Long Beach


11
Apr 2016
A LITTLE PARK ESTATES HISTORY, PART 1

While it might surprise some of you, the area we call “Park Estates” was not always the beautiful and tranquil place it is today with upscale homes and tree lined streets. In fact, up until the mid-1940’s, this area was just part of the huge Rancho Los Alamitos tract that was owned by Susan Bixby Bryant, one of the remaining relatives of the storied Bixby family. This family owned large swaths of the land in what is now Los Angeles and Orange counties beginning in the mid-1800s. Up through the first half of the 20th century, the area......

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11
Apr 2016
A MESSAGE FROM COUNCILWOMAN SUZIE PRICE

Hello Neighbors, I hope that the Spring season is off to a beautiful start for you and that the celebrations of Easter and Passover fill your homes with lots of love and laughter. On Sunday, April 24th I will again host the annual Spring into Summer Concert at 4:30 PM at Marina Vista Park featuring the band Dustbowl Revival. The band is an American roots orchestra with eight members that play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. Last year’s concert drew over a thousand community members who enjoyed good......

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08
Apr 2016
LOOP ART PROJECT

For almost 70 years, the Jergins Trust Building stood majestically on the southeast corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue, hard by the city’s waterfront, a gateway for much of that time to the splendors of the seashore and the Pike amusement zone with its rides, arcades and theaters. And then it all came down, razed to nothing but the sand, silt and clay upon which it had stood since Long Beach’s leisurely youth as a tourist town and seaside community. There was no good reason for the 10-story building’s demolition, other......

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08
Apr 2016
LONG BEACH BREAKWATER STUDY

In the next year and a half, Long Beach residents could see a plan take shape that could tear down or otherwise modify the massive breakwater that sits offshore. About 50 people attended a community meeting at Bixby Park Community Center Thursday afternoon hosted by Mayor Robert Garcia and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is leading a three-year study formally known as the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study. The project is in its initial phases. Ultimately, leaders with the Corps of Engineers hope to identify ways to restore......

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08
Apr 2016
FREE GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH TICKETS

Want to get into the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach free of charge? The Press-Telegram will again offer free tickets for the first race day on Friday, April 15. Pick up a paper this Friday (April 8), Sunday (April 10) or on April 15 for a coupon that allows you to sign up for a voucher to gain admission to see all of the day’s racing events, including practices and qualifying races. You could also purchase tickets for the weekend races. Tickets for all three days range from $76 to $142;......

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