Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Long Beach

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It’s one of the most popular celebrations of the entire year– St. Patrick’s day! On Sunday, March 17, everyone is “Irish.” Lucky for us there are plenty of spots to celebrate all around Long Beach. Here are some of our favorites. St. Pat’s Eve Pub Stroll on the Queen Mary Saturday, March 16, 7:00 PM-Midnight Start celebrating a day early …

Pop-Up Restaurants in Long Beach

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Do you feel like you’re always going to the same spots for dinner on a Friday night or brunch on Sunday morning? Well, not to fear, here are some unique pop-up restaurants that can help you break up your Long Beach culinary routine and try a little something different. The Wild Chive This vegan brunch spot is a local favorite …

10 Dive Bars Down Broadway

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3636 Club 3636 East Broadway You won’t be able to miss this spot thanks to their vintage neon sign outside. When you go inside you will be welcomed by friendly bartenders and regular customers in a one-room layout that has the bar on one side and two pool tables on the other. They are definitely no-nonsense and have other dive bar “must …

What’s New In Long Beach?

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  There is already a lot to love about living in Long Beach. The weather, the eclectic neighborhoods, unique stores and boutiques, tempting restaurants and bars, local events and festivals. So seeing all of the new businesses pop up around town makes us excited. Here are a few that have opened within the last couple of months that we definitely …

The Long Beach Grocery Co-op

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As a Long Beach resident, you may have heard of the Long Beach Grocery Co-op (LBGC). The Long Beach Grocery Co-op 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 …