Shop Small in Long Beach

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Move Over Black Friday, Long Beach Loves Small Business Saturday Tightly wedged between the door-busting deals of Black Friday and the internet insanity of Cyber Monday is the most feel good shopping event of the year — Small Business Saturday. And Long Beach does it better than anywhere else. Turns out, you can support local businesses and meet all your holiday shopping needs without fighting the crowds or encountering technical difficulties. The following neighborhoods offer several opportunities to meet, stroll, shop and eat this Thanksgiving weekend. 4th Street Retro Row Every day is Throwback Thursday at Retro Row. Whether you’re …

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Biking in Long Beach

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Biking has become more than a hobbyist activity for many in Long Beach. While parts of Southern California have been slow to adopt biking in the city streets, Long Beach has embraced it and will do so again this weekend with the Beach Streets event in Midtown. Events like this combined with decades of incorporating bikes into the daily infrastructurehave helped make Long Beach one of the best cities in America for biking. Beach Streets This coming weekend bicyclists will be hitting the streets during the city’s Beach Streets event, an amazing opportunity for the community that occurs a couple times …

Fall in Southern California

Getting That Fall Feeling in SoCal

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Fall isn’t something we’re known for in Southern California. After all, there’s a reason why they refer to it as endless summer. So while fall officially starts this week and the media, fashion, and family elsewhere are breaking out their autumn best, we’re still sporting sandals and wondering if this is a beach weekend. Neither the weather nor the landscape has changed much. Is the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and Autumn Squash soup at Panera really all that we have to work with? Well get your sweaters out and ready your home for autumn leaves, because we’re gonna go through some ways to …

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Breakfast and Photos With Santa

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THE SHANNON JONES TEAM HOSTS BREAKFAST & PHOTOS WITH SANTA CLAUS Event Will Raise Funds For Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation’s 9th Annual One Day Christmas Store “Shopping with Dignity” The Shannon Jones Team of Keller Williams Realty is inviting is clients and the community for Breakfast and Photos with Santa Claus on Saturday December 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Santa Claus will be on hand for guests to have professional photos taken by Christine Walker of CW Photography Designs. Guests can also enjoy breakfast and Christmas music while overlooking Alamitos Bay. Breakfast and professional photos are complimentary. However donations …

Halloween Long Beach CA

Local Halloween Tricks and Treats

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Treats by Day and Screams by Night All the local Halloween fun in and around Long Beach for ghouls and goblins of all ages! Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary Every night, ending November 1st 8 pm – 12 am (1 am on Fridays and Saturdays) Queen Mary The already haunted Queen Mary becomes even more scary with the legion of spirits, monsters, and the undead that bring your nightmares to life. Tickets start at $20. Visit their website for more information.   Knott’s Scary Farm Thursdays – Sundays ending October 31st 7 pm – 2 am Knott’s Berry Farm The largest, …

Halloween with your Pets

Howl-o-ween Happenings for You and Your Furry Friends

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Happy Howl-o-ween! Why should us humans get all the fun? As important members of the family, your pets should get to partake in all the festivities! Here are some of the fun Halloween events in the LA/OC area that you and your furry friends can both enjoy!     Walk & Trick-or-Treat for the Animals Oct. 24th, 9 am – noon Huntington Beach Central Park 18000 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach Furry kids and human kids are both welcome at this trick-or-treating event! Explore the haunted dog agility course or trick-or-treat through the “ghost town” of vendors. Not to mention all …

4th Street Retro Row, Long Beach, CA

A Trip Back in Time on Retro Row

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4th Street in Long Beach, aka “Retro Row” is a one-of-a-kind place. It’s like taking a trip back in time, just by walking down the street. This small stretch of 4th Street, in between Junipero Ave. and Cherry Ave. in the midst of several Long Beach Historic Districts, is bursting with personality. The spirit, vibrancy, and character of this corridor is unlike any other place in the city. Dubbed “Retro Row” by locals and tourists alike, this street features dozens of vintage shops and boutiques. Here, you can find some of the best antique furniture and clothing stores in the city, …

Festivals in Long Beach and surrounding areas

September Festivals & Fun

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Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean the fun is done. There are lots of local events and festivals coming up in September! ART DECO FESTIVAL ON THE QUEEN MARY – Friday, Sept. 4th – Monday, Sept. 7th Cruise back in time to the Gold Age for a weekend of drink, dance and opulence. The Queen Mary boasts some of the grandest and intricate interior designs on an ocean liner, influenced by the Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 30s. The weekend includes a look at the elaborate murals, paintings, sculptures and carvings onboard plus vintage inspired fun. Pack …

Long Beach Junior Lifeguards

Long Beach Junior Lifeguards

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Summer Fun Long Beach Junior Lifeguards, LBJGs, kicked off summer 2015 with a splash! The Long Beach Fire Department Lifeguards – Marine Safety Division welcomed more than 500 youths to the program’s 46th summer. This is not day care or even day camp. It is a special group of youths 9 to 17 years old that are ready to spend six weeks of summer dedicated to learning the ways of a lifeguard. Long Beach Junior Lifeguards Program Every day Marine Officer Jeff Gillot oversees ten instructors as they help prepare future generations of lifeguards. Before the program even starts, there …

4th of July in Long Beach

4th of July in Long Beach

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Let’s Celebrate! Independence Day. America’s Birthday. 4th of July. Whatever you call it, the biggest national holiday of the summer is right around the corner! While you could settle for the same old BBQ in the backyard, there are many different fun and exciting ways to celebrate 4th of July in Long Beach and surrounding areas.  No matter what your celebration style is, there is something for everyone. July 3rd – Big Bang on the Bay: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Don’t want to stick to just one day to celebrate America’s Independence? Come to Boathouse on the Bay for an early celebration! This …