$58.8 Million Contract Awarded For Airport Terminal Improvements

The Long Beach City Council awarded a $58.8 million contract to improve the Long Beach Airport terminal to a team comprised of Swinerton Builders, Studio One Eleven, Corgan Associates Inc. and VCA Engineers at last night’s meeting. About $32 million will be spent improving the ticketing lobby, baggage claim and baggage inspection facilities in the first phase of the project, which is slated to begin this year. Subsequent work will include rehabilitation of the historic terminal, relocation of the rental car service area, improvement to the terminal loop roadway and other projects. Click here to learn more.


Temporary Runway Closures At Long Beach Airport Throughout May

Long Beach Airport’s Runway 12-30, its primary commercial runway, will close for rehabilitation work eight days this month for 16-hour periods, altering flight paths during those times. Click here for a map showing temporary flight path changes. The runway will be closed from 10 p.m. each day to 2 p.m. the following day beginning May 14 and ending May 25. However, the runway will remain open from Friday, May 18 at 2 p.m. to Monday, May 21 at 10 p.m. Click here to view a map illustrating changes to the flight path.


U.S. Customs And Border Protection To Hold One-On-One Career Sessions

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is providing one-on-one sessions with CBP officers about current career openings from May 14 to 18 and May 29 to 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1 World Trade Center Dr., Suite 534. Opportunities with full benefits are available for entry-level applicants as well as those with law enforcement or military experience. The application period closes May 31. Click here for more information.


Long Beach Wins Five Communications Awards

For the second year in a row, the City of Long Beach won five top communications awards at the California Association of Public Information Officials Conference. Four of the awards were for “excellence in public information and communications,” the organization’s top honor. The city programs and events that won awards were the #GoLongBeach Newsletter, the “Virtual Ride Along” live stream, the #EveryKitShouldHaveLB Facebook live stream, the city’s economic inclusion infographics and the “Can Your Butts” campaign.


Carpenter Performing Arts Center Announces Upcoming Season

Megan Kline Crockett, executive director of the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, has announced the venue’s 2018-19 season, which kicks off September 29 with “An Evening with Lily Tomlin” as part of the center’s Wit & Wisdom Series. Dates and performers for the Cabaret Series, WOW Series and Dance Series, Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, and single events were also announced. Tickets go on sale May 23. Click here to download the announcement and performance lineup.