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Bixby Park Playground Workshop (CHANGE OF DATE)
News ImageVice Mayor Lowenthal and Parks, Recreation and Marine invite stakeholders to help us design a new and improved Bixby Park playground.  Vote now for your favorite playground design.  The whole family is encouraged to our third and final workshop on Saturday, October 25 at 9 am.  A staff supervised crafts table will be available for parents to drop off their children, ages 5 and older, during the workshops.

Downtown Dining & Entertainment District Public Forum - October 29
On August 21, 2014, the Downtown Dining & Entertainment District Task Force hosted a public forum to gather feedback to proposed changes to the District. The Task Force and City staff have considered the feedback and are asking stakeholders to gather and hear the final recommendations. Please plan to join us to learn more and provide feedback.

Council in the Park with Vice Mayor Lowenthal - October 28
News ImageStop by for a chat with Suja and her staff while you shop at Bixby Park Farmers Market. We'll be sharing household batter recycling bags, maps of sidewalk and street repair and Bixby Park playground designs. Look for us near the bandshell & info booth.

Long Beach Civic Center Project Meetings
News ImageStakeholders are encouraged to attend upcoming meetings involving a proposed new Long Beach Civic Center and provide testimony or send their responses to City Council via email or phone. 

Downtown Blue Line Stations Close for Improvements
News ImageVice Mayor Lowenthal joined Mayor Garcia and Councilmembers Lena Gonzalez and Roberto Uranga to announce the start of construction improvements along the Blue Line in Long Beach beginning September 20th - October 19th. Learn more.

Bring the "Community Watch Program" to Your Street
News ImageCommunity Watch is a crime prevention program that involves all aspects of the community working together and assisting law enforcement to discourage crime. A passionate and organized Community Watch Group (CWG) can make a significant difference in the prevention and reduction of crime in their neighborhood. Now, thanks to the Downtown Long Beach Associates, in consultation with the Long Beach Police Department, this Starter Kit makes it as easy as possible to organize a CWG in your neighborhood. Although the contact numbers only apply to residents west of Cherry Avenue (West Division), there is still plenty of useful information and templates for all residents to use and District 2 is happy to provide numbers for East Division contacts. A citywide CWG starter kit will be available soon.  For information on how you can get involved, please click on "more" below.

Bixby Park Improvement Day
News ImageOver 70 volunteers and community groups turned out for a day spent sprucing up Bixby Park, planting new drought tolerant gardens, painting the community center, fences, poles and bandshell and installing bike racks. Take a walk through the park with Suja and meet the people behind the projects in this video produced by LBTV.


Picnic in the Park - October 24

Grab a lunch and head over to Lincoln Park on Friday for "Picnic in the Park" sponsored by Printworks. Tables and chairs are provided along with music, lawn games and farmers market right around the corner. Dogs are always welcome! Help us restore a sense of civic pride in Lincoln Park .


District 2 Halloween Calendar

Learn more about some of the great events happening in District 2 and throughout the city during the weekend of October 25.

Second District YouTube Page

Check out videos of Suja exploring great events, landmarks and people in the Second District and throughout the City of Long Beach.
1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park
1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park, a new monthly event focusing on highlighting local musical talent, theater, and other performance groups to perform at the Historic Bixby Band Shell will have its inaugural event on August 2nd from 5pm to 8pm and will continue through 2015. Learn more.

Small Business Assistance

Every business starts with a bright idea. Whether you need help getting your idea off the ground or want to grow your business, SBDC is here for you.
The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is funded in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA).