Long Beach events

©2010 Bob Foster
Long Beach Parade of Olympians – September 15

©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
Follow the Mayor: Grand Prix Photos



Mayor Foster joined Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Jim Michaelian of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach at the Grand Prix Motorsport Walk of Fame ceremony. Mayor Foster presents a plaque to 2012 Motorsport Walk of Fame honoree Scott Pruett.


Mayor Foster introduces Rick Galles. The Galles Racing Team also joined the Motorsport Walk of Fame.


Mayor Foster visited Downtown Long Beach Associates' Grand Prix kick-off celebration.

©2010 Bob Foster
Tickets for 2012 State of the City “Sold Out”


All tickets were reserved within one week.

December 28, 2011 - As of last week, all 825 tickets made available since December 15 have been allocated for the 2012 State of the City. Mayor Bob Foster will deliver the State of the City at the Center Theater on January 9.

People who are interested in attending the 2012 State of the City can sign up for the wait list if tickets become available by calling 562-570-5089 or visiting www.MayorBobFoster.com.

The State of the City tickets will be mailed out this week. Attendees for the 2012 State of the City event are encouraged to arrive early. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, with community nonprofit booths in the Center Theater lobby. This event is free to the public, but you must have a ticket to attend.

The State of the City can also be watched live on www.StateofLB.com or www.MayorBobFoster.com January 9 at 7:30pm.


7:30 p.m. – State of the City

Monday, January 9, 2012


Center Theater/Long Beach Performing Arts Center

300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

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©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade


Mayor Foster joined Councilmember James Johnson at the 58th Annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10.  Many thanks to the Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade Committee, Councilmember Johnson and Special Events for organizing another great holiday parade in Long Beach!

Above photo: Maria Norvell with Mayor Foster.

Nancy and Mayor Foster

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal talks with Mayor Foster before the parade begins.

Mayor Foster speaks with LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.

Mayor Foster with the group from the Price Transfer Company.

©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

Mayor Foster and Nancy Foster joined the Belmont Shore Business Association‘s 29th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade on December 3. 

Mayor Foster and Nancy waiting for the start of the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. Deshe (front seat) interns with Mayor Foster's office.

Nancy, Mayor Foster, Deshe and Salvador (far right). Salvador is a Committee of 300 member and volunteered to drive Mayor Foster in the parade route.

©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: Sept. 17

NBC4 held their annual "4 Your Health" fair in Long Beach for the first time. Mayor Foster was on hand at the ribbon cutting at the Convention Center.

Mayor Foster and Councilmember Andrews at the Horn Auto Body grand opening celebration.

Horn Auto Body Co-owner Patrick Horn with Mayor Foster.

Mayor Foster with his new friend Eddie at the California Coastal Cleanup.

©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: May 22 Pride Parade

Mayor Bob Foster joined thousands at the 28th Annual Long Beach Pride Parade.

Above photo: Chief McDonnell, Mayor Foster, Stephanie Loftin and City of Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.

Nancy Foster, Mayor Foster and Ken Mason.

Mayor Foster with Grand Marshall Stephanie Miller and Reba Burmingham.

Mayor Foster and Loralee Sutton.


Mayor and Nancy with Sharon, Christine and Thyda from Interval House.

©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: 2011 Tour of Long Beach


The 2011 Tour of Long Beach was a success!  More than $125,000 was raised for the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at the Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.  This year’s Tour of Long Beach also doubled the number of riders compared to last year – more than 1,700 riders participated in the either the 31-mile, 62-mile or the Justin Rudd Family Ride.

Thank you to all of this year’s sponsors and volunteers! 

Kevin and Narbeh helping out at the bag pick-up.

Mayor Foster with volunteers Mary Lou and Jody.

Tour of Long Beach Volunteers Yvonne and Saira help with registration.

Students from UC Irvine's Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.

(left to right): Dr. Amanda Termuhlen (medical director of the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s Hospital), Danny Sweeney (Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center patient), Nika Susnjar (Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center patient) with her dad, Kraig Kojian (Downtown Long Beach Associates), Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Tony Cruz (U.S. Olympian, six-year teammate of Lance Armstrong and City of Long Beach Bicycle Ambassador, and Ben Alvarado (Wells Fargo, Tour of Long Beach title sponsor).

Mayor Foster with his son Kenny at the Tour of Long Beach finish line.

Wells Fargo regional president Ben Alvarado with Mayor Foster.

Mayor Foster with Kraig Kojian (Downtown Long Beach Associates) and Angel, a Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach patient.

©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: Long Beach Pride Reception

Mayor Foster along with Long Beach Pride and The Center Long Beach to host a reception to kick-off the 28th Annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival.  The reception took place at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Photo caption for above photo: (left to right) Ron Sylvester (Chair, The Center Long Beach), Mayor Foster, Phyllis Schmidt (The Center Long Beach), and Raul Anorve (The Center Long Beach).

(Left to right) Dennis Perry (Long Beach Pride), Ron Sylvester, Mayor Foster, Pat Crosby (Long Beach Pride co-president), Bob Crow (Long Beach Pride co-president), and Raul Anorve.

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, Mayor Foster, Sister Magically Delicious and Vanessa Romain (Long Beach Pride).


Mayor and Police Chief Jim McDonnell.

Mayor Foster, Carmen Viramontes (Mayor's office) and Frank Buono.

Kerry Gerot (Human Relations Commissioner) and Mayor Foster speaking to Long Beach Police Commander Laura Farinella.

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