LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90806

Long Beach City College is one of the largest of the 114 community colleges in the state of California. Established in 1927, the college has been at the heart of the community providing educational programs with a commitment to excellence in student learning in a culturally diverse and vibrant environment.

Boasting over 25,000 students, Long Beach City College encompasses state of the art, technologyrich learning environments, a broad range of academic and career technical instructional programs, strong community partnerships, and economic and workforce development initiatives that prepare students to be successful in the 21st century.

Apple Inc. recently presented Long Beach City College with one of 10 grants nationally for its extensive commitment to computer technology.

Located in one of Long Beach’s most beautiful and prestigious areas, the college is conveniently located only minutes away from the Long Beach Airport, malls, restaurants, and some of the finest hotels in Southern California.

With four schools to house its instructional programs, Long Beach City College provides program offerings in Career and Technical Education, Language Arts and Communication, Social Sciences and the Arts, and Health, Science & Mathematics. Founded as Long Beach Junior College, the college started at Woodrow Wilson High School until the 1933 earthquake which destroyed the building. Classes were held outside in tents at neighboring Recreation Park until the college moved to the site of its present-day Liberal Arts Campus at Carson Street and Clark Avenue in 1935.

From its earliest days, the college established traditions that are alive today, such as the mascot, Ole, and the team name, the Vikings. A student newspaper, yearbook, social services, and intramural programs were launched in the first year. Academic honors included having a library that was viewed as a national model and the state’s top junior college debate team. Athletic honors included Southern California championships in wrestling, baseball, men’s and women’s swimming and the state championship in men’s basketball, all during the 1928-29 school year.

The college grew rapidly during and after World War II and added the Pacific Coast Campus, formerly Hamilton Junior High, in 1949. Numerous extension campuses and satellite locations were added as growth continued in the early 1970s. As a result of state law, the college separated from the Long Beach Unified School District and became the independent Long Beach Community College District with its own locally elected Board of Trustees.

Changes in the workplace, and in the community’s demographics, brought about rapid changes in the mid1980s. The influx of Southeast Asian refugees led to extensive courses in English as a Second Language and other programs to assist and acculturate this burgeoning population. A later wave of amnesty applicants ensured that ESL remained one of the college’s core programs and garnered awards as a state model.

Computers entered nearly every instructional program necessitating the acquisition of new equipment and revisions to the curriculum. Apple Computer presented Long Beach City In 1987, the college completed a decade of negotiations with the City of Long Beach to acquire the neighboring Veterans Stadium.

Through the sale of surplus land to another neighbor, McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), the college was able to finance the $3 million in renovations required to upgrade the facility.

Within the last decade, the college has celebrated completion of a wide range of new construction projects and building modernizations at both campuses. The passage of the Measure E bond in 2002, and its extension in 2008, by the overwhelming majority of voters in the Long Beach Community College District has provided $660 million in local funds and qualified the District to receive an additional $60 million in state matching grants. The resulting building program has provided new facilities and modern learning environments to support new programs, allowing Long Beach City College to prepare its students to meet the changing demands of the 21st Century.

Long Beach City College continues to have a deserved reputation for excellence for its instructional programs and its graduates achieve tremendous success after transferring to four-year colleges or entering the workforce. The college’s reputation is further enhanced by key partnerships and economic development initiatives. With its many accomplishments, Long Beach City College is well-positioned to build on its tradition of success in serving the community for generations to come.

Permits.
Temporary Seller’s Permit can be obtained through the State Board of Equalization. California state law requires that all exhibitors selling merchandise from the floor or taking orders either on a wholesale or retail basis, must have a valid California Seller’s Permit. Show Management is responsible for notifying exhibitors of this requirement and identifying those to which this requirement applies. Show Management is also responsible for obtaining proof that exhibitors either hold a valid seller’s permit, or are not offering for sale any merchandise subject to sales tax. (www. boe.ca.gov)

Facility Security.
Long Beach City College maintains twentyfour (24) hour security for monitoring the building perimeters, parking areas, and pedestrian traffic in interior public space. Additionally, LBCC security staff serves as a central radio control unit for all our facility staff.

Food & Beverage Services.
Catering by LBCC sales staff provides high quality catering and concession services on an exclusive basis within the facility. The LBCC… Catering by LBCC sales staff is responsible for coordinating all requirements concerning: Banquets, Coffee and Refreshment Service, Water Service, Concessions / Cafeteria , Booth Catering, Food & Beverage Sampling / Booth Promotion, Health Permits and First Aid Stations. Medical & Safety Management. Long Beach City College provides a Medical & Safety Management technician to administer emergency first aid treatment with backup provided by the Long Beach Paramedics.

Technical Service Personnel.
Long Beach City College provides Technical Service personnel including stage supervisors, electricians, soundmen, riggers, flymen, spotlight operators, and deckmen.

Internet – Networking Services.
High speed Internet access with 3 IP addresses is available. Contact World Jiu- Jitsu Festival for additional IP addresses, hub rentals and in-booth cable. Full T1 connectivity is available upon request.

Security.
Staff Pro is pleased to offer a high quality Security Service at the World Jiu-Jitsu Festival. Duties and responsibilities of the officers are to assist patrons, protect the building, deter theft, and to control access into show areas. The security staff makes every possible effort to minimize losses.

Show Staff / Ushering.
Long Beach City College’s Staff Department will provide the ushering and crowd-control services during the WORLD JIU-JITSU FESTIVAL show hours. Long Beach City College’s Staff Department provides qualified, uniformed staff who are familiar with the facilities and with event needs and duties.