Archive for January, 2015

The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) invites the community to its 2015 Open House from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24. The animal shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. No RSVP is necessary, all residents, friends and guests are welcome to attend.
“In the past year ACS was able to increase the number of animals being adopted and rescued, establish new partnerships, increase the live release rates, and collaborate with local and national organizations to rehome guests in their care,” says George Chapjian, Director Parks Recreation and Marine, “the coming year promises to be an exciting year for building on the vision of becoming California’s safest large city for people and animals.”
A report card will be presented, giving an overview of the past year’s accomplishments as well as an exciting preview of opportunities available for residents in 2015. Refreshments, tours and a brief question and answer session from residents will be included. Information on animal adoption, volunteering, spay and neuter programs, and animal care will be available.
For more information on this or other Animal Care Services opportunities, please call 562-570-PETS(7387), or visit For information on other Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine programs, call 562-570-3100 or visit, sign up for E-notify and we’ll e-mail you the latest information.
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The Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library will hold the first bi-monthly book sale of the year on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parking lot of the library located at 12700 Montecito Rd., in Seal Beach.
Their sales are scheduled for the third full weekend of every odd month, which allows for six sales per year. The schedule for 2015 is as follows:
Jan. 15 and 16, March 20 and 21, May 15 and 16, July 17 and 18, 5) Sept. 18 and 19, and Nov. 20 and 21. That’s 12 sale days per year for their Outside Sales. The bookstore is open five days per week, being closed on Thursday and Sunday.
Their schedule for outside sales and the bookstore/library has remained the same through all of the construction on their Front Porch Project, and they really appreciate your patronage during this time.
As the project nears completion, they hope you will join them in enjoying a beautiful new entry area and continue to support your local library and Friends. Look for a date in February or March for project completion.
Donations can still be made for the Front Porch Project by stopping by the library or bookstore.
Are you a member of the Friends of the Library? If not, do you want to be? Membership can be had for as little as $15 per year, and that makes sure that you are on the mailing list for all events, sales and other special events. It’s a great way to support your local library.