Inside District 9 

Building a Better Ninth District 

Issue # 29     

                                                        March 4,2011
In This Issue
Councilmember Message
Nine In The News
Atlantic/Artesia Community Meeting
Library Meeting Photos
District 9 Neighborhood Map
North Village Spring Fwd
Latinoo Leaders Reception
Crime Prevention Tips
Get Familiar with Nixle
Park,Rec., Marine Programs
North LB Walking Club
Tree Planting Program
Map of the 9th District
Weekly Axiom:
Finding That Person - To keep an organization alive you've got to find that person who has to do something about it.      
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings



  • Community Action Group - Every 1st Sunday 2 p.m. LBPD North Division Substation 4891 Atlantic Ave.  
  • College Square Neighborhood Assn. - Every 1st Monday  7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • Starr King Neighborhood Assn. Every 1st Wednesday 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • Houghton Park Neighborhood Assn. - Every 1st Thursday 7 p.m. 6301 Myrtle Ave.   
  • Good Neighbors of NLB - Every 2nd Tuesday 7 a.m. Spires Restaurant 1935 Del Amo Blvd.
  • Grant Neighborhood Assn. - Every 2nd Thursday 7 p.m. Community Presbyterian Church Corner of 64th/Orange Ave.  
  • Coolidge Triangle Neighborhood Assn. -Every 3rd Wednesday 7 p.m. Coolidge Park Clubhouse 352 E. Neece St.     
  • DeForest Park Neighborhood Clean-Up - Feb. 12, 8 a.m. 167 South St.
  • DeForest Park Neighborhood Assn. - Every 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m. DeForest Park Clubhouse 6255 DeForest Ave.  
  • Executive Board Meeting - Every 4th Wednesday 7 p.m. Houghton Park Clubhouse, 6301 Myrtle Avenue.   
  • North Project Area Committee - Every 4thh Thursday, 6:30 p.m. North Division Substation 4891 Atlantic Ave.   
  • Bicycle Master Plan Workshop - March 12 Expo Center 4321 Atlantic Ave. Bike Ride - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & Community Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

Dine In The 9

Introducing Dominguez Pizza!

Dominguez Pizza is a restaurant located in the 9th District that offers a variety of appetizing pizzas. Stop by and try their pepperoni pizza!

 Dominguez Pizza  

6176 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90805



Open Mon.- Thurs., Noon 9 p.m.

Friday - Saturday, Noon - 10 p.m. 

S.T.A.R Task Force  

Do you care about maintaining your Sidewalks, Trees, Alleys, and Roads? Then join the S.T.A.R. Task Force!

The S.T.A.R. Task Force is a committee of residents who work to ensure that all instances of pot holes, graffiti, and other blight are reported to our office for the purpose of maintaining our Sidewalks, Trees, Alleys, and Roads (STAR).

Beginning in March, S.T.A.R. will meet every second Monday at 6 p.m. at the Center for Families and Youth building. 6335 Myrtle Ave.

Fore more information on S.T.A.R. please contact our office at (562) 570-6137  

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Jordan Parent Advisory Council (JPAC) 

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JPAC Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of every month.

Jordan High School Library/Media Center
6500 Atlantic Ave.
(562) 423-1471
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Meet This Week's District Captain!


 Perpetua Omoruyi, Hamilton Neighborhood

"I want to be involved in my community, and the best way to get my voice heard and to get things done."   
Facts about Perpetua:
  • Interested in issues addressing homelessness.    
  • Interested in activating the Hamilton Neighborhood Association.
The District Captain program provides opportunities for 9th District residents to get involved in our community. For more information on joining the District Captain Program please call our office at (562) 570-6137. 
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal


Hello neighbors,

Welcome to   another issue of the "Inside District 9" weekly newsletter.

This has been a very significant week in our community. On Tuesday, March 1, the Long Beach City Council voted to move forward with approving the reconstruction of Paramount Blvd in the Ninth District, from Candlewood St. to Artesia Blvd. This project utilizes Federal money to the sum of over $1.5 million and will not impact out city budget. This is a tremedous victory for our community, especially the residents on the east side of our district. I would like to acknowledge St. Francis Neighborhood Association President and District Captain, Eileen Oien, for coming to the council meeting and expressing support for this project on behalf of the community. Construction will begin in 45 days. In the weeks to come, please stay tuned for a public groundbreaking ceremony.
  Secondly, I would like to acknowledge two former Jordan High School, Performing Arts students, Jacob Lusk and Clint Gamboa for advancing to the final 24 on American Idol. I think our community would take great pride in knowing that the Performing Arts program at our local high school breeds world class talent. Jacob has advanced to the final 13, and we wish him luck.
  Next, as you all may know, the Ninth District rests entirely in the Redevelopment Agency North Project Area. The Governor's proposals to eliminate redevelopment agencies are a real threat to progress in our community. Although no final decisions have been made, I want to reassure you that my office will do all that we can to ensure that our projects will move forward. In the meantime, I would like to emphasize the point that there is no better time than now to step up and get involved in our community. The strength of our community rests with the strength of the people.  
Lastly, I would like to invite you all to the next Long Beach City Council meeting, where I, along with Councilmembers Garcia and Andrews will request a "Food for Thought" resolution in support of "Healthy School Zones" in the city of Long Beach. In the weeks to come, I will introduce multiple pieces of legislation that address the issue of healthy food options in our community.

Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District 

Nine In The News: Anticipated Eatery Topic of Meeting - Uptown Gazette 

Uptown Gazette The Uptown Gazette featured an article regarding the Atlantic and Artesia Restaurant Project Community Meeting on March 5 at Jordan High School in the cafeteria at 10 a.m.

The city's Redevelopment Agency and Ninth District City Councilman Steve Neal are bringing developer Primestor Development Inc. to discuss development of a full-service, sit-down restaurant on the site... To read the full article click here.

To read the Uptown Gazette's recap of the North Village Branch Library Community Meeting, just click here.

Atlantic at Artesia Restaurant Project Community Meeting 

Long Beach City Councilmember Steven Neal, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, and Primestor Development invite you to get Involved in "Building a Better Ninth District!" This will  be a community meeting regarding the restaurant project at Atlantic and Artesia.  


The event will be March 5, 2011 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. inside the Jordan High School cafeteria which is located at 6500 Atlantic Ave. Come out and participate in the redevelopment of 6600 Atlantic Ave. This is your opportunity to give your input on the future of your community. 


Atlantic and Artesia Flyer 
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North Village Branch Library Community Meeting Photos

On Saturday, February 26, Councilmembers Steven Neal and Rae Gabelich along with Long Beach Redevelopment Services Staff hosted a community meeting that discussed the design and planning of the North Village Branch Library. Approximately 50 people attended this meeting and provided valuable input for the development of this soon-to-be Ninth District library.
Library Community Meeting 
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Council District 9 Neighborhood Map  

Below is a map of the Ninth District Neighborhoods. This map will help you become familiar with your surrounding neighbors and community. If you would like to download the map, just click here: Council District 9 Neighborhood Map.
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North Village Springs Forward Event 

Save the date! Councilmembers Steven Neal and Rae Gabelich, along with the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency and the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network invite you the North Village Springs Forward even. This is a community event for businesses, residents, and youth. Come on out discover what's going on in the North Village area.


Library Design 
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  NV Spring Fwd
Latino Leaders Reception in Long Beach 

The California Latino Legislative Caucus would like to invite you to a Latino Leaders Reception taking place at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) located at 628 Alamitos Ave in Long Beach, CA on Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  This event is the first Latino Leaders Reception taking place this year.  The Latino Caucus established the Latino Leaders Reception series 2 years ago and has held six very successful mixers every year throughout California.  These receptions provide community leaders an opportunity to interact with elected officials, to share ideas, and make connections.   


This event is scheduled to cover the Long Beach area and is free and open to the public.  However, all we ask is for you to RSVP your attendance to by Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by 5:00 pm with the following information:
Please feel free to invite others to attend the event.  Thank you for your continued support.  I look forward to seeing you at the Latino Leaders Reception in Long Beach on Thursday, March 10, 2011. 


Latino Leaders 
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Long Beach Police Department North Division - Crime Prevention Notice 

Below is very useful information from the  Long Beach Police Department on how to prevent burglary. 


Library Design 
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Get Familiar with Nixle  

NIXLEWhat is Nixle?

Nixle is a Community Information Service built exclusively for secure and reliable communication. The Nixle service is built on the most authenticated, secure, reliable, and high-speed platform, ensuring communications are trusted and accurate.

Why is Nixle important?

Until now, there has never been an authenticated and secure service that connects municipal agencies and community organizations to their residents in real-time, with the same ease and in the same way that current services such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter provide users with an unauthenticated platform for connections. Nixle solves this problem by providing ONE standardized service for consumers to receive immediate and credible neighborhood-level public safety and community information, via SMS, email, or web.

Discover The Ninth District Parks, Recreation and Marine Programs  



9th Long Beach City Council District Parks, Recreation and Marine Programs


Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine offers many recreation programs at the six programmed parks in the 9th City Council District. Residents can view monthly calendars of events for each 9th District park on the Department's web site at:


Each calendar has the supervised hours and a listing of the various activities for each day. Senior citizens can view the Houghton Park senior program calendar at


9th District Parks


Coolidge Park   Coolidge Park is located at 352 Neece Street south of Artesia Street and west of the Long Beach Freeway. The 6.1-acre park offers a basketball court, softball field, playground, picnic area and a community center. For more information, call (562) 570-1618.


Ed ''Pops'' Davenport Park

The 11.6-acre park is located at 2910 E 55th between Candlewood & South. The park was named in memory of Long Beach Police Officer Corporal Ed "Pops" Davenport.  Residents can enjoy a sports field, two half-court basketball courts, a walking path and a playground. Call (562) 570-3150 for more information.


DeForest Park

DeForest Park has many recreational amenities including a basketball court, community center, playground, racquetball court, softball field, tennis court and a volleyball court. The park encompasses over 50 acres including the 34-acre DeForest Nature Trail along the Los Angeles River to the south the Call (562) 570-1620 for more information.  


Houghton Park


Houghton Park at 6301 Myrtle Avenue has a large community center, a Skate-BMX Park, baseball, softball and soccer fields; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a picnic area and playground on 26.4 acres. The park offers many recreation programs and services for youth, teens and seniors. Call (562) 570-1640 for more information.


North Long Beach Community Center 

The North Long Beach Community Center at 2311 South Street has activities including basketball, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts and homework help. Call 562-570-8046 for more information.  

Ramona Park
The 7.2-acre Ramona Park at 3301 E. 65th Street has a community center, fields for baseball, softball and soccer; tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, and a playground and picnic area. Call (562) 570-1665 for more information.

South Street Parkway

The 1.5-acre South Street Parkway adds beauty and open space to the neighborhood at South Street and Jaymills.

North Long Beach Walking Club  

The North Long Beach Walking Club meets Tuesday mornings at Houghton Park from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Please bring water, a hat, and sun block. For more information call Luz at (562) 570-7910.  


NLB Walking Group  

City of Long Beach Tree Planting Program


City Of Long Beach Tree Partnership Tree Planting Program


The 9th District is presented with an opportunity to plant 100 trees throughout the community with the assistance of the Tree Partnership Tree Planting Program Grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Trees planted through this grant must be planted on public property and can be planted either by individuals or neighborhood groups.

We are calling 9th District residents and neighborhood groups to action by recommending locations to plant trees. Here are the requirements when considering your recommendation: 


1.      All trees must be planted on city-owned, public property such as parkways between streets and sidewalks.

2.      All property owners will be required to agree to maintain a planted tree by signing a tree maintenance agreement form prior to the planting of any tree.

3.      All trees require a planting permit from the Department of Public Works.

4.      Community groups organizing a tree planting will be responsible for accounting and submitting documentation of volunteer hours.

5.      Community groups requesting assistance with labor for tree planting should contact our office for more information. The grant only provides funding for trees and planting supplies and does not include funding for tree or concrete removal, establishing new tree wells, etc.


Please contact the 9th District Council at 562-570-6139 or with your recommendations.



Bike Racks in The 9th District 

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 Have you noticed the interesting shaped bike racks popping up all over the Ninth District? In an effort to make the Ninth District more bike and pedestrian friendly, Councilmember Neal is looking for key locations for bike racks in our community. If you have an idea of a location, then feel free to contact 562-570-6137 for more details.
Map of the 9th District


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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
Ninth District Staff Team:


Rex Richardson - Chief of Staff
Kari Faithful - Office Manager/Scheduler
Ricardo Linarez - Field Deputy
Ericka Rhyne - Field Deputy
Floyd Hampton Livingston - District Communications Organizer


City Hall Office 

Civic Center Plaza, 14th Floor 

333 W. Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90802 

Phone: 562-570-6137 

Fax: 562-570-6659 


District Office

6335 Myrtle Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90802 


Fax: 562-422-3852