Up and at ’em, Long Beach! Let’s get this Wednesday, June 30 started.
Officials worry that unvaccinated residents are at an increased risk of contracting the delta variant of COVID-19. Also, there’s an increase in the cases of murine typhus, which jumps from flea to human. Finally, if you’ve been champing at the bit for Grand Prix action, the tickets are now available!
First, today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High: 72 Low: 63.
Here are the top stories today in Long Beach:
- The delta variant of COVID-19 was discovered in Long Beach on Monday, health officials say. (Long Beach Post)
- Murine typhus, which is communicated from flea to person, is making a comeback in LB. There’s talk that the Health Department will issue a public notice. (LBReport)
- Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach tickets are on sale! (GPLB)
- The LB Convention Center will close its emergency shelter function in about a month. At this time, 916 minors were connected with family members or caregivers, 690 are still waiting, and 95 tested positive for COVID-19. (CBSLA)
- The largest animals on earth were spied near Long Beach. Two words: blue whales! (NBC Southern California)
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Today in Long Beach
- FREE Co-working tryout at Work Evolution, 235 East Broadway, #800. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Happy Hour at The Stave, 170 The Promenade North. (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Comedy Night at (7:00 PM)
Long Beach Patch Notebook
It may not fit into news or events, but you sure want to know about it!
- Long Beach Airport: #ICYMI We’re lit up in rainbow colors this month! Happy #Pride, Long Beach! (Instagram)
- Long Beach City: Happy #PrideDay, Long Beach! (Facebook)
- Masjid Al-Shareef Mosque, 2104 Orange Avenue, posted its prayer schedule.
- Long Beach Public Library: Service will resume at 6 more LBPL locations! Starting June 29, Los Altos and Harte Libraries will reopen. Bach, Brew… (Facebook)
- Long Beach City: Please stay safe and vigilant, Long Beach. #SeeSomethingSaySomething (Facebook)
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- July 4th Weekend Concerts 2021: Terranea, Rancho Palos Verdes (July 2)
- Independence Day ‘Salute to America’ & Fireworks 2021: Cypress (July 2)
- 4th Of July Fireworks 2021: Lakewood (July 2)
- Independence Day 5K & Firecracker Dash 2021: Redondo Beach (July 3)
- July 4th Country Fair – Rides & Festival 2021: Brea (July 3)
- Independence Day Fest & Car Show 2021: Print Museum Carson (July 3)
- 4th Of July Weekend Over-The-Line Tournament 2021: Artesia (July 3)
- 3rd of July Celebration & Fireworks 2021: Orange (July 3)
- Independence Day Fireworks 2021: La Mirada: UPDATE CANCELED (July 3)
- ‘Big Bang On The Bay’ July 3 BBQ & Fireworks 2021: Long Beach (July 3)
- LA FUNK ALL STARS Concert 2021: Torino Festival Plaza, Torrance (July 3)
- 4th Of July Festivities & Fireworks 2021: Catalina Island (July 3)
- Knott’s Berry Farm July 3rd & 4th Fireworks 2021: Buena Park (July 3)
- July 4th Surf City Run, Parade, Fireworks 2021: Huntington Beach (July 4)
- July 4th Parade, Fest & Fireworks 2021: Anaheim Hills (July 4)
- July 4th Firecracker 5K / 10K Run 2021: Anaheim Hills (July 4)
- July 4th Red, White & Blue 5K 2021: Angel Stadium, Anaheim (July 4)
- July 4th Ironman ‘Run, Paddle, Chug’ 2021: Hermosa Beach (July 4)
- Fourth Of July ‘Bike & Walk’ Parade 2021: Villa Park (July 4)
- July 4th Bike Parade 2021: Belmont Shore (July 4)
- Old-Fashioned July 4th 2021: Palos Verdes Estates: CANCELED (July 4)
- July 4th Park Concert & Celebration 2021: Rancho Palos Verdes (July 4)
- July 4th Fest & Fireworks 2021: Riviera Village, Redondo Beach (July 4)
- 4th Of July Fireworks Show 2021: El Segundo (July 4)
- 4th Of July Spectacular & Fireworks 2021: Yorba Linda (July 4)
- July 4th Buffet, Music & Fireworks View 2021: Fuego, Long Beach (July 4)
- July 4th Fireworks & Fest 2021: Lynwood: UPDATE: CANCELED (July 4)
- July 4th ‘Let Freedom Ring’ & Fireworks 2021: Cerritos (July 4)
- LA Galaxy July 4th Fireworks 2021: Carson (July 4)
- July 4th Elton John Tribute & Fireworks 2021: Irvine (July 4)
- 4th Of July Fireworks At Waterfront 2021: Long Beach (July 4)
- July 4th Fireworks Show 2021: South Gate (July 4)
- July 4th Fireworks 2021: Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos (July 4)
- 4th Of July Fireworks 2021: Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach (July 4)
- 4th Of July Fireworks Show 2021: Civic Center, Torrance (July 4)
- Queen Mary July 4th Fireworks 2021: Long Beach: CANCELED (July 4)
- Disneyland July 4th Fireworks 2021: Anaheim (July 4)
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That’s it for today. I’ll see you back in your inbox tomorrow with a new update!
— Sylvia Cochran
About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. Her SEO-optimized internet copy includes social media marketing projects, German to English business translations as well as human resources tutorials. She loves dogs, books, and embraces social justice.