Rose Park Egg-Stravaganza

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

Dragsters, Classic Cars Line Up For Annual Bixby Knolls Expo

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By Leslie A.M. Smith / July 2, 2009 Atlantic Avenue between Carson Street and San Antonio Drive will be jammed with cars on July 11, when the Fourth Annual Dragster Expo and Car Show hits the street from 2 until 7 p.m. The event began in 2006 as the brainchild of Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, whose late husband Gary Gabelich is best known for setting a world land speed record of 622.407 mph in the rocket-powered Blue Flame and was also a power boat and drag boat champion. “We hope this is the most successful year ever appealing …

4th of July events in the area

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Press-Telegram June 30, 2009 Artesia Fun and fireworks: The city will have an over-the-line tournament at 7 a.m., family games at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. All events are at Artesia Park at 18750 Clarkdale Ave. Bellflower Friday fireworks: Hollywood Sports Park will offer free paintball for Bellflower residents and the Rotary Club will provide a “safe and sane” fireworks show on Friday, July 3. Hollywood Sports Park, 9030 Somerset Blvd., Bellflower. 562-867-9600 Get rid of illegal foreworks: People can anonymously dispose of illegal fireworks without question at: L.A. County Fire Station 23, 9548 Flower St. (call 562.867.2112) …