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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 [...]

Councilmember Garcia Announces Major Improvements at 7th & Alamitos


Councilmember Robert Garcia announced today a series of major improvements to the area around 7th street and Alamitos Avenue, including several projects that have already begun and many more scheduled for the next several months. The improvements include work on the medians, façade improvements, trees, banners, and new bike racks. The projects are funded largely [...]

Schedule Change: Popular Folksinger Ross Altman Steps in for Fred Blanco at The Found Theatre This Sunday!


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fred Blanco will not be able to perform his one-man show, “The Stories of Cesar Chavez,” on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. at The Found Theatre. The good news is that a worthy replacement has agreed to step up: “A Mighty Hard Road: From Woody Guthrie to Cesar Chavez,” [...]

Apartment Fire Causes Extensive Water Damage


Just after noon on Monday, October 4, the Long Beach Fire Department responded to reports of an apartment fire at the corner of 3rd Street and Linden Avenue. Upon arrival, Engine 24 discovered a unit on the 4th floor with light gray smoke coming out of the window. Just as crew members pulled up to [...]

Councilmember Garcia, Guest Speaker at Next Chamber Business Networking Lunch

chamber-business-networking-lunch October guest speaker Robert Garcia

The next monthly Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Good Afternoon Long Beach Business Networking Lunch is Tuesday October 5, 2010 at Buster’s Beach House. 1st District Councilmember Robert Garcia is the Guest Speaker for the event. Dr. Robert Garcia, EdD. is the Councilmember for the First District, and is the youngest elected City Councilmember.

Implementation of Community’s Retail Vision Proving Effective


Public Invited to View Final Report and Track Progress Updates A community-based plan designed to help recruit new retail businesses to Downtown Long Beach is delivering substantial results just months after its implementation began according to a report released by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA). Earlier this year, the DLBA, in partnership with the [...]

Councilmember Garcia Pushes for Dedicated Bike and Pedestrian Lane Into the Design Plan for the Gerald Desmond bridge

gerald-desmond-bridge Bike & Pedestrian Dedicated Lane Councilmember Garcia

Last night, we took an important step towards replacing one of our most important transportation and infrastructure assets, the aging and outdated Gerald Desmond Bridge. The City Council voted to support the Final Environmental Impact Report. This project will improve traffic, boost local job creation, and support the local economy. We must also ensure that [...]

North Pine Neighborhood Alliance (NPNA) Community Meeting Tonight!

npna community meeting

Tonight! Wednesday, September 22, 2010 the North Pine Neighborhood Alliance (NPNA) will host a Community Meeting at Exhibit [A] Gallery. Join members of NPNA at the community meeting this evening for a discussion of agenda items: NPNA Project/Event Updates Pacific & 6th Community Garden Revitalization Project

Garcia’s Parking Initiative Creates 400 New Spaces, with More to Come

parking-lot Garcia’s Parking Initiative

Councilmember Robert Garcia has released a list of the private and city-owned lots that have been opened to public overnight parking in the First District through the Councilmember’s Parking Initiative. “One of my priorities when I took office was to improve the parking situation,” said Garcia. “These open lots will not solve all of our [...]

Free Swap & Community Exchange in Long Beach

seven ten swap at catalyst

The Seven-Ten Swap held its first Long Beach event in July. Pronounced a success, the organizers continue the swaps 3rd Friday of Every Month at The Catalyst Community Space. The Seven-Ten Swap is organized by House Party Swap n Shop, a group that hosts and promotes clothes swap parties and community exchange events in the [...]

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