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Parklets on Pine 1/10/2018 This past Tuesday at Council, my colleagues and I approved arecommendation to authorize City Manager to execute a Public Walkways Occupancy Permit with sidewalk extension parklet for sidewalk dining for a Pine Avenue Parklet. 
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Shaun Lumachi Innovation Center Groundbreaking 1/2/2018 Join us as we officially break ground on the new Shaun Lumachi Innovation Center in Downtown Long Beach. 
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Honoring Dr. Felton Williams 12/14/2017 This past Tuesday, I had the honor of recognizing Long Beach Unified School District Board Member, Dr. Felton Williams for being named 2017 Urban Educator of the Year by the Council of the Great City Schools.
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PRESS RELEASE: 2017 & 2018 city of Long Beach Holiday Schedule 12/14/2017 City of Long Beach Christmas 2017 and New Year’s 2018 Holiday Closures
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First District Newsletter: For Shaun 12/8/2017 A few years ago, I had an idea to activate and invigorate the Small Business Development Center at 309 Pine Ave, and rename it in honor of one of Long Beach's best: Shaun Lumachi...
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Family Holiday Movie Night at Oropeza Elementary School 12/14/17 12/7/2017 Please join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez for a Family Holiday Movie Night under the stars at Oropeza elementary School on Thursday December 14, 2017 at 6pm.
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Family holiday movie night at Drake Park 12/7/17 12/1/2017 Please join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez for a Family Holiday Movie Night under the stars and Christmas Lights at Drake Park on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 6pm.
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Seaside Park gets a new astroturf sports field 11/18/2017 Seaside Park Astroturf Sports Field is now open!
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First District FY 18 Community Budget Meetings 8/16/2017 Please join Councilwoman Gonzalez at one of two community budget meetings.
Wednesday Aug. 16, 2017 or
Wednesday Aug. 30, 2017
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Park Equity 8/16/2017 From the moment I took office three years ago I have been fighting to ensure that the First District receives its fair share. We have made significant gains when it comes to transportation dollars, mitigation dollars from the Port of Long Beach, new housing projects, and new business development. Now, I am working to ensure that every park in Long Beach is programmed in a fair and equitable way.
District 1 Family Fun Series 7/10/2017 My office is proud to fund the Family Fun Series that will be happening in EVERY Park in the 1st District.
Parent Town Hall 7/9/2017 Please join me and City Prosecutor Doug Haubert as we are hosting two Parent Town Hall meetings to discuss youth safety.
Family Fun Series 5/2/2017 Councilwoman Gonzalez is happy to announce the Gumbiner Park Family Fun Series schedule, happening now until July 7, 2017
Senior Meal Program is BACK at Chavez Park and Silverado Park 4/20/2017 Beginning Monday, April 24th the Senior Meal Program will be at Chavez Park-Jenny Oropeza Community Center.
Street Improvements in District 1 4/17/2017 Thanks to Measure A Funds, there are 12 areas in the First District that have received street improvements.
Go Long Beach with Councilwoman Gonzalez 4/16/2017 Councilwoman Gonzalez on LBTV at 4th & Olive Restaurant.
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Historic Pine Ave. Sign Unveiling 3/24/2017 City officials on Friday unveiled the new “Historic Pine Avenue” sign, a two-story high arch that stretches across Pine Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. The sign was lit up during an illumination ceremony beginning at 7 p.m., just in time for sunset.
Charter Local Edition with Councilwoman Gonzalez 3/6/2017 Charter Local Edition Host Brad Pomerance interviews Long Beach City Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez about expanded polystyrene.
Long Beach Council Supports State Bills Aimed To Protect Immigrants 2/8/2017 “We need to take a stand,” First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez said. “Given the demographic makeup of the city: we don’t be silent — we speak up.”
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Scramble Crosswalks 4/27/2015 First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, joined by city traffic engineers, will be holding a public demonstration of how to utilize Downtown's first scramble crosswalks.
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Week in Review: 4/20 - 4/25 4/25/2015 This week we focus on mother earth and all her beauty. 
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Smart Meters 4/20/2015 This morning Mayor Garcia, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Councilwoman Suzie Price joined me in introducing the new smart meters to Long Beach. Be sure to check them out and let us know what you think!
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Spring 2015 Newsletter 4/15/2015 Check out the latest happenings in the First District.
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Mental Health Press Release 4/2/2015

First District and City Council Legislative Department Staff Attend
Mental Health First Aid Training

The goal of Mental Health First Aid is to help individuals to overcome apprehension to
this issue and to engage others in a conversation that may lead to the person in distress
receiving the care they need

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February 2015 Newsletter 2/14/2015 Check out the latest First District News
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January 2015 Newsletter 1/15/2015 Check out the latest First District News
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December 2014 Newsletter 12/31/2014 Check out the latest news in the First District
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November Newsletter 11/14/2014

Check out the latest updates from the district 

 

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Drake Chavez Greenbelt and Artificial Turf Field Grand Opening 1/1/0001 Please join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Mayor Robert Garcia, the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works for the Grand Opening of the Drake - Chavez Greenbelt and Artificial Turf Sports Field on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 11am. 
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MLK Day of Service 1/1/0001 There will be service projects throughout Long Beach allowing residents to join the celebration and volunteer in honor of the MLK, Jr. holiday and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Creating a Digital Roadmap 1/1/0001 Last night at the Council meeting I authored four agenda items designed to ensure that the City of Long Beach is doing its part to create a road map to digital inclusion...
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First District Night at the Aquarium 1/1/0001 Please join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez for the annual First District Night at the Aquarium on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm.