LA’s downtown isn’t the only one undergoing a major transformation, LA’s little brother Long Beach is also in the mitts of a construction boom. Downtown Long Beach has over 20 projects either already
under construction, or proposed for development. A few of the developments that will drastically change the image of Downtown LB will be a $250 Entertainment Center adjacent to the Queen Mary,
a 35 story Residential tower (set to be the new tallest tower for LB), a flashy new Civic Center , and remodel of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Curbed LA compiled a list of developments planned that has me pretty excited to see what DTLB will eventually grow into.
Queen Mary Development
New Civic Center
Aquarium of the Pacific
In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Atty. Jaaye Person-Lynn will moderate a panel tonight: What Do We Tell Our Sons? Please don’t miss this forum from the legal perspective! Don’t let your sons and daughters navigate Los Angeles without these details! Sponsored by Black Women Lawyers, Inc., and N.A.N.
Today! Thursday, August 15, from 5-8pm
, (light refreshments from 5-6pm and discussion from 6-8pm), at First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., LA, CA 90018
, our legal community will communicate the law as it relates to the Zimmerman verdict in Florida and racial profiling in California.
This is forum is your legal community in action, doing our part to ensure that Trayvon Martin’s, Kendrick McDade’s, Oscar Grant’s, and the many others unnecessary deaths will not be in vein. Knowledge is Power and gives Confidence. This is literally the type of knowledge that saves lives! I look forward to seeing you.
The 26th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival is vastly approaching, August 9-11. One of my favorites, the Long Beach Jazz Festival setups on a grassy knoll adjacent to the beach in Downtown Long Beach’s Shoreline Village, setting the perfect atmosphere for a evening of awesome live R&B and Jazz performances. This years line up includes: The Whispers, Howard Hewett, The O’Jays, Euge Groove, Gladys Knight, Poncho Sanchez, Eric Benét, and many more!
Long Beach Jazz Festival
102 Days of Summer
Long Beach is sprucing it a bit, converting the building that housed Edison International, City Hall East into Edison Lofts. Once finished, Edison Lofts will offer 134 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments with a groundfloor cafe and live/work units. Cliff Ratkovich, who leads the group buying the building, says he hopes to “turn it into a beautiful jewel on the skyline,” adding that the rehabbed building will no longer be a barrier between downtown Long Beach and the East Village Arts District. Asking/Selling price, $2.1 million.
Long Beach City Hall Lofts
The Social Justice Institute, along with Inglewood Unified School District and Tree People are sponsoring a free Fruit Tree at the 2013 Fruit Tree Giveaway Festival Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The Friut Tree Giveaway Festival will be held at Morningside High School (10500 Yukon Ave. Inglewood, CA 90303) . Be sure to apply for your free friut tree http://www.sjli-cp.org/FTDP, call 323.952.3466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tree TODAY!
The sleepy southwestern edge of Los Angeles county known as the South Bay is finally getting some much needed attention. As everyone knows Los Angeles as a whole is nothing more than urban sprawl with little pocket cities here and there, well the South Bay region of LA County is a very suburban urban sprawl (almost like if someone took a chunk of Orange County and put it in LA County) that is often over looked, well Continue reading
Long Beach Airport is wrapping up development on their new outdoor passenger concourse, which freaking awesome, cause Long Beach is the best Airport to fly out LA, I’m just saying though. Work is more than halfway done on two terminal buildings and 4,200 square feet of outdoor seating with patios, fire pits, cabanas, suspended lights, and space for outdoor performances. The new concourse will also include more than 10,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, including “Polly’s Coffee, Sweet Jill’s Bakery, 4th Street Vine, George’s Greek Cafe and second locations for Long Beach Clothing Co., which will be called 562 Experience, and McKenna’s on the Bay, whose second restaurant will be named McKenna’s on the Fly.
Long Beach Airport Status Report
Press Telegram on LB Airport