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Project Homekey Construction Underway 4/9/2024

Project Homekey at 5950 Long Beach Blvd. transforms the former Luxury Inn into interim housing for people experiencing homelessness.

City Holds Demolition Ceremony for the Former North Neighborhood Library 2/15/2024 Former North Neighborhood Library makes way for eight new affordable housing. 
Construction Update on Market Street 11/2/2023

The City’s Contractor, All American Asphalt, is scheduled to begin asphalt paving in the area beginning Friday, November 10, 2023. The work will take place on the following days, barring weather or other unforeseen delays.

Online Community Meeting for Market Street Improvement Project 9/18/2020 I invite you to join me for an online community meeting with our Public Works Department to share with you the current plans and construction schedule for Market Street, and you can ask questions.

Thursday, September 24
6:00 p.m.
Open 8th District Restaurants 3/20/2020 Take-out, Delivery, and other available food sources
Long Beach Disaster Relief Fund 3/20/2020 Long Beach is experiencing an unprecedented challenge as we face the Covid-19 health crisis. This fund will support the most vulnerable in our community.
Submit Service Request 9/25/2019 Submit service requests for issues such as graffiti, potholes and sign damage here.
Free Special Collection Information 9/25/2019 Did you know that Long Beach residents get 4 free pick-ups per year of oversized and bulky items? 
Celebrate 4th of July Safety 5/30/2019

The City of Long Beach wants everyone to enjoy the holidays. And in order to keep the City’s residents and visitors safe, only permitted professional fireworks shows are allowed. All personal fireworks, even those deemed “safe and sane,” are illegal in the City of Long Beach.

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8th District Senior Activities Update 3/21/2019

The senior activities at the Expo Arts Center were featured in the Long Beach Post, as the City's Senior Citizen Advisory Commission recommended funding to enhance and possibly expand the program.  This program has been made possible with countless volunteer hours of our 8th District Senior Advisory Commission, offering free activities for the past three years.

MLK Day of Service 2019 12/19/2018 Save the date for the 2019 MLK Day of Service project on Monday, January 21, 2019. Make it a day on, not a day off.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 2019 12/19/2018 Celebrate Black History Month with the community from Thursday, January 31st to Saturday February 2nd at the Expo Arts Center located at 4321 Avenue.
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Stepping in the Right Direction Black College Fair- December 1, 2018 10/3/2018 All students are invited to learn more about historically black colleges and universities and meet with recruiters, alumni and students.
Free Shredding Event 5/17/2018 The City of Long Beach is hosting a free shredding event to help residents securely dispose of confidential documents.
Lower LA River Working Group Enters Community Engagement Phase 5/12/2017  In 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 530 by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, authorizing the creation of a local "Working Group" to develop a Lower LA River Revitalization Plan (LLARRP). 
Police Department Reminds Residents To Take Steps To Prevent Burglaries 5/12/2017 The North Division of the Long Beach Police Department wants to remind residents about the facts regarding residential burglary in North Division.
API Month Celebration 2017 5/9/2017 Join Mayor Garcia and Councilmember Al Austin for the annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 9th at Long Beach City Hall at 3:30 p.m.
Shed And Shred 4/21/2017

Councilmember Austin in collaboration with Goodwill is hosting a free E-Waste Drive, Clothing Donation and Shred Fest Event. It will be this Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Scherer Park on corner of Del Amo and Atlantic.

The Goodwill collection will take place from 9:00am to 12:00pm and the Free Paper Shredding will take place ONLY from 9:00am to 11:00am.
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Bixby Knolls Post Office News 1/6/2017 Bixby Knolls Post Office Now Open
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Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Feasibility Study- Eighth District Question and Answers 1/6/2017 At the City Council FIS Feasibility Study Session on December 13, 2016, the City Manager was requested to provide written responses by Councilmember Austin regarding Jacobs' FIS Feasibility Study.
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Senior Programming at the Expo! 11/7/2016

Senior Programming at the Expo Arts Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Expo Arts Center
4321 Atlantic Ave.

This program is hosted by the Eighth District Senior Advisory Committee, in partnership with Councilmember Austin's office.

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Global Green Market Street Assessment Draft 8/31/2016 Two years ago, community members in the neighborhoods near Market Street got together for a series of visioning sessions about the Market Street corridor between Atlantic Avenue and the Los Angeles River. Global Green then wrote this draft assessment, outlining some of the possibilities for enhancing the area.  Global Green's findings will help to inform future projects in the area.
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Youth Mixer at September First Fridays 8/24/2016 YAC Youth Networking Mixer

Friday, September 2, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Expo Arts Center Parking Lot
4321 Atlantic Avenue

The Eighth District Youth Ambassador program is hosting a Youth Networking Mixer that will give youth exposure to different organizations that do work in the community. This event is free and in conjunction with September First Fridays.

For more information or to participate, please email district8yac@gmail.com.
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Back to School Summer Blast 2016 8/14/2016 Councilmember Austin invites you to the 5th Annual Back to School Summer Blast on Saturday, August 20 from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at Scherer Park, located at Del Amo Boulevard and 49th Street.
Share Your Heart, Share Your Home 2016 5/23/2016

Learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent or a weekend host.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson St.
Building E, Nordic Lounge
View PDF

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Long Beach Public Library Amnesty Program 4/1/2016 The Long Beach Public Library will offer an Overdue Fines Amnesty Program during the month of April, to coincide with National Library Month. Fines will be forgiven for all overdue materials to the Long Beach Public Library.
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Long Beach Airport FIS (International Terminal) Study Community Meetings 3/23/2016 Wednesday, March 30, 2016
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Both meetings will take place at:

Long Beach Gas and Oil Auditorium
2400 E. Spring St.

The Long Beach Airport has scheduled two community meetings to present the scope of the Feasibility Study for the proposed Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility and to address questions about the study.

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Fourth Annual Holiday Toy Drive 12/8/2015 Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with more than 20 local businesses in the Eighth District to collect toys for local families during the holiday season.
Important Update Regarding Long Beach Airport Flights 12/1/2015 The City Manager has called a study session for Tuesday, December 8 to discuss the flight slot allocation at the Long Beach Airport. The latest annual noise budget report required by the Airport Noise Compatibility Ordinance indicates that nine additional daily air carrier flights can be added under the allowable noise limits.

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HBCU College Fair 11/14/2015 Saturday, November 14, 2015
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Long Beach Convention Center, Seaside Room
300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Come out to this free college fair and learn about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and what it takes to get admitted.
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Rain Harvesting Workshop and Rain Barrel Sale 10/25/2015 Saturday, November 14, 2015
Workshop: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Rain Barrel Pick-up: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Scherer Park Community Room and parking lot
4646 Pasadena Ave.
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Safe Long Beach Harvest Fair 10/23/2015 Safe Long Beach is hosting this family-friendly resource fair at Addams Elementary School on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
Dog License Temporary Amnesty Ends Next Wednesday 9/25/2015 Based on direction from the City Council, Long Beach Animal Care Services will implement a temporary amnesty program waiving late penalty fees for dog licenses until September 30, 2015.
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ArtOber First Fridays in Bixby Knolls 9/25/2015

Come out and experience all that First Fridays in Bixby Knolls has to offer!  This month we're celebrating Arts Month with ArtOber -- an evening filled with arts and entertainment on Atlantic Avenue.

Join us as we celebrate Councilmember Austin's birthday and host an open house in our new Eighth District Field Office, located in the Expo Arts Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave. 

Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center Open House 9/11/2015 Councilmember Al Austin II invites the community to join him at an open house event showcasing the great equestrian therapy work taking place at Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Centers.
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Ready Long Beach 2015 -- A Community Emergency Preparedness Expo 9/9/2015 Come out and learn about how to be prepared for an emergency at this event presented by Long Beach CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).
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Tips on Conserving Water 8/5/2015 California is in the midst of a drought.
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8th District Community Budget Meeting 8/2/2015 Councilmember Austin invites you to the 8th District Community Budget Meeting on Thursday, August 13th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Expo Arts Center located at 4321 Atlantic Avenue.
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PD & Me: Eighth District Youth Summit 7/10/2015 Councilmember Al Austin and the Eighth District Youth Ambassador Council invite anyone ages 13 and up to participate in “PD & Me,” a Youth Summit, featuring the “Why’d You Stop Me?” (WYSM) program on Saturday, July 18. Download the form.
"Schemes, Scams and Rip-Offs," a Fraud Prevention Forum for Seniors 7/10/2015 Councilmember Al Austin II and Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell present this town hall forum designed to help seniors learn how to stop and fight fraud and identity theft.
Draft EIR for Riverwalk Development 6/1/2015 The draft environmental impact report for the proposed Riverwalk project, located on a 10.56-acre parcel at 4747 Daisy Avenue, is available on the City's website.
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P.E.A.C.E. League Basketball 5/27/2015 The P.E.A.C.E (Positive Energy Activates Constant Elevation) League opening ceremony is on Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Eastman Boys and Girls Club located at 700 E. Del Amo Blvd.
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Beach Streets Uptown 4/29/2015 Saturday, June 6, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Atlantic Avenue from Wardlow Road to Harding Street

Get those bikes, skates and scooters ready! Beach Streets Uptown is an event you won't want to miss!
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Eighth District Youth Ambassador Council 4/29/2015 Do you know any youth who may be interested in becoming an Eighth District Youth Ambassador? Meetings are typically held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at our Field Office.
Celebrate the Eighth! 2/10/2015 The public is invited to join Councilmember Al Austin and his staff for "Celebrate the Eighth," a community gathering from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Expo Arts Center (4321 Atlantic Ave.).
Third Annual Eighth District Toy Drive 12/2/2014

Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with local businesses to collect toys for local families during the holiday season.

Donations of new unwrapped toys may be dropped off in the collection boxes at participating businesses from now until December 12.  The donated items will go to local families.

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Market Street Community Workshop - Tuesday October 28th 10/24/2014

Tuesday, October 28th
 6:30 - 8:30 PM
 Jane Addams Elementary School Cafeteria - 5320 Pine Avenue

 Join Councilmember Austin, the Long Beach Office of Sustainability and non-profit Global Green USA for a community workshop on a future vision for the Market Street corridor and surrounding community.

Free Spay and Neuter and Low-Cost Cat and Dog Vaccination Clinic 10/10/2014 Saturday, October 25, 2014
Vaccine Clinic 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spay and Neuter Clinic by appointment only
 Scherer Park (corner of Del Amo Blvd. and Atlantic Ave.)
MTA to Refurbish Four Blue Line Stations 9/19/2014

The stations being refurbished include:

  • 1st Street
  • 5th Street
  • Pacific Avenue
  • Downtown Long Beach

A free bus shuttle will link the four closed stations with Anaheim St. Station. Train service will continue northward to Los Angeles from Anaheim Station.

Sign up for District 8 email updates! 9/5/2014 Sign up for District 8 email updates; You can scan the QR code with your smart phone or sign up online.
Congress on Your Corner 8/8/2014 Join Congresswoman Janice Hahn for an opportunity to discuss issues of concern in your community.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Eighth District Community Budget Meeting 8/6/2014 Councilmember Austin invites the public to attend the Eighth District Community Budget Meeting on Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastman Boys and Girls Club, located on the southeast corner of Del Amo and Atlantic.  Additional parking is available across the street at Scherer Park.   
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Community Dialogue on Hate Crime 7/29/2014 Members of the public are invited to attend a community dialogue to discuss a recent alleged hate crime incident and learn about resources for preventing and responding to hate crimes in general.
Eighth District Harbor Cruise 7/8/2014 Join Councilmember Austin for a boat tour of the Long Beach harbor and port on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CoolCalifornia Cities Challenge 5/19/2014 Are you interested in becoming more conscious of your energy usage and carbon footprint?  Would you like to try to raise money for your school or non-profit?
The CoolCalifornia City Challenge is a statewide competition engaging thousands of households in cities across California to save energy, reduce their carbon footprints and help build more vibrant and sustainable communities.
Long Beach is one of ten cities competing this year. Prize money will be awarded to the top three teams in the city.
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Second Sundays in Virginia Village 5/14/2014 Second Sundays in the Village is back for the summer! 
Join Councilmember Austin and the Virginia Village Business Association as we celebrate the start of summer.  There will be food, art, live music, community resources, activities for the kids and more!
Eighth District Tree Planting 4/11/2014 Come on out and help us plant some more trees in the Eighth District!
Atlantic Avenue and 46th Street
Thursday, May 8, 2014
New Elections App Available 3/17/2014 Long Beach has a new elections app for your smartphone!
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E-Waste Drive and Shred Fest 3/10/2014

Saturday, March 22
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Shred & E-Waste
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. E-Waste Only
North Station Police Department / Scherer Park
Corner of Atlantic Ave. and Del Amo Blvd.