Exterior Painting – Long Beach Historic District

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What Do You Need To Know About Exterior Painting in A Long Beach Historic District? There are some special rules regarding exterior painting and other exterior modifications in Long Beach Historic Districts. A historic district contains a group of older homes that by themselves cannot be designated a historic landmark, but collectively they are worthy of preservation status. A historic neighborhood works together as a community along with the help of the city to preserve the visual qualities, and feelings of the past. Not only do the houses reflect an older period in time, but in some neighborhoods, even the …

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Long Beach Airport to Host Military Jets

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Long Beach Airport to Host F/A-18 Military Jets Over Holiday Weekend If you’re wondering what that racket is this weekend coming from Long Beach Airport departures and takeoffs, here’s the scoop: This upcoming Memorial Day weekend will feature some familiar sights and sounds of the United States military, thanks to the arrival of several U.S. Marine Corps jets that will conduct operations from Long Beach Airport (LGB) over several days. Between four and six F/A-18 aircraft will fly into LGB on Thursday morning, May 21, and stay in town until Tuesday morning, May 26. The aircraft will depart each morning …

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The Shannon Jones Team Says,”Thank You” at The Art Theatre Long Beach

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– Thank You Movie Night Scheduled for June 18th, 2015 – Please join us for a free screening of The Princess Bride! Gracias, Merci, Eskerrik Asko, Tack, Arigato, Abnida, and Gamsah, all share the same definition, thank you. The universal expression of thank you is with a nod and a friendly smile. It is also the first phrase at the beginning of every guide book because such a simple expression can bring people together. In today’s crazy busy electronic world, saying thank you sometimes does not get crossed off the do list. The beautifully crafted hand written thank you cards …

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Disneyland Celebrates 60 Years!

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Diamond Jubilee Celebration: Disneyland turns 60! The Birthday Celebration will begin Friday, May 22, 2015 in its usual enchanting way. The park opened on July 17, 1955, but who celebrates their birthday for only one day? This once in-a-life time event will include a special “Disney Paint the Night Parade.”  Millions of dazzling lights will fill Main Street. There will also be a “Diamond Mad T Party” at California Adventure, and enchanting entertainment throughout the park. Guests will have a chance to win real diamonds, purchase creative souvenirs, taste festive drinks, and eat special treats.   The iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle will …

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Wrigley River Run

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MORE THAN ­­­­1,500 PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED FOR THE LONG BEACH WRIGLEY RIVER RUN 5K, 10K, 15K & KIDS TADPOLE TROT SATURDAY, June 6, 2015 All Proceeds to Benefit At-Risk Youth in Long Beach Long Beach, California, May 19, 2015.  More than ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1,100 adults and hundreds of kids are expected to participate in the 8th Annual Ricky Park Wrigley River Run/Walk 5K, 10K, and 15K, to be held on Saturday, June 6.  The first race will begin at 7:30 am.  The race course is located in Long Beach’s historic Wrigley neighborhood, and portions of the course will follow the Los Angeles River Trail.  …

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Rent vs Buy Report

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Should you rent or buy a home? In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in Honolulu (HI), all the way to 55% in Sarasota (FL), and 35% Nationwide! The other interesting findings in the report include: Interest rates have remained low and even though home prices have appreciated around the country (3.9%), they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation (3.7%). “In the past …

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Long Beach State Student Athletes

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Home to 19 Division I Sport Teams There are more than 300 Long Beach State student athletes that make up 19 Division I Sport Teams. California State University Long Beach (CSULB) is also home to exceptional competitive sports facilities in California. This includes one of three pyramids in the United States, a marquee tennis complex, and a baseball stadium, Blair Field, which has housed many major league players. The CSULB baseball team, also known as “The Dirtbags,” ended their 2015 season with a great sweep in the three day series against the UC Davis “Aggies,” May 16-18. This puts the team …

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Housing Update

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Housing Update: Demand Up, Supply Down, Prices Increasing In Long Beach, we’ve definitely noticed that demand is up, inventory is down and prices are on the upswing. From a national standpoint, that’s also the housing update. Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest quarterly report. The report covered three important aspects of the housing market: Buyer Demand Supply of Housing Inventory Single Family Residential Prices Buyer Demand Total existing-home sales (which include single family and condo) were at an annual rate of 4.97 million in the first quarter of 2015. This represents a number which is …

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Feng Shui Your Home

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The meaning of the word “Feng Shui” is entwined with nature: Feng translates to wind and Shui translates to water. In Chinese culture both these elements are associated with good health. Ensuring the flow of this energy was something the ancients believed they could influence health and fortune and many people in modern times agree. You may or may not subscribe to the belief system itself, but there is something to be said about the flow of a room and the way that furniture is arranged, the color scheme, and even the shapes that are used. Some spaces are naturally inviting, …