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Police Investigate the Murder of 14-year-old

crime-scene-tape 14-year-old male victim

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting call in the 1600 block of E. 53rd Street. When they arrived they found that a 14-year-old male had been shot in the upper torso area. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his [...]

Have a Green Holiday Without Going Into The Red


Swap your old holiday decorations for some that are new (to you) this year and don’t drop a dime. The Seven-Ten Swap is a Free Community Exchange & Pot Luck on the 3rd Friday of every month at the Catalyst Community Space in Long Beach at 430 E. 1st Street, Long Beach, CA 90802 Doors [...]

Henderson Avenue Tree Planting and Wrigley Garden Mural Unveiling

wrigley community garden Henderson Avenue Tree Planting and Mural

Wrigley is Going Green, a grass roots neighborhood environmental organization devoted to saving and planting trees in Long Beach, was awarded a Neighborhood Partners Program grant to plant 60 trees in the area immediately surrounding the Wrigley Garden and create a mural by our very own local artist, Lisa Wibroe, to go in the thriving [...]

Last Days to Enter City of Long Beach Energy Efficiency Opportunity Drawing


This week is the last week to enter the City of Long Beach’s Energy Efficiency Opportunity Drawing, which closes on Friday November 19, 2010. One grand prize worth $5,000, and one runner-up prize worth $800, will be awarded in each of the nine City Council districts for home energy makeovers. The Energy Efficiency Opportunity Drawing [...]

Weekend Checkpoint Results in 3 DUI Arrests, 1 for Drug Possesion

dui-checkpoint Nov. 13 results

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Driving Under the Influence/Driver’s License checkpoint at Artesia Boulevard and Indiana Avenue from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. “Drunk Driving – Over the Limit, Under Arrest” is the name of the 2010 campaign. During the eight-hour operation, which was aided by [...]

Friends of Bixby Park To Host Community Clean Up, Launches “Keep Our Parks Clean” 2010 Campaign

bixpy-park Friends of Bixpy Park Clean up event

Friends of Bixby Park, devoted exclusively to the renovation and preservation of historical Bixby Park Long Beach, has partnered with Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to launch a “Keep Our Parks Clean” campaign, debuting on Saturday, November 20th , with a community park clean up scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. till Noon [...]

Orizaba Park Will Get Community Center and Garden

Orizaba Park Community Center expansion

A $2.2 million grant from the State of California Natural Resources Agency will be used fund a community center and community garden at Orizaba Park, located on Orizaba Avenue between Spaulding and 14th Street. The grant was announced by Long Beach officials on Wednesday. “This is an outstanding project for an outstanding neighborhood,” 4th District [...]

LBPD North Division Plans DUI Checkpoint for Saturday

dui and driver's license checkpoint long beach

In an effort to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. The Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on [...]

Park in Craftsman Village Will be Funded by State Grant


A $722,465 grant from the California Natural Resources Agency will be enough to completely fund a new park in the Craftsman Village /Hellman neighborhood. The park will be constructed at 851 Orange Avenue. “We are extremely excited about being awarded this grant, and we’d like to thank Councilmember Garcia for his continued support,” said Phil [...]

Strategy sets higher goals for San Pedro Bay ports; Clean Air Action Plan Update Meeting Nov. 22


The Los Angeles and Long Beach boards of Harbor Commissioners will reconvene on November 22, 2010 to consider approval of the 2010 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, which sets even more aggressive goals and strategies for reducing air pollution and health risks from the goods transportation industry. When the original [...]

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