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Earth Day 2015

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Earth Day 2015 Each year, Earth Day is celebrated April 22nd as a time to focus on our environment. Over the next couple weeks in Long Beach, there are several events scheduled to commemorate Earth Day 2015. Earth Day “30-Minute Beach Cleanup” and Pajama Contest Saturday, April 18th, 10 a.m. at 1 Granada Avenue, Long Beach CA. Join Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team for a 30-minute Beach Cleanup in Belmont Shore on the 3rd Saturday of every month. This weekend, there will also be a pajama party and sleepwear contests for Earth Day weekend.  Roll out of bed and arrive …

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Long Beach Video Awards

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The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (LBCVB) celebrated the winners of its Beach with Benefits Video Contest recently with its inaugural Sandy Awards Hollywood-style last week at the Terrace Theater. “It felt just like we were at a Hollywood premiere with a red carpet and everything,” said Jessica, a woman in my office whose father was one of the contest’s 35 entrants. “They had food and drinks and we felt really like we were celebrities.” The contest was announced in December and filmmakers were asked to create a video anywhere from 15 seconds to 180 seconds showcasing their favorite …

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Rose Park Egg-Stravaganza A Hit!

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The Rose Park Egg-Stravaganza was a big hit! Held in the neighborhood’s namesake Rose Park, at 8th and Orizaba, dozens of children and their parents gathered to participate in an egg hunt, a cake walk, and pet live bunnies and chickens. The Rose Park Bakery donated cookies as well as cakes for the cake walk, and the Rose Park Neighborhood Association did a great job organizing the event. The Shannon Jones Team was proud to be a sponsor and host of a kids Coloring Corner. The team commissioned a special Long Beach-themed coloring sheet, complete with the Queen Mary, International …

Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Turf Replacement Program

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Now that Earth Day has come and gone, it’s time to put those environmental values into practice! If you own a home in Long Beach and are looking to go green, save some green, or BOTH, check out the City of Long Beach’s Lawn-to-Garden program! You could receive a rebate of up to $3,000 just for turning your water-guzzling lawn into a beautiful variety of semi-arid plants and flowers!

“Draw Your Dream Home” Contest Entries

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The Shannon Jones Team was proud to be a co-sponsor of the Rose Park Bluegrass Festival this weekend. What a great event — good music, fresh air, and a chance to see so many neighbors and friends! As part of the festivities, we had a children’s coloring contest. Below are the finalists: First Prize is a $50 Target gift card. Second prize is a $25 Target gift card and three honorable mentions will receive $10 Target gift cards. Please visit our Facebook Page  to “like” your favorite. We will be announcing the winner on our Facebook page on Monday, August …

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Long Beach Lawn to Garden Tour

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Looking for something fun, free & informative to do this weekend? You may want to check out the first annual Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Tour. It will be held this Saturday, May 19th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour is self-guided and will feature the opportunity to view about 30 gardens where homeowners have replaced their lawns with water-smart landscapes. Homeowners or representatives will be available at each home to talk about their experiences during their garden transformations. The Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden program provides grants of up to $2500 to help homeowners replace lawns with water-smart landscapes that thrive in …

Original Long Beach Lobster Festival sets September dates

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By Dee Long / If your tastebuds are hungry for  Maine lobsters flown in fresh from the Atlantic, the Original Long Beach Lobster Festival (  has a lobster bib with your name on it September 11 through September 13, 2009. An international food court, beer and wine gardens, live musical entertainment, along with lobster feasts prepared by Bristol Farms ( chef Bruce Jacobs and staff (including lobster, butter dipping sauce, lemon, coleslaw, dinner roll and watermelon) are all part of the weekend fun, happening at Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, 400 Shoreline Drive. Full Story

LB To Receive Nearly $1M To Hire Youth Into Green Jobs

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By Ryan ZumMallen / July 2, 2009 Earlier this week, Governor Schwarzenegger’s office announced that nearly $11 million in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would be awarded to ten California workforce organizations, and the City of Long Beach was awarded with $935,797. “Using Recovery funds and public-private partnerships, the California Green Jobs Corps will help 1,500 at-risk young adults realize a brighter future while stimulating our economy and working toward a greener California,” Schwarzenegger said in the press release. Full Story

Solar energy helps to power huge ship at Port of Long Beach

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By Ronald D. White / Los Angelas Times July 2, 2009 The huge car carrier ship called the M/V Auriga Leader idled at the Port of Long Beach, burning through enough electricity to power 100 homes as workers loaded and unloaded a fleet of Toyotas. But unlike any of the diesel-spewing, power-draining vessels that travel here, the Auriga Leader sports 328 solar panels on its top deck — a small array that provides 10% of the energy used by the giant ship while she is docked. Full Story