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By Air!: Festival of Flight on November 4th 10/30/2017 Join us for Long Beach Airport's annual Festival of Flight - Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
WagNWalk-2017
By Land!: Wag 'N Walk on November 18th 10/30/2017 Come to our 1st Annual Wag N' Walk in benefit of the El Dorado Dog Park on Saturday, November 18th!
Aquarium Night 11.1.17
By Sea!: 5th District Aquarium Night On Nov. 1st 10/30/2017 Join your friends, family and neighbors for a FREE 5th District Neighbor Appreication Aquarium Night held this Wednesday, November 1st from 6:30-8:30 PM!
cosmic-girl
Cosmic Girl Returns to Home Base 8/7/2017 In July 2017, Cosmic Girl, a modified 747-400 commercial jumbo jet returned to home base in Long Beach.
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Parks Initiative Fostering Public-Private Partnerships 8/4/2017 On March 2017, a follow-up to a Council item I brought forward in June 2016 was passed with unanimous support for the implementation of a new program.
Tracys
Tracy's Bar and Grill 7/11/2016 I recently had the pleasure of filming a Go Long Beach segment at one of my favorite Fifth District establishments, Tracy's Bar and Grill, where you can get fresh food in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere.
State of the Fifth 2016
A Year in Review 7/11/2016 This month marks the halfway point of my term serving as your elected representative, and I am encouraged by the great work we are accomplishing.
Leaves
Urban Tree Canopy Assessment and Management Plan 7/11/2016 Our City's urban tree canopy is vital to our livability and sustainability, and during this historic drought street trees that go without critical watering pose a tremendous public safety risk.
Wardlow Park
Parks Initiative Fostering Public-Private Partnerships 7/11/2016 On June 21, I introduced a Council item requesting the City Manager to authorize the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine to conduct a parks facilities and recreation programs analysis report.
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Aquarium Announces Pacific Visions 4/14/2016 The Aquarium of the Pacific is in for a major expansion, which will add 29,000 square feet and include interactive displays, an immersive theater, and new gallery space by 2018.
Libraries Transform
Latest at the Library 4/14/2016 First created in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country.
Road Charge
California Road Charge Pilot Program 4/14/2016 Road charge is a funding mechanism that allows drivers to support road maintenance based on the distance they travel or the period of time they use the roads, rather than the amount of gasoline they consume.
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Career Online High School 3/22/2016 Long Beach residents may now earn a second chance at receiving an accredited high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate for free through our public library system.
COC
Long Beach Continuum of Care Receives Grant 3/22/2016 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Long Beach Continuum of Care (CoC) $6.2 million to provide services to homeless individuals and families.
Douglas Park Hotel
Douglas Park Continues to Thrive 12/23/2015 On December 17, the Planning Commission considered a Site Plan Review and Standards Variance to construct a five-story, 241-room hotel in Douglas Park.
Rainfall
El Niño Preparation 11/25/2015 With the El Niño forecast for this winter and upcoming spring expected to be one of the strongest on record, preparations are underway citywide to ensure we are able to respond during and after significant storm events.
Spring Street
Shop East Spring Street 11/25/2015 There are so many wonderful places to shop and dine here in the Fifth District, and we are making an effort to expose more of these great businesses to our neighbors.
Safer LB Streets
Safer Long Beach Streets 11/2/2015 The City of Long Beach will embark on a conversion from high pressure sodium (HPS) to light-emitting diode (LED) cobra-head fixtures for traffic safety intersection lights and streetlights beginning in 2016.
Dog Walker Watch
Dog Walker Watch Program 10/28/2015 On October 13, the City Council unanimously approved a Dog Walker Watch (DWW) program as part of the City's current Community Watch Program.
Budget Book
FY 16 Budget Passed 9/22/2015 On September 15, the City Council unanimously adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget, which takes effect October 1st and which preserves and funds critical government services.
Pet Dog
Pet Amnesty 9/22/2015 In an effort to encourage residents to make sure their pet's license is current and to increase voluntary compliance with the City's pet licensing program, I authored an agenda item on September 8 to implement a one-time, short-term amnesty program to waive all late fee penalties.
Group Meeting
Minimum Wage Study Study Sessions 9/22/2015 Over the course of the next few months, the City will be holding a series of meetings to obtain public feedback on the LAEDC minimum wage study, as approved by Council, and to provide input to our community leaders and policymakers.
Flippin Pizza
Flippin' Pizza Grand Opening 9/11/2015 Flippin' Pizza, located at 6269 E. Spring St, is a new restaurant in the district.
UTI Ribbon Cutting
UTI Ribbon Cutting 9/11/2015 Universal Technical Institute is officially open to hundreds of students each day, and we are so fortunate to have this school right here in the Fifth District.
Archery Hay Bales
El Dorado Archery Field 7/21/2015 The Archery Fields at El Dorado Park are a wonderful asset to those who come from all over the community to learn about and to practice archery. Earlier this month, forty volunteers came together to help replace the bales.
CSULB Seal
LBUSD President's Scholars 7/21/2015 Congratulations to the remarkable, bright and talented students who recieved full-ride scholarships to CSULB as part of the President's Scholar Program!
El Dorado Dog Park Expansion Ribbon Cutting
El Dorado Dog Park Ribbon Cutting 7/21/2015 Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilman Daryl Supernaw and I joined together in June to unveil the new El Dorado Dog Park maintenance expansion area
State of the Fifth Brochure
Year in Review 7/21/2015 July 15, 2015 marked the first year anniversary of being elected by you to represent the Fifth District in the City of Long Beach, and I am extremely proud of the positive strides being made as we, together, strive to advance our community with each passing day.
State of the Fifth
State of the Fifth District Celebration 6/12/2015 Please join me on Saturday, June 27 for my first state of the district address as we celebrate the past year and look forward to a bright future together.
UTI Coming Soon
Universal Technical Institute Hard Hat Tour 6/10/2015 Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is Long Beach's newest campus for higher education and will begin serving students on August 17.
Total Wine Towne Center
Total Wine and More Ribbon Cutting 6/10/2015 Total Wine & More is now open for business at the Long Beach Towne Center!
Millikan HS Honors
Our Millikan High School Receives Top Honors 5/26/2015 Six local Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) schools received awards, including our own Millikan.
Fire Station 19
Fire Station 19 – A Model for the City 5/26/2015 Long Beach Fire Department Station 19 is a constant reminder to passersby that mandatory water conservation requirements have become the norm rather than the exception.
Taxi Cab
Modifications to Taxi Cab Regulations 5/26/2015 Discussions about the new ride sharing economy are important as taxi cabs provide trusted transportation for our disabled neighbors and seniors.
Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic is Latest Addition to a Flourishing Douglas Park 4/28/2015 This innovative satellite project highlights and builds on the economic vitality, business friendly environment and local partnerships being created within the Fifth District, but most importantly on a citywide level.
Volunteer Day Waving
First Annual Long Beach Volunteer Day 4/28/2015 Over five hundred volunteers joined together to contribute over 2,000 hours of community service on projects spread throughout the Fifth District including cleanup, painting and tree planting in our parks and public spaces.
Pets
Spay & Neuter Ordinance 4/28/2015 Animal Care Services (ACS) will incorporate a three-pronged plan built on education, enforcement and financial assistance.