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 …

Most Haunted Spots in Long Beach

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Long Beach has a Fascinating History If you ask some people, parts of that history have not stayed in the past. Parts of years gone by have a tendency to “creep” up over and over at certain locations in the form of paranormal activity. Here are some of the most haunted spots to check out in Long Beach just in …

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos at MOLAA

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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as it as also known here in the US, is a beautiful and sacred Latino tradition dating back thousands of years. This year, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) here in Long Beach is hosting several days worth of celebrations. Those in Long Beach and the surrounding areas are welcome …

Take A Free Ride in Long Beach

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Warm summer days are a perfect reason to get out and enjoy everything that Downtown Long Beach has to offer. If you want to give your feet a rest from walking, flag down one of the new Free Rides that have been cruising around Downtown Long Beach since the Grand Prix this past April, or hop on the free Passport provided …

Pirates are Coming to Long Beach!

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Grab your swords and your fishtails! Pirates and mermaids are coming to Long Beach! The 11th annual Pirate Invasion Long Beach returns this summer for another weekend of fun. The event, presented by Alfredo’s Beach Club, will take place this summer from June 30 – July 1st at the Shoreline Aquatic Park in downtown Long Beach. This event is the …

Save the Port Mural

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In an urgent and time-sensitive effort, the Long Beach Heritage Society is raising money to save and preserve the Historic Port of Long Beach Gladding McBean tile mural. This 74-foot mural is located on the outside of the old Port of Long Beach Administration building, which is scheduled to be demolished sometime this summer. The mural is seen as a …

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Open House at Temple Lofts in Downtown Long Beach

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Gorgeous Temple Loft Priced at $665,000 835 Locust Avenue #223, Long Beach, CA 90813 *OPEN HOUSES* *Saturday, 4/7 & Sunday, 4/8, 1-4 p.m.* This unbelievable corner loft in the popular Temple Lofts building has everything you’re looking for. You’ll love the concrete floors, sleek & functional kitchen with beautiful stainless steel appliances and granite counters, and the spacious, airy feeling. Set up …

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A Discussion With Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

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Shannon Jones had the opportunity to chat with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia about the reconfiguration of the Long Beach Breakwater, plans for additional parking and future affordable housing projects. Garcia recently talked about the many initiatives the city of Long Beach is working on this year at his fourth State of the City Address. Most notably, he announced that …

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Long Beach Bicyclists Pedal Under the Full Moon

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Erik Garcia helped start the monthly Moonlight Mash bicycle ride more than two years ago to encourage Long Beach bicyclists interested in pedaling around the streets at night. The group’s co-founder, Johnny Tully, first encountered this concept of a monthly ride during while studying at the University of Oregon. What started out as nearly two dozen bicyclists has ballooned to …

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Longbeachize Panel Addresses Affordable Housing

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About 150 Long Beach area residents heard regional housing experts speak Thursday at the Art Theatre about the challenges California cities face with incenting developers to build more affordable housing. A core theme among panelists was that society should redefine “affordable housing” as “workforce housing,” considering the former term carries a negative connotation for numerous reasons. The panel was the …