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May 20, 2013
Taste of Downtown continues on Pine Avenue

PINE AVENUE @ Broadway

June 5-6, 6-9pm

The Taste of Downtown continues the 2013 series on Pine Avenue! Many of your favorite Downtown restaurants will be serving up sample sized portions of their signature dishes, while live music permeates the popular area. The Taste of Downtown Pine Avenue will feature many of Downtown’s best restaurants, as well a craft beer garden sponsored by Beachwood BBQ.  Stroll up and down the main corridor of Downtown Long Beach and taste dishes from your favorite restaurants while listening to live music from Long Beach local bands - Paperplanes and Long Beach Caravan Trio.

Discount offer was only available online/pre-sale and concluded Thursday, June 6th at 2PM.  Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call at the Diamond Parking lot on Pine near 1st at the event.

CURRENT PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:

Agaves Kitchen/Tequila:  Chicken Taquitos (1 ticket), Mariscos Ceviche (1 ticket), Agaves Margarita (2 tickets)

Alegria Cocina Latina:  Humitas Chilenas (3 tickets), Ropa Vieja Tostadas (3 tickets), Red Sangria (4 tickets)

Alondra Hot Wings:  Hot Wings / French Fries / Pizza (2-6 tickets)

Auld Dubliner:  Spicy Potatoes (2 tickets), Irish Smoked Salmon (2 tickets), Ice Cream (2 tickets)

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing: Pull Pork Slider topped with Tangy Coleslaw (3 tickets), Beachwood Craft Beer (5 tickets)

Buono's Authentic Pizzeria:  Traditional & Gourmet Pizza (2 tickets), Eggplant Parmiggiana (3 tickets), Farfalle Alfredo w/ Chicken & Broccoli (3 tickets)

Cafe Sevilla:  Large Paella Valenciana (3 tickets)

Cold Stone Creamery:  TBD

Gaucho Grill:  Beef Empanada (2 tickets), Ham & Cheese Empanada (2 tickets), Skirt Steak Brochette (4 tickets), Sangria (4 tickets)

George's Greek Café:  Hummus & Tzantziki, Greek Salad, Gyro & Spankopites (4 tickets)

Gladstone's Long Beach:  Lobster Mac-n-Cheese (4 tickets), Chocolate Martini (1 ticket)

It's A Grind Coffee House:  Aussie Pie (2 tickets), White Chocolate Turkish Hazelnut Blended Mocha (2 tickets), Drip Coffee (1 ticket)

Johnny Rockets:  Mini Burgers (3 tickets), Mini Hot Dogs (3 Tickets), Chili Chees Fries (3 tickets), Brownie (3 tickets), Chicken Wings (3 tickets)

Kabob Curry:  Chicken Masala (2 tickets), Aloo Matar (2 tickets), Samosa (2 tickets), Lassi (2 tikcets), Basmati Rice (2 tickets)

King's Fish House:  Clam Chowder (4 tickets)

L'Opera:  Tartina Di Cioccolato (2 tickets), Sacchetto Di Cioccolata (2 tickets), Cappellacci Di Zucca (1 ticket)

La Shish:  Kifta Kebob, Chicken Kebob, Fried Kibeh, Cheese Roll, Falafel, Baklava (1-5 tickets)

Michaels Pizzeria:  Braised Meatballs (3 tickets), Meat Lasagna (4 tickets), Mini Calzone with Artichokes (3 tickets)

Octopus:  Jalapeno Popper (3 tickets), Shrimp Stick (3 tickets), Firecracker (3 tickets), Crunch Roll (3 tickets), Salmon HOT Roll (3 tickets)

Pasty Bakery:  Shepherd’s Pie (5 tickets), Pasties (2 tickets)

Pussy and Pooch:  Freeze Dried Chicken Hearts / Duck Sticks (1-2 tickets), Bowser Beer (5 tickets)

Shannon's on Pine:  Tri-Tip Slider & Turkey Slider (5 tickets)

Steamed Organic Cuisine:  Street taco (3 tickets), Vegan Tuna Taco (3 tickets), 2 tacos for 5 tickets

The Federal Bar:  3 Cheese Mac-N-Cheese w/ Poblano Peppers & Bacon (4 tickets), Vegan Chili (4 tickets)

The Sky Room & Wine Down Lounge:  Mini Kobe Beef Hot Dog (5 tickets), Short Rib Slider (5 tickets), Chocolate Chip Cookie Malted Milkshake (4 tickets), Backseat Chardonnay (5 tickets), Backseat Cabernet Sauvignon (5 tickets)


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Mar 22, 2016

If you’re in search of a cider house in our state, you’ll have to take a lengthy trip from SoCal. Th...

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Taste of Downtown Reveals Full Menu; Launches in East Village in DTLB March 23 & 24
Mar 21, 2016

If there is one thing to be said about the renaissance occurring in Downtown Long Beach, it is that ...

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Your Complete Guide to Beach Streets in DTLB
Mar 18, 2016

From fix-it stations to decoration stations, live art to live music, all of our events are free and ...

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Pow! Wow! Veteran Jeff McMillan to Create Massive Entryway Mural for Beach Streets
Mar 16, 2016

Jeff McMillan is one of the hardest working (and busiest) artists in Long Beach—so when we approache...

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Decorate Your Bike and Compete in Virtual Races at Mini Bike Fest Event at Beach Streets
Mar 15, 2016

Bike Fest is part of that tradition of bringing together the community to foster a stronger communit...

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Beach Streets on Four Legs: Event Dedicated to Pups Welcomes Dogs for Car-Free Day
Mar 14, 2016

Dogs of Downtown at Beach Streets will provide a special space for our furriest friends, filling Pro...

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Mystic Braves to Headline Beach Streets After Party (with Craft Beer Garden & Other Performances Included All Day)
Mar 13, 2016

We will be taking over the Promenade Parking Lot (between 3rd and Broadway on the Promenade) to prov...

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Skate Culture to Come Alive with Ramps and Free Live Music at Beach Streets Downtown
Mar 11, 2016

Taking over Pine Avenue at 7th Street, 720° Pine will have free live music from noon to five. The li...

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Matt Costa to Headline Free Buskerfest at Beach Streets Downtown
Mar 10, 2016

When the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) was approached by Beach Streets to program the DTLB p...

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Rainbow Juices Celebrates First Year in DTLB with Live Music, Coffee, and Love
Mar 4, 2016

Long before their brick-and-mortar opened its door along 3rd Street in DTLB, Rainbow Juices was oper...

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Meet the Woman Who Fought PTSD with Yoga (And Now Spreads the Love in Her New Studio on Pine)
Mar 3, 2016

Long before Elizabeth Bolla opened her doors to her very own yoga studio at 230 Pine, she was suffer...

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DLBA Announces Programming for Beach Streets Downtown
Mar 2, 2016

We pride ourselves on working with organizations, citizens and the City of Long Beach on events outs...

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Go Big or Go Home: Remembering Mark Bixby and His Legacy
Mar 1, 2016

“Go big or go home.” This was Mark Bixby’s attitude, an endearing slogan on how he lived his life....

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Beachwood's The Blendery Now Open Every Weekend (Making DTLB the Geuziest of Places Outside of Belgium)
Feb 29, 2016

The every-now-and-then bottle releases at Beachwood’s The Blendery will no longer be the only way yo...

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Taste of Downtown 2016 Kicks Off in East Village March 23 and 24
Feb 26, 2016

If there is one thing to be said about the renaissance occurring in Downtown Long Beach, it is that ...

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Downtown Security Alliance Reconvenes to Strengthen Communication Regarding Safety
Feb 24, 2016

After a year of absence, the Downtown Security Alliance (DSA) will be reconvening. The DSA was form...

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Starbucks at The Pike Outlets in DTLB to Open Feb. 24 at 5AM
Feb 23, 2016

Come 5AM tomorrow, February 24, the newest addition for those in need of caffeination will open its ...

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The Loop Set to Become DTLB's Newest Public Space While Activating Long-Dead Corner of Pine & Ocean
Feb 23, 2016


Spirits of Downtown: Julia Huang's Endless Humbleness (And How DTLB Is the Better for It)
Feb 22, 2016

When you meet Julia Huang, there are two things you’ll immediately discover: her love for Long Beach...

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Meet the Man Who Documented Snoop Dogg Like Only a Friend Could (and How You Can View the Pictures)
Feb 19, 2016

When Long Beach photographer and filmmaker Duke Givens graduated in 1989 from Poly, he knew two thin...

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Milana's Pizzeria in DTLB Celebrates 6th Anniversary with 60-cent Slices
Feb 18, 2016

For the best slice of New York pizza in DTLB, there is no question that Milana’s New York Pizzeria o...

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Streitfeld, DTLB's Newest Boutique, Brings Handcrafted Clothing (Without the Wallet Gouging)
Feb 17, 2016

While Diana Streitfeld was at Crafted—the struggling crafts marketplace that opened over three years...

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Live After 5 Brings Jazz-Inspired Hip Hop, Soul and R&B to DTLB (For Free)
Feb 16, 2016

We’ve got a whole new vibe coming to our free live music series, Live After 5, as it takes over the ...

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Bollards Installed on Pine between 1st and 3rd Bring Increased Safety for Events
Feb 12, 2016

Good news: bollards will be a part of Pine Avenue to better ensure safety during DTLB events. Given ...

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Spirits of Downtown: Suja Lowenthal and the Public Living Room
Feb 10, 2016

Long before becoming a planning guru and serving as our city’s Vice Mayor under a definitive decade-...

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Pacific Avenue Drain Project in DTLB to Continue with Late Night/Early Morning Construction
Feb 9, 2016

The Pacific Avenue storm drain project is at a critical phase as Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal announced...

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One of Long Beach's Original 'Sin Ships' Uncovered in Coronado Beach 80 Years After Sinking
Feb 9, 2016

For some, the power of El Nino is somewhat lacking—but for those in Coronado, it has proved to unear...

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DTLB's Psychic Temple Plasters Windows with Red Envelopes, Asks You to 'Reveal the Monkey'
Feb 8, 2016

If you pass by the Psychic Temple Building on the south side of Broadway between Promenade and Long ...

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New DTLB Mural by LA Artist VYAL ONE Adds Yet Another Piece to Growing Street Art Collection
Feb 7, 2016

Jaime “Vyal” Reyes is not one who jumped on the street art bandwagon that has exploded since Banksy ...

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Long Beach Transit's Passport Expands Route into East Village; Other Routes Altered
Feb 5, 2016

DTLB's free ride known as Long Beach Transit's Passport will have its route slightly expanded as the...

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Spirits of Downtown: The Dedicated Patience and Persistance of Don Darnauer
Feb 4, 2016

Don Darnauer is what one can call a very patient and persistent man—by all means of the definitions.


Naree Thai in DTLB Brings Eaters Vegan Duck, Lunch Deals, and Classic Thai
Feb 3, 2016

Hidden along the strip of Ocean in DTLB, nestled amongst the towering residences and buildings at Li...

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Long Beach Heritage Recognizes Jan Van Dijs, Two DTLB Buildings with Preservation Awards
Feb 2, 2016

One of DTLB’s biggest assets—contractor and preservation guru Jan Van Dijs—and two of DTLB’s most be...

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Artist and Environmental Designer Kipp Kobayashi to Creatively Design Crosswalks in DTLB
Feb 1, 2016

After an assortment of artists vied for a chance to turn crosswalks along Pine Avenue in DTLB into p...

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The Simple Act of Recognition: Celebrate Downtown 2016
Feb 1, 2016

If there has been one thing about our annual Celebrate Downtown event, it is that recognition holds ...

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Live After 5 Brings Long Beach's Finest Singer-Songwriters to Three DTLB Locations
Jan 29, 2016

Despite the pundits, Long Beach’s rich music culture is more than Snoop and Sublime. From Suburban R...

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PREVIEW: Dog Haus, Opening Friday with Free Dogs, Unveils Cheese Tots, Burgers with Eggs, and More
Jan 27, 2016

It’s time to get your dog on, Long Beach, as Dog Haus—the gastropub-like franchise whose roots begin...

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LA Staple Beer Belly Set to Open Second Location in DTLB
Jan 25, 2016

After nearly two years of rumors and salivating hope, it is official: Los Angeles’s influential Beer...

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Celebrate Downtown 2016 Invades Pike Outlets with Free Food, Drinks, Music, and Honoring Our Best
Jan 21, 2016

This year’s event, to be held at the Pike Outlets on Thursday, February 25 from 5PM to 9PM, continue...

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City of Long Beach, Army Corps of Engineers Sign Breakwater Study Agreement
Jan 20, 2016

Mayor Robert Garcia announced back in November of last year that, following his meeting the Army Cor...

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2016 Beach Streets Invades the Avenues of DTLB on March 19
Jan 19, 2016

Can we get an amen? The second Beach Streets event will take over the streets of Downtown on Saturda...

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Shoreline Drive in DTLB Undergoes Improvements for Bicyclists, Pedestrians, and ADA Accessibility
Jan 18, 2016

Those who enjoy exploring streets at the human level will rejoice in the fact that the stretch of Sh...

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Dog Haus, DTLB's Newest Eatery, Wants You to Re-Think the Hot Dog
Jan 17, 2016

It’s time to get your dog on, Long Beach, as Dog Haus—the gastropub-like franchise whose roots begin...

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Meet the Man Who Is Changing the Lives of Long Beach's Battered Women One Haircut at a Time
Jan 11, 2016

Talk to any seasoned hairstylist and they’ll share a single thing: their enthusiasm for their profes...

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As Storm Pushes Through DTLB, Steps Are Taken to Assure Drains Remain Clear and Streets Are Free from Debris
Jan 5, 2016

El Niño has officially made its 2016 debut—and with it comes responsibility from not just citizens b...

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Long-Term Ocean Blvd. Closure Begins in January
Jan 4, 2016

As part of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, eastbound Ocean Boulevard between the Desm...

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IN PICTURES: NYE Party in DTLB Draws Thousands of Revelers
Jan 3, 2016

What can we say? We said we would bring the largest party in town to DTLB and the numbers speak for...

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DLBA Seeks Volunteers for Waterfront Task Force, Set to Oversee Better Connectivity to Waterfront
Jan 2, 2016

Connecting our waterfront, one of our most unique aspects in the Downtown, is an essential cog in bu...

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DLBA Supports Council of Business Association's 'Middle Road' Proposal for Minimum Wage Increase
Jan 1, 2016

COBA's proposal is based around a $12.50 per hour wage to be implemented over the next five years.


Long Beach Business Journal Releases Issue Entirely Dedicated to DTLB
Dec 28, 2015

We’ve said it many times and we’ll continue to say it: DTLB isn’t just approaching a renaissance; it...

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Waterfront Fireworks, Free Transit/Metro Rides & Spectacular Music Highlight DTLB's New Year's Eve Party
Dec 23, 2015

Families and revelers alike have options to ring in 2016 in Downtown Long Beach.


For a Family that Needs It, a Fully Decorated Tree with No Strings Attached
Dec 22, 2015

For Long Beach resident Jazmin Conte, the spirit of the holidays is something that might be a tired ...

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Live After 5 Launches into 2016 by Bringing Downtown Underground
Dec 21, 2015

It’s time to keep the music playin’, DTLB, and to kick off 2016, we’re taking it to the underground ...

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Five DLBA Team Members to Be Honored as Stewards of the Second
Dec 17, 2015

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is both proud and honored to announce that not just one bu...

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A New Skyline: City Moves Forward with New Civic Center Project
Dec 16, 2015

It’s official: the City of Long Beach will move forward with a complete rehab of its current Civic C...

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Historic DTLB Building Moves Toward Residential Conversion
Dec 14, 2015

Many buildings in DTLB come to mind when thinking of what makes our skyline iconic: the Villa Rivier...

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Off the Menu in DTLB: Pier 76's Chowder Fries
Dec 14, 2015

We love DTLB’s culinary scene specifically because it is so unique. And it is so unique because the ...

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Beloved Coffee Joint Aroma di Roma Opens Second Location in DTLB
Dec 11, 2015

A little bit of the Belmont Shore spirit has taken up shop in DTLB as Aroma di Roma, the Shore’s bel...

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DTLB's Newest Dog-Friendly Space, the Seaside Dog Zone, Set to Open Dec. 12
Dec 8, 2015

Pups and their owners across DTLB can rejoice: the Seaside Dog Zone will officially be open, welcomi...

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From Dining to Drag, DTLB Dominates Best of LGBT Long Beach Nominations
Dec 7, 2015

Well, we didn't expect any less. DTLB’s vast array of LGBTQ supporters, community members, and lead...

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DLBA Seeks Talent Curators to Develop Lineups for Live After 5 Music Series
Dec 3, 2015

We aren’t going to wrest on our laurels with this upcoming year for LA5 and, in the spirit of divers...

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All Blue Line Stations South of Willow Will Be Closed All Day on Sunday, Dec. 6 for Tree Trimming, Rail Track Maintenance
Dec 2, 2015

Due to tree trimming throughout DTLB along the Blue Line route, the following Metro Blue Line Statio...

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NYE Festival in DTLB to Bring Saint Motel, ZZ Ward, Houndmouth, Vintage Trouble, OK Go (DJ) Set, and More
Dec 1, 2015

Three stages will be filled with the best in current music as Downtown Long Beach rings in 2016.


From the Chair of the Board: Keeping the Holidays Pure Long Beach
Dec 1, 2015

The small things are what make the holiday season particularly special. Far from the mad rushes of B...

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Your Complete Guide to Keeping Your Holiday Safe
Nov 30, 2015

It’s simple: don’t be the victim of a crime of opportunity—and by opportunity, the Long Beach Police...

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Long Beach Businesses Encouraged to Attend Workshop Regarding Application for Tax Credit
Nov 25, 2015

Small, medium, and large businesses are invited to learn how to access the California Competes Tax C...

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Your Complete DTLB Gift Guide for the Holiday Season
Nov 24, 2015

As part of our support of Small Business Saturday and the holiday spirit in general, we are releasin...

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DTLB Is Officially Home to the Coolest Gingerbread House in Long Beach
Nov 24, 2015

Isaac Salgado is no stranger to the art of the gingerbread house. In fact, the man is used to the ba...

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday in DTLB with Free Metered Parking and Incredible Offerings
Nov 20, 2015

There's one thing the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) wants to encourage this upcoming shoppin...

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Long Beach Transit Proposes New Passport Route in DTLB; Community Encouraged to Provide Input
Nov 19, 2015

Come February of next year, Long Beach Transit (LBT) plans to update the Passport route that not onl...

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Three Long Beach Restaurants Garner Nods in Top LA Restaurants List; DTLB's Michael's Named Amongst Best Pizza in LA
Nov 18, 2015

Three Long Beach restaurants, including DTLB’s own 555 East American Steakhouse, made the list of Za...

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SCE Releases Two Studies Pinning Power Outage Cause on 'Improper Operation and Insufficient Management'
Nov 17, 2015

Two reports released by Southern California Edison (SCE)—one internal and one external—revealed that...

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Columbia Sportswear, Cotton On to Open at Pike Outlets in DTLB
Nov 16, 2015

After an assortment of national brands made their official mark on DTLB’s Pike Outlets, including H&...

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City of Long Beach Releases Minimum Wage Study; Public Encourages to Attend Additional Meetings
Nov 13, 2015

Following three months of studying, the Los Angeles Economic Development Council (LAEDC) has formall...

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Queen Mary's CHILL Returns with Every Part of Its Ice Sculpted Magic
Nov 12, 2015

The Queen Mary's fourth annual CHILL celebration is officially open to the public on November 20 and...

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DLBA, Long Beach Business Journal Partner to Create DTLB-Specific Issue; DTLB Businesses Offered Discounted Ad Rate
Nov 10, 2015

We’ve said it many times and we’ll continue to say it: DTLB isn’t just approaching a renaissance; it...

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Courtyard Marriott Updates Rooms in Multi-Million Renovation Harkening to DTLB's Culture
Nov 9, 2015

When the Courtyard Marriott entered the first phase of its renovation with the opening of James Repu...

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It's Your Turn to Make Small Business Saturday Big in DTLB
Nov 2, 2015

There’s no way around it: small business is the backbone of our economy, whether you’re looking from...

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As Latest Numbers Indicate, City Approaching 'Functional Zero' Goal within Veteran Homelessness
Oct 28, 2015

It’s been a good year in combatting homelessness, specifically amongst veterans, in Long Beach. We’...

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Designers, Artists Sought to Reinvent DTLB Crosswalks Through Graphic Artwork
Oct 27, 2015

We continually search for ways to not just make DTLB cooler but, more importantly, safer—but those t...

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DTLB's Coffee Culture Expands as Wide Eyes Open Palms Creates Pop-Up Shop at Sura
Oct 26, 2015

Korean food and craft coffee: it’s officially a thing thanks to a newly minted partnership between D...

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Steampunk'n'Screams Become Focus of DTLB Art Exhibit
Oct 22, 2015

They are artists inspired by many things. From the literature of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Mary S...

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Bring Out Your Inner Freak: Live After 5 in DTLB Brings Sword Swallowers, Fire Dancers, and More
Oct 21, 2015

On top of bringing live music to otherwise unseen venues across Downtown Long Beach each month, we a...

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DTLB Swing Dance Crew Honors 30th Anniversary of 'Back to the Future' with Epic Recreation
Oct 20, 2015

4th Saturday Swing has managed to maintain its small-but-mighty reputation in Long Beach for four ye...

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Recreational Coffee Set to Open Doors in DTLB (And Offer Long Beach Some of the Best Coffee in Town)
Oct 19, 2015

The space at 237 Long Beach Blvd. has been somewhat destined for a coffeeshop. And not just any coff...

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We Like That You Bike: Local Advocacy Group Launches Campaign to Support Biking, Arts Month
Oct 18, 2015

Since 1985, the month of October has been designated by cities across the country to acknowledge the...

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DTLB's Studio One Eleven Honored with Three Architectural Awards
Oct 14, 2015

Once again, Long Beach-based architectural firm Studio One Eleven has risen to the top by scoring no...

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A Different Morning: Breakfast at DTLB's James Republic
Oct 13, 2015

We don’t believe in limiting options, particularly when it comes to the almighty breakfast. From the...

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Promenade Square Park Playground Garners Huge Funds to Become a Reality
Oct 12, 2015

For DTLB, the Promenade represents the better side of redevelopment in our city. The RDA created the...

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Poke Bar Opens Doors in DTLB
Oct 7, 2015

There’s a new fish in the pond and it is filled to the brim with oh-so-delicious poke. Poke Bar—the...

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Queen Mary (Finally) Gets the Horror Film It Deserves as 'Vessels' Is Set to Shoot Aboard the Famed Ship
Oct 6, 2015

There is no question about it: for as grand and gorgeous as the Queen Mary is, there is a certain cr...

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Book'n'Wine Lovers Rejoice: The Brass Lamp, DTLB's 'Book Bar' Concept, Opens
Oct 5, 2015

Long before Samantha Argosino became an official stakeholder in DTLB, she was an auditor, an auditor...

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Long Beach Artist to Bring Influential "Before I Die..." Wall to DTLB After Scoring Arts Grant
Oct 2, 2015

After the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) partnered with the Arts Council earlier this year to...

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Leading with the Challenges We Face in DTLB: A Message from DLBA Board Chair Michelle Molina
Oct 1, 2015

I’ve always touted a specific characteristic of mine: my persistent do-more-talk-less attitude. I re...

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Following Initial Success, Small Business Seminar Series Continues for Round Two
Sep 30, 2015

Opening up a business is daunting, exhausting, and sometimes defeating, leaving small business owner...

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The Pike Outlets Set for Its Grand Re-Opening This Friday, Saturday
Sep 29, 2015

After an assortment of national brands made their official mark on DTLB’s Pike Outlets, including H&...

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350 Pine, Set to Become Long Beach's Premiere Venue, Opens Applications for Building Team
Sep 28, 2015

It comes as a casting call more than anything—and it offers a multitude of creatives and dreamers to...

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Edison Lofts in DTLB Begins Leasing; Releases New Renderings, Floor Plans
Sep 25, 2015

Following our preview of the Edison lofts development at Long Beach Blvd. at 1st Street, we've been ...

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Use Your Voice: Long Beach Community Urged to Participate in City-Wide Meetings Regarding Minimum Wage
Sep 25, 2015

Rather than resorting to a compulsive decision on the matter, Mayor Robert Garcia and the City Counc...

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Designers Called upon to Activate Southeast Corner of Ocean & Pine in DTLB
Sep 24, 2015

Long before Ocean and Pine became—at least in the term of a downtown intersection—the relatively qui...

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Elm "Street" to Become a Nightmare Before Christmas with Live Enactment of Famed Musical
Sep 24, 2015

The DLBA’s monthly free live music series, Live After 5, has a key factor of bringing uniqueness to ...

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Well Made Photography Exhibit in DTLB to Explore Mental Health, Trauma, and the LGBTQ Community
Sep 23, 2015

Identity is not a stable thing, be it internally or externally—though most of the instability intern...

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In the Name of Hunger, Architects & Engineers Build Canned Food Structures in DTLB
Sep 22, 2015

Since 1992, cities across the world have been creating massive sculptures out of canned food in the ...

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Full Street Closure Information for Long Beach Marathon
Sep 21, 2015

It’s that time again, where a mixture of accomplishment and headaches collide as the 31st Annual Lon...

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Over 40 Breweries, Wineries and Restaurants to Descend Upon DTLB for Promenade Beer & Wine Festival
Sep 18, 2015

Beer & Wine from California Craft Breweries and Fine Wineries paired with Complementing Cuisine from...

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Nike Location in DTLB to Open Doors at Pike Outlets on September 24
Sep 17, 2015

Following the opening of H&M, Forever 21, Gap and Converse earlier this month, the Pike Outlets will...

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Meet the Two Young Men Who Biked 4,500 Miles—and Celebrate the End of Their Journey in DTLB
Sep 16, 2015

Like many college students who hit the point of graduation, Long Beachers Charlie Hockett and Noah L...

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MOLAA to Showcase Stunning Photographs of Port of Long Beach
Sep 15, 2015

For the past three years, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) has partnered with the Arts Council for Long...

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The Shuttle for Your Pup: DTLB's Bark! Bark! Launches Vroom! Vroom!
Sep 14, 2015

Fifteen years ago, Vivian Dominguez decided to start walking dogs in Laguna Beach. Naming her busine...

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Long Beach Folk Revival Festival Returns to DTLB for Its Third Year of Banjos'n'Mandolins
Sep 8, 2015

Let there be no mistake: Long Beach loves its folk—and with good reason. For many, the mixture of ba...

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King's Fish House in DTLB Grows Up with New Look, New Cocktails, and New Attitude
Sep 3, 2015

It seemed to appear and re-appear with little fuss: King’s Fish House, whose DTLB location is its an...

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DTLB's City Place Shopping Complex to Be Transformed Through 4-Year, 3-Phase Project
Sep 2, 2015

It’s official: City Place is going to undergo a massive transformation. And we mean massive. City ...

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Converse Opens in DTLB; Gap Set to Open Doors September 2
Sep 1, 2015

Following the opening of H&M last month and Forever 21 earlier this month, the Pike Outlets continue...

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Hilda Sanchez Bids Farewell as DLBA Board Chair
Sep 1, 2015

As the DLBA’s fiscal year (and my term as Chair) comes to a close, it is with heartfelt humility tha...

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DTLB's Free Music Series, Live After 5, Dedicates Its September Event to Funk-ifying Long Beach
Aug 29, 2015

Long before the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s Summer and Music (SAM) series became the mas...

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Five Projects Set to Beautify, Transform DTLB Selected as Winners for Placemaking Grants
Aug 28, 2015

We asked you to be inspired, DTLB—and after a record 54 applications were received for our Placemaki...

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This Is Your Final Chance to See the Hidden Art Show at MADE in DTLB
Aug 27, 2015

For the past several weeks, MADE in Long Beach in DTLB has held a secret that only those who randoml...

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DLBA, Community Groups Partner to Create New, More Efficient Homeless Services Card
Aug 26, 2015

For those involved in solving homelessness in DTLB, making sure these marginalized populations recei...

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Kress Market Celebrates Five Years Serving DTLB
Aug 25, 2015

Since it opened in August of 2010, Kress Market has filled what used to be a missing part of DTLB’s ...

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5K Glow Course (Complete with Fire Dancers, Music, and World Record-Setting Painting) to Be Set Up in DTLB
Aug 24, 2015

DTLB, it’s time to get your glow run on—and also be part of a Guiness World Record set to be broken....

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Live After 5 - LB Funk Fest Edition
Aug 22, 2015

Live music spreads throughout Downtown Long Beach every 2nd Thursday of the month.


DLBA Hosts Mayor Garcia to Discuss Minimum Wage Increase Study: 'We Have to Do It the Long Beach Way'
Aug 21, 2015

Even before the Long Beach City Council unanimously approved to commission the Los Angeles Economic ...

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East Village Parklets in DTLB Create Better Pedestrian Space (and More Parking!)
Aug 21, 2015

Residents and visitors who are dependent on cars are fearful of one thing our most urban of areas: a...

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DTLB Farmers Market Moves to Original City Place Location to Reactivate Public Space
Aug 20, 2015

After a year-and-a-half of being situated at the corner of 3rd and Pacific, the Downtown Farmers Mar...

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Summer Market to Invade East Village in DTLB with Over 30 Vendors Showcasing the Coolest of the Cool
Aug 20, 2015

Have you ever dreamed of an outdoor shopping market that fills the middle of a street with over thir...

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Electro-Acoustic Ensemble to Perform Free Live Score to 1920s German Horror Classic 'Golem'
Aug 19, 2015

The best thing about the electro-acoustic outfit known as the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble (JCDE) i...

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Saluting Our Four-Legged Family Members: DLBA Launches First Event Dedicated to Dogs
Aug 18, 2015

It is time to salute the four-legged members of our families, that is, our pups. The DLBA will laun...

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'Better Than New York': 5th Ave. Bagelry Set to Open in DTLB Come September
Aug 17, 2015

It has been a culinary discussion/argument/back-and-forth that has lasted for decades: can the West ...

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CSULB to Offer Free PR Campaigns to Local Small Businesses
Aug 10, 2015

Students of a CSULB PR class will be assigned to develop a comprehensive and customized PR plan/prop...

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Forever 21 Set for August 15 Opening at the Pike Outlets in DTLB
Aug 10, 2015

Following the opening of H&M last month, the Pike Outlets continues its expansion with the opening o...

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Let DTLB Eat Cake: Local Artist, Cake Master Recreate Pine Avenue with Sugar and Imagination
Aug 7, 2015

Imagine if DTLB were edible. If you have a hard time wrapping your head around this, let local artis...

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Rival Sons Headline Buskerfest, the Last Event of 2015 Summer and Music Festival
Aug 6, 2015

It’s been described as the holy grail of Long Beach music—and for pretty good reasons since this is,...

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By the Numbers: Over 4,000 Attend Twisted at the Pike Event
Aug 5, 2015

We continued our Summer and Music (SAM) series with Twisted at the Pike, which took place this past ...

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How DTLB Powered Through a Crisis
Aug 2, 2015

When the (first) power outage hit DTLB, we joined the mass majority of people in thinking it was lik...

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Taste of Downtown Waterfront 2015
Aug 1, 2015

The Taste of Downtown series continues! Hosted at the Waterfront (Pine Ave Pier), many of your favor...

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DLBA Supports Arts Council's Microgrants Program, Creates Two $1,000 Grants Dedicated to DTLB Projects
Jul 31, 2015

When we first reported to you on the Arts Council’s microgrant program, we told you of its has not o...

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City of Long Beach Wants to Give You $10K for a Project You Think Improves Your Neighborhood
Jul 30, 2015

The Cesar Chavez Park Amphitheater. The living wall at 1424 E. Broadway. The community garden at 7th...

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VIP Entrance to Any Fingerprints Concert? Just Donate a Bit to the Arts Council for Long Beach
Jul 30, 2015

The Arts Council’s microgrant program has not only been overwhelmingly popular but it’s been as equa...

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Iconic Beatles Album 'Let It Be' to Be Performed Live with Long Beach Symphony for Live After 5
Jul 28, 2015

DLBA’s monthly music series dedicates its August event to the Fab Four’s classic 1970 album, set to...

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Padre Shows DTLB the Different (and Addictively Delicious) Side to Latin Food
Jul 27, 2015

It opened with such quietness that were you not paying close attention, the fact that its side door ...

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More Fart, More Barf: Headbanging'n'Dancin' Trio Fartbarf to Headline at Twisted at the Pike
Jul 27, 2015

We heard your calls loud and clear and we are returning your requests. This year’s Twisted at the Pi...

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Resource Center for Residents, Small Businesses Affected by Power Outage to Be Set up in DTLB
Jul 23, 2015

DLBA partners with City of Long Beach, Southern California Edison, and Long Beach Small Business Dev...

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#LBPWRON: Weekend-Long Promotion Offers Free Parking, Events in DTLB to Support Business Following Power Outage
Jul 23, 2015

While the majority of the power outage’s impact is behind us, that doesn’t eradicate the loss that m...

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Queen Mary Takes a Second Stab at Bringing All-Things-Bacon to DTLB
Jul 22, 2015

The obsession with all things bacon continues as the Queen Mary decides once again to take the big b...

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MADE in Long Beach Seeks to Continue Success by Creating a Local Market Space
Jul 21, 2015

The idea behind MADE was indeed a good one but even the most supportive of those behind MADE didn’t ...

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#LBPWROUT: Free Resource Event to Be Hosted July 22 for Small Businesses Affected by Power Outage
Jul 20, 2015

It was unquestionably unexpected: last week, what many thought was a brief power outage turned into ...

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#LBPWROUT: Emergencies Become Less Stressful with Preparedness
Jul 18, 2015

Power outages, as we’ve experienced, can be both frustrating and dangerous, particularly if you are ...

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Same Place, Same Two-Wheeled Fun: Bicycle Drive-In in DTLB Moved to FRIDAY, JULY 24
Jul 17, 2015

No amount of rain could damper our spirits. And no power outage could possibly steal our thunder. Th...

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Mayor Garcia Reflects Back on First Year in Office, Notes DTLB's $600M in Investment
Jul 15, 2015

Today marks Mayor Robert Garcia’s first anniversary in the top seat of elected officials—and Long Be...

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Celebrating Bastille Day: The Many Ways to Get Your French Fries on in DTLB
Jul 14, 2015

Unquestionably, the French’s most significant contribution to the world—beyond impressionism, postmo...

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20-Foot-by-23-Foot Sculpture Dedicated to Long Beach Neighborhoods to Be Installed at DTLB's Edison Building
Jul 13, 2015

Several months ago, we gave a view from the top of the soon-to-be-completed Edison, the building sit...

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Going for the (Green) Gold: DTLB's Shoreline Square Named Long Beach's First LEED Gold-Certified High Rise Office Building
Jul 10, 2015

Congratulations, Long Beach, since you officially have your first LEED Gold-Certified high rise offi...

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DTLB's California Pizza Kitchen to Auction Off Iconic Pizza Box Paintings
Jul 10, 2015

If you’ve ever been to a California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), then you know of the iconic pizza-box paint...

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road (on Your Bike): Summer and Music's Bicycle Drive-In Is Here to Bring the Dark Side of Oz
Jul 9, 2015

If there is any better way to celebrate living in Southern California than by riding your bike durin...

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DLBA Staff Member Brian Addison Recognized as Southern California's Best Online Journalist
Jul 7, 2015

As you may know, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) hired Brian Addison as our Communications...

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One Night, Three Art Exhibits: DTLB Comes Alive with 100 Local Artists and Makers
Jul 6, 2015

When the DLBA renovated and expanded its offices, the organization opened its walls to artists acros...

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By the Numbers: 720 Pine, First Summer and Music Event of 2015, Brings in over 3,500 Revelers
Jul 3, 2015

We kicked off our annual summer concert series, Summer and Music (SAM), with an entirely new event, ...

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Record Number of Applicants Vie for $40K in Grant Monies to Make DTLB Better
Jul 2, 2015

We asked you to be inspired, DTLB—and you proved you love your neighborhoods and communities with su...

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Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Make a Better DTLB
Jul 1, 2015

When it had first begun to gain popularity, the power of online and social media was, at best, medio...

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With July 4th Come Fireworks—Keep Them with the Professionals
Jun 30, 2015

A friendly (but stern) reminder from the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments that, as the patriot...

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Summer and Music (SAM) Returns to Downtown Long Beach
Jun 29, 2015

Summer And Music (SAM)—the city’s homegrown and summer-long free concert series—is pleased to announ...

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Long Beach Health Department Appoints New Homeless Services Officer
Jun 26, 2015

The City of Long Beach has announced the appointment of Teresa Chandler, MPH to the position of Home...

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By the Numbers: Taste of Downtown on Pine Avenue Breaks Records
Jun 25, 2015

It is with pride and exuberance that we announce we broke a record: an estimated 3,800 people attend...

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Meet Jeff McMillan, the Sole Artist Representing Long Beach at Pow! Wow!
Jun 24, 2015

Peeking from behind his eyeglasses, Long Beach artist Jeff McMillan admits that he has “massive ADD”...

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Four New Parklets Coming to DTLB to Offer Patrons More Outside Dining Options
Jun 22, 2015

Pedestrians and restaurant-goers alike can rejoice in the fact that a handful of new parklets will b...

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Celebrating LA Beer Week 2015 DTLB-Style
Jun 19, 2015

DTLB is rife with incredible craft beer. From bars to bottle shops, DTLB has ultimately become the m...

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Meet the New Hotel Maya: $4M Invested in Resort-Wide Refresh
Jun 18, 2015

Hotel Maya is an undisputed favorite amongst visitors and Long Beachers alike—particularly locals. A...

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Sky Room Unveils Newly Rebranded Rooftop Bar, Cielo
Jun 15, 2015

Sky Room’s Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Rosenson has held long dreams of revisioning the famed D...

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Mixer for Idea-Makers to Discuss Proposals for $40K Pot of Grant Money Brings in the Best of DTLB
Jun 11, 2015

Remember how we told you we’re giving away $40,000 in grants (with up to $10,000 individually) towar...

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DTLB Communications Giant, interTrend, Recognized for Its Philanthropic Work
Jun 10, 2015

Last week, DLTB-based interTrend Communications—who will be moving into their new offices at the his...

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Gin Week: The Stave in DTLB Honors the Quintessential Cocktail Spirit
Jun 9, 2015

Gin is making a comeback thanks to the surge in craft cocktail making—and DTLB’s The Stave is honori...

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H&M in DTLB Set to Open June 18
Jun 8, 2015

It’s official: H&M will be opening its doors on June 18 at noon.


Mayor Garcia Asks Businesses to Join Him for Breakfast (and Pledge to Hire Interns June 11)
Jun 7, 2015

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has exuded belief in a lot of things, from sustainability to bike- an...

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Plethora of Long Beach Artists to Invade Hotel Maya for Art Show
Jun 5, 2015

Local art lovers can rejoice at the hotel’s upcoming “Artists of the Hotel Maya” show this upcoming ...

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City of Long Beach to Partner with DLBA to Activate Historic DTLB Intersection, Pine & Ocean
Jun 3, 2015

Long before Ocean and Pine became—at least in the term of a downtown intersection—the relatively qui...

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Full Restaurant Lineup & Menus Announced for Taste of Downtown on Pine Ave.
Jun 1, 2015

The 2015 launch of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s culinary series dedicated to all t...

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Hitting 2,000: West Gateway Receives 50 New Trees, Reaches New Milestone
May 31, 2015

This Saturday marked the coming of a definitively green achievement: the planting of the 2000th tree...

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5 DTLB Burgers for You to Properly Celebrate National Burger Day (and Month)
May 28, 2015

Today is National Burger Day and May is National Burger Month. In honor of this venerable holiday, w...

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Make Your DTLB Dream a Reality: $40K in Placemaking Grants Up for Grabs
May 27, 2015

The Children’s Gateway Garden and in-renovation amphitheater at Cesar Chavez Park, Long Beach's firs...

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DLBA's Homeless Outreach Specialist Honored with National Award
May 26, 2015

The Downtown Long Beach Associate (DLBA)'s Homeless Outreach Manager, Antoinette Hamilton, recently ...

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DTLB Event Modeled After Famed Bull Run Set to Pit Derby Girls and Runners Against One Another
May 20, 2015

Call 'em crazy: the women who make derby a reality in Long Beach want you to join a stampede of roll...

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POW! WOW! Turns DTLB into Outdoor Museum with World-Renown Street Artists
May 19, 2015

Five years ago in the warehouse-filled Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, a young Jasper Wong saw an inc...

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Get Yer Country On: ShipKicker Country Music Festival Set to Invade DTLB
May 18, 2015

It’s time to kick it up a notch, whip out the cowboy hat and boots, and do more than just a line dan...

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Welcome DTLB's Newest Patrol Resource Officer, Jesus Espinoza
May 14, 2015

Here at the Downtown Long Beach Associates, we pride ourselves on the relationship that not only we ...

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The Faces of Homeless Children Turned Into Art for DTLB Preschool Gala
May 13, 2015

Precious Lamb is a faith-based preschool for children who are homeless or whose family is in a recov...

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DTLB Set to Become Virtual Art Gallery for Smartphone Explorers
May 12, 2015

Imagine a virtual art gallery spread throughout DTLB, one that you could only see if you held your p...

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Taste of Downtown Pine Avenue 2015
May 11, 2015

The second of the three part Taste of Downtown series continues! Hosted on Pine Avenue between 1st &...

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Live After 5 to Let Rainbow Flag Fly Proud with Exclusive Hedwig Performance
May 8, 2015

The DLBA believes there’s no better way to honor Pride than with the freedom and pleasure of live mu...

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DTLB's Pilates Plus Re-Brands as KP Pilates Plus, Expands Operations in New Studio Space
May 7, 2015

Kelli Parsley's weekly moment of escape from the repetition of the office resided in Long Beach, whe...

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Pedestrian Workshop in DTLB Invites Everyone to Share Their 'Sidewalk Stories'
May 5, 2015

The City of Long Beach will be hosting its second community workshop this Saturday in order to drive...

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DTLB's CrossFit Intersect Named One of the Fittest Gyms in the State
May 4, 2015

Long before CrossFit Intersect was a DTLB staple that garnered the title of one of the fittest gyms ...

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Introducing the 2015 Downtown Economic Profile: A Message from DLBA President & CEO Kraig Kojian
May 1, 2015

Each year, we at the DLBA take on the creation of the Economic Profile with a sole goal in mind: to ...

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By the Numbers: Thunder Thursday 2015 Brings in Over 4,000 People to DTLB
Apr 30, 2015

Over 4,000 people were estimated to have invaded Pine for this year’s Thunder Thursday, a DLBA signa...

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The Man Who Turned DTLB's Rite Aid from Bad to the Best in the District
Apr 29, 2015

When Joe Piv was asked to manage Rite Aid, Store #5518, in DTLB, he had only been with the pharmacy/...

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Bike Fest of Long Beach
Apr 28, 2015

Grab your bike and cruise to Downtown's East Village to Celebrate Bike-Friendly Long Beach. This ye...

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DTLB's Passport Bus Route to Host Long Beach Transit's First Electric Buses
Apr 28, 2015

DTLB can rejoice in being a bit greener as Long Beach Transit (LBT)’s Board formally voted to push f...

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James Republic Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Special Dinner Bell Event in DTLB
Apr 27, 2015

James Republic, the farm-to-table eatery in DTLB’s East Village that has lifted the southeast corner...

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Pink Party to Kick Off 2015 Pride at Hamburger Mary's in DTLB
Apr 24, 2015

Nearly seven years ago, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) launched the inaugural Pink Party ...

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By the Numbers: DLBA's Clean and Safe Team, 1st Quarter of 2015
Apr 22, 2015

They’re hard to miss around DTLB: men and women clad in bright red polos, some on bikes, others on f...

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Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month: Long Beach's Rich Jazz'n'Blues History
Apr 20, 2015

It’s nearly four months until the famed Long Beach Jazz Festival invades Rainbow Lagoon in DTLB with...

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Texting & Driving Citations Drop Across State Over Past Few Years
Apr 14, 2015

This month marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month—and driving safely is not just an issue in urban...

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Long Beach Health Guru Launches 'Keep LBC Fit' Campaign in DTLB Beginning with Photography Contest
Apr 12, 2015

It is not an easy endeavor, getting a community to rear its head from unhealthy habits and behaviors...

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Long Beach Is Host Town for 2015 Special Olympics World Games, Expected to Bring 500,000 Spectators
Apr 10, 2015

It is the world’s biggest sporting event of 2015—and a massive portion of it will be happening right...

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LASD Unit Dedicated to Mental Illness, Homeless Outreach Honored for Work on Metro
Apr 9, 2015

Within Long Beach, the Blue Line is often vilified as unsafe and misconceived as unkempt by Metro. T...

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LBPD to Host Free Fraud Protection Seminar Tomorrow
Apr 8, 2015

Protect yourself and your business by attending a free informative educational meeting presented by ...

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Stand Up 4 Transportation Rally Held at Promenade Park in DTLB
Apr 7, 2015

Dubbed Stand Up 4 Transportation Day, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will be joining Long...

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Inaugural Long Beach Zine Fest to Honor, Highlight City's DIY Creative Culture
Apr 6, 2015

The DIY culture in Long Beach is alive and well, particularly when it comes to the art of the zine, ...

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Wolfpack Hustle to Host Its 2nd Shortline Crit in DTLB at Bike Fest
Apr 2, 2015

Time to get your Crit on. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) have once again paired with prol...

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The Spirit of Volunteerism
Apr 1, 2015

Volunteerism has been a part of my life since I was young. It was a natural thing I wanted to do; my...

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DLBA Releases Data from First Pedestrian Count Study
Apr 1, 2015

The first set of data to come out of two pedestrian counts—commonly called ped counts—conducted by t...

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Mayor's Development Forum Brings Over a Hundred Potential Builders, Investors to DTLB
Mar 31, 2015

“I believe the measure to our success is by the amount of construction around Long Beach. More crane...

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Smart Parking Meters to Be Installed Over 4-Week Period in DTLB; Public Meeting Set for 4/8
Mar 30, 2015

Stop searching for long lost quarters in your car seats folks, there is a simpler parking system jus...

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ePrix Races into Streets of DTLB
Mar 29, 2015

Make room for a new kind of motorsport Long Beach. The FIA Formula E races into town this Saturday,...

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1,000 Eggs to Be Hidden in Lincoln Park for Kids to Discover at Annual Egg Rock'n'Roll
Mar 28, 2015

The activation of Lincoln Park is an effort not to be understated. These things take effort, the kin...

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Bike Thefts Up 84% in Downtown Area; Report and Lock Your Bike Properly
Mar 26, 2015

It’s not a fun thing to report but the numbers speak for themselves. Bike thefts throughout Long Bea...

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DTLB Starbucks Officially Begins 'Evenings' Program with Wine, Beer, and Elevated Snacks
Mar 25, 2015

Like the times, Starbucks is a changin’—including not just serving caffeinated joe but something wit...

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Five-Week Small Business Seminar Series to Help Budding Business Owners to Launch in DTLB
Mar 23, 2015

Opening up a business is daunting, exhausting, and sometimes defeating, leaving small business owner...

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Queer Performance Troupe Sister Spit to Perform for Free in DTLB
Mar 19, 2015

If you have never seen Sister Spit perform, you’re missing out on a truly creative force. Sister Spi...

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The Story of a Woman Determined to Tackle Homelessness (the Right Way)
Mar 18, 2015

Shannon James introduces her work with the homeless in a very succinct way: she never really cared t...

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Famed Sandwich Shop Jimmy John's to Open in DTLB
Mar 18, 2015

The stomachs and palates of downtowners and court visitors will be rejoicing with the newest additio...

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Thunder Thursday
Mar 17, 2015

15th Annual Thunder Thursday Roars Into Downtown with Daredevil Motorcycle Stunts, a Professional Pi...

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5 DTLB Joints to Get Your Shamrock On
Mar 16, 2015

Whether you’re in it for the green beer, happen to actually be Irish, or simply enjoy pseudo-holiday...

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On Display in DTLB: 'The Ten' Features Portraits of Long Beach Leaders
Mar 15, 2015

Only a Long Beach artist like Gregory Dane Sabin can turn well-known faces into art—literally. His ...

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Welcome DTLB's Newest Parade: The Irish for a Day Parade
Mar 13, 2015

The rich history of Irish immigrants and American public safety starts in the 1800s, when 2 million ...

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Full Restaurant Lineup and Menus Announced for Taste of Downtown in the East Village
Mar 12, 2015

The 2015 launch of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s culinary series dedicated to all thin...

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Urban Gondola Riding in DTLB
Mar 9, 2015

For over 30 years, the Gondola Getaway has been the tangible result of owner Mike O’Toole’s healthy ...

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New Cesar Chavez Amphitheater Breaks Ground
Mar 6, 2015

Thanks to the contributions of many supporters, including the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA),...

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Celebrating the Artists of Celebrate Downtown
Mar 2, 2015

If you were one of the several hundred people to attend this year’s Celebrate Downtown, it would hav...

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Pine Avenue Construction Continues with Sidewalk Repairs Between Broadway & Ocean
Mar 1, 2015

The construction on Pine Avenue will continue with sidewalk repair during nighttime hours. Nighttime...

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DLBA's Homeless Outreach Specialist to Be Recognized with National Award
Feb 28, 2015

We’ve told you the incredible story of Antoinette Hamilton, our Homeless Outreach Specialist. She is...

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Tips for Preventing Burglaries
Feb 27, 2015

While there is no need to be alarmed, it is always beneficial to be aware of your surroundings, your...

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A View From the Top: A Peek Inside the Edison Lofts in DTLB
Feb 26, 2015

We have your first look into the renovation of the Edison Building in DTLB as it transforms from an ...

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Long Before 'Buy Local' Was Cool, There Was DTLB's Elev8 Boutique
Feb 25, 2015

Long before “buy local” became synonymous with cool, Elev8 owner Patrick Santa Ana—then barely able ...

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OceanAire, Downtown's Upcoming Residential Development, Unveils Renderings
Feb 11, 2015

Renderings of how Ocean Blvd., just west of its Pine intersection, will alter have finally been unve...

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DLBA Board Chair-Elect Michelle Molina Appointed to Mayor's Economic Commission, CSULB's Board of Governors
Feb 10, 2015

Current Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) Board member and soon-to-be Chair Michelle Molina has ...

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DTLB's Newest Event Space Wants Your Inspiration to Howl
Feb 9, 2015

The upstairs space at 237 Long Beach Blvd., complete with exposed brick, sandblasted beam work, and ...

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Turning Valentine's Day into Pure Long Beach Love
Feb 6, 2015

Surely it seems easy to avoid cliché or all-too-common gifts for your loved one, your crush, or your...

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Meet the Tireless Woman Fighting Homelessness Face-to-Face
Feb 3, 2015

There is something to be said about humans that have the patient and wherewithal to face homelessnes...

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Downtown Residential Properties Catch the Eye of Investors
Feb 2, 2015

With all the residential development going on in Downtown—from Parc Broadway to the Edison Lofts, th...

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Two DTLB Buildings Honored with Preservationist Awards
Feb 2, 2015

Each year, Long Beach Heritage—the nonprofit dedicated to preserving Long Beach’s rich architectural...

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Pine Avenue Improvement Project Community Meeting
Feb 1, 2015

The Pine Avenue Improvement Project is set to begin construction activities between Broadway and Oce...

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Mutt Mitt Dispensers
Feb 1, 2015

In 2013, the DLBA approved funding for a one-year pilot program to install dog waste bag dispensers ...

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Thai District Looks to Up the Game by Bringing Modern Thai to Long Beach
Jan 30, 2015

"I want people to feel at home, like I do when I am in Thailand," Ty said, noting the prolific use o...

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5 DTLB Places to Get Your Super Bowl On
Jan 29, 2015

Whether you're a diehard football fan or believe the Super Bowl is nothing but the very long opening...

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Biennial Homeless Count Draws 300 Volunteers
Jan 28, 2015

Every two years, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the city to take on a v...

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Celebrate Downtown 2015
Jan 28, 2015

The Downtown Long Beach Associates present Celebrate Downtown 2015 taking place on February 19th, 20...

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13,500 Attend New Year's Eve from Near & Far
Jan 6, 2015

Pine Avenue and Waterfront Celebrations brought the masses out to Downtown Long Beach to bring in th...

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A New Year, A New Downtown: A Message from DLBA President and CEO Kraig Kojian
Jan 6, 2015

There are numerous reasons why many feel the New Year marks a turning point—and for Downtown, there ...

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Made in Long Beach
Jan 5, 2015

Located at 240 Pine Avenue, Made in Long Beach is a collective retail space focusing on merchants an...

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January 2015 Citywide Homeless Count
Jan 5, 2015

Every two years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires cities receivin...

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Bike Lane Planter Pots Get a Makeover
Jan 5, 2015

The DLBA recently replanted planter pots with various types of trees and plants along Southern Calif...

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The B Room Grand Opening
Jan 5, 2015

The B Room had their Grand Opening on December 6, 2014, and it’s a unique upscale barber salon with ...

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How to Make an Emergency Call to 9-1-1
Jan 5, 2015

At some point in our lives, most of us will have occasion to call for the police, fire department, o...

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A New Civic Center on the Horizon
Jan 5, 2015

On December 9th the Long Beach City Council approved plans to move forward with Plenary-Edgemoor Civ...

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New Smart Parking Meters Coming to Downtown
Jan 5, 2015

On December 2nd the Long Beach City Council approved a resolution to authorize the purchase and inst...

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DLBA 2015 Signature Events Calendar
Dec 24, 2014

The Downtown Long Beach Associates is pleased to present the 2015 Signature Events Calendar. There ...

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New Year's Eve Street Closures, Plus Box Office, Gate Entry & Parking Locations
Dec 16, 2014

New Year's Eve will include an expanded footprint for the exciting headliner, Fitz & the Tantrums, w...

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... December!
Dec 2, 2014

I don’t know about you, but for me, it never quite feels like the holiday season until the decoratio...

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Holiday Safety, Crime Prevention and You!
Dec 2, 2014

The holiday season is always a special time of the year. Yet during the season's hustle and bustle ...

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Dec 2, 2014


Bisnow's Future of Downtown Long Beach
Dec 2, 2014

On the morning of November 19, over 200 investors, developers, brokers and others from across Southe...

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Business Retention/Layoff Aversion Survey Results Announced
Dec 2, 2014

The Downtown Long Beach Associates and Long Beach City College partnered to gain a better understand...

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Pedestrian Counts to Be Conducted in Downtown Long Beach
Dec 2, 2014

The DLBA is currently soliciting proposals from consultants to conduct new pedestrian traffic counts...

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Community Watch Group Meeting on December 4th at the Small Business Development Center
Dec 2, 2014

Community Watch empowers people to be proactive in deterring crime by providing more eyes and ears o...

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New Year's Eve Waterfront Family-Friendly Celebration
Nov 24, 2014

A Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Celebration will take place at the Waterfront with 9pm Fireworks Ce...

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Shop Local for Small Business Saturday
Nov 20, 2014

Shop local for Small Business Saturday and visit the East Village for the Makers Mart, a Curated Mar...

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A Different Approach to Health
Nov 5, 2014

When most residents think of their city or county's health department, they think of the restaurant ...

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Don’t Ever Stop the Music: A Message from DLBA President & CEO Kraig Kojian
Nov 5, 2014

This may not come as a surprise to anyone, but I have to admit it anyway. I don’t normally write the...

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Fraud Prevention for Small Businesses
Nov 5, 2014

Protect yourself and your business during the upcoming holiday season by knowing and understanding c...

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Protect Your Bicycle with the National Bike Registration Program
Nov 5, 2014

While many types of property theft have declined in recent years, bicycle theft is on the rise and i...

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Meet Your Local Businesses: North Pine from 6th-8th St.
Nov 5, 2014

Learn a little more about the businesses in your own back yard!


Howloween Spooktacular A Success!
Nov 4, 2014

Lincoln Park was filled with kids and dogs for the 2014 Howloween Spooktacular on Saturday October 2...

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Pine Avenue Improvement Project
Oct 31, 2014

For up to date information & access to all notices visit our Pine Avenue Improvement page.


Festival Provides Intersection for Food, Beer & Wine Communities
Oct 2, 2014

“Pairing at its finest.” That's how Jonathan Rosenson, owner and sommelier at The Sky Room, describe...

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Celebrating the Rich Arts Community in Long Beach
Oct 2, 2014

Downtown kicked off October's Long Beach Arts Month a weekend early this year, with two days of uniq...

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Looking forward to the Promise and the Challenges Ahead: A Message from DLBA Board Chair Hilda Sanchez
Oct 2, 2014

As the newly elected Chair of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), I am excited for the year a...

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Taste of Downtown Waterfront - Pine Ave Pier
Sep 17, 2014

The next Taste of Downtown will be at the Waterfront at Pine Ave Pier on September 17 & 18. Many of ...

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Outgoing Message from DLBA Board Chair Richard Lewis
Sep 4, 2014

As we approach the end of our fiscal year and prepare to welcome new Directors to the DLBA Board, I ...

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Meet Your Bartender: Geeking Out on Whiskey & Blues
Sep 4, 2014


Re-envisioning Our Waterfront
Sep 4, 2014

For two days this summer, seven of the region’s leading urban experts converged upon Downtown Long B...

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DLBA Adds New Homeless Service
Sep 3, 2014

Every day, Jose Martinez stops and talks to people that others just as easily ignore: the woman sitt...

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City Council Unanimously Approves Study to Examine Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase
Aug 13, 2014

This Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council last night unanimously approved to commission the Los Ange...

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Meet Your Local Bartender: BO-Beau
Aug 1, 2014

Walk into Pine Avenue's newest restaurant, BO-Beau Kitchen + Roof Tap, and you're instantly confront...

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Half Way Through the SAM Season, but Far From Finished
Aug 1, 2014

Long Beach is a community full of talented artists – sculptors, painters, street performers, poets, ...

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Friends of Lincoln Park
Aug 1, 2014

At noon on February 25 of this year, around a dozen Downtown Long Beach residents, activists, busine...

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Business Profile: CrossFit Intersect
Aug 1, 2014

Before CrossFit Intersect moved to its 5500 square-foot Downtown Long Beach location in April, the p...

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Funk Fest at the Queen Mary
Jul 31, 2014

Funk Fest, a Summer & Music classic, will be hosted by the Queen Mary on Labor Day, September 1 with...

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Changes to the Clean Team
Jun 30, 2014

Starting on Tuesday, July 1, there will be some changes and improvement to the Clean Team. Contracto...

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Dialogue is Key in Visioning for Downtown Waterfront
Jun 30, 2014

Whether one is creating public policy, developing urban cores, or identifying the future of cities, ...

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World Cup on Pine Avenue
Jun 26, 2014

Watch the World Cup Live from the Streets of Downtown Long Beach. Cheer on the US for their July 1 ...

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10 Inventive Financing Methods and Resources for Your Small Business
Jun 2, 2014

Starting a new venture or ready to grow your existing business but need help with financing? A tradi...

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Enhancing the Economic Landscape
Jun 2, 2014

Downtown Long Beach is an authentic urban environment, rich with amenities, from the waterfront view...

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Welcome New Businesses!
Jun 2, 2014

The DLBA provides assistance to new businesses in Downtown, including market research, press outreac...

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Taste of Downtown Pine Avenue
May 6, 2014

The 2014 Taste of Downtown series continues in Downtown Long Beach! The series continues on Pine Ave...

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Downtown Long Beach Bike Culture: A Message from DLBA President & CEO Kraig Kojian
May 1, 2014

The Most Bicycle Friendly City In The US…fairly lofty goals established by Long Beach a few years ag...

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Welcome New Businesses!
May 1, 2014

The DLBA provides assistance to new businesses in Downtown, including market research, press outreac...

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Lincoln Park Renaissance
Apr 22, 2014

Lincoln Park has gotten a lot more love lately, thanks to the Lincoln Park Task Force and Friends of...

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West Division Leadership Forum
Apr 22, 2014

Long Beach Police Department Commander Richard Rocchi, who oversees the West Division, invites commu...

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The Triangle of Crime
Apr 22, 2014

When talking about crime prevention, it is helpful to picture a triangle, with three element to a cr...

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Downtown Guides At Your Side
Apr 22, 2014

During the course of a day, Downtown Safety Guides provide an array of services – business contacts,...

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We Clean Up!
Apr 22, 2014

In addition to sweeping and power-washing our streets, the DLBA Clean Team regularly provides additi...

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Pine Ave Improvement Project Stakeholder Meeting
Apr 1, 2014

Please join us for a stakeholder meeting where we will share the construction schedule for the proje...

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Pacific Gateway: A Great Business Resource
Apr 1, 2014

Pacific Gateway is the region’s public workforce agency, serving the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hi...

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Making Public Space a Priority: A Message from DLBA Board Chair Richard Lewis
Mar 31, 2014

How we interact with the public realm, our streets, sidewalks, parks, and plazas, has a direct impac...

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DLBA to host Interactive workshop on Long Beach Civic Center
Mar 3, 2014

Continuing its outreach to community stakeholders interested in shaping the future of the Long Beach...

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Downtown Guides Going Above and Beyond
Mar 3, 2014

Downtown Guide Antoinette Hamilton doesn't just talk the talk. In addition to serving our community ...

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March Grand Openings
Mar 3, 2014

Join us in welcoming The Breakfast Bar, Long Beach Vintage Etc. and Soapy Delites to Downtown!


Community Engagement Enhances Public Safety: A Message from DLBA President & CEO Kraig Kojian
Mar 3, 2014

What are the factors that contribute to a reduction in crime and an increased sense of safety and se...

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Promote Your Happy Hour, Downtown Long Beach
Feb 28, 2014

The Downtown Long Beach Associates is presenting a new Happy Hour Advertising & Marketing campaign t...

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Meet DLBA's New Residential Coordinator: Steve Be Cotte
Feb 25, 2014

With more than twenty years of experience in customer relations and service, Steve Be Cotte brings s...

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West Division Leadership Forum
Feb 25, 2014

Long Beach Police Department Commander Richard Rocchi, who oversees the West Division, invites commu...

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Bright Future for Lincoln Park
Feb 25, 2014

Lincoln Park has the distinction of being the oldest park in Long Beach. Originally known as Pacific...

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Advances in Marketing and Events: A Message from DLBA Chair Richard Lewis
Feb 3, 2014

Other than our red-shirted Downtown Clean Team and Safety Guide staff, the most recognizable program...

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DLBA REDEFINES ROI WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN
Feb 3, 2014

To help connect businesses to important resources, the DLBA re-launched its economic development web...

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January Grand Openings
Feb 3, 2014

Join us in welcoming Public Beer & Wine to Downtown!


Taste of Downtown East Village
Jan 21, 2014

The 2014 Taste of Downtown series returns to Downtown Long Beach! The series begins in the East Vill...

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DLBA To Host Creative Visioning Dialogue on Long Beach Civic Center
Jan 15, 2014

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) invites community stakeholders to reimagine the Long Beach...

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Downtown Long Beach Pepper Week
Jan 13, 2014

Dine Out in Downtown Long Beach for Pepper Week Jan. 20-26, Part of California Restaurant Month


Celebrate Downtown 2014
Jan 7, 2014

Celebrating the Growth and Revitalization of Downtown Long Beach, with Pine Avenue Refresh Groudbrea...

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December Grand Openings
Jan 6, 2014

The DLBA provides assistance to new businesses in Downtown, including market research, press outreac...

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Density Key to Downtown's Future
Jan 6, 2014

In addition to providing services like our clean and safe, economic development, placemaking, market...

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Storefront Activation Projects Open
Jan 6, 2014

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) Public Realm Committee funded two Storefront Activation Pr...

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Long Beach Housing Element
Jan 6, 2014

In compliance with State law, the Housing Element is an important policy document developed and adop...

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Restaurant Dining Packages for New Year's Eve
Dec 24, 2013

Dine Out for New Year's Eve in Downtown Long Beach and Stay for the Celebrations at Pine Avenue and ...

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Long Beach Police Announce Arrests in Connection with Recent Cell Phone Thefts
Dec 20, 2013

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) announced the arrest of five suspects in connection with thr...

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Counterfeit Goods. . . If it is too good to be true, it probably is!
Dec 19, 2013

Especially during the holiday season, everyone is looking for good deals. Counterfeiting and piracy ...

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Stay Safe During the Holidays
Dec 19, 2013

The holidays are busy! Whether you are frantically seeking the perfect gift for a family member or r...

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Welcome Placemaking Manager Sean Warner
Dec 2, 2013

In November the DLBA welcomed Sean Warner as the newest addition to the DLBA staff! Sean will serve ...

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November Grand Openings
Dec 2, 2013

Join us in welcoming Chuck E. Cheese's and Soggy Dog to Downtown!


Long Beach Police Department West Division’s 4th Annual Holiday Mixer
Dec 2, 2013

Every other month, the West Division Commander host a Leadership Forum for community leaders and con...

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Public Safety is Paramount: A Message from DLBA Board Chair Richard Lewis
Dec 2, 2013

Beginning with the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) new fiscal year in October, we’ve been wor...

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Downtown Long Beach Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 22, 2013

Shop Local, Shop Downtown. Find the Perfect Holiday Gift Downtown with the New Downtown Long Beach ...

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The Importance of Communication: A Message from DLBA President & CEO Kraig Kojian
Nov 1, 2013

At its core, the mission of the DLBA is to advocate on behalf of Downtown Long Beach and all of its ...

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Welcome New Businesses: Grand Openings in October
Nov 1, 2013

Join us in welcoming the new businesses opening in Downtown!


Downtown Restaurants Honored
Nov 1, 2013

Downtown restaurants are getting accolades! This month, Downtown Long Beach’s very own Beachwood BBQ...

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Get Your Business Online!
Oct 30, 2013

Mayor Bob Foster’s office has announced the launch of the Long Beach Get Your Business Online (GYBO)...

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LBPD Commander's Meeting
Oct 17, 2013

Long Beach Police Department Commander Richard Rocchi, who oversees the West Division, invites commu...

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Technology Enhances Downtown Security
Oct 17, 2013

GroupMe is a free group messaging app that allows for quick communication between individuals. The D...

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Halloween Safety
Oct 17, 2013

The promise of Halloween candy may leave stars in your child's eyes, but Halloween safety still rule...

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Looking Forward to the New Year: A Message from Board Chair Richard Lewis
Oct 1, 2013

It is my great privilege to write to you for the first time as the new Chair of the Downtown Long Be...

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Changes at City Place
Oct 1, 2013

City Place, one of the largest shopping destinations in Downtown, is making some exciting changes! T...

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Connect to your Community with Nextdoor.com
Oct 1, 2013

New to your neighborhood? Looking for ways to meet your neighbors and stay in the loop on community ...

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LBCOP Program
Oct 1, 2013

The Long Beach Common Operating Picture (LBCOP) is a tool being used by the Long Beach Police Depart...

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Zombie Walk
Sep 30, 2013

On October 26, join hordes of rotting revelers for the 6th annual zombie outbreak- taking over three...

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New Capital Improvements in Downtown
Sep 3, 2013

The DLBA Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Committee is always looking for ways to improve the infr...

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Welcome New Businesses: Grand Openings in August
Sep 3, 2013

Long Beach Boot Camp and Yoga on Third open their doors in Downtown!


Year In Review: A Message From Board Chair Kristi Allen
Sep 3, 2013

I’ve been proud to serve as the Chair of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) Board of Director...

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Taste of Downtown Waterfront
Aug 29, 2013

Tickets are now on sale for the grand finale of the Taste of Downtown 2013 series at Downtown’s Wate...

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Latin American Festival 2013
Aug 27, 2013

The Downtown Long Beach Associates’ 5th Annual Latin American Festival returns to the streets of Dow...

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Community Survey for Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan
Aug 23, 2013

The City of Long Beach is looking for the community’s input on the development of the Long Beach Vio...

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Curbing Skateboarders
Aug 22, 2013

Though skateboarding can serve as a fun and eco-friendly form of transportation, it also can cause d...

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West Division Leadership Forum
Aug 22, 2013

Long Beach Police Department Commander Richard Rocchi, who oversees the West Division, invites commu...

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Added Security in Downtown
Aug 22, 2013

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced the addition of more than 80 security cameras in...

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Summer and Music Presents Buskerfest
Aug 13, 2013

Beloved Long Beach music event celebrates its 5th year on Saturday, August 17th from 5pm - 10pm in t...

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A Facelift for City Place Parking Structures
Aug 1, 2013

The City Place parking lots are undergoing a series of improvements that will make the customer expe...

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Welcome New Businesses: Grand Openings in July
Aug 1, 2013

Join us in welcoming the new businesses opening in Downtown!


A Message from the President & CEO: The Role of a Strategic Plan
Aug 1, 2013

The role of strategic plans is top-of-mind for me right now. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLB...

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Summer and Music Presents Bicycle Drive-In
Jul 24, 2013

New this year, the Downtown Long Beach Associates' Summer and Music series will include Bicycle Driv...

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SAM Presents The Olms with Pete Yorn + J.D King
Jul 8, 2013

Summer and Music Presents at Day at the Pike at Rainbow Harbor Featuring an Amazing Musical Line-Up ...

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All in a Day's Work: Safety Guide Success Story
Jul 1, 2013

Every day, Downtown Safety Guides strive to make our community a safer place to live, work and play....

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New Apps for LBPD and LA Metro
Jul 1, 2013

The City of Long Beach is working on becoming a “premiere digital city”, and constantly developing n...

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A Message from the President & CEO: DLBA Signature Events at Their Best
Jul 1, 2013

There are several qualities the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) strives to achieve for the doz...

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Welcome New Businesses: Grand Openings in June
Jul 1, 2013

The DLBA was proud to support two Grand Opening Celebrations in the month of June -- one for Psychot...

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Freedom of Funk Fireworks Show Announced
Jun 26, 2013

The Downtown Long Beach Associates' Funk Fest, "Funk of July", to Feature First Ever Freedom of Funk...

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Celebrate "Funk of July" at the 5th Annual Long Beach Funk Fest
Jun 24, 2013

Come celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at the 5th Annual Long Beach Funk Fest on Saturday, July 6...

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Downtown Long Beach Police Awarded
Jun 24, 2013

This year at the Long Beach Police Department, 45th Annual Awards Ceremony on June 6, 2013, several ...

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Homeless Count Results and Upcoming Vulnerability Survey
Jun 23, 2013

The City of Long Beach has been conducting biennial counts since 2003 to ensure that homeless servic...

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Collaboration Keeps Our Community Safe
Jun 23, 2013

The Long Beach Police Department is always working on new ways to better serve the community and wor...

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West Division Leadership Forum
Jun 23, 2013

Long Beach Police Department Commander Richard Rocchi, who oversees the West Division, invites commu...

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The Modern Day “Purse Snatch”
Jun 23, 2013

With the rising popularity of smart phones, the market for stolen phone is growing. In major cities ...

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Quick Thinking by a Downtown Safety Guide
Jun 3, 2013

In addition to providing directions and assistance to Downtown businesses, residents and visitors, t...

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Calling All Leaders: A Message from Board Chair Kristi Allen
Jun 3, 2013

It has been my pleasure to participate on the DLBA Board of Directions since 2009 and to serve as it...

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Anderson Paint and Hardware Serves as Backdrop to Summer Concert
Jun 3, 2013

Gregg Anderson of Anderson Paint and Hardware on 7th and Pine Ave is a North Pine institution and a ...

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SAM Presents Dancin' in the Streets
May 30, 2013

Summer and Music kicks off on June 15 on Pine Avenue with an event featuring Matt Costa, Sam Outlaw,...

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Taste of Downtown continues on Pine Avenue
May 20, 2013

The Taste of Downtown continues the 2013 series on Pine Avenue on Wednesday & Thursday, June 5 & 6! ...

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Long Beach to Act as Host Town for 2015 Special Olympics World Games, Expected to Bring 500,000 Spectators
May 1, 2013

It is the world’s biggest sporting event of 2015—and a massive portion of it will be happening right...

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Storefront Activation and Community Grant Programs
May 1, 2013

The DLBA sought creative and innovative proposals from teams of artists, culturally focused business...

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Downtown Energy and Investment: A Message From President & CEO Kraig Kojian
May 1, 2013

Do you feel the energy? Downtown Long Beach is experiencing some of the most significant growth an...

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The 6th Annual Pink Party
Apr 30, 2013

The 6th Annual Pink Party will kick-off the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride weekend on May 17, 2013...

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Mother's Day in Downtown Long Beach
Apr 30, 2013

Treat Your Mom Right, in Downtown Long Beach, for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12th


Visit DowntownLongBeach.org For The Latest in Downtown Long Beach
Apr 29, 2013

Powered by the DLBA, DowntownLongBeach.org, has new features that allow businesses to securely updat...

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New Playground Built in One Day
Apr 24, 2013

More than 200 volunteers from all over Long Beach gathered on April 6 at Edison Child Development Ce...

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DLBA Offers Event Sponsorships
Apr 24, 2013

The Downtown Long Beach Associates is now accepting applications for its Event Sponsorship Program f...

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Apr 24, 2013

Distracted driving is a growing epidemic, and in 2012 alone over 3,000 people were killed because th...

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West Division Leadership Forum
Apr 24, 2013

Want to get more engaged with the Long Beach Police Department? Come to the West Division Leadership...

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More Security & Safety for Drake Park
Apr 24, 2013

The Willmore City Heritage Association held a special meeting dedicated to security at Drake Park an...

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Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (LBVPP)
Apr 24, 2013

Want to help make Long Beach a safer place to live? The City of Long Beach invites you to a communit...

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Dishcrawl Comes to Downtown Long Beach
Apr 1, 2013

Dishcrawl hosted its first Long Beach event in Downtown, featuring restaurants on Pine Avenue and Th...

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Showcasing our City: A Message from Board Chair Kristi Allen
Apr 1, 2013

April is an exciting month for the city of Long Beach. From April 19-21, Downtown Long Beach will ho...

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St. Patrick's Day in Downtown Long Beach
Mar 8, 2013

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Downtown Long Beach and enjoy traditional Irish Pubs, Bustling Brewer...

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A Greener 1st Street
Mar 1, 2013

The DLBA has taken the initiative to clean-up and maintain the landscaping of the planters on 1st St...

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In Case of Emergency
Mar 1, 2013

Would you know what to do if “the big one” hit? While you may have a family earthquake kit or a plan...

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Investing in Your Vision: A Message from CEO Kraig Kojian
Mar 1, 2013

The DLBA is always seeking creative ways to positively impact the evolution of Downtown Long Beach. ...

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Taste of Downtown- East Village Arts District
Feb 28, 2013

The Taste of Downtown series returns to the Long Beach! The series begins in the East Village Arts D...

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DLBA ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR STOREFRONT ACTIVATION, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Feb 22, 2013

The DLBA is always seeking creative ways to positively impact the evolution of Downtown Long Beach. ...

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Tree Planting in Downtown
Feb 21, 2013

Dozens of volunteers from all over Long Beach rolled up their sleeves and weren’t afraid to get a li...

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Improvements to Fire Inspections
Feb 21, 2013

Long Beach’s health and safety is a significant priority of the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) an...

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Clean and Safe Employees of the Quarter: Oct-Dec 2012
Feb 20, 2013

The DLBA is proud to recognize three outstanding individuals from our Clean and Safe Teams!


Long Beach PD Leadership Forum
Feb 20, 2013

Long Beach Police Department Commander Richard Rocchi, who oversees the West Division, invites commu...

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West Division Welcomes New Patrol Resource Officer
Feb 20, 2013

Starting February 16th, 2013, a veteran Patrol Resource Officer (PRO) will be leaving her position t...

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Valentine Wine and Dine
Feb 11, 2013

Join hands with your special someone and head to Downtown Long Beach for Valentine Wine & Dine on Th...

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Meet Our New Staff
Feb 1, 2013

The DLBA is growing! We are always looking at ways to better meet the needs of our stakeholders and ...

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Business Owner Spotlight - Scott Knapp
Feb 1, 2013

Scott Knapp, a Downtown Long Beach resident and business owner, is a veteran in the Salon and Beauty...

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Tips for Burglary Prevention
Feb 1, 2013

Crime is like a three-legged stool -- remove even one leg and the table will fall. Like the three le...

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Something to Celebrate - A Letter from Board Chair Kristi Allen
Jan 31, 2013

Whether you’ve lived or worked in Downtown Long Beach for 12 years or 12 months, you’ve seen the evo...

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Dine Out in Downtown Long Beach for Cheese Week
Jan 18, 2013

Dine out in Downtown Long Beach for Restaurant Week, January 21st – 27th. Over a dozen Downtown Lon...

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Celebrate Downtown at the Newly Completed Promenade
Jan 18, 2013

DLBA’s Celebrate Downtown 2013 will take place on Thursday, February 7th from 5p.m. to 9p.m at the n...

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2013 Homeless Counts "Everyone Counts"
Jan 2, 2013

The City of Long Beach is currently planning for the 2013 Homeless Count, which takes place on Thurs...

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Our Evolving Downtown
Jan 2, 2013

By being part of an involved citizenry, the Downtown Long Beach community has come together to work ...

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Coming Soon to Downtown
Jan 2, 2013

In the coming weeks, a few notable businesses, including Rebel Bite and Michael's Pizzeria, are slat...

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DLBA Announces Festival of Lights Winners!
Dec 28, 2012

The DLBA is pleased to announce the winners of our popular Festival of Lights promotion in Downtown ...

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Clean & Safe Employees of the Quarter
Dec 19, 2012

It is one thing to look at statistics on a page – trash collected, directions given. It is the peopl...

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Rehabbing Downtown's Bike Lane Planters
Dec 19, 2012

Recognizing the need for the replanting of Downtown's bike lane planters, the DLBA worked to replant...

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DLBA Works With LBPD To Address Concerns
Dec 19, 2012

To address a growing concern of businesses on Pine Avenue north of Third Street relative to individu...

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Scam Alert and Prevention Tips
Dec 19, 2012

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is warning the community about scams committed via email, te...

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A Look Back Through The Year
Dec 3, 2012

As we enter the holiday season and near the beginning of a new year, I’d like to take a few moments ...

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Stay Safe During the Holidays
Dec 3, 2012

During the holiday season, LBPD experiences an increase in reported residential burglaries, vehicle ...

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Citi Capital Connections Workshops
Dec 3, 2012

The California Downtown Association (CDA) and Citi Community Development (CCD) partnered to create a...

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Bring Out Your Inner Freak: Live After 5 in DTLB Brings Sword Swallowers, Fire Dancers, and More
Dec 1, 2012

On top of bringing live music to otherwise unseen venues across Downtown Long Beach each month, we a...

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DLBA Releases 2012 Annual Report
Nov 20, 2012

The DLBA is pleased to present the 2012 Annual Report and Executive Summary available now for downlo...

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Shop Black Friday & Small Business Saturday - November 23rd & 24th
Nov 14, 2012

Shop at participating Downtown Long Beach retailers and receive discounts during Black Friday and Sm...

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Nov 14, 2012


The Stave Hosts Locals Night on November 7
Nov 2, 2012

In celebration of their recent opening and in appreciation of the community's support, The Stave is ...

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DLBA Connects Small Businesses to Financing
Nov 1, 2012

The DLBA, in partnership with the California Downtown Association (CDA) and the Citi Community Devel...

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Long Beach Connections Reduces Homelessness in Downtown
Nov 1, 2012

Over the past three years, the DLBA, along with a number of other organizations and volunteers, has ...

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Downtown and DLBA Recognized Regionally & Internationally
Oct 31, 2012

The DLBA has worked with community partners to create and implement a set of innovative projects and...

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Gain Exposure for Your Downtown Business or Organization
Oct 31, 2012

The DLBA is offering Downtown businesses and community leaders the chance for exposure in its newsle...

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2012 Pinnacle & Excellence Award Winners
Oct 27, 2012

DLBA Receives Top Awards from the International Downtown Association (IDA) and the California Downto...

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Collaborating for a Greater Downtown
Oct 24, 2012

As incoming Chair of the DLBA Board of Directors, I look forward to continuing and building upon our...

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Vote NO on Measure N
Oct 24, 2012

This election season, Long Beach residents will cast their votes on many issues, including Measure N...

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Eight Cell Phone Safety Tips
Oct 24, 2012

There has been an increase in cell phone thefts throughout Los Angeles County and the nation. Becaus...

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Who To Call at the LBPD
Oct 24, 2012

The LBPD provides a number of important and vital services. Make sure you know who to contact at the...

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What You Should Know About Workplace Violence
Oct 24, 2012

For most of us, work is a safe place where we can earn a living without the threat of violence or bo...

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Clean and Safe
Oct 24, 2012

The DLBA’s Clean and Safe Teams work around the clock to keep Downtown a beautiful and safe place fo...

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ZombieTown
Oct 23, 2012

The Downtown Long Beach Associates in partnership with Long Beach Zombie Walk, presents ZombieTown o...

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training
Oct 15, 2012

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHA) is pleased to offer the first-ever Mental Health First Ai...

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2012 Long Beach Marathon
Oct 1, 2012

Downtown Long Beach welcomes back the 28th Annual Long Beach International City Bank Marathon this S...

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Give the Gift of Downtown Long Beach
Sep 5, 2012

The Downtown Long Beach Associates is proud to present the Downtown Gift Card, valid at almost 100 D...

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Working Together for Our Community
Sep 5, 2012

As we enter the last month of the DLBA’s fiscal year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on wh...

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Keep the Port of Long Beach’s Headquarters Downtown
Sep 1, 2012

The Port of Long Beach is currently looking to relocate its headquarters. They are considering locat...

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Businesses Open During Promenade Construction
Aug 15, 2012

Construction is on-going on the North block of The Promenade, between Broadway and Third Street. Con...

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Fictitious Business Name Scam
Aug 6, 2012

Even in the best of times there are individuals looking to profit off of unsuspecting business owner...

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LB Transit Service Changes: Effective Aug 26, 2012
Aug 1, 2012

Long Beach Transit is making a few key changes to their service routes. Look for these changes star...

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Taste of Downtown - Pine Avenue
Aug 1, 2012

The Taste of Downtown will conclude the 2012 series on Pine Avenue! Known to be the most popular of...

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