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 …

Naples Canal Holiday Lights

Where To See Holiday Lights In Long Beach

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The end of the holiday season is rapidly approaching and time is running out to plan your annual holiday lights tours with family and friends. We’ve got your back. Long Beach is home to neighborhoods that go over the top with their holiday decorating. Here’s a list of our favorite light displays. Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Located in the …

Volunteer in Long Beach this Holiday Season

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Your time is valuable, spend it giving back to those in need. Volunteer in Long Beach this holiday season. It will warm hearts and feed the souls of many people in our community. Here are a just a few organizations that need your help. Food Forward Food Forward fights hunger and reduces waste by finding uses for extra produce that …

Long Beach Holiday Parade Schedule

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 On Your Marks, Get Set… Parade! These impressive Long Beach holiday parades seem to sneak up every year. This year, we’ve got ’em all rounded up so you won’t miss a beat. We just wanted to make sure your family’s in the know so your holidays are the best they can be. photo credit: LB Press-Telegram 36th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas …

Wrigley, Long Beach’s Hidden Gem

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Wrigley is a hidden gem that is well-known for both its name and its tradition as a well-established historic neighborhood. As one of the earliest developments of Long Beach, this neighborhood has seen a lot of change but remains largely untouched by time. Tidy streets lined with palm trees and carefully tended lawns give this area the nostalgic feeling of …

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 …

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 …

Día de los Muertos, MOLAA

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 …

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 …