Inside District 9

October 8, 2010
In This Issue
District Captain
LB Vets Parade
Councilmember Message
Grant Clean-Up
Meet and Greet
NBA Clippers Tickets
Modern House Call
Important Phone Numbers
Weekly Axiom:
Reminding - Reminding is the essence of organizing.
Jordan Parent Advisory Committee:
  • The next JPAC meeting is Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Jordan High School. 6500 Atlantic Ave.
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

  • Grant Neighborhood Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Community Prebytarian Church Corner of Orange and 64th St.
  • Good Neighbors of LB Oct. 12, 7 a.m. Spires Restaurant 1935 Del Amo Blvd.
  • 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 face off in an away game against El Toro. Capistrano High School
26301 Via Escolar, Mission Viejo, CA 92692.
Save The Date!
  • November 18 - Night at the Aquarium.
  • 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Community information presentations.
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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!

Mike McCarthy
"I never believed that inactivity is what you do during retirement. I have lived all over the world and never found a place I like living better than Long Beach."

Facts about Mike:
  • Currently on the Housing Board
  • Board member on the Community Development Commission
  • Ninth District Resident since 1979
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal
Hello neighbors,

Last week's North Village Design Town Hall was a huge success and I would like to thank you for participating in that important discussion with me. The amount of people who showed up and expressed their opinions and concerns truly reflected a shared vision in Imagining a better Ninth District.

This issue of Inside District 9 is filled with important information and a couple of great announcements. First, I introduce to you the Sidewalks, Trees, Alleys, and Roads Task Force also known as the STAR Task Force. The STAR Task Force will be made up of fellow Ninth District residents who are dedicated to having an active role in their community by helping resolve issues in any of those categories. This is a great step forward to getting the community Involved in creating a better Ninth District.

Finally, I want to let you know of a great opportunity to help out your neighborhood. In an effort to support the growing bike scene in Long Beach, I am asking the people of the Ninth District to report any possible locations that you think would benefit from installing bike racks. The installations come at no cost to local businesses and are primarily placed on sidewalks or anywhere in the public right-of-way. If you have a location request please call my office at 562-570-6137 or e-mail

At the last City Council meeting, I was appointed to represent the cities of Long Beach and Avalon to the regional council of Southern California Association Governments (SCAG). SCAG is a regional body that is responsible for:
planning organization, that represent six counties, 190 cities and more than 19 million residents. SCAG does planning and policy initiatives that aim for a more sustainable Southern California for now and in the future.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter, have a great and safe weekend.

Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District
Grant Neighborhood Clean-Up

Join Councilmember Steven Neal this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Grant Neighborhood Clean-Up. Just click the image below to view a larger picture.


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.
You are cordially 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:
North Village Design Town Hall Photos

Have a look at the photos from the North Village Design Town Hall that took place Oct. 2 at Jordan High School. Click the image above to go to the photo album.
Ninth District Home Meet and Greet

Have a look at the photos from our Ninth District Home Meet and Greet at Denise Davis' home. She took a vital step by inviting her neighbors to her own home to discuss the importance of creating a significance and meaningful change in their community.

Click the image above to go to the photo album.
Ninth District Night at The Clippers Game

Would you like to go to the Ninth District Night at a Clippers game? We have a limited amount of tickets available for the Oct. 14 game between the LA Clippers and the Denver Nuggets. Be sure to RSVP with Kari Faithful for your NBA tickets! First-come, first-served. Please call (562) 570-6137.
The Modern House Call for Women

This month California First Lady Maria Shriver is hosting a free health and financial services clinic for women in Long Beach. From October 22 to October 24 The Modern House Call for Women will provide comprehensive health, wellness, and financial services all under one roof and available at no charge to women in need.

Free health services will include medical, dental, vision and wellness care, and the event will also feature educational exhibits and counseling services provided by non-profit organizations and government agencies to encourage healthy lifestyles and preventive care.

Please click on the image below to enlarge.


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