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

Celebrate “Funk of July” at the Fifth Annual Long Beach Funk Fest on Saturday, July 6th, presented by the Downtown Long Beach Associates.  

2013 LB Funk Fest, Funk of July artists include: Shuggie Otis, Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Blackbyrds, Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Circle City Band, Jungle Fire, Henry and the Invisibles, and the Funk Angels.  

Come celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with a healthy dose of Funk, Art and Food at the Long Beach Funk Festival, Saturday, July 6th at the Downtown Promenade.  Funk of July will include a full day's worth of memorable funk performances on two stages, several DJ's, dancers, beer gardens hosted by Beachwood Brewery and Congregation Ale House, and a variety of on-site activities and vendors. This year will feature the first ever Freedom of Funk Fireworks Show presented by CityPlace and Farmers & Merchants Bank at 9:20pm.  To apply to be a vendor and more information, click here.

Funk Fest Tickets
Tickets will be on sale at the event for $20 at the ticket booth on Broadway at the Promenade. Children 10 and under are free.  Discounted Pre-Sale tickets are no longer available (ended 5pm on July 5th).

Shipping/Will Call
Purchased tickets will be available at the Will Call Booth on Broadway and The Promenade, or are available for shipping through June 30th. If shipping is selected, event pre-sale tickets (wristbands), will be mailed out each week on Mondays. 

Discount Dining in Downtown
During your day in Downtown Long Beach, be sure to hit up these funk-tastic restaurants to receive discounted specials by showing your Funk Fest wristband/ticket.  Offers are only good with proof of Funk Fest admission purchase (wristband).

Broadway Pizza and Grill
120 E Broadway
562.901.9690
Funk Fest Specials

Cafe Sevilla
140 Pine Ave
562.495.1111
Free Tapas (up to $7)

Wokcano Long Beach
199 Promenade North
562.951.9652
Happy Hour & Lounge Night Specials





LB Funk Fest Info:
Date- July 6, 2013
Time- Noon-11p.m.
Location- Downtown Long Beach Promenade (Just East of Pine Avenue between 1st & 3rd Streets)

Pre-sale tickets - $15.00
General admission tickets- $20.00

For up-to-date information on performers, volunteering and vending opportunities, visit the Long Beach Funk Fest official website: http://www.lbfunkfest.com/

 



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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March Grand Openings
Mar 3, 2014

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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January Grand Openings
Feb 3, 2014

Join us in welcoming Public Beer & Wine to Downtown!


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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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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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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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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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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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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December Grand Openings
Jan 6, 2014

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

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

Join us in welcoming the new businesses opening in Downtown!


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

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


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

Join us in welcoming the new businesses opening in Downtown!


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Three Long Beach Restaurants Garner Nods in Top LA Restaurants List; DTLB's Michael's Named Amongst Best Pizza in LA
Aug 1, 2012


Dancin’ in the Streets – August 4th
Jul 25, 2012

Picking up where last year’s Buskerfest ended, SAM 2012 is bringing the dance party back to the stre...

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PBID Ensures Downtown’s Future
Jul 18, 2012

Public resources to build and improve communities across our State have been diminished, if not comp...

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Vote for Downtown’s Future
Jul 1, 2012

For almost 15 years, Downtown Long Beach’s Property Based Improvement District (PBID) has diligently...

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2012 Downtown Long Beach Economic Profile
Jun 5, 2012

With the inclusion of recent data from the 2010 Census, this resource reflects the last decade of gr...

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Pink Party – East Village Arts District
May 3, 2012

5th ANNUAL PINK PARTY KICKS OFF LONG BEACH LESBIAN & GAY PRIDE WEEKEND IN STYLE New Location, More E...

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DLBA Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors
May 2, 2012

Interested in getting more involved in your community and contributing to the growth of Downtown Lon...

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Downtown
May 1, 2012

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13, this year and Downtown will be full of great activities and resta...

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Collaborating for a Vibrant Downtown
May 1, 2012

By collaborating with the City of Long Beach, residents and community organizations, the DLBA strive...

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Downtown
Apr 25, 2012

Cinco de Mayo is coming up on Saturday, May 5, and there are many great options in Downtown Long Bea...

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Grand Prix Clean Up
Apr 25, 2012

Over 170,000 people visited Downtown Long Beach for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach which took p...

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Working Together For Our Downtown
Apr 18, 2012

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) strives to improve and promote our Downtown. One of our gr...

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Helping the Arts Building Shine Again
Apr 17, 2012

Nestled between the auto-oriented Long Beach Boulevard and the pedestrian Promenade, the Arts Buildi...

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12 Tips for Bike Safety
Apr 11, 2012

As we head into May, which is National Bike Month, the DLBA and BikeLongBeach wanted to share some h...

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Say No to Panhandling
Apr 10, 2012

Recently, the Long Beach City Council approved the Aggressive Solicitation Ordinance, which prohibit...

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Join the LBPD for a South Division Community Leadership Forum
Apr 5, 2012

Long Beach Police Department Commander John Benedetti, who oversees the South Division, invites comm...

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Homeless Innovation Project
Apr 4, 2012

Mental Health America and The Children’s Clinic received an Innovation Grant. With the grant they re...

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Formula Drift- Streets of Long Beach
Apr 2, 2012

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course has been around since 1977. Highlighted by Formula...

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Tecate Thunder Thursday Kicks Off Grand Prix Weekend
Apr 2, 2012

Downtown Long Beach will once again hear the roar of race engines and feel the excitement of motorcy...

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Disability Access – Tips for Small Businesses
Apr 1, 2012

Watch the following video to learn more about why being ADA accessible is good for your small busine...

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Vacant DTLB Music Venue Set to Be Revamped & Reopened as Pine's Newest Live Music Staple
Apr 1, 2012


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Long Beach
Mar 5, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and you’ve got the luck of the Irish if you’re looking for ce...

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Downtown DG Boxing Grand Opening Set For March 5!
Mar 1, 2012

The DLBA is proud to welcome DG Boxing to Pine Avenue. Anthony Skalberg, a Long Beach native who gra...

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Celebrating Community
Feb 15, 2012

This note is an opportunity to recognize community members who have played an integral role in advan...

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DLBA’s Safety Escort Service
Feb 3, 2012

Did you know that in addition to assisting in overall crime prevention by working closely with the L...

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Celebrate Downtown Video
Feb 1, 2012

Celebrate Downtown, the DLBA’s annual event, featured this video which highlighted many of the our p...

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Keeping Your Bike Secure
Feb 1, 2012

With rising gas prices, our wonderful Southern California weather and Long Beach’s bicycle friendly ...

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City Council Approves Downtown Plan
Jan 18, 2012

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, the City Council approved the Downtown Plan, which will guide investme...

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DLBA and Long Beach Officials Dedicate Downtown Long Beach Bike Banners
Jan 13, 2012

On Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. the DLBA’s President and CEO Kraig Kojian, Vice Mayor Dr. ...

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Festival of Lights Winner!
Jan 10, 2012

The Downtown Long Beach Associates is pleased to announce the winner of ourFestival of Lights contes...

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DLBA Launches Capital Improvement and Beautification Grant Program
Jan 1, 2012

The DLBA’s Capital Improvement and Beautification Grant program is designed to provide financial sup...

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From the Chair of the Board: Keeping the Holidays Pure Long Beach
Dec 22, 2011

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

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Warning: Rise in Relative in Distress Telephone Scams Targeting U.S. Citizens From Within and Outside the U.S.
Dec 15, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reported a dramatic increase in the number of reports by vic...

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Congrats to Homeless Services Officer Susan Price
Dec 12, 2011

The DLBA would like to congratulate Susan Price, Homeless Services Officer, with the Long Beach Heal...

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