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Take A Ride On the Metro Blue Line

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The Los Angeles County Metro is one of the greatest developments in Southern California. Connecting the wide array of cities across the region, the Metro has the unique ability to help commuters, visitors, and eco-conscious citizens alike. The overwhelming approval of Measure M this last Tuesday approves a massive expansion of Metro lines. More people are becoming curious about this transit system and what is can connect them to and are embracing a vision for the region that includes expanded public transit. Long Beach is the terminus of the Blue Line, running down into the downtown area and adding an easy …

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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 …

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Fun Haunts for Halloween in Long Beach

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Southern California may not get much in the way of fall weather, but the number of things you can do to celebrate the spirit of the season are in abundance. Halloween in Long Beach is both high drama and family friendly depending on where you choose to go. Recurring festivals and events from year to year make certain that you’ll always have options in every budget and age group. Pier Pressure Long Beach Halloween Cruise Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM Where: Catalina King Yacht Website: California Nightlife ‘Pier Pressure’ Age Group: 21+ Adults What’s …

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Last-Minute New Year’s Options

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Still Sorting Out Your New Year’s Plans? Here Are Some Local Options For You If you’re one of those people who doesn’t plan ahead, New Year’s Eve can sometimes sneak up on you.  You might have a tough time scoring reservations at a popular restaurant this late, but there are still lots of options beyond a quiet night at home with Netflix and an icy cold bottle of bubbly. Join the Countdown at the Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A – Skip the endless search for the best and cheapest cover for a NYE event. Grand Park + The Music …

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October is Long Beach Arts Month

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It’s Arts Month here in Long Beach! Murals. Photography. Dance. Music. Architecture. We’re celebrating it all. “During October, we celebrate the art that happens every day all over Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “Murals, music, arts education, and dance programs are all part of the diverse, vibrant fabric that is woven throughout our City.” Mayor Garcia is right. Those who live in Long Beach know that there is a vibrant art scene thriving within the city (and not just within the East Village Arts District!), however it’s not every day that we get to celebrate all …

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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, …