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Schipske Asks Council to Pass "Bring Back Our Girls" Agenda Item Tuesday Night

"I brought this agenda item forward because the City of Long Beach has a strong record of standing up for civil rights, and we have stood for principles of fairness and justice for all," explained Schipske, a CSULB instructor who formerly taught Women’s Studies and is currently teaching health care at the university.


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Schipske Secures Funding for 4th of July Fireworks Show at Vets Stadium
For over 30 years, the Long Beach Firefighter Foundation sponsored a fireworks show in Vets Stadium adjacent to Long Beach City College. Then suddenly two years ago, the Foundation packed up the show and took it to Alamitos Bay for July 3rd complaining that it was too expensive to continue the show at Vets Stadium.
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Schipske Asks Council to Mark Success of Vial of LIFE Program and Distribution of 20,000 Kits Since Program Launched in 2012
It’s been only two years since the Vial of LIFE (LIFE is the abbreviaton for Lifesaving Information for Emergencies) program was launched but to date more than 20,000 kits have been assembled and distributed says Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske who brought the program to Long Beach in 2012.
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Schipske Asks City to Pursue Investment of CalPERS Pension Funds Back Into Long Beach

 Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske thinks the expression that “charity should being at home” might also apply to taxpayer funded pensions are invested and called on the City Council to assist Long Beach businesses in pursuing investment of City pension funds back into Long Beach.


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Schipske Calls for Suspension of Contract to Develop Request for Proposals on Civic Hall and Main Library
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today disclosed that she has agendized an item at City Council on February 11, which calls for the suspension of the contract to develop a request for proposals on a new city hall and main library so that the next Council can decide whether or not to move forward.
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what proposed AT&T cell tower will look like if approved at Wardlow Park (the large pine tree to the Park Planning Commisssion to Consider Proposed Cell Phone Tower at Wardlow Park on Thursday

The City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission will consider recommending approval by City Council and Planning Commission of the placement of a new Cellular Tower at Wardlow Park. The public is invited to listen to presentation and make public comment. 


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News Image Santa and Me Photos from Winter Wonderland are Available online
If you and your family had a photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at last weekend's Winter Wonderland event in Good Neighbor Park (taken by City of Long Beach photographer Andy Witherspoon), they are posted online.
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Schipske Arranges for Vacuum Truck to Remove Standing Water in 5th District
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and her staff have been walking three to four days every week, making an inventory of every raised curb and sidewalk, potholes, graffiti, and other infrastructure issues for several months. Included in that inventory are the streets that have chronic standing water in the gutters.
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Schipske Calls Personnel Committee to Facilitate Quick Consideration of Mayor's Pick to Replace Port Commissioner Thomas Fields

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, who chairs the Council Committee on Personnel and Civil Services today announced that she has scheduled a meeting on December 3rd in order to review Mayor Bob Foster’s recommendation for a replacement for Thomas Fields, who was removed by a 6-3 vote.


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News Image Rosie the Riveter Park Hosts Annual Wreath Laying to Honor Our Servicemen and Women
You're invited to attend the nationwide Wreaths Across America ceremony by laying wreaths simultaneously in memory of our fallen heroes and to honor those who serve our country, simultaneously with thousands of organizations across country. The event will be hosted at the Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center for the third year, at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14th
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Schipske Says Long Beach Needs Economic Impact Study on Potential Boeing Loss So that Governor’s Office of Jobs and Business Development Can Assess What Incentives Can Be Offered
After a series of telephone calls and meetings to determine what the City of Long Beach can do to keep The Boeing Company in Long Beach, Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today stated:

“My office staff and I have been in contact with the Governor’s Office of Jobs and Business Development, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and the leadership of United Aerospace Workers Local 148 about what can be done to keep the Boeing Company here in Long Beach – either with the C-17 program or the ‘wing work’ for the 777x.


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Schipske Calls for City to Do Whatever It Takes to Convince Boeing to Build 777x Airline in Long Beach
Responding to a column appearing in Forbes magazine yesterday which discusses the possibility that Boeing officials are considering utilizing workers at the Long Beach plant for the wing work associated with its 777x , Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today called upon City Manager to “do whatever it takes to convince Boeing to stay in Long Beach.”
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Emma Parsons, Appointed to Long Beach Commission on Youth and Children Emma Parsons Appointed to Long Beach Commission on Youth and Children
Eighth grade Patrick Henry middle school class president, Emma Parsons, has been appointed to represent the Fifth Council District on the Long Beach Commission on Youth and Children. Parsons is also active on her school’s volleyball and track teams, and is a council member on the Patrick Henry sign language choir.
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BREAKING NEWS-Schipske Urges Mayor to Call Governor Brown to Bring Boeing 777x Wing Assembly to Long Beach

In response to late breaking news that the Governor Jay Inslee, Washington has called for the state’s legislature to offer tax breaks and infrastructure improvements to keep the Boeing 777x wing assembly in that state, Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is calling on Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster to contact California Governor Jerry Brown to negotiate a deal to bring the wing assembly to Long Beach.


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Schipske to Hold Community Update on Rash of Property Crimes on Eastside of Long Beach
Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske recently announced she is holding a community update to discuss the rash of property crimes recently committed on the eastside of Long Beach, Tuesday, October 29 at 7 pm in the El Dorado Community Center, 2800 Studebaker, Long Beach.
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Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Asks Council to Consider Bringing Back Cyclone Roller Coaster to Oceanfront
Long Beach, CA – September 19, 2013 – Pointing out that Long Beach was once the home of the largest and fastest roller coaster in the U.S. that attracted more than 30 million riders, Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today announced that she is introducing an agenda item asking City Council to consider a proposal by Larry Osterhoudt, a Cyclone Race Project Designer, to bring back the roller coaster and place it near the Queen Mary or the Aquarium.
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Councilwoman Asks Auditor Doud to Include Travel Expenses
September 13, 2014 – Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today called on City Auditor Laura Doud to include in an audit of travel expenses of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, a review of the travel expenses of non-Commissioners who traveled on port dollars.
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Girl Scouts Raise Money for Books Through Cookie Sales, Used Books

Long Beach, CA – September 10, 2013 – Girls from Girl Scout Troop 1093 will be presenting 19 new books to the librarians at El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd., on Friday, September 13, at 4pm. The scouts chose to dedicate their personal profits on funds they raised from selling cookies and used books to raise money to purchase new books for the branch library. The effort by the scouts will help the 10 Girl Scout Juniors who participated to complete the Bronze Award, the highest award available for 4th and 5th grade girl scouts.


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Rosie's Kids Kicks Off With Hands-On Carpentry Workshop
  

Rosie's Kids Kicks Off With Hands-On Carpentry Workshop

Program To Introduce Young People to Skilled Trades, Build Confidence, Self-Esteem

Long Beach, CA - August 28, 2013- Twenty Long Beach Middle School students will have the opportunity to receive a first hand look at careers in the trades while brandishing hammers and working as a team to construct a planter box, a permanent new addition to Rosie the Riveter Park on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00pm at Rosie the Riveter Park.
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Seal of City of Long Beach Fifth District Community Budget Meeting August 14
Fifth District City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is holding a Community Meeting on Wednesday, August 14th, Long Beach Ground Water Treatment Plant, 2950 Redondo (at Spring) at 6pm. Constituents will hear presentations from various city departments, and be able to ask questions about the Mayor’s proposed FY 2014 budget.
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White House Highlights Gerrie Schipske as an Open Government and Civic Hacking Champion of Change
WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, July 23rd, the White House honored Gerrie Schipske as an open government and civic hacking Champion of Change.
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Shaping Up the Fifth Summer Clean Up Projects to Focus on Alleys
Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will host an alley clean up project every Wednesday through Friday from 8 am – noon, beginning Wednesday, July 24 to remove weeds and debris, and inspect for potholes and removal of graffiti.
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Parks and Recreation Commission Unanimously Approves El Dorado Dog Park –
The City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously approved citing a 1.5 acre off-leash dog park in the southeast corner of the El Dorado Regional Park, on July 11, announced Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske. The creation of a dog park in this location will meet the recreational need of residents who have requested a dog park in the east side of the City.
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The Birthday of the Stars and Stripes
Celebrate Flag Day on June 14th at the El Dorado Community Center.
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How to remember those who won't be celebrating Memorial Day
Some thoughts on Memorial Day.
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Documents Worth Reading
Documents worth reading and some thoughts on medical marijuana.
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I need a volunteer
Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee and the Commission on Youth and Children
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Documents Worth Reading
Documents worth reading and some thoughts on medical marijuana
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I Love My Public Library collection drive raises $1K
City-wide I Love My Public  Library Collection Drive Raises $1K for Long Beach Libraries
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News Image El Dorado Summer Day Camp Sign-Ups
Sign up today for Summer Camp at El Dorado Park West.
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Meet a K-9
Open Up Long Beach with the LBPD K-9 Unit
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Breathe Easy
Long Beach Asthma Resource Fair and other upcoming events.
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Sixth Annual Community Baby Shower Supports New Moms in Need
Donations are currently being accepted for the annual Community Baby Shower collection drive, a yearly collection drive begun by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske several years ago.
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A Baby Shower for Long Beach
The Community Baby Shower and other upcoming events.
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Two Ways to Support Our Community
Long Beach Basket Brigade Hope Gala and the Newcomb Academy Foundation Golf Classic.
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Should We Build a New City Hall?
I wanted to get the word out quickly that the City of Long Beach is considering rebuilding City Hall and has estimated it may cost $170 million and to ask your opinion.
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Why I Voted Against Selling City Hall East
Why I voted against selling City Hall East last week for only $2.1 million.
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The Silent Grand Prix Returns
4th Annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix and Upcoming Events
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Fourth Annual Solar Grand Prix Powers Dreams at 'El Dorado Park Raceway,' April 20
Sixty-seven teams from 22 different schools and organizations in and around Long Beach will compete in the Fourth annual Solar Grand Prix hosted by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the 5th District Sustainability Task Force.
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You need to be told the truth
It's time to tell the voters the truth about why Long Beach has a surplus this coming budget year..
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Help Catch These Thieves
Unidentifiable auto burglary technology emerges
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The Countdown Is On...
Join us for a town hall on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Long Beach.
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Calling All Vikings!
Celebrate 85 Years of Excellence with Long Beach City College
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Strategies For Success
Free Small Business Seminar on April 4th.
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Free Small Business Seminar
Long Beach Small Business Seminar - Strategies for Success
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Schipske's Work to Open Up Long Beach Gets Statewide Notice
It's sunshine week - making government open.
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LA County Supervisors Nix Parcel Tax for Stormwater
So did 90% of respondents to Councilwoman Schipske's poll.
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City Documents on Projected Surplus, Water Rate Increases and What the Dissolution of Redevelopment Produced
In my on going attempt to make Long Beach city government as open and transparent as possible I would like to share with you three important documents just received on my desk.
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Bark Twice if you're heading to Good Neighbor Park this weekend
Long Beach Reads One Book presents "Bark Twice" - an event for families and dogs.
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Crime Stats Meeting - POSTPONED
"Visioning a Safer Long Beach" Community Meeting Scheduled for March 13 - POSTPONED
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OCTA Daytime Closures Begin March 12
Eastbound SR-22/ Northbound I-605 Connector - Daytime Closures Begin March 12
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Dispose of hazardous and electronic waste closer to home
New environmental collection center opens on March 9.
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Your chance to win some prizes
Get Ready Long Beach giveaways and prizes offered at Saturday workshop
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Crime stats by council district
Visioning a safer Long Beach. It's your city. We need your voice.
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Practicing Safe Sacks in Long Beach
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Asks Public Health Officer to Update on Informational Program Explaining Need to Clean Reusable Grocery Bags
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The Answer Is: Casino, $1 million and $4.6 million
What did the City of Long Beach say about a proposed new casino in Hawaiian Gardens, a gift of $1 million from Oxy Petroleum and a recap of the process for the City to get $4.6 million in property from the US Army and HUD for use as a police substation in the 5th Council District?
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Schipske to Host Workshop on Running for Her Council Seat in 2014
Everything you need to know to run for the 5th council district in 2014
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Visioning A Safer Long Beach
Residents invited March 13 to review crime stats by council districts
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Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Asks Public Health Officer to Update on Informational Program Explaining Need to Clean Reusable Grocery Bags
We Need to Practice "Safe Sacks"
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What Will Your Neighborhood Do When the Big One Hits?
Attend Get Ready Long Beach with KCET's Val Zavala.
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Your chance to prepare for a disaster
Emergency preparedness forum and Long Beach CERT trainings
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Updates from Long Beach Police
Officer involved shooting in East Long Beach and utility worker scam
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Ready Long Beach Forum Features KCETs Val Zavala and Earthquake Experts
 Public invited to learn how to get ready for the next big earthquake on eve of 80th anniversary of Long Beach earthquake
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Is Your Neighborhood Ready for the Next Earthquake
Ready Long Beach Community Forum on Saturday, March 9th.
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Show Your Public Library Some Love
The annual spare change drive, I Love My Public Library officially begins on Valentine's Day, February 14! 
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Shaping Up the Fifth, Councilwoman Schipske Walks Neighborhood to Assess Sidewalks
 Councilwoman Schipske and her staff will be walking the Fifth District neighborhood between E. Spring St. and E. Monlaco Rd., Clark Ave. to Charlemagne Ave. beginning February 15.
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Hundreds Attend 4th Annual Solar Grand Prix Orientation
The annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix competition which challenges students to work as a team, using their creative thinking and scientific knowledge to experiment, design, and build a high-performance model vehicle, kicked off on Saturday, February 9th.
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Fifth District Residents Can Win Chance to Go Behind Scenes
A few lucky Fifth District residents attending the annual free to the public Night at the Aquarium on Wednesday March 6th, will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes.
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Celebrate Phat Tuesday at the Health Dept.
Free health screenings and upcoming events.
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I goofed. I overspent. I am sorry.
Reflecting on the FY12 budget.
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Psst! They are getting ready to sell your city hall and main library
Mayor and City Council Plan on Selling City Hall,Main Library and Old Courthouse..
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5th District Night at the Aquarium
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske invites you to a free night at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
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Crime Prevention Tips
Strategies to keep you, your family and your belongings safe.
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I Love My Public Library
Coin drive to launch citywide, Valentine's Day
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Weekly OCTA Construction Alert
West County Connectors Project Updates for Monday, February 4 - Friday, February 8
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OCTA Weeknight Closure Schedule
Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 1
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Free Income Tax Preparation
Income tax preparation and other upcoming events.
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Community Identified Infrastructure Projects Underway
 Last Summer Fifth District residents were invited to help identify areas most in need of infrastructure repair. The results of that process are beginning to be implemented throughout the district.
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OCTA Weekly Closure Schedule
Monday, January 28 - Friday. February 1
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INFO ALERT: Flu Shot Still Available
Flu shot availability through the Long Beach Health Department and other updates.
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LBCC Decides to Go Through With Cut
Aviation Maintenance Program will end.
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Coyote Sighting?
Information from Long Beach Animal Care Services and a list of upcoming events.
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Don't Cut It!
Join me and help stop the elimination of the LBCC Aviation Maintenance Program
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Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Thanks Supervisor Knabe
for Extending Water Parcel Tax Protest Period
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Millikan JROTC Needs Your Help
Program to be cancelled at end of school year.
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OCTA Weekly Nighttime Closure Schedule
West County Connectors Project Closure Schedule: 1/14/13 - 1/17/13
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Six Years of Progress
A Recap of the 7th Annual State of the Fifth District
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Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Urges LBCC Not to Cut Aviation Maintenance Program
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today urged LBCC Board of Trustees to continue to offer the Aviation Maintenance Program, which is scheduled for discontinuation this month.
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I look forward to seeing you TONIGHT
State of the 5th: Six Years of Progress is Tonight at the Water Treatment Plant
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OCTA Weekly Nighttime Closure Schedule
West County Connectors Project closure schedule for Jan. 7 - Jan. 10
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Meet the New East Division Commander at State of the 5th
Attend the annual review of the district and look ahead to 2013.
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Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Invites Public to State of 5th District Address: Six Years of Progress
City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will deliver her seventh annual State of the 5th Council District address called Six Years of Progress.
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Lowenthal and Neal Support Parcel Tax...What Do You Think?
Background and a poll question.
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Belmont Shore Fire Station 8 to Lose Fire Engine
Just released from Fire Department
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We need more dog parks...and some guidance
An agenda item to set up an advisory committee for the Parks and Rec Commission to help set guidelines for off leash areas for dogs and dog parks.
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Meet the new East Division Commander at the 7th Annual State of the Fifth
7th Annual State of the Fifth Council District to be held on January 10th.
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Weeknight OCTA Closure Schedule
Nighttime Closure Schedule: 12/18 - 12/20
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Start Your Solar-Powered Engines
Sign up your student team for the 4th annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix.
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Crimes Soar in Long Beach
Council Approves Look at Impact on Police -- Crimes Soar to 854 in Last 30 Days 
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Hometown Hero to be Honored on Saturday
Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony on Saturday, December 15th at Rosie the Riveter Park.
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Weeknight OCTA Closure Schedule 12/10 - 12/15
WCC Project Nighttime Closure Schedule Dec. 10 - Dec. 15
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Let's Use the $500,000 for Police to Fight the Growing Crime
So I have been thinking about what to do since so many of you emailed me about how upset you are that 5 on the Council want to spend $500,000 on consultants...
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Interested in becoming a CERT member?
CERT training and upcoming events.
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There they go again
There they go again...spending money we don't have and without even getting the details.
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Sgt. MacPherson to Be Honored at the Rosie the Riveter Park Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 9am
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Step on a crack...
City adopts 5th District system for fixing broken sidewalks.
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Chickens, Goats and Bees. Should LB Allow Them?
Take a survey about proposed changes to our urban agriculture policies.
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How the Historic Mosaics at the LB Airport Were Saved
In 2009, while writing my second book on Long Beach history, I came across the fact that buried underneath the carpet at the LB Airport were a series of floor mosaics...
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Holiday Events in Long Beach
Events to get you in the holiday spirit in the 5th district and beyond.
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Schipske Asks Chief of Police to Publicly Report How Much Additional Funds Needed for Police Department
Says "'constituents complaining of being told by Police 'not enough resources'"
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The Holiday Adventures Start This Weekend
Holiday movies and Spark of Love toy drive.
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Weeknight OCTA Closures and Ocean Blvd. Closures
Read the updates from the OCTA and POLB.
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Sgt. MacPherson to Be Honored at The Rosie the Riveter Park Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony
The annual ceremony at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center will include a tribute to Sergeant Thomas R MacPherson who was recently killed in Afghanistan with the commemoration of a Hometown Hero banner in his honor.
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Long Beach Plugs In
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation in Long Beach
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5th District Challenges City of Long Beach
for Top Prize in Christmas Light Contest
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Thanksgiving Tips and Reminders
Holiday safety tips, info from Animal Care Services and City services over the long holiday weekend.
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Please mark your calendar to remember Sgt. MacPherson
Wreaths Across America wreath laying at Rosie the Riveter Park.
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Long Beach is devastated
Learn about the impact of Superstorm Sandy on Long Beach, New York.
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Improvements at the Long Beach Airport and Upcoming Events
Learn about the new Airport concessions and events around the 5th.
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All Aboard for a Holiday Adventure
Holiday pajama party and movie at the library
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Schipske Urges Long Beach Residents to Shop Small
Support Small Business Saturday, November 24
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How Long Beach Voted on Tuesday
See how Long Beach voted on Nov. 6
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Artists Still Have Time to Submit Work for Long Beach Winged Wonders
Banner project will hang artist renderings on banners around the duck pond in El Dorado Park.
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Salute Our Veterans
Long Beach Veterans Parade and Upcoming Events.
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New Brochure Offers Guide on Ways to Celebrate the Sacrifice of Long Beach Veterans
Looking for a special way to honor Long Beach Veterans?
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OCTA Weeknight Freeway Closures
West County Connectors Project Closures through Thursday, November 8
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Get Ready for Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24, 2012 -- a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide
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Police Department Safety Information
Information from the Long Beach Police Department.
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Are you ready to vote?
Election day information and upcoming events.

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What's Being Fixed
Greenbrier Road repair and an update on Harco Street.
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Things You Need to Know
Updates from the 5th Council District
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Schipske Focuses on Economic Development and Jobs
Schipske proposes contracting with LB Chamber of Commerce to provide an economic development officer, economic development plan and advisory committee
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Schipske Honors VA Nurses During Upcoming Veterans Parade
Six nurses from the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital will accompany Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske in the 16th annual Veterans Day Parade on November 10th.
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CERT sign ups and upcoming events
Learn how to sign up for CERT and what's happening in the 5th.
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Open Up Long Beach - Learn about the Long Beach Health Department
Join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske for the next Open Up Long Beach event with a behind the scenes look at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and an informational fair.
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Open Up Long Beach
Residents to get behind the scenes look at City's Health and Human Services Department.
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Schipske Honors Veterans Administration Nurses in Veterans Day Parade
Six nurses from the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital will accompany Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske in the 16th annual Veterans Day Parade on November 10th.
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East Division Community Gathering
Get updates from the LBPD and submit your questions and topics.
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Residents Urged to Prepare for Zombies
Schipske joins CDC in urging residents to get prepared for zombies. If you can prepare for a zombie attack you can prepare for an earthquake.
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Calling All Artists!
Help create an urban bird walk.
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Schipske's VIAL of L.I.F.E. Program Goes City-Wide
Mayor Foster Praises Program as "Simple Yet Effective"
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Long Beach Winged Wonders - Calling All Artists to Create an Urban Bird Walk
Ever walked the El Dorado duck pond and wondered who were all those beautiful winged wonders who inhabit the pond?
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Early Long Beach at Gatsby
Come to signing and reading with Councilwoman Schipske at Gatsby Books on Saturday, October 13.
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Job Fair and Upcoming Events
Airport Concessions Job Fair and other events around the district.
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Oleander Removal
Oleander scorch has devastated oleanders in the 5th district.
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Urgent: We Need Your Vote!
Vote for the Solar Grand Prix. Voting ends on Thursday, October 11 at noon.
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Nighttime Closure Schedule
West County Connectors Project - Nighttime Closure Schedule: Tuesday, October 9 - Thursday, October 11
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Moving the Economy Forward Together
Development of Douglas Park and Airport Job Fair.
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Openness About Closed Session Needs to be Honest
Schipske Gets Permission from City Attorney to Disclose Closed Session on Schroeder Army Hall
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Too Toxic To Trash
Dispose of household hazardous waste and e-waste the right way on Saturday.
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Residents, Experts to Discuss Surviving the "Big One" at Let's Get Ready Long Beach Roundtable
Will you be prepared to survive for several days on your own after the Big One hits Southern California?
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Need a job?
Airport concessions job fair begins October 15.
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Let's Get Ready Long Beach
Participate in an Emergency Preparedness Roundtable.
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Avoid Carmageddon 2 - Stay Local!
The 405 Freeway will be closed this weekend. But don't worry - the Good Neighbor Festival is here.
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Receive Alerts and Updates
Get to know your neighbor with nextdoor.com
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Congrats to the 5th District Good Neighbors!
Individuals and organizations will be honored on Saturday for their dedication to the community.
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Solar Grand Prix is in Running for National Prize
You have until October 11 to vote and help Councilwoman Schipske win $2500 for the kids who need a solar car kit.
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Are you ready not to rumble?
New traffic calming measures placed on Wardlow
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Jet Blue Tickets for 2
Grand prize for Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic - two roundtrip tickets on Jet Blue.
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Recycle and You Could Win an iPad
Recyclebank launches in Long Beach. Register now and you have a chance to win an iPad.
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West Nile Case in Long Beach, Take Precautions
Residents Urged to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus After Announcement of First Human Case in Long Beach
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Space Shuttle Endeavour to Flyover Long Beach
Shuttle can be seen over Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary
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I Know What We Did...
Many of you asked just what did the City Council do when it passed the budget earlier this month?
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Public Access TV and Upcoming Events
The Long Beach Community Action Partnership brings Public Access Television to Long Beach
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Councilwoman Schipske Seeks Swift Implementation of Just Passed Law Requiring Public Employees To Pay 50% of Pension Costs
Wants To Keep City Council From Spending the Savings With a Voter Approved Charter Change Applying the Funds to the City's Unfunded Liability
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Free Car Seat Safety Check at Good Neighbor Festival, Sept. 29
Parents can ensure that their child seats are properly installed at the 6th Annual Good Neighbor Festival on September 29.
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Home Front Theater Features "So Proudly We Hail" Honoring U.S. Army Nurses in WWII
On Friday, September 21st, 1:00 pm, Long Beach residents are invited to step back into the 1940s with the classic World War II motion picture, So Proudly We Hail.
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Free Car Seat Safety Check
Register for a car seat safety inspection at the Good Neighbor Festival.
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Send in your nominations and photos
Get involved in the 5th District Good Neighbor Festival
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Where's Your $2500 Idea?
Your idea could win $2500 to make it happen
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A special offer from Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske
Sixth annual Operation Lamp Exchange
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Comments about $100,000 Club and IBM Revenue Idea
If you haven't read my blog postings lately...
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Lots of Positives for Idea to Use LB Urban Forest to Raise Revenue
I want to update you on the latest positive news that has been generated over my proposal for the city to use its "urban forest" as a means of selling carbon offset credits under AB 32 and thereby raising revenues for park and tree maintenance.
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2 of 4 for Fifth
Signal upgrades and an update on the Redondo Post Office closure
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Here's some ideas on how to restore the budget cuts
Ideas for restoring cuts to City services
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'What I Like Best About My Neighborhood' Photo Contest
5th District Good Neighbor festival needs your photos, nominations
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OCTA 2 Week Connector Closure
SR-22/ Southbound I-405 Connector Closure
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Alert -- Council to Decide Use of Budget Surplus This Tuesday
Tuesday, August 28 at 3:30 pm is important. It is the date and time the City Council will review cuts to Parks, Recreation and Marine and the use of surplus funds.  
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Should ALL City Employees Have to Pay Their Full Share of Pension Costs?
Email me to let me know what you think
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So What Do You Really Think About the Proposed Budget Cuts?
Two ways to let the City of Long Beach know what you think.
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Schipske Announces Innovative On Line Way for Residents to Vote on Budget Cuts
IdeaScale allows people to engage in discussion about other ideas too
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Schipske To Hold Community Budget Meeting Monday, August 20th at 6 pm
Discussion of Impact of Budget Cuts on City
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Councilwoman Schipske to Present VIAL OF L.I.F.E. Program
Will be presented at EDPE Annual Music in Lilly Park Event
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Nominate Outstanding 5th District Neighbors
Good Neighbor Awards and Photo Contest
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Long Beach Residents Invited To Participate In Good Neighbor Photo Challenge
Display at Festival To Show What I Like Best About My Neighborhood
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Home Front Theater Celebrates the Spirit of '45
Celebrate the Spirit of '45 with a screening of Air Force.
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Health Alert on Flea-Borne Typhus
Long Beach Public Health Officials Issue Recommendations to Prevent Flea-Borne Typhus
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Beat the Heat
Cooling Centers in Long Beach
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Home Front Theater to Commemorate Spirit of '45
El Dorado Movie Showing of Air Force Captures Pearl Harbor Drama On Big Screen
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Got Coyotes?
Living With Urban Coyotes Community Seminar
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Free Summer Fun in the Fifth
Upcoming events in the 5th district and throughout Long Beach
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Schipske Continues to Shape Up the 5th District
Work Party At Pan American Park To Focus On Landscaping And Painting
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Use Your Voice on City Budget
Long Beach Budget Challenge
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Update on White Fly Infestation
Information from the Director of Public Works regarding Long Beach's white fly infestation
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Mayor's Budget Cuts Hurt Eastside Long Beach Most
FY2013 budget proposals hurt eastside
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Long Beach Residents Invited to Nominate Outstanding Good Neighbors
Award ceremony bringing community members together at Good Neighbor Festival
( View PDF )
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Join the Summer Fun! It's FREE
Summer Family Fun Night at Pan Am Park
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More Than 1,000 VIAL of LIFE Emergency Medical Kits Distributed in First Months
Lifesaving Information For Emergencies
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Nominate Our Librarians for a Special Honor
Councilwoman Schipske wants you to nominate your favorite librarian
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Pan American Park Summer Family Fun Night
Arts and Crafts, Kids Activities, Snow Cones, and Calypso Music To Highlight Fun Filled Late Afternoon
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Documents You Should Read
Read a variety of government documents on issues of concern.
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UPDATE: Two Week Freeway Connector Closure
SB I-605 / SB I-405 TWO-WEEK CLOSURE BEGINS MONDAY, JULY 30 AT 10PM
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Special Alert -- Two Week Freeway Connector Closure
Two Week Connector Closure Begins July 30
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Enjoy the cool breeze
Summer Community Concert and other upcoming events
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Yankee Doodle Dandy in Long Beach
Yankee Doodle Dandy This Friday!
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Calypso Summer Fun Sets The Stage At Heartwell Park
Special Musical Guest ¡°Pan Jive¡± To Entertain Long Beach At Summer Community Concert
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Calling All Businesses
New Courthouse spaces and an export seminar.
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Help Set Priorities for Infrastructure Repair in the 5th Council District
If you are a resident of the 5th Council District, please take a few moments out of your busy day to prioritize infrastructure projects in the 5th Council District
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4th of July Concert - Come Say Thanks to a Vet
4th of July Freedom Fest at Rosie the Riveter Park
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Come Say Thanks to LB Veterans at Freedom Fest
Rosie The Riveter Memorial Park To Set Stage For Ceremony, Guest Speakers and Live Music
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LB Community Helps Protect Natural Habitat at El Dorado Lake
Volunteers to take tour and participate in environmental clean up project
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ALERT -- Flood Insurance May Be Required if Congress Acts Tomorrow
Possible Flood Insurance to be Required by Congress
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WWII Veterans and Congressional Gold Medal Recipients to Be Specially Honored at Long Beach’s Freedom Fest
4th of July Ceremony Pays Tribute to Three World War II Veterans from Montford Point
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Help For Home Buyers
First time home buyer workshop and other upcoming events.
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Help Sustain Our Wildlife at El Dorado Park
El Dorado Regional Park Tour and Lake Clean Up
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City Documents You Should Read
Documents issued by City Management or placed on the City Council agenda that you might want to read.
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Fighting for Small Business in Long Beach
Learn what I am doing to support our small businesses.
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Flag and Military Ceremony to Kick Off 4th of July "Freedom Fest and Concert"
Three Congressional Gold Medal Recipients to be honored in Long Beach
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Free Movie and Refreshments
June's Home Front Theater
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Early Long Beach History to be Presented at Ruth Bach Library Event
Compelling Narrative and Stunning Photography Captured in Councilwoman's New Book
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4th of July “Freedom Fest and Concert” To Honor Long Beach Local Heroes
Veterans, Family and Friends Encouraged to Contact Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Prior to June 20, 2012
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Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Launches Nextdoor -- A Social Network for Neighborhoods
Nextdoor enables residents to communicate online in a secure website to build stronger communities
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Easing Regulations
Recent change to home occupation permits
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It's Not Rocket Science -- But it Could Be
 Emerson Parkside Academy Parents Launch  "Bridge the Gap" Campaign to Save P.E. and Science. Plus other updates from the 5th District.
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Schipske Proposes to Give Business Tax Relief to Independent Contractors
Such as R.E. Agents
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Art in the 5th and Free Fridays
Art programs in the 5th district.
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LB Community Comes Together To Help Fifth District Public Libraries
City Council Meeting To Commemorate Completion of Library Round-Up Drive
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Come Say Goodbye to Newcomb
Join Newcomb Academy for one last celebration on campus before the site starts its remodel.
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Let Your Refrigerator Do the Talking in Case of an Emergency
Councilwoman Schipske to launch VIAL of L.I.F.E Program at St. Mary Medical Center's Senior Safety Fair
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Calling All Small Business Owners
New customer service survey and upcoming events.
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Should Long Beach Have a No Knock/No Solicitation Registry
As the Council Committee works on this issue, I would like your opinions so that I may share your feed back with them.
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Help Long Beach Win $100,000 For a Dog Park
Friends of El Dorado Dog Park nominated for PetSafe "Bark for Your Park" contest entered to win $100,000 dog park
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Free BBQ and Carbon Monoxide Detectors - Come Celebrate EMS Week
Celebrate National Emergency Medical Services Week and Join Councilwoman Schipske, the Long Beach Fire Department & The Long Beach Firefighters Association, Local 372
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National EMS Week Kicks Off With Tour of­­ 5th District Fire Stations
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is teaming up with the Long Beach Fire Department and the Long Beach Firefighters Association Local 372 to kick off the 39th Annual National Emergency Medical Services Week.
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Armed Services Day Kicks Off With Classic World War II Motion Picture
Home Front Theater Movie Series Open to Public
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FREE Disaster Awareness Course
Public disaster awareness course and documents I would like to share with you.
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Getting Ready for Armed Services and Memorial Day
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Provides a Guide on How To Remember A Veteran and Those in Military Service
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Tell the City Council to Support a Homeowners Bill of Rights
Come to the Long Beach City Council Meeting tonight at 5pm and urge City Council to support my resolution.
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Your Long Beach City Budget Update
One of the most innovative, dynamic concepts to happen is "participatory budgeting" -- including residents in the process of deciding how local government should spend your tax dollars.
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Crime Alert
I have been informed by the Long Beach Police Department that the following crimes occurred in the 5th District in the past several days.
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Willow Street Resurfacing Complete
Willow Street between Redondo and Grand Avenues has been rehabilitated.
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7th Street Bridge Has Reopened
After nearly 12 months of construction, crews reopened the northbound I-405 / westbound SR-22 / 7th Street connector, also known as the 7th Street bridge, on Saturday, April 28.
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Speak Up for Recycling!
Reel Recycling Program
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Nominate Our Library Workers
Support library workers during National Library Month.
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COUNCILWOMAN GERRIE SCHIPSKE CALLS ON COUNCIL TO PROCLAIM NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY
Library Patrons Can Nominate Library Worker "Stars"
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Come See How Emergency Calls Are Handled
Find out how emergencies are handled in Long Beach
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LB Residents Can Participate in SNAP Registry
Long Beach residents can participate in SNAP Registry through efforts of councilmembers Gabelich and Schipske
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New Moms Find Support in Community Baby Shower
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske invites residents to help supply Newborn Kits
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Fifth District Businesses Answer Call to Help Long Beach Libraries
Residents 'Round-Up' their spare change for city's most treasured resource centers
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Councilwoman Schipske Notes That Auditor's Report on $17.6 million in Unpaid Parking Tickets Only Addresses Last 3 Years
Prior Audit Shows An Additional $11.7 million - Asks if this means City is owed $29.3 million
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City Auditor Finds $18 Million in Uncollected Parking Tickets
Up from $11 million the last time she looked.
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Curb Number Painting Postponed
Rosie the Riveter Charter High School postponed today's scheduled curb painting.
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Waste in the Fifth District
Three chances to recycle household hazardous waste and e-waste this weekend.
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I Need Your Feedback!
Provide the City with feedback on the City of Long Beach Website
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Why I Want the Fire Department Data
Are you following the story in the Los Angeles Times concerning Fire Department response rates in LA? 
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Baja Sonora Featured During First Prime Time for Business Presentation at City Council Meeting
Baja Sonora Featured During First Prime Time for Business Presentation at City Council Meeting.
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Attend the World Premiere of "Holding On-Letting Go"
Holding On ~ Letting Go ... saying goodbye to life and those who love you 
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Did the budget cuts made the last several years, hurt response times of our Fire Department?
I am calling on the City Manager to disclose the actual reponse time rates of the Long Beach Fire Department since budget cuts were made.
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Join Me March 31st!
I am inviting you to walk with me in Lakewood Plaza neighborhood on March 31, 2012.
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Starbucks at Spring and Bellflower Temporary Closure
The Starbucks at 2890 N. Bellflower Blvd. is planning a temporary closure for a remodel.
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Long Beach Geophysical Survey - Locations for the Week of 3/18
This week's geophysical schedule from Signal Hill Petroleum
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Cubberley Shaves to Raise Money
The Fifth District School has been instrumental in its perennial collection of donations to help support childhood cancer research.
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Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and City Council to honor U.S Navy Commander and Port of Long Beach’s Assistant Director of Port Security, Steve Ruggiero, for receiving Bronze Star Medal

On Tuesday, March 21, at the request of 5th District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, the City Council will recognize U.S Navy Commander and Port of Long Beach Assistant Director of Port Security, Steve M. Ruggiero.


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Round Up Your Spare Change for Our Libraries
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Launches 3rd Annual Library Round-up.
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Improving the San Gabriel Bike Trail
Grinding and repaving of the San Gabriel River Bike Trail will occur from Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23.
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Blog and Documents You Should Know About
Read information and documents I have posted on my blog concerning what is happening in the City of Long Beach.
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What the City of Long Beach Might Owe
I am posting a variety of documents you might want to read as these issues are facing the City right now.
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Coffee with Me and the Commander
Join me and Commander Beckman at It's A Grind Coffee House on Wednesday, Fenruary 29th.
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Save Long Beach Homes
I have set up a website to help residents understand the recent settlement by the California Attorney General Kamala Harris with three major banks on the issue of illegal foreclosures.
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Schipske Arranges with Rosie the Riveter Charter High School To Repaint House Numbers on Curbs -- Says Project is a 'Good Public Safety and Jobs Skills Effort'
When public safety personnel are responding to a call for service, every minute counts. But with house numbers missing or faded what's a city councilwoman to do to make sure these house numbers are repainted?
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Good Start for Open Up Long Beach
Notes from the first meeting's brainstorming session.
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Good News About Potential Business for Long Beach
Great news for how we can get business to come to Long Beach!
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Come Hear Lisa See Talk About Her Latest Book -- Free Event
You have an excellent opportunity on February 11 to listen to a wonderful author.
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Open Up Long Beach Community Meeting
Join me on Monday night for a conversation on openness and transparency in government.
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State of the Fifth Council District Presentation
View the presentation from Councilwoman Schipske's 6th Annual State of the Fifth.
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Tell the Mayor and Council to Fund a Police Academy Now
Public Safety Committee met this week. Here's what happened.
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Seismic Activity in the 5th -- Week of 1/29
The seismic truck will be in the 5th again this week.
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Come Share Your Ideas With Me
Upcoming Events in the Fifth
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Seismic Activity in the 5th -- Week of Jan. 22
The seismic truck will be in the 5th again this week.
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Schipske Launches Open Up Long Beach to Make City More Transparent and Accountable
Today, I am launching OpenUpLongBeach.com – a website and a project to make the City of Long Beach more open, transparent and collaborative with its residents.
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Opening Up the City of Long Beach
Can you spare some time over the next 12 months to help me open up the City of Long Beach so that it is more transparent, accountable and collaborative?
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Safe Passages to Keller Elementary Community Meeting
Join me in reviewing the routes students may take to get to Keller Elementary during the Newcomb construction.
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Seismic Survey Activity in the 5th
The seismic truck will be in the 5th this week.
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Meet With Your Police Commander
Two ways to meet with Commander Beckman in January.
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3rd Annual Solar Grand Prix Revs Up; High School Students Encouraged to Sign Up
The 2012 Solar Grand Prix will not happen until April 21st, but many teams are already registered and excited to compete.
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Sixth Annual “State of the Fifth District” Set for January 31st – Residents To Name “Top Ten Items City Should Accomplish in 2012”
Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today announced her sixth annual “State of the Fifth District” will be organized differently this year.
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Crime Stats in Long Beach and Other Information
New Years is almost here. It's a time to reflect and to plan how we can make things better in 2012.
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What I Have Been Working on This Month
Before we end this year, I wanted to provide you an update about several important items.
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Why I am Pushing the City to Review its Investments
Last week the City Council approved my agenda item calling upon the City Manager and City Treasurer to review our current investments in Bank America, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
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One-Hundred Years Late, But Long Beach Keeps Its Promise
 The City of Long Beach is poised to keep a promise it made after Calbraith “Cal” Perry Rodgers landed his plane on the beach near Linden Avenue 100 years ago.
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Long Beach Hometown Heroes Banners Program to Be Launched December 10th
In an effort to have Long Beach remember those who serve our country in the military, the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation and the City of Long Beach are launching the Long Beach Hometown Heroes Banner project.
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Schipske Calls on Council to Examine City’s Investments in Financial Entities That Are Foreclosing on Long Beach Homes and Are Facing Federal and State Investigation
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today called upon her colleagues to support an agenda item she is submitting.
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Packages on Porches this Holiday Season
Take steps to reduce theft.
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It took several years but we finally removed it...
It took several years, countless meetings and funds provided by Los Angeles County, but the pedestrian bridge spanning from Hawaiian Gardens to Long Beach has finally been removed.
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City Documents You Should Read
As you know I receive hundreds of documents on a variety of topics related to City Council. I am passing along a few of these.

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Tree Lighting Planned on December 4th
Join us on Sunday, December 4th at Good Neighbor Park for a tree lighting, movie and visit from Santa.
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Community Meetings Scheduled on Keller Closing and Newcomb Construction
At a public workshop on Nov. 15, the Long Beach Unified School District staff proposed that the Board of Education close Keller Elementary at the end of this school year.
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Parks and Recreation Commission Votes to Approve Site Schipske Suggested for East Side Dog Park
The Parks and Rec Commission voted 7-0 to approve the site I had recommended in the "tree farm area" just south of Spring Street and adjacent to the Animal Care Center.   
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Water Main Replacement in the Fifth
The Long Beach Water Department is currently in the process of constructing the Clark Avenue Cast Iron Main Replacement Project.
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"Vin Fiz” Committee Launches Essay Contest for Local Students
Teachers encouraged to integrate Long Beach aviation history into curriculum with a contest that encourages awareness of local history.
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Help Me Save the Christmas Lights
Help save the lights in Heartwell and El Dorado Park this Winter with a donation to Partners of Parks.
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Councilwoman Schipske Announces Energy Rebate Program
City Council has authorized the City Manager to allow the Long Beach Gas and Oil Department to partner with Southern California Edison Company in offering energy rebates to their joint customers through the Energy Upgrade California Program. 
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School fun, disposing of medicine and a harvest moon...things on my to do list
Three events for your Long Beach weekend
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El Dorado Dog Park Becoming More of a Reality -- Parcel Perfect for Partnerships with Animal Care Services
After over a year of meetings with residents through my Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Task force, we are very close to having an eastside dog park.
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Fifth District Celebrates Good Neighbors and a Strong Community at 5th Annual Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic
The ultimate end of Summer celebration is back as Councilwoman Schipske hosts the 5th Annual Fifth District Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10am – 3pm at Good Neighbor Park – 2800 N. Studebaker Road.
( More Information on the Good Neighbor Festival )
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Solar 101 Community Workshop
Join Councilwoman Schipske and Ameco Solar for a free community workshop on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at the El Dorado Community Center (2800 N. Studebaker Road).
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GoodwillSOLAC to Provide Document Shredding and E-Waste Recycling at Good Neighbor Festival
The collection drive provides residents the opportunity to safely dispose of their computer monitors and televisions, donate their “gently used” clothing, and securely destroy their documents with our Shred-4-Good service, an accredited secured document destruction business.
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US Postal Services Announces It Will Close Long Beach Postal Processing Facility on Redondo Ave
The U.S. Postal Service is slated to close the processing facility on Redondo Avenue in Long Beach.
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How to Build a Solar Car Worshop
Design and build a solar power model car with instuction from two members of the 5th District Solar & Sustainability Taskforce.
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Just When You Thought it Was Safe to go to Bed...
City Council Passes Budget in the Late Night Hours - Cuts Fire and Police Staffing, Libraries and Recreation Services
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Who to Call in the Long Beach Police Department
Looking for a list of numbers for the Long Beach Police Department? It's here.
( Who to Call List )
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City Health Officer Advises Avoidance of Any Contact with Bats
Long Bech Dept. of Health and Human Services is cautioning residents to avoid handling bats or other wildlife.
( Avoid Contact With Bats -They Can Transmit Rabies )
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Schipske Put Petitions in Bach and El Dorado Branch Libraries
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske urges residents to visit local libraries and sign a petition she has started which calls upon the Mayor and City Council to restore the proposed cuts to vital police, fire, parks and recreation and library services.
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Good Neighbor Award Nominations
The 5th Annual Good Neighbor Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10am to 3pm at Good Neighbor Park. Nominate your "Good Neighbor" today!
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LA Mayor Takes Schipske's Jobs Idea to Washington DC
Imagine my surprise to read in today's LA Times on page AA: "Mayor sends a jobs plan to D.C. -- Villaraigosa wants local workers to have an edge in federally funded transportation projects."
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Public Safety and Quality of Life Protection Plan
Councilmembers Schipske, Gabelich and Neal respond to the propsed cuts to fire, police, library and recreation services.
( Read the statement and plan details )
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Community Conversation on FY 2012 Budget
Councilwoman Schipske to hold a Community Meeting on the proposed 2012 budget and how it impacts the 5th District.
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Residential Break-In Prevention
Tips from the Long Beach Police Department on preventing a break-in.
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Update on Ernest S. McBride, Sr. High School
The construction a new high school is well underway at Parkcrest and Los Coyotes Diagonal, formerly the site of DeMille. Construction continues on schedule, and a name for the school has been selected.
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You can send a message today about cuts to Fire Station 18 & 19!
They are at it again proposing cuts for fire services in the 5th Council District. The Mayor and City Manager are proposing to reduce and spread thin the services provided at TWO of our Fire Stations: 18 and 19!
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I-710 Full Freeway Closures Scheduled Over 10 Weekends
Caltrans will conduct 10 weekends of 53-hour Extended Closures and Full Freeway Closures on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) as part of the Long Life Pavement Rehabilitation Project.
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El Dorado Nature Center Super Science Workshops Available
Spark a love for science and nature in your child that will last a lifetime with science workshops at El Dorado Nature Center. These exciting weeklong children’s workshops are available through September 2.
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Getting Long Beach Back to Work
I am sure you agree that Long Beach needs jobs! That's why I am asking my colleagues on the City Council to approve two measures I have placed on the agenda.

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Schipske Keeps Promise to WWII Icon to Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive in Long Beach
In 2008, Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske made a promise to Edith Shain that she would do what she could to make certain that the City of Long Beach celebrated National Spirit of ’45 Day.
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If You Live East of Studebaker Rd. and North of Wardlow Rd. -- Councilwoman Schipske Wants YOU to Walk with Her July 30
You can take an invigorating morning walk and help  make your neighborhood a better place July 30th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. when Councilwoman Schipske brings her ”Shaping Up the Fifth “ to the area east of Studebaker Rd. and north of Wardlow Rd.
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Celebrate the 4th in the 5th!
The sounds of Motown will ring out in East Long Beach the evening of July 4th, when Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske hosts a “Custom Made” music party, at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center.
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Ranchos Pilot Program Kicks-Off the Week of July 4th
Ranchos Oversize Vehicle signs will begin to be installed the week of July 4th. The signs are part of a pilot program, keeping oversize vehicles off the street.
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Be Safe This 4th of July
Please remember that all fireworks are illegal in Long Beach
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Long Beach Water Commission Votes to Keep Citywide Water Rates Flat for Second Consecutive Year
The Board of Water Commissioners voted unanimously to maintain citywide water rates at their current levels for a second straight year. The Water Department’s Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) budget and rates will now go to City Council for final approval before going into effect on October 1, 2011.
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The Story of SEADIP
Read how this planning document was developed in the 1970's after Long Beach faced the arrest and conviction of its planning director for taking bribes from 6 projects built in Long Beach -- 4 of them in the SEADIP area.

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5th District Community Meeting
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will hold a mid-year Community Meeting to provide residents with updates from all around the fifth district. 
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Two Weekend Events Supporting the Rosie the Riveter Foundation
Join us for an Airmarking event at Rosie the Riveter Park on Saturday, followed by a showing of Since You Went Away as part of the Foundation's "Home Front Theater" on Sunday. 
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Come hear what is happening about eastside Police Station at Schroeder Army Hall
Wednesday, February 16th, at 6:30pm at the LB Water Treatment Plant (2950 Redondo Ave.)
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Learn How Code Enforcement Improves Neighborhoods on Feb. 9
Attend a free workshop on Wednesday, February 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave.

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Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands Taskforce Meeting
Please join us for the next meeting on Thursday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm. 
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Spend Your Money on Gifts, Not Water Bills this Holiday Season
The Water Department is encouraging residents to save money on their water bills over the holidays by turning off their sprinkler systems while several large storm systems make their way through the Long Beach area.  
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City of Long Beach Continues to Prepare for Winter Storms
With powerful, record-breaking storms bearing down on the region, residents and businesses are urged to prepare themselves for more significant rainfall.
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Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center on Dec. 11 at 10:00 am
Opening to Coordinate with Wreath-Laying Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery
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Save Time: Get Your Temporary Parking Permits Online
The City of Long Beach now has an on-line service for getting temporary parking permits.
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Rebuilding Together Logo Ice Hockey Benefit on Dec. 4
Please join RTLB, 49er Ice Hockey, and Joan for an evening of competitive hockey, opportunity drawings, and neighborhood support. 50% of ticket sales will directly benefit RTLB workdays.
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Water Department Offering Residents Additional Rebates through Citywide Lawn to Garden Program
Application system opens at 8 AM on November 5th.
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City of Long Beach Seeking Youth for New Animal Care Exploring Post
Animal Care Services Launches New Career Development Program
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Cooking Classes for a Cause & Annual CORE Art Show
Support Arts and Services for the Disabled by attending the 6th annual CORE art show on October 29 or the Cooking Classes event on November 14.
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Lakes, Ponds & Wetlands Taskforce Meeting
Please join us for the next meeting of the Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands Taskforce.  The meeting will be held on October 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm.
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The Long Beach Municipal Band, 1925 You Can Help Save the LB Municipal Band Now!
You may now send your tax deductible donation to Partners of Parks.
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Long Beach Municipal Band and the Mayor's Proposal to Cut Funding
Learn more and find out how you can help secure funding.
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Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Launches Summer Youth Jobs Program in 5th District
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.
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You're Invited: 5th District Solar & Sustainability Task Force
On Monday, June 14th, at 7:00 p.m. Meeting will be held at the Parks & Recreation Administration Building at 2760 Studebaker Rd. in the Large Conference Room.
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City of Long Beach to Host a ICMA Web Conference

At the request of Councilmember Schipske, the Department of Financial Management is inviting the public to join a live webconference hosted by ICMA and the City of Evanston, IL, in the City Council Chambers on June 10, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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Schipske Calls on LBPOST to Remove City Employee Names
Councilwoman Schipske called upon the LBPOST blog to remove the names of individual City employees which they have posted on-line with the employees' job titles and salaries.
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Arts & Services for the Disabled Opens Exhibit on May 21st
Arts & Services for the Disabled announce the opening of the Touch group exhibit --a multi-sensory sculpture, painting and interactive work by artists with disabilities --on May 21 at 6-8pm.
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Please join us for the 5th District's Community Baby Shower on May 20th
Find out how you can help.
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Modernizing Long Beach Airport Terminal
Check out what the City of Long Beach is proposing to do to upgrade the Long Beach Municipal Airport Terminal.
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City Council Gets Briefing on Pension Systems in Long Beach
Read the presentation the City Council received on the state of pension systems in Long Beach.
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Volunteers Needed at the Earth Day Celebration
On April 24, the Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands Taskforce will have a table at the Aquarium of the Pacific's 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration. 
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Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands Taskforce on April 21, 7:00 pm
The Taskforce will be discussing a potential Dog Park in El Dorado Park.
 
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Coyote Alert in East Long Beach
What the City of Long Beach told the press about coyotes in 90815
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Read Schipske's proposal for an ordinance that addresses the health and aesthetics cell phone/wireless towers and other broadcasting devices in residential areas
Please visit the Councilwoman's blog to read about her proposal for the City of Long Beach.
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2010 Solar Grand Prix a Glowing Success
Read or watch the media coverage here.
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News Image You're Invited: Smithsonian "Produce for Victory" Exhibit and April 2nd Closing Party
Come visit the Smithsonian "Produce for Victory" Exhibit made possible by The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation and The Historical Society of Long Beach.
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Long Beach Water Department Unveils Citywide Landscape Rebate Program
More than 100 successful applicants will receive up to $2,500 to replace grass lawns with California Friendly Landscaping.

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Spring Street Being Repaired With Federal Stimulus Dollars
Long Beach was able to secure federal stimulus dollars to fix infrastructure in several parts of the City. The 5th District is seeing the results with the repair of Spring Street.
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Crew of the Newly Commissioned USS Dewey Come Plant Trees in the
130 volunteers came together to plant 45 trees in the El Dorado Park South.
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Sustainable City Action Plan
City Council will be reviewing soon and the draft version is available for review.
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Lake Clean Up Day on February 13th
Activities begin at 9am at El Dorado Park.
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Here's Your Chance
Tell the City Manager who you feel should be the next Chief of Police.
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260 Students to Attend First Solar Grand Prix Orientation
More than 260 students and their coaches are expected to attend the orientation workshop on January 23rd.
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Update: 5th District Solar & Sustainability Energy Taskforce
The next meeting date has changed to January 11th.
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Solar Grand Prix Flyer Solar Grand Prix 2010 - Volunteers Needed!
With over 75 teams registered, volunteers are needed for all aspects of the 2010 Solar Grand Prix.
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You're Invited: Coffee With Councilmember Schipske and LBPD Staff
Come have a cup of coffee with Councilmember Schipske and East Division representatives on January 20th. Detective Greg McMullen will discuss “Phishing” and other identity theft scams.

( Download the flyer )
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Coffee with the Commander - November Meeting Update
Lt. Christensen came to the November 18 Coffee with the Commander, held at Grounds Bakery and Café on Spring Street, to explain the department’s implementation of its Decentralized Detective Program, which has had promising results in North Long Beach.
( Click here for more information about next meeting on January 20th! )
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Councilwoman Schipske Asks Your Opinion About Regulating Lobbyists
Please take a moment to let Councilwoman Schipske know your opinion about whether or not the City of Long Beach should pass a law that regulates lobbyists.
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Solar Grand Prix image Long Beach Solar Grand Prix 2010
Councilwoman Schipske and the Solar and Sustainability Task Force are sponsoring the first Annual Solar Grand Prix competition on  April 10th, 2010.  Students, grade 6-12, are invited to design and build a solar-powered model car. Get your application in by Friday, December 18th!
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4th Annual Tree Lighting & Movie in the Park Holiday Event
District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske invites you to the Fourth Annual Tree Lighting and Movie in the Park Holiday Event at Heartwell Park and Good Neighbor Park.
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Check Out Traffic Improvements in the 5th Council District
Councilwoman Schipske is pleased to announce that Public Works has contracted with the California Professional Engineering, Inc., to furnish and install new traffic signal equipment at many 5th District locations.
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Coffee with the Commander Update: Well-attended meeting at Grounds Café and Bakery
October 21’s Coffee with the Commander moved to its next rotation at Grounds. The meeting was well attended; about 30 residents attended and enjoyed mango and raspberry smoothies served up by Regina Walter, Grounds' proprietor.
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Schipske and OCTA to Host Meeting on West County Connectors Project
Councilwoman Schipske and OCTA will host a public meeting on Nov. 5th to discuss the West County Connectors Project and the impacts to the Long Beach area.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for LB Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center
The City of Long Beach will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, on Monday, October 26, at 10 am at the park site at Conant Street and Clark Avenue (adjacent to Fire Station 19).
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Sidewalk Art Contest At Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic
On Saturday, September 26th, Long Beach residents of all ages are invited to attend the Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Art Contest at the Third Annual Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic. Pre-register by September 20th!
( Download the PDF flyer for more information on the contest )
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Photograph of the TESLA Roadster Electric Vehicle Help Bring 1,000 Jobs to Long Beach
Send your letter or e-mail today! Don't let the City of Downey beat Long Beach.
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Stop the Closure of Fire Station 18!
Mayor Foster and City Manager West have proposed the closure of Fire Station 18 during the day.  Read three important things you can do to help stop this closure.
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Councilwoman Schipske Launches Summer Youth Jobs Program in 5th District
Youth and Councilwoman to Work on Sprucing Up Our Parks
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Meeting at DeMille to Discuss Status of Plan to Convert Facility to High School
Councilwoman Schipske is holding a meeting on Wednesday, June 10th, 6:00 p.m., at DeMille Middle School to discuss the status of Long Beach Unified School District's plans to convert the middle school into a vocational high school.
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Schipske Says ‘No’ To City of Hawaiian Gardens Traffic Proposals
Councilwoman Schipske issued a statement opposing the City of Hawaiian Gardens' proposal to extend 226th Street westward to connect with Pioneer Boulevard. A community meeting will be held on Thursday, June 11th, 6:00 p.m. at Newcomb Academy.
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Water Safety Campaign - Download the flyer!
With temperatures rising and the summer months approaching, outdoor activities including water recreation activities will begin to increase. The Long Beach Fire and Lifeguard Departments encourage residents to practice safety in and around water to prevent drowning and injuries from occurring.
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5th District’s Community Baby Shower on May 20th
Councilwoman Schipske has extended the deadline for donations in order to give all residents of Long Beach an opportunity to participate in this wonderful project that touches the lives of mothers and babies in need of assistance throughout the City of Long Beach. The Community Baby Shower that will take place on May 20th.
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3rd Annual Library Round-Up - Donate Your Spare Change!
Councilwoman Schipske re-launched a district-based effort to raise funds that would help Ruth Bach and El Dorado Branch Libraries purchase additional books and materials.
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Special Message
Sean Hitchcock, the owner of 6400 Loynes Drive, came to the City today with an emergency permit issued by the California Coastal Commission for the Loynes site.  The emergency permit authorizes the import of 1000 cubic yards of dirt to cap any exposed landfill property, per the orders from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.
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You're Invited: El Dorado Park Lake Clean-Up Day
Councilwoman Schipske and the 5th District Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Taskforce invite you to participate in the second El Dorado Park Lake Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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News Image US Postmaster Asks for Public Input on Decision to Consolidate Some of Redondo Avenue Post Office Operations into LA or Santa Ana
Because the US Postal Services is "facing one of the most difficult challenges in its history," it is looking to "realign its processing and delivery network to match its resources with mail volume....Consolidating some postal operations only makes logical business sense given the economic realities. It would be fiscally irresponsible not to do so."
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You're Invited: Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Taskforce
Join Councilwoman Schipske on Thursday, February 25th, at 7:00pm for the next Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands Taskforce meeting.
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You're Invited: Save the Libraries
Join Councilman Schipske in forming a Task Force on Establishing a Library Special District and Assessment on Thursday, February 5th.
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Read Councilwoman Schipske's Blog
"Questions to be Raised at Hearing on Commercial Vehicles/Trucks"
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Read Councilwoman Schipske's Blog
"DeMille Conversion to High School Post-poned for Year"
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Council Committee Meeting Set on Vehicles Weighing More than 6,000 pounds
The City Council Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will meet in Council chambers on Monday, February 2 at 5:30 pm.
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IMAX and More Coming to the Long Beach Towne Center
Councilwoman Schipske received great economic news from City Manager Pat West about the coming improvements to the Long Beach Towne Center in the 5th District.
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Visit Councilwoman Schipske's Blog
Learn how to access Long Beach Police Department crime reports for each neighborhood
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Public Wins on Airport Issue
The Long Beach City Council yesterday took a historic vote by agreeing for the first time against going into a scheduled closed session.
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Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske's State of the 5th Council District
You're invited to attend on Thursday, January 15th, at 7:00 p.m.
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Councilwoman Schipske Reminds Residents Who Need Help Paying for Prescription Meds
Do you, or does someone you know, need help getting prescription drugs? Then go online to a website put together by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske which links residents to programs that provide prescription drugs for those who can't afford them.
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You're Invited: Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Taskforce Meeting
Please join us on January 7 at 7:00 p.m. for our first meeting of the new year. We will be making plans for 2009 and discussing an update to the Duck Patrol Activity Book.
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Special Meeting: Lakes, Ponds & Wetlands Taskforce
The taskforce will hold a special meeting on Monday, November 17, from 6 - 7pm, to discuss the serious issue of discarded fishing lines and hooks.
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5th District Duck Patrol Activity Event on Sunday, November 9th
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the 5th District Duck Patrol invite you to join area youth to educate the community about the harm that feeding wild ducks causes. 
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El Dorado Nature Center Restoration Update
The public is invited to view designs and hear updates about the El Dorado Nature Center Stream Restoration Project at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5 at the El Dorado Nature Center Museum, 7550 E. Spring Street in Long Beach.
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Become a Member of the City's Technology Committee
The City of Long Beach is seeking volunteers to participate on the Citizen Technology Advisory Committee. Individuals with experience in the technology field are encouraged to participate.
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5th District Halloween Activities
Councilwoman Schipske and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine would like to inform you of Halloween activities being conducted at 5th District parks.
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News Image 5th District Night at The Aquarium of the Pacific on October 27th!
Join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. for a fun-filled evening and learn about Pacific marine life.
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You're Invited: Breakwater Study Workshop on October 29th
The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. and will provide a brief overview of the Breakwater study, and feature small breakout group discussions based on each participant's interests. 
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Join Councilwoman Schipske at the next Wake Up Long Beach breakfast on October 29th!
The current financial crisis has gotten all of us a little spooked. Please plan on attending the Wednesday, October 29th, at 7:30 a.m. for the next Wake Up Long Beach! breakfast to discuss what lies ahead.
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5th District Good Neighbor Festival and Family Picnic on Sunday, September 21st
Join Councilwoman Schipske at this annual event filled with booths, displays, music, food, activities for kids plus the presentation of the 5th District Good Neighbor Awards to those youth, adults and organizations that have been 'Good Neighbors' in the past year.
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Meet the U.S. Women's Olympic Water Polo Team!
Join Councilwoman Schipske at Ground's Bakery and Cafe on September 8, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
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You're Invited: Lakes, Ponds, and Wetland's Taskforce
Please join Councilwoman Schipske for the next meeting of the Lakes, Ponds, and Wetland's Taskforce on Wednesday, August 27th, at 7pm.
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You Can Help Dogs in the Village Shelter Facility
Purchase and donate a red Kong Classic chew toy or make a monetary contribution to the Friends of Long Beach Animals.
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Pull a Plane? Yes, You Can!
Join the 2nd Annual Plane Pull Event on Saturday, August 16th, to benefit Special Olympics!
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Community Forum on Coyotes in Long Beach
L.B.:Residents are urged to track animal sightings.
By Brenda Duran, Staff Writer

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Wake Up Long Beach on August 14th, 7:30 a.m.
Councilwoman Schipske invites you to join her for breakfast and a lively round-table discussion on the expected impact of the City's proposed budget.
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Councilwoman Schipske Announces City Budget Hearings to the 5th District
Councilwoman Schipske encourages residents to attend public hearings on the proposed City budget.
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Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands Taskforce Meets on July 30th
Please join us at 7:00 p.m. at the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department, 2760 N. Studebaker.
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Schipske Calls for Fiscal Accountability Package
Schipske Calls for Package of Fiscal Accountability Charter Reform Proposals Says: "Constituents Want Reform If We Are Going to Impose a Parcel Tax"
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Good Neighbor Network and Cup with a Commander on July 16th
In an effort to bring everything together, we're going to combine the next Good Neighbor Network meeting with the Cup with the Commander. 
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Free Movies in 5th District Parks
The movie and popcorn are FREE! Movies begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner & the whole family!
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Support 5th District Youth Jaclyn Casem!
Join Councilwoman Schipske in supporting 5th district resident Jaclyn Casem so she can attend the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference in January 2009!
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Schipske to Host Lake Clean Up at El Dorado Park
Councilwoman Schipske and the 5th District Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Task Force invite you to participate in the first El Dorado Lake Clean Up Day on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at El Dorado Lake Area III from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Homeless program agrees to find new location
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today announced that Mental Health America of Los Angeles is willing not to locate its proposed program to serve the homeless who are in need of mental health services at the location of Burnett and Grand, behind the City’s Department of Health and Human Services.
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Postponed: Rosie the Riveter Park Taskforce Meeting
The June 5th Rosie the Riveter Task Force meeting has been postponed, awaiting a rendering from a landscape architect. 
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Councilwoman Schipske Calls for Sturdy Barricades and Traffic Safety Plan at Farmer's Markets
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske asks City Manager Pat West to develop a traffic plan that protects pedestrians attending Long Beach area farmers’ markets.
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5th District Youth Council Starts Tree Inventory on May 31st
Councilwoman Schipske invites all youth in Long Beach to participate in the first tree inventory on Saturday, May 31st, 11:00 a.m.
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Councilwoman Schipske Sends Request to Evaluate Prop H's Oil Production Tax
Councilwoman Schipske requests reassessment of whether or not the appropriate "inflator" was used to increase the "oil production tax" passed by voters as Prop H last May 2007.
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Councilwoman Schipske Hosts Community Meeting
In her continuous effort to keep constituents and Long Beach residents informed, Councilwoman Schipske will host a Community Meeting on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
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You're Invited: Have a Cup with the Commander
Come have a cup of coffee with Councilwoman Schipske and the Police Department's East Division Commander Cynthia Renaud on Wednesday, May 21st, at 6:00 p.m.
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Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Taskforce Meeting
Join Councilwoman Schipske on May 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the El Dorado Branch Library.
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NAACP Sponsors 5th District Community Baby Shower
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske would like to thank the NAACP, Long Beach Chapter, for its generous donation to the 5th District Community Baby Shower.
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Solar Energy Conference & Tour
Councilwoman Schipske and her Solar Energy Task Force are proud to host their first conference and tour on Saturday, May 3, 2008.
( Download the Flyer! )
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Celebrating Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach
Councilwoman Schipske invites you to join her on May 10th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to pay tribute to the women who served on the home front during World War II at the Long Beach Douglas Aircraft Plant.
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2nd Annual Library Round-Up to Help 5th District Libraries
Councilwoman Schipske cordially invites everyone to help raise money for Ruth Bach and El Dorado Public Library throughout the month of April.
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Volunteer for the Long Beach Police Department!
The Long Beach Police Department is seeking volunteers who wish to make a difference.
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Tree Lighting and Movie in El Dorado Park
Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske cordially invites you to the Tree Lighting and Movie in the Park Holiday Event on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. at El Dorado Park West between Spring Street and Willow Street in front of the El Dorado Community Center.  Admission is free.
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2nd Annual Tree Lighting and Movie at Heartwell Park
Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske cordially invites you to the Second Annual Tree Lighting and Movie in the Park Holiday Event on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. at Heartwell Park between Clark Ave. and Bellflower Blvd.  Admission is free.
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Holiday Safety Tips for Businesses
The holiday season is one of more customers, longer hours, new employees, and higher revenue for businesses. We hope that the these tips from the Long Beach Police department can deter crime from your business during this busy shopping season.
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Gang Violence Prevention Task Force
The City of Long Beach's Human Dignity Program invites members of the public to attend the monthly meeting of the Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force.
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Family Halloween Carnival
Councilwoman Schipske and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine once again would like to invite you to attend the 5th District Halloween Carnivals being conducted throughout the 5th District on Halloween Night.
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Become a Teen Docent
Learn about becoming a teen docent at Rancho Los Cerritos
( Download the flyer (pdf) )
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How to File a Claim with SCE
If you lost power during the recent electrical outage, you may be able to file a claim for property damage.
( SCE Claim Form )
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LB Search & Rescue Unit - 45th Anniversary Open House and Celebration
In celebration of the Long Beach Search and Rescue Unit's 45th Anniversary, the Unit will be holding an open house with special presentations and awards. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 15th.
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Commissioners Wanted
Long Beach is accepting applications for City commissions, committees, and boards for terms beginning August/September 2007. Citizens are urged to apply.

Click here to find descriptions of the commissions, instructions for applying, and a list of the vacancies.
( Commission Vacancies )


Nominees for 5th District Good Neighbor Awards
If you know a resident or an organization that makes exceptional contributions to the 5th District neighborhoods, honor them with a nomination for the 5th District Good Neighbor Awards.
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Let's Talk Code Enforcment!
Is there a problem property in your neighborhood?

A workshop will be held on July 23 to inform residents about Code Enforcement tools and other city resources to address problems in your neighborhood.
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Extraordinary Water Conservation in Long Beach!
Residents are urged to immediately reduce the amount of water used on landscaping, to eliminate all water runoff from property, and take other water saving measures. Thank you for doing your part. For more tips on water conservation, click here.

To get a free low-flow showerhead, please call or stop by the neighborhood office.

Fireworks are Illegal in Long Beach
There's Nothing Cool, or Legal, about Fireworks in Long Beach
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"Shred-A-Thon"
To emphasize the importance of destroying personal information in reducing the risk of identity theft, the Long Beach Police Department is hosting its first "Shred-A-Thon" on June 16th. Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States and Long Beach residents are encouraged to reduce the risk of becoming a victim by bringing up to 5 boxes of personal documents for free shredding.
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5th District Infrastructure Advisory Committee Meeting
Director of Financial Management, Mike Killebrew, and Director of Public Works, Christine Andersen, will be at the June 14th Meeting to discuss various budget related issues.
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Reduce Advertising Waste
Are you tired of junk mail and companies littering your property with business cards and flyers? The Environmental Service Bureau has Junk Mail Reduction Kits and "No Advertisements" Signs & Door Hangers to help cut down on all the litter. To receive these free resources, contact the Neighborhood Office - 570-3102.

Recycle Your Used Tires - Keep Our Alleys and Streets Clean!
Recycle your old, bald, and flat tires at the Environmental Services Bureau -- 2929 East Willow St.  No rims, businesses and a 5 tire limit per automobile please.

Saturday, May 19th
9am - 2pm

Funded by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.  Visit www.longbeach-recycles.org.


Resoration of Library Hours
El Dorado and Ruth Bach Libaries had their hours restored to their 2003 service levels. El Dorado had two days restored to be open Monday - Saturday. Ruth Bach had one day restored to be open Tuesday - Saturday.
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Opportunities Available to Youth
Are you a Long Beach youth looking for a job?
Employment and training opportunities for youth, ages 14-24, will be available at the Third Annual Summer Opportunities Youth Fair, on May 30, 2:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
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Utility Assistance Programs
Long Beach offers a number of discounts on utilities to low-income seniors and disabled residents.
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5th District Small Business Advisory Council
The owners of small businesses located in the 5th City Council District are invited to join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske for the second meeting of the 5th District Small Business Advisory Council. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 pm at the El Dorado Library, 2900 Studebaker Road.
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Free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup
A free Houshold Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup is scheduled to take place in Long Beach on March 31, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Veteran's Stadium.
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El Dorado Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will be attending the Wednesday, March 7th Neighborhood Association Meeting. It starts at 7:00 PM at the Helen Keller School Auditorium, on the corner of Karen and Brittain. Click here to find out more about the El Dorado Park West Neighborhood Association.

President's Day Holiday Closures
City Hall and Non-Essential Services will be closed on Monday, February 19, in honor of President's Day
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Community Crime Prevention Meeting
A member of the LBPD Air Support Unit will be the guest speaker at our next Community Crime Prevention Meeting. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn about the Police Department's latest tools in the fight against crime.
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State of the Fifth District
Councilwoman Schipske will hold the First Annual "State of the Fifth District" on Monday, Feb. 12 at 7pm at the Long Beach Water Treatment Plant.
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News Image Long Beach 2030
Imagine what Long Beach will be like in 2030. You have the opportunity to make Long Beach one great city by participating in the Long Beach 2030 Plan. The Long Beach 2030 Plan is the process to update the City’s General Plan, a comprehensive, long-term plan that creates a vision for the future of our great city.
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Small Business Advisory Council Meeting
Small Business Owners in the 5th District are invited to join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske for the first meeting of the 5th District Small Business Advisory Council on Thursday, February 1 at 5:30 pm.
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Holiday Collection and Street Sweeping Schedule
This year, recycling and refuse collection will be delayed one day during the weeks of December 25 and January 1. Monday collection will occur on Tuesday ending with Friday collection on Saturday for both weeks.

Street Sweeping/Parking Control Division will not operate on Monday, December 25 or Monday, January 1. Street sweeping will continue on the regular-posted street sweeping schedule for the remainder of both weeks.


Solicitation Scam
The Long Beach Police Department is asking the public to be cautious when contacted by individuals who are seeking donations. Our department has encountered at least two separate incidents where a group of juveniles were asking for illegitimate monetary donations to support a high school sports team.
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Holiday Safety Tips
The holiday season is upon us once again. The Long Beach Police Department would like everyone to take extra precautions while out shopping, and also around your home or business during this festive time of year. Here are a few easy to follow tips that may prevent you from becoming a victim.
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Fall 2006 - North East Long Beach Community Planning Bulletin

This quarterly bulletin is compiled by your community planner as a forum to update citizens on new developments and neighborhood issues as a way of keeping citizens involved in the planning process.


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logo of flu shot needle Long Beach Health Department Announces Annual Flu Clinic Schedule

October marks the beginning of flu season, and local public health officials are urging residents at high risk for complications from the flu to get a flu shot at a City clinic.  The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will begin providing flu shots to high-risk residents in the late October through November.
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Picture of standing water in the gutter of an intersection corner. 5th District Infrastructure Advisory Council Meeting
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is establishing a 5th District Infrastructure Advisory Council, as a means to give neighbors an opportunity to learn about, and be involved in the process related to infrastructure improvements.
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Picture of metal trash can Refuse Cart Exchange/Replacement In Progress
Approximately 18,000 residential and commercial services accounts will receive new carts.  Carts are being replaced because they have exceeded their lifespan of seven to ten years, as many of the carts have been in service since 1990.  The exchange program will continue through October 12. 
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Community Crime Prevention Meeting
Come and learn about the Long Beach Police Department's Community Criminal Apprehension Team, also known as "C-CAT".  C-CAT is a dedicated team of officers that is responsible for bringing many violent offenders to justice.
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First Annual Long Beach Mayor's Trophy Charity Golf Tournament
Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course will host the First Annual Long Beach Mayor's Trophy Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, August 18, 2006.  This event benefits the Long Beach Junior Golf Program and will serve as one of the first public appearances for the newly eledted Mayor of Long Beach.  For more information on reservations and tournament details, please click more below.
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Attention High School Students: Get Involved With The Youth Council
The Youth Council is a way for students to becoming involved and participating in local politics, while meeting their High School community service requirement.
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