Inside District 9

September 24, 2010
In This Issue
District Captain
Councilmember Message
Harbor Cruise Photos
The Miracle on Andy St.
Vets Parade
Important Phone Numbers
Weekly Axiom:
Concentration - When you are pushing a big drive or issue, you stay on it to the total exclusion of everything else - until it is done.
September Casework Numbers:
  • The month of September we have 24 closed and 22 open cases
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings
  • College Square Oct. 4, 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • Starr King Oct. 6, 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • Community Action Group Oct. 10, 2 p.m. LBPD North Division Substation 4891 Atlantic Ave.
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137
jordan panthers
Tonight at 7 p.m., come out and cheer for our Jordan Panthers as they travel for an away game to face off against Dominguez High School. 15301 South San Jose Ave.
Compton, CA 90221
Click on the Video Below!

Councilmember Neal speaks at the "Through The Eyes" event held at Houghton Park.
Save The Date!
  • November 18 - Night at the Aquarium.
  • More information to come.
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Welcome to another issue of Inside District 9, your source for community news and updates.
Meet This Week's District Captain!
Erika Hill
Erika Hill
DeForest Park Neighborhood
"We are our community. It is a reflection of us and we get out of it what we put in. We must be active participants in maintaining our community and we are responsible to co-parent and provide positive role models."
How Erika is involved in the community:
  • Member of the Jordan Parent Advisory Council (JPAC)
  • 18-year Ninth District resident
  • Committed to assist with community outreach
  • Active member of DeForest Park Neighborhood
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal
I would like to thank the 96 people who came out Wednesday evening for our Harbor Cruise. We also want to recognize and thank the following people and/or organizations for their generous contributions of prizes and gifts for our constituents.

Murchison - Weekend stay at the Marriot.
Matt Knabe - 4 tickets to Natural History Museum
2 tickets to Dodgers game
Carl Kemp - $100 gift certificate to Famous Dave's
Baldev S. Kaler - $100 worth of gift cards to 7-11
Aquarium of LB - 4 tickets to Aquarium
Daryl Garmen - Dinner for 2 and 2 footlong sandwiches at The Beach Cafe.

We also like to thank the following City Departments for contributing to the "goody bags":

The Long Beach Airport
Special Events and Planning
Department of Health and Human Services
Environmental Services Bureau
Neighborhood Services Bureau
Housing Authority
The Water Department

A special thanks goes out to The Port of Long Beach for providing the wonderful amenities, food and staff that made our Harbor Cruise such a great success. Thank you Samara Ashley and Sam Hall!
Secondly, local news outlets have recently reported that my family is currently in the process of receiving a loan modification on our home. Since that report, numerous Ninth District residents have reached out to our office seeking ways to protect their homes during this economic crisis.

Foreclosure is a very significant problem in our community that affects us all, and my family is no exception. Our attention remains on creating significant change in the 9th District through community empowerment. Which is why one of my first actions on the council was a measure to adopt provisions within the California Mortgage Relief Bill that will help protect our neighborhoods from the crime, blight and vermin that vacant buildings attract.

It is critical that we educate ourselves about predatory lending practices and effective financial management. I will do all I can to help protect 9th district families by increasing awareness about the resources available for families in need.
Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District
Photos from Harbor Cruise
Our Ninth District Harbor Cruise was a huge success. With more than 90 people showing up, we had a good time. A light dinner, beautiful scenery, and great conversation among neighbors made for a perfect tour of the Long Beach Harbor. To see more photos of from the cruise, just click on the image below.
Harbor cruise
The Miracle of Andy Street Fundraising Event

andy street

Want to learn more about Andy Street? September 26 they will host their first social event to share their story and encourage others to engage with them in this great journey. Spend a few hours at beautiful Park Estates and be inspired by the passion and determination that is the force behind the 'Miracle on Andy Street.' Enjoy music, early evening buffet, wine and beverages. Ticket auction and live auction items featuring the art of a California State University Long Beach emerging artist.

$50 per person, or RSVP to and pay at the door.

Event location:
5411 El Cedral, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Event date:
Sunday September 26, 2010 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.
North Village Design Town Hall
Please join Councilmember Steven Neal, 9th District, Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, 8th District, and Long Beach Development Services Staff, October 2 for a community workshop on the design of the North Village Center Project!

Light refreshments will be served, Free parking in staff lot off Atlantic Avenue.

For more information contact Tony Foster, North Project Area Officer 562-570-6393 or
Click on the image to enlarge:
14th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade
vetsparade Saturday, November 6, 2010 will be the 14th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and will begin at Harding and Atlantic Avenue.
Everyone is invited to join us following the Veterans Day Parade for the Annual Craft and Vendors Fair at Houghton Park. There will be booths selling gifts and gadgets. Start your holiday shopping early at the Fair!

***Freedom Walk: Immediately following last unit in Parade.
12:00 noon (Time Approximate)Ceremony Houghton Park
Honoring Veterans.

10:00 a.m. Craft and Vendors Fair Houghton Park
� Unique Gifts for Sale
� Delicious Food
� Valuable Information
� Give-Aways
� Fun For All Ages

4:00 pm. Fair Closes
All entries for this event must be received no later than October 8, 2010. For more information on the parade, please call 562-531-3150 or FAX 562-531-0966.
Here are links to the different applications you may use for the parade:
Important Phone Numbers
Here is a list of phone numbers that will help you resolve issues and concerns faster.

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 435-6711

Other Services:
Abandoned Shopping Carts: 800-252-4613
Abandoned Vehicles: 570-CODE
Airport Information: 570-2600
Alley Cleaning: 570-2876
Code Enforcement: 570-CODE
Gas Department Emergency: 570-2140
Graffiti Removal: 570-2773
Large Trash Pickup: (2 free per year): 570-2876
Noise Complaints: 570-4126
Pothole Hotline: 570-2700
Parking Enforcement: (Non-Street Sweeping): 570-2866
Sidewalk Problems: 570-2700
Standing Water/Gutters: 570-2700
Storm Drain Problems: 570-2440
Street Lights: 888-544-4868
Street Sweeping: 570-2890
Tree Trimming: 570-2700
Trash not picked up: 570-2876
Weed Abatement: 570-CODE
Feel free to contact anyone of our staff members:
Rex Richardson - Chief of Staff
Kari Faithful - Office Manager/Scheduler
Ricardo Linarez - Field Deputy
Ericka Rhyne - Field Deputy
Floyd Hampton Livingston - District Communications Organizer