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

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

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

September 9, 2020 – Hair Salons Open Indoors, Fall Youth Camp, Small Business Directory, Early Literacy Program

Read Here. * COVID Still Widespread in Long Beach * Hair Salons and Barbershops Reopen Indoors * Free Online Concert Sept 12 * New Fall Youth Camp Programs * Downtown Small Businesses Directory * Virtual Taste of Downtown: Backyard BBQ * Dive Into Reading – Early Literacy Program * Community Sponsorship Grant Program * Be Counted As A Downtown Resident

August 12, 2020 – Ready To Vote, Balance The Budget, Be The Squeaky Wheel, Rental Relief, Pine Is Open Street

READ HERE * How To Get COVID Under Control In 4-8 Weeks * Emergency Action Needed On The Census * Ready To Vote? * How Would You Balance The Budget? * Be The Squeaky Wheel * North Pine Neighborhood Alliance Online Meeting * LBPD South Division Community Forum * Extended Relief for Renters * Pine Ave Is An Open Street * Opportunities to Dine-In / Take Out * Virtual Taste of Downtown * Hazardous Waste Collection Events * Behavior Counseling For Youth On Medi-Cal *…

July 22, 2020 – Reopening Is Re-closing, Outside Dining, LBUSD Online Only, Nurse Advice Line, City Budget Survey

READ HERE * The Simple Way To Get Life Back To Normal * The Reopening Is Re-closing * More Outside Dining Opening * North Pine Neighborhood General Meeting * LBUSD Online Only In Spring * Low-Cost Internet & Computers * Scholarships for High School Seniors * Summer Youth Programs * Nurse Advice Line for Uninsured, Medi-Cal Residents * Expanded Assistance For Unemployed * City Budget Priority Survey * Public Comment at City Council Meetings * Promote the Census

July 8, 2020 – Masks Required, Reopening News, Unemployed Assistance, Scholarships, Summer Progs

READ HERE * Face Coverings Are Now Required (Almost) Everywhere * More Reopening News * Expanded Assistance For Unemployed * Extended Parking Relief * Scholarships for High School Seniors * Pools Offer Swim Lessons * Free Food Delivery for Seniors * Emergency Rental Assistance Is Here * Low-Cost Internet & Computers * Summer Youth Programs * Public Library Summer Reading Program * Public Library Fine Forgiveness * Public Comment at City Council Meetings * Town Hall Sessions * Promote the Census

June 10, 2020 BLM, LB Re-opening, Free Food Delivery, Challenge Fundraiser, Expungement Event

READ HERE  * Black Lives Matter (BLM) Protests – Opinion * Submit Your Video Evidence of Looting * Restaurants That Are Open For Dine-In  * Minor Conviction Expungement Event * Long Beach Challenge Fundraiser * Long Beach Pride Run * Promote the Census * COVID-19 Reminders From Previous Newsletters  * Partial Reopening Of Restaurants, Businesses and “Churches” * Allowed Recreational Activities * Free Food Delivery For Seniors * COVID testing for residents WITHOUT symptoms  * Effects Of Opening Long Beach * Emergency Rental Assistance May…

April 22, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates, What’s Still OK, Where To Get Your Mask, Still Safer At Home

READ HERE * Essential Business may refuse admission to any individual who fails to wear a Face Covering. * Isolate if likely to have COVID-19 and Quarantine if exposed * City has re-organized and expanded its COVID-19 web page * What’s Still OK * Where To Get Your Mask * Still Safer At Home * DRC COVID-19 Website

March 25, 2020 – COVID-19 – Cope, Give Support, and Get Valid Info

Read HERE. How to support those affected by COVID-19  * Support your neighbors * Support your local businesses * Donate to the most vulnerable Suggestions for coping with COVID-19 * Video conference * Netflix and chill – separately, but together * Pick up the Phone COVID-19 Information Resources Please carefully validate all COVID-19 related social media before believing it and especially before sharing it. Long Beach offers the following more reliable resources: City of Long Beach City Council Offices Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) Centers…