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SBPD conducting DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint this weekend

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

Seal Beach Police Department Traffic Unit, part of the Orange County Avoid DUI Task Force, will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, May 22, 2015 and Sunday, May 24, 2015 within the Seal Beach city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a […]

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Garden Grove announces temporary street closures for Strawberry Festival

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

Beginning Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25, the annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival will take place in Village Green park, located at 12732 Main Street, where Euclid and Main Streets intersect. During the four-day festival, heavy traffic is anticipated in the immediate area. Motorists are asked to plan accordingly to avoid delays. Main Street, […]

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Support Sunburst at Dodger game

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

Sunburst Youth Academy will be recognized at Friday night’s 710 Dodger game against the Padres and throwing out the first pitch. Tickets are available for $50 in the “All You Can Eat” Right Field Pavilion which supports the Academy. Please contact SYA at 562-406-1729 (562-936-1729) for tickets or you can purchase on line at http://www.sunburst.eventbrite.com. […]

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Long Beach Symphony and Camerata Singers join forces

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

Long Beach Symphony and Camerata Singers join forces for performance and creation of choral-orchestral masterworks. Long Beach Symphony Association and Long Beach Camerata Singers today announced that they have formed an artistic partnership that will facilitate the presentation of works requiring both choral and orchestral components, thereby providing audiences with access to great choral-orchestral masterworks […]

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US Census Bureau infographic on million-or-more people cities. Graphic courtesy of US Census Bureau.
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California ties Texas with 3 cities of a million or more people

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

San Jose, Calif., is now among the 10 U.S. cities with a population of 1 million or more, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. California now has three cities with 1 million or more people (Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose), tying Texas (Houston, San Antonio and Dallas) for the […]

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Statewide water restrictions take effect June 1, 2015.
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Anaheim City Council restricts outdoor watering

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

The Anaheim City Council has approved an ordinance to restrict landscape watering to two days per week, in an effort to reduce daily water use during the ongoing drought. The ordinance will help Anaheim achieve its required water reduction target of 20% set by the State Water Control Resources Board. “As a community we have […]

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John Wayne Airport urges travelers to plan ahead for busy Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the year. John Wayne Airport (JWA) expects Airport traffic to be heaviest on Thursday and Friday (May 21 – 22) and Tuesday (May 26). In 2014, over 150,000 passengers traveled through JWA between the Thursday before and the Tuesday after Memorial Day. “As […]

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Photo of the Band of the California Battalion above the California Bear Flag. Photo courtesy of Rancho Los Cerritos.
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Free concerts at Rancho Los Cerritos on third Sunday in May, June, July, August

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

To commemorate the Rancho’s transfer from the Bixby family to the City of Long Beach in 1955, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Back To The 50’s, a celebration of American Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, and Country Music. The series takes place on the third Sunday of the month between May and August, and […]

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SoCal Edison to enlarge its solar-generated power purchases

Posted May 21, 2015 by courtesy

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has been awarded contracts to build 33 megawatts (MW) DC of rooftop solar with Southern California Edison (SCE) in the utility company’s latest round of solar procurement. The solar systems will be built on rooftops throughout the Orange County and […]

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Pacific Symphony presents Fire and Water concert

Posted May 20, 2015 by courtesy

A grand, meaningful and operatic evening of music awaits, as Music Director Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony’s final concert of his 25th anniversary season, Fire and Water, a program representing the innovative and defining characteristics of the orchestra. The evening includes the world premiere of “Siren Songs” by Laura Karpman, accompanied by video and animation […]

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USMC F/A-18s to fly in and out of Long Beach Airport from Thursday through Memorial Day

Posted May 20, 2015 by courtesy

Beginning on Thursday, May 21, several U. S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft are scheduled to operate at Long Beach Airport (LGB) through the Memorial Day Weekend. Daily operations at LGB will consist of approximately four to six aircraft departures during the morning hours (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) and a similar number of arrivals during […]

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Uptown Long Beach to party down the length of Atlantic Avenue on June 6

Posted May 20, 2015 by courtesy

Two large community festivals, concerts, skate and BMX expos, art exhibits, petting zoos and bands playing on restaurant patios are just some of the entertainment and activities planned for the “Beach Streets Uptown” Open Street event on Saturday, June 6. Atlantic Ave. will be opened up for walking, bicycling, skating and socializing, by temporarily closing […]

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