beach, CA - Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council unanimously adopted 25 individual actions related to a historic local Economic Relief Package designed to help working families and small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New Health Order Further Protects Older Adults 4/15/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach issued a new health order today that requires long-term care facilities to institute a range of protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19, including a tightening of visitation policies, mandating face coverings and requiring daily temperature screenings for staff and residents. The order applies to facilities serving individuals 65 years and older or those with underlying health conditions.
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City Council Names Thomas B. Modica as City Manager 4/14/2020 Today, the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to appoint Thomas B. Modica as Long Beach's next City Manager. The recommendation came after an extensive national search, interviews and deliberations, that were guided by the results of community forums and an online community survey.
Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund Exceeds $1,000,000 and Expands Priorities Funded 4/13/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation, has raised more than $1,000,000 from members of the community, businesses and family foundations to address coronavirus-related issues in Long Beach. Approximately half of the amount raised has already been granted into the community to address the current public health crisis, and the momentum continues this week with updated priority funding announced.
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Police Increase Health Order Enforcement Methods to Gain Further Compliance 4/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Police Department is increasing enforcement methods to help ensure community safety. Most Long Beach residents are adhering to the “Safer at Home” Health Order designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19; however, some individuals continue to violate these orders.
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Amendment to City of Long Beach “Safer at Home” Health Order 4/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach today issued an amendment to the existing “Safer at Home” Order, in an effort to further reduce the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the impact on delivery of critical healthcare services to those in need.
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Long Beach Parks Closed on Easter Sunday 4/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will close all parks, including open spaces, on Sunday, April 12, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Long Beach City Council to Vote on Appointment of Tom Modica as City Manager 4/10/2020 Over the past six months, the Long Beach City Council conducted a national search to recruit and hire a new City Manager. As chief administrative officer for the City, the City Manager is responsible for the administration of city departments based on City Council direction, the City Charter and Municipal Code.
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National Guard Approves Humanitarian Assistance Request from City of Long Beach 4/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - Earlier today, the California National Guard approved the City of Long Beach’s request to provide logistical support for humanitarian assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Develops System to Connect Providers to Personal Protective Equipment and an Online Exchange Platform for Facial Coverings 4/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has developed a system to connect providers with personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as a way for people to donate goods and services and access to facial coverings through an online exchange platform.
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City of Long Beach Provides Update on Hospital Capacity and Supplies 4/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is providing an update on current hospital capacity as part of its effort to keep the public informed about its response to COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus disease.
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City of Long Beach Launches Rapid Assessment Clinic and New Drive-Through Testing Site 4/6/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach launched a Rapid Assessment Clinic to provide medical assistance to people who might otherwise feel compelled to visit an emergency room for their medical conditions.
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More than 170 Long Beach Animal Care Shelter Cats and Dogs Find Homes During COVID-19 Pandemic 4/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - Rufus is a happy, handsome 8-year-old Pit Bull-Shar Pei mix who loves to give high fives with his paws. After over eight months at Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS), Rufus is now one of 69 other dogs and 103 cats recently adopted or fostered into homes from ACS since March 13, during an unprecedented show of support from the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Long Beach Shares Guidance on CDC Recommendation for Residents Who Opt to Wear Face Coverings While in Public 4/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department released guidance on the CDC recommendation for individuals wearing face coverings, to protect against COVID-19, when leaving their homes to participate in essential activities.
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City of Long Beach Prepares for Influx of Individuals Seeking Medical Care 4/3/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is taking extensive measures to prepare for an influx in individuals seeking medical care in response to COVID-19, including establishing mobile hospital tents, opening a no-cost Rapid Assessment Clinic and staging an Alternate Care Site. The City has been rigorously preparing for these types of measures, in the event alternative medical options were to be needed to treat a surge in medical patients in the City.
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City of Long Beach Receives Outpouring of Offers to Donate in Support of COVID-19 Response 4/3/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, Long Beach is announcing further steps to coordinate the outpouring of community and business support the City has received to help manage the COVID-19 response.
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UPDATED: Temporary Shelter Opens at Silverado Park 4/2/2020 UPDATED: April 2, 2020. Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has opened a temporary housing shelter at Silverado Park, located at 1545 W. 31st Street, to provide additional, temporary housing to persons experiencing homelessness in the City during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Opens Another Temporary Shelter at Martin Luther King Jr. Park 4/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach opened another temporary shelter at Martin Luther King Jr. Park (King Park), located at 1950 Lemon Ave., as part of its ongoing efforts to provide additional shelter to those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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Long Beach Health Department Orders People with COVID-19 to Self-Isolate 4/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced two new orders requiring individuals with COVID-19 to self-isolate, and those at risk of having COVID-19 to self-quarantine, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Long Beach. These new health orders will take effect immediately and will continue until further notice.
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COVID-19 Testing Protocols in Long Beach Explained 3/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is providing an overview of COVID-19 testing protocols as part of its ongoing commitment to keep our community well-informed and safe.
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Pacific Gateway to Launch New ‘Work Long Beach’ Program 3/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched a program that matches people who are unemployed or underemployed with potential employers. The online platform, hosted by Pacific Gateway and called “Work Long Beach,” allows individuals to offer a full range of skills for the hours that they choose to work. This virtual labor market is built around control for work-seekers, and for businesses, it delivers a flexible, quality workforce aligned with ever-changing local needs.
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Amendments to City of Long Beach “Safer at Home” Health Order 3/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - On March 28, 2020, the City of Long Beach issued amendments to the existing “Safer at Home” Order issued by the City of Long Beach Health Officer on March 24, 2020, in an effort to further reduce the spread of COVID-19. The amendments provide additional and clarifying information on the closure of all public beaches, public trails, and trailheads within the City of Long Beach. The amendments also impose limitations on, and extends the closure of, certain businesses required by the Health Officer’s Order. Open park space and park pathways may still be utilized by individuals for personal health and wellness purposes, if appropriate social distancing measures are taken.
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Long Beach Police Department Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19 3/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - As part of the City of Long Beach's All Hazards Incident Mangement Team (AHIMT), the Long Beach Police Department has been working in close coordination with the Long Beach Health Department and Long Beach Fire Department to help manage the City's response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Given the magnitude of this crisis facing our community, the Police Department has implemented changes in its operations to maintain essential police functions and services.
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City Beaches Closed Through May 1 3/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - To reduce the risk of community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and help maintain the safety of residents, the City of Long Beach is announcing the temporary closure of beaches in alignment with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health order issued today. Beach bike and pedestrian paths will also be closed. The City had previously closed beach playgrounds and parking lots. The following operational changes and continued closure of City facilities are in accordance with the State’s “Stay at Home” order and the City’s local “Safer at Home” order and will be effective through May 1, 2020, or until further notice.
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Additional Parking Lots Added to Alternative Street Parking Plan 3/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - In continuing efforts to mitigate parking impacts caused by COVID-19, the City of Long Beach is adding more free alternative off-street parking options for residents. Residents can apply online for free parking and passes will be issued on a first come first served basis.
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Long Beach Police Department Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19 3/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - On March 26, 2020, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) was notified that a police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. The total number of confirmed Long Beach cases is 70. The officer involved is a Long Beach resident and his case is included in the updated Long Beach totals.
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Evictions Suspended for Tenants Affected By COVID-19 3/25/2020 Long Beach, CA - A new emergency ordinance, effective today, temporarily halts evictions for residential and commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of a comprehensive rental relief package unanimously approved Tuesday night by the City Council.
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Eight Long Beach Firefighters Test Positive for COVID-19 3/25/2020 Long Beach, CA - Eight Long Beach Fire Department firefighters tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus disease. All eight of the infected firefighters are in stable condition and are in self-isolation at home.
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Long Beach Closes Parking Lots for City Beaches and Parks 3/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - Access is now closed to Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, the El Dorado Nature Center and parking lots at City-owned parks and beaches through April 19 to prevent large groups of people from congregating in public spaces, in accordance with the latest clarification to the state’s “Stay at Home” order and the City of Long Beach’s “Safer at Home” order.   
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Long Beach Reports First Fatal Case of COVID-19 3/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach reports that a female resident in her fifties has died of complications of COVID-19. The patient had underlying health conditions.
City Closes Sports Facilities at Parks and Beaches 3/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - In accordance with the state’s “Stay at Home” order and the City’s local “Safer at Home” order, the City of Long Beach is confirming the closure of sports facilities in Long Beach parks and beaches and asking the community to not gather in open spaces throughout the City.
La ciudad cierra instalaciones deportivas en parques y playas 3/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - Según la orden del estado de “Quedarse en casa” y la orden local de la Ciudad “Más seguro en casa,” la ciudad de Long Beach está confirmando el cierre de las instalaciones de deportes en los parques y las playas de Long Beach, y le está pidiendo a la comunidad que no se reúnan en espacios abiertos a través de la Ciudad.
Long Beach Offers Street Parking Relief 3/21/2020 Long Beach, CA - In an effort to mitigate parking impacts to residents caused by COVID-19 in the most parking-impacted areas of Long Beach, the City of Long Beach will be providing free alternative off-street parking options and increasing on-street parking meter courtesy times.
Long Beach Job Center Remains Open 3/21/2020 Long Beach, CA - The WorkPlace job center (4811 Airport Plaza Dr., Ste. 120) will remain open to assist Long Beach families, workers and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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ACTUALIZADO: Long Beach anuncia modificaciones temporales a las operaciones de la Ciudad 3/21/2020 Long Beach, CA – Para poder reducir el riesgo de la propagación comunitaria de la Coronavirus (COVID-19), la Ciudad de Long Beach está anunciando cambios temporales de precaución a las operaciones de la Ciudad que protegerá a los empleados de la Ciudad y al público que utiliza estos servicios de la Ciudad
Long Beach proporciona información aclaratoria para orden “Más Seguros en Casa” 3/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - La Ciudad de Long Beach desea brindar información aclaratoria sobre la orden "Más seguros en casa" o “Safer at Home” emitida por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos el 19 de marzo de 2020.
City of Long Beach Provides Clarifying Information For “Safer at Home” Order 3/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach would like to provide clarifying information regarding the “Safer at Home” order issued by the Health and Human Services Department on March 19, 2020.
Long Beach Institutes ‘Safer at Home’ Order 3/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced an order further restricting and limiting gathering among people to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Long Beach establece la Orden de ‘Más seguro en casa’ 3/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - Hoy, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales anunció un orden con más extensas restricciones y limitaciones para reuniones de personas para reducir la propagación del COVID-19. Esta nueva orden de ‘Más seguro en casa’ empezará a las 11:59 p.m. el jueves, 19 de marzo y continuará hasta las 11:59 p.m. del domingo, 19 de abril, a menos que se indique lo contrario.
UPDATED: City Works to Protect People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19 3/18/2020 UPDATED: March 18, 2020. Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is taking new measures to protect people experiencing homelessness, and those who provide services to them, from the ongoing spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus disease.
UPDATED: Long Beach Announces Temporary Modifications to City Operations 3/18/2020 UPDATED: March 18, 2020. Long Beach, CA - In order to reduce the risk of community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Long Beach is announcing temporary precautionary changes to City operations that will protect city employees and the public who use City services.
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City of Long Beach Announces Long Beach Disaster Relief Fund for COVID-19 Response 3/18/2020 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation, proudly announces the activation of the Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund.
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Long Beach City Council Directs City to Develop Economic Relief Package for COVID-19 Emergency 3/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to direct City staff to develop an economic resiliency program which would assist Long Beach families, workers and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
City of Long Beach Announces Mandated Closures and Other Updates For City Businesses 3/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - Earlier today, the City of Long Beach announced measures to mitigate community spread of COVID-19.
City of Long Beach Offers Temporary Relief for Street Sweeping Parking 3/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the City of Long Beach will temporarily suspend issuing street sweeping parking citations through Friday, March 20, 2020.
State Guidance Issued to Close Bars and Nightclubs and Shift to Restaurant Take Out Occupancy 3/15/2020 Long Beach, CA - To minimize community spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable residents, the Long Beach Health Department supports the Governor’s guidance issued tonight related to the closure of bars, nightclubs, breweries and wineries, and limits on occupancy for restaurants.
Long Beach Announces First Case of Community Spread of COVID-19 3/14/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is reporting a new case of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, in an adult woman who did not have known exposure to an individual with the virus or travel to an area of community transmission. 
Long Beach Cancels All Large Scale Events Through April 2020 3/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - In a proactive effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure, the City of Long Beach will expand on the guidance issued by Governor Gavin Newsom with regard to the management and subsequent cancellation and/or postponement of events with an estimated attendance of 250 or more people.  
Long Beach Announces First Cases of COVID-19 3/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - Preliminary test results indicate that two men and one woman have tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus disease 2019. 
City Provides Information Resources for COVID-19 3/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - In an effort to provide community members with the most current information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), the City of Long Beach has been updating the COVID-19 webpage with facts and safety precautions to help prevent the transmission of the virus.
Official City Statement from the City of Long Beach Regarding Carnival Cruise Ship 3/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - UPDATE: The Carnival cruise ship passenger who was transported to a local hospital this morning has tested negative for COVID-19
Local Health Emergency and State of Local Emergency Declared by City Officials in Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) 3/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach declared local health and city emergencies to strengthen the City’s preparedness and ability to respond to COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus. These declarations must be ratified within seven days by the City Council.
Long Beach Health Department Prepares for COVID-19 2/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) continues to prepare for cases of COVID-19, previously known as novel coronavirus.
 
Long Beach Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 2/21/2020 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas west of Granada Beach, temporarily closed for water contact due to a sewage spill. 
City of Long Beach, Association of Long Beach Employees (ALBE) Reach Tentative Labor Agreement 2/19/2020 The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Long Beach Employees (ALBE) that ensures the City remains competitive with other agencies seeking entry-level blue-collar and skilled laborers.
City of Long Beach 2020 Presidents Day Holiday Closures 2/13/2020 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, Feb. 17. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Public Invited to Attend Pike Park Grand Opening Ceremony 2/7/2020 The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for Pike Park (195 W. Seaside Way), at noon Thursday, Feb. 13.
Long Beach Public Library, in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach, Launches Youth Poet Laureate Program 2/7/2020 The Long Beach Public Library and the Arts Council for Long Beach are launching a new Long Beach Youth Poet Laureate (LBYPL) program to serve Long Beach youth with year-round literary arts, civic engagement and performance opportunities.
Hepatitis A Outbreak In Local Restaurant 2/7/2020 Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A associated with 555 East American Steakhouse in downtown Long Beach.
New Equipment Reduces Emissions at Long Beach Airport 2/6/2020 Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently installed 15 electric chargers for ground support equipment, marking a major milestone in its efforts to reduce emissions.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Spring Class Registration Begins Today 2/3/2020 Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Maring (PRM) begins today, Monday, Feb. 3. 
City Announces Stephen Scott as Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine 1/30/2020 Today, Long Beach Acting City Manager, Thomas B. Modica, named Stephen Scott as the interim director of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), effective Feb. 1, 2020.
Long Beach Awarded Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Grant for 2020 1/28/2020 For the third year, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services' drug-impaired driving prevention and cannabis education program, GreenlightLB, was awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).
Long Beach Sees Continued Decrease in New HIV Infections 1/24/2020 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services released its 2018 Annual STD/HIV Surveillance Report, the most recent analysis of annual data available. 
Long Beach Airport Ranked in Top 10 for Best Small Airports 1/24/2020 Today, Long Beach Airport (LGB) was named one of the Top 10 small airports in the country by USA Today readers. 
City of Long Beach Health Department Monitoring Coronavirus Outbreak in China 1/22/2020 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is closely monitoring an outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) primarily associated with travel to Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. 
City of Long Beach 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Closures 1/17/2020 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, Jan. 20. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Long Beach Health Officer Lifts Closure on Beaches 1/15/2020 City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has lifted the closure order on open coastal beaches after consecutive lab results demonstrated the water to be within state water quality standards.
Long Beach Police Department Announces Year-End Crime Statistics 1/13/2020 Year-end citywide crime statistics show a continuing trend in the overall reduction of citywide crime, compared to last year and the City’s five-year average. Additionally, citywide violent crime is down 8% and property crime is down 4.3% from last year.
City of Long Beach to Livestream State of the City on Website, Social Media 1/13/2020 Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia will deliver his State of the City Address at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, at the Terrace Theater (300 E. Ocean Blvd.). 
Long Beach Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 1/13/2020 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas along the coastal beaches temporarily closed for water contact due to a sewage spill.
City Urges Residents to Get Vaccinated against Flu after First Death of the Season is Reported 1/8/2020 The City Health Officer confirmed the first flu-associated death in Long Beach this season, that of a Long Beach adult who was younger than 50 years old and had underlying health conditions. 
Public Invited to Attend K-9 Corner Dog Park Grand Re-Opening Ceremony 1/8/2020 The public is invited to attend a grand re-opening celebration for the K-9 Corner Dog Park (906 Pacific Ave.).
Animal Care Services Closes Out Decade with Highest Save Rate for Cats and Dogs with Compassion Saves Approach 1/6/2020 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine’s Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) continues to see positive results with its Compassion Saves approach, which resulted in a sharp decrease in euthanasia, a spike in adoptions and an 88% save rate for cats and dogs combined. 
City of Long Beach Remembers 2019 12/27/2019 The City of Long Beach is proud to release the 2019 Year in Review, a book that offers a snapshot of the City’s accomplishments and accolades for the year.
Long Beach Airport Launches Revamped Website 12/19/2019 Long Beach Airport (LGB) has launched a newly revamped website with a modern design, increased functionality and innovative features.
City of Long Beach Offers Holiday Tree Recycling 12/17/2019 Residents have several options for free disposal of holiday trees while keeping trees out of the trash. 
City of Long Beach Seeks Volunteers to Participate in 2020 Point in Time Count 12/17/2019 The City of Long Beach is seeking 200 volunteers to help conduct the 2020 Point in Time (PIT) Count, its street count of persons experiencing homelessness in Long Beach.
City Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely During Upcoming Holidays 12/13/2019 The City of Long Beach wants everyone to enjoy the holidays. The Holiday Season is a time for parties and celebrations, and the City encourages everyone to celebrate safely to avoid injuring yourself or others.
City of Long Beach Christmas 2019 and New Year’s 2020 Holiday Closures 12/12/2019 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Long Beach Airport Offers Easy Travel Experience This Holiday Season 12/10/2019 Travelers can enjoy a pleasant travel experience at Long Beach Airport (LGB) this holiday season. 
Public Invited to Attend Jenni Rivera Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony 12/10/2019 The new playground at Jenni Rivera Park (2001 Walnut Ave.) will open on Wednesday, Dec. 18, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. 
City of Long Beach, MWN Sign Contract to Reopen Community Hospital Long Beach 12/9/2019 The City of Long Beach today signed a long-term lease and operating agreement between the City of Long Beach and the Molina, Wu, Network, LLC (MWN) healthcare group that paves the way for the reopening of Community Hospital Long Beach (Community Hospital). 
Changes to Multi-Space Meters Coming on 4th Street 12/9/2019 After listening to input and concerns regarding metering on 4th Street, the City of Long Beach, working with the Fourth Street Business Improvement District, has modified the planned 4th Street Parking Meter Zone.
City of Long Beach to Host State Census Joint Informational Hearing 12/9/2019 The City of Long Beach will host a State Census Joint Informational Hearing at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the City’s Bob Foster Civic Chambers (411 W. Ocean Blvd.). 
Winter Shelter Opens Today in Long Beach 12/6/2019 The Long Beach Winter Shelter, which shields people experiencing homelessness from cold weather and provides shelter, food and safety during the coldest time of the year will open today. 
Parks, Recreation and Marine Director Gerardo Mouet to Retire 12/5/2019 The City of Long Beach announced today the retirement of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) Director Gerardo Mouet. 
Long Beach to Host First Annual Home for the Pawlidays Pet Adoption Fair 12/5/2019 The public is invited to attend the first annual Long Beach Home for the Pawlidays Pet Adoption Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Long Beach Civic Center Plaza (411-415 W. Ocean Blvd.).
 
Long Beach Public Library Pilots Social Work Internship Program 12/2/2019 To better meet the needs of patrons of the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) who may be experiencing homelessness, mental illness or have substance use challenges, LBPL is partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services to explore models of integrating social work into its existing services.
Citywide Temporary Ban on No-Fault Notices and Evictions Now in Effect Until End of the Year 12/2/2019 On November 12, 2019, the Long Beach City Council adopted an ordinance that temporarily prohibits no-fault notices and evictions through December 31, 2019, unless required by a government agency or a court.
Long Beach Prepares for Cold Weather, Heavy Rain 11/26/2019 An unseasonably cold storm system will bring rain to Southern California this evening, Tuesday, Nov. 26, through Thanksgiving weekend.
City Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely Over Thanksgiving Weekend 11/26/2019 The City of Long Beach wants everyone to enjoy the holidays. The Holiday Season is a time for parties and celebrations, and the City encourages everyone to celebrate safely to avoid injuring yourself or others.
City of Long Beach Announces Opening of Winter Shelter 11/25/2019 The United States Veterans Initiative (US Vets), a nonprofit organization located in Long Beach, will be the provider for the 2019-2020 Winter Shelter Program for Service Planning Area (SPA) 8. 
Army Corps Releases Update to East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study 11/25/2019 Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) released its draft Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR), including the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Environmental Impact Report, for the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study.
City of Long Beach Earns Perfect Score Plus 11 Bonus Points in Municipal Equality Index 11/25/2019 For eight years in a row, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) inclusion in municipal law and policy. 
City of Long Beach Launches Nationwide Search for New City Manager 11/18/2019 Today, Mayor Robert Garcia and the Long Beach City Council announced a nationwide search for a new City Manager.
City of Long Beach Thanksgiving Holiday Closures 11/18/2019 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29.
City of Long Beach to Expand Bike Share Program 11/18/2019 The City of Long Beach will celebrate the expansion of its popular Bike Share program at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library (5870 Atlantic Ave.), one of ten new bike hubs located in North Long Beach, Bixby Knolls and Wrigley. 
City to Offer Free and Low-Cost Recreation Programs During Fall and Winter School Breaks 11/18/2019 During the upcoming school breaks for fall and winter, the City of Long Beach will offer free ‘Fun Days’ youth programs and free teen recreation programs at parks throughout the city.
Long Beach Airport Aviation Complex Generates $8.6 Billion in Economic Impact, Supports 46,000 Jobs 11/15/2019 A recent economic impact report shows that the Long Beach Airport Aviation Complex (Complex) supports 46,000 jobs and generates $8.6 billion for the regional economy, confirming the importance of the Airport as an economic engine and its positive financial impact on the community.
Coyote Encounters Prompt Safety and Prevention Reminders 11/14/2019 In response to recent coyote activity in and around Long Beach, residents are reminded to follow important safeguards to protect pets and property against these wild animals. 
City of Long Beach Named Top 10 Digital City Nine Years in a Row 11/14/2019 For the ninth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named a Top 10 Digital City in a survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. 
Long Beach Awarded Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program 11/14/2019 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a $275,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 
Implementation of 4th Street Parking Meters Delayed Until Further Notice 11/8/2019 Implementation of the 4th Street multi-space meters between Hermosa Avenue and Temple Avenue has been delayed until further notice.
Veterans Day Parade Steps Off Nov. 9 11/7/2019 The 2019 Veterans Day Celebration, which includes the 23rd Annual Veterans Day Parade, will take place Saturday, Nov. 9.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Winter Class Registration Underway 11/4/2019 Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins today, Nov. 4.
City of Long Beach Warns Residents of Poor Air Quality Due to Fires throughout Southern California 10/31/2019 City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about potential unhealthy air quality due to Southern California’s many active fires, including Easy, Getty and Hill.
Long Beach Airport Introduces Therapy Dogs 10/31/2019 Long Beach Airport (LGB) is offering a new amenity aimed at reducing travel stress. The STARS (Simple Therapy And Real Smiles) program provides trained therapy dogs to comfort travelers making their way through the airport. 
Long Beach Multi-Service Center Celebrates 20 Years 10/25/2019 More than 100 people gathered Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Multi-Service Center (MSC) in West Long Beach to celebrate its two decades of connecting people experiencing homelessness or at-risk of experiencing homelessness with services.
Long Beach Community Planning Month Celebration Culminates with Resource Fair at Whaley Park 10/23/2019 The public is invited to join the City of Long Beach at a community resource fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Whaley Park (5620 E. Atherton St.) in honor of National Community Planning Month. 
City of Long Beach Advises Residents to Take Precautions Against Extreme Heat 10/22/2019 Long Beach Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat today, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 25.
Fire Engine 17 Returns to Service 10/17/2019 To commemorate Fire Engine 17 returning to service, the community is invited to a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 21, at Station 17 (2241 Argonne Ave.).
City of Long Beach, Firefighters Association (FFA) Reach Tentative Labor Agreement 10/14/2019 The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the Long Beach Firefighters Association (FFA) that provides incentives and salary increases aimed at improving workforce productivity and skill levels.
City Urges Residents to Drop, Cover and Hold on for the Great ShakeOut 10/14/2019 The City of Long Beach is encouraging all residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to take part in this year’s Great ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, to practice what to do in the event of a major earthquake.
City Seeks Community Input on City Manager Recruitment 10/11/2019 People who live, work or use services in the City of Long Beach are invited by the Mayor and City Council to provide feedback on what qualities they think the next City Manager should possess.
Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Long Beach 10/10/2019 The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this mosquito season has been reported in Long Beach this week. The patient was diagnosed with neuroinvasive illness and is currently hospitalized.
City of Long Beach Joins Cities and Counties Across Nation in Support of DACA 10/9/2019 On October 4, 2019, the City of Long Beach joined with a total of 105 cities and counties an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California.
City Seeks Volunteers for 12th Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count 10/3/2019 The City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to assist with tallying the number of bicyclists and pedestrians across key intersections in Long Beach and to make observations on how people are using roadways.
Road Closures for The Long Beach Marathon 10/3/2019 People traveling through Long Beach are advised of street closures for the jetBlue Long Beach Marathon on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
City Announces Awareness Campaign for the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness 10/2/2019 Earlier today, October 2, 2019, the City of Long Beach unveiled one of four Donation Meters that are in place to raise money for and awareness of the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness. 
City of Long Beach Launches Digital Inclusion Roadmap Development Process to Address the Digital Divide 10/2/2019 The City of Long Beach’s Technology and Innovation Department, in collaboration with the Economic Development Department, is launching efforts for a Digital Inclusion Roadmap that will address the digital divide and promote digital equity and inclusion in Long Beach.
Governor Newsom Signs City-Sponsored Motel Conversion Legislation 9/27/2019 Yesterday, September 26, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Environmental Quality Act exemption: supportive and transitional housing: motel conversion bill (SB 450) into law. 
City of Long Beach to Offer Free Flu Vaccinations 9/26/2019 The City of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services (Health Department) is offering access to free flu vaccinations in the coming season by hosting several community flu vaccination clinics throughout Long Beach.
Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) Detected at Long Beach Animal Care Services Shelter 9/25/2019 In the last 10 days, Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) has encountered several cases of sick cats in the shelter. 
With Building a Better Long Beach, City Showcases Continuing Trend of Strong Growth 9/24/2019 The City announced today at its Building a Better Long Beach presentation that new development and construction activity continues to thrive, with work underway or nearing completion for several major projects.
Acting City Manager Tom Modica Announces Leadership Team 9/23/2019 Tom Modica, Acting City Manager for the City of Long Beach, has announced his leadership team, effective immediately.
Long Beach Public Health Officer Advises On Potential Health Impacts from Vaping 9/20/2019 Long Beach Public Health Officials are warning residents of the dangers of vaping and e-cigarette devices, which pose a potential risk to the health of the lungs, including severe lung injury that may lead to death. 
Long Beach Encourages Emergency Preparedness with READY Long Beach 9/20/2019 The sixth annual READY Long Beach Community Preparedness Expo, which is hosted each year by the Long Beach Fire Department and other City departments, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, at the Walter Pyramid on the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) campus at 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.
Portions of Broadway, Pacific Avenue to Close on the Morning of Saturday, September 21 9/19/2019 People traveling through Downtown Long Beach may be affected by the following closures, which will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.
Long Beach First City in Los Angeles County to Receive Funding from Planning Grants Program 9/17/2019 The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $625,000 grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to support projects that increase housing stock and address homelessness in the city. Long Beach is the first city in Los Angeles County to receive funds from the state’s SB 2 Planning Grants Program.
City Clerk’s Office Partners with LBUSD, LBCC, and Cal State Long Beach for the Largest Coordinated National Voter Registration Day Yet 9/16/2019 City Clerk Monique De La Garza is working with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) high schools and Long Beach City College (LBCC) to register and pre-register as many students as possible on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), September 24, 2019.
City of Long Beach Hosts Second Annual Ranchos Walk 9/10/2019 The City of Long Beach invites the community to experience Long Beach by foot at its second annual Ranchos Walk, Saturday, September 28, 2019.
City of Long Beach, Police Officers Association (POA) Reach Tentative Labor Agreement 9/9/2019 The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the Police Officers Association (POA) that ensures the City remains competitive with other agencies seeking quality police officers.
Long Beach City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2020 Budget 9/5/2019 On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the City of Long Beach’s balanced, $2.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.
Billie Jean King to Appear at Long Beach Library Named in Her Honor 9/5/2019 On Saturday, September 21, the City of Long Beach will celebrate the grand opening of the new Billie Jean King Main Library.
Community Invited to Participate in California Coastal Cleanup Day 9/3/2019 The community is encouraged to make a positive impact on local marine life by volunteering at California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. 
Free After School Recreation Programs in Long Beach Parks Start August 26 8/23/2019 Starting Monday, August 26, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer free after school activities for children (5-12) and teens (13-18) in parks throughout the city.
City of Long Beach Labor Day Holiday Closures 8/22/2019 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
Official Statement Following Closed Session Meeting August 20, 2019 8/20/2019 Following the City Council Closed Session Meeting today, August 20, 2019, Mayor Robert Garcia provided the following statement:
All LBPL Libraries Closed on Friday, August 23 8/19/2019 All Long Beach Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, for a staff development day.
‘100 Days of Summer’ to End with Concert by Pop Vinyl 8/19/2019 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s 100 Days of Summer will conclude with a concert by San Diego-based cover band Pop Vinyl on the evening of Friday, August 23, at Marine Stadium (5255 Paoli Way).   
Road Closures for The Alchemy Tour 8/14/2019 People traveling through Downtown Long Beach are advised of street closures for special event Insomniac: The Alchemy Tour on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 
Christina Pizzaro Winting Appointed Executive Director of Civil Service 8/14/2019 Today, on behalf of the Civil Service Commission, President Susana Gonzalez Edmond announced the appointment of Christina Pizzaro Winting as the new Executive Director of Civil Service.
City of Long Beach, Long Beach Police Officers Association Reach Tentative Labor Agreement 8/14/2019 The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Police Officers Association (POA) over a successor labor agreement. 
Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West Announces His Departure from the City and Shift Into the Private Sector 8/12/2019 Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West has announced he that will be leaving his post as the chief executive of the City to bring his insights and knowledge to the private sector. 
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Fall Class Registration Begins Today 8/5/2019 Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins today, August 5.
Public Invited to Attend Martin Luther King Jr. Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony 8/2/2019 The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the new playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, (1910 Lemon Avenue) at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7.
New Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance Took Effect Today, August 1 8/1/2019 A new City of Long Beach Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance took effect today, August 1, 2019. 
City of Long Beach Unveils Proposed 2020 Budget 7/31/2019 Earlier today, Mayor Robert Garcia and City Manager Patrick H. West presented the City of Long Beach’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) Budget.
Long Beach Marks Civic Center Grand Opening with Ceremony and Celebration 7/23/2019 On Monday, July 29, the City of Long Beach will celebrate the grand opening of the new Civic Center, which includes a new City Hall, Civic Chambers and Port Administration Building. 
City Breaks Ground on Alamitos Beach Concessions Stand August 1 7/23/2019 The City of Long Beach will break ground on a new modern café and concessions area at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 1.
Public Invited to Attend Stearns Champions Park Community Center Grand Re-Opening Ceremony 7/16/2019 The public is invited to attend a grand re-opening celebration for the Stearns Champions Park Community Center, located at 4520 E. 23rd Street
Dance Fest 2019 will Showcase Dances from Around the World 7/11/2019 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine will present Dance Fest from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at International City Theatre (330 E. Seaside Way).
Fireworks Enforcement and 4th of July in Long Beach 7/5/2019 The City of Long Beach encouraged all residents and visitors to celebrate the 4th of July safely.
City of Long Beach Presents Beach Week 7/1/2019 The City of Long Beach will offer a series of free beach activities during the week of July 8 through 12. 
City of Long Beach Independence Day Holiday Closures 6/28/2019 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Affordable Housing Offers Independence for Individuals with Special Needs 6/26/2019 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with its nonprofit affiliate, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), joined with developer HOPE, Inc., to celebrate the grand opening of a five-unit affordable housing development in East Long Beach.
Long Beach Municipal Band Presents ‘Celebrations in Sound’ 6/26/2019 The  Long Beach Municipal Band will celebrate their 110th season with free outdoor summer concerts in Long Beach parks, from June 25 through August 2, 2019, with a different theme every week.
City of Long Beach Recognized for Excellence in Regional Planning 6/21/2019 The City of Long Beach has received four prestigious awards by the Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association (APA).
Long Beach Announces Public Event to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Civic Center 6/21/2019 On Monday, July 29, the City of Long Beach will celebrate the grand opening of the new Civic Center, which includes a new City Hall and Port Headquarters. 
Long Beach Parks to Offer United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program 6/14/2019 For the 40th year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for children and youth.
El Dorado Nature Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 50 Ways to Get “Nature Centered” 6/13/2019 Since 1969, El Dorado Nature Center has provided an island of serenity in Long Beach.
Free Recreation Programs in Long Beach Parks Start June 17 6/13/2019 With longer summer days and kids on school break, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) offers ten weeks of free recreation programs planned for youth and families. 
Long Beach Public Library Launches Annual Summer Reading Program: ‘It’s Showtime at Your Library’ 6/13/2019 The Long Beach Public Library will launch its annual citywide Summer Reading Program with a kickoff event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library (4055 Bellflower Blvd.).
City of Long Beach Announces Upcoming Changes to Street Sweeping Along Broadway Corridor 6/11/2019 Today, the City of Long Beach announced the introduction of a pilot program that changes street sweeping service along the Broadway Corridor between Alamitos Avenue and Redondo Avenue. 
Cynthia Guidry Named Director of Long Beach Airport 6/11/2019 Today, Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West named Cynthia Guidry as the City's Director of the Long Beach Airport (LGB).
LBTV Wins Nine STAR Awards 6/11/2019 The City of Long Beach's Video Communications Division, known as LBTV, received nine government programming STAR awards at the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunicaitons Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA) annual conference.
Long Beach Unveils New Bayshore Lifeguard Station 6/7/2019 Earlier today, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the new Bayshore Lifeguard Station.
City Provides Tips to Keep Pets Safe in an Emergency 6/6/2019 Natural disasters and other unexpected emergencies require readiness for every member of the family, including pets. Pet Preparedness Month encourages residents to incorporate the needs of their pets in family emergency plans.
New Affordable Housing Development Breaks Ground in Midtown Long Beach 6/6/2019 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with its nonprofit affiliate, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), and development partner AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc. (AMCAL), today celebrated the groundbreaking of Las Ventanas, a 102-unit affordable housing development in Midtown Long Beach.
Long Beach Parks System Rises to Top 18 in Country 6/5/2019 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) has risen to number 18 among the 100 largest U.S. cities in the Trust for Public Land's (TPL) 2019 Parkscore Index Survey.
Long Beach Chronically Homeless Population Decreases 6/4/2019 The 2019 Biennial Homeless Count (Count) findings reveal that Long Beach identified 1,894 people experiencing homelessness in 2019, compared with 1,863 in 2017—a difference of 31 individuals. 
New Library Program Provides Free Literacy Tutoring for Adults 6/3/2019 Long Beach Public Library will launch LB Reads on Saturday, June 15, at the annual Summer Reading Program kickoff at Bach Neighborhood Library (4055 N. Bellflower Blvd.).
Parks, Recreation and Marine Launches Outreach Efforts for New Strategic Plan 5/31/2019 The City of Long Beach's Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is launching efforts for a Strategic Plan that will engage the community in identifying goals and priorities for PRM for the next ten years. 
City to Host LB ClimateFest at Marine Stadium 5/29/2019 The community is invited to particpate in LB ClimateFest, an open house event for the City's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). 
Community Invited to Attend May 30 Open House and Give Input on City Noise Element Update 5/28/2019 The community is invited to participate in an open house to review and provide input on the draft of the City's General Plan Noise Element.
City Provides Tips to for Protect Against Mosquito Population and Prevent Spread of Disease 5/24/2019 Heavy winter rains, combined with the coming warmer weather, is creating an ideal situation for mosquitos to breed. 
City Encourages Residents to ‘Celebrate Safely’ During Upcoming Holidays 5/24/2019 The City of Long Beach is launching a comprehensive fireworks education campaign to promote a safe and festive environment citywide ahead of the Fourth of July. 
Long Beach Public Library Launches Zip Books: A New Interlibrary Loan Service in Partnership with Amazon 5/24/2019 The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has launched Zip Books, a free alternative to traditional interlibrary loan (ILL).
City of Long Beach Memorial Day Holiday Closures 5/21/2019 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, May 27, 2019.
Long Beach Property Owners to Receive Mailed Ballot for Vector Control in Late May 5/17/2019 The need for mosquito, vector (i.e., a disease-carrying insect or animal) and disease control services has increased in recent years as new mosquito species have appeared locally, resulting in associated emerging mosquito-borne diseases.
Long Beach Celebrates 10 Years of 100 Days of Summer 5/17/2019 From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, in partnership with the Long Beach Convention and Visitor's Bureau, offers free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the city. 
Grand Re-Opening of Harvey Milk Promenade Park will also Honor Three Community Leaders 5/13/2019 On Tuesday, May 14, Harvey Milk Park will celebrate its grand re-opening and honor three community leaders.
City Hall Goes to the Cats for Fourth Kitty Hall Event 5/8/2019 Long Beach City Hall will once again become "Kitty Hall" from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, to encourage shelter cat adoptions and promote awareness of Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS). 
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Summer Class Registration Underway 5/7/2019 Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is now underway.
Long Beach Celebrates Bike Month 5/7/2019 The City of Long Beach will be celebrating Bike Month throughout May by offering a wide variety of mobility-related activities and discounts for residents. 
Residents Sought for City Ethics Commission 5/7/2019 Interested residents are encouraged to apply to serve on Long Beach's Ethics Commission.
City Reveals HIV/STD Strategy to Reverse High Rates 5/6/2019 Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with the Long Beach Comprehensive HIV Planning Group (HPG), launched the Long Beach HIV/STD Strategy. The strategy addresses HIV and the rising rates of STDs in the City and identifies tactics and sets goals to reverse the high rates.
First Case of Measles Reported in Long Beach 5/4/2019 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has confirmed the first case of measles in a Long Beach resident since 2015.
Commemoration of Building Safety Month in May to Feature Preview of New City Hall Permit Center System 5/2/2019 Yesterday, the City of Long Beach recognized Building Safety Month with the first in a series of community sessions focused on the Development Permit Center system that will be in place when the new City Hall opens in July 2019.
Long Beach Hosts Second Annual Celebration of The Young Child 4/23/2019 The City of Long Beach will host its second annual Celebration of the Young Child, a resource fair especially for families with children up to age six, on Saturday, April 27.
Pedestrians, Cyclists to Take Over Pacific Avenue at Beach Streets 4/19/2019 Long Beach’s popular Open Streets event returns this month with Beach Streets Pacific, presented by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), with a route stretching from Downtown to Wrigley.
City Announces SAFE Cities Grant from the Vera Institute of Justice and Selection of a Legal Services Provider to Initiate the Long Beach Justice Fund 4/16/2019 The City of Long Beach announced today the receipt of a $100,000 SAFE (Safety and Fairness for Everyone) Cities Catalyst Grant from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) and the selection of Immigrant Defenders Law Center as the legal service provider to initiate the Long Beach Justice Fund (Fund). 
City to Offer Youth Recreation Programs in Local Parks During School Spring Break 4/16/2019 During the upcoming school spring break, from April 22 through April 26, the City of Long Beach will offer free youth and teen recreation programs at various parks throughout the city.
El Dorado East Regional Park Offers Tips for Visitors on Easter Sunday 4/16/2019 Sunday, April 21, is the Easter holiday as well as the busiest day of the year at El Dorado East Regional Park. To better prepare for a visit to El Dorado, and for the safety of all who visit, the public is advised of the following rules:
Health Department Warns of Possible Measles Exposure 4/10/2019 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has confirmed one case of measles in an individual who traveled through Long Beach Airport (LGB) on two separate occasions while infectious. 
2019 Grand Prix and Formula DRIFT Street Closures 4/4/2019 People traveling through Downtown Long Beach are advised of street closures for Formula DRIFT and the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach between April 5 and April 14, 2019. All streets will be re-opened by Monday, April 15, 2019. 
City Encourages the Community to Take the ‘Go Green Pledge’ for Earth Month 4/3/2019 For each week throughout the month of April, the City will highlight a different aspect of environmental sustainability. The weekly highlights include saving water, waste reduction, urban nature and green transportation.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Summer Day Camp Registration Opens April 13 4/2/2019 Registration for Summer Day Camps offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) starts April 13.
Long Beach Offers Activities to Establish Healthy Habits During National Public Health Week 3/28/2019 The City of Long Beach will join communities across the United States during the first week of April for National Public Health Week. 
Second Affordable Housing Development in a Week in Midtown Long Beach Breaks Ground 3/27/2019 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with its nonprofit affiliate, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), joined with Clifford Beers Housing today to celebrate the groundbreaking of Vistas del Puerto, a 48-unit affordable housing development in Midtown Long Beach.
New Affordable Housing Development Breaks Ground in Midtown Long Beach 3/20/2019 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) and LINC Housing Corporation (LINC), today celebrated the groundbreaking of The Spark at Midtown (The Spark), a 95-unit affordable housing development in Midtown Long Beach.
Innovative City Partnership with California State University, Long Beach to Bring Classes Downtown 3/20/2019 Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council authorized the City to enter into an agreement with the California State University, Long Beach Foundation, to provide continuing education workforce development classes in Downtown Long Beach. 
City Provides Tips to Control Mosquito Population and Prevent Spread of Disease 3/20/2019 With the introduction of spring, the Long Beach Health Department is reminding residents that warmer weather creates an ideal environment for mosquitoes. Since mosquitoes can carry diseases like Zika, West Nile virus, encephalitis, malaria, and canine heartworm, it is important that the entire community works together to control mosquitoes.
Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power to be Inducted into Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 3/18/2019 Two multiple Grand Prix of Long Beach winners—Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power— will be inducted on Thursday, April 11, at 11 a.m., into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, a City of Long Beach and Grand Prix Association of Long Beach joint project.
City of Long Beach Hosts Ceremony to Celebrate First Place 2018 CommunityWINS® Grantee 3/13/2019 Today, the City of Long Beach hosted an event to celebrate the local, First Place 2018 CommunityWINS® (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) grant recipient for large cities (250,000+ population). Mayor Robert Garcia, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo presented a $300,000 award to Pacific Gateway Workforce Partnership, Inc. (Pacific Gateway), to be used for the Citywide Market for Hourly Labor Program. 
City of Long Beach Invites Community to Participate in Tsunami Preparedness Week 3/12/2019 Tsunami Preparedness Week is March 25 to 29, 2019, and the community is invited to City of Long Beach events and activities throughout the week to learn how to prepare for a tsunami. 
City Council to Vote on Community Hospital Agreement Between the City and Molina, Wu, Network, LLC. 3/8/2019 The City of Long Beach and the Molina, Wu, Network, LLC. (MWN) healthcare group have reached a tentative agreement regarding Community Hospital Long Beach (Community Hospital) for City Council to consider next Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Community Invited to Public Hearings on City’s American with Disabilities Act Self Evaluation and Transition Plan for Pedestrian Facilities 3/7/2019 The community is invited to public hearings hosted by the City of Long Beach’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD). The hearings will be conducted on March 12, 2019, at noon, in the City Council chamber and on March 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., at the Michelle Obama Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805. Attendees will be presented a summary of results of the City’s American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) self-evaluation for pedestrian facilities. The same information will be presented at both hearings.
Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course Named ‘Course of the Year’ 3/7/2019 The City’s Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course (Skylinks) has been named “Course of the Year” by the California Golf Course Owner’s Association (CGCOA) for its industry-leading initiatives, golf programming and community involvement. The award was given at the CGCOA Gold Course of the Year Awards Ceremony at Skylinks yesterday. 
Long Beach Public Library’s New Website Reveals a Treasure Trove of Free Digital Resources 3/4/2019 Today, the Long Beach Public Library (Library) launched a newly designed website where community members can find free digital resources and more. The new website is located at http://www.longbeach.gov/library/. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and sign up for Library’s mailing list to receive direct email newsletters by subscribing on the homepage or newsfeed.
Long Beach Animal Care Services Launches Strategic Plan Process with Community Workshop 2/25/2019 The public is invited to participate in a Community Workshop to start the process of developing a Strategic Plan for Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS). The Workshop will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the El Dorado Park West Community Center, 2800 Studebaker Road. 
Closure Lifted for Coastal Beaches 2/21/2019 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has lifted the closure for all swimming areas along the open coastal beaches after consecutive lab results indicated the water in all sites, except 72nd Place, are currently in compliance with State water quality standards. There is currently an active advisory still in place for the water at 72nd Place.
Long Beach Coastal Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 2/15/2019 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas along the coastal beaches temporarily closed for water contact, due to a sewage spill. State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations, out of an abundance of caution, until the water quality meets State requirements.
City of Long Beach 2019 Presidents Day Holiday Closures 2/12/2019 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, February 18, 2019. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
City Urges Residents to Strongly Consider Getting Flu Shot 2/11/2019 The City of Long Beach health officer has confirmed the first two influenza-associated deaths in Long Beach for the 2018-2019 flu season. Both individuals who died had underlying health conditions. 
Community Visioning for New African American Cultural Center Drew in a Crowd of Community Stakeholders 2/1/2019 On the evening of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the City of Long Beach and Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin kicked off a City-wide effort to create an operating vision for an African American Cultural Center, to serve as a community hub for African American arts, culture, and history. Over 80 residents and community leaders attended to provide input, ask questions, and hear presentations from Councilmember Austin, Deputy City Manager Kevin Jackson, and the consultants, Lord Cultural Resources and Environ Architecture, Inc.
City Announces Claudia Lewis as Interim Airport Director 1/31/2019 Today, Long Beach City Manager, Patrick H. West, named Claudia Lewis as the interim Long Beach Airport (LGB) Director, effective immediately. The City is conducting a national recruitment for the next Airport Director.
Series of Storms Expected Thursday through Early Next Week 1/31/2019 A series of storms are forecasted to hit Southern California beginning early this evening and continuing over the weekend, with lingering showers possible into Monday and Tuesday. The first storm will bring an estimated 0.25 to 1.00 inches of rain to the county with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. A second storm will bring heavier rainfall totals starting Friday night/Saturday morning along with gusty winds. These storms may cause increased accidents and travel delays, downed trees, shallow debris flow, and flash flooding.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Spring Class Registration Starts February 4 1/30/2019 Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) starts February 4. More than 400 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in March. These programs provide opportunities for social interaction and learning, exercise and recreation, and growth and relaxation for preschool-aged children to adults. 
City Officials Announce Agreement to Acquire Property for Future Campus Supporting People Experiencing Homelessness 1/28/2019 Earlier today, the City of Long Beach and Ninth District Councilmember Rex Richardson announced an acquisition agreement made with a North Long Beach property owner at 6841-6845 Atlantic Avenue (“Atlantic Farms”), Long Beach, California 90805. The final sale, which will be pending City Council approval on February 5, 2019, will set the stage for a state of the art village-style campus of supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. Supportive services will include a much-anticipated year-round homeless shelter with 125 beds.
Outpouring of Support for Federal Employees Affected by Shutdown at Long Beach Airport 1/25/2019 There has been an outpouring of support from the local community for federal employees affected by the government shutdown at Long Beach Airport (LGB).
City Launches Fruit Tree Planting Program 1/22/2019 The City of Long Beach has launched a fruit tree planting program as part of its sustainability efforts. Long Beach residents can now apply to have a fruit tree planted by City staff in their front yard for free. This Office of Sustainability program is made possible through grant funding from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in partnership with the Air Resources Board California Climate Investments (ARB-CCI).
Long Beach Extends Relief Opportunities to Federal Workers Impacted by the Federal Government Shutdown 1/17/2019 The City of Long Beach today announced it will extend relief opportunities to Federal workers who are experiencing financial hardships and concerned with paying their utility bills, parking citations and other billing services, due to their unpaid status related to the partial Federal government shutdown. The City will provide payment arrangement assistance to these customers and households.
Earthquake Early Warning Mobile Phone Application Now Available to the Public 1/17/2019 The earthquake early warning system that the City of Long Beach has been beta testing since 2014 is now available to residents in Los Angeles County as a mobile phone application (app). Seismologists and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) scientists recently announced the rollout of the first phase of an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast.
City of Long Beach 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Closures 1/15/2019 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, January 21, 2019. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Crime Continues to Decrease in Long Beach 1/11/2019 The Long Beach Police Department announced today that year-end citywide crime statistics for 2018, reflect an 8.4% decrease in Part 1 crime, which includes reductions in both violent and property crimes when compared to 2017. 
Multiple Storms Expected for Long Beach 1/10/2019 An active weather pattern which brought high surf and gusty winds to Long Beach earlier in the week is expected to be much stronger this weekend with higher rainfall totals and the potential for heavy downpours at times. This fast-moving storm will generate a large westerly swell over the Pacific Ocean resulting in high surf conditions for beaches in Long Beach through Sunday. 
Animal Care Services Euthanasia and Impounds Continue Downward Trend 1/8/2019 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine’s Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) attained a downward trend in euthanasia and impounds in 2018. The Bureau is positioned to achieve even more positive results in 2019 through its progressive programs to support shelter animals and continued improvements in performance measures over the last ten years. Rescue groups including spcaLA, Friends of Long Beach Animals, Stray Cat Alliance, Little Lion Foundation, Helen Sanders Cat PAWS, Fix Long Beach, Pet Food Express, Adopt and Shop and dozens more also helped to support ACS and contribute to these statistics.
Public Invited to Attend Drake Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony 1/7/2019 The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the new playground at Drake Park, located at 951 Maine Avenue. The event will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at noon. This is the fifth playground completed of six Measure A-funded playground upgrades. An adventure course guided passport will be provided to all youth in attendance to use to explore the new playground with some exciting superhero characters. 
Long Beach to Conduct Point-In-Time Count of Persons Experiencing Homelessness 1/4/2019 On January 24, 2019, the City of Long Beach will be conducting the ninth biennial Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of persons experiencing homelessness within the city.
Zero Cases of West Nile Virus in Long Beach for 2018 1/3/2019 Health officials announced today that for the first time in nearly a decade, there had been no cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) reported in Long Beach in 2018. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services’ (Health Department) Vector Control and Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) programs work closely to coordinate efforts around mosquito control by focusing on mosquito abatement along with education and outreach.
Long Beach Awarded $300,000 Planning Award for Davies Launch Ramp 1/2/2019 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine has received a $300,000 Facility Planning Grant from the California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBAW) to design improvements for Davies Launch Ramp. The Davies Launch Ramp is located below the Davies Bridge at the cross street of Second Street and Marina Drive, near Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street.
Long Beach Health Officer Lifts Closure on Remainder of Coastal Beaches 12/28/2018 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has lifted the closure order on coastal beaches after consecutive lab results indicated the water is within State water quality standards following a sewage spill that originated from the City of Glendale on December 17, 2018.
City of Long Beach Remembers 2018 12/24/2018 The City of Long Beach is proud to release the 2018 Year in Review, a book that offers a snapshot of the City’s accomplishments and accolades for the year. During 2018, the City received national recognition for its efforts in technology, sound financial reporting, public safety, LGBTQ inclusion, addressing mental health and homelessness, housing, city planning, community preparedness, sustainability, and economic development.
Long Beach Airport, One of Best Airports for Holiday Travel 12/20/2018 Long Beach Airport (LGB) has been named the second easiest and most convenient airport to travel in the country by Treetopia. With millions of Americans preparing to travel for the winter holidays, LGB travelers should expect peak holiday travel days to run from now through December 23. A slight drop is expected on December 24 and 25 and will pick up again on December 26.
City Celebrates Urban Forest Milestone 12/20/2018 The City of Long Beach continues to be a leader in sustainability and supporting its urban forest with a goal of planting 10,000 new street trees by 2022.
City of Long Beach Christmas 2018 and New Year’s 2019 Holiday Closures 12/19/2018 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. City Hall re-opens on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, and on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Long Beach Coastal Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 12/18/2018 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas along the coastal beaches temporarily closed for water contact, due to a sewage spill. Out of an abundance of caution, state law requires the closure of the beach in these situations.
City to Offer Youth Recreation Programs in Local Parks During School Winter Break 12/18/2018 During the upcoming school winter break, the City of Long Beach will offer free youth and teen recreation programs at various parks throughout the city. Parents and guardians also have the option of registering their child for an El Dorado Nature Center workshop for a low-cost fee. 
City of Long Beach Announces Opening of Winter Shelter 12/7/2018 The United States Veterans Initiative, a nonprofit organization, will be the provider for the 2018-2019 Winter Shelter Program for Service Planning Area (SPA) 8. The Winter Shelter, located in North Long Beach, is slated to open tomorrow, December 8, 2018, and will operate through March 31, 2019.
Public is Invited to the New Houghton Park Community Center Beam Signing Ceremony 12/7/2018 The public is invited to attend a beam signing ceremony for the new Houghton Park Community Center followed by a wall demolition of the old building, on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 6301 Myrtle Avenue. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
Outside Review of Police Department Direct Messaging Application Complete 12/7/2018 On September 21, 2018, the City Manager and the City Attorney initiated an outside, independent review of the Long Beach Police Department’s use of a direct messaging application called Tiger Connect. The review included: the origin and implementation of the messaging application within the Police Department and the Technology and Innovation Department; City policies and procedures related to mobile device messaging; how the messaging app was utilized; policies and procedures for documentation of evidence; the City’s record retention policies; best practices for law enforcement entities related to messaging applications; compliance with state law; and any other relevant topics.
City of Long Beach Launches Partnerships for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure 12/6/2018 The City of Long Beach continues to be a leader in sustainability by finding technological solutions to existing problems. The City is implementing a partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the city, while also exploring a partnership with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) for shared EVs through pilot programs.
Long Beach Airport Director Jess Romo to Retire 12/6/2018 The City of Long Beach announced today the retirement of Long Beach Airport (LGB) Director Jess L. Romo, A.A.E. Mr. Romo has served as director of the Long Beach Airport since 2016. Prior to overseeing and guiding all activities at LGB, he spent 19 years with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) during his 28-year career with the City of Los Angeles.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Hits Bulls Eye with Archery Foundation Grant 12/4/2018 The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) has received an Explore Archery grant from USA Archery. This grant will supply resources for programming and materials to enhance PRM’s archery program.
Current Main Library Temporarily Closes to Make Way for State-of-the-Art Facility 12/3/2018 On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Main Library, located at 101 Pacific Avenue, will close in preparation for its summer 2019 grand opening at the new Main Library (200 W. Broadway Avenue).
City Hall Reopens Lobby Level Services 11/30/2018 City Hall has reopened service windows following a disruption of service on November 29 due to office flooding caused by inclement weather.  
City Hall Announces Temporary Disruptions to Lobby Level Services Due to Office Flooding 11/29/2018 Due to flooding in City Hall offices on the Lobby Level, customer service, and cashiering operations are closed pending further notice. 
Long Beach Prepares for Significant Rainfall 11/28/2018 A low-pressure system is expected to move across Los Angeles County, bringing the first significant winter rains to Long Beach. The National Weather Service is predicting rain showers to develop locally this evening and continue into Thursday morning. As much as one inch of rain is expected during that period. The heaviest rain rate is expected to peak in Los Angeles County during the Thursday morning commute. 
Long Beach Airport Offers Tips for Holiday Travelers 11/21/2018 Long Beach Airport (LGB) is prepared to make the holiday travel season as smooth as possible for travelers, from parking to the gate. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and one of the busiest travel periods of the year. Travelers flying through LGB this week will experience higher than normal passenger traffic as the airport prepares for 44,000 travelers beginning Wednesday and continuing through Sunday.
Public Invited to Attend Whaley Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony 11/20/2018 The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the new playground at Whaley Park, located at 5620 Atherton Street. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 3:30 p.m.
Nonprofit Acquires Vacant City Property for Use as Affordable Housing Site 11/19/2018 The vacant site that served as a City library for North Long Beach for more than 60 years is getting a new owner that will turn the property into a modern affordable housing development.
City of Long Beach Launched The WorkPlace 11/16/2018 The City of Long Beach Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network this week kicked off a new America's Job Center of California center, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace, also known in short as The WorkPlace. The launch took place at the culmination of a process that began three years ago.
City of Long Beach’s Cannabis Education Program Awarded Drug-Impaired Driving Grant for 2019 11/16/2018 For the second year, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services’ cannabis education program, GreenlightLB, was awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).
City of Long Beach Donates Recycled Bicycles to Local Community Members 11/15/2018 Today, the City of Long Beach, in partnership with Pedal Movement, donated 62 refurbished bicycles to three local nonprofit groups, LINC Housing, Long Beach Blast and Partners of Parks. The nonprofits will further distribute the refurbished bicycles to underserved youth and families across Long Beach to encourage healthy recreation, improve mobility, and promote reuse and recycling.
City of Long Beach 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Closures 11/13/2018 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. City Hall re-opens on Monday, November 26, 2018.
City of Long Beach Offers Two Months of Amnesty Program for Pet Licensing of Dogs and Cats 11/12/2018 Through a limited-time amnesty program, the City of Long Beach is waiving all licensing late fee penalties for owners of dogs and cats. The amnesty program, which began on November 1, 2018, will be in effect through December 31, 2018.
Mark Twain Neighborhood Library Launches New Community Garden 11/12/2018 Mark Twain Neighborhood Library, located at 1401 E. Anaheim St. Long Beach 90813, is partnering with South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC) Thrive LA and Ourfoods.org to install an open harvest community garden at the library. 
2018 Festival of Flight Celebrates Long Beach Airport’s 95th Anniversary on November 17 11/8/2018 This year, Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) annual Festival of Flight will mark the start of a year-long celebration of the airport’s 95th Anniversary. The event, scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the largest free community event of its kind in the area with a variety of aircraft on static display, live music and entertainment, food trucks and a children’s activity area.
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Receives Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education 11/8/2018 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) is receiving, for the third year in a row, a $150,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The funding will support the City’s Walk and Roll Long Beach program, an education effort to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety on Long Beach roadways.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Winter Class Registration Starts Today 11/5/2018 Registration for new recreation classes offered by the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) starts today, November 5, 2018. More than 400 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will start as early as December of this year. These programs provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction and learning, and growth and relaxation for preschool-aged children to adults.
City of Long Beach Named Top 10 Digital City Eight Years in a Row 11/2/2018 For the eighth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named a Top 10 Digital City, surpassing numerous other cities in a national survey that spotlights municipalities who align their technologies with city goals. 
Mayor Robert Garcia and City Prosecutor Doug Haubert Announce RISE Program to Assist Residents with Post-Conviction Relief 11/1/2018 In a press conference earlier today, Mayor Robert Garcia and City Prosecutor Doug Haubert announced a first-of-its-kind program in Long Beach, Restoration Initiative for Safety and Employment (RISE), which will provide free assistance to those who are eligible to seal their low-level misdemeanor or felony records, clear a minor warrant, enroll in court diversion programs, and convert court fines to community service. RISE will also include marijuana expungements, and assist with finding employment, educational opportunities, and providing other benefits. Among the group of press conference attendees was Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Public Invited to Attend Veterans Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony 10/30/2018 The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the new playground at Veterans Park, located at 101 E. 28th Street. The event will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 10 a.m. This is the third playground completed of six Measure A-funded playground upgrades. An adventure course guided passport will be provided to all youth in attendance to use to explore the new playground. 
City of Long Beach Earns Perfect Score Plus 11 Bonus Points in Municipal Equality Index 10/22/2018 For seven years in a row, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) inclusion in municipal law and policy. Long Beach was one of only 78 out of 506 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), up from 68 last year.
Long Beach Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month 10/18/2018 The City of Long Beach is proud to participate again this year in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of NDEAM is to educate about disability employment concerns and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s national theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.”
Community Encouraged to Participate in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill on October 18 10/17/2018 The City of Long Beach is encouraging all residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to take part in this year’s "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill on Thursday, October 18, at 10:18 a.m. The Great ShakeOut drill provides residents with an opportunity to practice the earthquake survival skills, “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” The Great ShakeOut drill began in California in 2008, and it is expected that more than 40 million people will participate in this year’s drill from across the U.S. and in many countries worldwide.
City of Long Beach Celebrates International Digital Inclusion Week 10/15/2018 The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) and the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA) have declared October 15 through October 21, 2018 as International Digital Inclusion Week (IDIW) to raise awareness on digital equity and inclusion around the globe. The City of Long Beach (City) has been designated as a Digital Inclusion Trailblazer by the NDIA and will celebrate IDIW by conducting in-person community outreach as well as implementing a social media engagement campaign to educate the social community about digital services, resources and tools that are available within Long Beach.
City of Long Beach Celebrates Completion of Runway Reconstruction at Long Beach Airport 10/11/2018 A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today at Long Beach Airport (LGB) to celebrate the completed reconstruction of Runway 8R-26L, which is primarily used for general aviation. Runway 26L is Long Beach Airport’s shortest but busiest runway.
Long Beach Implements Dynamic Approach to Control the Spread of Flea-Borne Typhus 10/11/2018 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has implemented a dynamic approach to control the spread of flea-borne typhus in Long Beach including providing education to residents, health care providers, and veterinarians who all play an important part in stopping the spread of the disease. This year, Los Angeles County has seen a rise in typhus fever. The Pasadena Public Health Department has reported 20 cases, whereas the City of Los Angeles has confirmed 59 cases. Cases of flea-borne typhus in Long Beach are currently double that of past years, with 12 cases reported so far and several others under investigation.
Public Invited to Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 14th Street Park Expansion Scheduled for October 10 10/9/2018 The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the 14th Street Park Expansion on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 9 a.m., located at 14th Street and Long Beach Boulevard. 
City of Long Beach Wins Two California American Planning Association Awards 10/9/2018 The City of Long Beach (City) received two prestigious awards from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) at the 2018 APA California Conference that took place yesterday in San Diego. The APA California Awards Program encourages quality in planning and increases the public’s awareness of the planning profession by recognizing outstanding achievement in the planning field.
City of Long Beach Eliminates Convenience Fees for Utility Payments 10/8/2018 City of Long Beach utility customers will no longer be charged a convenience fee when paying their bill, effective today, Monday, October 8, 2018. Eliminating these convenience fees to consumers provides a better customer service experience for those who pay by credit or debit card and avoids an additional charge of $3.75 per payment and $0.95 for utility customers paying by eCheck.
Long Beach Airport and California State University, Long Beach Present the School of Art Review 10/5/2018 Long Beach Airport (LGB) has partnered with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to present the School of Art Review (SOAR), a pilot program to incorporate artwork at the airport and engage the community. “CSULB SOARs @ LGB” is an opportunity for college students and recent graduates from CSULB to showcase their talents and promote Long Beach’s rich art and culture scene to travelers and the public.
City of Long Beach and the Mayor’s Fund for Education Launch Early Childhood Education Strategic Plan 10/4/2018 Earlier today, the City of Long Beach (City) in partnership with the Mayor’s Fund for Education unveiled the Early Childhood Education Strategic Plan (Plan). The City is only one of a few California cities to have a comprehensive Plan. The Plan considers traditional partners, such as schools and centers, and also takes into account housing and workforce development partners, pediatricians and law enforcement, to name a few.
Community Encouraged to Provide Feedback at the Final Short-Term Rentals Workshop 10/4/2018 The City of Long Beach continues to host a series of community events, as part of the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance. If adopted by the City Council, this ordinance will establish a framework for regulating STRs, or vacation rentals, within the City. 
Long Beach is First City to be Awarded Grant for Mental Health First Aid for Fire and Emergency Medical Services 10/2/2018 As a stand-alone applicant, the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) is the first fire department in the nation to receive a three-year “Mental Health Awareness Training Grant,” from the United States Department of Health and Human Services for its efforts to address issues surrounding homelessness and mental illness. The grant, totaling $360,968, was awarded to the LBFD’s Homelessness Education and Response Team (HEART) by way of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
City of Long Beach to Offer Free Vaccination Clinics Including Drive-Thru Option 10/2/2018 After a particularly severe flu season last year, the City of Long Beach Health Department (Health Department) is providing access to free flu shots in the coming season by hosting neighborhood flu vaccination clinics throughout Long Beach. The first event is a free vaccination clinic that will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Stadium, located at 5000 E. Lew Davis Street. This will be the largest flu vaccination clinic in Long Beach and attendees will have the option of receiving their vaccines without getting out of their cars. Anyone 12 years and older can receive the vaccine in a drive-thru. Families with children under 12 years old will be directed to the walk-up area.
City Names Xavier Espino as Next Long Beach Fire Department Chief 10/1/2018 Today, City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Xavier Espino to Fire chief. Espino is a Southern California native who has served Long Beach in the Fire Department since 1986, where he has most recently served as assistant chief. He is a second-generation firefighter; his father retired as a Los Angeles County Fire Department captain.
National Test of Warning System 9/25/2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will issue a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test message on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11:18 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). This Presidential WEA test will assess the system’s capabilities to send a message simultaneously nationwide and determine where improvements are needed. This test will be immediately followed by a nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test.  
City Reveals Six East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study Draft Alternatives 9/24/2018 Earlier today, Mayor Robert Garcia presented the much-anticipated six draft alternatives derived from the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study (Study). The draft alternatives were developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District in collaboration with the City of Long Beach, federal agencies, other local governments and key stakeholders to provide a range of ecosystem improvements that may be possible within the Study.
City of Long Beach Initiates Outside Review of Police Department Direct Messaging Application 9/21/2018 The City of Long Beach is announcing an independent outside review of the Long Beach Police Department’s use of a direct messaging application called Tiger Connect. The review was initiated by the City Manager in partnership with the City Attorney and will consist of an outside firm hired to independently review the use of the messaging application within the Long Beach Police Department.  
Community and Stakeholders Invited to Participate in Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan Workshop 9/19/2018 The City of Long Beach is preparing the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, and the community and stakeholders are invited to participate and provide input on this important effort. The new plan will guide future land use for the Globemaster Corridor, an area encompassing the former Boeing C-17 manufacturing site and the surrounding commercial and industrial corridors, including a portion of Cherry Avenue between Spring Street and Carson Street, and Spring Street between Orange Avenue and Redondo Avenue.
Snapshot of Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants in the Long Beach Area Released 9/17/2018 As cities around the country celebrate Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week, the City of Long Beach in partnership with New American Economy (NAE) released a report revealing that in 2016, immigrants in the City of Long Beach had a significant impact on the local economy. The report advances the economic inclusion goals of the City’s Blueprint for Economic Development by making available important baseline information for the local immigrant community that can be used to help inform the implementation of programs and services.
City of Long Beach Receives Prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence 9/14/2018 The City of Long Beach has received a prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in the “Economic Development Through the Arts” category from the League of California Cities. The coveted award, which recognizes outstanding achievements by California cities to improve quality of life and services provided to local communities, honors the City’s partnership with the renowned Pow! Wow! Long Beach art festival.
Long Beach Selected as 2018 Beacon Award Winner 9/14/2018 Yesterday, the City of Long Beach was awarded a Silver Level Beacon Award recognizing its actions to address climate change, promote energy innovation and create more sustainable communities.
Long Beach Launches ‘Spare Change Changes Everything’ Campaign to Support Homeless Services 9/14/2018 The City of Long Beach has launched a program as part of a multi-faceted approach to addressing homelessness. The “Spare Change Changes Everything” campaign provides an opportunity to passengers to deposit coins and cash into a donation box before proceeding through security screening at the Long Beach Airport. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) Homeless Services Division will use these donations to provide support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Long Beach Recognizes Green Certified Businesses 9/12/2018 Today, the City recognized the first Long Beach businesses to be certified by its new Green Business Program. The event was held at Primal Alchemy, Long Beach’s first Green Certified catering company. Other businesses recognized at the event were Bowman Change, The Depot for Creative Reuse, Retail Design Collaborative & Studio One Eleven, Sacred Roots, Farm URBANA – Meghiddo Architects and Farm and Movement. Environmental benefits of the program include reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduced waste, water conservation, and reduced pollution.
City of Long Beach and Covanta Amend Agreement to Invest in Future Operations of the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility 9/11/2018 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with Covanta (NYSE: CVA), has announced an amended agreement covering the continued operation and maintenance of the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF).
Long Beach City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2019 Budget 9/7/2018 On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the City of Long Beach’s balanced, $3.0 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.
Community Invited to Come Out and Play at Healthy Active Long Beach’s Sixth Annual ‘Fruit and Veggie Party’ 9/6/2018 The community is invited to come out and enjoy the City’s sixth annual “Fruit and Veggie Party.” This free community event will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave, Long Beach. Attendees will be able to sample tasty recipes, enjoy the Peace Garden, and participate in free fruit and vegetable-themed games and activities including a mini-obstacle course, dance fitness sessions, a bike and pedestrian rodeo and more.
Animal Shelter Euthanasia Continues to Drop 8/29/2018 Over the past several years the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine, Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) has worked diligently to reduce shelter population and euthanasia rates, while also working to improve outcomes for the animals who visit the City’s shelter.
Mayor Robert Garcia’s ‘Building a Better Long Beach’ Presentation Highlights City’s Unprecedented Development Activity 8/28/2018 Today, at a special presentation, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, provided an update on the City’s record level of new development and construction activity currently underway.  
City of Long Beach Celebrates Dedication of Habitat for Humanity Homes for Lower-Income Families 8/24/2018 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), and Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA (Habitat LA), yesterday celebrated the home dedication of the Clarke Estates consisting of four single-family residences that provide the opportunity for lower-income families to purchase their first home.
Public Invited to Attend C. David Molina Park Grand Opening Ceremony Scheduled for August 28 8/23/2018 The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for C. David Molina Park, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., located at 4951 Oregon Avenue. The park is named for Dr. C. David Molina who started the city's first intensive care unit at Pacific Hospital in 1962 and served as the hospital’s Emergency Department Director for 21 years.
City of Long Beach Labor Day Holiday Closures 8/22/2018 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, September 3, 2018. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
City of Long Beach Reminds Residents of Electric Scooter Pilot Program Rules 8/21/2018 As many residents have noticed, the City of Long Beach has launched an electric scooter (e-scooter) pilot program, providing the City’s residents and visitors with even more shared mobility options. In light of this launch, the City reminds e-scooter users of the rules and regulations by which they must abide.
Long Beach Fire Department Chief Michael A. DuRee to Retire 8/21/2018 The City of Long Beach announced today the retirement of Fire Department Chief Michael A. DuRee.
‘100 Days of Summer’ to End with Finale Concert by Trinity 8/21/2018 The 100 Days of Summer is winding down with a finale concert by the band Trinity, who will play tributes to the rock sounds of Styx, Foreigner and Journey. The event will be held at Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way, on Friday, August 24, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees can bring their family to the Kid Zone and purchase dinner with convenient food trucks, including the Cheddar Wheel (quesadillas, nachos and more), Chowdown Food (burgers and sandwiches) and Yogurtland.
City of Long Beach Hosts Inaugural Ranchos Walk Event 8/15/2018 The City of Long Beach invites the community to experience Long Beach in a whole new way at its inaugural Ranchos Walk event on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Beginning at 8 a.m., participants will take a walk-through history as they follow a trail that links Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos. This 9.4-mile scenic walk also connects the California State University, Long Beach campus, Reservoir Hill, Hilltop Park in Signal Hill, Longview Point at Willow Springs Park and Rancho Los Cerritos. Participation in the event is free, and online registration is available at www.longbeach.gov/ranchoswalk.
The City and Long Beach Community Foundation Establish Disaster Relief Fund 8/14/2018 The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Community Foundation (Foundation) has announced the establishment of a disaster relief fund. The Long Beach Disaster Relief Fund will provide funding to organizations that offer relief to Long Beach residents in need of supportive services in the event of a disaster or major emergency. 
Long Beach Police Department’s Crime Laboratory is First in the World to Achieve Highest Level of Accreditation 8/14/2018 The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is proud to announce on July 17, 2018, the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) renewed its Crime Laboratory accreditation in the Field of Forensic Science Testing. Of the 459 accredited forensic laboratories worldwide, the LBPD’s Crime Laboratory is the first to meet the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) new requirements. Based in Wisconsin, the ANAB is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America, that sets international standards for all testing and calibration laboratories across scientific disciplines worldwide.
Beach Streets Twilight Will Light Up Downtown Long Beach on August 25 8/13/2018 “Beach Streets,” the popular Long Beach Open Street event, is returning to the Downtown area. The public is invited to participate in “Beach Streets Twilight” on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. At this exciting, nighttime event, participants can walk, bike, or roll along a car-free route. The event kick-off will be held in front of The Pike Outlets Ferris Wheel, at 5 p.m.
Long Beach Residents Encouraged to Participate in the City’s Digital Inclusion Survey 8/10/2018 Long Beach residents are encouraged to participate in a community-based digital inclusion survey that the City’s Technology and Innovation Commission (TIC) is conducting to assess how residents are currently accessing the internet and the barriers they face to connect to internet services.
City of Long Beach Fleet Advances Four Ranks to Sixth in the Nation 8/8/2018 The City of Long Beach Fleet ranked number six out of thousands of fleet operations in the nation in the “Government Fleet” magazine and American Public Works Association (APWA) 2018 Leading Fleets competition. The honor is awarded based on leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges. The City was awarded 10th place in 2017 and 12th place in 2016.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Fall Class Registration is Going on Now 8/7/2018 Registration for new fall recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is going on now. The community is invited to explore and register for more than 400 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, and special interest subjects; and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in September. These programs provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, social interaction and learning, and growth and relaxation for preschool aged children to adults.
Long Beach Awarded National Innovation Grant to Foster Entrepreneurship and Job Growth 8/2/2018 The City of Long Beach has been selected by the Citi Foundation and Living Cities as one of five cities in the nation to participate in the City Accelerator program’s fifth cohort. The other four cities include: Atlanta, El Paso, Newark, and Rochester. In addition to a $100,000 grant, each city will receive a combination of coaching, technical assistance and implementation resources in the coming year. Long Beach’s focus will be on entrepreneurship and job growth.
Long Beach Health Officer Lifts Closure on Beaches West of Belmont Pier 7/31/2018 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has lifted the closure order on beaches west of the Belmont Pier after consecutive lab results indicated that there is no measurable impact from the sewage spill at the City's beaches, and that the water is within State water quality standards.
City of Long Beach Unveils Proposed 2019 Budget 7/31/2018 Earlier today, Mayor Robert Garcia and City Manager Patrick H. West presented the City of Long Beach’s Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget.
Beaches West of Belmont Pier Closed Due to Sewage Spill 7/30/2018 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas west of the Belmont Pier closed for water contact, due to a sewage spill.  
Public Invited to Attend Los Cerritos Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony 7/26/2018 The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the Los Cerritos Park playground on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 5 p.m., located at 3750 Del Mar Ave. This is the second playground completed of six Measure A-funded playground upgrades.
City Health Officer Advises Residents to Take Precautions with Higher Temperatures and Humidity Forecast 7/24/2018 Long Beach Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat, particularly today through Friday, July 27, 2018. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the 90s and high humidity.
Significant Step Forward for the Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center 7/24/2018 On July 17, 2018, the Honorable James C. Chalfant, Judge of the Superior Court, presiding over a trial regarding the Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center (Project), issued a ruling in favor of the City and determined that the Project approvals did not violate the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and that the City Council had properly granted the height variance for the proposed pool project. The trial was held on July 5, 2018. Judge Chalfant delayed any consideration of the claims made regarding the City’s Local Coastal Program and the State Coastal Act until the California Coastal Commission has an opportunity to consider the Project, which will likely occur sometime in 2019.
New Playground Equipment Coming to Jenni Rivera Memorial Park 7/19/2018 Today, the Parks and Recreation Commission (Commission) voted to approve a recommendation to the City Manager for the installation of playground equipment at the existing Jenni Rivera Memorial Park, located at 2001 Walnut Avenue. This is one of several new playgrounds in Long Beach that are being implemented with Measure A funds.
Long Beach Airport Completes Runway Redesignation 7/19/2018 Long Beach Airport (LGB) redesignated two of its runways to account for natural shifts in the earth’s magnetic field. Effective July 19, Runway 7R-25L is named 8R-26L, and Runway 7L-25R is named 8L-26R. The former is used primarily for general aviation, the latter is LGB’s secondary runway used for commercial and general aviation. 
20 Youth Develop Public Engagement Skills Through My Brother’s Keeper Youth Leadership Program 7/17/2018 Six months after the launch of the inaugural My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Youth Leadership Program in January 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) Office of Equity wrapped up the Program with a presentation to City Council where participants from the MBK Youth Leadership Program showcased their training, teambuilding, and outreach efforts.
The City and Port of Long Beach Unveil 10 New ‘Unicorn Bikes’ to Promote Environmental Sustainability 7/16/2018 On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the City of Long Beach in collaboration with the Port of Long Beach, celebrated the unveiling of 10 unique, specially branded “unicorn bikes.” The white-framed bicycles with sparkly rainbow accents are sponsored by the Port of Long Beach through the City’s Department of Public Works’ Bike Share Program, to encourage green commuting while promoting the Port’s goals of environmental sustainability, improving air quality, and becoming a zero-emissions port.
Nine City of Long Beach Elected Officials To Be Sworn In At Inauguration Ceremony 7/13/2018 Long Beach elected officials will be sworn in at an Inauguration Ceremony on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Terrace Theater Plaza.
Community Encouraged to Participate in the Next Workshop Regarding Short-Term Rentals 7/12/2018 The City of Long Beach continues to host a series of community events, as part of the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance. If adopted by the City Council, this ordinance will establish a framework for regulating STRs, or vacation rentals, within the City.
The Long Beach Child Abuse and Neglect Network Launches Website to Help Families ‘Unplug and Play’ 7/11/2018 The Long Beach Child Abuse and Neglect Network (LBCANN), in partnership with the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), has created a website for parents to quickly and easily access resources to help them improve family life. The website, www.LBUnplug.org, is the newest iteration of LBCANN’s “Unplug” campaign.
City of Long Beach Reviews Public Safety Efforts for the Independence Day Holiday 7/10/2018 The City of Long Beach takes seriously public safety and the job of enforcing the Long Beach Fireworks Ordinance, which bans all fireworks in Long Beach. Historically, July 4 is the busiest day of the year for the Long Beach Fire (LBFD) and Police Departments (LBPD); all available public safety personnel are on duty. 
Fireworks Enforcement and 4th of July in Long Beach 7/5/2018 The City of Long Beach takes seriously the job of enforcing the Long Beach Fireworks Ordinance, which bans all fireworks in Long Beach.
City of Long Beach Provides Tips for Staying Cool, Hydrated and Safe During Hot Summer Weather 7/5/2018 The National Weather Service (NWS) in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued an excessive heat warning that will go into effect this Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. to Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 9 p.m. For Long Beach, temperatures are expected to reach between 90 and 105 degrees beginning today through Saturday.
MemorialCare and the City of Long Beach Enter into Transition Agreement for Community Medical Center Long Beach 7/5/2018 The City of Long Beach and MemorialCare announced that they have finalized the terms and entered into a Transition Agreement, effective July 3, to facilitate the transition of operations of Community Medical Center by the City.
Little Brass Café Express Opens in Long Beach Airport’s Historic Terminal 7/2/2018 Long Beach Airport Historic Terminal is home to a new café! Earlier today, Little Brass Café Express (LBCX) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its grand opening at Long Beach Airport (LGB). Little Brass Café Express is the only eatery in the Airport’s historic terminal.
Long Beach Hosts 49th Annual National Community Development Association Conference 7/2/2018 The City of Long Beach and the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (CDC/HACoLA) co-hosted the 49th annual National Community Development Association (NCDA) Conference, held for the first time in Los Angeles County. The event brought together community development professionals from across the country to discuss the latest federal policies and best practices for addressing community development, including the nationwide issues of affordable housing and homelessness.
Progress Towards the Transition of Community Hospital to a new Hospital Operator Continues 6/29/2018 The City of Long Beach conducted a week of progressively positive meetings with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of Statewide Hospital Planning and Development (OSHPD), MemorialCare, and Molina, Wu, Network, LLC (MWN) in an effort to facilitate the transition of Community Hospital to a new operator after July 3.
Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening of DeForest Park Wetlands Scheduled for June 30 6/28/2018 The public is invited to attend the grand opening ceremony of the DeForest Wetlands, located at 6255 DeForest Avenue. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held this Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Long Beach Municipal Band Presents ‘The Sizzling Sounds of Summer’ 6/27/2018 The Long Beach Municipal Band has entered its 109th season with free outdoor summer concerts in Long Beach parks, which will span through August 3, 2018. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Each week of the season will focus on a different theme and will be performed by the band's professional musicians.
City of Long Beach Independence Day Holiday Closures 6/26/2018 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. City Hall re-opens on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Christopher Koontz, AICP, Appointed Long Beach Development Services Planning Bureau Manager 6/26/2018 Long Beach Development Services Director Linda F. Tatum, FAICP, has named Christopher Koontz, AICP, as Planning Bureau Manager for the Development Services Department.  Mr. Koontz’s appointment is effective July 2, 2018.
Murder of Long Beach Fire Captain 6/25/2018 On June 25, 2018, at 3:49 a.m. the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the 600 block of East 4th Street. There were supplemental calls reporting a fire and an explosion, and occupants reported a strong smell of gasoline in the area.
City of Long Beach Continues to Make Progress On Transition of Community Hospital 6/25/2018 The City is aware the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency (LEMSA) diverted all Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances to other area hospitals beginning 1 a.m. this morning, effectively closing the Emergency Department at Community Hospital today, while transitional plans are developed to continue hospital operations.
Community and Stakeholders Invited to Participate in Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan Workshop 6/22/2018 The City of Long Beach is preparing the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, and the community and stakeholders are invited to participate and provide input. This significant effort will guide the development of the land use plan for the Cherry Avenue corridor, including the former Boeing C-17 manufacturing site, and the surrounding commercial and industrial areas.
Open Space and Median Drought Response Plan Implemented to Improve City Landscapes 6/22/2018 The City has begun implementing its plan to address the lack of water for landscaping at City parks and street medians caused by this year’s rain shortfall. The Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) and Public Works are using reclaimed water and have activated a mobile watering truck to reverse landscape browning due to the drought.
Lea Eriksen Named Director of Technology and Innovation Department 6/22/2018 Today, Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Lea Eriksen as the City’s Director of Technology and Innovation (TID). Ms. Eriksen has served the City over the last four years, and brings 20 years of experience working in local government, including positions related to economic development, budget and finance, and most recently in technology.
Public Invited to Celebrate National Healthy Homes Month at the Health and Housing Resource Fair 6/19/2018 On Saturday, June 23, 2018, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will celebrate National Healthy Homes Month with a Health and Housing Resource Fair. Members of the public are invited to attend the event, which will be held at MacArthur Park, located at 1321 E. Anaheim St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Long Beach Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Point in Nearly 30 Years 6/18/2018 After reaching incredible unemployment numbers in May 2017 (4.4 percent), the City of Long Beach continued the trend in May 2018, dropping to 4.1 percent, a 10.5 percent drop in the last eight years. There are now a record 230,000 employed residents in the City.
Long Beach Parks to Offer United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program 6/18/2018 For the 39th year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for children and youth. The SFSP continues the free lunch programs offered during the school year by Long Beach Unified School District, and can make the summer school break a healthy and fun experience.
Long Beach to Receive $12 Million from Unprecedented Investment by the State to Address Homelessness 6/15/2018 Yesterday, the California State Legislature approved the State’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 19.  It includes unprecedented investments in funding infrastructure and services to reduce homelessness in California, including $12 million to the City of Long Beach.  With the overall rise in homelessness statewide, Long Beach, alongside California’s largest cities, has been advocating for increased state funding to cities to address this issue.
City of Long Beach to Recommend Molina, Wu, Network, LLC. as the Next Operator of Community Hospital 6/15/2018 At the next regular meeting of the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday, June 19th, the City Council will consider selecting a new operator for Community Hospital.
Public Invited to Attend New Leeway Pier and Bayshore Revitalization Celebration on June 16 6/14/2018 On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11 a.m., the City of Long Beach will be unveiling the City’s newest shoreline improvements made to the Bayshore Area, and the public is invited to attend. The event, which will take place at 5411 E. Ocean Blvd., will feature free food and refreshments for attendees and a tour of the upgraded Leeway Pier facility.
Long Beach’s Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 16 6/13/2018 The Long Beach Public Library will kick off its free Summer Reading Program (SRP) on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Michelle Obama Library, 5870 Atlantic Avenue. The community is invited to join the Library this summer and celebrate the transformative power of reading. This year’s theme, “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” conveys the idea that great stories have the special ability to “transport” even the most reluctant readers to places they could never imagine.
Celebrate the 100 Days of Summer with Free Recreation Programs in Long Beach Parks Starting June 18 6/12/2018 With longer summer days and kids on school break, residents turn to Long Beach parks for recreational activity options and to connect with each other. Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) has ten weeks of free recreation programs planned for youth and families to ensure that all residents can stay and play in the city during the “100 Days of Summer,” from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Residents are encouraged to visit www.100daysofsummer.org for hundreds of ideas of fun activities that do not require a lot of traveling and are either free or low-cost. This is the ninth year in a row that PRM and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau have partnered on the website.
City of Long Beach Receives Top Honor U.S. Conference of Mayors 2018 CommunityWINS® Grant 6/12/2018 During the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 86th annual meeting in Boston yesterday, Wells Fargo announced that City of Long Beach’s Mayor Robert Garcia received a $300,000 grant on behalf of Pacific Gateway Workforce Partnership with the 2018 CommunityWINS® Grant Program funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Long Beach Earns Excellent Water Quality Grades in Heal the Bay’s Annual Beach Report Card 6/7/2018 Long Beach continues to improve its water quality and has seen sustained progress over the past seven years. According to the Heal the Bay 2017-2018 Beach Report Card that was issued today, the City of Long Beach continues to receive excellent recreational water quality grades with 100 percent of its beaches receiving A and B grades for the summer months (April through October 2017).
Public Notice: Oversized Vehicle Restrictions 6/7/2018 Commencing July 1, 2018, the following oversized vehicle restrictions will go into effect: Parking of oversized vehicles (exceeding 85 inches high, or 80 inches wide, or 22 feet long) is prohibited on city streets in residential neighborhoods without a valid permit.
Long Beach Parks System Rises to Top 21 in Country 6/6/2018 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) has risen to number 21 among the 100 largest U.S. cities in the Trust for Public Land’s (TPL) 2018 ParkScore® Index survey, a hike from 2017’s 24th place ranking.
Veterans Resource Center Opens at Long Beach Public Library 6/6/2018 The Long Beach Public Library will launch the Veterans Resource Center on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at the Main Library, 101 Pacific Avenue. Opened to the public, the Veterans Resource Center is a space equipped with a dedicated computer for veteran resources, private study rooms, and a collection of materials to assist veterans and their families, which include the California Veterans Resource Book from CalVet, reference materials regarding veterans’ benefits, and other fiction and nonfiction books and DVDs. The community can check out materials with a Long Beach Public Library card; although a library card is not required to use the space or to utilize materials in the library.
Hawaiian Airlines Starts Service from Long Beach Airport 6/1/2018 Hawaiian Airlines’ (Hawaiian) inaugural flight from the Long Beach Airport (LGB) took off earlier today, with elected officials, Airport Director Jess L. Romo and other dignitaries joining executives from Hawaiian for the celebration.
Health Department Launches New Online Foodborne Illness Reporting System 6/1/2018 To further the City’s commitment to health and safety, as it relates to foodborne illness prevention in Long Beach, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is pleased to launch a new online reporting system that will make it easier for residents to report foodborne illness in the city.  Online reporting is a proven and efficient method for gathering information that can help prevent foodborne illness.
LBTV Wins Eight Government Programming STAR Awards 5/31/2018 The City of Long Beach’s Video Communications Division, known as LBTV, received eight government programming STAR awards.
‘Building a Super Long Beach’ Chalk Art Extravaganza Celebrates Measure A Library Improvements 5/31/2018 More than 150 elementary school students put their chalk art skills on display Wednesday to transform the Burnett Neighborhood Library (Burnett) parking lot into a superhero-themed celebration of Measure A. 
Long Beach Marinas Once Again Receive Clean Marine Certification 5/31/2018 Long Beach’s Alamitos Bay Marina, Shoreline Marina and Rainbow Harbor Marina have recently received a five-year recertification under the Clean Marine program.
Community Invited to Provide Input on City’s Climate Goals 5/29/2018 The community is invited to attend the City’s first ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) Open House. The event will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Long Beach Celebrates Pet Preparedness Month in June 5/29/2018 The City of Long Beach will celebrate Pet Preparedness Month throughout the month of June with a variety of outreach and educational activities for pet owners. Pet Preparedness Month encourages residents to incorporate the needs of their pets in family emergency plans, including providing pet supplies in emergency go-kits and registering pets with Long Beach Animal Care Services so they can be more easily identified if they are separated from the family during a disaster.
Long Beach Launches First Community-Sponsored Micro-Loan Campaign for Local Small Business 5/25/2018 The City of Long Beach has officially launched Kiva Long Beach. Through the Kiva Long Beach initiative, Long Beach entrepreneurs can now access no-fee loans to start or grow their business, and residents can help local small businesses with loans as small as $25. With a dollar-for-dollar loan match provided by the Los Angeles Local Initiatives Corporation (LA LISC), Kiva Long Beach borrowers can accomplish their fundraising goal quickly. Kiva loans service business owners who may not be able to afford loans with high interest rates, or are unable to access traditional commercial loans.
Gerardo Mouet Named Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine Department 5/25/2018 Today, Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West named Gerardo Mouet as the City’s Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Mr. Mouet brings 28 years of local government experience in various leadership positions including overseeing parks, recreation and community services operations, human resources administration, and city-wide functions in budget development and contract administration.
Long Beach Moves from Bronze to Silver in CityHealth Report for Efforts to Improve Quality of Life 5/24/2018 The City of Long Beach has been awarded a Silver Medal for its efforts in developing and maintaining policies that support healthy lifestyles and improve livability, according to a CityHealth report released earlier this week.
The City’s ‘100 Days of Summer’ Kicks Off with Free Under Cover Concert on May 25 5/23/2018
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the City of Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities, and special events throughout the city. "100 Days of Summer" is a partnership between Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor's Bureau to promote opportunities to "stay and play" in Long Beach.
Long Beach Receives Highest Honor for Outstanding Sustainability Achievements 5/22/2018 The City of Long Beach has been recognized by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability, the highest honor awarded by SCAG. SCAG annually recognizes exemplary planning efforts that enhance the mobility, livability, and sustainability of the Southern California region. The City accepted the award at SCAG’s 53rd annual Regional Conference and General Assembly earlier this month.
City of Long Beach Memorial Day Holiday Closures 5/22/2018 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, May 28, 2018. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
The City Partners with USA Triathlon to Bring ‘Legacy Triathlon’ to Long Beach 5/22/2018 At a press conference this morning at Shoreline Aquatic Park, the City of Long Beach in partnership with USA Triathlon, announced plans for the Legacy Triathlon, a new event to be held in Long Beach, California, starting July 20, 2019. The race will be held at Alamitos Beach, proposed site of the triathlon competitions for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
City Launches Everyone Home Long Beach Initiative 5/21/2018 The City of Long Beach has launched a new initiative to address the statewide homelessness crisis and its impacts on Long Beach. Designed to build on the City’s comprehensive homeless assistance and affordable housing efforts already underway, Everyone Home Long Beach will look at innovative approaches to provide new pathways into homes and prevent residents from falling into homelessness.
City of Long Beach Wins Four American Planning Association Awards 5/17/2018 The City of Long Beach has been selected to receive four prestigious awards by the Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association (APA).  The annual awards, to be presented on June 7, 2018, recognize and celebrate many of the most noteworthy planning projects, plans, and programs in the Los Angeles region.
Six Honorees to be Inducted into Newly Designed Equality Plaza Honor Wall at Harvey Milk Promenade Park 5/15/2018 The community is invited to the 2018 Equality Plaza Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 11:00 am. Six leaders from the Long Beach community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer will be inducted into the newly designed Equality Plaza Honor Wall at Harvey Milk Promenade Park (Harvey Milk Park), located at 185 East 3rd Street.
City of Long Beach Fleet Receives 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo Fleet Award 5/10/2018 The City of Long Beach Fleet Services Bureau has received the 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Fleet Award in the category of “In It for the Long Haul.” This award honors organizations that have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to sustainable transportation, often pioneers in their respective fields. Finalists in this category included the City of New York Sanitation Department, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), and Verizon.
City of Long Beach Continues Efforts in Digital Inclusion 5/10/2018 In observance of Digital Inclusion Week, the City of Long Beach is proud to announce that it is officially an affiliate of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), joining more than 300 affiliated organizations in 38 states that work toward digital equity. Digital Inclusion Week, May 7-11, 2018, is a platform to bring attention to the digital inequities that exist nationally. The City is utilizing this platform to catalyze its efforts to reduce digital disparities for individuals and communities within Long Beach.
Long Beach City Council Awards Swinerton Builders Design-Build Contract for the Long Beach Airport Terminal Area Improvements Project Phase II 5/9/2018 The Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to award the design-build contract for Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) Phase II Terminal Area Improvements (Phase II) Project to Swinerton Builders (Swinerton). The approval sets in motion a path toward design and construction of certain terminal features in need of modernization.
City of Long Beach Takes Home Five Communications Awards 5/8/2018 At the 2018 California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Conference in Santa Rosa, California, and for the second year in a row, the City of Long Beach was awarded five of CAPIO’s top communications awards. Four of the awards were Excellence in Public Information and Communications (EPIC) Awards, which is the top honor CAPIO bestows to any public organization.
Long Beach Health Department Launches ‘Remove, Report and Protect’ Campaign During 2018 Mosquito Season 5/8/2018 The Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services (Health Department) is ramping up education efforts by launching the “Remove, Report and Protect” campaign during the 2018 mosquito season. Temperatures are warming up and residents are already reporting mosquito activity in their neighborhoods.
City of Long Beach Awarded up to $1 Million to Disrupt the Cycle of Incarceration 5/8/2018 The City of Long Beach has received two grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation totaling up to $1 million to fund the Long Beach Justice Lab. The City launched a first-of-its-kind lab to provide new tools to first responders to divert residents in need out of the criminal justice system and toward resources like treatment and care.
Long Beach Celebrates Bike Month in May 5/7/2018 The City of Long Beach will be celebrating Bike Month throughout the month of May by offering a wide variety of mobility related activities and discounts for residents. Adding to the excitement this year are a variety of events planned around the Amgen Tour of California race, leading up to the kick-off on Sunday, May 13, 2018.
City to Host ‘Everyone In’ Economic Equity Summit 5/4/2018 The City of Long Beach will be hosting the ‘Everyone In’ Economic Equity Summit on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, at the Long Beach Convention Center. The ‘Everyone In’ Summit is a culminating event that will showcase the progress made with the ‘Everyone In’ economic inclusion initiative since its launch by the Long Beach City Council in November 2017, and will further explore innovative approaches to building a more inclusive economy as part of the City’s innovative Blueprint for Economic Development. Anyone interested can register for free event tickets by visiting bit.ly/everyoneinsummit. Space is limited.
City of Long Beach Observes Building Safety Month 4/27/2018 The City of Long Beach is proud to recognize the 37th annual Building Safety Month (BSM) alongside the International Code Council and its 64,000 members worldwide. The BSM campaign aims to raise awareness about building safety and the important role of code officials in ensuring safe and sustainable structures that the community can rely on.
Long Beach Parks and Bellingham Marine Celebrate the Re-Opening of Alamitos Bay Marina 4/25/2018 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and Bellingham Marine will mark the completion of a multi-year rebuild of the Alamitos Bay Marina on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 2:30 pm. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in the Marina's Basin Three parking lot at 6550 E. Marina Drive.
Commander Alex Avila Appointed Deputy Chief 4/25/2018 Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna today announced the appointment of Commander Alex Avila to the position of Deputy Chief. In his new assignment, Deputy Chief Avila will assume command of the Long Beach Police Department's Support Bureau.
Schedule Changes and New Routes at Long Beach Airport Announced by JetBlue 4/25/2018 Long Beach Airport (LGB) will see changes in JetBlue's flight schedule and will include two, new seasonal destinations. These changes will take effect in fall and winter 2018.
Linda F. Tatum, FAICP, Named Director of Long Beach Development Services Department 4/25/2018 Today, City Manager Patrick H. West named Linda F. Tatum, FAICP, as the City's Director of Development Services. Ms. Tatum brings more than 34 years of professional experience in urban planning, and economic and community development.
Long Beach Airport Hosts a Full-Scale Training Exercise Required Simulation Tested Airport Response in the Event of an Emergency 4/20/2018 Long Beach Airport (LGB) held a full-scale emergency response exercise today, Friday, April 20, 2018. The drill tested the speed and effectiveness of emergency personnel and LGB staff in the event of an aircraft accident. Industry experts served as evaluators along with oversight from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
121 New Parking Spaces Created in Alamitos Beach Neighborhood 4/20/2018 The City of Long Beach today announced the creation of 121 new Alamitos Beach parking spaces along 1st Street and 2nd Street between Alamitos Avenue and Cherry Avenue.
City Launches Campaign After Survey Reveals Need for Widespread Cannabis Education 4/20/2018 Today, the City of Long Beach launched GreenlightLB, an informational campaign, through the Department of Health and Human Services' Cannabis Education Program, to educate the public about safe cannabis use, the risk of cannabis use to developing minds, and the risks and legal ramifications of driving under the influence of cannabis. The campaign was established in light of survey results revealing the need for widespread cannabis health and injury prevention education in Long Beach.
Long Beach Hosts Workshops to Promote High-Performing Healthy Homes 4/19/2018 The City of Long Beach, Office of Sustainability is partnering with Green Education Inc. to host two "Smart Homebuyer Workshops" in April to support homeowners and new homebuyers in making their homes healthy, comfortable, and environmentally friendly. Energy efficiency upgrades conserve energy and create a more comfortable living space with better indoor air quality for a healthier environment.
Long Beach Police Lieutenant Reunites With Resident He Helped 4/19/2018 Yesterday, the City of Long Beach hosted a special reunion between Tiffany Hall, a Long Beach resident who previously struggled with addiction and incarceration, and veteran Long Beach Police Lieutenant, Jim Foster, whom she credits with helping her get her life back on track. The two had not seen each other in over five years. Lieutenant Foster often had to arrest her for various low-level offenses; however, he also took it upon himself to get her connected with the proper resources. Tiffany says his extra actions back then helped her achieve the dramatic transformation. She is off drugs, off the streets, and attending college. The reunion allowed Tiffany to thank him in person for what he did for her.
City Launches ‘Everyone Home Long Beach’ Initiative 4/19/2018 Today, the City of Long Beach announced Everyone Home Long Beach (Everyone Home LB), a new citywide initiative that addresses the statewide homeless crisis and its effects on Long Beach.
Community to Help Shape Plans for a Short-Term Rental Ordinance 4/17/2018 The City of Long Beach is beginning the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance, and the community is encouraged to get involved and provide input. This important effort will establish regulations for operating STRs, or vacation rentals, within the City.
City of Long Beach Receives Green Leadership Award 4/16/2018 The City of Long Beach has received a prestigious Green California Summit Leadership Award in the “Sustainable Community” category at the 12th annual Green California Summit held on April 9, 2018, in Sacramento. This award is presented by Green Technology to a city or community that has implemented outstanding sustainability projects and programs. The City was recognized for various environmental awareness and action efforts, including the “Can Your Butts” program, Certified Blue Restaurant (CBR) program, and Green Fleet program.
Long Beach Launches New Downtown Shuttle Service in Partnership with The Free Ride 4/6/2018 Today, the City of Long Beach announced the launch of a free shuttle service in downtown Long Beach. The new service, provided by The Free Ride (TFR), offers transportation around the downtown area using gas-free, electric vehicles.
Long Beach Public Library Launches ‘Dive Into Reading’ for National Library Month 4/5/2018 April is National Library Month; and this year’s theme chosen by the American Library Association is “Libraries Lead.” Long Beach Public Library is celebrating all the ways libraries lead in the community by launching its newest early literacy initiative, “Dive into Reading,” specifically for families with children ages five and under. The goal of the initiative is simple: parents and guardians strive to read 1,000 books with their child before the start of kindergarten.
Landlord Outreach Event Aims To Help End Homelessness 4/5/2018 Yesterday, over 120 landlords attended an outreach event hosted by the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach (HACLB) in partnership with the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA), to learn about programs that offer financial incentives in exchange for partnering with the County of Los Angeles, City of Long Beach, and non-profit service providers to end LA’s homelessness crisis.
April is Earth Month in Long Beach, Public Events Available Throughout the Month 4/4/2018 Long Beach celebrates April as Earth Month. The City has many opportunities for residents and visitors to participate, celebrate, and protect the natural environment. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, and has since expanded to the entire month of April for the City of Long Beach with volunteer events, fairs, open houses, and more.
Public Invited to Attend Jackson Park Grand Opening Ceremony Scheduled for April 6 3/30/2018 The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the Jackson Park Playground, located at 1432 Jackson Street, on Friday, April 6, 2018. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. The Jackson Park Playground Project included an upgrade of the previous playground, which is the first of five Measure A-funded playground upgrades throughout the City.
Re-envisioned Harvey Milk Park Construction Underway 3/29/2018 In mid-March 2018, construction activities began on the new re-envisioned Harvey Milk Promenade Park and Equality Plaza (Harvey Milk Park), located at 3rd Street and the Promenade. This project converts the existing 500-square-foot Harvey Milk Park, into an outdoor public space encouraging collaboration and connectivity, as well as celebrates the legacy of Harvey Milk and the local LGBTQ+ community.
Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners Show Support of a Possible Merger of City’s Water and Gas Utilities 3/29/2018 Today, the Board of Water Commissioners (Water Board) voted to support a possible merger of the City’s Water Department and natural gas utility. Within the coming months, the city manager will review with the City Council, the Water Board’s action and the potential steps the City Council could choose to take to advance a possible merger.
Long Beach Hosts First Celebration of The Young Child 3/27/2018 On April 14, 2018, the City of Long Beach will host its first Celebration of the Young Child as part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP). This free, one-day event will be held at Long Beach State University (1250 Bellflower Blvd.), from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A focus will be placed on children up to age six. However, all families from across the City are welcome to attend.
Long Beach Expects Significant Rainfall 3/21/2018 The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the most significant rainfall yet this season for Los Angeles County, beginning this morning in the mountains and foothills. The rain is expected to lessen tonight, with a cold front moving into the area. Thursday is a critical day for rainfall in Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Avalon, seeing 0.5 to 0.75 inches per hour in the afternoon. The rain is expected to leave the area Friday morning.
Public Invited to Attend Red Car Greenbelt Grand Opening Ceremony Scheduled for March 24 3/20/2018 The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the Red Car Greenbelt on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., at the northwest corner of 4th Street and Park Avenue.
Long Beach Airport Prepares for Phase II Terminal Area Improvements 3/16/2018 At the March 15 meeting of the Airport Advisory Commission (AAC), Long Beach Airport (LGB) staff presented its plan for Terminal-related improvements to enhance the customer experience. The first phase of Terminal-related improvements was completed in 2012 and included LGB’s new passenger concourse, TSA passenger screening facility, and Parking Structure B.
Grand Prix View: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Opens Track for Public Use on Tuesday, April 3 3/14/2018 The public is invited to participate in the sixth annual Grand Prix View, to walk, bike, roller skate, or even push a stroller on the same track where the world's best Indy car drivers will race by at over 180 mph the following weekend. This exciting event will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Rain Advisory Issued for Recreational Beaches and Bays Following Rainstorm 3/12/2018 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced over the weekend. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory is in effect through Wednesday, March 14, 2018, and may be extended if additional rain occurs prior to that date.
Long Beach Public Library Hosts Ceremony for Second Graduating Class of Online High School 3/10/2018 This morning, the Long Beach Public Library hosted its ceremony for second graduating class of Career Online High School at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. Through hard work and serious commitment to the program, 15 students earned their high school diploma and gathered today with family and friends to celebrate this momentous achievement.
City Council Approves General Plan Update Land Use Maps with Changes 3/7/2018 The Long Beach City Council last night during a public hearing voted to approve the proposed Land Use Element (LUE) and Urban Design Element (UDE) PlaceType and Heights maps after making several revisions, including further reductions in density, to address specific neighborhood concerns and needs. This action is part of the comprehensive effort to update the City’s General Plan and achieve the vision and goals of the community.
Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya to be Inducted into Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 3/6/2018 Two Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach winners—Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya— will be inducted on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, a City of Long Beach and Grand Prix Association of Long Beach joint project.
City of Long Beach Responds to MemorialCare’s Notice of Lease Termination 3/5/2018 Today, MemorialCare formally notified the City of Long Beach of their decision to fully terminate the lease at Community Hospital.  Effective July 3, 2018, MemorialCare will no longer provide acute care, psychiatric care, or support the eight basic services provided by all hospitals in California, at Community Hospital.
New Admiral Kidd Park Artificial Turf Sports Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for March 3 3/1/2018 The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Admiral Kidd Park artificial turf sports field is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend the ceremony at 2125 Santa Fe Avenue.
Metro Board of Directors Unanimously Approved the Modernization of I-710 South Corridor Project 3/1/2018 Today, the Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors voted unanimously, 11-0, in favor of Alternative 5C, a motion that will modernize the I-710 South Corridor Project improving safety in and out of America's largest ports: The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Included in this action were amending motions, 5.1 and 5.2, which include a focus on a zero emissions corridor and expediting early action projects. The addition of a future general purpose lane must come back to the board for future approval once the early action projects are completed.
Public is Invited to the New Houghton Park Community Center Groundbreaking Ceremony 2/28/2018 The public is invited to attend a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Houghton Park Community Center on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 6301 Myrtle Avenue. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Closure Lifted for Beaches West of Belmont Pier 2/27/2018 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is re-opening all swimming areas west of the Belmont Pier, which were closed last Thursday due to a sewage spill.  Water testing results for all sites west of the Belmont Pier are currently in compliance with state water quality standards.
Tsunami Awareness Week Evolves Into a Preparedness Month 2/27/2018 Tsunami Awareness Week is March 26 to 30, 2018 and the City of Long Beach will be hosting events and activities throughout the month to educate residents on actions they can take to prepare for and respond to a tsunami.
Beaches West of Belmont Pier Closed Due to Sewage Spill 2/22/2018 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is ordering all swimming areas west of the Belmont Pier to be closed to prevent water contact, due to a sewage spill. According to a report received from the Los Angeles County Health Department late this afternoon, 8,300 gallons of sewage was discharged into the Los Angeles River from a sewage line controlled by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. The spill occurred this morning at approximately 9:00 a.m. at the USC Medical Center, approximately 25 miles from Long Beach. 
City Sponsors State Legislation in an Effort to Keep Community Hospital Open 2/16/2018 Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 2591 in an effort to keep Long Beach Community Hospital open. Sponsored by the City of Long Beach, this bill seeks an extension for seismic compliance at the hospital.
City Announces Stephen Scott as Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine 2/15/2018 Today, Long Beach City Manager, Patrick H. West, named Stephen Scott as the interim director of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) effective February 24, 2018. The City will conduct a national recruitment for the next director of Parks, Recreation and Marine.
City of Long Beach Presidents Day Holiday Closures 2/12/2018 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, February 19, 2018. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Community Invited to Attend Animal Care Services Open House and Dog Play Yard Ribbon Cutting 2/12/2018 The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) invites the community to its 2018 Open House and Dog Play Yard Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will be held at the animal shelter located at 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. No RSVP is necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Long Beach Residents Can Now View Crime Incidents Online 2/9/2018 The Long Beach Police Department in collaboration with the Long Beach Technology and Innovation Department has developed a new crime incident mapping application that will make up-to-date crime activity information, occurring within the City, readily available for residents.
Long Beach Announces the Start of Broadway Corridor Revitalization from Alamitos Avenue to Redondo Avenue 2/2/2018 Long Beach announced today that the Broadway Corridor Revitalization project is underway. Consistent with the Broadway Visioning Study, completed in February 2016, features of this project will introduce a pedestrian village to the corridor through traffic calming measures, improved bicycle network connections, and new parking opportunities on 1st Street and 2nd Street.
Long Beach Continuum of Care Receives Over $8 Million from HUD to Address Homelessness 2/1/2018 The City of Long Beach was awarded a total of $8,185,190 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to continue providing services and housing for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. The system of service delivery is known as the Long Beach Continuum of Care (CoC).
Marie Knight Appointed as Director of Community Services for the City of Huntington Beach 1/25/2018 The City of Long Beach announced today that Parks, Recreation and Marine Director Marie Knight, has been offered a position with the City of Huntington Beach as the Director of Community Services.The Huntington Beach City Council will meet on February 5, 2018, to formally offer the job.
Health Officer Confirms First Death from Influenza in Long Beach this Flu Season 1/23/2018 The City Health Officer has confirmed the first influenza-associated death in an individual less than 65 years of age in Long Beach during the 2017-2018 flu season. The individual was in their 30s and had underlying health conditions.
Development of New Downtown Innovation Center Reaches Milestone 1/22/2018 Earlier today, the City of Long Beach, in partnership with Long Beach City College (LBCC) and BLANKSPACES, celebrated the groundbreaking of a new downtown innovation center at 309 Pine Avenue.
City Releases Revised Land Use Element Maps 1/18/2018 The City of Long Beach today released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review. These updated maps reflect an additional density reduction of 98 acres from the previous maps.
City of Long Beach Selected to Join National What Works Cities Initiative 1/17/2018 The City of Long Beach has been selected as one of five new cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ national What Works Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. The City of Long Beach will receive technical assistance from world-class experts to build its capacity to address local issues using data and evidence.
Possible Amendments to Noise Ordinance to be Discussed at Long Beach Airport Advisory Commission Meeting 1/17/2018 At the Long Beach Airport (LGB) Advisory Commission meeting on January 18, possible amendments to the airport’s Noise Ordinance (Ordinance) will be discussed and presented to the public. The amendments have in part been proposed due to a substantial increase in late-night operations recently at the airport. Enacted in 1995, the current Noise Ordinance has never been modified.
Grand Opening Celebration for Drake Chavez Greenbelt and Soccer Fields Scheduled for January 20 1/17/2018 The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Drake Chavez Greenbelt and Artificial Turf Field, located at 1000 DeForest Avenue. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
City of Long Beach Launches Justice Lab 1/16/2018 This January, the City of Long Beach launched a first-of-its kind Justice Lab to provide new tools to first responders to divert residents in need out of the criminal justice system and toward much-needed resources like treatment and care.
Overall Crime Rate Down for 2017 1/11/2018 The Long Beach Police Department is pleased to announce a significant drop in Part 1 crimes for 2017. Total Part 1 crime was down 7.9% from 2016.
City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Achieves Another Record Year in 2017 1/9/2018 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) achieved another record year in 2017 with increased positive outcomes for animals in the community.
City of Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule 1/9/2018 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, January 15, 2018. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
City Cautions Residents to Prepare for Severe Weather 1/8/2018 The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the first rains of the season to pass through Long Beach beginning today and extending into Tuesday evening. The rainfall amount is predicted to be between one to two inches in coastal areas.
Long Beach Airport Adds New Destination to Honolulu Inaugural Flight to Takeoff June 1 1/8/2018 Starting June 1, Hawaiian Airlines will offer daily, non-stop service to Honolulu (HNL) from Long Beach Airport (LGB). Hawaiian Airlines plans to fly the route with one of its new Airbus A321neo aircraft. This aircraft represents the latest in engine technology and is among the quietest and most efficient aircraft currently flying.
City of Long Beach State of the City Address to Broadcast Live Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. 1/8/2018 Mayor Robert Garcia will deliver his fourth State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California. The program is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on LBTV on cable and webcast from www.longbeach.gov.
Long Beach Accomplishes 2017 Mobility Challenge Goal – 'Count Me in LB' 1/5/2018 The City of Long Beach announces the success of the 2017 citywide mobility challenge, “Count Me in LB.” In 2017, a total of 1,109,270 cyclists and/or pedestrians passed the Eco-Counter, located on the beach path near Belmont Pier. The goal of this challenge was to reach a total count of 1,000,000 by December 31, 2017. The challenge was intended to encourage residents to take advantage of the many mobility options the City has to offer, and to utilize social media through the #CountMeinLB campaign, to inspire others to get involved.
City of Long Beach Announces Lowest Recorded Murders in Nearly 50 Years 1/3/2018 The City of Long Beach ended 2017 with the lowest number of murders recorded in history since it began recording crime statistics in 1968. Compared to 2016, the overall murder rate for 2017 shows a 33.3% decrease. As of December 31, 2017, 22 murders have been recorded citywide, down from 33 recorded in 2016.
Annual Holiday “Treecycling” Program Kicks Off in Long Beach 12/29/2017 As the holiday season wraps up, the Department of Public Works, Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) has kicked off its annual Holiday Tree Recycling program, known as “Treecycling.”  This program provides residents with multiple options for disposal of live holiday trees free of charge – while keeping the trees out of the trash. Through January 12, 2018, residents can drop off trees at locations throughout the city, as shown on www.longbeach-recycles.org.
City Health Officer Urges Residents to get Vaccinated Against Flu Strain that Could Cause Severe Disease 12/29/2017 The City Health Officer is reminding Long Beach residents that it is not too late to get vaccinated to protect against the flu, as the strain of influenza circulating this year is known to cause severe illness.
City of Long Beach Named Top 10 Digital City Seven Years in a Row 12/28/2017 For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named a Top 10 Digital City, surpassing numerous other cities in a national survey that spotlights municipalities that best demonstrate how information and communication technologies are used to enhance public service.
City of Long Beach Takes a Look Back at 2017 12/21/2017 The City of Long Beach is proud to release the 2017 Year in Review, a comprehensive review of the City’s accomplishments and accolades for the year. During 2017, the City received national recognition for its efforts in technology, equality, housing, green initiatives, city planning, leisure opportunities, and a world-class public library system.
United States Veterans Initiative to Operate Winter Shelter in North Long Beach 12/21/2017 The nonprofit organization, United States Veterans Initiative, will be the provider for the 2017-2018 Winter Shelter Program for Service Planning Area (SPA) 8. They were selected by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), the administrative authority responsible for selecting the winter shelter operator.  The Winter Shelter, located at the North Neighborhood Library, will open on December 21, 2017 and will operate through March 31, 2018.  Other local year-round shelters include the Long Beach Rescue Mission, Project Achieve, Catholic Charities and Lydia House.
City of Long Beach and Long Beach Lifeguard Association Reach Tentative Labor Agreement 12/19/2017 The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Long Beach Lifeguard Association (LGA) over a successor labor agreement. The LGA represents 24 Marine Safety Officers and over 180 Lifeguards (seasonal employees).
City Announces Tom Modica as Interim Director of Development Services 12/14/2017 Today, the Long Beach City Manager, Patrick H. West, named Tom Modica as Interim Director of Development Services effective January 8, 2018. Mr. Modica will concurrently serve as Assistant City Manager while the City conducts a national recruitment for the Director of Development Services position.
City of Long Beach Christmas 2017 and New Year’s 2018 Holiday Closures 12/14/2017 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Long Beach Police Department South Division to Host Open House 12/13/2017 The City of Long Beach will celebrate the reestablishment of the Police Department’s South Patrol Division, 400 W. Broadway, with a free community Open House event on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm.
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Receives $150,000 Grant to Expand Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education 12/8/2017 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to expand its bicycle and pedestrian education activities.
LONG BEACH OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK TO HOLD CANDIDATE WORKSHOP FOR THE APRIL 10, 2018 PRIMARY NOMINATING ELECTION 12/8/2017 On Monday, December 18, 2017, the City of Long Beach, Office of the City Clerk, will host a Candidate Workshop at 10:00 AM in the Council Chamber, 333 W Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Information will be provided to members of the public seeking nomination for the Primary Nominating Election Office of Mayor, City Attorney, City Auditor, City Prosecutor, Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.
Council Approves Development of New Downtown Innovation Center 12/8/2017 A partnership agreement approved by the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, will create a new downtown learning and working center for business owners and entrepreneurs. The lease agreement formalizes a partnership between the City, Long Beach City College (LBCC) and BlankSpaces to revitalize 309 Pine Ave. into a shared working environment and entrepreneurial innovation center.
City Health Officer Warns Residents of Poor Air Quality Due to Fires throughout Southern California 12/7/2017 City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents regarding potential unhealthy air quality due to three different fires, Creek, Rye and Skirball, currently burning in Los Angeles County. The fires are being fueled by a strong Santa Ana wind condition, which is expected to continue into this Friday. The Santa Ana wind condition shifts wind direction to coastal areas. Smoke and ash rising into the atmosphere may be visible over portions of Long Beach and surrounding areas, potentially creating unhealthy conditions.
Long Beach Named Among Cities with Fastest-Growing Household Incomes 12/6/2017 The median household income in the City of Long Beach grew by 9.3 percent between 2015 and 2016, making it the 11th largest increase among the nation’s 100 largest cities in a recent report from SmartAsset. Data used for the report was taken from the United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey.
City of Long Beach Fleet Named One of 2017’s Top 25 Green Fleets 12/4/2017 For the second year in a row, the City of Long Beach Fleet Services Bureau was named one of Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine’s Top Green Fleets in recognition of outstanding sustainability efforts. Long Beach was the only recipient in California and one of only two city governments nationwide to be recognized.
City of Long Beach Launches Text to 9-1-1 Service on December 1 11/30/2017 Beginning December1, 2017, hearing and speech-impaired residents of Long Beach and those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1 for help in an emergency, can Text to 9-1-1. “Call if you can -- text if you can’t” is the slogan developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), that is currently being utilized by Long Beach and other cities in Southern California that are implementing this new technology.
Amy Bodek Appointed as Los Angeles County’s Next Director of Regional Planning 11/29/2017 The City of Long Beach announced today that Development Services Director Amy Bodek, AICP, has been offered the top planning job for the County of Los Angeles. Ms. Bodek was recruited to apply for the position and has been selected by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors as the next Director of Regional Planning. The Board of Supervisors will meet on December 5, 2017, to formally offer the job.
Long Beach Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program is Now Accepting Applications 11/27/2017 Long Beach’s new Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ) Program is now accepting applications. Vacant lot owners in Long Beach could be eligible for a property tax reduction by committing their lot to urban agriculture for five years. Urban agriculture projects include many types of farming activities including community and educational gardens, as well as commercial farms with farm stands, which provide economic and educational opportunities to the community.
Long Beach Airport Ready for the Holiday Travel Season 11/22/2017 Long Beach Airport (LGB) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the renovations to Parking Structure A in time for the busy holiday travel season. The improvements to the parking structure, located nearest to the Historic Terminal, are meant to complement the easy travel experience for all LGB visitors.
City Outlines Revisions of Land Use Element Maps Via Social Media 11/20/2017 On November 10, 2017, the City of Long Beach released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review. These new maps are an update from maps released in August 2017. The new maps reflect a reduction in density of 686 acres through height-reduction and modified land-use designations. To provide a clearer understanding of the adjustments made to develop the new maps, the City will distribute summaries of the revisions for each City Council district.
Seaside Park Artificial Turf Sports Field Grand Opening Ceremony Scheduled for November 18 11/16/2017 The public is invited to attend the Seaside Park Artificial Turf Sports Field grand opening ceremony on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., located at 1401 Chestnut Ave.
City of Long Beach Thanksgiving Holiday Closures 11/16/2017 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. City Hall re-opens on Monday, November 27.
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Receives Grant for Drug Impaired Driving Prevention 11/15/2017 The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $239,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), that for the period of one year will fund the City’s special projects and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries. These projects will be implemented through the City’s new Marijuana Education Program.
City of Long Beach Donates Collected Shoes and Clothing to Local Nonprofit 11/15/2017 Today, the City of Long Beach’s Department of Public Works in partnership with Waste Management, Inc. presented the Long Beach Rescue Mission with 457 pairs of shoes and 120 sweaters that were donated during the Long Beach Marathon.
City Releases Revised Land Use Element Maps 11/10/2017 Today, the City of Long Beach released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review. Based on community discussions over the past two months, City staff presented revised maps to meet the projected job and housing needs, as well as address concerns related to height, density, additional housing units and traffic. The revised maps reflect changes that modified multi-use designations to commercial designations, proposed height reductions in several areas, and lighter intensity uses throughout. The revised maps reflect a reduction in density of 686 acres through height-reduction and modified land-use designations.
Health Department Actively Working to Prevent Hepatitis A Outbreak in Long Beach 11/8/2017 A large Hepatitis A outbreak in California has prompted Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to declare a state of emergency. The outbreak has primarily affected persons experiencing homelessness and some illicit drug users. Hepatitis A spreads when the virus is ingested after coming into contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces of an infected person. This can happen when an infected person does not wash his or her hands after going to the bathroom and touches other objects or food.  It can also be spread through sex or by sharing drug paraphernalia.
City of Long Beach Earns Perfect Score Plus 10 Bonus Points in Municipal Equality Index 11/7/2017 For six years in a row, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) inclusion in municipal law and policy. Long Beach was one of only 68 out of 506 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
City of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Opening of Supportive Housing Community for Homeless Veterans and Families 11/6/2017 Today the City of Long Beach, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) and Century Housing Corporation, celebrated the grand opening of Anchor Place, a 120-unit supportive housing development for families and veterans experiencing homelessness.  
City of Long Beach Celebrates Innovation Month by Hosting Second Annual Civic Innovation Summit 11/6/2017 The City of Long Beach’s Innovation Team (i-team) is hosting the Second Annual Civic Innovation Summit in celebration of Long Beach Innovation Month (InnovateLB). The Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Molina Center located at 200 Oceangate, 200 Tower, 15th Floor, Long Beach CA, 90802. The event will bring together government employees, City officials, university faculty and students, entrepreneurs, and community members to recognize the outstanding efforts around the use of open data, local government support, and facilitated design processes.
Long Beach Reaches $13 Million Interstate 405 Settlement 11/2/2017 The City of Long Beach has reached a $13 million settlement agreement with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for various corridor safety and traffic mitigation improvements related to the Interstate 405 (I-405) Freeway improvement project in Orange County. OCTA has proposed widening of a 16-mile stretch of the I-405 freeway from State Route 73 in Orange County to Interstate 605 in Long Beach.
Annual Festival of Flight Lands at Long Beach Airport Saturday, November 4 11/1/2017 The Festival of Flight promises to be the largest, free community event of its kind in the area with static aircraft displays, live music, food trucks and a children’s activity area on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Thousands of attendees are expected on the west end of the airfield at 3590 East Wardlow Road between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with free parking available at the corner of East Wardlow Road and Globemaster Way.
Long Beach Airport Named Top Ten Airport in the U.S. 10/31/2017 Long Beach Airport (LGB) has been named a Top Ten airport in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine for the third consecutive year, climbing four spots to #3 on the list from last year. LGB continues to be recognized nationally as a unique and welcoming airport, providing a first-class experience for all travelers.  
Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening of Dog Park at Bixby Park 10/30/2017 The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the new Dog Park at Bixby Park on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at 130 Cherry Avenue.
Long Beach Selected to Kick Off 2018 Amgen Tour of California, Renowned Cycling Event 10/26/2017 Today, AEG, owner and presenter of the Amgen Tour of California, announced that the City of Long Beach, on May 13, 2018, will host the first stage of the seven-day men's cycling event. The race will travel north from Long Beach, with ten other California cities hosting through the finish in Sacramento.
City of Long Beach Fleet Achieves Top-Tier Sustainability Accreditation 10/26/2017 The City of Long Beach Fleet Services Bureau has achieved a Tier Four ranking with the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program, which is the highest ranking of the five levels of the program.
Beach Streets Returns to Uptown on October 28 10/25/2017 After its debut on June 6, 2015, Long Beach’s Open Street event is returning to Uptown. The public is invited to participate this Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At Beach Streets Uptown, participants can walk, bike, or roll along a car-free route while sporting their favorite, family-appropriate Halloween costume (no masks or weapons are allowed).
New Five-Story Affordable Development for Varied Population Approved for Midtown Long Beach 10/24/2017 Last week, the Long Beach Planning Commission approved The Spark at Midtown (The Spark), a 95-unit mixed-use affordable development that will be located on the City’s major transit corridor. The Spark is one of a number of high quality developments proposed for Midtown Long Beach along the Metro Blue Line light rail.
SCAN Health Plan Volunteers Celebrate 40th Anniversary by Giving Back at El Dorado Park West 10/23/2017 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine hosted the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) Health Plan Volunteer Day at El Dorado Park West, to celebrate SCAN’s 40th anniversary. More than 100 SCAN employees and family members participated. 
City Health Officer Advises Residents to Take Precautions Against Extreme Heat and High Humidity 10/23/2017 Long Beach Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat, particularly today, October 23 through Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the 90s and low 100s in parts of Long Beach and high humidity.
Willow Springs Park Wetlands Restoration Grand Opening Scheduled for October 21 10/18/2017 The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., for the Restoration of Willow Springs Park Wetlands, located at 2755 Orange Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806.
Long Beach Unveils Rendering of New Houghton Park Community Center 10/18/2017 Today, the City of Long Beach unveiled a rendering of the new Houghton Park Community Center. The new facility will be an addition to the existing community center that was built as a series of connected buildings in the 1930’s and 1980’s. 
Cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach Join Forces to Bid on Amazon HQ2 10/18/2017 With excellent weather year-round, close proximity to the largest port complex in the nation, three airports, a multitude of transportation services, various housing options, diverse communities, an extraordinary amount of local talent, and three strategically located sites, Huntington Beach and Long Beach (HBLB) have highlighted all the key elements in making HBLB the home of Amazon HQ2 – “Amazon Coast: Portal to the World.” Packaged as a nod to the original beginnings of Amazon, the HBLB coffee table book-style proposal theme of Sand, Sea and Air creates a trifecta that provides stability, balance, and strength.
Station 12 to Host Fire Safety Prevention Week Open House 10/12/2017 To enhance civic engagement, and increase the public’s awareness of how to prevent and respond to fires, the Long Beach Fire Department will host an Open House in conjunction with national “Fire Prevention Week.” Across the country, fire stations will open their doors to the community to support education and outreach. The Open House will take place on Saturday, October 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Station 12 (1199 E Artesia Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805).
Upcoming October 18 General Plan Community Outreach Event Relocated to Scherer Park 10/11/2017 The City of Long Beach is hosting a series of community events, as part of the City’s expanded public outreach for the General Plan Land Use and Urban Design Element.  The next event will be held this Saturday, October 14, at the Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 Pacific Coast Highway.  The meeting location for the fourth event has been relocated from the Expo Center due to roofing construction; and as the City expects more attendees than the facility can accommodate, based on previous General Plan meeting attendance.  The event will now be held in an outdoor tent area at Scherer Park, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, adjacent to the Long Beach Police North Division, 4891 Atlantic Ave., to better accommodate the several hundred expected attendees and help ensure parking availability.
Regularly Scheduled October 19 Planning Commission Meeting to be Held at Veterans Park 10/11/2017 The regularly scheduled City of Long Beach Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19.  The meeting has been moved from its location in the City Hall Council Chambers due to scheduling conflicts, and will now be held at 5:00 pm at the Veterans Park Community Center, 101 E. 28th St.  Parking is free for attendees.
Long Beach i-team Reports Progress on Public Safety Priority 10/10/2017 Today, the Long Beach Innovation Team (i-team) reported to City Council regarding progress made on its Public Safety Priority. Guided by data analysis, the i-team has focused its research on High Frequency Offenders, individuals with eleven or more citations and bookings over a five-year period in the City of Long Beach. 
City Health Officer Warns Residents of Poor Air Quality Due to Smoke from Canyon Fire 2 in Anaheim Hills 10/9/2017 City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents regarding potential unhealthy air quality due to Canyon Fire 2 in Anaheim Hills. Smoke and ash from the fire is rising into the atmosphere and is visible over portions of Long Beach and surrounding areas, potentially creating unhealthy conditions for sensitive populations.
City of Long Beach Recruits Volunteers for Tenth Annual Bike Count 10/6/2017 The City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to help conduct its Tenth Annual Bike Count. Learn more.
Health Department Advises Community to Get Vaccinated at Start of Flu Season 10/5/2017 The change in seasons and cooler weather is a reminder that it is time for residents to get their annual flu vaccine. While winter is the typical time for flu activity, outbreaks can occur as early as October, so it is not too early to get vaccinated.
Long Beach Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month 10/4/2017 The City of Long Beach will proudly participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October for the second consecutive year with two signature events coordinated by Long Beach’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD). This year’s national theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”
Year Two of Measure A Kicks Off This Week 10/3/2017 The City of Long Beach’s fiscal year started afresh this week. The new budget cycle also marks the beginning of year two for Measure A (2016), a ten-year, sales tax commitment made by voters which prioritizes public safety and infrastructure citywide from the new revenue source.
Long Beach Airport July & August 2017 Commercial Flight Activity Statistics 10/2/2017 Airline passenger traffic at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) increased 23 percent in July 2017 and 16 percent in August compared with the same periods in 2016. Total passenger traffic includes the number of airline passengers both enplaned and deplaned.
City of Long Beach and Association of Long Beach Employees (ALBE) Reach Impasse in Labor Negotiations 9/29/2017 The Association of Long Beach Employees (ALBE) declared impasse after voting yesterday to reject the City of Long Beach’s final offer. ALBE represents approximately 700 skilled and general laborers including Maintenance Assistants, Water Utility Mechanics, Gas Field Representatives, Equipment Mechanics, and Refuse Operators.
Former Church Restored and Transformed Into Affordable Senior Housing Community 9/29/2017 Today, the City of Long Beach in partnership with Thomas Safran and Associates (TSA) and Clifford Beers Housing, Inc., celebrated the grand opening of Immanuel Place. The adaptive reuse of the former Immanuel Church preserves the historic and culturally significant building, and creates a new affordable housing development for lower-income seniors.
Long Beach Junior Beach Runners Program Wins League of California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence 9/27/2017 The City of Long Beach’s Junior Beach Runners (JBR) program has received a 2017 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence from the League of California Cities. The award was announced at the League’s annual conference in Sacramento.
Long Beach Animal Care Services Hosts Community Seminar on Urban Coyotes 9/26/2017 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Animal Care Services (ACS) Bureau will host a community seminar to educate Long Beach residents on coyotes within the City, scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wardlow Park Community Center, 3457 Stanbridge Ave.
Long Beach Animal Care Services Recommends Vaccination of Pet Birds to Prevent Avian Pox 9/25/2017 Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) urges the community to be on alert and protect pet birds and chickens against avian pox due to an identified case of an infected bird in Long Beach.
Public Invited to Attend Davenport Park Walking Path Grand Opening Ceremony 9/20/2017 The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the new walking path at Ed “Pops” Davenport Park on Saturday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m., 2910 E. 55th Way.
Long Beach Receives National Award to Support Economic Impact Study of Immigrant and Refugee Population 9/20/2017 The City of Long Beach has received a Research Award as part of the 2017 Gateways for Growth (G4G) Challenge. The G4G Challenge is an annual competitive opportunity for local communities to gain tailored research, direct technical assistance, and matching grants from New American Economy and Welcoming America.
Long Beach Business Portal ‘BizPort’ Wins National Recognition 9/19/2017 The City of Long Beach online Business Portal, BizPort, has been recognized with a national Government Experience Award in the Government-to-Business category, by the Center for Digital Government.
City of Long Beach and Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners Host the New Main Library Start of Steel Celebration 9/19/2017 Today, the City of Long Beach in collaboration with Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners hosted a start of steel celebration for the new Main Library. Approximately 150 attendees gathered at the construction site to celebrate the project.
Animal Care Services Encourages Owners to Seek Medical Screening for Pets Adopted from Texas 9/13/2017 Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS), the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA), and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA), urge residents who recently adopted or rescued a dog or cat from Texas following Hurricane Harvey to have the animal seen by a veterinarian, screened for infectious diseases, and treated if necessary.
Join the City of Long Beach for a Citywide Moment of Silence in Remembrance of September 11 9/8/2017 To commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the City of Long Beach will observe a citywide moment of silence at 9:11 a.m., on Monday, September 11, 2017, to honor and remember the lives that were lost.
Sign-up Now to Receive Emergency Alerts from the City of Long Beach 9/8/2017 The recent wildland fires in Los Angeles and the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in the State of Texas and Hurricane Irma on the eastern seaboard, serves as reminders of the importance of being prepared for man-made and natural disasters. Residents are urged to sign-up for AlertLongbeach to receive emergency alert notifications. AlertLongBeach is a free emergency notification system that provides those who live or work in Long Beach with important information before, during and after a major emergency or disaster.
‘READY Long Beach’ to Help Prepare Residents for Emergencies 9/7/2017 On Saturday, September 16 the City of Long Beach is hosting the fourth annual “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)—Beach Circle, between the College of Business Administration (CBA) building and track, 1250 Bellflower Blvd.
City Health Officer Announces First Death in Long Beach from West Nile Virus in 2017 9/6/2017 Dr. Anissa Davis, Health Officer for the City of Long Beach, announced the first death this year in Long Beach due to complications associated with West Nile virus (WNV).
Health Officer Advises Long Beach Residents to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus after State Announces California’s First Deaths for 2017 9/1/2017 Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced two confirmed deaths in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The deceased persons were residents of Kern and San Bernardino counties. In light of the CDPH announcement, Long Beach Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is reminding residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes and West Nile Virus during the last months of summer when human cases begin to increase.
City of Long Beach Deploys Swiftwater Rescue Task Force to Provide Support to Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey 8/31/2017 This afternoon, the Long Beach Fire Department deployed a 15 member Swiftwater Rescue Task Force to assist those impacted by the severe weather and flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey. Members of the Task Force are specifically trained in technical search operations, water based rescue techniques, and other skills that are in critical demand during this incident of national significance.
City of Long Beach in Partnership with Business Leaders and Community Groups Unite to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab 8/30/2017 The City of Long Beach along with representatives from the Downtown Long Beach Business Associates, the Belmont Heights Community Association and the American Public Works Association of Southern California today urged the Legislature to reject SB 649 (Hueso). Opposed by more than 215 cities and dozens of counties, this legislation would virtually eliminate cities’ authority to negotiate with telecommunications companies on the siting of wireless equipment in the public right of way and on public infrastructure. SB 649 would also cap the lease rates far below market rate, on public infrastructure. The group held a press conference this morning in Long Beach near Pierpoint Landing.
City of Long Beach Opens New Fleet Compressed Natural Gas Station 8/29/2017 The City of Long Beach continues its investment in clean air and green energy with the installation of its new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station. TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, was contracted to build and maintain the CNG fueling station, which is located at the City’s Temple/Willow