Long Beach artist Timothy Bulone’s work will hang at the El Dorado Nature Center here beginning Saturday, July 6. Bulone creates each of his images by starting with a digital photograph, then using a variety of computer programs to render them into art that is “more representational, more evocative, and more revelatory” than the original photo, he says. "Digital art sounds much too cold to me. I think of it as photographic art and of myself as an artist working in photography. I am so thankful…See More
The public is invited to a lunch hosted by CosmetiCare, the OC plastic surgery and medi-spa featured on "Today," "20/20," "The View," & the New York Times, where attendees will learn how to improve the health and vitality of their skin using the finest products and services available.The lunch will be held at the critically acclaimed Bayside Restaurant. Cost is $100, which will be applied to any products or services purchased. Lunch is complimentary.CosmetiCare has been helping women and…See More
What Upper Ten Times Funnier Fans....The Ten Times Funnier Comedy Show gonna be "rockin" EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT!! in 2013 @ The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club Universal Studios CitywalkWe got these joke!!.SHOW STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9:00 PM!!!!!Ten Times Funnier Host Black Kasper Co/Host Jay AlexanderONLY $3.00 DOLLAR VALET PARKING!!!. 18+ w/valid ID.For all my Ten Times Funnier guests that want free tickets you must fill out the link below. If you do not fill out the link you will have to pay regular…See More
A young Widow keeps her dead husband's Soul in a box. When the chance to forget him and let him go comes she is hesitant. Will she decide to let the Soul go and move on with her life? June 15 - July 13. www.lbplayhouse.org 562-494-1014 See More
It's seems like times are definitely changing. Not sure if it's for the good or bad or whatever. But definitely, the closing of the world famous V.I.P. record store is in my opinion, another defeat in Long Beach's small business scene. For those who don't know (which I hope aren't many of you CIty Lifers), V.I.P. is home to many old school hip hop videos that featured Warren G, Snoop, Nate Dogg, and more. Remember this video? To be…See More
Food is the great unifier. A great dish is something that every culture in the world takes pride in; from fresh sushi to a hearty steak.Kafé Neo opened its doors at the corner of 4th and Temple in Oct. 2007. Since then it has been serving Greek flavors infused with American…See More
Good morning City Lifers, I'm sure you're all getting ready for your barbecue session(s) on this Memorial Day. First I wanted to share something with you all. A good friend and mentor of mine who is also a Long Beach resident artist, Akinsanya Kambon was able to sit…See More
Since it's important to keep the community not only together, but involved, we have to remember that it's also essential for those same people to fellowship with each other. That's why 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal on July 23, hosted the first "North Long Beach Community Assembly" at Houghton Park in North Long Beach where more than 100 people showed up.
Since I live five minutes away, ( and being on Neal's staff) it was not a problem for me to check it out. It was really cool to see such a large turn out, considering the 9th District can be known for it's low turn out to events - but things are changing. This being a North Long Beach event also helped the turn out too with residents from Councilwoman Rae Gabelich's district as well. She also attended.
Seeing my neighbors seriously concerned and interested in what's going on in our neighborhood really gave it a strong "community vibe."
The event featured presentations from neighborhood associations, Redevelopment Agency, Police Department, Health Department, among others. Basically, it was a "Super Bowl" of neighborhood groups and associations.
The Redevelopment Agencies' North Project Officer, Tony Foster gave the latest updates on construction projects happening in the area. Some of the items he touched on were the status of the new Firestation 12 and the North Village Center.
There was also a presentation from the Health and Human Services Department, where people learned that about 55% of North Long Beach kids are obese.
Once that was all said and done, residents were encouraged to stay around and mingle.
On a scale from 1-10 how would you rank yourself in terms of how active you are in your community? Are you a member of a neighborhood association? Do you participate in neighborhood clean-ups? Do you keep your neighborhood informed on what's happening around your area? Let it be known in the comment section below!
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