The newly Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile certified Formula E series created an automobile race without the roar of an engine or the distinctive smell of gasoline. On Saturday, the inaugural 2014-15 season opened for the first time in the Long Beach Grand Prix circuit. Before this season, alternative fuel races[Read More…]
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Long Beach College Promise partners win award
The Long Beach College Promise could “create a sea of change” in the California Education system, University President Jane Close Conoley said in a press release Friday. “I want to thank Governor Brown for his vision in creating the Innovation Award,” Conoley said. Out of 14 finalists and 58 applicants[Read More…]
Heads of city fund two plans to improve living conditions in West Long Beach
Residents provided feedback on Livable West Long Beach, a set of plans and projects for improving quality of life near the Port of Long Beach, at a community workshop last week. “We asked the residents to define what quality of life means to them in West Long Beach,” Brant Birkeland,[Read More…]
Long Beach second on list of worst-run cities in the U.S.
After WalletHub ranked Long Beach the second worst ran city in the United States last week, Ed Kamlan, the Long Beach City Manager’s media contact, questioned the study’s research methodology. “We can’t comment on exactly how [WalletHub] reached their conclusion,” Kamlan said. “But clearly we are very proud of Long[Read More…]
CSULB participating in My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge
To improve opportunities for male students of color at California State University, Long Beach, the Associated Students Inc. Senate passed a bill supporting President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” community challenge, according to an ASI bill summary. ASI Assembly Bill 80 would create the Interagency Task Force on the Status of[Read More…]
Long Beach renters want more protection
Cockroaches scurried from the light of the door as Alex Giaque returned home – not what he wanted to see right after work, but his pest problem had no solution except to wait for the landlord. Long Beach renter Giauque, 25, said he had been trying to get his landlord[Read More…]
Change you can’t believe in: Long Beach Transit plans to stop accepting pennies
In efforts to increase the efficacy of the public transportation in Long Beach, LBT buses will stop accepting pennies on Feb. 8. “With the life of a penny, well, it gets passed around a lot, it gets dropped a lot and people find them,” Kevin Lee, the public information officer[Read More…]
Freeway closure ends Thursday
The 405 Freeway will be closed off from Cherry Avenue to Lakewood Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, according to a news release from Long Beach 4th District Councilman Patrick O’Donnell. In addition to the partial closure, the entire freeway will be closed from 12 a.m.[Read More…]