Aaaagh! Finals...um sorry. That should be a separate blog post regarding school. However, that's all I had time for.
With that out of my system...I just wanted to update 562Citylifers about another happening annual event in Long Beach. Ok, this year's Photography Show at the VA Hospital was today. However, the SCI department is taking sign-ups NOW for their free photography and Photoshop classes that will begin in January. You must be a Veteran with any branch of… Continue
Added by Valerie on November 30, 2010 at 10:07pm —
Via Press Release:
"Where the hell did you guys go?"
That's what we've heard every day since March when we departed The Pike.
After nearly eight months of searching the City high and low for perfect place to settle down, we met Blair Cohn at the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association. Blair convinced us that Bixby Knolls was the place to be. His enthusiasm for the community is unparalleled. Bixby Knolls clearly offered many benefits, not only to Long… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on November 29, 2010 at 9:00am —
Is it the best use of resources on this crucial fight against AIDS?
Mayor Bob Foster, the Downtown Long Beach Associates and the Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will participate in an international event designed to raise awareness and support for the fight to eliminate AIDS by turning downtown (Long Beach) RED on the evening of December 1, 2010.
“I’m inviting the Long Beach community to take part of World AIDS Day on December 1 at the (Long Beach)… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on November 26, 2010 at 9:00pm —
This girl has a stylish, positive energy and can rhyme, design, promote and produce, and does it all here in Long Beach.
She has always been in and around the city since growing up in Inglewood, but has been a much bigger presence since moving here permanently in 2008.
Ashley is involved with a lot of different teams of forward-thinking artists and entrepreneurs and has high hopes for continuing to improve people’s understanding… Continue
Added by Molly Marina Haupt on November 24, 2010 at 4:30pm —
2 of 562citylife.com's biggest supporters are finally doing another show together at the Basement. A night of live music with Dave Williams and his band "Majic Bullet Theory" and Thee Dope Show. MBT will be playing some live funk, jazz and hip hop. They are probably one of the best bands this city has to offer. Thee Dope Show is the added bonus. He will be playing whatever gets the people off their ass to dance. Expect to hear some classic hip hop, funk, soul, reggae, rock and whatever. If you… Continue
Added by THEE DOPE SHOW on November 24, 2010 at 4:20pm —
Tonight is the 12th Annual THANKS GIVENDS Benefit Annual Fundraiser benefiting Mar Vista Family Center & Peace 4 Kids/Watts Boys&Girls Club.
It's produced and supported every year by dozens of LA and SoCal musicians, DJs, promoters, artists, collectives, and tastemakers, to benefit organizations that help promote arts and music programs for disadvantaged youth throughout the community. Although it's held in LA, I wanted to spread the word about this beautiful… Continue
Added by SolShock Publicity on November 24, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Forget about Black Friday! OK, OK I know that might be asking a bit much, but this Saturday 11/27 set aside some of those green backs that you would have otherwise used to line the pockets of the CEO's and Shareholders of Walmart, Target, and the likes and drop a few dimes into the registers of our local small businesses!
Why is this Saturday the perfect chance to do that? Well in case you've missed the massive PR campaign by American Express, yes I get the irony of a huge… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on November 24, 2010 at 10:00am —
10 reasons you should buy a home now
- Long Beach Homes For Sale & surrounding cities...
At the peak of the housing bubble, plenty of people thought a house was the key to riches. Now they're wondering if buying a home even makes sense anymore.
You can get a good deal.
You can get a house at a bargain price now -- especially if you play hardball. This is a buyer's market. Most of the other buyers have vanished since the tax… Continue
Added by Ricardo "The Realtor" Perdomo on November 24, 2010 at 1:08am —
Is now the right time to Purchase a Home? Long Beach Homes For Sale.
Homes are a Bargain... But for how long???
There are actually two things you should ask yourself if you are thinking about buying a home.
1. Is it the right time for me to purchase a home?
This should be the easier of the two answers for you. If you have good credit and 20% as a downpayment it is a fantastic time to buy. The prices… Continue
Added by Ricardo "The Realtor" Perdomo on November 24, 2010 at 12:25am —
My wife and I are trying to go green with most aspects of our lives. Composting, recycling, and gardening are just the beginning. Our next step is hope is to get rid of water bottles from our home and these water bottles are a great way to do it.
I give you Bobble Water Bottles
and we begin with a quote from the company website.
Bottled water is costly. Continue
Americans alone spend…
Added by Luis Tobon on November 23, 2010 at 11:35pm —
Hey what's up City Lifers? It's been a while since The Man
has wrote a blog, and therefore I want this one to be a blog of great urban magnitude. There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes in the 562CityLife camp and all the moves we've been doing is to give back to you, the great City Lifers of Long Beach who continue to show us support.
The City Lifer Access Card is your key to discounts, offers, and… Continue
Added by The Man on November 22, 2010 at 6:47pm —
A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, universal Hip-Hop phenomenon, father of Electro-Funk sounds and one of the originators of break-beat dancing, DJ Afrika Bambaataa, headlined a show at the Rhythm Lounge Saturday and the most resonating memory for me was the amazing local break dancers who rocked the floor before the show.
Not to take anything away from the performance, which also featured the famous The Egyptian Lover, members of the Universal Zulu Nation and DJs Jon-E,… Continue
Added by Molly Marina Haupt on November 22, 2010 at 4:22pm —
Hello LBC Foodies. Please check out our new song called "You're a Foodie", go to www.imafoodiegear.com
Also, see our video for the ringtone "get your hands off my food" on Youtube!!!!
Added by imafoodiegear on November 22, 2010 at 10:57am —
We braved out in the beautiful weather today to the festival . Purchased a few things ate some fab fries from fresh fries www.freshfries.biz
, talked to a lot of great people. The festival is in Long beach a few times a year . It is a great way to spend an afternoon and it is free to get in Yippee.Took my niece got her a great t shirt from culturaymas www.cymla.com
a skeleton that is a mermaid very cute check it out they… Continue
Added by Victoria on November 22, 2010 at 9:14am —
I am generally a positive person can always see the good in things. My LBC is a beautiful place with most amazing and diverse people I have ever met.
My previous post is not indicative to the normal in the LBC or the area in which we live. But I guess the best way to stop it is to let everyone know.
Added by Victoria on November 19, 2010 at 8:56am —
The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect that is wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred in August 2008 (7th Street & Atlantic Avenue) and December 2009 (Cherry Avenue & Ocean Boulevard). Both victims were in the shower when the suspect entered their residences and confronted them. The suspect then forced the victims into another room where he subsequently sexually assaulted them. In both of these cases, the suspect… Continue
Added by Victoria on November 19, 2010 at 8:51am —
In a successful legislative move by environmental activists, a ban on plastic bags was approved and will be banned from grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. Currently the state spends about $25 million cleaning and disposing of what some people call "urban tumbleweed." In an article in the Press Telegram
it explains it in more detail. Below are a few quotes from that article.
"Single-use plastic bags will be banned… Continue
Added by The Man on November 19, 2010 at 8:07am —
I agree with Charlie Gandy
and the hundreds of Long Beach Roller Derby
fans who believe that
Roller Derby should be the official sport of Long Beach. It is very freakin'… Continue
Added by Molly Marina Haupt on November 14, 2010 at 8:30pm —
This is the slower part of the year for gardening and this makes it a great time to harvest seeds. Seeds packets are not horribly expensive but the prices go up every year and saving seeds will help alleviate this issue.
I started saving seeds a few months ago and still doing it. These are not only meant for home-grown vegetables and fruit but may also be done with store bought produce. It must be noted though that store bought produce may be a hybrid and may not grow correctly. This… Continue
Added by Luis Tobon on November 14, 2010 at 11:15am —
One of my favorite things about Long Beach is our parks! There's no doubt in my mind that across the city we've done a good job creating park space. With that though comes future investment needs for maintenance and upgrades. The City sent out a cool press release today announcing that it will receive a $2,200,000 grant from the State of California Natural Resources Agency to fund an approximately 3,000-square-foot community center and community garden at Orizaba Park!
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on November 11, 2010 at 2:20pm —