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Being in the heart of the city makes us the center for all news associated with DTLB, from new business alerts to event information. Visit frequently for updated content. The Downtown Scene E-Newsletter is another great way to stay ‘in-the-know’ about all the latest news, information and events happening in Downtown Long Beach!

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DLBA Board Member Spotlight

As part of a monthly series, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is proud to present profiles of three members of its Board of Directors. Two of them bring a small business perspective to the Board, and one provides an influencer's viewpoint from the vibrant Long...

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Virtual Taste of Downtown Series Debuts Themed Format

For well over a decade, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) sponsored the Taste of Downtown series, in which the public could sample dishes from Downtown eateries while taking in the ambience of a variety of neighborhoods. With the arrival of COVID-19, DLBA...

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DLBA Board Approves Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21

On August 19, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance Board of Directors approved the organization’s Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget, beginning October 1, 2020. In its budgeting process, DLBA staff takes into consideration ongoing and new initiatives that meet the criteria of the...

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Call for Questions: CD2 Candidate Forum

  In advance of the November 3 election, the October Downtown Scene Newsletter will feature a Q&A with the Long Beach City Council Candidates for District 2, Cindy Allen and Robert Fox, as a tool to inform Downtown voters. If you would like to submit a...

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Pine Avenue Closure: August 14-Oct 31

Today, August 14, Pine Avenue is being closed to vehicular traffic between 1st to 3rd Street to accommodate outdoor dining and other activities allowed under the current City's health order. The 24/7 closure, which will last through at least October 31, will enable...

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Keeping Transit Gallery Restrooms Clean and Welcoming

The Long Beach Transit Gallery, which occupies the entire south side of First Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Pine Avenue, is the first location bus passengers and drivers see when they arrive Downtown. To help provide a good welcome, the Gallery’s restrooms...

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Parklets Add New Dimension to Outdoor Dining

Thanks to the City of Long Beach's Open Streets Initiative, many Downtown dining  establishments are now offering the al fresco experience for the first time. After the Initiative was implemented in early July, the City provided k-rail traffic barriers to restaurants...

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Clean And Safe Team Employees of the Quarter

Clean and Safe Team Members Torrance Thortan and Amanda Reyes have earned the distinction of being named Employees of the Quarter by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) and its partner, Block by Block. Both Team Members have displayed determination, diligence, and...

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