07/14/21 – SLAM, Movies in the Park, Help the Homeless, Housing Element

Read More * Summer of Live Arts and Music (S.L.A.M.) * Get Out, Give Back! * 3rd Fridays on Pine * Free Blues Concert * Movies In The Park * Summer Activities for Teens and Seniors * Shoreline Village Wednesdays * Willmore Neighborhood Meeting * Help the Homeless * Housing Element Update * Free Ancestry Resource * City Events Calendar * Vaccination Milestone

6/23/2021 – Fireworks Ordinance, Fireworks Show, Multiple Surveys

READ MORE * New Fireworks Ordinance * Fireworks Show Returns * Rental Assistance Extended * Free Blues Concert * The Future of Downtown * Public Library Survey * Cannabis Delivery Survey * Help the Homeless * NPNA Community Meeting * LB “Opening Up” * Beware the Delta Variant * Walk-Up Vaccinations * Scheduled Appointments * Updated Guidelines for Staying Safe From COVID

6/9/2021- Juneteenth, AquaLink, Summer Reading, Fireworks Show

READ MORE * Juneteenth History * Juneteenth in Downtown * Virtual Taste of Downtown * AquaLink Rides Again! * Summer Reading Program * Fireworks Show Returns * Red Cross Blood Drive * Grand Prix Needs Volunteers * Noise Element Update * Freebies For Vaccinations * Walk-Up Vaccinations * Scheduled Appointments * Common Vaccination Myths * Updated Guidelines for Staying Safe From COVID

5/26/2021 – Grand Prix Volunteers, Open Streets Program Extended, Health Insurance

READ MORE * Grand Prix Needs Volunteers * ORCA Neighborhood Meeting * Redistricting Outreach * Noise Element Update * Open Streets Program Extended * New Bike-Walk Path * Additional Awareness Celebrations * New In-Person Recreation Classes * Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance * Free Summer Food Service for Kids * Mental Health Awareness Month * Rental Assistance Extended * Water Bill Assistance * Scholarships For Women * We’re in The Yellow Tier * Now Easier to Vaccinate * Common Vaccination Myths * Updated Guidelines for Staying…

5/12/2021 – Noise Element Update, Open Streets Survey, Water Bill Assistance

READ MORE * Noise Element Update * Open Streets Survey * Downtown Clean-Up * Red Cross Blood Drive * Rename the Gerald Desmond Bridge * Public Library Re-Opening * Water Bill Assistance * Scholarships For Women * National Bike Month * NPNA Monthly Meeting * Virtual Taste of Downtown * Taco Festival! * We’re in The Yellow Tier * Now Easier to Vaccinate * Common Vaccination Myths * Updated Guidelines for Staying Safe From COVID

General Plan Noise Element – ORCA Comments

Ed Note – The Ocean Residents Community Association (ORCA), one of our neighborhood associations, provided this analysis of the City of Long Beach draft Environment Impact Review (EIR) and General Plan Noise Element. The Editor has updated (in brackets) certain portions of their document with appropriate information. The Downtown Residential Council holds no official position on the Review, the Element or this analysis but provides ORCA’s position as a service to that association. We invite all other associations to submit their own analyses and we will…

04/14/21 – Earth Month, Low-Cost Youth Programs, Rent Relief, Housing Element Update, More Buildings

READ MORE * Earth Month Neighborhood Cleanup * Living Sustainably Webinar * Earth Day Summit * Taste of Downtown * Free, Low-Cost Youth Programs * Rent Relief Available * Tax Day Postponed! * Give Blood, Save a Life * NPNA Monthly Meeting * Housing Element Update * More Buildings in Downtown * Broadway Block Details * Instant Middle Income Housing * We’re In The Orange COVID Tier * All Over 16 Can Get Vaccinated * All Restrictions Lifted By June 15? * Guidelines for Staying…

February 24, 2021 – Schools Reopening, Youth Programs, Recycling Workshops

READ HERE * Taste of Downtown – February 26 * Sponsorships for Neighborhood Associations * Free Food and Other Assistance * Schools Reopening for In-Person Learning * Free and Low-Cost Youth Programs * Free Workshops on Recycling & Waste Reduction * New Lincoln Park & Old City Hall * Belmont Pool Replacement * Year of the Ox at Edison Theater * Guidelines for Staying Safe from COVID * Sign Up for COVID Vaccine

January 27, 2021 – Shutdown Lifted, Vaccine Sign-up, Vaccine Scams

READ MORE * Safer at Home Order Lifted * Sign Up For COVID Vaccine * Beware of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams * Virtual Taste Of Downtown * COVID-19 Community Resources * Free Food Distribution Friday, Jan 29 * Free PhotoWorks Online Workshop * Grade School Students Learn About Chemical Engineering * State Of The Port * Rent Relief Is Coming

January 13, 2021 – COVID-19 Making You Crazy?, Data Inclusion/Privacy, Food Resources and Other Help

READ MORE * COVID Danger * COVID-19 Making You Crazy? * Thirsty Thursday * Virtual Taste of Downtown * Data Inclusion * Data Privacy * Mental Health and Domestic Violence Services * Programs For Older Adults * Where to get food resources and other help in Long Beach * Long Beach Public Beaches Reopen

FREE job training for in-demand logistics positions

Pacific Gateway has partnered with Prologis, the world’s leading logistics and warehouse distribution center developer and real estate holder, to offer a FREE training program that includes several certifications in Logistics, Warehousing, Goods Movement and Fork Lift Operation. The self-paced, 30- to 45-minute courses can be taken via a mobile app or on a laptop or desktop computer and are designed to be accessible for adults of all ages and education levels. Additional training is available in professional skills, such as communication, and career development…

Playgrounds reopen Dec 10

Outdoor playgrounds may reopen Dec. 10. Practice physical distancing, wear face coverings and avoid touching one’s face, especially after touching playground surfaces. The City urges parents to speak with their children about these protocols prior to using a playground and also use hand sanitizer in between activities. See Press Release (link)

December 9, 2020 – Full Shutdown, When to get a COVID test, Shop Local, Gingerbread Houses, Programs for Older Adults

READ MORE * It’s Official – Full Shutdown * Avoid Another Shutdown * What constitutes an exposure to COVID-19? * Who should get a COVID-19 test? * Should I get tested if I think I may have been exposed? * Dual Testing for COVID-19 and Flu * Shop Local for the Holidays * Holiday Gingerbread Houses on Display * Programs for Older Adults

November 25, 2020 – COVID Restrictions /Full Shutdown, Shop Small Saturday, Community Clean-Up, Renter Survey, STEM College Scholarships

READ MORE * More COVID Restrictions for Long Beach * A Full Shutdown May Be Coming * Reminder: Get Your Free Flu Shots * Have A Safe Thanksgiving * Shop Small Saturday * Community Clean-Up Events * Survey For Renters * Want to Own vs. Rent? * STEM College Scholarships * Digital Inclusion Hotline

October 14, 2020 – New Openings, Election 2020, Go Long Beach, 2nd CD Q&A, Mobile Recess

Read HERE * More Industries And Services Now Open * Purple Tier = “Widespread COVID” * Election 2020 * 2nd District Candidates Q&A * Taste of Downtown * Police Department Community Forum * North Pine Neighborhood Association Meeting * New Go Long Beach App * Free Spectrum Internet * Mobile Recess Program For K-8 * Some City Offices Closed on Fridays * Recycle Right * Gerald Desmond Bridge Open * Be Counted As A Downtown Resident

September 23, 2020 – Free Flu Shots, Ballot Measures, CD2 Debate, Homework Help, Hispanic Heritage Month

Read Here. * COVID Fatigue * Flu Season Has Arrived * Free Flu Shots * COVID-19 Tracking App * Ballot Measures Pros & Cons * Council District 2 Debate * Homework Help * National Hunger Awareness Month * National Hispanic Heritage Month * Long Beach Gives – Fundraising Campaign * Getting Out & About Lately? * Be Counted As A Downtown Resident