Long Beach, California - Best City to Live and Work

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  • Long Beach (JOBS), located just outside of Los Angeles, is a place where residents are able to feel simultaneously a part of one of the world's major urban centers while also enjoying the much-envied California surf and sun.

    It's impossible to discuss Long Beach without referring to the beaches that give it its name. First developed under the name of Willmore City in 1882, the sandy stretches along the 11-mile (17-kilometer) oceanfront offer beautiful views, a bicycle/pedestrian path, concessions, and a fishing pier. Belmont Plaza Beach hosts beach volleyball events while Belmont Shore Beach has excellent long tracts of white sand.

    Although it certainly is fun basking in the sun, running into the ocean, and then lying in the sun again, eventually you'll want to do something different. Fortunately, there's a plethora of activities that ensure paradise never becomes mundane. Sport fishing is a big deal here. Trips out of Pierpoint Landing offer everything from catching barracuda to peaceful whale watching. Long Beach also serves as the major conduit to Catalina Island, a major vacation destination offering fine dining, casinos, and extreme sports. The city also hosts the Long Beach Triathlon, keeping competitors of all ages and abilities busy training year-round. And if you need to relax after all that activity, there are several day-spas to take advantage of.

    There is no lack of cultural and intellectual stimulation here either. The landmark Long Beach Playhouse has been entertaining audiences since 1929. This theatre has been complimented by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center– a multifaceted facility with a 1,074-seat theater, which is able to accommodate a variety of art forms.

    With more sun and fun than most destinations and a vibrant and healthy arts community, convincing people to move to Long Beach is not difficult. Whether you want to improve your tan or your overall day-to-day life, Long Beach is the place for you.

    The six-county region of Greater Los Angeles is home to about 900 life science companies. Just a little away from Long Beach, in the cities of Orange, Tustin and Irvine, you will find an array of biotech and pharma companies including Ista Pharmaceuticals, Stason Pharmaceuticals, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., Zymo Research Corporation, Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cortex Pharmaceuticals, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Allergan Inc. Closer to the city of Los Angeles you will find Amgen and Catalyst Pharmaceutical Research. In the Inland Empire you can find Watson Pharmaceuticals and KC Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    The Southern California Biomedical Council also known as SoCalBio is the trade association of the life-science industry in Greater Los Angeles. The mission of SoCalBio is to represent and promote medical device and biotechnology industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and the Inland Empire and Gold Coast.

    For more information about opportunities in Los Angeles, visit the Biotech Beachâ„¢ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.

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      California Coast University (Santa Ana)
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      Cerritos College (Norwalk)
      Chapman University (Orange)
      Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (Los Angeles)
      Compton Community College
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      Mount Saint Mary's College (Los Angeles)
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