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 …

Fall Hikes Around Long Beach

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Temperatures are finally starting to drop and it’s feeling like fall, time to head outside for a hike.  You can hike any time of day during the fall. You don’t have to beat summer’s mid-afternoon heat, and you might catch some different views, or wildlife out there during the new season too. Here are some of our favorite local spots …

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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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Free (or almost free) Long Beach Exercise Classes

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It’s time to burn off the pounds gained over the holidays. But if you live in the area you don’t need a gym because of low-cost Long Beach exercise classes. No matter what your fitness level is, there is a free or nearly-free workout opportunity for everyone! Here are some of the ways you can workout for free or close …

Long Beach's Fresh Catch

Long Beach’s Fresh Catch

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Your Guide to Going Fishing in Long Beach Like most sports, fishing has its seasons, but being blessed with our local Pacific currents, fishing in Long Beach means an almost always open season– you just need some local insight, the right gear, and a knowledgeable charter to set you on the right track. Luckily these favorable conditions have created a …

Container Gardens Add Pop to Patios

Container Gardens Add Pop to Patios

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Need a patio refresh without the long term construction or investment of a remodel? Enter the container garden. An island unto itself, this self contained botanical canvass is only limited by the size of your container and the scope of your imagination. Curated and composed in the right combinations, they’re the ultimate DIY fix for a patio that needs a …

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House Hunting for Pet Perks

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When searching the market for your next home purchase, there’s a whole spectrum of features that top the list of every buyer’s dream property. For some, it’s finding a prime location or neighborhood, for others architectural style or structural design take precedence. Those with a green thumb search for the perfect landscape to watch their garden grow, while the home …

Community Service & Involvement in Long Beach

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In neighborhoods across the US, a need for community involvement is cropping up from all generations, but it differs according to generation. While the older generations are feeling a keen sense of loss of community of their cities, the younger are feeling a driving need to become more invested in both involvement and community service. But where do we get started? …