Long Beach City Manager Appoints New Director of Economic Development 9/30/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Ralph (Bo) Martinez as the new Director of the Department of Economic Development. Mr. Martinez brings to the City of Long Beach more than 20 years of experience in economic development for various public sector entities throughout the nation, currently serving as Deputy Town Manager for the Town of Parker, CO, and overseeing various town departments including Economic Development. As director, Mr. Martinez will oversee activities related to real estate, business and workforce development across four bureaus with 87 full-time staff. The Department manages approximately $23 million in revenue and has an annual budget of approximately $20.4 million.
City of Long Beach Celebrates National Digital Inclusion Week 9/30/2022 Long Beach, CA - The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has declared Oct. 3 through 7, 2022 as National Digital Inclusion Week (DIW), an annual week of awareness, recognition and celebration where digital inclusion practitioners across the country promote their digital equity and inclusion efforts. To celebrate DIW, the City of Long Beach will be showcasing on the City's social pages its community-centered solutions that promote digital equity and inclusion in Long Beach.
City of Long Beach to Offer Free Flu Vaccination Clinics 9/29/2022 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is hosting several community flu vaccination clinics at no charge for people without health insurance or those whose health care provider does not offer flu vaccines. These vaccine clinics will be offered at locations throughout the city in an effort to increase access for all who are interested in receiving the flu vaccine.
Long Beach Health Department Hosts Reentry Symposium 9/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) Reentry Advisory Council will host a Reentry Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway). The symposium, titled Strengthening the Reentry Landscape in Long Beach, will focus on ways community partners can help people live productive, healthy lives after being released from jail or prison. 
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Adult Recreation Sunday League Baseball This Fall 9/29/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer their popular adult baseball league this fall, with the new league kicking off Oct. 16, 2022. Team and individual registration begin Tuesday, Oct. 4, online and in person.
Long Beach to Host Resource Fair in Celebration of World Mental Health Day 9/28/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach invites Long Beach families and community members of all ages to its first World Mental Health Day Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Ave). This free event will raise awareness of mental health resources for people in the community and provide information tables from local community-based organizations and exhibitors.
City of Long Beach Advises Residents to Take Precautions Against Extreme Heat 9/26/2022 Long Beach, CA – With excessive temperatures expected this week, City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the mid to high 90s in parts of Long Beach.
Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Updated Masking Requirements 9/23/2022 On Sept. 20, 2022, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the updated Guidance for the Use of Face Masks, to take effect Sept. 23, shifting from a strong recommendation to wear face coverings in all indoor settings to a more nuanced approach to masking recommendations that is based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels. COVID-19 Community Levels are established levels of impact based on hospitalization rates, hospital bed occupancy and COVID-19 case rates. Since Sept. 1, Long Beach has been in the Low COVID-19 Community Level. The City of Long Beach will align with the new CDPH Guidance for the Use of Face Masks. 
City of Long Beach Reports First Case of West Nile Virus This Year 9/21/2022 Long Beach, CA - The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this mosquito season has been reported in Long Beach. The person, in their 60s, was hospitalized and diagnosed with neuro-invasive illness, and is currently recovering at home.
City Seeks Community Input on Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 9/16/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is inviting residents to participate in the review of the City’s Draft Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Residents can review the draft plan and provide comments online or in-person at all Long Beach Public Library locations, now through Oct. 16, 2022. 
Long Beach Volunteers Needed for 38th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, September 17 9/15/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is inviting the community to make a positive impact on our local environment by participating in the 38th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day taking place Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. 
Long Beach City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2023 Budget 9/14/2022 Long Beach, CA – On Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the City of Long Beach’s $3.2 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The Adopted FY 23 Budget continues the prioritization of significant pandemic recovery support for residents and business; implements new forward-thinking initiatives that promote safety, health and quality of life; and makes strong investments in the City’s infrastructure. 
City Seeks Partner to Evaluate the Impact of the Long Beach Guaranteed Income Pilot Program 9/13/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking a qualified partner that can lead the research and evaluation of the Long Beach Guaranteed Income Pilot Program, which will provide a select number of Long Beach families living at or below the poverty line and residing in the 90813 zip code the opportunity to receive $500 a month for 12 months.
Long Beach Animal Care Services Offers Safety and Prevention Reminders Regarding Coyotes 9/13/2022 Long Beach, CA – This is the time of year when coyote pups become more visible in the community because they are growing up and leaving their dens more frequently. Because they do not require open space to survive, coyotes have successfully adapted to living in urban and suburban neighborhoods and can be seen at any time of day, although they are most active at dusk, dawn and at night. Due to this, Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) is reminding residents of the following important safeguards to protect pets and property against coyotes and other wild or unwanted animals.
City of Long Beach Expands Eligibility for Monkeypox Vaccine to Additional Groups 9/12/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox (MPX) vaccine. This decision is in alignment with Los Angeles County and in effort to provide equitable distribution and increase access of the MPX vaccine to include populations who may be at future risk of exposure. 
City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 9/10/2022 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
City Issues Advisory for Peninsula and Alamitos Bay Residents Due to Anticipated Severe Weather Systems 9/9/2022 Long Beach, CA – As a result of tropical storm Kay, City of Long Beach officials are preparing for a series of storms that are expected to impact Long Beach over the next three days.
Long Beach to Hold Moment of Silence in Remembrance of September 11 9/9/2022 Long Beach, CA – To commemorate the 21st anniversary of the tragic events of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the City of Long Beach will observe a citywide moment of silence at 9:11 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in honor and remembrance of the lives of those who were lost.
City of Long Beach Launches Monkeypox (MPX) Data Dashboard on City’s MPX Website 9/7/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has launched a new monkeypox (MPX) dashboard to provide the public with information on MPX cases and vaccinations in the City. The new MPX dashboard, available as a button feature on the Health Department’s MPX website, will offer a user-friendly experience and real-time access to increased data transparency.
Long Beach Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Vida Latina Program Series 9/7/2022 The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will host its fourth annual Vida Latina, a series of events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, taking place Sept. 10 through Nov. 2, 2022, at various LBPL locations. This year’s celebration will present a mix of in-person and virtual activities for adults, teens and kids, including annual favorites such as Lotería and Cuentos y Cantos Storytime and exciting new events like the Resistencia Poetry Club, Día de Muertos and Mercadito Literario, a literary fair fun for the whole family, on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.
City to Begin Offering Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters 9/6/2022 Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering the bivalent Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters. The bivalent boosters, also known as “updated boosters,” will provide increased protection against the omicron variant that is currently circulating. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorization for both Pfizer and Moderna to include the bivalent boosters on Aug. 31, followed by approvals from both the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Sept. 1 and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup on Sept. 3.
City of Long Beach Continues to Advise Residents to Take Precautions Against Extreme Heat, Cooling Centers Available 9/6/2022 With excessive temperatures continuing this week, City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat and has extended the activation of additional cooling center hours starting today, Sept. 6, through Friday, Sept. 9.
Office of Youth Development Announces Recipients of Measure US Youth Fund Grants 9/6/2022 The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) Office of Youth Development, in partnership with The Nonprofit Partnership(TNP), has awarded the first disbursements of Measure US funded grants, a total of $318,955 in mini-grants and mid-size grants, tosupport over 70 local groups and organizations providing summer programs and fostering pathways of care and connection for children and young adults between the ages of 8 and 24 in Long Beach.
Long Beach Animal Care Services Expands Hours for Pet Adoptions 9/2/2022 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Animal Care Services has expanded its adoption hours, extending its weekday operating hours in the mornings and afternoons and opening one-hour earlier on Saturdays and Sundays.
City of Long Beach Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Digital Equity and Inclusion 9/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach was recently recognized as a 2022 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) for its outstanding achievement in advancing digital equity and inclusion efforts in Long Beach. The City is one of 32 local governments and regions in the country and one of four cities in the state to receive this national distinction, achieving a six-star score and meeting 100% of the evaluation criteria. 
City of Long Beach Advises Residents to Take Precautions Against Extreme Heat, Cooling Centers Available 9/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – With excessive temperatures expected this week and throughout the weekend, City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat and has activated additional cooling center hours over the holiday weekend.
Long Beach to Resume In Person City Council Meetings Beginning September 6 9/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach today announced it will resume in-person City Council meetings at the Bob Foster Civic Chambers, located at 411 W. Ocean Blvd., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Free Mobile Recess Program for Youth This Fall 8/31/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue offering its Mobile Recess Program for youth this fall, with a new series beginning Sept. 6 through Oct. 28, 2022. 
Long Beach Now Offering Monkeypox Vaccine Without an Appointment at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus Vaccination Site 8/31/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is now offering non-appointment options to those who are eligible for the monkeypox (MPX) vaccine at the Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) vaccination site. This is in effort to provide equitable distribution and increase access of the MPX vaccine, as well as make it easier for people to get vaccinated and protected quickly.
City of Long Beach to Host Second Annual Long Beach Youth Festival in September 8/29/2022 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Health Department's Office of Youth Development, in partnership with the City's Youth and Families Commission, Long Beach Public Library and Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Economic Development, Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, will host its second annual Youth Festival at the Billie Jean King Main Library and the adjacent Lincoln Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.
Long Beach Recognizes National Preparedness Month this September 8/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is recognizing National Preparedness Month with a series of educational community outreach opportunities throughout the month of September. National Preparedness Month, observed each September, promotes family and community emergency preparedness and raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.  
City of Long Beach to Expand Novavax Eligibility to those 12 and Older 8/25/2022 Long Beach, CA – Effective immediately, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is now offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 12 and older. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization for the Novavax vaccine from age 18 years and older to 12 years of age and older on Aug. 19, followed by endorsement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Aug. 23.
City of Long Beach Adopts Comprehensive Plan to Combat Climate Change 8/25/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has adopted its first-ever Long Beach Climate Action Plan (LB CAP) that provides a framework for creating a more sustainable, resilient and equitable city. Unanimously approved by the Long Beach City Council, LB CAP, also known as the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, will address climate change in a way that remedies existing environmental health disparities while also improving health, quality of life and enhancing economic vitality throughout Long Beach for decades to come. 
City Awarded Multi-million Dollar Project Homekey Grant to Create Over 100 More Interim Housing Units for People Experiencing Homelessness 8/24/2022 Long Beach, CA - The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) a $30.5 million grant to create more interim housing for people experiencing homelessness. Approximately $25.2 million will be utilized for building and modular acquisition, installation and improvements, and the remaining $5.3 million for operations and services. The grant will enable the City to build 30 to 35 modular tiny homes at the Multi-Service Center (MSC) and purchase another motel for conversion to interim housing as well as to operate and provide services to the two sites through the City’s Project Homekey program. 
Long Beach Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility to Additional Groups 8/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is expanding the eligibility criteria for the monkeypox (MPX) vaccine, effective immediately. This decision is in alignment with Los Angeles County and done in order to make the vaccine more readily accessible to those at high risk and to stop the spread of MPX.
City of Long Beach Labor Day Schedule 8/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – In observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept.5, 2022, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules.
City Launches Space Beach Teacher Externship Program in Collaboration with Long Beach Unified School District 8/22/2022 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), recently launched its Space Beach Teacher Externship Program, a professional development program for K-12 educatorsto create streamlined, easy-to-navigate career pathways for students interested in aerospace and related industries.
City Seeks Community Feedback for Second Phase of MacArthur Park Design 8/22/2022 The City of Long Beach is inviting the community to submit feedback and recommendations for the MacArthur Park Improvements Project through an online community survey available now through Sept. 12, 2022. The City is committed hearing from community members before entering the final planning stages of the enhanced park. Input collected from the online survey will better inform the next phase of design, from the look and feel of the park, spatial arrangement of amenities, to confirm and/or update the programming, and work towards park design refinement.
City of Long Beach Awarded $13.1 Million State Loan for Emergency Rental Assistance Program 8/22/2022 The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $13.1 million California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Cashflow Loan to provide additional funding for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP). The funds will be used to continue to provide rent and utility assistance to tenants and landlords who submitted complete applications on or before March 31, 2022.
Fourth Annual Ranchos Walk Takes Place September 10 8/19/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach invites the community to experience Long Beach on foot at the Fourth Annual Ranchos Walk event on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. The City’s Office of Sustainability, along with Departments of Public Works, Health and Human Services and Water, is partnering with Walk Long Beach, Rancho Los Cerritos, Rancho Los Alamitos and the Historical Society of Long Beach to host this free urban hike, where participants will take a stroll through local history as they follow a path that links Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos via the summit of Signal Hill.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer After-School Program for Youth; Adaptive Programs for Youth and Adults Also Offered 8/19/2022 Long Beach, CA – This fall, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will once again offer programs to safely engage youth after school as well as adaptive recreation programs for middle school and high school youth and adults, providing fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with disabilities.
City Launches Request for Proposals for Community Organizations to Expand or Launch New Promotora/Community Health Champion Programs 8/19/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking to partner with community organizations to expand existing or launch new Promotora/Community Health Champion (P/CHC) programs that promote education and wellness opportunities across Long Beach communities. P/CHC are community navigators, care coordinators and community engagement champions who focus on increasing community access and connection to health screenings, health education, and mental health and well-being resources. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s procurement platform, Long Beach Buys by 11 a.m. (PST) on Sept. 20, 2022.
Celebrate the End of Summer with a Concert by the Marina Featuring the “Under Cover” Band 8/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s (PRM) 2022 summer season will conclude with a concert at Marine Stadium (5255 Paoli Way) featuring the “Under Cover” band on Friday, Aug. 26. The summer send-off event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Kid’s Activity Zone, followed by the concert from 6 to 8 p.m. with the sounds of pop, funk, soul, rock, Top 40, Latin and more. 
Community Invited to Help Shape New Zoning Regulations for E-Commerce and Delivery-Only Retail 8/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is hosting a virtual community meeting on Aug. 31, 2022, to solicit public input on a Zoning Code update that will address the regulation of e-commerce and delivery-only retailers throughout the city. 
City of Long Beach Transitions Monkeypox Vaccine Pre-Registration System to MyTurn 8/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – Effective tomorrow, Aug. 19, 2022, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will transition the monkeypox vaccine pre-registration system to MyTurn, the State’s vaccination notification and appointment system. This transition will help manage efficient and equitable vaccine distribution as supply increases.
City of Long Beach Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing Community for Veterans 8/17/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach today joined with nonprofit developer Century Affordable Development, Inc. (Century) and other partner organizations to celebrate the groundbreaking of The Cove, a new affordable housing development located at the 27-acre Century Villages at Cabrillo community in West Long Beach. The development will offer 89 affordable studios for veterans who have very low-income, earning 30-60% of area median income, and veterans who are experiencing homelessness. 
Beach Streets University Open Street Event Returns September 17 8/16/2022 Long Beach, CA – East Long Beach will bustle with activity on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, as the City of Long Beach’s Beach Streets Open Street event returns after a two-year hiatus. This year’s Beach Streets University will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and span neighborhoods from Atherton Street up to Spring Street, providing safe, open areas for people to walk, bike and socialize. The free, family friendly event will feature several entertainment hubs along the route, including a dedicated children’s area at Whaley Park, as well as outdoor music, food and drink specials, activities and more.
Long Beach Animal Care Services Joins NBCUniversal Local’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ Pet Adoption and Donation Campaign This August 8/15/2022 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) has joined NBCUniversal Local’s 2022 Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign, taking place through Aug. 31, 2022, holding adoption specials throughout the month and encouraging residents to get involved. 
Community Encouraged to Attend Cambodian American Cultural Center Community Visioning and Feasibility Plan Kickoff Event on August 20 8/10/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach and Sixth District Councilwoman Suely Saro, in coordination with the United Cambodian Community (UCC), Lord Cultural Resources, City Fabrick, and Community Steering Committee, is hosting a community visioning event for the Cabmodian American Cultural Center (CACC) on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Douglas MacArthur Park.
City Clerk Calls for Argument Writers for Four November 2022 Ballot Measures 8/10/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking argument writers for four City Charter amendments to be placed on the Nov. 8, 2022, ballot. Those interested in writing arguments for or against the approved measures may submit an interest form to the Office of the City Clerk through 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. A separate interest form must be submitted for each ballot measure. Interest forms may be submitted via email to cityclerk@longbeach.gov or in person at City Hall, 411 W. Ocean Blvd., Lobby Level, Window 12.
City of Long Beach to Begin Enforcement of Registered Short-Term Rentals in Coastal Zone 8/10/2022 Long Beach, CA - Beginning Sept. 6, 2022, the City of Long Beach will initiate the enforcement of short-term rentals (STRs) operating in the coastal zone areas of the City. This action comes as a result of the City Council’s acceptance of the California Coastal Commission’s recommended changes to the City’s STR ordinance earlier this year.
11th Annual Uptown Jazz Festival Taking Place August 27 at Houghton Park with Headliner and Grammy Award Winner Stephanie Mills 8/8/2022 The City of Long Beach and Vice Mayor Rex Richardson present the 11th Annual Uptown Jazz Festival, headlined by Stephanie Mills, a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and Broadway star. The festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach, 90805). The free event will include live music throughout the day, available food and beer garden, as well as vendors, community resources and a Kids Zone.
Long Beach Public Library Showcases Author Talks Series for the Month of August 8/5/2022 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is showcasing its Author Talks series for the month of August. Author Talks offers residents a chance to interact with select authors of New York Times Bestselling books through a series of virtual, real-time discussions. This monthly series features a diverse set of two to four talks, offering a mix of perspectives from literary authors to career advancement. Each talk lasts about one hour and concludes with a live Q&A with the author.  
Long Beach City Council to Consider Four Ballot Measures for Placement on the November 2022 Election Ballot 8/5/2022 Long Beach, CA – On August 9, 2022, the Long Beach City Council will consider placing four potential City Charter amendments on the November 8, 2022, ballot for consideration by Long Beach voters. The four proposed Charter amendments relate to the consolidation of the City’s existing water, sewer and gas utilities into a single publicly-owned utility; establishment of a Police Oversight Commission; realignment of City election dates with the State; and realignment of Long Beach Board of Education election dates with the State. After the City Charter amendments are selected for ballot placement August 9, the City will call for argument writers interested in writing arguments both for or against the approved measures.
City of Long Beach to Offer Free Teen Academy Program for Teens Ages 13 to 18 8/4/2022 Long Beach, CA – Beginning Sept. 19, 2022, the City of Long Beach will offer a nine-month Teen Academy for 100 teens ages 13 to 18. The Teen Academy program, offered through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), is designed to provide teens with experiences, activities and resources that support their wellness and future success.
Main Health Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Relocate Operations to Cabrillo High School 8/4/2022 Long Beach, CA – Beginning Friday, August 5, the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages 6 months to 5 years old, currently located at the Main Health Facility, will relocate all operations to Cabrillo High School. 
City Celebrates Groundbreaking for Market Street Corridor Improvements 8/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach today celebrated the launch of the Market Street Corridor Improvements with a groundbreaking ceremony featuring Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin II and the Department of Public Works. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at Burton W. Chace Park, located at Dairy Avenue and Market Street, the approximate location of phase one of the project. 
Parks, Recreation and Marine to Induct Three New Members into Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame 8/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame will induct three new members – Torey Edwards, Jim Gonzales and Travis Johnson – on Sunday, August 7. The Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame was created by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) in 1996 to recognize those who left a mark on golf in Long Beach. 
City of Long Beach Proclaims Local Emergency and Expands Vaccine Eligibility in Response to Monkeypox 8/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today, the Long Beach City Manager proclaimed a local emergency to strengthen the City’s preparedness and ability to respond to monkeypox. This proclamation must be ratified within seven days by the Long Beach City Council. In an effort to stop the spread of monkeypox and make the vaccine more readily accessible to those at highest risk, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is also expanding the eligibility criteria for the vaccine, effective immediately.
Long Beach Announces Pediatric Case of Monkeypox 8/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has confirmed a presumptive case of monkeypox infection in a pediatric resident of Long Beach. Preliminary test results indicate that the child has tested positive for orthopoxvirus. Additional testing will be performed at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to confirm monkeypox. Given the positive test result, the Health Department is conducting an extensive contact investigation and offering vaccine to people who may have been exposed in order to prevent additional cases. The child was symptomatic but is now recovered.
City of Long Beach Unveils Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget 8/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today, August 2, 2022, the City of Long Beach unveiled its Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 23) Budget, with a special presentation on a five-year Measure A Infrastructure Investment Plan. The Proposed FY 23 Budget is $3.2 billion and continues prioritizing significant pandemic recovery support for residents and business; implements new forward-thinking initiatives that promote safety, health and quality of life; and makes strong investments in the City’s infrastructure. 
City of Long Beach to Offer Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning August 1 7/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – Beginning Monday, August 1, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in effort to increase options and access to COVID-19 vaccines. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency use authorization of the Novavax vaccine on July 13, followed by approvals from both the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 19 and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup on July 22.
City Seeks Proposals for Partners to Help Generate $1M in Additional Spending for Local Businesses 7/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking organizations to partner with the City’s Department of Economic Development to develop and implement citywide solutions through its ActivateLB program to increase customer spending by $1 million at Long Beach small businesses and support their economic recovery. The ActivateLB program’s Request for Proposals (RFP) is open through 11 a.m. on August 30, 2022, on the City’s vendor portal: Long Beach Buys. 
Long Beach Health Department to Begin Distribution of Infant Formula in Partnership with LA County 7/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) announced today it has received 950 cans of infant formula from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The formula will be distributed to eligible families in Long Beach and surrounding LA County cities beginning Tuesday, August 2, 2022. 
Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Rising COVID-19 Cases and Masking 7/26/2022 Throughout the state, COVID-19 cases continue to rise and the most recently detected variants are more communicable. In Long Beach, over in recent weeks, cases have been in the CDC’s medium transmission level. Currently, the 7-day case rate is 476.9 per 100,000, the 7-day hospitalization rate is 9.6 per 100,000, and 7.2% of inpatient beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.  
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Fall Recreation Class Registration Begins August 1 7/26/2022 Long Beach, CA – Registration for a variety of new and existing recreation classes offered by the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins Monday, August 1. More than 700 activities in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues and aquatics will begin in September and continue through November. Residents can browse the fall classes in the latest issue of Recreation Connection, PRM’s programs catalog, at LBParks.org or at Long Beach park community centers and Long Beach Public Library branches.
Director of Development Services Oscar Orci Announces Retirement 7/25/2022 The City of Long Beach announced today the upcoming retirement of Department of Development Services Director Oscar Orci. Mr. Orci has served for the past two years as Director of the Department that provides planning, permitting, code enforcement and housing services for the City. Prior to that, he had served as the Department’s Deputy Director for four years. Altogether, Mr. Orci served for more than 30 years in community development work for cities across Southern California. Mr. Orci’s last day with the City is August 12, 2022.
Southwest Airlines Connects Long Beach to New Orleans with Seasonal Sunday Nonstop Service 7/21/2022 Long Beach, CA – Southwest Airlines today announced that it will launch weekly nonstop flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) on a seasonal basis from January 8 through the end of March 2023, just in time for Mardi Gras season. Tickets are available now at Southwest.com.
Long Beach Public Library to Temporarily Shift Operations of Alamitos, Brewitt and Dana Neighborhood Libraries to To-Go Service Only 7/20/2022 Long Beach, CA – Beginning August 2, 2022, through the end of the year, three Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) locations, Alamitos, Brewitt and Dana Neighborhood Libraries, will temporarily shift operations to a “To-Go” model of service. This will allow LBPL to continue to meet residents’ needs for print and audiovisual materials while navigating staffing shortages brought on by retirements, vacancies and the ongoing pandemic. All other LBPL locations, including Billie Jean King Main Library, will continue normal library services and remain open to the public.
City of Long Beach Expands Eligibility for Monkeypox Vaccine 7/19/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine. This decision is in alignment with Los Angeles County and done in effort to make the monkeypox vaccine more accessible to the populations at highest risk in the city. 
Long Beach Announces First Case of Monkeypox 7/16/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has confirmed the first presumptive case of monkeypox infection in Long Beach. Preliminary test results indicate that the person has tested positive for orthopoxvirus. Additional testing will be performed at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to confirm monkeypox. Given the positive test result, the Health Department is conducting an extensive contact investigation and offering vaccine to people who may have been exposed in order to prevent additional cases. The person is an adult Long Beach resident who has no recent travel history nor known contacts. They are symptomatic and recovering and isolating at home.
Long Beach Airport Displays Able ARTS Work Exhibit 7/14/2022 Long Beach, CA - An exhibit showcasing talented local artists is on display now at Long Beach Airport, brightening the way for travelers through a collaboration with Able ARTS Work.
City Partners with CSULB LifeFit Center to Offer Exercise Class Programs for Older Adults 7/12/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, in partnership with California State University, Long Beach LifeFit Center @ The Beach, is launching a new exercise class program to provide evidence-based physical activity programming for older adults.
More Than $10 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Coming to Long Beach Airport 7/11/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced yesterday that Long Beach Airport (LGB) was selected as one of only four airports in the state of California to receive funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s (BIL) airport terminal program. The $10.6 million sum will go towards LGB’s Terminal Roadway Improvements project. 
Official City of Long Beach Statement Regarding the Monkeypox Virus 7/8/2022

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is monitoring the spread of the monkeypox virus (MPV). While there are no confirmed cases of MPV in Long Beach currently and the risk of MPV remains low, we urge our community to remain vigilant and aware of symptoms and possible exposure.

City of Long Beach Publishes First Smart Cities Initiative 2022 Annual Report 7/7/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Technology and Innovation has published its first Smart City Initiative 2022 Annual Report, which showcases key accomplishments and outcomes regarding how the City has used technology and data to manage change and expand capacities to better the daily lives of Long Beach residents, enhance City operations and make the best possible use of resources across all City Departments.  
Fourth of July Weekend Public Safety Statistics 7/7/2022 Long Beach, CA – Last month, the City of Long Beach activated its Celebrate Safely campaign to educate the public about the hazards of fireworks, the consequences of setting off fireworks illegally, and safety tips to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe Independence Day. Over the Fourth of July weekend, the Long Beach coastline filled with visitors, and spectators had the opportunity to view professional fireworks shows over Alamitos Bay on July 3 and the downtown waterfront on July 4. The City is now issuing the below statistics regarding fireworks enforcement and other public safety response efforts.
City to Begin Offering Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Those Ages 6 to 17 7/6/2022 Long Beach, CA – Beginning Thursday, July 7, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 6 to 17. This decision comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its emergency use authorization of the Moderna vaccine for this age group. This was followed by approvals from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on June 23 and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on June 24, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup on June 25. 
Long Beach Airport Receives Two Project Achievement Awards from Construction Management Association of America 7/6/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Construction Management Association of America Southern California Chapter (CMAASC) recently awarded Long Beach Airport (LGB) with two Project Achievement Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in the practice of construction management. Presentation was made to Airport staff at the CMAASC 29th Annual Awards Gala recently held in Long Beach. 
Long Beach Scores Top Marks for Water Quality 7/6/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has received excellent recreational water quality grades from Heal the Bay for 2021-2022, with 100% percent of its beaches receiving A or B grades for the dry summer months, according to the Annual Beach Report Card that was released on June 22, 2022. Long Beach has seen sustained improvements in water quality over the past decade. 
Long Beach Health Department Hosts Summer Health Resource Fair in July 7/1/2022 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with Disability Rights California (DRC) and the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), is hosting the Summer Health Resource Fair on July 8, 9 and July 10.
Long Beach Celebrates Increased Inclusivity and Accessibility on City Beaches with New Access Mats 7/1/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is celebrating the installation of its first-ever beach access mats, making it possible for people of all abilities to more easily access Alamitos, Mother's and Granada beaches this summer.
Long Beach Shares Results of 2022 Homeless Count 7/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – Findings of the 2022 Homeless Point in Time Count, the first count conducted in two years due to the pandemic, reveal that Long Beach identified 3,296 people experiencing homelessness on February 24, 2022. While many remain unsheltered, more people than ever before are living in emergency shelters or interim housing, a testament to the City’s commitment to ending street homelessness and providing supportive services that will help people get back on their feet.  
More than 1 Million COVID-19 Tests Administered by the City of Long Beach since Pandemic Began 6/30/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has reached a COVID-19 testing milestone with more than 1 million COVID-19 tests administered at City-run testing sites since the pandemic began. Testing people for COVID-19, especially those who were in contact with someone who has the virus or those experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, is extremely important to help slow the spread.
Building a Better Long Beach Presentation Showcases City's Development and Construction Activity is on the Rise 6/28/2022 Long Beach, CA– Today, the City of Long Beach announced at its Building a Better Long Beach presentation that new development and construction activity continues to boom, with several major commercial and residential projects completed, currently underway or proposed throughout the city. The mid-day event presented by Mayor Garcia, and in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal,  at The Beverly O’Neill Theater in Downtown drew an audience of hundreds of community representatives including business leaders, real estate specialists, developers and local contractors and architects. 
REACH Teams Provide Alternative Response to Calls for Service for People Experiencing Homelessness 6/27/2022 Long Beach, CA - In a press conference earlier today, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services provided updates regarding two REACH outreach teams that were created in July of last year as an alternative response to certain calls for service related to people experiencing homelessness. These specialized teams focus on increasing access to mental and physical health services as well as housing and case management resources, while reducing impacts to the emergency response system and addressing the root cause of homelessness.
City of Long Beach Schedule in Observance of Independence Day 6/24/2022 Long Beach, CA – In observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2022, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules. 
City Extends Application Deadline for Creative Economy Grants 6/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – The application deadline for the City of Long Beach’s Creative Economy Grants program has been extended through July 7, 2022. The program funded by the Long Beach Recovery Act providefinancial support to local nonprofits and professional artists to be utilized for operational recovery, public art, community projects and artist fellowships.  
Community Invited to Help Shape New Zoning Regulations for Commercial Corridors and Neighborhoods in Central Long Beach 6/23/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is hosting a series of open house events and collecting survey responses to further engage the community as part of the Zone In: City Core  effort, previously known as the Anaheim Corridor Zoning Implementation Plan (ACZIP). The planning initiative aims to update zoning regulations along the Anaheim Street and Pacific Coast Highway commercial corridors and adjacent neighborhoods.
Long Beach Public Library Invites Community to Virtual Talks with Bestselling Authors 6/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching a series of virtual talks in July featuring bestselling authors from around the world.  The featured writers and thought leaders will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.   
City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 6/22/2022 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues. 
City Offers Tips to Celebrate Safely Over Fourth of July Weekend 6/22/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is encouraging residents and visitors to celebrate safely this Fourth of July weekend to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe holiday. All personal fireworks are prohibited within Long Beach city limits and residents can expect ongoing citywide enforcement of the City’s fireworks ordinance. 
Long Beach Health Department Announces Measure US Community Grant Opportunities to Support Summer Youth Programming 6/22/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is launching its first disbursements of Measure US funds via two rounds of community grant opportunities that will support youth development. A total of $225,000 will be available to provide summer programs for children and young adults between the ages of 8 and 24 in Long Beach. 
Long Beach Libraries to Offer Expanded Programming for Teens 6/22/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is expanding its programming for teenat several branch locations. The summer and after-school programs will add a variety of enrichment activities for youth ages 12 and older with a strong focus on wellbeing, creativity, STEAM learning and collaborative interaction.
City of Long Beach Offers COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 6 Months and Older 6/21/2022 Long Beach, CA – Beginning Friday, June 24the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will now have the ability to begin vaccinating anyone 6 months of age and older. The City will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility by offering the Moderna vaccine to children 6 months to 5 years of age, as well as the Pfizer vaccine to children 6 months to 4 years of age. 
ActivateLB Seed Grants Available to Grow Community Events, Activate Businesses 6/21/2022 Long Beach, CA –Applications are being accepted starting today for the City of Long Beach’s recently announced ActivateLB grants, providing Long Beach Recovery Act funding to support neighborhood cultural events and activate small businesses. The application period is open through July 21, 2022.  
City Dedicates El Dorado Park West Community Center in Memory of Dr. Thomas J. Clark 6/17/2022 The community center at El Dorado Park West is being dedicated in honor of Dr. Thomas J. Clark, a three-time mayor of Long Beach who served on the City Council for 30 years—the longest of any person in City history. The public sign unveiling and dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at 2800 N. Studebaker Road.
City Celebrates Official Grand Opening of Alamitos Beach Water Playground on June 25 6/17/2022 The City of Long Beach is inviting the public to the grand opening of its newest beach attraction, an inflatable aquatic playground known as the “Wibit.” The celebration will take place in the sand at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Alamitos Beach, south of Ocean Boulevard and east of Shoreline Drive, between Fifth and Sixth places.
California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Awarded to Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services to Expand Activating Safe Communities Program Citywide 6/17/2022 Long Beach, CA – The California Violence Prevention and Intervention Grant Program (CalVIP) awarded a $3.9 million dollar grant to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) to expand its Activating Safe Communities program citywide. The work will focus on 13 neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by gun violence in North and Central Long Beach. 
Southwest Airlines Launches Daily Flights Connecting Long Beach to Nashville 6/16/2022 Long Beach, CA – Southwest Airlines today announced that it will begin offering daily, nonstop flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Nashville International Airport (BNA), with service set to start on Nov. 6, 2022. Tickets are available now at Southwest.com. 
City Celebrates Official Grand Re-opening of Recreation Park Playground 6/14/2022 The City of Long Beach today celebrated the grand re-opening of the redesigned Recreation Park Playground, located along the north side of 7th Street between Federation Drive and Park Avenue, with a ceremony that included Mayor Robert Garcia, Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price and other City leaders.
City of Long Beach Schedule for Juneteenth 6/14/2022 In observance of Juneteenth (Sunday, June 19, 2022), the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules. Juneteenth, which commemorates the official end of slavery in 1865, was established as a federal holiday last year.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Free Recreation Programs Starting June 20 6/14/2022 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer a variety of popular, free recreation programs for families, teens and older adults beginning June 20. Residents can call or visit their neighborhood park for schedules and to register for activities.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Free Summer Food Service Program for Children June 21 through August 26 6/13/2022 For the 43rd year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritious meals to Long Beach children and youth throughout the summer months.
City of Long Beach Expands Access to COVID-19 Treatments 6/9/2022 Long Beach, CA - Effective immediately, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with Healthvana, the City's test results delivery partner, will make it easier for people to receive COVID-19 medications after contracting the virus.
Long Beach City Manager Appoints Katy Nomura as Deputy City Manager 6/8/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Katy Nomura to Deputy City Manager. Ms. Nomura will work alongside the City Manager and Assistant City Manager as part of the City’s Executive Management Team to implement City policies and programs. Ms. Nomura brings to Long Beach an extensive portfolio in city government, serving nearly 10 years in the City of Cupertino’s City Manager’s Office, most recently as Deputy City Manager. Ms. Nomura will begin her role as Deputy City Manager on June 20.
City Launches Summer Youth Engagement Program My Hood, My City 6/8/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has launched the program My Hood, My City to engage youth through civics education and leadership development. The program, led by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Youth Development in partnership with the Youth Leadership Institute, provides youth-led storytelling through neighborhood tours that raise awareness, pride and knowledge regarding the cultural and structural makeup of neighborhoods in north, west and central Long Beach.
Long Beach Launches New Procurement Software, Long Beach Buys 6/8/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has launched Long Beach Buys, a new purchasing platform and marketplace that is free for all businesses and organizations seeking to do business with the City. The new procurement software positions the City to more effectively engage with local, diverse and disadvantaged businesses and facilitates the lowering of barriers for prospective businesses to contract with the City with easy-to-use technology, a landing page and instructions available in multiple languages, and an expeditious vendor onboarding process. Long Beach Buys is part of the City’s Extreme Procurement Makeover initiative, which aims to enhance the City’s procurement process to be more efficient, results-driven, equitable and sustainable. 
City Provides Safety Tips for Residents to Avoid Phone and Internet Scams 6/6/2022 Long Beach, CA – In response to recent phone and internet scams being reported by Long Beach residents, the City of Long Beach is providing the following information and safety tips for residents and business owners to avoid becoming victims of fraudulent calls, text messages and email scams.
City Extends Masking Requirement in Public Transit and Indoor Public Transportation Hubs Due to Increase in COVID-19 Cases 6/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases, positivity rates and outbreaks, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will extend the masking requirement in all public transit and indoor public transportation hubs within the city.
California Transportation Foundation Recognizes Long Beach Airport as Organization of the Year 6/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) recently recognized Long Beach Airport (LGB) as the Organization of the Year. The award was presented to Airport officials on May 26, 2022, at the CTF’s 33rd annual Transportation Awards ceremony in Sacramento. 
Long Beach Public Library to Launch Annual Summer Reading Program on June 18 6/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library’s (Library) annual Summer Reading Program kicks off June 18, inviting readers of all ages to “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” and blaze new trails by reading books, completing activities, and enjoying free special events at all 12 Library locations. The Summer Reading Program, running June 18 through August 13, encourages participants to read five days a week for at least six weeks and complete activities, earning incentive prizes along the way. Online registration begins June 18, with in-person registration available beginning June 21 at any Library location. Residents can register and begin participation at any time during the program – but the earlier the registration, the more incentives to earn. 
Long Beach Airport Welcomes Breeze Airways 6/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) is excited to announce the addition of Breeze Airways, a new airline set to start service from LGB this fall.
Grant Applications Now Open for ActivateLB Cultural Event Grant Programs 6/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today the application period opened for the City of Long Beach’s recently announced ActivateLB Grants Program. This Program, funded by the Long Beach Recovery Act, will provide funding for large citywide cultural events, along with neighborhood event seed grants and business activation grants. The application period for Cultural Special Events Grants is open now and will remain open until funds have been exhausted. Program applications for neighborhood event seed grants and business activation grants will open later this month and funded events are planned to be rolled out starting this summer. 
Long Beach Public Library Showcases Gale Courses, Free, Instructor-Led Online Courses, for the Month of June 6/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is showcasing Gale Courses for the month of June. Gale Courses offers more than 350 free, instructor-led online classes on topics including personal development, health and wellness, creative writing, computer programming, business management, GED test preparation and much more. Gal Courses is available to LBPL cardholders for free through the Digital Library. Coursework is available 24/7, offering flexibility to fit any schedule. 
June is Pet Preparedness Month 6/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – June is Pet Preparedness Month, and the City of Long Beach Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is reminding residents that natural disasters affect the whole family, including furry friends. Pet Preparedness Month encourages residents to incorporate the wellness of their pets in family emergency plans. 
Veterans Stadium COVID-19 Testing Site To Temporarily Modify its Schedule in June for Long Beach City College Graduation Ceremonies 5/31/2022 Due to upcoming scheduled graduation ceremonies, the COVID-19 testing site at Veterans Memorial Stadium will temporarily modify its schedule for certain days in June, beginning Thursday, June 2.
Long Beach Hosts Community Job Fair at the Long Beach Convention Center on June 7 5/27/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach will host the Long Beach Community Job Fair, an in-person multi-sector job fair at the Long Beach Convention Center, on Tuesday, June 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. With over 160 employers looking to fill over 3,000 jobs collectively, the Long Beach Community Job Fair will be the largest in-person job fair in LA County so far this year. 
Voting Centers Open This Weekend for the June 7 Primary Election 5/27/2022 Long Beach, CA – On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will open all 11-day Vote Centers throughout Los Angeles County. The four-day Vote Centers will open on Saturday, June 4, 2022. The list of all LA County Vote Centers can be found online and can be searched by 11-day or four-day locations.
City of Long Beach Announces ActivateLB Grant Programs 5/27/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today the City of Long Beach announced details for ActivateLB Grant Programs, funded by the Long Beach Recovery Act, which will provide funding for large citywide cultural events, along with neighborhood event seed grants and business activation grants. Program applications will open in June 2022 and funded events are planned to be rolled out starting this summer. 
Long Beach Hosts Community Health Resource Fair on June 4 at Billie Jean King Main Library 5/27/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library (Library) and Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services are hosting a community resource fair on Saturday, June 4, to connect residents with health services, nutrition education and food support. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway). Parking will be available at the West Broadway parking garage located on the corner of Chestnut Avenue and Broadway. 
Community Invited to Provide Input on Local Priorities for Federal Funding to Enhance Livability 5/26/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is in the process of developing the next five-year Consolidated Plan (Plan) to help determine the programs and services that should be prioritized and funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants. The community is invited to participate in a virtual meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022, and provide input on the draft Plan as part of this important effort.
Long Beach Public Library to Pilot New Hours at Three Branch Locations 5/26/2022 Long Beach, CA – Beginning May 31, 2022, the Long Beach Public Library (Library) will pilot new operating hours at three branch locations – Bay Shore Library, Bach Library and Billie Jean King Main Library – in effort to better address community needs expressed by responding residents through a summer 2021 survey. The piloted shift will affect the Tuesday and Thursday operating hours for the three locations and will include added morning hours, opening earlier at 10 a.m. as opposed to noon, and closing earlier, with Billie Jean King Main Library closing at 7 p.m. and Bach and Bay Shore at 5 p.m. Library hours at all other locations will remain the same.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Announces Long Beach Municipal Band 2022 Summer Concert Season 5/24/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Municipal Band will celebrate their 113th season this year with free outdoor summer concerts in Long Beach parks, from June 28 through August 5, 2022, with a different theme every week. 
Long Beach to Offer Summer Adaptive Youth and Adult Recreation Programs 5/23/2022 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in person adaptive recreation programs for middle and high school youth and adults, providing fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with disabilities. Programs will run June 20 through August 26, 2022. Registration begins on Monday, June 13, at 2:30 p.m. 
Long Beach Moves into CDC’s Yellow Tier of the COVID-19 Community Levels as Cases Rise 5/21/2022 Long Beach, CA – With COVID-19 cases rising, the City of Long Beach has entered the Yellow (Medium) Tier of COVID-19 Community Level, the second of three tiers outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is urging residents to adhere to the Health Order. Additionally, Health Officials are strongly recommending Long Beach residents take additional measures to protect themselves and others and slow the spread, including masking indoors, especially after close contact with someone who tested positive, and other common-sense safety strategies, such as staying home when sick; frequent hand washing; testing for COVID-19 when in contact with someone who has the virus or when experiencing any COVID-like symptoms; and becoming vaccinated and boosted when eligible.
City to Begin Offering COVID-19 Boosters for Children Ages 5 to 11 5/20/2022 Long Beach, CA – Beginning Monday, May 23, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. 
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Host Summer Kick-off Concert at Marine Stadium on May 27 5/20/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is excited to once again welcome the summer season with a free kick-off concert featuring the “ultimate 80’s” tribute band, 80’z All-Stars, on Friday, May 27, at Marine Stadium (5255 Paoli Way on Appian Way between 2nd and Colorado Streets). Concert goers can dance and sing along to the sounds of Duran Duran, Devo, Bon Jovi, Rick Springfield, and other 80’s legends. 
City of Long Beach Awarded $4.5 Million Grant for Affordable Housing Production 5/20/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to help fund the development of new affordable rental housing projects in the city. 
City of Long Beach Memorial Day Schedule 5/19/2022 Long Beach, CA – In observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30, 2022, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules.
City of Long Beach Seeks Community Input for Forthcoming Food Scraps and Yard Debris Program 5/19/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Public Works invites the community to provide input that will be used for the development of an upcoming food scraps and yard debris curbside collection program anticipated to be implemented by 2024. Senate Bill 1383 established a statewide target to achieve a 75% reduction of organic waste to reduce methane gas emissions from ending in landfills. Cities are now required to divert food scraps and yard debris to help meet this target. Cities than don’t meet this state mandate, may face financial penalties. Input received from the survey will help the City team learn more about preferred educational outreach methods and how to best inspire participation in the separation of food scraps and yard debris by residents. This community survey is targeted toward single-family households and will be available through July 8, 2022.
Announcing the 2022 KJLH Women’s Health Expo Sponsored Jointly by the Long Beach and Fresno Black Infant Health Programs 5/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – After two consecutive years of virtual programming, the 22nd Annual KJLH 102.3 Women’s Health Expo is returning to the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center as an in-person event on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The Expo is presented by the Black Infant Health Program (BIH) Long Beach/Fresno as title sponsor. The event theme is Celebrate Life, and more than 10,000 women are expected to join an array of festivities highlighting women’s healthy lifestyle products, services and activities.
Cathy De Leon Named Director of Long Beach Library Services Department 5/18/2022 Long Beach, CA - Today, City Manager Tom Modica appointed Cathy De Leon as Director of the Library Services Department for the City of Long Beach. Ms. De Leon brings to the City more than 22 years of experience in public libraries, with the last five years as Manager of Branch Library Services for Long Beach Public Library overseeing the operations of its 11 neighborhood libraries. As Director, she will oversee the Long Beach Public Library system as a whole, including Billie Jean King Main Library, the neighborhood libraries, and Library programs and initiatives, operations, budget, staffing and partnerships. 
Houghton Park Vaccine and Testing Operations to Relocate to Ramona Park Starting May 16 5/13/2022 Due to scheduled summer programming in the area, the COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics at the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center, located at Houghton Park, will relocate all operations to Ramona Park beginning Monday, May 16, 2022. Houghton Park and its community center will resume normal operations, offering various Parks, Recreation, and Marine resources and programming. The last day of vaccine and testing operations at the park will be Saturday, May 14.
City of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Opening of Shaun Lumachi Innovation Center 5/13/2022

Earlier today, the City of Long Beach, in partnership with Long Beach City College (LBCC) and BLANKSPACES, celebrated the grand opening of the Shaun Lumachi Innovation Center, a new state-of-the-art facility in downtown Long Beach that will offer a variety of programs, resources and meeting spaces for local businesses.

City Reaches Major Milestone in Critical Repairs to Queen Mary 5/13/2022 In April, the City of Long Beach completed a major milestone in critical repairs to the Queen Mary. Twenty deteriorated lifeboats, which were negatively impacting the ship’s structural integrity, were removed while two of the original lifeboats will remain on the ship for future preservation efforts. Of the twenty removed, an additional lifeboat has been identified for preservation and five have been set aside for future consideration. The removal of nearly 100 tons of weight has alleviated significant stress from the side shell of the ship and has allowed for further critical repairs to the internal support system to be conducted. Additional work for internal structural repairs began this month and are anticipated to be completed later this year.
City Resumes the Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline 5/12/2022 Long Beach, CA – In alignment with the City of Long Beach’s vision to address the digital divide, the Economic Development Department, in collaboration with the Technology and Innovation Department, today will resume offering its Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline (Hotline). The Hotline connects the Long Beach community to digital inclusion resources, services and language interpretation services.
Long Beach Health Department and Pacific Gateway Secure $3 Million Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Grant to Support Youth in Long Beach 5/9/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) Office of Youth Development and the Department of Economic Development, Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network (Pacific Gateway) have received a combined $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to launch the Futures First Program, which supports opportunity youth. Opportunity youth are young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are no longer in school or working and face multiple life challenges.
Long Beach Home to 17 Vote By Mail Drop Boxes, Now Available through June 7 5/9/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Office of the City Clerk has partnered with the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to bring the Vote By Mail Drop-Off Program, an initiative that provides voters with a safe and accessible alternative option to return their ballot, to Long Beach.
Long Beach Television Available on Apple and Roku TV Channels 5/5/2022 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Television (LBTV), the City of Long Beach's award-winning cable channel, is now available on Roku and Apple TV channels.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Partners with Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation to offer Coed Youth T-ball, Coach Pitch, Baseball and Softball Programs this Summer 5/4/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is swinging for the fences this summer, as their Long Beach Youth Sports Program once again partners with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), to provide youth baseball and softball programs this summer through Dodgers Dreamteam (formerly Dodgers RBI), a comprehensive sports-based youth development program that uses the power of sport to provide critical resources and services.
Long Beach 9-1-1 Connecting Residents to Non-Emergency Services Faster  5/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach 9-1-1 Communications Center, which dispatches emergency services to the City’s residents, is implementing a non-emergency phone tree on May 5, 2022. The non-emergency phone tree, available by calling 562.435.6711, will connect callers directly to a pre-recorded list of commonly requested non-emergency City services, providing dispatchers with additional time to assist residents requiring immediate police, fire or emergency medical services.The phone tree will alleviate the inundation of non-emergency calls to dispatchers, while providing non-emergency callers with a more streamlined experience to access services.
City Launches Request for Proposals for Micro-Transit Shuttle Pilot Program 5/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a vendor to provide a micro-shuttle service to support tourism, businesses and local revenue generation. The selected vendor will pilot an on-demand and fixed-route pick-up and drop-off electric-powered shuttle service for business districts, amenities, services and businesses in the Belmont Shore/Alamitos Bay and Downtown/Alamitos Beach neighborhoods to better circulate visitors throughout each service area. Now until 11 a.m. on May 25, 2022, eligible vendors are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids.
City of Long Beach Officials Honor the Fallen at Annual Police and Fire Memorial Ceremony 5/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – Earlier today, City of Long Beach officials honored fallen Police and Fire Department employees at the annual Police and Fire Memorial Ceremony. The morning event, a longstanding tradition for the Police and Fire Departments, was held at the Police and Fire Memorial monument in the Civic Center Plaza downtown and paid tribute to the 29 police employees and 14 firefighters who have lost their lives in service to the Long Beach community. 
City Launches Request for Proposals for the Inclusive Business Navigators Program 5/2/2022 The City of Long Beach has launched a Request for Proposals (RFPs) seeking organizations to partner with the City’s Department of Economic Development to provide outreach, education and technical assistance for local small businesses and nonprofits to support their economic recovery from financial hardships and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11 a.m. on June 1, 2022.
Long Beach Public Library Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Events Throughout May, Hosts First Ever Festival of AAPI Books 5/2/2022 The vibrancy of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) cultures will take center stage as Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) celebrates AAPI Heritage Month this May. Various in-person events highlighting different aspects of AAPI culture, including history, food and craft traditions, will take place at different Library locations throughout the month. The Library will also host the inaugural Festival of AAPI Books Long Beach (FAB LB) on Saturday, May 21, featuring renowned AAPI authors, children’s activities and cultural performances.
Youth Invited to Apply for City’s First-Ever Youth Advisory Council 5/2/2022 The City of Long Beach is now accepting applications for the Office of Youth Development’s first-ever Youth Advisory Council through Friday, May 27, 2022. The Youth Advisory Council will consist of a body of 11 young people 16 to 26 years old who will help influence the implementation of the Youth and Emerging Adults Strategic Plan (YSP) and the upcoming Youth Fund, ensuring that youth voices are uplifted throughout the City.
City Launches Request for Proposals for Health Equity Community Projects 5/2/2022 The City of Long Beach is launching a Request for Proposals (RFP) to partner with community organizations to implement programs that address the systemic barriers and racism that created the inequitable differences seen locally throughout the pandemic and address the impacts of COVID-19 in the most at-risk, historically underserved and under-resourced communities in Long Beach. RFPs for organizations are in nine different activity categories outlined below and further described in the RFP. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City's Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11 a.m. on June 13, 2022.
Grant Applications Now Open for City of Long Beach Creative Economy Grants Program 5/2/2022 Today, the application period opened for the City of Long Beach’s recently announced Creative Economy grants Program. This program, funded by the Long Beach Recovery Act, will provide funding to local arts, culture and history nonprofits and professional artists to be utilized for operational recovery, public murals, community projects and professional artist fellowships. Now until June 10, 2022, eligible artists and organizations can apply to receive grants to support a variety of arts activities.
Long Beach Public Library Expands Community Access to Library Cards 5/2/2022 Long Beach Public Library has revised its circulation policy, making it easier than ever for California residents to register for a library card. Beginning May 3, 2022, residents may qualify for a full-service Long Beach Public Library (Library) card by presenting a picture identification (ID) and proof of California mailing address. A full-service card allows users to enjoy the maximum cardholder benefits, such as checkouts, instant access to all resources in the Digital Library, access to public computers and printing services, Chromebook and Mifi hotspot borrowing, participation in the ZipBooks program, and checkout of California State Library Parks Passes. 
City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 4/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) issued an updated Health Order, now in effect, to align with the new Los Angeles County Health Order requiring masking in all public transit and indoor public transportation hubs.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Resumes In-Person Senior Nutrition Program May 2 4/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will resume its in-person Senior Nutrition Program on Monday, May 2, 2022, at various sites throughout the city. Hot or cold nutritious meals that meet USDA standards will be served to residents age 50 and above. Residents are required to make reservations ahead of time by calling the phone number of the desired site, listed below.
City Announces Investment in Early Childhood Education Infrastructure Hub 4/28/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Mayor's Fund for Education and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), announced the investment of $600,000 toward the development of the Long Beach Early Childhood Education Infrastructure Hub (ECE Hub).
Long Beach Celebrates National Bike Month 4/28/2022 Long Beach, CA – This May, the City of Long Beach will celebrate National Bike Month all month long. Long Beach residents are encouraged to participate in in-person rides and other free, family-friendly community events happening throughout the month. Bike Month is celebrated across the United States and offers an opportunity to showcase the benefits of bicycling and encourages more people to incorporate bicycling into their daily lives.
Ribbon Cut at New Long Beach Airport Facilities 4/28/2022 Long Beach, CA – City officials commemorated the completion of the new Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) facility at Long Beach Airport (LGB) on Wednesday, April 27, with plans to welcome the community to an Open House on Saturday, April 30. The events celebrate two major projects, which are part of a $110 million Phase II – Terminal Area Improvement Program to make strategic pre-security enhancements at LGB.
City of Long Beach Seeks Community Input on Local Priorities for Federal Funding 4/28/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is developing the next five-year Consolidated Plan to help determine the programs and services that should be prioritized and funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants. The community is invited to get involved and provide input on this important process by participating in a community needs assessment survey, available online now through May 9, 2022.
City Partners with Food Finders Organization to Open Fresh Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park 4/27/2022 Long Beach, CA - The community will soon be able to access fresh food at a new Food Finders Hub, provided by the nonprofit organization Food Finders, at Admiral Kidd Park to serve individuals experiencing a high level of food insecurity. 
Application Extended for Long Beach Nonprofit Relief Grant Program 4/26/2022 Long Beach, CA - The application deadline for the Long Beach Recovery Act Nonprofit Relief Grant Program has been extended from May 15 to June 15, 2022.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Offers a Variety of Classes and Camps for Residents this Summer 4/25/2022 Long Beach, CA – Registration for a variety of new and existing recreation classes and camps offered by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins Monday, May 2. More than 700 activities in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, adult sports leagues and aquatics will begin in June and continue throughout the summer months. Residents can browse the summer classes in the latest issue of Recreation Connection, PRM’s programs catalog, at LBParks.org or at Long Beach park community centers and Long Beach Public Library branches.
City of Long Beach Announces Details for Creative Economy Grants Program 4/25/2022 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced details for its Creative Economy Grants Program, funded by the Long Beach Recovery Act, including $900,000 in funding to support local arts and cultural organizations. This program will provide funding to local arts, culture and history nonprofits and professional artists to be utilized for operational recovery, public murals, community projects and professional artist fellowships. The City is partnering with the Arts Council for Long Beach, (ArtsLB) to administer a portion of the grants.
California State Library Parks Pass Available for Checkout at Long Beach Public Libraries 4/25/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is participating in the California State Library Parks Pass Program to provide public library cardholders with free day-use vehicle entry passes to over 200 participating state park and beach locations. The California State Parks and California State Library have partnered to provide public libraries across the state with an allotment of California State Library Parks Passes to advance safe and equitable outdoor access for all Californians. A limited number of Parks Passes are now available for checkout at all LBPL locations.
Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding New Los Angeles County Health Order Requiring Masking in All Public Transit and Indoor Public Transportation Hubs 4/22/2022 On April 21, the County of Los Angeles released a new Health Order that continues to require masking in all public transit within L.A. County and L.A. County indoor public transportation hubs. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will align with the County’s Order, as outlined below. 
City Launches Request for Proposals for Promotora/Community Health Champions Program 4/21/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has launched a Request for Proposals (RFPs) seeking an organization to partner with the City’s Department of Health and Human Services and local organizations to provide training and technical assistance for a cohort of community-based organizations (CBOs) engaged in the Promotora/Community Health Champions Program who will work to create a more robust network of Health Champions in Long Beach. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11 a.m. on May 23, 2022.
Long Beach Expands LB Resource Line, a City Hotline Connecting Residents with Local Community Resources 4/21/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has expanded its LB Resource Line, an informational hotline that provides free and confidential support to anyone who lives, works, learns or plays in Long Beach and needs assistance finding and accessing local community resources and social services. The LB Resource Line launched in March 2020 during the COVID-19 Safer-At-Home health orders to connect older adults to critical pandemic-related information, resources and services. The line has now expanded its services to provide support to all Long Beach residents, and callers can now connect in real time with a professionally trained Resource Navigator for support.
Uplifting Designs Selected for Long Beach Airport’s “Plane to See” Coloring Sheet Art Contest 4/19/2022 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) is proud to announce the winners of its “Plane to See” aviation-themed illustration contest, which received coloring sheet design submissions from more than 100 talented local artists of all ages.
Long Beach Public Library Invites Residents to Participate in Fourth Annual Celebration of the Young Child Event 4/19/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach will host its fourth annual “Celebration of the Young Child” (Celebration) event on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Billie Jean King Main Library, located at 200 W. Broadway, and on the grounds of the new Lincoln Park in downtown. The Celebration is a free annual event to showcase vendors who provide services and resources for young children and their families and caregivers. All families are welcome to attend to learn about various available resources and engage in fun, family friendly entertainment.  
City of Long Beach Housing Element Update Receives State Certification 4/15/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach General Plan Housing Element update has been certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), signifying the City's compliance with State Housing Element law. The certification enables the potential for considerable grants and State funding opportunities for various implementation efforts in Long Beach, including the production of additional affordable housing.
City Launches Request for Proposals to Implement Nutrition Security Events and Services 4/12/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has launched two Request for Proposals (RFPs) to provide support to nonprofits or community-based organizations to establish, continue and/or expand programs that improve access to nutrition assistance programs and provide food distribution events to populations most impacted by COVID-19 and experiencing high levels of nutrition insecurity. 
El Dorado East Regional Park Offers Tips for Visitors on Easter Sunday 4/12/2022 Long Beach, CA – With 388-acres of open space, picnicking areas, playgrounds, bicycle trails and many other amenities, Easter Sunday, taking place this year on April 17, is the busiest day of the year at El Dorado East Regional Park (7550 E. Spring St.). To better prepare for a visit to El Dorado, and for the safety of all who visit, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine offers the following park rules and tips to help visitors make the most of their day at El Dorado Park:
Celebrate Earth Week with Events for All Ages 4/7/2022 Long Beach, CA –In celebration of Earth Week, the City of Long Beach will host a series of fun, free and family-friendly events for residents to enjoy. Earth Day began in 1970 to bring attention to environmental issues and has since spread to weeklong events and celebrations around the world. This year’s activities will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about how the collective community can integrate sustainability into daily life.
City and County Jointly Issue $25,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest of Double Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect 4/7/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, with support from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, has issued a $25,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction of Octavio Montano Islas, the driver responsible for the early March double fatal hit-and-run collision that tragically killed two Long Beach residents, 42-year-old Jose Palacios Gonzales and 3-year-old Samantha Palacios. The City is contributing $15,000 and the Board of Supervisors is contributing $10,000, for a total reward of $25,000.
City Seeks Proposals from Eligible Organizations to Administer Special Cleanup and Maintenance Services in Parks and Open Spaces 4/6/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals from highly experienced contractors interested in serving as the administrator for the cleanup and restoration of sites affected by encampments in parks and open spaces. The City recently launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for park and beach cleaning, litter abatement and special collections services within City Parks, open spaces and beaches. Now through April 28, 2022, at 11 a.m., eligible companies are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s RFP Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, for consideration. 
Registration for the Spring 2022 Adult Volleyball and Basketball Leagues Open Now Through April 15 4/5/2022 Long Beach, CA – Now through April 15, teams and individual players can register for the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) spring 2022 adult basketball and volleyball leagues. Games will be scheduled at various City and school facilities in Long Beach on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Players must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the leagues. Divisions are available for coed, women and men and at a variety of recreational levels. 
City of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Opening of Ronald R. Arias Health Equity Center 4/5/2022 Long Beach, CA – On April 4, City officials celebrated the grand opening and dedication of the Ronald R. Arias Health Equity Center (RAHEC), located at 6335 Myrtle Ave., inside North Long Beach’s Houghton Park.
Long Beach Airport Invites Community to Celebrate Opening of New Ticketing Lobby 4/4/2022 Long Beach Airport (LGB) is commemorating the opening of its brand-new Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) facility with a Community Open House on Saturday, April 30. The projects are part of a major $110 million Phase II – Terminal Area Improvement Program to make strategic pre-security enhancements to the airport.
Community Invited to Help Shape New Zoning Regulations for Commercial Corridors and Neighborhoods 4/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is launching a series of virtual open house events to engage the community as part of the Zone In: City Core (ACZIP) effort, previously known as the Anaheim Corridor Zoning Implementation Plan (ACZIP). The Zone In: City Core (ACZIP) is a collaboration between the City and community to update zoning regulations along the Anaheim Street and Pacific Coast Highway commercial corridors and adjacent neighborhoods.
*UPDATED* City of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Opening of Transformational 35-Story Shoreline Gateway Development 3/31/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach yesterday joined with developers Ledcor Development LP and Anderson Pacific, LLC and other partner agencies to celebrate the grand opening of Shoreline Gateway, a new 35-story, mixed-use development located at 777 E. Ocean Blvd. in the heart of Downtown Long Beach. 
Downtown Street Closures and Traffic Impacts for the 2022 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach 3/31/2022 Long Beach, CA – In anticipation of the 2022 Acura Grant Prix of Long Beach, taking place April 8 through 10, 2022, the City of Long Beach is advising the public of the following street closures and traffic impacts taking place in the Downtown Long Beach area between April 6 and 11. All streets will be re-opened by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 11. Below is a listing of street closures and alternative access points, when applicable, by date:
City to Begin Administering Second COVID-19 Booster Doses for Eligible People 3/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – Effective immediately, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin administering second booster doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) or the Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people. 
Long Beach Public Library Showcases HelpNow, an Online Homework and Educational Resource Hub 3/29/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is showcasing HelpNow, powered by BrainFuse, for the month of April. HelpNow is a collection of online homework and educational resources for K-12 students and for college-level math and science help. Students can connect with live tutors daily between 1 and 10 p.m. (Spanish-speakers available), submit their writing assignments for review or receive live assistance through the Writing Lab, watch video lessons, conduct online meetings with peers, and receive Spanish language tutoring. HelpNow is available for free to LBPL card holders.
City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 3/28/2022 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.  
City Offers Safety Tips for Residents Due to Severe Weather Systems 3/28/2022 Long Beach, CA – There is currently a significant weather system impacting the local coast, bringing with it significant winds and precipitation to the area. The City of Long Beach advises residents, especially those in low-lying areas prone to flooding, of the following safety tips for severe weather.
Long Beach Joins Closing the Gaps Network, Announces 10-Year Commitment to Eliminate Racial Disparities for Residents 3/25/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is one of 21 cities across the nation pledgining a 10-year commitment towards implementing policies, practices and operations to eliminate racial disparities for its residents. This announcement comes after Living Cities announced an expansion of the Closing the Gaps Network (Network), its signature initiative with city governments to eliminate racial disparities in income and wealth.
Department of Public Works and Arts Council LB Secure $25,000 Bloomberg Grant for Washington Neighborhood 3/25/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative. The grant, designed to fund visual art interventions on roadways, pedestrian spaces and public infrastructure in U.S. cities, will fund a crosswalk art installation at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and 15th Street to improve street safety, revitalize public space and engage the local community.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer In-Person Day Camps June 20 through August 26 3/25/2022 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in-person Summer Day Camps weekdays beginning June 20 through August 26, where youth ages 5 to 12 will enjoy games, crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities and more. Registration was originally scheduled to begin April 9 but has been changed to April 16.  
Long Beach Announces New Procurement Software, Long Beach Buys 3/24/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach announced it will transition to a new e-procurement software platform this May. Long Beach Buys, powered by Periscope’s ePro software, is a modern system that will widely enhance the City’s procurement abilities, including the lowering of barriers for small, local and disadvantaged vendors and improved contract management. Long Beach Buys will replace the City’s existing e-procurement platform.  
Public Invited to Attend Colorado Lagoon Playground Grand Opening Ceremony on March 29 3/24/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach invites the public to attend a grand opening ceremony for the new Colorado Lagoon playground, located at 5059 E. Colorado St., at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29.
Long Beach Health Department Unveils First-Ever Veterans Strategic Plan 3/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Veterans Affairs Commission (Commission) recently presented its Veterans Strategic Plan (Plan) to the Long Beach City Council following a reception celebrating the city’s veterans at the Civic Center Plaza. The city’s rich military history spans nearly a century and today, nearly 17,000 veterans call Long Beach home.
City of Long Beach Awarded Encampment Resolution Funding 3/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has been awarded $1.3 million by the State’s Encampment Resolution Funding (ERF) to focus on comprehensive outreach, supportive services and shelter services for the encampment site clustered in Cambodia Town around MacArthur Park and the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library. These funds will be used to address specific, persistent encampments by providing meaningful pathways to safe and stable housing for people experiencing homelessness. 
City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 3/22/2022 Long Beach, CA - Today the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) issued an updated Health Order, now in effect, to align with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Long Beach Civic Center COVID-19 Testing Site to Close on April 1 as Demand in the Area Remains Low 3/22/2022 Long Beach, CA – Due to lower demand for COVID-19 testing in the area, the City-run testing site at the Long Beach Civic Center will close after operations on Friday, April 1, 2022. This site was first established to meet the need for accessible testing for area residents and businesses amid the surge in cases earlier this year. When the Civic Center testing site opened on Jan. 31, the positivity rate for Long Beach was 22.2% and the case rate was 87.3 per 100,000. As of March 21, the positivity rate is 1.48% and the case rate is 2.5 per 100,000. April 1 will be the last day of operations for the testing site. 
City Manager Appoints Johnny Vallejo as Acting Director of Economic Development Department 3/22/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today Long Beach City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Johnny Vallejo to Acting Director of the Economic Development Department, effective immediately. Mr. Vallejo has served the City since 2003 and has led several key projects and initiatives in support of the City’s advancements in business development, real estate, workforce development and business operations. The City will conduct a national recruitment to permanently fill the director position. 
Health Department Develops Equity Investment Framework to Grants and Awards 3/21/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has developed an equity investment framework that will bring an equity lens to grants and awards made through the Long Beach Recovery Act, including grant funds received from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The framework ensures that context, including Long Beach’s history, is considered when awarding money to organizations, and that the funds are structured in a way that increases health and racial equity.
City to Host Community Meetings on Prioritizing Neighborhood Needs for HUD Federal Grants 3/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach will be hosting two virtual community meetings for residents to learn about and provide input on its five-year Consolidated Plan to help determine the activities that should be prioritized and funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formula grants. 
Tsunami Preparedness Week: Are You in the Zone? 3/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications encourages residents to participate in Tsunami Preparedness Week, taking place March 21 through 25, to learn about tsunamis and how to prepare for them. Educational tsunami preparedness tips will be shared through the City’s Disaster Preparedness website, City social media platforms and outreach materials to local business associations. Residents will also have a chance to win a “go-kit” by answering disaster preparedness questions on Facebook and Instagram.
City of Long Beach Expected to Receive Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit with Monsanto Company 3/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – A California federal judge has granted preliminary approvalfor a $550 million class settlement that the City of Long Beach and other city, countyand state governments reached with Bayer AG's Monsanto Company and subsidiaries of Pfizer and Eastman Chemical to resolve allegations that the localities continue to face increased costs due to Monsanto's contamination with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) over the last several decades. In total, the City could receive a maximum of $7.5 million from the settlement, pending additional review and approval from the court and the special master appointed to oversee the settlement. The City is anticipated to receive the largest allocation given to any class member. 
City Celebrates Walk to School Week 3/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) invites school-aged children and their families to participate in Walk to School Week, which will take place from March 21 through March 25. This year’s theme is Walking Superpowers and throughout the week students and families are encouraged to leave their cars at home and walk to school.
City Announces Upcoming Long Beach Recovery Act Contracting Opportunities 3/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking partner organizations for various Long Beach Recovery Act (LB Recovery Act)-related contracting opportunities. Now through the end of summer 2022, eligible organizations will have the opportunity to submit proposals for various programs and services geared toward the economic and public health recovery of the Long Beach community. Many LB Recovery Act programs are designed to partner with community-based organizations and businesses for program implementation. These procurement opportunities are advertised on the LB Recovery page, and additional opportunities will be added on a regular basis as more information becomes available. To submit a proposal for consideration, vendors are required to register in the City’s online procurement portal, PlanetBids. 
Public Invited to Participate in Community Workshops for the Development of the Alternate Crisis Response Program 3/17/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach invites the community to participate in the development of the City’s Alternate Crisis Response Program, a new public health program that will use specially trained civilian employees to respond to non-violent, non-emergency and non-medical calls for service related to mental health crises.
City Seeks Proposals to Administer First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program 3/17/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is now seeking proposals from highly experienced vendors interested in serving as the administrator of its new First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (FTHAP), a new Recovery program that will provide closing cost grants to eligible first-time homebuyers as part of the City's Long Beach Recovery Act.
Application Period Now Open for Long Beach Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grants 3/16/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is now accepting applications for the recently announced Long Beach Recovery Act Small Business and Non-Profit Relief grants, a new recovery program to help small businesses and nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now until 8 p.m. on May 15, 2022, eligible small businesses and nonprofits can apply to receive working capital to help pay for a variety of business expenses. 
Long Beach Airport Welcomes New Hawaiian Airlines Maintenance Base 3/15/2022 Long Beach, CA – Hawaiian Airlinesis further investing in its operations at Long Beach Airport (LGB) with the establishment of a new Hawaiian Airlines Line Maintenance Base. The base is set to open on March 15, 2022. 
City Announces Long Beach Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grants 3/9/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach today announced the Long Beach Recovery Act Small Business and Non-Profit Relief grants, a new recovery program to help small businesses and nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant opportunities, totaling $8.4 million in funding, will provide working capital to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help them pay for a variety of business expenses, such as payroll, rent, personal protective equipment (PPE), technology upgrades, marketing and more.
City Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing Community for Older Adults and Senior Veterans 3/9/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach today joined with nonprofit developer Mercy Housing California and other partner organizations to celebrate the groundbreaking of Long Beach Senior, a new affordable housing development and community resource center along Pacific Coast Highway.  
City Unveils Digital Memorial Honoring Long Beach Lives Lost to COVID-19 3/9/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach today unveiled a digital memorial in remembrance of Long Beach residents who lost their lives due to complications of COVID-19. One life lost is one too many, and while the City honors all Long Beach residents who have lost their lives to this deadly virus, the memorial pays tribute to those whose names and photos were submitted to the City by family and friends.  
Long Beach to Offer Spring Adaptive Youth and Adult Recreation Programs 3/9/2022 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in-person adaptive recreation programs for middle and high school youth and adults, providing fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with disabilities. Programs will run April 30 through June 11, and registration begins on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. 
City Announces Positive Projections for Fiscal Year 2023 City Budget 3/8/2022 Long Beach, CA – As the City of Long Beach begins the development process for the fiscal year 2023 City budget, during the March 8, 2022, Long Beach City Council meeting, the Department of Financial Management will provide a presentation to the City Council identifying positive trends that have significantly improved the City’s General Fund forecast. The $36 million General Fund shortfall projected last spring has reduced to $12 million, which is expected to be fully covered using one-time funds made available through the Long Beach Recovery Act. As a result of these positive projections and available one-time funds, no major public service impacts are anticipated for the coming year and no reduction targets will be issued to City Departments during the development of the Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 City budget.
Long Beach’s Silverado Pool Completes Maintenance Repairs, Reopens to the Public 3/8/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is pleased to announce the reopening of the Silverado Park Pool, located at 1540 W. 32nd Street, after a months-long closure for maintenance repairs.
Long Beach to Offer After-School Programs at Parks Throughout the City through the end of the School Year 3/4/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer its After-School Program for children ages 5 to 12 at various parks across the city through the end of the school year. The After-School Program will take place after school, at varying times per location, on weekdays beginning April 25 through June 17. Participants will receive homework assistance and enjoy enrichment activities and games. Registration for the program begins Wednesday, March 23 online and in person.  
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Host Open House and Job Fair 3/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will host an Open House and Job Fair on Saturday, March 12from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park, located at 6301 Myrtle Ave. The event will include information on current PRM programs and services, a preview of this year’s summer programming, and a job fair for those seeking summer employment.
Public Invited to Participate in City’s 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 3/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is inviting members of the public to participate in the development of the City’s updated Hazard Mitigation PlanResidents are encouraged to share their knowledge of local hazards through a public survey, available online and in-person at all Long Beach Public Library locations, now through March 31, 2022.  
City Launches Youth Climate Corps Survey 3/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking public feedback on the development of the Long Beach Youth Climate Corps, a new youth job placement program in climate-related careers. Respondents can provide input on climate-related job placement opportunities and indicate interest in participating in the program.
Alex Zanardi, Bill Auberlen to be Inducted in the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 3/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – On Thursday, April 7, two multiple-race winners of the streets of Long BeachAlex Zanardi and Bill Auberlenwill be inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, a collaborative celebration with the City of Long Beach and Grand Prix Association of Long Beach.  
Cabrillo High School COVID-19 Vaccine Site Expands, Now Offering Friday Clinic 3/3/2022 Long Beach, CA – In an effort to make COVID-19 vaccines and boosters more accessible, the vaccination site at Cabrillo High School is now offering vaccine on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for everyone ages 5 and older.
Long Beach to Resume In-Person City Council Meetings Beginning March 15 3/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach today announced it will resume in-person City Council meetings at the Bob Foster Civic Chambers, located at 411 W. Ocean Blvd., beginning March 15, 2022.
Long Beach Health Department to Add Afternoon COVID-19 Testing Clinics at Long Beach City College 3/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – In an effort to meet the community’s demand for accessible COVID-19 testing in the area, the testing clinic at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) has expanded operations to offer both morning and afternoon options. PCR and rapid antigen testing are available. 
Some Long Beach Beaches Temporary Closed Due to Sewage Spill 3/2/2022 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all open coastal swimming areas in Long Beach temporarily closed for water contact due to a sewage spill outside of Long Beach. State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations, out of an abundance of caution, until the water quality meets State requirements. 
Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine Partners with Cal Poly Pomona and the Long Beach Community Design Center to Offer Free Urban Planning Program for Teens 3/2/2022 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering Young Community Planners of Long Beach, a new urban planning program for teens ages 13 to 18 who are interested in city planning and development. PRM is collaborating with the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design and the Long Beach Community Design Center to facilitate the program, which will provide hands-on experience about the urban planning process. 
Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer In-Person Day Camps during the Long Beach Unified School District Spring Break, April 18 through 22 3/1/2022 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in-person day camps during the upcoming Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) spring break, taking place April 18 through 22, 2022.Youth ages 5 to 12 will enjoycrafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities, cultural celebrations, and more.
Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Updated State Health Order 2/28/2022 Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a new health order that strongly recommends, but does not require, masking in most circumstances. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will align with the State’s order, as outlined below. 
Long Beach Public Library Showcases LearningExpress, an Online Resource Providing Education and Tools to Help People  Enter the Workforce 2/25/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is showcasing LearningExpress for the month of March. LearningExpress is an easy-to-use resource with online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help learners achieve their educational and professional goals. Users can find educational resources such as college placement exams and grad school admissions test prep, as well as career readiness tools like career certification exam prep, resume writing, interview prep, and much more. 
City Launches Pitch Long Beach! - A Smart City Initiative Program to Encourage Companies to Pitch Ideas and Bring Innovative Solutions to Civic Challenges 2/25/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched Pitch Long Beach! – a new program that allows companies to submit project ideas to help improve City services. This innovative program was developed to make it easier and more transparent for vendors to submit creative ideas and technology solutions by formalizing the project submission process. The program is part of Long Beach’s Smart City Initiative, which advances solutions to civic challenges by engaging the community, staff and private sector to explore and implement emerging technology.
*UPDATED* City Seeks Bids from Qualifying Organizations to Acquire and Preserve Queen Mary Lifeboats 2/25/2022 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is currently seeking bids from qualified museums, preservation groups and developers interested in acquiring and preserving the historic lifeboats from the RMS Queen Mary, providing them the unique opportunity to preserve and feature a piece of history at their place of choice. Now through March 25, 2022, interested organizations may submit proposals for consideration through the City’s Request for Qualification (RFQ) Vendor Portal, PlanetBids.
City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 2/24/2022 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Order, which will take effect on Feb. 25, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., aligning its mask mandates with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The Youth Recreational Sports Protocol (Appendix W) also has been updated to reflect these changes.
City of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Community 2/24/2022 Long Beach, CA Today, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of a new award-winning affordable housing and supportive community located in the Midtown area, together with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), Clifford Beers Housing and other partnering agencies 
Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Updated Mask Requirements 2/23/2022 Today, the County of Los Angeles released a new health order that relaxes masking requirements for fully vaccinated people.
City Seeks Public Input for Updates to City Food Truck Ordinance, Proposes Local Food Truck Program 2/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is in the final developmental stages of updating the Long Beach Municipal Codes (LBMC) for food truck operations and is concurrently working towards establishing a Food Truck Program that will streamline procedures, ensure regulatory compliance from food truck operators, and allow for a better and more streamlined enforcement of food truck operations in Long Beach. Community members are encouraged to provide their inputof the recommended updates at a virtual townhall on Tuesday, March 1, at 5:15 p.m.
Long Beach Health Department to Provide Weekly Virtual “Drop-In” COVID-19 Office Hours for Educators 2/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) has begun holding weekly virtual “drop-in” COVID-19 office hours for Early Childhood Education (ECE) program providers and K-12 school administrators and nurses to provide updates on the City’s COVID-19 guidance and answer questions. The sessions were introduced following a survey conducted by the Health Department for ECE program providers and K-12 administratorsThe weekly office hours will be facilitated by staff from the Health Department’s Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control Division. 
City Announces Departure of Economic Development Director John Keisler 2/22/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the forthcoming departure of longtime City employee John Keisler. Mr. Keisler joined the City of Long Beach in 2005 and has served as the director of the Department of Economic development since 2017. He is leaving the City to join a private sector company in a leadership role.
City of Long Beach Releases One Year Update of the Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative 2/22/2022 Long Beach, CA – At the Feb. 1, 2022, Long Beach City Council Meeting, the City of Long Beach Office of Equity presented its Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative: One Year Update to the City Council, highlighting key milestones and progressions reached by the City throughout 2021. The presentation from the Racial Equity Implementation Team included updates to the Initial Report, adopted by the City Council in 2020, including successes, challenges, promising practices, emerging priorities, and next steps for implementation.
Long Beach Airport Reallocates Three Supplemental Flight Slots to Southwest and American Airlines 2/18/2022 LONG BEACH, CA – Three supplemental flight slots at Long Beach Airport (LGB) were reallocated this month to Southwest Airlines, which was awarded two, and American Airlines, which was awarded one. Those three slots were previously held by Delta Air Lines and relinquished in December 2021.
Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine Now Offering Free Virtual Recreation Programs for Youth 2/18/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is now offering free Virtual Recreation Programs for youth ages 5 to 12. The virtual programs feature enriching, fun activities such as arts and crafts, fitness, dance, cooking, cultural celebrations and more. Families can access these videos anytime, anywhere by visiting the PRM YouTube channel.
City Launches Request for Proposals to Implement the Long Beach Guaranteed Income Pilot Program for Select Long Beach Residents 2/17/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach today launched a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking qualified vendors to implement and administer the Long Beach Guaranteed Income Pilot Program (Pilot), a pilot program that will provide a select number of Long Beach families living at or below the poverty line and residing in the 90813 zip code, which has the highest concentration of families living in poverty within the city, the opportunity to receive up to $500 a month for 12 months. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11 p.m. (PST) on March 7, 2022.
City of Long Beach Facilities and Services Presidents Day Schedule 2/16/2022 Long Beach, CA – In observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules. 
City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order, Youth Sports Protocol 2/15/2022 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Order and Youth Sports Protocol effective Feb. 16, 2022. The updated Youth Sports Protocol revises masking requirements for outdoor youth sports activitiesThe updated Health Order increases the thresholds for Mega Events and removes masking requirements at Outdoor Mega Events. 
Long Beach Airport Seeks Uplifting Designs for “Plane to See” Coloring Sheet Art Contest 2/15/2022 Long BeachCA   Long Beach Airport (LGB) is calling on local artists to take part in a “Plane to See” aviation-themed design contest, where 10 selected winners’ drawings will earn $500 honorariums and be used to create coloring sheets for travelers of all ages 
With Shorter Wait Times Across All City Sites, Former Boeing Parking Lot COVID-19 Test Site to Close 2/11/2022 Long Beach, CA – Due to a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases and a decline in demand for testing, the COVID-19 testing site at the former Boeing parking lot will close Feb. 26, 2022This testing site was established in January to meet the unprecedented demand for COVID-19 testing amid the surge. This site administered more than 35,400 COVID-19 tests and effectively served its purpose of providing accessible testing during a time of high demand. When the Boeing site first opened, the positivity rate for Long Beach was 25.8%, and the case rate was 202.4 per 100,000. The current positivity rate is 7.9%, and the case rate is 60.2Across the city, tests have dropped from a high of 9,323 on Jan. 18 to 1,356 on Feb. 9 
City Celebrates Official Opening of the Redesigned Lincoln Park 2/10/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach today commemorated the official opening of the redesigned Lincoln Park, located in the heart of downtown Long Beach on Ocean Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Robert Garcia, First District Councilwoman Mary Zendejas, Second District Councilwoman Cindy Allen and other City leaders. After a multi-year closure, Lincoln Park is once again open to the downtown community and visitors of Long Beach. 
City Launches Request for Qualifications for Grant Writing Services 2/9/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking grant writing consultants and firms to provide grant writing services for various City Departments that require assistance applying for county, state, federal and philanthropic grants. Now through Feb. 23 at 11 a.m., eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s Request for Qualification (RFQ) Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, for consideration.
Long Beach Sets Benchmarks for Removing Certain Masking Requirements, Updates Mega Event Thresholds 2/8/2022 Long Beach, CA – Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that effective Feb. 16, it will roll back policies that had been put into place during the Omicron surge, which is now on the wane in the state. The City is aligning with Los Angeles County by keeping current masking policies in place, with a roadmap that allows for easing restrictions as soon as it is safer to do so.
City Postpones its 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Celebration to 2023 2/8/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has postponed its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Celebration to 2023. The decision to further postpone the event, originally scheduled for Jan. 15, 2022, was made out of an abundance of caution to protect public health as transmission of COVID-19 cases remains high. The City continues to take a steadfast approach towards mitigating the spread of the virus, and while it is an unfortunate circumstance to postpone this year’s parade, the event is expected to make its grand return next year with enhanced features.
City Launches Request for Proposals to Implement Digital Inclusion Resources and Services 2/7/2022 Long Beach, CA – As part of the City of Long Beach’s ongoing effort in addressing digital inequities and advancing digital equity and inclusion in Long Beachthe Economic Development Department (ED), in collaboration with the Technology and Innovation Department (TID), have launched two Request for Proposals (RFPs) for organizations to implement digital inclusion resources and services, including distributing internet hotspots and computing devices and offering computer literacy training to communities most impacted by the digital divide stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s Vendor PortalPlanetBidsby 11 a.m. (PST) on March 1, 2022. 
Celebrate Super Bowl Weekend Without Penalties 2/4/2022 Long Beach, CA – With Super Bowl LVI coming to the Los Angeles area on Sunday, Feb. 13, and a home team playing for the championship title, the City of Long Beach is encouraging everyone to enjoy the big game responsibly by providing the following safety recommendations.  
Long Beach Public Library Adds Over 500 New Khmer Books to the Collection 2/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Khmer collection at the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) Mark Twain Neighborhood Library just grew by over 500 new books, thanks to funding from a Library Services and Technology (LSTA) grant and to Sophea Chim, United Cambodian Community of Long Beach staff member and LBPL contractor, who purchased books on behalf of the Library while visiting Cambodia. The recent additions include topics such as traditional music, traditional Cambodian cooking, graphic novels for children and teens, picture books, and modern and ancient Cambodian history. 
Long Beach Airport Anticipates Economic Tailwind with Increased Flight Activity for Super Bowl LVI 2/2/2022 Long Beach, CA – With Super Bowl LVI touching down in Southern California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) officials are expecting an increased number of travelers and charter aircraft activity on the days surrounding the championship game at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 13.  
Some Long Beach Beaches Temporary Closed Due to Sewage Spill 2/1/2022 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas west of Belmont Pier in Long Beach temporarily closed for water contact due to a sewage spill.  State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations, out of an abundance of caution, until the water quality meets State requirements. 
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Spring Class Registration Begins February 7 2/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – Registration for new recreation classes offered by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) begins Monday, Feb. 7. More than 300 classes in art, music, nature, fitness, special interest subjects, and adult sports leagues and aquatics programs will be offered starting in March. These programs provide opportunities for social interaction and learning, exercise and recreation, and growth and relaxation for preschool-aged children to adultsAlso beginning Feb. 7, and after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, a new issue of the Recreation Connection programs catalog will be available to residents digitally on LBParks.org and printed copies at Long Beach park community centers and Long Beach Public Library branches. 
Long Beach Public Library is Highlighting Mango Languages for the month of February 1/31/2022 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is highlighting Mango Languages for the month of February. Mango Languages is an online language learning tool that offers ad-free, unlimited access to learning modules for more than 70 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) learning for 15 different native languages.
Long Beach Airport Food Scrap Program Takes Flight 1/31/2022 Long Beach, CA – As part of the Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) ongoing sustainability efforts to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, it has launched a commercial food scrap recycling program to divert organic materials from the landfill and create renewable energy. 
City to Begin Offering New COVID-19 Testing Clinics at Long Beach Civic Center 1/28/2022 Long Beach, CA – In an effort to meet the continued demand for accessible testing amid the Omicron variant surge, beginning the week of Monday, Jan. 31, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will open two new weekly non-appointment COVID-19 testing clinics at the Long Beach Civic Center and Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC).
COVID-19 Omicron Sub-Variant BA.2 Virus Found in Long Beach 1/28/2022 On January 28, 2022, the Long Beach Health Department received confirmation of its first case of the Omicron subvariant, BA.2. The new subvariant was first detected in South Africa in December of 2021 and has since been detected in 49 countries, including the United States. 
Long Beach City Council Approves Adoption of Parks, Recreation and Marine 10-Year Strategic Plan 1/28/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach City Council approved the adoption of the proposed Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) Strategic Plan on Jan. 18, 2022. The Plan will guide PRM’s operational, staffing and budget decisions for a 10-year period from 2022 to 2032 and serve as a tool to adapt park services as the community’s needs evolve.
City to Conduct Critical Repairs to the Queen Mary Beginning in February 2022 1/27/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is preparing to start critical repairs to the Queen Mary, with fencing being placed around the construction zone and staging areas prepared as of last weekIn February, the City will begin the first phase of critical repairs, which are anticipated to be completed later this year, allowing the Queen Mary to reopen to the public. 
City of Long Beach Issues Updated Youth Sports Protocol, Quarantine Order 1/21/2022 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Youth Sports Protocol and Quarantine Order effective Jan. 18, 2022. The updated Youth Sports Protocol revises some masking and vaccination requirements. The new Quarantine Order allows certain asymptomatic employees to return at work after exposure to the virus.
City to Expand Vaccine Operations at LBCC Pacific Coast Campus Beginning January 18 1/14/2022 Beginning Tuesday, Jan.18, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will expand operations at its COVID-19 vaccination site at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) by offering weekly clinics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in addition to the clinics already offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
City of Long Beach Fleet Services Bureau Receives National Recognitions for Advancements in Sustainability 1/13/2022 Long Beach, CA – In 2021, the City of Long Beach Fleet Services Bureau garnered multiple national recognitions for its advancements towards improving Citywide operational services through the introduction of newer, cleaner vehicles and equipment and reducing the City’s environmental impacts through the implementation of sustainable policies. The City continues to set a precedent for other large fleets, both private and governmental. 
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City Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 1/13/2022 Long Beach, CA - In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules.
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City Announces Date Change for 2022 Homeless Point and Updated Location 1/11/2022 Due to the increased transmission and surge in COVID-19 cases in Long Beachthe 2022 Homeless Point in Time (PIT) Count has been pushed back to Thursday, Feb. 24. After consultation with the Long Beach Continuum of Care, the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) applied and was approved for an extension by HUD to mitigate risk to volunteers and survey recipients during this rapid increase in COVID-19.  
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City to Begin Administering Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters to 12- to 15-Year-Olds 1/11/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has begun offering COVID-19 boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds and third doses to 5- to 11- year-old immuno-compromised children. Previously, boosters were only authorized for those 16 and older. The boosters administered will be Pfizer brand; Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters are still only eligible to those 18 and older.
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Public Invited to Share Their 2023 City Budget Priorities at Upcoming Community Budget Meetings 1/11/2022 The City of Long Beach is inviting members of the public to participate in the City’s fiscal year 2023 budget development process by sharing their service priorities at one of two upcoming virtual community budget meetings. The community budget meetings were originally scheduled to be held in person at multiple locations throughout the city; however, due to the increased transmission of COVID-19the City recently transitioned all scheduled in-person community outreach meetings to a virtual format as part of various City service modifications that were announced earlier this month. The virtual community budget meetings will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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Long Beach Police Department Announces 2021 Year-End Crime Statistics 1/10/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today, the Long Beach Police Department announced the 2021 year-end crime statistics. Similar to other cities across the nation, the Long Beach community experienced an increase in crime in 2021. In order to meet the challenges posed in 2021, the Long Beach Police Department explored and utilized new resources to better serve the community and fulfill the Department’s vision to provide a safe city for all people.
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City to Open Larger Drive-Thru and Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing Clinic; Offers Testing for LBUSD Students, Staff and Faculty 1/7/2022 Long Beach, CA – To accommodate the steep increased demand for COVID-19 testing, starting Monday, Jan. 10, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will expand its testing for residents to include a new, larger drive-thru and walk-up testing clinic in the former Boeing parking lot located near 3590 E. Wardlow Rd. With this implementation of this larger site, the Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) locations will transition to a vaccine-only site. In addition, the City will begin offering COVID-19 tests to Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students, faculty and staff.
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City Announces Request for Qualifications for Black Mental Health Services 1/7/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has announced a request for qualifications for Black-serving mental health organizations to provide culturally affirming mental health services. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14. 
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Isolation and Quarantine Orders, Health Order 1/6/2022 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued updated Isolation and Quarantine Orders and an updated Health Order, all of which took effect on Jan. 4, 2022. These orders align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance for community-related exposure to COVID-19. Below are highlights of the new orders:
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City Council Meetings to Shift to Virtual Setting Due to COVID-19 Surge  1/5/2022 Long Beach, CA –  Beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Long Beach City Council meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. A Zoom link will be provided on the posted agenda. Members of the public will be able to join virtually from a smartphone/tablet app, computer or phone.
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City Announces Updates to COVID-19 Clinic Operations and Other City Services Due to COVID-19 Surge 1/5/2022 Long Beach, CA – As COVID-19 cases continue to surge locally and throughout the state, the City of Long Beach today announced several operational changes and potential impacts to City services. The City continues to take an aggressive approach to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community and the City workforce.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Updated Isolation and Quarantine Orders 12/31/2021 The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will align with Los Angeles County’s new isolation and quarantine requirements, which is based on the CDC and CDPH updated guidance regarding isolation and quarantine.
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Long Beach Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 12/31/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas at beaches in Long Beach temporarily closed for water contact due to a sewage spill. State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations, out of an abundance of caution, until the water quality meets State requirements.
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Long Beach Public Library Hosts Virtual Workshop for GetSetUp, an Online Learning Service for Adults Ages 55 and Older 12/30/2021 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has teamed up with GetSetUp, the premier online learning service for adults ages 55 and older, to provide hundreds of live online classes to keep people mentally, physically and socially active. Classes are interactive, easy to join, offered day and night, and are free for LBPL card holders. To encourage eligible card holders to utilize GetSetUp as a lifelong learning resource, LBPL is hosting a live virtual workshop with GetSetUp experts at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2022.
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City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 12/30/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
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Long Beach Sees Significant Rise in COVID-19 Cases Amid Omicron Variant Surge 12/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach is experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases. This surge is on par with what has been seen throughout California and across the nation upon the introduction of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. From Dec. 11 to 17, 48% of sequenced specimens in Long Beach were Omicron, and the percentage is expected to increase rapidly in the coming days.
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City-Run COVID-19 Testing Clinic at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus Will Not Open Today Due to Rain Event; Appointments Honored at Other Locations 12/30/2021 Due to forecasted rain today, December 30, the City-run testing clinic at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) will temporarily modify its schedule and not open.
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Christine Hertzel Appointed as Acting Director of Library Services 12/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Christine Hertzel as the Acting Director of Library Services for the Long Beach Public Library (Library), effective Jan. 1, 2022. Ms. Hertzel brings to the position extensive library experience and currently serves as the Library's Automated Services Bureau Manager. The City will conduct a national recruitment for the next director of Library Services.
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City Temporarily Modifies COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Schedule for Today, December 29, and Tomorrow, December 30, Due to Rain Event 12/29/2021 Due to forecasted rain this week, and in an effort to meet the increase in testing demands due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases seen throughout the state and across the country, City-run COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites have temporarily modified their schedules for today, Dec. 29, and tomorrow, Dec. 30, adding more clinic locations and moving outdoor operations inside.
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City Vaccine and Testing Sites Will Relocate Outdoor Evening Operations to Indoors Tomorrow, December 27, Due to Rain Event 12/26/2021 Due to forecasted rain tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 27, City-run COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites will relocate their evening outdoor operations to indoors at the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park, and the Main Health building will open for testing only. Vaccine and testing clinics at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (LBCC - PCC) and Veterans Stadium will temporarily modify their schedule and not open for evening operations. These sites are located outdoors and cannot operate in the rain.
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City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 12/23/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.  
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Official City of Long Beach Statement Regarding Oil Sheen Impacting Huntington Beach Coast, Traveling Northbound 12/23/2021 At this time, Long Beach beaches and swimming areas have not been affected by the oil sheen located yesterday, Dec. 22, one mile off the coast of Bolsa Chica State Beach in the City of Huntington Beach, despite notifications that the sheen is traveling in a northerly direction, unlike previous oil sheens. The size of the sheen is currently undetermined, however on its current trajectory northbound, the San Gabriel River, Long Beach shoreline and Port of Long Beach could be impacted as early as tomorrow morning, Dec. 24. Forecasted inclement weather today and tomorrow is contributing to the oil  sheen’s direction of travel and will also likely disrupt efforts to locate and identify the source and contain it. The City of Long Beach is actively looking at contingency plans for various scenarios and is prepared to clear beaches immediately, start our own local mitigation efforts and provide further updates as needed.  
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Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Awarded $302,000 Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program 12/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a $302,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The one-year grant will continue and expand the Health Department’s Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division’s Walk and Roll Long Beach Program focused on improving and promoting safety for all pedestrians and bicyclists, among other educational activities conducted between Oct. 1, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022. 
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City Vaccine and Testing at Houghton Park Will Relocate Outdoor Operations to Indoors Tomorrow, December 23, and Friday, December 24, Due to Rain Event; Pacific Coast Campus and Veterans Stadium Sites to Reopen Next Week 12/22/2021 Due to forecasted rain tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24, City COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites will relocate their outdoor operations to indoors at the Houghton Park Community Center, located at 6301 Myrtle Ave., and the Main Health building, located at 2525 Grand Ave. Vaccine and testing clinics at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus and Veterans Stadium will reopen next week on their regularly scheduled operating days. These sites are located outdoors and cannot operate in the rain.  
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City Manager Appoints Assistant Chief Wally Hebeish as New Chief of Police 12/22/2021 Long Beach, CA – Today City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Wally Hebeish as the new Chief of Police for the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Chief Hebeish, a 27-year law enforcement veteran and the current Assistant Chief of Police for Long Beach, will promote to Police Chief effective Jan. 1, 2022, following the retirement of Chief Robert Luna.
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City Offers Tips to Safely Enjoy the Holidays 12/22/2021 Long Beach, CA – The winter holidays are a time of joyous celebrations, beloved traditions, and long-awaited gatherings with family and friends. As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays quickly approach, the City of Long Beach is offering the following tips to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
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Long Beach Public Library Showcases PressReader, an On-the-Go Reading App with Access to Digital Magazines and Newspapers from Around the World 12/22/2021 Long Beach, CA – Throughout December, the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is featuring PressReader as its digital resource spotlight of the month. PressReader provides unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries and in 60 languages for on-the-go reading.
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Long Beach to Receive Extended Period of Rain 12/21/2021 A series of storms is expected to bring wet weather to Long Beach and Los Angeles County today, Dec. 21, and into the holiday weekendThe National Weather Service is predicting one to two inches of rainfall along the coast, with the heaviest rainfall and potential for localized flooding likely to occur on Thursday, Dec. 23. Residents should anticipate travel and commute delays due to the storm. 
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City Awarded State Grant to Continue Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Program 12/20/2021 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a $215,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to encourage responsible cannabis use and reduce drug-impaired driving related collisions.
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New City Council District Boundaries Take Effect Today 12/18/2021 Long Beach, CA – The new Long Beach City Council District boundaries, recently adopted by the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission), take effect today, Dec. 18, 2021, at the conclusion of the 30-day referendum period required under State law. Over the next several weeks, thCity will implement a multi-language community outreach campaign to ensure Long Beach residents and business owners are aware of the new district lines and their potential impacts.
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Long Beach to Offer Community Learning Hubs for Youth at Houghton, McBride, Orizaba and Veterans Parks and After- School Programs at Parks Throughout the City This Winter 12/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue offering after school programs that safely engage youth and support learning and access to recreational opportunities throughout the winter months. Both the Community Learning Hub Program and After School Program begin Jan. 3 and will run weekdays through April 15. Registration for both programs begin Dec. 22 online and in person. 
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Community Spread of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Found in Long Beach 12/17/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is reporting the first locally acquired case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in Long Beach. The individual does not have a history of international or domestic travelThe person, who is unvaccinated, experienced a cough, runny nose, sore throat, and fatigue and is resting at home. 
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UPDATED - City of Long Beach Christmas 2021 and New Year’s 2022 Holiday Schedule 12/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - In observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidaysthe City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 12/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Orderwhich took effect at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, and updates requirements for mega events, updates workplace mask guidance, and provides recommendations regarding travel and updates the protocol regarding youth sports. 
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City to Begin Administering Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters to 16- and 17-Year-Olds 12/16/2021 Long Beach, CA – Starting Friday, December 17th, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering COVID-19 boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds. Previously, boosters were only authorized for those 18 and older. The boosters administered will be Pfizer brand; Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters are still only eligible to those 18 and older.  
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Long Beach Airport to Begin Major Safety Project to Primary Taxiway 12/16/2021 Long Beach, CA – A major construction project to improve the safety of the Long Beach Airport (LGB) airfield will commence the first week in January and is expected to last through August 2022. The $25 million project, primarily funded by grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will bring the airport in line with the latest FAA standards. 
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City Receives Distracted Driving Prevention Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety 12/15/2021 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a $180,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to continue the City’s Distracted Driving Prevention Program. The grant expands upon the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division’s GreenlightLB Program to include educational and awareness activities focused on reducing distracted driving related collisions. 
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City of Long Beach Seeks Volunteers for 2022 Homeless Point in Time Count 12/15/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is seeking 250 community volunteers to help conduct the 2022 Point in Time (PIT) Count, its street count of people experiencing homelessness in Long Beachtaking place on Jan. 25, 2022.  
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Winter Shelter Opens in Long Beach 12/15/2021 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Winter Shelter, which shields people experiencing homelessness from cold weather and provides shelter, food and safety during the coldest time of the year, opened on Dec. 1. The facility, located at 1718 Hayes Ave. in West Long Beach, is operated in partnership with Volunteers of America Los Angeles (VOALA) and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). The shelter capacity will be limited to 45 to allow for physical distancing in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. 
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City Seeks Community Feedback for Future Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center 12/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is inviting the community to submit feedback and recommendations for the future Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center. Topics include key considerations such as programming, fees, access and transportation to ensure the new center’s amenities equitably reflect the diverse needs of the Long Beach community. 
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City of Long Beach Recognized by Bloomberg Philanthropies for Using Data and Evidence to Improve Residents’ Lives 12/15/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach announced today it is one of 10 new cities to have achieved What Works Cities Certification for its exceptional use of data to guide decision-making and improve residents’ lives. What Works Cities Certification - the national standard of excellence in data-driven city governance - evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making. The City achieved a Silver Certification level in 2021. 
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Parks, Recreation and Marine’s Mobile Recess Program for Youth Postponed, El Dorado Nature Center Trails to Reopen Later This Week Due to Weather Conditions 12/14/2021 Due to inclement weather today, Dec. 14, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine’s (PRM) Mobile Recess Program for youth will not take place as scheduled. This affects the Tuesday programs offered at both Rose Park and on 17th Street between Henderson Avenue and Chestnut AvenueRegistered program participants will be notified by telephone. El Dorado Nature Center trails will not open today and will reopen later this week after rain eventThe Belmont Pool will remain open unless a threat of lightning is determined. 
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City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 12/14/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues. 
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City Vaccine and Testing Clinics at Houghton Park to Move Indoors Tomorrow, December 14, Due to Weather Conditions While Pacific Coast Campus and Veterans Stadium Will Reopen Later This Week After Rain Event 12/13/2021 Due to forecasted rain, tomorrow, Dec. 14, City-run COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics at Houghton Park will relocate indoors to the Houghton Park Community Center, located at 6301 Myrtle Avenue. Operations at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) and Veterans Stadium will temporarily modify their schedule and not be open tomorrow. These sites are located outdoors and cannot operate in the rain. Those with appointments will be contacted via email for rescheduling.  
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Long Beach Prepares for Rain and Gusty Winds 12/13/2021 A significant storm system will impact Long Beach and Los Angeles County today and tomorrow, Dec. 13 and 14, lingering into early Wednesday. The National Weather Service is predicting one to three inches of rainfall along the coast with high surf and wind gusts of up to 40 mph to accompany the storm system.
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UPDATED: Long Beach to Offer Annual “Treecycling” Program 12/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Public Works will once again offer its Holiday Tree Recycling Program, known as Treecycling. This annual program provides Long Beach residents with the opportunity to dispose of their live holiday trees free of charge at 12 convenient drop-off locations throughout the city, Dec. 26, 2021, to Jan. 15, 2022, as well as a citywide curbside pick-up day for City serviced refuse customers on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. 
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Long Beach Animal Care Services Reaches Highest Adoption Rate Ever 12/9/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACShas reached its highest adoption rate everincreasing by 60in the first three quarters of the calendar year over the last three years, from 471 adoptions in 2018 to 783 in 2021. 
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City Seeks Community Input at Upcoming Citizen Police Complaint Commission Meeting 12/7/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is inviting the public to attend an upcoming virtual Citizen Police Complaint Commission (CPCC) meeting, where preliminary recommendations for CPCC reform will be presented and community members will have the opportunity to provide their input on those recommendations. The virtual meeting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at 6 p.m.
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Omicron Variant of COVID-19 Virus Found in Long Beach 12/7/2021 On December 6, 2021, the Long Beach Health Department received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). The individual, who was fully vaccinated and is asymptomaticreturned to Long Beach on Nov. 29, 2021, after international travel (not to the southern African region). 
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Alamitos Neighborhood Library Reopens Today 12/7/2021 Long Beach, CA – The Alamitos Neighborhood Library, located at 1836 E. 3rd St., reopens to the public today at noon after undergoing an extensive heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacement project, funded by Measure A. The Alamitos branch first closed to the public with the other 11 Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) locations at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and remained closed until the replacement project was completed.
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City of Long Beach Earns Perfect Score Plus Bonus Points in Nationwide Municipal Equality Index 12/3/2021 Long Beach, CA – For the tenth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) inclusion in municipal law and policy, earning both a perfect score and 11 bonus points. Long Beach was one of 506 cities nationwide to be scored, and one of 110 to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
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67th Annual Daisy Lane Parade Taking Place Saturday, Dec. 11 12/2/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach and Seventh District Councilmember Roberto Uranga, along with the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, will host the 67th Annual Daisy Lane Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s newly reimagined festivities will showcase a festive car parade through the Wrigley Neighborhood, safely bringing holiday cheer directly to residents’ doorsteps.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding the Omicron COVID-19 Variant 11/30/2021 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is closely monitoring information regarding the COVID-19 variant Omicron. No cases of the new variant have been confirmed in the United States. A percentage of the City’s positive tests are sequenced to detect variants, and the Health Department will inform the community if Omicron is detected in Long Beach.
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Library Services Director Announces Retirement After 40 Years with the City 11/23/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach announced today the upcoming retirement of Library Services Director Glenda Williams, a longtime employee of the City. Ms. Williams dedicated her entire 40-year City career in the Department of Library Services, serving as director since 2009.
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Long Beach Airport Expects Increase in Holiday Travelers 11/22/2021 Long Beach, CA – After a prolonged period of reduced passenger traffic, Long Beach Airport (LGB) expects to see a strong rebound during the Thanksgiving travel season from November 22 to November 28. Estimates indicate that passenger numbers will be five times greater than in 2020.
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Long Beach Fire Steps Up as a Primary Operating Partner for UCLA Health’s Mobile Stroke Unit Program 11/22/2021 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) is now serving as a primary operating partner for UCLA Health’s Mobile Stroke Unit Program (MSU), a shared emergency medical service that provides life-saving therapies to potential stroke patients throughout the Los Angeles County region. As a primary operating partner, LBFD is dedicating one firefighter/paramedic to serve as a team member for the MSU.
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Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Distributes 2.7 Million Masks for Children 11/22/2021 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is distributing 2.7 million child-sized masks to local early childhood education providers and community-based organizations. The masks were donated to the City in July 2021 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Long Beach Hosts 34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration 11/19/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach, in partnership with Sixth District Councilwoman Dr. Suely Saro and the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade & Celebration Community Advisory Committee, is inviting the community to take part in the 34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.
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2021 Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission Adopts Final Map for New Council District Boundaries 11/19/2021 Long Beach, CA – On Thursday, November 18, the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission) voted to adopt the final map for the new Long Beach City Council district boundaries. The new district boundaries approved by the Commission will take effect in 30 days on December 18, 2021. The new map can be found on the Redistricting website.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Winter Youth Program During Upcoming Winter Break 11/19/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer programs to safely engage youth ages 5 to 12 during the upcoming Long Beach Unified School District winter break. Winter Camps will take place at various Long Beach parks weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Dec. 20 through Dec. 30 (excluding Christmas Day on Dec. 25), where campers will be able to enjoy fun games such as capture the flag and kickball. Registration begins Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 8 a.m. in person and at 10 a.m. online.
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City of Long Beach Offers Thanksgiving Safety Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards 11/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach wants everyone to enjoy the upcoming holidays, and it is the shared responsibility of our entire community to celebrate them safely. As the holiday season is a time for festivities, gatherings and visits from out-of-towners, the City is providing tips to help ensure everyone has a safe and healthy Thanksgiving weekend.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Extend Free Mobile Recess Program for Youth 11/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue offering its Mobile Recess Program with a new series beginning Dec. 6 and through Feb. 25, 2022. Registration for the new series, operating weekdays from 2:30 to 5 p.m., begins Monday, Nov. 22, at 2:30 p.m. in person and online.
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City of Long Beach Thanksgiving Week Schedule 11/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26.
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All Adults Now Eligible for COVID-19 Booster 11/16/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is now offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all people 18 years old and older. 
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Long Beach Ranks First Nationwide as a 2021 Top Digital City 11/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has been recognized as a Top Digital City in the Center for Digital Government (CDG)'s 2021 Digital Cities Survey, which evaluates  how cities across the nation use technology to advance city goals, operations and services to the community. This is the eleventh consecutive year the City has been recognized as a Top 10 Digital City, this year ranking first in its population size nationwide.
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Long Beach’s Community Learning Hub for Youth Reopens at Houghton Park Nov. 29 11/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is reopening the Community Learning Hub at the Houghton Park Community Center, located at 6301 Myrtle Ave., for free independent study and after-school activities for kindergarten to eighth grade Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students. Registration begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17.
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Long Beach Public Library Spotlights VetNow, a Free Digital Resource for Military Veterans 11/10/2021 Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) showcases different digital resources each month, and this month’s spotlight — just in time for Veterans Day — is on Brainfuse’s VetNow, which provides live veteran-to-veteran guidance to help current and former military personnel and their families apply for the benefits they are eligible for as well as advice and resources to transition to civilian life. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 11/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Orderthat took effect on November 5, 2021, addressing requirements for schools using the modified quarantine option, clarifying testing requirements for mega events, and providing further clarification regarding workplace protocols. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Dedicates Chittick Field Sports Complex to Former Vice Mayor and Councilman Dee Andrews 11/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is hosting a dedication ceremony for the Dee Andrews Sports Complex at Chittick Field, naming the facility at 1900 Walnut Avenue after the former Vice Mayor and Sixth District Councilman. The public naming and sign unveiling will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 20. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Amidst Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis Outbreak, Pet Owners Reminded to Vaccinate Dogs 11/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - Although there are currently no reported cases of canine influenza or leptospirosis in Long Beach, an outbreak has been spreading in since mid-July in Los Angeles County, impacting two animal shelters, multiple boarding kennels, dog parks and doggy day care centers, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
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Long Beach Health Department Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics in November 11/5/2021 Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will host additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics in November at Main Health (2525 Grand Ave.) to provide booster shots to those who are eligibleThe clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, Friday, Nov. 12, and Friday, Nov. 19. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
 
City to Begin Administering COVID-19 Vaccines for those 5 to 11 Years Old 11/2/2021 Long Beach, CA – Starting Friday, Nov. 5, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children from 5 to 11 years old. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 on October 29, 2021, which was followed by approvals from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today, November 2.
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City of Long Beach Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Affordable Housing Community 11/1/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach celebrated the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing development and a community health and wellness center along the Anaheim Street corridor in the Cambodia Town community, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach (HACLB), BRIDGE Housing and TCC Family Health.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 5 to 11 10/29/2021 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Streamlines Process for Obtaining Permits and Reservations 10/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is making it more convenient for the public to obtain permits and reserve public spaces through a new online application system. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Winter Class Registration Opens November 1 10/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - Registration for winter recreation classes offered by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) opens Monday, November 1. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
City of Long Beach Election Day Schedule 10/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - In observance of Election Day, a new City of Long Beach holiday, Tuesday, November 2, 2021, City facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules. The Election Day holiday was created to provide City employees the time to exercise their right to vote if they wish. The holiday is the first Tuesday of every November, after the first of the month, regardless of the election cycle. (Spanish) (Khmer)
City of Long Beach Encourages Safe Tricks and Treats for Halloween 10/27/2021 Long Beach, CA - City of Long Beach officials are reminding trick-or-treaters and other Halloween revelers on October 31 to celebrate safely with a few tips and tricks to avoid potential holiday hazards, including reducing the risk of spreading of COVID-19. (Spanish) (Khmer)
City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 10/25/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
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City Vaccine and Test Sites Closed Due to Rain 10/25/2021 Long Beach, CA – Due to rain, all City-run COVID-19 vaccine and test sites will close at 1 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 25. These sites all are located outdoors and cannot operate in the rain.
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Long Beach Prepares for Potential Heavy Rain, Winds 10/25/2021 A storm system is bringing rain, winds and cold weather to Southern California this morning, Monday, Oct. 25. The National Weather Service is predicting rain showers throughout the day with cooler temperatures in the evening. The heaviest rains are expected between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 pm. Light rain and cooler temperatures are expected to follow into the evening.
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City Shares Plans for Lincoln Park, Seeks Feedback 10/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) and the Office of Councilwoman Cindy Allen are inviting the public to see plans and submit feedback for downtown’s redesigned Lincoln Park, which is set to reopen in 2022. The park has been closed since 2017 for construction of the Civic Center complex.
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City of Long Beach Statement on Temporarily Allowing Additional Container Stacking 10/22/2021 There is currently a national emergency related to the supply and distribution of imported goods arriving in our nations ports. This issue has particularly affected the City of Long Beach and neighboring port operations as delays in offloading, storage, and distribution of goods to their destinations in the supply chain have been substantially delayed, creating national, regional and local economic impacts.
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City to Begin Administering COVID-19 Boosters for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson 10/22/2021 Long Beach, CA – Starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 23, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering COVID-19 boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). This is in addition to the Pfizer boosters already being administered to eligible people.
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City Seeks Community Feedback in Selection of New Police Chief 10/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - What professional experience and characteristics do you want to see in the next Chief of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD)? The City of Long Beach is asking the community to answer that question in a public survey that will help inform the selection process for a new leader of the LBPD.
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Residents Urged to Avoid Prolonged Outdoor Activities near Dominguez Channel 10/21/2021 Long Beach, CA – City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis today warned Long Beach residents about potential unhealthy air quality due to the hydrogen sulfide produced in nearby Carson. The hydrogen sulfide, produced by rotting organic matter coupled with low tides, has created a rotten egg smell over the past couple of weeks. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Area Code Required on All 562 Calls Starting October 24 10/21/2021 Long Beach, CA - All calls within the 562 area code will require dialing a full 10-digit telephone number beginning October 24, 2021. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Dedicates Section of Marine Stadium to Former Municipal Band Conductor Larry Curtis 10/21/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is inviting the community to a dedication ceremony for Conductor Larry Curtis Concert Park, a section of Marine Stadium being named in the honor of the longtime leader of the Long Beach Municipal Band. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Booster Doses for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson 10/20/2021 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster of Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson’s (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
Long Beach Celebrates Día De Los Muertos Downtown 10/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Families and friends are invited to remember loved ones who have died at Long Beach’s lively sixth annual Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday and vibrant celebration of the cycle of life. Free festivities are planned from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 30, on Historic Pine Avenue. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Seeks Volunteers for 14th Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count 10/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Every October, volunteers and City employees work together to tally the number of bicyclists, pedestrians and electric scooter riders across key intersections in Long Beach. Once again, the City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to assist with counts and make observations regarding how people are using roadways and other infrastructure.   (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Asks Vendors to Share Feedback in Survey 10/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Financial Management is asking past, current and prospective vendors to participate in a Vendor Engagement Survey to help guide procurement improvements. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Community Stays Prepared with Great ShakeOut 10/14/2021 Long Beach, CA -  Long Beach’s Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is encouraging all residents to take part in the annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill happening at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, October 21. The disaster drill is an opportunity for the public to prepare and practice what to do in the event of a major earthquake. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
City Releases 2021 Redistricting Map Drafts 10/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach’s Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission) is seeking public input on a variety of draft maps released today showing boundary lines that could reshape each of the City’s Council Districts.
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Long Beach Airport’s Festival of Flight Returns 10/12/2021 LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) award-winning Festival of Flight is coming in for a landing Saturday, November 6. The popular free event, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, is returning with aircraft on static display, live music, food and beer trucks, activities for kids and helicopter rides for purchase. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
 
City Manager Announces Recruitment Process for Police Chief 10/8/2021 Long Beach, CA -  City Manager Tom Modica today announced the process for selecting a new leader of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) since Chief Robert G. Luna announced last month that he will be retiring in December 2021. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Various City Streets Close for Long Beach Marathon 10/6/2021 Long Beach, CA  - The Long Beach Marathon is returning for its 37th running on Sunday, October 10, and people traveling through Long Beach should plan ahead to avoid street closures and map out access routes. (Spanish) (Khmer)
 
Long Beach Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics at Veterans Memorial Stadium and the Main Health Building 10/5/2021 Starting today, Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will host new clinics to provide the Pfizer vaccine (now known as Comirnaty) booster to those who qualify. Locations and time slots have expanded in order to provide greater access and flexibility to those who need the booster. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Long Beach Public Library Asks Youth to Open eBooks with the TumbleBook Collection 10/5/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) showcases different digital resources each month, and this month’s spotlight is on TumbleBook. The eBook collection available to Long Beach Public Library cardholders has thousands of animated picture books, chapter books and graphic novels, exclusively for youth, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. (Spanish) (Khmer)
City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 10/5/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues. (Spanish) (Khmer)
Go Long Beach Mobile App Updates Allow Users to Report Illegal Fireworks and E-Scooter Parking Violations 10/4/2021  The City’s Go Long Beach mobile app is enhanced with two new types of reporting capabilities. The public can now use the app to immediately report sightings of illegal fireworks usage and electric scooter, or E-Scooter, parking violations.
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Long Beach Airport Recognized for Carbon Reduction Efforts 10/4/2021 Airports Council International (ACI), the leading industry group for airports, has certified Long Beach Airport (LGB) with a Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) emission reduction rating.
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Official City of Long Beach Statement Regarding Oil Spill Impacting parts of Coastal Orange County 10/3/2021 At this time, Long Beach beaches and swimming areas have not been affected by the private company pipeline oil spill, originating in Federal waters, that is substantially impacting the shores and wetlands of Huntington Beach.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches New STEAM Program 9/27/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching an exciting new series, CurioCity: STEAM and Beyond!, presenting free in-person programs designed to introduce youth ages 12 and up to a wide array of creative interests within the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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City to Begin Administering COVID-19 Pfizer Booster 9/24/2021 Long Beach, CA – Starting today, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin offering COVID-19 boosters in addition to the continued administration of first and second doses.
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Public Invited to Grand Opening of El Dorado Park West Multi-Purpose Sports Field 9/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is kicking things off at the new El Dorado Park West Multi-Purpose Sports Field with a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2.
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Long Beach Main Branch Library Displays Traveling Billie Jean King Photography Exhibition 9/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - The New York Historical Society’s traveling exhibition “Billie Jean King: Champion. Activist. Legend.” is currently showcasing more than 80 photographs from the life and career of the Long Beach icon at her namesake Billie Jean King Main Library.
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El Dorado Nature Center Invites Residents to Family Night Walks 9/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is welcoming the community to a new series of guided Family Night Walks at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.).
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CDC Publishes Long Beach Health Department Study that Measures Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Various Populations 9/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The results of a scientific study of COVID-19, conducted by the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), has been published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
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City of Long Beach Partners with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America and Xtelligent to Revolutionize Urban Mobility through Connected Vehicle Data 9/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has entered into a public-private partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, with support from Mercedes-Benz USA Urban Mobility Solutions, and Xtelligent to develop transportation technology systems that will improve urban transportation management and enhance livability and environmental sustainability in and around the city.
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Public Invited to Groundbreaking Ceremony for DeForest Park Environmental Education Center 9/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the new DeForest Park Environmental Education Center, which will serve as a satellite office for the nonprofit Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB). Shovels will break ground at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, at 6255 DeForest Ave.
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City Reminds Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Attendees to Celebrate Safely and Follow COVID-19 Health Orders 9/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will bring thousands of race fans to the grandstands this weekend, and the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is reminding attendees to follow all COVID-19 Health Orders to reduce transmission of the virus.
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 9/21/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, requiring proof of vaccination in select high-risk settings starting October 7, implementing protocols for youth sports, and updates to the blanket quarantine and isolation orders. Long Beach’s updated Health Order is in alignment with Los Angeles County’s order, released on Friday, September 17.
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Public Invited to Pressburg Parkway Dedication Uptown 9/21/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), is hosting a dedication ceremony for the South Street Parkway to be renamed Pressburg Parkway, honoring community activist Mr. Dan Pressburg. The public event will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, at the corner of South Street and Jaymills Avenue.
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City of Long Beach Seeks Photo Submissions for Digital COVID-19 Memorial 9/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will create a digital memorial to remember and honor residents who have died from COVID-19. The announcement comes as the City marks 1,000 COVID-19-related deaths recorded as of midnight Thursday, September 16, 2021, by the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department).
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Booster Doses for Pfizer 9/18/2021 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for those 65+ and those at high risk of severe COVID-19 who have received that particular vaccine more than six months ago.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach on 1,000 COVID-19-Related Deaths 9/17/2021 The City of Long Beach reached a somber milestone as three new COVID-19-related deaths were reported Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in Long Beach to 1,000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department).
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Extends After-School Youth Programs Through December 9/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is extending its free after-school youth programs through December 2021, with registration opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 22.
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Long Beach Youth Festival Welcomes Those Ages 12 to 24 9/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The inaugural Long Beach Youth Festival, the signature event of the Long Beach Commission on Youth and Families and the City of Long Beach’s new Office of Youth Development, is happening Saturday, September 25, 2021. Registration is open now for the free event, which aims to bring together those ages 12 to 24 and their families and other stakeholders to experience local talent, engage in network opportunities and discover a wealth of resources to uplift and inspire young people.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding the Upcoming Los Angeles County Health Order Requiring Proof of Vaccination for Entry into Bars, Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries 9/15/2021 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will align with Los Angeles County and require proof of vaccination at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and distilleries that do not serve food (establishments that are 21+). While not required, the Health Department also strongly recommends that restaurants establish similar proof of vaccination requirements for the safety of its staff and patrons.
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Long Beach Public Library Celebrates Latino Heritage Month 9/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will host its third annual Vida Latina event series in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. This year’s Vida Latina will include in-person and virtual family programs from Saturday, September 18, through Saturday, October 30.
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Long Beach Volunteers Needed for California Coastal Cleanup Day September 18 9/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), is inviting the community to make a positive impact on our local environment for California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The Long Beach This year’s theme, “Protect Your Happy Place,” encourages everyone to become stewards of our beaches and oceans.
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Long Beach Public Library Offers Interactive World Book Online Encyclopedia 9/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library showcases different digital resources each month, and this month’s spotlight is on the free access cardholders have to World Book Online through the Digital Library. The eEncyclopedia is more than just an eBook; World Book Online is an interactive learning experience for all ages.
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Road Closures for Scheduled Activities 9/12/2021 Long Beach, CA – People traveling through Long Beach are advised to expect traffic delays throughout the City. Street closures will be in effect and congestion is expected from Monday, September 13, 2021 through Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Recognized for Excellence and Outstanding Achievements in Planning 9/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has recently received six prestigious awards from the California Chapter and Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association (APA) as well as the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP). The organizations recognize and celebrate many of the most noteworthy governmental planning projects, programs and environmental plans in the region and statewide.
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City of Long Beach Updates COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Schedule for September with Some Extended Hours 9/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is continuing to offer free vaccines six days a week and free testing seven days a week with extended hours in some locations starting on September 13, 2021. More than 75% of the City’s currently eligible population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) wants to ensure vaccines and testing remain accessible to all.
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Willy T. Ribbs, Oriol Servia to be Inducted in the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 9/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Thursday, September 23, two longtime veterans of racing on the streets of Long Beach—Willy T. Ribbs and Oriol Servia—will be inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, a collaborative celebration with the City of Long Beach and Grand Prix Association of Long Beach.
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Annual Ranchos Walk Highlights Women’s History 9/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - Take a walk through history on a scenic 9.4-mile trail between Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos on Saturday, September 18, as the City of Long Beach invites the community to the third annual Ranchos Walk. The free event will highlight historical women of Long Beach along the route.
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Average Age of COVID-19-Related Deaths in Long Beach Drops by 13 Years 9/7/2021 Long Beach, CA – The average age of a person who dies of COVID-19 in Long Beach is now 59 years old, a decrease of 13 years compared with data from March 2020 through July 2021, where the average age of COVID-19-related deaths was 72.
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First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Long Beach 9/3/2021 Long Beach, CA -  The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this mosquito season was reported in Long Beach this week. The patient, in their 40s, was diagnosed with neuroinvasive illness and is currently recovering at home.
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Cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach Announce “A Celebration Of Peace and Unity” in Remembrance of September 11, 2001 9/3/2021 The City of Signal Hill and the City of Long Beach are proud to announce a joint event, “A Celebration of Peace and Unity”, on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Unity Monument at 2271 Temple Avenue in Signal Hill. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 11:00 a.m.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches Kindergarten Readiness Program: Dive Into School 8/30/2021 Long Beach, CA -  The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching Dive Into School, a kindergarten readiness program offered in-person and online. Registration opens Wednesday, September 1, 2021, for children who will enroll in kindergarten in 2022.
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City of Long Beach Labor Day Holiday Schedule 8/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6, 2021, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules.
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Long Beach Marks National Preparedness Month in September by Encouraging Residents to Plan Ahead 8/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - September is National Preparedness Month, and while the City continues to mitigate the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications (DPEC) is reminding residents that other types of emergencies such as earthquakes, floods and tsunamis can happen at any time.
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Exhibition Features Migrant Children’s Artwork at Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) 8/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - An exhibition showcasing works of art created by migrant children at Long Beach’s Emergency Intake Shelter will be presented for a one-day showing on Sunday, August 29, at the Viva Events Center at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), 628 Alamitos Ave. Admission is free on Sundays, when MOLAA is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Long Beach City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2022 Budget 8/25/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Tuesday, August 24, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the City of Long Beach’s balanced, $3 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Extend Youth Program Sessions After-School; Fall and Winter Adaptive Youth, Adult Recreation Programs Also Offered 8/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue programs to safely engage youth after school through September. In addition, PRM will offer in-person adaptive recreation programs through December for middle school and high school youth and adults, providing fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with special needs.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach On Court’s Ruling In Favor of the County On the Measure A Lawsuit 8/20/2021 Earlier this year, a lawsuit was filed challenging the County of Los Angeles’ cost and methodology for a recount of the City’s Measure A ballot initiative.
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First Responders Work Together to Reduce Use of Force Through Integrated Medical Intervention Response Pilot Program 8/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Fire Department and Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications (DPEC) have come together to implement an Integrated Medical Intervention Response (IMR) pilot program. The collaborative program is designed to reduce use of force incidents by providing medical assistance on calls for service involving agitated, combative or violent individuals.
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Bike, Skate or Stroll on Artesia Boulevard During an Open Streets Preview of Proposed Street Improvements 8/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) “Go Human” campaign, invites the community to participate in an open streets event designed to help reimagine Artesia Boulevard. Activate Artesia Boulevard pop-up safety improvements will be available beginning Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22, 2021, with activities held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday between Atlantic and Lewis avenues, in coordination with the Uptown Jazz Festival.
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order 8/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021, requiring facial coverings at outdoor mega events, regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking; requiring vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before an event starts for indoor gatherings with 1,000 or more participants or spectators; incorporating prior California Department of Public Health (CDPH) orders; and expanding the health care worker vaccine requirement to dental workers and home health care workers. 
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding COVID-19 Booster Shots 8/18/2021 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it is recommending a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for those who have received Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than eight months ago. The vaccines have proven to be effective, even against the widely circulating Delta variant, but the protection decreases over time and federal health officials said a booster shot could be needed to prolong the vaccine’s longevity.
Public Invited to Dedication of the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park 8/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is hosting a dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Houghton Community Center complex, the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park. The public event will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021, before the start of the 10th annual Uptown Jazz Festival.
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Data Show Vaccine Effectiveness Against COVID-19 8/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - Data collected as of July 31, 2021 by the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) show that partially-vaccinated or unvaccinated people are 11.6 times more likely to be infected by COVID-19 than their fully vaccinated counterparts.
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Third Vaccine Dose Available for Those With Certain Underlying Health Conditions 8/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorizations (EAUs) for both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow for a third dose for certain immune-compromised individuals. Following the guidance and recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the Health and Human Services Department and COVID-19 vaccine providers in the city will begin offering third doses to those who have certain immune-compromised conditions. 
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City of Long Beach Reopens Emergency Rental Assistance Program 8/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City has reopened the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) for qualified landlords and tenants to apply for pandemic-related rental assistance. The reopening of the program is due to an additional $13.1 million the City has recently received in state and federal funding, bringing the program budget up to $64 million. 
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City of Long Beach Provides Guidance on Accessing COVID-19 Vaccination Records 8/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - Everyone who is vaccinated in California can now request a COVID-19 Vaccination Record. As more industries and organizations start to require proof of vaccination, the City encourages the community to utilize the various services available at no cost to maintain vaccination records. There are three types of official vaccination records.
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Long Beach Municipal Band Set to Perform With Newly Appointed Conductor Kurt Curtis 8/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) Department Long Beach Municipal Band is welcoming residents and visitors back for its two-week season of free performances at parks throughout the city, beginning August 17, 2021.
City Partners With Local Schools to Encourage Students to Get Vaccinated by Fall 8/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - In an effort to encourage more students to get the COVID-19 vaccine before in-person learning resumes for the fall semester, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is offering extended hours and more vaccination clinics while partnering with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach City College (LBCC) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to ensure all eligible youth receive their life-saving vaccinations.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer New In-Person Recreation Classes Starting in September 8/6/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will offer several new, in-person recreation classes for people of all ages beginning in September. All classes will adhere to current COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Long Beach Health Department Collaborates With UCLA to Bring One-Stop Mobile Clinic Delivering HIV, Substance Use Care to Multi-Service Center 8/5/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is participating in a new clinical study trial, in partnership with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health, to deliver health services to improve HIV and substance use outcomes. The mobile health clinic is temporarily located at the Multi-Service Center (MSC), which primarily serves people experiencing homelessness.
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COVID-19 Vaccinations Should Top Back-to-School Lists as Students Return to In-Person Learning 7/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is reminding parents and students that, for youth ages 12 and older, the time to vaccinate against COVID-19 is now as school prepares to resume in person. College students are also urged to get vaccinated before the start of the fall semester.
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City of Long Beach Announces Storefront Reopening and Board-Up Removal Program 7/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Storefront Reopening and Board-Up Removal (SRBR) Program, which provides a grant to property and business owners for the removal and haul-away of boarding materials used to cover windows and storefronts in response to either the COVID-19 pandemic, State and local health orders or civil unrest that occurred in the city last year.
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City Shifts to Local and Mobile Vaccination Sites as Mass Clinic at Convention Center Closes 7/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach’s mass vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center (Convention Center) has distributed more than 215,000 vaccines since its opening in January 2021. Today, with 72% of the city’s adult population having received at least one dose, health officials confirm the site effectively served its purpose during a time of high demand, and now the Convention Center can resume normal operations, hosting events and conventions starting in August. Moving forward, the City has strategically focused its efforts on neighborhood distribution, with more than 20 vaccination options already in place each week in addition to local pharmacies and medical providers. The mass vaccination site will end operations on Friday, July 30, 2021.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding the Updated Guidance for Congregate Facilities and Health Settings 7/26/2021 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced new guidance for healthcare settings and other high-risk congregate settings, including new mask and testing requirements, for the prevention of spreading COVID-19.
Community Invited to Provide Input on Parks, Recreation and Marine Strategic Plan 7/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach’s Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is in the process of preparing a Strategic Plan (Plan), and the community is invited to provide input on the new Plan, which will guide future operational decisions and park services over the next decade.
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City of Long Beach Announces Business License Tax and Fee Grant 7/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Business License Tax and Fee Grant. The grant will cover certain business license taxes and fees for eligible restaurants.
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Long Beach Augmented Reality Exhibition Challenges Developers to Compete for $14,000 Prize 7/26/2021 Long Beach, CA -  As part of the Long Beach Augmented Reality (AR) Challenge, artists and developers will share their AR talent and expertise with the public through an interactive exhibition that superimposes digital data and images over Downtown Long Beach’s real-world landscape. The exhibition is taking place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 2021, at Harvey Milk Promenade Park (185 E. 3rd St.).
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Temporary Long Beach Shelter for Migrant Children Completes Reunifications and Ceases Operations 7/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - After reuniting 1,538 migrant children with family members or sponsors from the Emergency Intake Shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that it is ceasing operations ahead of schedule at the temporary facility today, July 23, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Launches New Restorative Engagement to Achieve Collective Health (REACH) Outreach Teams to Help People Experiencing Homelessness 7/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Department of Health and Human Services will lead two newly formed, coordinated outreach teams to help people in Long Beach who are experiencing homelessness. The Restorative Engagement to Achieve Collective Health (REACH) outreach teams will focus on physical and mental health as part of their outreach efforts. 
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Public Invited to Attend Cherry Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony on July 24 7/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for the upgraded Cherry Park Playground, 1901 E. 45th St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Development in Midtown 7/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) and Linc Housing Corporation (Linc), today celebrated the opening of the Spark at Midtown (Spark), a new, 95-unit supportive and affordable housing community in Midtown Long Beach.
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Kevin Riper Named Director of Long Beach Financial Management Department 7/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, City Manager Tom Modica appointed Kevin Riper as Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Department of Financial Management (FM). Mr. Riper brings to the City more than 30 years of leadership experience in municipal finance, with extensive and worldly expertise in financial management of local, state and federal governments. Mr. Riper will oversee the management and administration of the City’s financial structure and ensure the timely and accurate reporting of the City’s annual budget consisting of more than $3 billion.
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Long Beach Public Library to Offer Online Workshop for Libby App 7/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is offering an online workshop for the award-winning Libby app, the one-tap app reading app from OverDrive. The virtual session will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021, and will be open to new and existing app users.
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Health Order Regarding to Use of Facial Coverings 7/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, reinstating the use of facial coverings for everyone in indoor public settings and businesses, regardless of vaccination status. The mandate comes as Long Beach has seen a significant rise in COVID-19 cases in the month since the State of California fully reopened; Long Beach’s updated Health Order is in alignment with Los Angeles County's order released earlier today.

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Long Beach Public Library Expands Tech To-Go Program 7/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is expanding its new Tech To-Go program, a Chromebook computer and MiFi hotspot lending service launched in April 2021.
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Long Beach Unveils Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget 7/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach unveiled its Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 22) Budget. The Proposed FY 22 Budget is $3 billion and continues the tradition of providing a diverse array of services addressing the City Council’s priorities while emphasizing good financial management and policies. 
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Health Officer Regarding Indoor Mask Requirements 7/15/2021 The City of Long Beach has seen a 288% increase in average daily cases over the past two weeks as well as a current case rate of 7.5 per 100,000 residents, up from less than 1 per 100,000 on June 15.
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City of Long Beach Sees Significant Rise in COVID-19 Cases 7/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - In the month since California reopened, there has been a steady increase in cases, most of which are among the unvaccinated. This unfortunate trend has grown more serious in the past two weeks, as the average number of new cases per day has risen from 17 to 66 — a 288% increase.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Resume Adult Recreational Baseball League 7/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is now accepting registration for its popular adult baseball league, which was temporarily paused last year due to COVID-19 precautions. Both in-person and online sign-up options are available.
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City of Long Beach Offers $8,000 Reward for Information About Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Desecration 7/15/2021 Long Beach, CA -  The Long Beach City Council has approved a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the desecration of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on July 2, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Announces Reopening of More City Facilities for In-Person Services 7/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has reopened additional City facilities to the public effective immediately, after temporarily modifying operations and halting in-person services due to COVID-19 precautions.
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Long Beach Public Library Now Offering Free Ancestry Resource 7/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will be showcasing a different digital resource each month via the LBPL website and social media pages. This month kicks it off with Ancestry Library Edition, a resource that can be used to gather information about one’s genealogy and family history.
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Application Period Available Through Sunday, July 11 for Emergency Rental Assistance Program 7/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - The last day for renters and landlords to apply for the multimillion-dollar Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) is by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Individuals who have started their online applications are especially encouraged to complete the submittal process by the deadline, which has previously been extended twice to encourage more participation.
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City of Long Beach Marks Vaccination Milestone 7/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach reached a vaccination milestone, with 70% of adults, or 253,638 community members 18 and older, now having received at least one vaccine against COVID-19.
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Fourth of July Weekend Public Safety Statistics 7/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - To ensure an enjoyable and safe holiday for all, last month the City of Long Beach encouraged residents and visitors to celebrate safely over the Fourth of July holiday weekend and reminded residents that all fireworks, including those labeled Safe and Sane, are illegal in Long Beach.
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City Announces Expanded Mobile Vaccination Sites and New Schedule in Effect 7/2/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will offer 11 new COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic options throughout July in an effort to make vaccines more accessible. In addition, vaccines will continue to be offered at many of the City's regular vaccination sites. The Long Beach Convention Center vaccination site will offer walk-ups throughout the month, but will end its drive-through operations on July 17.
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City of Long Beach Introduces New Online Events and Meetings Calendar 7/2/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched a new events calendar viewable on the City’s website, under the “Events” tab. The new calendar provides a more comprehensive list of events to offer the public a one-stop shop for all City-sponsored events and meetings, enhancing engagement and transparency.
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Residents Encouraged to Participate in Free ‘Scoop for Shots’ 6/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - From today, June 30, through Labor Day, September 6, 2021, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) and Handel’s Ice Cream are partnering together to offer free ice cream to those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination. The incentive aims to encourage more individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19, including students who may be returning to in-person instruction in the fall.
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Long Beach City Council to Resume Meetings With Community Joining In-Person July 6 6/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Long Beach City Council will welcome the community back to in-person meetings at the Bob Foster Civic Chamber at Long Beach City Hall, 411 W. Ocean Blvd. The public is invited to participate in the meetings, which were temporarily held virtually via Webex due to COVID-19 precautions.
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Summer Concerts Return to El Dorado Nature Center 6/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s (PRM) El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., will welcome the community to their 2021 Summer Concert Series beginning Thursday, July 8, 2021. The annual event, which was temporarily paused last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is a favorite among residents and their families.
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Long Beach Reports Increase in Spread of Flea-Borne Typhus 6/29/2021 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has observed a significant increase in typhus cases in the first half of 2021. Cases of flea-borne typhus in Long Beach are currently more than double that of past years, with 10 cases reported so far, compared to a year-to-date average of 4 cases. 
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Delta Variant of COVID-19 Virus Found in Long Beach 6/28/2021 On June 28, 2021, the Long Beach Health Department discovered that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is present in our city. Statewide, the Delta variant has increased from 4.5% of sampled cases on May 21 to 14.5% on June 21. This variant, which is believed to be more transmissible and more likely to cause severe disease, is of grave concern, especially to unvaccinated people. Elsewhere in the country and across the world, case rates and hospitalizations are rapidly increasing among unvaccinated populations. The Delta variant is quickly spreading and is expected to become the dominant variant in the U.S. within weeks.
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Six More Long Beach Public Library Branches to Reopen to Public 6/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will resume in-person services at six more library locations by July 6. The libraries, which first closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic, have been reopening in phases beginning last month with Billie Jean King Main Library and Bay Shore, Mark Twain and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries. Bret Harte and Los Altos Neighborhood Libraries will reopen Tuesday, June 29, and Ruth Bach, Brewitt, Burnett and Dana Neighborhood Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, July 6.
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City of Long Beach Fourth of July Holiday Schedule 6/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - In observance of the Fourth of July holiday on Sunday, July 4, 2021, the City of Long Beach facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedules on Monday, July 5.
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City of Long Beach Announces New BizCare Outreach Team 6/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Economic Development has expanded its BizCare Program to include a new BizCare Outreach Team. The team, comprised of City staff, will be focused on helping small businesses located in low-to-moderate income areas of the city learn about and benefit from small business grants, loans, technical assistance and other resources.
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City Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely Over Fourth of July Weekend 6/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is encouraging residents and visitors to celebrate safely over the Fourth of July holiday weekend to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe holiday. All personal fireworks are prohibited in the City of Long Beach and residents can expect ongoing citywide enforcement of the City’s fireworks ordinance.
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Long Beach Launches Commercial Food Scraps Collection Pilot Program 6/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - As part of the City of Long Beach’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste and improve recycling across the city, the Department of Public Works Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) has launched the City’s first Commercial Food Scraps Collection Program. The pilot program, developed as a collaborative effort with local businesses, will divert food scraps from the waste stream and create renewable energy, reduce food waste and prevent potent greenhouse gas emissions.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches Updated Mobile App 6/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) mobile app has moved to a new platform, making searching the LBPL catalog, placing holds and checking accounts even easier.
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City of Long Beach Juneteenth Schedule 6/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a new federal holiday, effective immediately. Juneteenth commemorates the official end of slavery that occurred on June 19, 1865, and is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1983. In support of this historic moment and to stand in solidarity with the city’s diverse communities, the City of Long Beach will observe Juneteenth as an official City-wide holiday on Monday, June 21, 2021.
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Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) Detected at Long Beach Animal Care Services Shelter 6/18/2021 On June 12, 2021, Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) discovered that a kitten who entered the shelter on June 4 had contracted Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV), also known as Feline Distemper. Additional kittens were confirmed to be infected with FPV in the subsequent days. LBACS staff is implementing several measures that will protect the population of cats currently in their care.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Free and Low-Cost Recreation Programs Starting June 21 6/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - With long summer days and kids on school break, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer 10 weeks of free and low-cost recreation programs for families, teens and older adults, beginning June 21. Community members can call or visit their neighborhood park for schedules and to register for activities.
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Long Beach Named as Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge 6/18/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach is one of 50 Champion Cities selected on June 15, 2021, as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These 50 urban innovations rose to the top of a competitive pool of more than 630 applications from 99 countries, in the first-ever Global Mayors Challenge.
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Long Beach Encourages Drivers to Give the Phone a Break 6/18/2021 Effective July 1, 2021, California drivers could face increased penalties for using handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle, and the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) encourages drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the road. The new law increases the penalties for distracted driving offenses to include a point on a driver’s record. Currently, the only penalty for using a cellphone in a handheld manner is a $162 fine.
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Long Beach Airport Offers New Hawaii Travel Resources in Time for Summer 6/18/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) released a video today that highlights the Airport’s new position as a major launching point for travel to Hawaii. The video is available on the recently developed lgb.org/hawaii webpage, which serves as a repository for travel tips out of LGB, flight schedules and suggested itineraries for travelers planning a vacation to the islands.
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Long Beach Public Library Invites Author Mark Oshiro to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month 6/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - Award-winning young adult author Mark Oshiro will join the Long Beach Public Library in celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month at a virtual event created specifically for teens on Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m.
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State Releases Health Guidance in Preparation of Full Reopening Today 6/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued new guidance as the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier system comes to an end and California prepares to fully reopen the economy today, Tuesday, June 15. The City will issue an updated Health Order in alignment with the State.
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City Announces Permanent Prohibition and Enforcement of Flavored Tobacco Products Begins August 15 6/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning August 15, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will implement and enforce prohibition of the sale or distribution of certain flavored tobacco products, to further protect public health. Resources are available for those who want to quit smoking.
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Long Beach Holds ‘Sharks for Shots’ Vaccination Clinic June 17 6/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach invites community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, June 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and receive free admission to see sharks and other sea creatures. The incentive aims to encourage more individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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City Extends Application Period for Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Another 30 Days 6/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach for the second time is extending by 30 days the deadline for residential landlords and tenants to apply for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP). The new deadline for the multi-million-dollar program is now July 11, 2021. Previously, the deadline was extended to June 11, 2021.
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Long Beach City Council Approves New Fireworks Ordinance 6/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - In an effort to bolster fireworks-related enforcement efforts throughout the city, the Long Beach City Council has unanimously approved an enhanced fireworks ordinance within the City Health and Safety Code, outlined in Long Beach Municipal Code Chapter 8.81. This action creates a new fireworks ordinance specific to the City of Long Beach and expands the scope of liability and penalties associated with illegal fireworks activity. 
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City of Long Beach Announces New Commercial Rental Assistance Grant Program 6/11/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is launching a grant program that will help small businesses pay their commercial rent, if they have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 and State and Local Health Orders that restricted business operations.
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Community Invited to Participate in Father’s Day Celebration 6/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with local community-based organizations, is hosting a block party in honor of Father’s Day. The community is invited to attend the free event on Saturday, June 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 14th Street Park, located at Cedar Avenue and W. 14th Street, with an easy opportunity to get vaccinated and enjoy the festivities.
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Discover Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Summer Programs at the ‘Sunshine Seeking’ Scavenger Hunt on June 18 6/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) invites residents to participate in “Sunshine Seeking,” a fun scavenger hunt that leads them to five City parks where participants will meet PRM staff and learn all about the various free and low cost activities provided by PRM for youth and families, including recreation classes, summer camps and programs. No reservations or registrations are necessary for this in-person activity.
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City of Long Beach to Align with California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Masks 6/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - On June 9, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance for individuals for the use of masks for the prevention of spreading COVID-19. This updated guidance aligns with the masking guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and goes into effect on June 15, 2021.
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Long Beach Public Library Seeks Community Input 6/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has launched a survey to ascertain community interest and preferences in a variety of service areas. The survey is available online now through August 28 and is available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog. Paper copies of the survey, also available in multiple languages, are available at all library locations offering Grab & Go and LBPL To-Go services.
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California State Librarian Greg Lucas Visits Billie Jean King Main Library 6/9/2021 Long Beach, CA – Recently, the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) hosted California State Librarian Greg Lucas, along with Long Beach City Councilwoman Cindy Allen and representatives from the LBPL Foundation and Friends of the LBPL organizations, for a detailed tour of the Billie Jean King (BJK) Main Library. The tour featured the recently added Khmer search index feature, funded by a grant issued by the California State Library and one of the first features of its kind in the nation, in addition to other innovative and adaptive LBPL amenities.
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City Continues Incentive Program for People Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine 6/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) is continuing to hold daily opportunity drawings through Saturday, June 12, for those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated. This week’s prizes include gift cards and complimentary stays at local hotels.
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UPDATED: City to Unveil and Dedicate New Pride Lifeguard Tower 6/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Thursday, June 10, the City of Long Beach will celebrate the installation and dedication of a new Pride Lifeguard Tower located at Shoreline Way and 12th Place. The community is invited to participate in the dedication ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
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City of Long Beach Regains Control of the Queen Mary for First Time in Over 40 Years 6/4/2021 Long Beach, CA – For the first time in over 40 years, the City of Long Beach will regain full control of the Queen Mary, effective today, June 4, 2021. The City is committed to preserving the historic Queen Mary, ensuring the ship is properly restored and cared for. 
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Resume Adult Recreational Softball Leagues 6/3/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will resume adult recreational team sports for slow pitch softball in Men’s, Coed and Senior Divisions. Both online and in-person registration begins on Tuesday, June 8, at 9 a.m.
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Prepare Your Pet for Emergencies 6/2/2021 Long Beach, CA - June is Pet Preparedness Month, and the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is encouraging pet owners to include their four-legged friends in emergency planning through a variety of preparedness tips, community outreach and educational activities. Additionally, in collaboration with the City’s Animal Care Services, pet adoptions that occur during the month of June will receive free pet emergency preparedness kits.
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Residents Encouraged to Get Vaccinated to Qualify for Local and State Incentives as State Prepares to Fully Reopen Economy 6/1/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is encouraging community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine to qualify to receive gift cards and cash prizes from the State of California and be entered into daily opportunity drawings held by the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department). The incentives aim to encourage more individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as California moves toward a full reopening of the economy on June 15.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches 2021 Annual Summer Reading Program 5/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will kick off its 2021 Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m., via the LBPL Facebook page. The special kick-off event will feature virtual performances by Christopher T. Magician and Pacific Animal Productions.
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City to Transition Rapid Assessment Clinic to Mobile Outreach Vehicle Team June 1 5/28/2021 Long Beach, CA – At the conclusion of its standard operation today, May 28, the City of Long Beach will demobilize the structure of its Rapid Assessment Clinic (RAC), located at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), and transition it to an onsite mobile outreach vehicle team. The new RAC mobile outreach team will begin operations on Tuesday, June 1, and will continue to provide various no-cost medical services to the community.
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City Provides Tips to Prevent the Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases 5/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Health Department is asking residents and businesses to partner with them in controlling mosquitoes and preventing diseases. City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis advises that residents should follow the below precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry.
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Long Beach to Offer Summer Adaptive Youth and Adult Recreation Programs 5/27/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in person adaptive recreation programs for middle and high school youth and adults, providing fun and enriching experiences such as art, games and fitness activities designed for people with disabilities. Programs will run June 21 through August 27, and registration begins on Monday, June 7, at 2:30 p.m.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer New In-Person Recreation Classes in June 5/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer several new in-person recreation classes beginning in June. Classes will be offered for ages preschool to 50 years and older, and include a variety of physical, intellectual and fun interests. Registration for all classes begins May 27 at 10 a.m. online and in person.
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Evening Vaccination Clinics at Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus Begins Today 5/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, May 24, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will open an evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), on weekdays.
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City Continues Incentive Program for People Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine 5/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, May 24, through Saturday, May 29, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department will continue to hold daily opportunity drawings for those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated. This week’s prizes include Apple Airpods and complimentary stays at local hotels.
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City of Long Beach Memorial Day Closures 5/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - In addition to the closure of City of Long Beach facilities and services in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, 2021, the City is also reminding Long Beach residents and visitors to practice all health and safety protocols over the holiday weekend to keep our community safe and free from upward trends in cases of COVID-19.
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City of Long Beach Partners with Long Beach Unified School District to Host Vaccine Clinics on Campus 5/21/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to host vaccine clinics on select school campuses as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to ensuring COVID-19 vaccinations are accessible to all.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Sponsor Free Summer Food Service Program for Children June 21 through August 27 5/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - For the 42nd year in a row, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritious meals to Long Beach children and youth throughout the summer months.
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Long Beach Permit Center at City Hall Begins Limited In-Person Services for Customers 5/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Development Permit Center, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, is now open for limited in-person services by appointment only for Express Permits related to minor construction projects. Same-day appointments can be scheduled when available (walk-ins without appointments will not be allowed).
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Long Beach to Hold Daily Opportunity Drawings for People Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine 5/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, May 17, through Saturday, May 22, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department is holding daily opportunity drawings for those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Resume Issuing Reservation Permits for Picnic Groves and Bandshells Beginning May 24 5/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will resume issuing reservation permits for park picnic groves, bandshells and amphitheater on Monday, May 24.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding CDC Face Covering Recommendations 5/14/2021 The City is aware of the new CDC recommendations regarding face coverings for vaccinated individuals. Long Beach will work with the California Department of Public Health, which advises on such matters at the state level, before moving forward. Until the State Health Order changes, the City cannot amend its Health Order and Long Beach’s mask mandate remains in place, including for vaccinated individuals. More details will be available in the coming days.
Long Beach Public Library Celebrates 125 Years of Service 5/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is celebrating 125 years of service to the community and invites the public to follow their social media for news, updates and the latest surprises to join in the celebration.
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Health Department Offers Assistance With State Medical Insurance Enrollment 5/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is providing enrollment assistance to those who may be eligible for Medi-Cal and Covered California. Both State-operated insurance programs offer access to primary care, emergency treatment and mental health services to all who qualify.
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City of Long Beach to Begin Vaccinating Residents Ages 12 Years and Older 5/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach anticipates that COVID-19 vaccinations for those ages 12 and older will begin Thursday, May 13. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15 on May 10, 2021, which was followed by approvals from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today, May 12. Review from the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup also is taking place today. The Health and Human Services department is planning a May 13 start date in anticipation of final approval. 
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City Manager Appoints Meredith Reynolds as Special Deputy City Manager for Recovery 5/12/2021 Long Beach, CA – Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Meredith Reynolds to the new position of Special Deputy City Manager for Recovery, responsible for leading the City’s efforts in implementing the Long Beach Recovery Act to fund various economic, public health and fiscal initiatives critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Extends Application Period by 30 Days for Rental Assistance Program 5/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Development Services Department is extending the deadline for residential landlords and tenants to submit applications for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) to June 11, 2021. The previous deadline for the new program approved in March was May 12, 2021.
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Long Beach Offering Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets for People Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine 5/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - From today, May 11, through Saturday, May 15, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department is providing two general admission tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific to anyone receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated.
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After Successful Toy and Book Drive, Long Beach Launches New Letter Writing Campaign for Migrant Children 5/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - This past weekend, the City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), wrapped up a successful toy and book drive that concluded with the community providing approximately 30,000 toys and books for the children temporarily being housed at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) humanitarian shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center. Today, the City announced a new community campaign to bring letters of encouragement to the children as they await reunification or to take with them as they are reunited, which is currently happening for many of the children.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Free Hybrid Camp for Youth this Summer; Extends Free Mobile Recess Program 5/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer a free hybrid (virtual and in-person) summer camp June 21 through August 27 for youth ages 5 to 12. Campers will enjoy fun from the comfort of their home three days a week and in-person two days a week at Heartwell Park. The Mobile Recess Program will also continue to be offered this summer, with a new series running June 21 through August 27. Registration for both programs begins May 10 at 2 p.m. online and in person.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month; Supportive Services are Available 5/7/2021 The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is launching the Mental Health Matters campaign, during Mental Health Awareness Month this May, to raise awareness and bring supportive services to lessen the stigma associated with reaching out for help.
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City Begins Construction of Solar Canopies at Public Parking Facilities 5/7/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Public Works has begun the construction of solar canopy installations on three designated public parking facilities in the Downtown area. This work marks the first of two phases for the City’s solar energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PFMG Solar Long Beach, LLC for the construction and operation of ten solar arrays at various public facilities throughout Long Beach. All projects are estimated to be completed by spring 2022.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer ‘Nature Kids Discovery’ Summer Camp Programs at El Dorado Nature Center 5/6/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer Nature Kids Discovery summer camp programs at El Dorado Nature Center, beginning June 21. Registration for each one-week session begins May 11 at 8 a.m. online and in person.
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Long Beach Moves into State’s Yellow Tier for Economic Reopening; Revised Health Order Issued 5/5/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Health and Human Services Department has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on May 5, as Long Beach enters the Yellow (Minimal) Tier, the third of four tiers outlined under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
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New Memorial Monument Commemorated During Virtual Police and Fire Memorial Ceremony 5/4/2021 Long Beach, CA - Earlier today, the City of Long Beach commemorated its new Police and Fire Memorial Monument during a virtual Police and Fire Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony is a longstanding tradition for the Police and Fire Departments and pays tribute to the 29 police employees and 14 firefighters who have lost their lives in service to our community. The memorial monument, installed at the Long Beach Civic Center, is a collaborative effort by the City of Long Beach and numerous business and community leaders.
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Long Beach Public Library Begins Limited Re-Opening at Four Locations on May 18 5/4/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will reopen four locations with limited capacity, starting Tuesday, May 18. Billie Jean King (BJK) Main Library, Bay Shore, Mark Twain and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries will re-open to the public for visits up to 30 minutes long. Book stacks will be open for browsing, and public computers and printing services will be available.
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Long Beach Airport Sets Emissions Reduction Target, Begins Carbon Accreditation Process 4/30/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) will enter the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program and pledges to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions on a per passenger basis by 20% in 2025 and 40% in 2030. Administered by Airports Council International (ACI), the ACA program helps airports identify, manage and reduce their carbon emissions.
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Long Beach Public Library Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month 4/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month throughout May with a series of virtual programs, events and activities for all ages. Through story times, book discussions and cultural programs, the Library will celebrate and uplift the beauty of many AAPI stories, voices and experiences that add richness to the cultural landscape of Long Beach.
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Long Beach Celebrates National Bike Month in May 4/29/2021 Long Beach, CA – This May, the City of Long Beach will celebrate National Bike Month by offering a wide variety of self-guided mobility-related activities, virtual events, bicycle infrastructure and safety tips, and other activities for residents to participate in. From bike rides to bike history, to social media promos, there is something for everyone.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department regarding the reinstatement of the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen Vaccine 4/28/2021 Following the recommendation of the California Department of Public Health and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, the City of Long Beach has lifted the temporary pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine since it has been determined to be safe and effective. Clinics in California may begin administering the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine immediately while ensuring they provide appropriate educational materials to inform patients of the vaccine’s low risk of associated health effects and other available vaccine options.
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City Nearly Doubles Hours of Operation for People to Get Vaccinated Without an Appointment at Convention Center Site 4/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has increased non-appointment options for people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at the Long Beach Convention Center vaccination site. Those who are 16 years and older can now receive a vaccination without an appointment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, for both drive-through and walk-up options.
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New Mobile Community Vaccine Clinics Open at Admiral Kidd, MacArthur and Houghton Parks 4/23/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has begun operations for three new Mobile Community Vaccine Clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccine in areas of Long Beach that saw the highest case rates during the past year. These three mobile vaccine clinics do not require appointments and are open to residents and workers in Long Beach who are 16 years and older.
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Updated: Long Beach Launches Toy and Book Donation Drive for Arriving Migrant Children 4/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), is launching a toy and book donation drive to support and comfort children arriving to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center.
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Operations Begin for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Migrant Children Shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center 4/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began operations for their Emergency Intake Shelter, located at the Long Beach Convention Center, for unaccompanied children arriving from the border of Mexico. Long Beach has welcomed its first group of children, a mixed group of boys and girls, today.
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Long Beach Public Library Adds Khmer Searching to the Online Catalog 4/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has added Khmer searching capability to its online catalog. With this new functionality, available through the online catalog at longbeach.gov/library, readers can search for authors, titles, or subjects in Khmer to find Khmer titles located in the Library.
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City of Long Beach Launches Online Portal to Support Community Involvement in the Migrant Children Humanitarian Effort 4/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach today launched an online portal with detailed information on how community members, local organizations and businesses can help support the migrant children who will be temporarily sheltered at the Long Beach Convention Center as part of the federal government’s national humanitarian effort to support unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the southern borders. Children are expected to begin arriving at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shelter sometime this week.
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Long Beach to Allow Increased Capacity for Private Gatherings, Indoor Live Events with Restrictions Starting April 16 4/16/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Health Order, effective today, allowing indoor seated live events and performances, indoor family entertainment operations and modifications to private social gatherings. 
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Long Beach Animal Care Services Reports Distemper Outbreak 4/15/2021 Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is notifying the public of a critical animal health situation. A distemper outbreak has been reported, affecting more than 38 raccoons and at least one skunk, primarily in the east Long Beach area.
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Long Beach Public Library Launches Tech To-Go! 4/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching Tech To-Go, a new Chromebook computer and Mifi hotspot lending service to support school students.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department regarding rare occurrence of blood clotting after receiving the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen Vaccine 4/13/2021 The Long Beach Health Department is complying with the federal mandate to pause the administration of the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine after reports of a rare and severe type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) following vaccine administration.
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City of Long Beach Now Accepting Applications for New Rental Assistance Program 4/13/2021  Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Development Services Department is now accepting applications from landlords and tenants for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP), the new program that was established under the Long Beach Recovery Act approved last month by the City Council.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer ‘Nature Detectives’ After School Camp at El Dorado Nature Center in May 4/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue the popular Nature Detectives after school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center in May. Registration for the four-week program, available for children ages 5 to 9, begins April 20 at 8 a.m.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Wetland Warriors Cleanup Program Resumes April 17 4/9/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) El Dorado Nature Center will resume its Wetland Warriors Volunteer Program on Saturday, April 17, and is seeking community volunteers to participate in the cleanup.
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City of Long Beach Will Begin Vaccinating Residents Ages 16 Years and Older Starting Today 4/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today that, effective immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services will begin vaccinating all residents ages 16 years and older. Beginning April 15, those who work in Long Beach who are 16 years and older will also be eligible.
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Long Beach City Council Approves Negotiations to Begin U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Use of Convention Center for Humanitarian Effort 4/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council has unanimously approved a formal request from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement to enter into contract negotiations to support the national humanitarian effort to provide safe, temporary shelter to unaccompanied migrant children who are currently being housed in overcrowded Border Patrol facilities. The temporary emergency shelter facility will be located at the Long Beach Convention Center.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Virtual and Outdoor Recreation Classes Beginning as Early as Next Week 4/6/2021 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is now offering several recreation classes in virtual and outdoor formats. Classes focus in areas of youth enrichment and education, and adult and youth fitness; all classes will adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer In-Person Summer Day Camps June 21 through August 27 4/1/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in-person summer day camps from June 21 through August 27. Youth ages 5 to 12 will enjoy crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities and more, all while following COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all campers and staff.
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City of Long Beach Launches New COVID-19 Relief Payment Plan Program 4/1/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched a new COVID-19 Relief Payment Plan Program, providing Long Beach businesses and residents adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic the opportunity to pay outstanding balances over time.
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Long Beach Airport Seeks Development Proposals for 27 Acres 3/31/2021 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach released a Request for Proposals (RFP) today for aeronautical development of all or portions of approximately 27 acres at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The availability of such a large amount of land is rare, with the last large-scale development at the Airport taking place in the 1980s and early 1990s.
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Parks, Recreation and Marine Offers Safety Tips for Park and Beach Visitors on Easter Sunday 3/31/2021 Sunday, April 4, is the Easter holiday and a busy day for parks and beaches in Long Beach. To best prepare for an enjoyable and safe visit, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine advises visitors of the following public safety tips and park rules.
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Long Beach Issues Revised Health Order, Moves Into State’s Orange Tier for Economic Reopening 3/31/2021 Long Beach, CA - City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department has issued an updated Health Order, effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 1, as Long Beach enters the Orange (Moderate) Tier, the third of four tiers outlined under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
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Long Beach Appoints New Director of Human Resources 3/30/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Joseph (Joe) Ambrosini, an experienced human resources executive, to the position of Director of the Department of Human Resources. Mr. Ambrosini brings to the City experience in responsible and progressive human resource management in both the public and private sectors, including executive level management, strategic program management, training and employee development, organizational development and labor and employee relations.
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City of Long Beach Will Begin Vaccinating Residents Ages 50 Years and Older Starting Today 3/25/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today that, effective immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services will begin vaccinating all residents, as well as those who work in Long Beach, ages 50 years and older. Long Beach will be one of the first health jurisdictions in California to expand vaccine access to people in this age group.
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City of Long Beach Opens Augmented Reality Challenge for Submissions 3/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is inviting members of the developer community to apply for the Long Beach Augmented Reality (AR) Challenge. AR is an interactive experience, provided through a set of technologies, that superimposes digital data and images atop a real-world environment. The Long Beach AR challenge will invite participants to imagine and develop AR applications that re-activate Downtown Long Beach and celebrate its historic past, diverse present, and limitless future.
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Tsunami Preparedness Week 2021: Plan Your Evacuation Route 3/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Long Beach Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications encourages residents to participate in Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 22 through 26, with several virtual activities to educate community members on how to prepare for a tsunami and other emergencies.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs Through June 18 3/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will offer more sessions beginning April 12 through June 18 for four important programs that safely engage youth, including the Mobile Recess Program, After School Camps, Community Learning Hubs and the Virtual After School Program. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins on Friday, March 26.
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Long Beach City Council Adopts Long Beach Recovery Act 3/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - On Tuesday, March 16, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the Long Beach Recovery Act to fund economic, public health and fiscal initiatives for Long Beach residents, business owners and workers critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The adopted $234 million plan includes additional funding provided by the American Rescue Act, including $15 million for the Long Beach Airport and $12.35 million for additional programs for businesses and residents.
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Long Beach Airport Unveils Pandemic-Inspired Art Exhibit 3/17/2021 Long Beach, CA – A new pandemic-themed art exhibit has been unveiled at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The exhibition by local women artists, commissioned by a partnership between the airport and the Arts Council for Long Beach (ARTSLB), reflects uplifting and hopeful messages related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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$20 COVID-19 Testing Now Available for Long Beach Airport Passengers 3/16/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently introduced a new partner, CityHealth Urgent Care, to offer drive-through COVID-19 tests for as low as $20, exclusively for ticketed LGB travelers and employees.
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LGB COVID-19 Testing FAQs here
Long Beach Moves Into the Red Tier of State’s Color-Coded Tier System for Economic Recovery 3/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department has issued an updated Health Order,  effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 15, due to Los Angeles County entering the Red Tier, the second of the four-tier color-coded State system under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Under the revised Order, various sectors, businesses and activities, including indoor dining at restaurants and indoor gym and fitness facilities, may resume certain operations with restrictions.
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City of Long Beach to Open 102-Room Interim Housing Site for People Transitioning to Permanent Housing Solutions 3/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, on March 15, 2021, will begin to operate 102-rooms of interim housing to provide temporary housing for people working to transition to permanent housing solutions. The site is converted from a former Best Western hotel in the 1700 block of Long Beach Boulevard, and was made possible through the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development's (HCD) Homekey Program.
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Long Beach Completes VaxLB List for Eligible Groups and Transitions to State’s My Turn Appointment System 3/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has now completed offering appointments through VaxLB for all eligible groups and will be transitioning to a new online sign-up model. The City of Long Beach will transition to My Turn, the State’s new COVID-19 vaccine notification and appointment system, starting tomorrow. My Turn is now required by the State and is intended to help manage vaccine distribution.
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City of Long Beach to Offer Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Single-Shot Vaccine 3/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach received its first shipment of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine last week, which enables the City to provide even more life-saving shots to people who live and/or work in Long Beach.
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Rain Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rain 3/10/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
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Long Beach Airport Begins Flying to Several New Cities This Week 3/9/2021 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) kicks off inaugural service to seven new destinations this week, significantly enhancing nationwide connections and providing a boost to the City’s economic recovery. With four daily nonstop flights to Hawaii, LGB is now a major launching point for vacations to the islands.
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City Unveils Proposed Long Beach Recovery Act 3/8/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach unveiled the Proposed Long Beach Recovery Act. The $207 million proposal focuses on various economic, fiscal and public health priorities that promote inclusive, effective and prosperous economic and social recovery for Long Beach residents, business owners and workers critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Will Begin Vaccinating Residents With Disabilities Monday, March 8 3/5/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today an updated schedule for vaccination prioritization will begin on Monday, March 8. The updated schedule allows for Long Beach residents ages 16 to 64, with physical or developmental disabilities, to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. 
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El Dorado Nature Center Closed March 8-10 for Routine Maintenance 3/4/2021 The El Dorado Nature Center Visitor Center, located at 7550 E. Spring Street, will begin routine building fumigation on Monday, March 8, and continue through midday on Wednesday, March 10. The Nature Center, which is normally closed to the public on Mondays, will also be closed to the public on Tuesday, March 9, and until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10. Fumigation treatment of the Visitor Center is necessary to maintain the structure and protect the building from future damage.
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City of Long Beach Rolls Out New Mobile Vaccination Vehicles to Reach Homebound Residents and People in High-Risk Neighborhoods 3/3/2021 Long Beach, CA - This week, the City of Long Beach is rolling out two new mobile vehicles to administer vaccinations to homebound residents and individuals in neighborhoods with the highest coronavirus case rates to reduce the effects of COVID-19.
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City of Long Beach Launches Vaccine Data Page on City’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard 2/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, Feb. 26, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will include a vaccine data page on the City’s existing interactive COVID-19 data dashboard, featuring timely COVID-19 vaccination data for Long Beach. Data include breakdowns of administered vaccine totals and detailed demographic information for vaccinated Long Beach residents.
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Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction of City’s Premium Pay for Grocery Workers Ordinance 2/25/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is pleased that District Court Judge Otis Wright has denied the California Grocers’ Association motion for a preliminary injunction. This will allow Long Beach’s Premium Pay for Grocery Workers Ordinance to stand and ensure that grocery stores pay workers fair compensation in recognition of the risks they are undertaking by continuing to provide their essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Provides CARES Act Grants for Youth Leadership Services 2/24/2021 Long Beach, CA - Most Long Beach youth have attended school and work virtually since March 2020 due to the pandemic and have reported, through participation in the development of the Long Beach Strategic Plan for Youth and Emerging Adults (Strategic Plan), feeling disconnected and isolated from their community, peers and support systems.
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Southland Credit Union Donates Computer Workstations to City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department 2/23/2021 Long Beach, CA - Southland Credit Union has donated more than $100,000 in computer workstations, including equipment and software, to the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM), which will support the City’s after school, teen and senior programs and the Community Learning Hub Program.
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Long Beach Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 2/22/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all swimming areas west of Belmont Pier in Long Beach temporarily closed for water contact due to a sewage spill.  State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations, out of an abundance of caution, until the water quality meets State requirements.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Spring ‘Nature Detectives’ After School Camp at El Dorado Nature Center 2/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will continue the popular Nature Detectives after school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center on select days in March and April. Registration for the four-week program, available for children ages 5 to 10, begins March 2.
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City of Long Beach Funds Community Projects to Improve Access to Affordable Healthy Food for People Experiencing Food Insecurity Due to COVID-19 2/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to 16 organizations to provide food and nutrition-related services and support to populations experiencing high levels of food insecurity and/or barriers to healthy food access as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Offer In-Person Day Camps during Long Beach Unified School District Spring Break 2/18/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will offer in-person day camps during the upcoming Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) spring break, occurring April 5 through 9. LBUSD students ages 5 to 12 will enjoy crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities and more, all while following COVID-19 safety precautions. Registration for the camps begins Feb. 26.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs Through April 2 2/17/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will offer sessions through Friday, April 2, for four important youth engagement programs, including the Mobile Recess Program, After School Camps, Community Learning Hubs and the Virtual After School Program. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins on Monday, Feb. 22.
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City of Long Beach Provides Additional Support to Local Business with Atlantic Avenue Open Streets 2/12/2021 Long Beach, CA – As part of the City of Long Beach’s ongoing effort to provide COVID-19 support to local businesses, installation has begun for an Atlantic Avenue Open Streets location, located between East Claiborne Drive and East Armando Drive, offering outdoor space for businesses to utilize for dining and other approved services.
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Long Beach Animal Care Services Launches Outreach Efforts for Proposed Strategic Plan 2/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau (LBACS) in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is launching additional outreach efforts for its proposed Strategic Plan and seeks additional input from community members via an online survey and virtual public forums.
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Safer at Home Health Order to Allow Indoor In-Person Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies, with Restrictions 2/10/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services issued an updated Health Order, effective immediately, allowing indoor in-person religious services and cultural ceremonies to resume, with restrictions, to align with recent changes to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy Purple Tier issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
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City of Long Beach 2021 Presidents Day Holiday Schedule 2/10/2021  Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will adhere to an amended schedule for the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 15. The City reminds residents and visitors to comply with the current Safer at Home Order during the holiday weekend to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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Long Beach Vaccine Clinics to Help Close Equity Gap in Vaccinations 2/6/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) conducted the first vaccine clinic as part of an outreach program that vaccinates people in high-risk neighborhoods via small, community-based clinics. This first clinic, serving primarily Spanish-speaking adults 65 and older, took place at Silverado Park on the Westside and provided 500 doses of vaccine. Spanish-speaking staff were onsite to assist community members and address questions.
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Clínicas de Vacunación en Long Beach Ayudarán Cerrar la Brecha de Equidad en las Vacunas 2/6/2021 Long Beach, CA - Hoy, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de la Ciudad de Long Beach (Departamento de Salud) llevó a cabo la primera clínica de vacunas como parte de un programa de extensión que vacuna a las personas en vecindarios de alto riesgo a través de pequeñas clínicas comunitarias. Esta primera clínica, que atiende principalmente a adultos de 65 años o más que solo hablan español, se llevó a cabo en Silverado Park en el lado oeste y proporcionó 500 dosis de la vacuna. Empleados de la Ciudad que hablan español estuvieron presente para ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad y responder preguntas.
City of Long Beach Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely Super Bowl Weekend 2/4/2021 Long Beach, CA - As Super Bowl weekend approaches, the City of Long Beach is reminding residents to celebrate safely by adhering to the Safer at Home Health Order and other critical safety protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure everyone’s safety.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Re-Launches Strategic Plan Update to Better Serve Community 2/3/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is re-launching the Department Strategic Plan Update (Strategic Plan) following a year-long pause due to the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The community is now invited to see the results from the first community survey and participate in the next round of community outreach. 
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Rain Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rain 1/30/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
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City of Long Beach Prepares to Administer Second Vaccine Doses 1/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Starting the week of February 1, the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin administering second COVID-19 vaccine doses to people who received their first dose in January.
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Long Beach Airport Achieves Global Health Accreditation 1/29/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently achieved accreditation from the leading trade organization for airports for its commitment to ensuring the health and safety of its passengers and employees since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Aeroplex/Aerolease Group Launches New Solar Energy Project at Long Beach Airport 1/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, Long Beach Airport (LGB) officials celebrated the completion of the largest solar energy project on the Airport campus, marking a milestone in LGB’s growing sustainability program. Aeroplex/Aerolease Group, an aviation property development, consulting and management firm that holds an LGB master lease, installed the new system on their building, which is also host to Signature Flight Support’s fixed base operator (FBO). 
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Long Beach Public Library Offers Free Access to Popular Digital Magazines 1/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) has more than 3,500 digital magazines now available through its OverDrive site for free.
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Southwest Airlines Announces Maui Flights From Long Beach Airport 1/28/2021 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines announced today that it will launch daily, nonstop service from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Maui, beginning in March. The news comes after Southwest saw strong interest in their recently announced flights from LGB to Honolulu, which will also start in March. Flights go on sale today at Southwest.com
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Safer at Home Order 1/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Health Order, effective today, allowing for further reopening of some industries and services, in accordance with California Governor Gavin Newsom lifting the Regional Stay at Home Order. 
City of Long Beach to Conduct Lottery System for Registration of Non-Primary Residence Short-Term Rentals 1/26/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City announced today that it will be conducting a random drawing lottery to establish a priority registration list for non-primary residence short-term rentals (STR), as allowed under a recently enacted Ordinance adopted by the Long Beach City Council. The first 800 lottery applicants selected will obtain a reservation that can then be used to register their non-primary residence as a legal STR with the City.
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Long Beach Cautions Residents About Continued Rain and Cold System 1/25/2021 Long Beach, CA - A series of storms with heavy rain and lower than normal temperatures are expected in Long Beach and Los Angeles County through Friday, Jan. 29. The National Weather Service is predicting major rain patterns with the most significant rainfall occurring between Wednesday and Friday this week. Strong gusty winds are also expected during this period.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Timeline for Lifting of Regional Stay at Home Order 1/25/2021 Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the lifting of the Regional Stay at Home Order, allowing counties to return to the color-coded tier system that allows for reopening based on case numbers per 100,000 population and the positivity rate among people who have taken COVID-19 tests. The Governor lifted the order because it is projected that Southern California will have over 15% hospital ICU capacity in one month. Los Angeles County, which includes Long Beach, will return to the purple tier under the State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The City will issue an updated Health Order to reflect this change and continue to limit COVID-19 spread in the community.
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Rain Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rain 1/24/2021 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours.  
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City of Long Beach to Begin Education Sector Next Week and Continue to Administer Vaccinations as Allocations Become Available 1/22/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach continues to administer COVID-19 vaccinations as supply becomes available and is now encouraging all residents to sign up for VaxLB notifications to receive eligibility and future appointment information. The updated VaxLB portal will now notify groups that are currently eligible for vaccine, such as healthcare workers and older adults, and provide notifications to other groups as they become eligible for vaccination.
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Long Beach Launches Unite Us Online Community Resource and Referral Platform to Assist Residents in Accessing COVID-19 Support 1/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has announced the launch of a new online resource and referral platform, powered by Unite Us, that will help residents connect to City and community programs that support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. In addition to connecting residents with critical resources, through this effort the City is helping expand Unite California, a coordinated care network of health and social care providers.
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Food Sector Workers to be Vaccinated in Coming Days 1/20/2021 Long Beach, CA - This week begins the rollout of vaccinations for food sector workers. Appointments for the week of Jan. 19 already are full, but food sector workers are encouraged to check with their employers or sign up for updates using the City’s new online vaccination portal, VaxLB
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City Launches Mass Vaccination Clinic at Long Beach Convention Center 1/19/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is launching a mass vaccination clinic at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center for healthcare workers and older adults. Appointments are required.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Continue ‘Nature Detectives’ After School Camp at El Dorado Nature Center 1/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue the popular Nature Detectives after school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.) beginning Feb. 2. The program, for children ages 5 to 10, lasts four weeks and will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.
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City of Long Beach 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule 1/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will adhere to an amended schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) holiday on Monday, Jan. 18. The City of Long Beach is reminding all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order during the holiday weekend to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge.
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Long Beach Reports First Death of City Employee Due to COVID-19 1/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced the first death of a City Employee due to complications associated with COVID-19. The employee, who was part of the Recreation Bureau in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, worked for the City for more than five years. 
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City of Long Beach Partners With Verizon to Bring Advanced Wireless Connectivity to Long Beach 1/15/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has partnered with Verizon on an innovative project that will benefit the community and enable Verizon to expand small cells to enhance wireless connectivity infrastructure and lay the foundation for 5G service. 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile communication standards which is defined by faster speeds, more bandwidth and lower latency than current 4G networks. The agreement provides community benefits that further the City’s Master Fiber Plan, Digital Inclusion Initiative and Smart City Initiative.
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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, City Manager Tom Modica, Health and Human Services Director Kelly Colopy Receive COVID-19 Vaccine 1/14/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, Mayor Robert Garcia, Long Beach City Manager Tom Modica and Health and Human Services (Health Department) Director Kelly Colopy, along with other City employees critical to COVID-19 emergency response efforts, received the COVID-19 vaccine. 
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City Warns Public to Beware of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams 1/13/2021 Long Beach, CA - Residents are advised to beware of COVID-19 vaccination scams occurring throughout the region and individuals are urged to report suspicious activity. During the coronavirus pandemic, scammers are using robocalls, social media posts and emails to take advantage of fear, anxiety and confusion about the virus. As a precautionary measure, individuals should safeguard their personal information and be suspicious of opportunities to fast-track access to vaccinations.
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City of Long Beach Hosts Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Service 1/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - The community is invited to participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Celebration and Service on Monday, Jan. 18. The virtual event will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., feature engaging forums and activities and showcase the arts and culture of the community. 
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs Through February 1/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer more sessions through Feb. for four important programs that safely engage youth, including a Mobile Recess Program, After School Camps, Community Learning Hubs and a Virtual After School Program. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15.
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City Vaccination Clinics Expand to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to Older Adults 1/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - After beginning vaccine clinics Monday, Jan. 11, for healthcare workers, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will build the next phase of vaccine clinics to serve older adults. Former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill, who is 90 years old, will participate in the first vaccine clinic for older adults this Saturday.
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COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at Long Beach Airport 1/12/2021 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Airport (LGB), in partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, today welcomed its first COVID-19 testing site, available exclusively for the airlines’ guests traveling to the Hawaiian Islands. Starting Jan. 16, LGB will also host a testing clinic open to all airlines passengers.
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City of Long Beach Public Beaches Reopen 1/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has lifted the closure order on open coastal beaches after consecutive lab results demonstrated the water to be within State water quality standards. Colorado Lagoon South remains temporarily closed until further notice.
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City Launches Vaccination Clinics to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to More Essential Workers 1/11/2021 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services’ (Health Department) vaccination clinics will continue to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Healthy Market Conversions 1/4/2021 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking to contract with shops that sell food, such as convenience stores and corner store markets, to support the purchase and installation of small equipment such as refrigeration, shelving, etc. to increase local availability of fruits, vegetables and affordable healthy food.
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Community Hospital Long Beach Receives State Licensure; Reopens for Transfer Patients Jan. 4 12/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced today that Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) has been granted a license from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and will be able to accept patient transfers as soon as Monday, Jan. 4.
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Long Beach Reaches COVID-19 Testing Milestone 12/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has reached a milestone with more than half a million tests for COVID-19 administered in the city since the pandemic began. Testing people for COVID-19, including those who have no symptoms, is extremely important. A positive test enables people to isolate themselves, reduce the spread and get treatment. 
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City of Long Beach Issues Urgent Holiday Message to Stay Home and Stay Safe Over New Year’s Weekend 12/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, as part the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, which also includes Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and six other health jurisdictions, is issuing an urgent holiday message for the public to stay home and stay safe over New Year’s weekend. While the distribution of the vaccine is a very positive development, the next few weeks and months are critical. With record-breaking numbers of cases, deaths and hospitalizations each day, health systems throughout the region are overwhelmed.
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Weather Advisory Issued Due to Recent Rainfall 12/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced over the past 24 hours. After any significant rainfall, unhealthy conditions may result from increased runoff from storm drain outlets and rivers, which eventually reach the City’s beaches. Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm. This advisory will be extended if the rain continues.
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Long Beach Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sewage Spill 12/26/2020 Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, ordered all coastal swimming areas in Long Beach to temporarily close for water contact due to a sewage spill.
City of Long Beach Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely Over Christmas, New Year’s Holidays 12/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach wants everyone to enjoy the upcoming holidays. This year, the City is reminding residents to celebrate safely and adhere to the Safer at Home Health Order and safety protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the flu.  
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health Officer Regarding the Increase in COVID-19 Fatalities 12/22/2020 Today, the City of Long Beach reached a grim milestone, reporting 14 new fatalities from COVID-19. This is the highest number of fatalities we have ever reported in a single day--the previous record of deaths reported in a single day, set on December 14, was seven.
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City of Long Beach Announces Annual Holiday Treecycling Program 12/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Public Works Department announced today its annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program, known as Treecycling. The annual program provides residents with convenient drop-off locations for disposal of live holiday trees, free of charge. A total of 12 drop-off locations will be available citywide from Dec. 26, 2020 through Jan. 8, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Fleet Ranked No. 3 in Nation 12/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Fleet ranked third place out of thousands of fleet operations in the nation in the “Government Fleet” magazine and American Public Works Association (APWA) 2020 Leading Fleets competition. The honor is awarded based on leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges. The City fleet was awarded 6th place in 2019 and in 2018, 10th place in 2017 and 12th place in 2016.
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City of Long Beach Prepares to Expand Short-Term Rentals Program 12/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The planning process is now underway for the City to begin expanding the short-term rental (STR) program registration for property owners interested in legally operating a non-primary residence as an STR. Last week, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt an emergency ordinance that allows for the operation of un-hosted STRs in the city. 
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City of Long Beach Announces New Outdoor Dining Grant Program 12/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - As COVID-19 cases surge locally, regionally and across the state, Long Beach is continuing to offer new resources for businesses in need of assistance during this unprecedented time. 
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City of Long Beach Christmas 2020 and New Year’s 2021 Holiday Schedule 12/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays approach, the City of Long Beach is reminding all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge.
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City Partners With Local Hospital to Administer First Round of COVID-19 Vaccinations in Long Beach 12/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced that COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers have begun. Brandon Gatling, a registered nurse at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, was among the first in Long Beach to receive the lifesaving vaccine. He serves as a clinical nurse lead who works with COVID patients, placing him in Tier 1 of Phase 1a in the City’s vaccine rollout plan, which includes acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, paramedics and EMTs and dialysis centers. The dose is the first of a two-dose regimen to protect against the virus.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine to Extend Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs 12/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will extend three popular programs to safely engage youth, including a mobile recess program during the upcoming Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) winter break as well as after school camps and learning hubs running through Friday, Jan. 28, 2021. Registration for these free and low-cost sessions begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Healthy Food and Nutrition-Related Services During COVID-19 Pandemic 12/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking to contract with community-based nonprofits to provide food and nutrition-related services to populations experiencing high levels of food insecurity and/or barriers to food access as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 from Dec. 1, 2020 to March 20, 2021.
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City of Long Beach Launches New Program to Train Thousands of Unemployed Workers for In-Demand Logistics Jobs 12/15/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network (Pacific Gateway), today announced a new training program with Prologis, Inc. designed to provide rapid skills training for Long Beach workers in the transportation, distribution and logistics sectors.
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City Announces Plan for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines 12/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has announced that it will receive up to 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and vaccinations should begin by the end of the year. Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will complete the review of the Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine, which is anticipated to begin shipping on December 14. In addition to the 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, the City expects to receive up to 11,600 doses of the Moderna vaccine in the weeks ahead. Critical populations, like hospital workers, will have access to the vaccine initially.
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City Announces Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Services for Black Residents 12/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to licensed behavioral health clinicians to provide culturally affirming mental health and substance abuse counseling services to uninsured or underinsured Black residents during the pandemic.
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Southwest Airlines Announces Five New Destinations From Long Beach Airport 12/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines today announced that it will begin daily, nonstop flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to five new cities, beginning in March 2021. The new destinations, which significantly enhance nationwide connections from LGB, are Chicago (MDW), Dallas (DAL), Houston (HOU), Reno (RNO) and St. Louis (STL). Flights go on sale today at southwest.com.  
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City of Long Beach to Reopen Playgrounds In Alignment with State’s Regional Stay at Home Order 12/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - In alignment with changes to the State of California’s Regional Stay at Home Order, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order that allows playgrounds to reopen. The changes are effective Thursday, Dec. 10.
City of Long Beach Continues to Offer Assistance for Residents, Businesses Amid Pandemic 12/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - As COVID-19 cases surge locally, regionally and across the state, Long Beach is continuing to offer a variety of supportive programs and resources for residents and businesses in need of assistance during this unprecedented time. 
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City Funds Services for Communities Disproportionately Impacted by Pandemic 12/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded $745,000 in funding to local nonprofit organizations to provide services to members of the community that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. 
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City of Long Beach Announces Free Mobile Hotspots and Computers for Long Beach Residents 12/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Technology and Innovation Department (TI) in partnership with human-I-T and the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching a new free internet services and computing devices program to help connect Long Beach residents to free digital inclusion resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Long Beach to Maui Flights 12/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - Hawaiian Airlines today announced that it will begin daily, nonstop service from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Kahului Airport (OGG) in Maui, beginning in March 2021. 
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City of Long Beach Again Earns Perfect Score Plus Bonus Points on Municipal Equality Index 12/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - For the ninth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) inclusion in municipal law and policy. Long Beach was one of 506 cities nationwide to be scored, and one of 94 to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (MEI).
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Residents Advised of Air Quality Improvements 12/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents that air quality has improved, but remains unhealthy for sensitive groups due to the Bond fire burning in Orange County, which is still producing smoke.
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City Partners With Organizations to Offer Mental Health and Domestic Violence Services 12/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to community organizations to expand mental health awareness efforts and provide services to individuals experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence during the pandemic. 
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City of Long Beach Issues Updated Safer at Home Order 12/6/2020 Long Beach, CA - To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, in the midst of an unprecedented increase in cases which continues to impact hospital capacity, the Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order tonight that prohibits or limits most non-essential activities, in alignment with the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order. The changes are effective at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding an Updated Timeline for the State-Mandated Regional Stay at Home Order 12/5/2020 The State of California has provided clarification regarding the timing of the Regional Stay at Home Order for Southern California. The new order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. 
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Regional Stay at Home Order Per the State Due to Continued COVID-19 Surge and Impacts on Intensive Care Unit Capacity 12/5/2020 On December 3, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new Regional Stay at Home Order that would go into effect 24 hours after a region’s ICU capacity falls below 15%. This morning, the State announced that the Southern California Region, of which Long Beach is a part, is now at 13.1%, surpassing the threshold.
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City Unveils New Measure A-Funded Improvements to Bixby Park 12/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via social media, the City of Long Beach unveiled new improvements made to Bixby Park Parcel One, located on the northeast corner at 130 Cherry Ave. The numerous changes made were funded by Measure A and added significant improvements to the park’s accessibility and sustainability.
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City of Long Beach, Nonprofit Partnership Offer Grants to Child Care Providers 12/3/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach and The Nonprofit Partnership (TNP) are administering grants for licensed early child care providers to purchase supplies needed to meet State and Los Angeles County COVID-19 protocols. Grants range from $500 to $10,000, and are open to both home- and center-based providers impacted by COVID-19.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Poor Air Quality 12/3/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about potential unhealthy air quality due to the Bond fire in Orange County, which is producing heavy smoke. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
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Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding Statewide Stay at Home Order Due to Continued Surge in COVID-19 Cases and Impacted Hospital Capacity 12/3/2020 As the unprecedented increase in COVID-19 cases continues to threaten hospitalization capacity, Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that the state is being divided into five regions for monitoring Intensive Care Unit (ICU) hospital capacity moving forward. When a region’s ICU capacity falls below 15%, the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order will be implemented for a period of at least three weeks. 
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City of Long Beach Issues Further Restrictions 12/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has reached unprecedented levels of new COVID-19 infections. COVID-19 cases, which now number 16,786, are rising rapidly in Long Beach. Since Nov 1, the average number of new cases has increased by 313%, a much steeper curve than the City saw during the summer surge. The positivity rate is now at 6%, compared to 2.9% at its lowest, and the most recent seven-day average case rate is 31.6 per 100,000, up from a low of 6.9 per 100,000. 
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Black Health Equity Services 11/25/2020 The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals to develop collaborative partnerships among Black-serving provider agencies to promote health and wellness among Long Beach Black residents, who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Reimbursements to Nonprofits Administering Services During COVID-19 Pandemic 11/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking to contract with community-based nonprofits to receive reimbursement for providing various resources and services to address the impacts of COVID-19 from March to November 2020.
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City of Long Beach Partners with Local Agencies to Provide Services for Older Adults 11/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) announced today that contracts have been awarded to several local nonprofit organizations to provide supportive services to the City’s older adult community during the pandemic. 
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City Further Defers Business License Tax and Fee Payments 11/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - Recognizing the financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on many local businesses, the Long Beach City Council last week voted unanimously to offer additional time for business owners to pay some City business license tax and fees and provide an additional grant opportunity to eligible businesses that have been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic.
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Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission Fully Appointed 11/24/2020 Long Beach, CA - On Friday, Nov. 20, the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission) selected the remaining four members and two alternates to serve on the Commission, which is responsible for redrawing the City’s nine council district boundaries following the release of the Census data.
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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Winter Programs for Youth 11/24/2020 Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer programs to safely engage youth during the upcoming Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) winter break. The programs will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.
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City of Long Beach Issues Modified Safer at Home Health Order 11/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, in the midst of an alarming rise in cases and hospitalizations, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Health Order that prohibits on-site dining. The changes are effective at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. 
City of Long Beach Issues Safer-At-Home Order with State-Mandated Curfew 11/20/2020 Long Beach, Calif. – To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, in the midst of a dramatic rise in cases, the Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order that prohibits non-essential businesses and personal gatherings between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The changes are effective at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. These changes are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles Orders.
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City of Long Beach Wins American Public Works Association Award for Atlantic Farms Bridge Housing Community 11/20/2020 The City of Long Beach Public Works Department (Public Works) has received an American Public Works Association (APWA) Building Excellence Shaping Tomorrow (B.E.S.T.) Award in the Creative and Innovation category for the Atlantic Farms Bridge Housing Community project. Located at 6841-6845 Atlantic Ave. in North Long Beach, ABC was developed to help address a critical gap in the City’s Continuum of Care and offer a safe place and supportive resources for individuals experiencing homelessness.
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City of Long Beach Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely Over Thanksgiving Weekend 11/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach wants everyone to enjoy the upcoming holidays. As the holiday season is a time for festivities and gatherings, the City is reminding residents to celebrate safely and adhere to the Safer at Home Health Order and safety protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the flu. 
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City of Long Beach Thanksgiving Week Schedule 11/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - As the holiday week approaches, the City of Long Beach is reminding all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge.
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Southwest Airlines Announces New Hawaii Service from Long Beach Airport 11/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines announced today that it will launch daily nonstop service from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Honolulu beginning in March 2021. The new flight is Southwest’s only direct connection between Hawaii and the Greater Los Angeles area. Flights go on sale today at southwest.com.
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Long Beach to Implement New COVID-19 Safeguards 11/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order that uses science and data to minimize the risk of COVID-19 while allowing for safe operations of business and individuals. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles Orders.
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Long Beach Airport Readies for Holiday Travelers 11/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Airport (LGB) is prepared to welcome passengers on essential travel this holiday travel season with measures that emphasize passenger health and safety. Although traffic levels are still reduced, LGB expects flights to increase approximately 25 percent this holiday period (Nov. and Dec.) compared to previous months and based on published airline schedules. 
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Long Beach Acquires Property for Use as Temporary Housing for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness 11/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council yesterday voted unanimously to approve the acquisition of a property located at 1725 Long Beach Blvd., which will serve as transitional housing, helping to address a critical gap in the City’s Continuum of Care (CoC) and offering a safe place and supportive services for people who are experiencing homelessness.
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City Council Approves Contract for 2020-2021 Winter Shelter 11/18/2020 Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council approved an agreement that allows Volunteers of America Los Angeles to operate a temporary shelter from Oct. 1, 2020, through April 1, 2021, at 5571 Orange Ave., a City-owned property. This agreement formalizes the informal agreement that allowed the shelter to open earlier than usual, due to the County's shelter crisis and the ongoing public health emergency. The program is funded by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).
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City Launches New Long Beach BizCare Program to Support Small Businesses Impacted by Pandemic 11/18/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via livestream, the City unveiled a new program, Long Beach BizCare, that will support small businesses from across the city which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Named Top 10 Digital City 10 Years in a Row 11/16/2020 Long Beach, CA - For the tenth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach has been named aTop 10 Digital City by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), surpassing numerous other cities in a national survey that spotlights municipalities who align their technology with city goals. 
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Long Beach Offers Combination COVID-19 and Flu Tests 11/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is offering free combination flu and COVID-19 tests at City-run testing locations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community safe during flu season.
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Long Beach Health Officials Urge Increased Vigilance as COVID-19 Cases Rise 11/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Long Beach, regionally and in jurisdictions across the state, the City is urging residents to adhere to the Safer at Home Health Order and safety protocols to slow the spread.
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City Awarded $160,000 Grant to Launch New Distracted Driving Prevention Program 11/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a $160,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to launch the City’s first Distracted Driving Prevention Program, which will offer education and awareness activities focused on reducing collisions related to distracted driving.
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Long Beach to Offer Community Learning Hubs for Youth Starting Nov. 16 11/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering a new Community Learning Hub Program for distance learning and after-school activities for kindergarten to eighth grade Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students. 
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City Offers Extended Relief to Restaurants and Other Businesses for Licensing Fees Through Nov. 30 11/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach continues to recognize the financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on many local businesses. In an effort to further support business owners impacted by the pandemic, the City is offering additional time to pay some City fees.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Possible High Surf 11/6/2020 The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high surf advisory for Los Angeles County beaches to be in effect starting today and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 8.
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City Awarded State Grant to Continue Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Program 11/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The $191,040 grant will fund the City’s GreenlightLB Program to encourage responsible cannabis use and reduce drug-impaired driving related collisions.
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City Announces New Long Beach Youth Tobacco Diversion Program 11/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has launched a new Youth Tobacco Diversion Program to educate young people about the dangers associated with vaping and smoking and provide the resources to help them quit. 
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Youth Support Services 11/4/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals for youth-serving nonprofit organizations to deliver supportive services for young people disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8.
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Long Beach Announces Start of Registration for Citywide Short-Term Rentals Program 10/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The registration process has now begun for property owners who may be interested in legally operating their residence as a hosted short-term rental (STR) in Long Beach.
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Residents Advised of Improvements to Air Quality 10/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis advises residents that air quality has improved, but remains unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals due to fires burning in Orange County, which are still producing smoke. 
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Long Beach Airport Prepares Gulfstream Space for Lease 10/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - In response to the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s (Gulfstream) recent announcement that it will draw down operations in Long Beach over the next six months, Long Beach Airport (LGB) will be actively seeking interest for this 22 acres of prime real estate located on LGB property. 
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City of Long Beach Partners to Distribute Infant and Toddler Supplies 10/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced that it will be allocating nearly $250,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide infant care items to local families and childcare providers during the pandemic. 
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City of Long Beach to Distribute Early Learning Developmental Supplies 10/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach today announced that it will offer free early childhood developmental kits for children from birth to five years, to support early development while at home. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will be partnering with the Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) to distribute kits to 2,000 young children. 
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City to Provide Free Childcare for Working Long Beach Families 10/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is providing access to free, in-home childcare services to qualified residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are encouraged to apply for the City’s WorkLB Childcare Program by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Continued Poor Air Quality 10/27/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about unhealthy air quality until further notice due to fires burning near the cities of Irvine and Fullerton, which are producing heavy smoke. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Poor Air Quality 10/26/2020 Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about potential unhealthy air quality due to fires burning near the cities of Irvine and Fullerton, which are producing heavy smoke. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
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Human Resources, Financial Management Directors Announce Retirement 10/23/2020 The City of Long Beach announced today the upcoming retirements of Human Resources (HR) Director Alejandrina (Alex) Basquez and Finance Director/CFO John Gross. Ms. Basquez has worked in Human Resources for more than 31 years, the last five of which were spent at the City of Long Beach. Mr. Gross, who has 47 years of experience in finance, joined the City of Long Beach in 2011.
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Reminder About Voting Options and Locations in Long Beach for the 2020 General Election 10/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - Beginning Saturday, Oct. 24, registered voters will have the option to safely cast ballots in person at more than 30 vote centers throughout Long Beach for the 2020 General Election.
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Expanded Personal Care Services and Family Entertainment Centers May Open 10/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services allow for the expansion of personal care services, family entertainment centers and private outdoor playgrounds. The changes, which are detailed in an updated health order, are effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles guidelines.
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Long Beach Appoints Independent Redistricting Commissioners 10/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Ethics Commission has established a subpool of 23 qualified applicants and randomly selected the first nine commissioners for the Independent Redistricting Commission, which will be responsible for redrawing the boundaries of the City’s nine council districts every 10 years following completion of the Census.
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El Dorado Nature Center to Host “Reimagined” California Native Plant Sale November 3-21 10/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is reimagining their annual California Native Plant Sale at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.) to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Hundreds of beautiful and beneficial native plants will be offered in this year’s drive-through sale.
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City Clerk Announces Automatic Spanish Interpretation Services for Long Beach City Council Meetings 10/22/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has begun providing Spanish interpretation during City Council meetings in real-time, with requests for the service no longer required. Dial-in information for Spanish interpretation will be posted on the City Clerk homepage on the day of each meeting.
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City of Long Beach Seeking Volunteers for 13th Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count 10/22/2020 Every October, volunteers and City employees work together to tally the number of bicyclists, pedestrians and e-scooter riders across key intersections in Long Beach. The City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to assist with counts and make observations regarding how people are using roadways.
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City of Long Beach to Offer New Nonprofit Grants 10/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - Applications are now available for two new City grants designed to support nonprofit organizations located in Long Beach. These grants will provide general operating support to nonprofits that have been financially burdened by COVID-19 and help nonprofit mental health agencies obtain a telehealth subscription.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Business Support Services 10/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals for nonprofit and for-profit organizations to deliver vital services for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including business outreach and education, business assistance and marketing support and small business consulting. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
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Long Beach Airport Seeks Local Artists for Pandemic-Inspired Exhibit 10/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Airport (LGB), in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach (ACLB), is seeking submissions from local artists who are women for a pandemic-themed art exhibit. Submissions should reflect uplifting and hopeful messages related to the pandemic.
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Long Beach Health Order Will Allow for Gatherings Consisting of Three Households 10/15/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for private gatherings consisting of no more than three households in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles guidelines.
Cooling Centers to Remain Open Through Friday 10/15/2020 With high temperatures expected to continue, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city.
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Mental Health Awareness Campaign, Black Mental Health Services 10/14/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals for two initiatives that would help individuals at risk and communities of color affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: a mental health awareness campaign and mental health and substance abuse services for Black residents of Long Beach.
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Cooling Centers to Open 10/13/2020 With high temperatures expected this week, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has activated air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city. 
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Long Beach to Offer Virtual Out-of-School Program Starting Oct. 19 10/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering another safe option for after-school activities and social interaction. The new virtual out-of-school program, for youth ages 5 to 14, will be available weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 19 through Dec. 18.
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City Encourages Residents to Participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill 10/9/2020 Long Beach, CA -The City of Long Beach is encouraging all residents, businesses, schools and visitors to take part in this year’s “Great ShakeOut” earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, to practice what to do in the event of a major earthquake. 
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Community Support Services 10/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals for nonprofit community-based organizations and for-profit organizations to contract with the City to provide resources and services to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City will be issuing a total of $1,445,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to select organizations.
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Long Beach Launches Tree Yourself Online Tool 10/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched Tree Yourself, an online tool that helps residents select and plant trees in their yard or parkway. The Office of Sustainability created the new web page as a one-stop resource for all things urban forest, including step-by-step instructions for planting and caring for young trees.
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City of Long Beach Issues Guidance for Celebrating Halloween Safely 10/6/2020 As residents begin to plan for the upcoming holiday season beginning with Halloween, the City is providing guidance for celebrating safely, including safer alternatives that still promote a festive environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Long Beach to Offer a Variety of Youth Recreation Programs Starting October 10 10/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering recreation programs for youth from Oct. 10 through Dec. 19. The programs will provide access to fun and enriching experiences, while maintaining appropriate staff-to-participant ratios and other enhanced safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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City Announces New Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline 10/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Technology and Innovation Department (TI) is launching a new Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline to help connect the community with a variety of resources and services, including computers, low-cost internet services and more.
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City of Long Beach Advises of Delays in Refuse Collection 10/1/2020 Some City of Long Beach refuse customers may experience interruptions in collection due to unexpected mechanical issues on recently acquired Long Beach refuse trucks. In an abundance of caution, some refuse vehicles have been taken out of service to accommodate vehicle repairs for safety purposes.
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Long Beach Health Order will Allow for Further Reopening 10/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for further reopening of some industries and services in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, October 5, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles purple tier health guidelines.
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City Unveils New Atlantic Farms Bridge Housing Community in North Long Beach 10/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via livestream, the City of Long Beach unveiled the new Atlantic Farms Bridge Housing Community (ABC). The village-style development, located at 6841-6845 Atlantic Ave. in North Long Beach, will help address a critical gap in the City’s Continuum of Care and offer a safe place and supportive resources for individuals experiencing homelessness.
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City of Long Beach Awarded Project Homekey Funding 9/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has been awarded nearly $16.7 million  funding for Project Homekey, California’s $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing – including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties – and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. 
City of Long Beach Staff Furloughs Begin October 2, 2020 9/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - As part of the City’s multi-step approach to resolving its $30 million shortfall in Fiscal Year 2021, the majority of City of Long Beach employees will be furloughed for 26 days from October 2020 through September 2021. This action will save $11 million in the General Fund and provide $30 million in savings for all funds. The furloughs were negotiated with the City’s various employee associations through multi-year agreements as a way to generate cost savings, avoid permanent service reductions to the public and prevent additional layoffs. 
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City Announces Request for Proposals for Meal and Grocery Delivery 9/29/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is launching a new food security program to expand food delivery services; businesses and organizations interested in participating are encouraged to apply by October 1. The new free meal and grocery delivery program will benefit a broad segment of the community and has the potential to serve approximately 100,000 individuals, while remaining cost-effective. 
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City of Long Beach Expands Open Streets on Pine Avenue 9/25/2020 The Long Beach Open Streets Initiative continues to provide COVID-19 support for local businesses. Beginning Friday, Sept. 25, Pine Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets will  close to vehicular traffic to accommodate a second Pine Avenue Open Streets location. The closure will provide outdoor space for dining and other approved services. This Open Streets closure is in addition to the current closure on Pine Avenue, between 1st and 3rd Streets.
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City of Long Beach Encourages Residents to Practice Disaster Preparedness 9/24/2020 As a city in a region hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires and recent earthquakes, the City of Long Beach would like to remind residents of the importance of disaster preparedness and emergency planning. 
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City of Long Beach Announces Updates to Recycling Materials Collection 9/24/2020 The City of Long Beach has announced changes to the materials eligible for collection as part of the City’s residential and commercial recycling program. Some plastics and cartons are no longer accepted as recyclable materials. These updates are necessary to reduce contamination of recyclable materials in a changing recycling market.
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City of Long Beach to Offer Free Flu Vaccination Clinics 9/23/2020 The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is offering access to flu vaccinations in the coming season by hosting several community flu vaccination clinics at no charge for individuals without health insurance or those whose healthcare provider does not offer flu vaccines.
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Long Beach Mobile Testing to Provide Resources for Immigrant and Undocumented Community 9/22/2020 The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), is launching a new COVID-19 testing program focused on traditionally underserved Latinx and undocumented communities, lowering the barrier for testing access. The unique, innovative program, which is among the first of its kind, will address the critical discrepancies within the Latinx community for health testing and access.
Fire Station 9 Relocated to Interim Location 9/18/2020 Beginning today, Sept. 18, firefighters from Fire Station 9 will be relocating to a new location at 2019 E. Wardlow Rd. The former Boeing Fitness Center will be home to Engine 9 and Rescue 9 while a permanent station is constructed.
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City of Long Beach to Offer New Small Business Grants 9/17/2020 Long Beach, CA - Applications and program materials are now available for the City’s new Small Business Transition and Technology (SBTT) grants, which will provide financial relief to Long Beach businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is also hosting a series of small business pop-ups to provide in-person assistance with grant applications and other resources for business owners.
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El Dorado Nature Center to Offer Nature Detectives After School Camp Program 9/14/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is offering an after school camp program, called Nature Detectives, at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.) beginning in October. The program, for children ages 5 to 10, will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.
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Long Beach Public Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month 9/14/2020 The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will host a variety of virtual events between September 15 and October 15 as part of Hispanic Heritage month. The LBPL event series, called ‘Vida Latina,’ is now in its second year. This year’s series will stream every Tuesday and Saturday on the library’s Facebook page. 
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City of Long Beach Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement With Two More Employee Bargaining Units 9/11/2020 Today, the City of Long Beach announced tentative labor agreements with the Long Beach Supervisor Employees Association (LBSEA) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). 
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Long Beach Tenants to Begin Receiving Emergency Rental Assistance 9/11/2020 Long Beach, CA - Following the City Council’s approval of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, the City has begun approving and processing rent payments on behalf of qualified tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Poor Air Quality Due to Southern California Fires 9/9/2020 City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents about potential unhealthy air quality due to two major wildfires in the Southern California region, the Bobcat Fire and the El Dorado Fire, which are producing heavy smoke. Smoke and ash rising into the atmosphere may be visible over portions of Long Beach and surrounding areas, potentially creating unhealthy conditions.
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Long Beach City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2021 Budget 9/9/2020 On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the City of Long Beach’s balanced, $2.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
Long Beach Issues New Health Order Protocols 9/9/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) issued protocols for the City’s Safer at Home Health Order addressing institutes of higher education and school-aged childcare providers in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
CARES Act Funding now Available to Long Beach Nonprofits and Businesses 9/8/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced a comprehensive, equity-based spending plan that supports important community activities and programs, while minimizing the City’s budget shortfall caused by COVID-19. The $40.28 million spending plan, which was approved unanimously by Long Beach City Council on July 14, is funded by Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. 
Cooling Centers to Open Saturday, Sunday 9/3/2020 With high temperatures expected Labor Day weekend, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has activated air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city. 
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Long Beach Health Order to Allow Reopening of Indoor Hair Salons and Barbershops 9/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will issue updated protocols for the City’s Safer at Home Health Order that will allow hair salons and barbershops to reopen indoors if they follow guidelines designed to protect employees and patrons and control the spread of COVID-19. The change is effective September 3. This comes after the State unveiled a new four-tier, color-coded system that will use daily coronavirus case numbers and positivity rates to guide the safe reopening of businesses.
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Southwest Airlines Requests All Available Flight Slots at Long Beach Airport 9/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - Southwest Airlines has requested each of the 17 flight slots recently made available at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The permanent flight slots were relinquished when JetBlue announced it would cease operating from LGB as of October 6.
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Health Department Offers Assistance With State Medical Insurance Enrollment 9/2/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is providing enrollment assistance to those who may be eligible for Medi-Cal and Covered California. Both State-operated insurance programs offer access to primary care, emergency treatment and mental health services to all who qualify.
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City of Long Beach to Receive $1 Million Grant for Development of a Black Infant Health Program Public Awareness Campaign 9/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the California Department of Public Health (CDHP) over two years for the coordination, development and implementation of a public awareness campaign centered on the Black Infant Health (BIH) Program.
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Long Beach to Offer ‘After School Reimagined’ Fall Camp Programs for Youth 9/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is launching a series of after school camp programs for youth through the fall season with lower staff-to camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.
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City of Long Beach Labor Day Schedule 9/1/2020 Long Beach, CA - As the holiday weekend approaches, the City of Long Beach urges all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order. By exercising caution, residents can help prevent spikes in COVID-19.
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Long Beach Reaches 100,000 COVID-19 Tests Milestone at Community Testing Sites 8/31/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has conducted 100,000 COVID-19 tests at City-administered sites, meeting a critical need of the COVID-19 pandemic and far exceeding the State’s requirement.
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State of California Announces Four Risk-Based Tiers to Evaluate COVID-19 8/28/2020 Long Beach, CA - New measures for monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 were announced by Governor Gavin Newsom today. The color-coded tiers, ranging from purple (widespread) to yellow (minimal), place Long Beach and all of Los Angeles into the purple category. The restrictions for the purple category are similar to being on the monitoring list in the former system.
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Long Beach Public Library Introduces Virtual Early Literacy Program 8/25/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is launching a virtual version of its early literacy program, Dive into Reading, which will kickoff live on LBPL’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29.
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Cooling Centers to Remain Open Through Friday 8/24/2020 With high temperatures continued, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city.
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City Provides Tips for Avoiding Small Business Grant Scams 8/21/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach offers grant programs to support Long Beach businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the civil unrest that took place on May 31, 2020. It has been brought to the City’s attention that entities not affiliated with the City have made attempts to scam Long Beach small businesses seeking such grants. 
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City of Long Beach, Employee Bargaining Units Reach Tentative Labor Agreement 8/20/2020 Today, the City of Long Beach announced tentative labor agreements with five of the City’s bargaining units. Each labor group voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative agreements.
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City Offers Extended Relief to Restaurants and Other Businesses for Licensing Fees Through October 31 8/20/2020 Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach continues to recognize the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has on many local businesses and has taken action to further reduce that strain by providing more time to pay some city fees.
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City Will be Home to 16 Vote By Mail Drop Boxes in Presidential General Election 8/20/2020 Long Beach - The Office of the City Clerk has partnered with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) to place 16 Vote By Mail drop box locations in Long Beach for the Presidential General Election.
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Cooling Centers to Remain Available Through Sunday 8/20/2020 With high temperatures continued, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city.
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City Partners With Nonprofit Group to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Long Beach 8/19/2020 Long Beach, CA - Additional COVID-19 testing opportunities will be available in Long Beach starting August 19 at the Queen Mary through the services of COVID Clinic, a public-benefit nonprofit corporation, to expand coronavirus testing capacity and help meet community demand.
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Cooling Centers to Remain Open Through Wednesday 8/17/2020 With high temperatures expected to continue, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has extended the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout the city.
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Cooling Centers Available at Five City Sites 8/14/2020 With high temperatures forecasted today and throughout the weekend, Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has activated five air-conditioned Cooling Centers throughout Long Beach.
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Long Beach Issues Amended Health Order, Protocols 8/13/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) issued a revised health order with updated protocols addressing youth sports leagues, dine-in restaurants, golf and reopening K-12 schools. The Health Department also issued an amendment to the Licensed Congregate Health Care Facilities Order.
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City Council Unanimously Approves Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative – Initial Report 8/12/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously on August 11, 2020, to approve the Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative – Initial Report.
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New Parking Lot Now Available in North Long Beach 8/10/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, via livestream, the City of Long Beach unveiled a new parking lot in the Virginia Village business corridor located at 5301 Long Beach Blvd. The new lot revitalizes a formerly vacant site and provides public parking for the community.
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City Offers Extended Relief for Renters Impacted by COVID-19 8/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously on July 29 to extend an emergency ordinance that halts evictions for residential and certain commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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City to Distribute More Free Personal Protective Equipment to Long Beach Businesses 8/7/2020 Long Beach, CA - Up to 5,000 employees at Long Beach-based businesses can receive free face coverings, face shields and hand sanitizer through a new multi-agency effort.

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City Clerk Announces Translation Services for Long Beach City Council Meetings 8/6/2020 Moving forward, Long Beach City Council meetings will be translated in real-time upon request, per the City’s Language Access Policy. To request a translator for future meetings, members of the public can contact the Office of the City Clerk 24 hours before the meeting.
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Applications Available for City of Long Beach Small Business Restart Grants 8/5/2020 Long Beach, CA - Application forms and program materials are available for a small business assistance program to provide relief to qualified businesses that sustained property damage and loss of inventory on May 31, 2020.
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City of Long Beach Unveils Proposed 2021 Budget 8/3/2020 Today, the City of Long Beach unveiled its Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) Budget. The Proposed FY 21 Budget is $2.6 billion and continues the tradition of providing a diverse array of services addressing the City Council’s priorities while emphasizing good financial management and policies. To resolve a projected FY 21 $30 million General Fund shortfall, the proposed budget is balanced and relies on a multi-faceted strategy of assistance from City employees, new or reallocated revenues, strategic investments, efficiency improvements, and service reductions.
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Long Beach Airport Sees Uptick in Flights 7/30/2020 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Airport (LGB) continues to see a slow but steady recovery in flight schedules, up from a low of six flights on multiple days in April to the current average of 18 to 20 flights daily. Recent schedule changes by Delta Air Lines also point to modest improvement in the leisure travel segment.
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City of Long Beach Announces COVID-19 Health Ambassadors 7/23/2020 Long Beach, CA - Today, July 23, more than a dozen young adults, paired with Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) staff, circulated on foot or on bikes throughout parks and beaches to observe visitor activities and capture hourly usage data, celebrate visitors compliant with physical distancing and safety protocols, educate those who are not compliant and report field issues using the GO Long Beach App.