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Long Beach Artist Dave Van Patten Scores First Grammy Win

Dave Van Patten, the versatile and prolific visual artist who cultivated his style in Downtown Long Beach, has won his first Grammy award and the international recognition that comes with it.     Van Patten, Lisa Glines and Doran Tyson were credited as co-art...

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View of 2023, Perspective from Austin Metoyer

As heavy as the last few years of transition have been for our organization, and frankly, all of Downtown due to the pandemic, I’m excited to report there’s a new energy at 120 W. Broadway.  As I contemplated what to include in this six-month report, thinking through...

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Get Ready to Celebrate DTLB at Lincoln Park on 3-23-23

Mark your calendars for March 23, 2023, because the next Celebrate Downtown is just around the corner. The free outdoor event, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, promises to be a great opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the unique character and...

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Committee Member Profile: Meet Melissa Ureña Castro

Meet Melissa Ureña Castro, an energized outdoorswoman and world traveler who contributes a positive and forward-thinking perspective to her new role as Member of DLBA's Marketing and Communications Program Committee. "I was inspired to become a Committee Member out of...

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Meet Stephanie El Tawil, DLBA ED & Policy Manager

"It is my job to help Downtown businesses launch and grow," said Stephanie El Tawil, DLBA's new Economic Development & Policy Manager, who developed this knack for making the complex seem simple during her many years of experience in workforce and business...

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DLBA Board Spotlight: Rev. Jane Gould

Meet Reverend Jane Gould, Downtown Long Beach resident, whose service to our community extends far beyond her roles on the DLBA Board (Advisor) and Public Safety Committees; For the last five years, Gould has served as Rector (Senior Pastor) of St. Luke's Episcopal...

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A Fun and Educational Adventure Through Downtown

DLBA’s first-ever digital scavenger hunt scored high marks with the 134 participants who went on a multi-day quest Downtown from Shop Small Saturday to New Year’s Eve. The vast majority of participants surveyed gave the DTLB Holiday Adventure a thumbs up and said it...

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14 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Downtown

If you're currently cooking up some Valentine's Day plans, be aware that Downtown Long Beach has all the ingredients to make the day romantic and memorable for you and your beloved. Dining and live entertainment options are plentiful, gifting opportunities abound, and...

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UNFILTERED: Ready to Take Your Best Shot?

The landscape of Downtown Long Beach over the past decade has seen more change than any other previously—and it has altered the way residents, particularly photographers, view the city through their eyes and lenses. This is why DLBA’s Unfiltered Photo Contest, an...

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