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El Dorado Library Preps for 40th Anniversary

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El Dorado Neighborhood Library will celebrate its 40th year of service to the Long Beach community on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Named after the park in which it is located, El Dorado Library opened on September 23, 1970. The library was built to fit into its natural surroundings and is one of the larger neighborhood [...]

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Pursues Approval to Dedicate Building to Eunice Kennedy Shriver

gerrie-schipske Dedicate Building to Eunice Kennedy Shriver

On Friday, September 24, 2010, communities throughout the world celebrated the first annual Global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day. This worldwide day of remembrance is in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement, long-time supporter of Best Buddies International, and leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. In [...]

Calling All Rosie the Riveters! We Need You to Lead the Way Again!


During World War II, thousands of women stepped up and worked in the aircraft plants, the munitions factories and the shipyards — making the planes, the bullets and the ships that won the war. On November 6th, all Rosie the Riveter‘s are being honored as the Grand Marshal of the Veterans’ Parade in Long Beach. [...]

Long Beach Solar Tour shines light on local sustainability efforts

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The 5th District Solar and Sustainability Taskforce announced that the 2010 Long Beach Solar Tour is returning on Saturday, October 2 to educate the community about the benefits of solar technology. The annual solar tour is also an opportunity to learn about many of the sustainability efforts that are taking place in Long Beach. The [...]

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Launches Summer Youth Jobs Program in 5th District

youth-summer-jobs Schipske Launches Summer Youth Jobs Program

Providing some much needed maintenance to alley ways in the 5th Council District are one of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske’s top priorities this summer and in order to help her get the work done, she has requested that a half dozen Summer Youth Employment Training Program particpants be assigned to the 5th District Council Office. “Long [...]

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske to hold community meeting June 29

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Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske invites constituents to join her for a community meeting to learn about several infrastructure related projects in the 5th District. Some of the Projects to be discussed: Major Street Repair – Learn about plans to repair Wardlow Road, and Los Coyotes Diagonal. West County Connector Project – Find out how your commute [...]

Solar Task Force meets Monday to learn about green tax credits

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The 5th District Solar and Sustainability Energy Taskforce will meet on Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss Eco/Green Tax Credits and Incentives. Guest speakers Blake Christian and Nancy Pfeffer will talk about the wide variety of valuable Federal and state income tax credits — 8% to 100% of the equipment costs and up [...]

Long Beach Election Results: District 7 moves to run-off; One newcomer prepares for City Hall

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Long Beach residents cast 34,976 ballots in yesterday’s election. In a city where nearly half the population is registered to vote, 14.7% of registered voters chose the leaders. Long Beach election results streamed live over the city’s website throughout the night. Still marked as “unofficial,” these results are accurate as of 3:39 a.m. Long Beach [...]

Noiseless Grand Prix? Long Beach Solar Grand Prix Set for Saturday

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For more than three months, 300 students have been working in teams to design and build cars powered by solar energy. It’s all part of the Long Beach Solar Grand Prix, a “noiseless race” that will round the tracks in Good Neighbor Park this weekend. For these kids, the journey started with a brief workshop [...]

Councilwoman Schipske partners with local businesses to raise funds for local library branches


April will be National Library Month and Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is launching her district-based effort to raise funds for Ruth Bach and El Dorado branch libraries. For the fourth year, Councilwoman Schipske will partner with local businesses to display a “Library Round-Up” container to be used in “rounding up” spare change. The change [...]

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