🌱 Planet Fitness Comes To 4th & Pine + 1st Congregational Church Wins
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Hi all! It’s International Women’s Day; did you know that global gender equality may not be achieved until 2133? It’s Sylvia, your host of the Patch newsletter. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today, including:
- 🤔 A disagreement about a services hub in Wrigley
- ✈️ A runway is being worked on
- ⭐️ We’re #92
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🌤️ But first, today’s weather:
Partly sunny and cool. High: 63 Low: 48.
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⛽ Three of the Cheapest Gas Stations in the City of Long Beach
- ARCO at 4895 Bellflower Blvd., $4.39
- Food 4 Less at 6700 Cherry Ave., $4.39
- Sinclair at 5588 Long Beach Blvd., $4.39
😋 Fair Food Poll!
Fair food is the ultimate cheat meal. Although we all know it’s unhealthy, everyone has a guilty pleasure. Which is your favorite? So far, 52.9% admit to loving funnel cake and 11.8% each wrote in cheesecake and tri-tip sandwiches. Besides that, 5.9% each chose cotton candy, corndogs, candy apples, and fried cheese curds.
📰 Here are the top stories today in Long Beach:
- We have discussed Downtown Long Beach business owners complaining about the influx of people experiencing homelessness, who are required to leave Metro trains every night. In response, Metro is considering relocating the end of the line from 1st Street and Long Beach Boulevard to either the Willow or Wardlow stop. The trains would be cleared, but a homeless services hub would be set up. However, Monday’s meeting showed that everyone in the Wrigley neighborhood isn’t on board with the plan, namely residents fearing an influx of crime and homeless people. Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office sought to calm attendees, pointing out that “it’s not like it’s going to happen tomorrow, or three months from now.” (Long Beach Post)
- If the flight patterns at the Long Beach Airport appear to be off after dark, it’s because runway 12/30 is taken out of service nightly from 10 p.m. to 6:15 a.m. Construction on the primary runway began on Monday and will continue until Thursday. The airport reroutes traffic to runway 08L/26R, but all traffic will return to normal on Friday. (OC Breeze)
- We’re number – 92! The MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center ranked 92nd in Newsweek’s list of the best hospitals. Competition came from 2,300 hospitals. Statisticians examined medical insider surveys, patient surveys, quality metrics, and a “patient-reported outcome measures implementation survey.” (Patch)
- The state recognized the 1st Congregational Church of Long Beach at 241 Cedar Avenue for its efforts to preserve the historical building as part of California’s heritage. Since 1977, the building has enjoyed a local landmark status. The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) will present the award on March 30. “The event will be live-streamed on the OHP’s Facebook and YouTube channels.” (Press-Telegram/paywall, OHP)
- It’s a game of gyms. You already know that Gold’s Gym moved from the corner of 4th Street and Pine Avenue to its temporary digs at 4th Street and Long Beach Boulevard until a permanent location near the Nike store at the Pike Outlets is ready sometime in the middle of this year. On Tuesday, we learned that Planet Fitness is eyeing Gold’s original location, filed applications for construction, and may receive permits “soon.” (Long Beach Post)
📆 Today in Long Beach:
- Dial in to the Marketing To Corporate and Government Entities Webinar by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce (10 AM)
- Join the LB LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce at the Beach Garden Social House for a Luncheon & Discussion on socuial media success (11:30 AM)
- The Marine Stadium Farmers Market sets up at Appian Way & Nieto (3 PM)
- Pacific Gateway offers Job Interview Tips and tricks at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library (4 PM)
- We Don’t Talk About Crochet Club is a teen event at the Billie Jean King Main Library (5 PM)
🖊️ From my notebook:
- “Making connections one step at a time 💯 Our North Division officers enjoyed getting to know more of our amazing residents during neighborhood walks. From sharing resources to having meaningful conversations, we are committed to building relationships with our community.” (Long Beach Police Department (CA) via Facebook)
- “Monday, March 13, at 10 a.m. with David Epstein – Join us for a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his most recent book, ”Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.”” (Long Beach Public Library)
- “📣 Your LBFD is currently accepting applications for Ambulance Operators. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, March 19th, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com… to apply! 🚑 ” (Long Beach Fire Department via Facebook)
- “🏡 The Housing Authority is offering incentives to landlords who open their rentals to families in need through our Emergency Housing Voucher program. 💙 Help make a difference and secure a stable home for those in need.” (Long Beach City via Facebook)
- “Join us for the Ramona Park Playground Community Meeting. We look forward to sharing project updates and the next steps for the upcoming playground improvements, Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the Ramona Park Community Center – 3301 E. 65th Street.” (LB Public Works)
🏡 What are homes selling for these days in Long Beach?
- Median Listing Home Price $720K
- Median Listing Home Price/Square Foot $603
- Median Sold Home Price $725K
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Thanks for following along and staying informed! I’ll see you around.
— Sylvia Cochran
About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.
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