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©2010 Bob Foster
Long Beach Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work

Mayor Foster participated in Bike to Work in Long Beach with a 17-mile route from his home to a meeting in West Long Beach.  The Mayor stopped at the California State University, Long Beach pit stop to say hello to fellow commuters who also used their bicycles to get to work.  Jax Bicycles offered free bike checks for bicycles as well.

 

Bike to Work

Resident Nesha Saucier rode her bicycle to job at CSULB.

Long Beach Resident Nesha Saucier rode her bicycle to her job at CSULB.

 

Mayor Foster with Elissa Thomas, Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator at CSULB.

Mayor Foster with Elissa Thomas, Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator at CSULB.

Anders Mattsson (far left) and Matt Gfell (far right) from Jax Bicycles in Long Beach were also at the CSULB pit stop to give free bike checks.

Anders Mattsson (far left) and Matt Gfell (far right) from Jax Bicycles in Long Beach were also at the CSULB pit stop to give free bike checks.

©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: Pride Parade, Dirtbags and Kidical Mass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Foster with Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin, one of this year’s “Morris Knight” Political Grand Marshal.

 

 

 

 

Mayor with Interval House staff and Ron Sylvester, this year’s male Community Grand Marshal.

 

 

Mayor and Nancy Foster with Angel Mancias (center).

Mayor Foster speaks to one of the Long Beach State baseball players before he throws out the first pitch.

 

 

The Mayor gets ready to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Dirtbags game hosted by the Steel Magnolias.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Foster joined the Knolls Ranger at Los Cerritos Park for Kidical Mass.

 

 

Mayor Foster lead the way for the inagural Kidical Mass through Bixby Knolls.

©2010 Bob Foster
Photos: Mayor Foster at the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center Fundraiser for Japan

Mayor Foster joined more than 200 people at the CSULB’s Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens on Sunday, March 27 for the Japanese Disaster Relief Project.  Long Beach community members gathered in solidarity to remember the victims and raise funds for the survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.  Donations were accepted for the U.S./Japan Council Earthquake Relief Fund, where 100% of the proceeds will be directed to relief and rebuilding efforts in Japan.

Mayor Foster presents the 1,000 cranes to Consul General Ihara.

Mayor Foster also presented 1,000 cranes to the Consul General of Japan Junichi Ihara with a wish of recovery and healing to the people of Japan.  The ancient Japanese tradition of senbazuru promises that a person who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness.  Many times a family or group of people come together to accomplish this labor of love.  These cranes were folded by the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center.

Assemblymember Warren Furutani, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, Long Beach City Councilmember James Johnson, and former Long Beach Mayor Eunic Sato were all in attendance. 

(L to R) Assemblymember Furutani, former Mayor Eunice Sato, Consul General Ihara, Mayor Foster and Councilmember Johnson.

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