On Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council will consider a Meatless Monday proclamation, encouraging residents to avoid meat on Mondays. If passed, Long Beach will join the ranks of Meatless Monday cities that include Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis Minnesota, as well as California State University, Long Beach.
An annual report released last week by Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) recorded six million tourists for 2014, $2 billion investments in real estate transactions and a potential increase of $42 million in new retail spending within a one-mile-radius of DTLB between 2014 and 2015, numbers that indicate a “renaissance,” according to the DLBA personnel who conducted the study.
Next Thursday, the Long Beach City Council will host a Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP) meeting to discuss the development of the 1,500 acre area of Southeast Long Beach that ranges from Seventh Street to the Orange County border, including land along the Pacific Coast Highway that stretches from Bellflower Boulevard to First Avenue.
The City of Long Beach is being represented by two youth representatives and city officials at a United States Department of Justice (DOJ) National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Arlington, Virginia today, along with 14 other cities. In 2014, Long Beach was one of five new cities selected to participate in the event.
Long Beach Breastfeeds, the city’s first breastfeeding organization dedicated entirely to supporting breastfeeding and breast milk feeding families, was introduced to the public this past Saturday with a “Community Conversation” hosted by Long Beach City Councilmember and community partner Rex Richardson at the Ninth District field office.
For the first time in two decades, it appears the National Football League's return to Los Angeles could be more reality than wishful thinking. Tuesday night, the Long Beach City Council took a stand as to which city it would prefer a potential team to land in, passing a resolution supporting the City of Carson and its efforts to lure the Raiders and Chargers to the Southland.