Inside District 9

October 22, 2010
In This Issue
District Captain
Councilmember Message
Modern House Call
Harbor Cruise Reminder
Important Phone Numbers
Weekly Axiom:

People - It's the way people are that counts, not the way you'd like them to be.
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings


  • North LB Project Area Committee (NorthPAC) Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. North Division Substation 4891 Atlantic Ave
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

9th District Casework Numbers:

*Since taking office in July, we currently have 108 cases open and 88 closed.

jordan panthers

Tonight at 7 p.m., come out and cheer for our Jordan Panthers as they face off at home against Lakewood.
6500 Atlantic Ave.

Community Harvest Festival
  • Oct. 31, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Light & Life Christian Fellowship North5951 Downey Ave. Long Beach, CA
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!


Sabrina Sanders, Hamilton Neighborhood
"If we all did just a little bit for our community, imagine what our world would be like. I hope that my involvement in my neighborhood will help Long Beach be better for all of us."

How Sabrina will help "Build a Better 9th District" by:
  • Workforce and small business development
  • Higher education advocacy
  • Joining the Sidewalks, Trees, Alleys, and Roads Task Force (STAR)
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal

Hello neighbors,

Welcome to another issue of Inside District 9. This week, we bear an unfortunate and distressing update for our community.

As you may have already learned, on Wednesday evening, Senator Jenny Oropeza passed away at Long Beach Memorial Hospital at approximately 9PM. On behalf of the communities of the Ninth District, we extend our deepest and sincerest condolences to the families, friend and loved ones of Senator Oropeza.

Since 1975, Senator Oropeza led a life of public service here in Long Beach, from serving as Student Body President at Long Beach State and progressing through the ranks of government to the height of representing Long Beach to the State Senate. Her memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Monday, October 25 at 1PM - 4471 Lincoln Ave., Cypress, CA 90630.

Secondly, I would like to report that this past Monday was the very first meeting of the Sidewalks, Trees, Alleys and Roads Task Force. This community-empowered group will help to address problems and blight in our public rights of way by identifying common issues such as pot holes, street lighting, small curb repairs (3-5ft), bent and/or degraded traffic signs, graffiti, and abandoned cars. If you would like to personally make a request for a repair, please call my office at 562-570-6137. If you're interested in joining the STAR team, just call 562-570-3319.

October 28 is the North Long Beach Project Area Committee at the North Division Police Substation located at 4891 Atlantic Ave. I invite everyone in the 9th District to come to this very important meeting and hear about the exciting developments in North Long Beach.

Finally, I would like to encourage all Ninth District residents to do your part to help spread the word about all of the exciting community updates by signing up your friends, families and neighbors to receive the "Inside District 9" weekly newsletter. You can do this by forwarding this newsletter directly to a friend or calling (562)570-6137.

Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District
The Modern House Call for Women

mhcThis month California First Lady Maria Shriver is hosting a free health and financial services clinic for women in Long Beach. From October 22 - 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.


Halloween Safety Tips


Halloween is right around the corner and this time of the year can be fun for children and adults. Although this is an exciting holiday, and we encourage the 9th District to practice safety measures to ensure an exciting night!

  • Be sure your child's activities are age-appropriate
  • All children should be accompanied by an adult
  • Only visit homes that are well lighted and never go into a stranger's house
  • Stay on the sidewalk and only cross at corners
  • Stay in well populated areas and never cut through alleys or parks
  • Apply reflective tape to your child's costume or use glow sticks for better visibility
  • Use face paint rather than masks that may block your child's vision
  • Map out your route ahead of time and carry a flash light with you
  • Ensure tips of any props (pitch fork, sword, etc.) your child is carrying are smooth
  • Be cautious of animals
  • Inspect your child's candy before allowing them to eat it
  • Program the Long Beach Police Department's Communication Center's phone number, (562) 435-6711, into your cell phone and report any suspicious or illegal activity immediately
  • Call you local park to find out what Halloween activities are happening.
  • Houghton Park - 562-570-1640
  • Ramona Park - 562-570-1665
  • DeForest Park - 562-570-1620
  • Coolidge Park - 562-570-1618

Light & Life Christian Fellowship - North Community Harvest Fest.

Light & Life Christian Fellowship North will be hosting a free Community Harvest Festival for all kids and families to enjoy on Sunday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Festival will feature games, prizes, cotton candy, a jumper and bungee-run attraction, plenty of candy and a DJ to get the party started!

The newly opened community center will be dressed as an intriguing "House of Hope" where participants will be led through a series of real-life problem situations ending with an inspirational message of hope.

Light & Life Christian Fellowship-North is a multi-cultural church located on 5951 Downey Avenue. Light & Life Christian Fellowship's Lead Pastor is Dr. Larry Walkemeyer. For more information about the church, go to

100 Black Men of Long Beach Breast Cancer Symposium

Saturday, October 30 at Houghton Park from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. is the 100 Black Men of Long Beach Breast Cancer Symposium. This is an opportunity to educate women and families about breast cancer. 6301 N. Myrtle Ave. Long Beach, CA. Click on the image below for a larger image.


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

Here are links to the different applications you may use for the parade:

Night at the Aquarium - Nov. 18

Join Councilmember Steven Neal and your fellow 9th District neighbors for a Night at the Aquarium. The event will be Nov. 18, 2010 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Long Beach Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Way.
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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
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