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DLBA Celebrates

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s annual Celebrate Downtown event, recognizing the organization’s recent accomplishments, goals and challenges, will be Thursday, April 18.

A free, public event that also honors Spirit of Downtown award recipients, Celebrate Downtown includes entertainment from the Jim Fisk Jazztet from 5 to 9 p.m., with the official program starting at 7 p.m. At The Top, 201 Pine Ave.

Attendees must be 21 or older; there will be a cash bar and hosted appetizers. To RSVP, go to

Java Ahead

Long Beach’s Portfolio Coffeehouse, a mainstay of Fourth Street’s Retro Row, is perking up customers with a new service that allows folks to order ahead online and skip the line.

“No line equals more time to snooze,” is the idea behind the advance ordering system, according to owner Kerstin Kansteiner, who opened the business back in 1989 at 2300 E. Fourth St.

To order, download the free mobile application Cloosiv or visit Portfolio’s website at

Havana Nights

Customers at The Social List will be humming a Camila Cabello song on their way to enjoy Havana Nights, a summer event series set to return tonight (Thursday).

The Fourth Street Retro Row restaurant and bar will offer rum cocktails and Cuban food specials as they are “transported to the streets of Havana” with dancing and live music from an Afro-Cuban band. It’ll happen from 6 to 9 p.m. April 11, May 16, June 14 and Aug. 8.

The Social List is at 2105 E. Fourth St. For details, visit

Zieba Honor

Long Beach-based Zieba Builders has been recognized among the top customer service leaders in the residential construction industry, earning a GuildQuality 2019 Guild Master Award.

GuildQuality, a third-party customer satisfaction surveyor, has honored top companies in home building, remodeling and contracting since 2005 in both the United States and Canada. According to the survey results, Zieba Builders achieved a recommendation rate of 90% or higher from customers.

For details about circa-1988 Zieba Builders, a home design and build general contracting business, visit

PMSA Luncheon

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association’s upcoming annual luncheon will feature keynote speaker California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis.

Tickets are available on for the event, which is set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Hyatt Regency, 200 S. Pine Ave. Tickets start at $65.

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