The Long Beach Grocery Coop

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As a Long Beach resident, you may have heard of the Long Beach Grocery Coop (LBGC). The Long Beach Grocery Coop was started several years ago by Damon Lawrence and is the first of its kind within our city. What started out as an idea from a trip to Oregon has grown into something bigger within the community. So big …

Community Gardens

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Grow Your Own Produce Community Gardens allows you to eat fresh, seasonal, and local produce. It is a wonderful way to stay healthy and support your community. Participating in Community Gardens is an entertaining way to meet new people and grow some delicious veggies, herbs, and fruits that your whole family will enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite …

New Bike Lanes and Improvements on Broadway

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It’s been quite the year for Measure A improvements in Long Beach. Improve and create new bike lanes, make curbs and intersections more accessible for people with disabilities, create additional parking, and slow down traffic on Broadway are all goals of  Measure A. This mobility project covers about 12 acres and is 9,200 feet long between Alamitos and Cherry Avenues. The …

Understanding HERO Financing

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You almost certainly have had home improvement companies call or knock on your door,  promoting energy-efficient products and or improvements, some of them suggesting you use the HERO program to pay for those improvements. Certainly adding solar panels and saving money on energy bills sounds like a great idea! Yet there are many ways to pay for solar — from …

Long Beach Open Studio Tour Opens October 13th

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October is Arts Month is Long Beach, and one of the best ways you can get out and celebrate our local artists is to attend the Long Beach Open Studio Tour. The Shannon Jones Team is proud to be a sponsor for this self-guided tour, and we are especially excited because this year the tour is extending over three weekends …

Facts and Fiction about Flood Insurance

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The world of insurance is overwhelming. You know that you have to have auto insurance to drive a car and homeowners insurance to secure a home loan. Both health and life insurance are helpful. However, how many times do you ask, “Do I need flood insurance?”   Let’s start with the first fact homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage …

Styrofoam Ban and Limiting Single-Use Plastics in Long Beach

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Long Beach, along with many other coastal Southern California cities, is taking a proactive role in limiting the use of Styrofoam and single-use plastics like straws. The goal is the curb pollution around the city in our parks, beaches, and waterways. City Leaders Pass the Styrofoam Ban Back in April Long Beach leaders approved a ban on single-use food and …

Explore Long Beach Parks this Summer

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Even though the word “beach” is in the name of our city, Long Beach actually ranks 21st for parks out of the 100 largest cities in the United States, according to the latest National ParkScore Report. This ranking is based on access, how many people live within a half-mile of a park, the city’s median park size, and how much is …

Long Beach 4th of July Celebrations

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  Bring out your red, white, and blue, and let freedom ring! It’s almost Independence Day! This year marks America’s 242nd birthday, and celebrations are not to be missed! If you have yet to decide what to do this 4th of July, there are dozens of events happening around the Long Beach and Orange County areas. Whatever you choose to …