In This Issue
Arts Council for LB
Expungement Workshop
Gas Pipeline Project
LBYouth411
I-710 Freeway Closure
Graffiti Removal Programs
Neighborhood Clean-Up Assistance
S.T.A.R. Report Form
Energy Rebate Program
Park Classes and Registration
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

Neighborhood Assn.

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  • Starr King Neighborhood Assn. - will NOT meet July 6 due to the North Division Leaders meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the N. Long Beach Police Substation - 4891 Atlantic Ave.

 

 

  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

Visit the 9th District Community Website 

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www.insidedistrict9.com
is a forum for open dialogue between community residents and the council office. You can also receive up-to-date news for the 9th

District.  

 

Be sure to refer to the site often for real time updates! 

New Field Office Hours! 


 

The 9th District Field Office now has new office hours. The new office hours are:
 Monday Through Wednesday
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

If you would like to meet staff outside those hours, please schedule an appointment by calling 562-570-6137.

9th District Council Office
6335 Myrtle Avenue.
Long Beach, CA 90805
Phone: 562-570-3319
FAX:

562-422-3852

 

S.T.A.R Task Force


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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.

 

If you would like to report an issue please click here.

 

For more information on

S.T.A.R.

please contact our office at (562) 570-6137

 

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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Issue #55                                                                   September 12, 2011 

Meet This Week's District Captain!

 

 Daniel Sorto

    

    

Daniel Sorto, Grant Neighborhood  

 

"To me, contributing to one's community is crucial to improving one's life. If you don't help others, you can't hope to help yourself."    

 

Facts about Daniel:

  • Ninth District resident for 12 years.
  • An aspiring artist.
  • Interested in getting more involved in the community.   

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.

 

CCM NealDear Neighbors, 

 

 Thanks for reading this week's newsletter. As you already know, yesterday we observed the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Here in Long Beach, we held numerous memorials in remembrance of the victims and families of those affected on that historic day. I extend my own personal thoughts and prayers for the families of those victims.

Last Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council passed the FY12 city budget. Although the budget will cut $20 million in services that may impact Long Beach residents, it is a balanced budget that should place the City of Long Beach on better financial footing. This budget, along with ongoing negotiations, should place the City of Long Beach on a financially sound trajectory. Now that the budget has been passed, in the weeks to come, the City Council will decide what to do with the excess oil revenue in the Uplands Fund.

Last Thursday, President Barack Obama put forth the American Jobs Act; a plan to put Americans back to work and assists small business through tax credits and incentives. During this financial crisis, I personally believe that all levels of government should work toward that same end. That's why, in the weeks to come, I will put forth my plans to do what I can in support of small business and job creation in our community.

Thank you. Have a great week.

 


Sincerely,

 

Steven Neal
Long Beach City Councilmember, Ninth District
Arts Council for Long Beach

  

The Arts Council for Long Beach was established in 1976 by the City of Long Beach to respond to the needs of the growing local arts community and to develop cultural resources. As the city's arts agency, the council functions as a private 501(c)(3) organization. The Arts Council receives annual city contracts, as well as support from individuals, corporations and foundations.  

 

The purpose is to organize, encourage and enhance the cultural environment in the City of Long Beach. By supporting the artists in our community, together we create cultural opportunities and experiences for the people who live, work and play here.

The Arts Council for Long Beach acts as a coordinating and educational organization to foster, promote, encourage and increase the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts in the City of Long Beach.

Our organization structure highlights five programs to support our mission.

  • Neighborhood and Educational Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Grants
  • Marketing Services for Artists and Cultural Organizations
  • Public Art

Clearing A Criminal Record - Expungement Education Workshop

Do you, or someone you know, have an adult or juvenile criminal record that needs clearing? 
 

 

If so, you'll want to attend the no-cost Expungement Education Workshop on Monday, September 12, 2011, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, at the Center for Working Families, 1900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806, 2nd Floor.

 

Participants will receive pertinent information from subject-matter experts on certificate of rehabilitation; information on expungement of adult convictions and sealing of juvenile records; and assistance with completing required expungement forms.

 

For a very straightforward self-help tool for those wishing to file a petition on a Long Beach case, visit 

http://CityProsecutorDougHaubert.com/expungements/default.html

 

 

 

For more information on the Workshop, please call 562.570.WORK. 

  

 


 

Joint Budget Town Hall TeleForum Recap

 

 

Last night's Joint Citywide Budget Town Hall Teleforum was a tremendous success. The final TeleForum report shows that  2,058 residents citywide participated in the Town Hall.

During the call, hundreds of listeners participated in polls and more than 40 residents submitted great questions, 10 of which were asked and answered live.

 

 

What's even more surprising are the responses from these residents when given the opportunity to provide input on how the City of Long Beach should balance its budget.

 

 

Amongst those residents on the call, when asked how the Uplands Fund should be used next Fiscal Year, an overwhelming amount of participants (95%) stated that the funds should be used to restore services like public safety, parks and libraries. Only 5% supported its use on one-time capital improvements.

 

 

About 70% of responders stated that they were not even aware that our city has enjoyed surplus oil revenues for 9 out of 10 recent years.



But the best indicator that residents are concerned about the FY12 proposed cuts to public safety and quality of life programs, is the fact that 170 residents indicated that they are willing to stand up for quality public services by calling and emailing their council members, as well as attending the budget hearing and city council meeting on Tuesday September 6.



For those of you who didn't have a chance to join us on the TeleForum, click here to listen to a recording of the Town Hall. (Special thanks to LBReport.com for posting the forum for all Long Beach residents to hear)

Again, thank you to those who participated. I hope to see you at the City Council meeting on September 6th, at 5 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

 

Sincerely,

 

Steven Neal, Councilmember 9th District

 

Note: This TeleForum was provided at no cost to Long Beach taxpayers. No public funds were used to pay for this Town Hall.  

Six-Week Gas Pipeline Project on Cherry Avenue

 

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The Gas and Oil Department (LBGO) is planning to start construction on a gas pipeline project on Cherry Avenue, just south of Artesia Boulevard to replace several leaking valves.  The work is planned to start on Friday, August 26.  ARB, Inc will be performing the work for LBGO. 

There will be lane closures on Cherry Avenue, south of Artesia Boulevard, Artesia Boulevard, east of Cherry Avenue, Artesia Boulevard, west of Cherry Avenue and Gardenia Avenue, north and south of Artesia Boulevard.  Traffic plans have been submitted to Public Works for review.  The LBGO inspector will be contacting the businesses at that intersection.  In addition, the LBGO will be contacting Long Beach Transit for temporary relocations of bus stops in the area affected by construction.  

 

LBYouth411 Programs for Long Beach Youth




lbyouth411 LBYouth411.com was developed by the staff from the City of Long Beach Youth Health Education Programs. We provide information and services to teens in Long Beach and surrounding areas.

  

Presentations & Workshops: Through several programs, staff are able to provide one-time presentations on HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or multi-session workshops that focus on knowledge, skills-building, and behavior change for clients.  All presentation/workshop requests should be made at least 2-4 weeks in advance, and be confirmed with YHE staff. For more information about workshops and presentations, contact Diane Brown at (562) 570-7930 or see program information below for a description of available workshops. 

 

For more information about LBYouth411's programs and services head on over to www.lbyouth411.com.


Environmental Service Bureau Offers Assistance


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The Environmental Services Bureau offers assistance and information in Recycling, Refuse Collection, Street Sweeping and Parking Enforcement, and Household Hazardous Waste issues. Take advantage of this winner of the "Nation's Best Solid Waste Management Prorgram" award today.
I-710 Freeway Closure - September 23 - 26

  

 

FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES COMING TO I-710

  

 

Bell to Downey - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct ten weekends of 53-hour Extended Closures and Full Freeway Closures on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) as part of the Long Life Pavement Rehabilitation Project from the Glenn Anderson Freeway (I-105) connector to Atlantic Boulevard in the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, South Gate and Downey.

EXTENDED WEEKEND CLOSURES are scheduled for the following weekends:
∑        August:  5-8; 12-15; 19-22; 26-29         
∑        September:  9-12; 16-19; 23-26; 30-October 3   (No construction Sept.2-5, Labor Day)
∑        October:  7-10; 14-17                         

FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES will occur in both directions and twice during each weekend on:
∑        Friday at 11:59 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m.
∑        And again on Sunday at 11 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.


Each Extended Weekend Closure begins on Friday night at midnight with a six-hour (12:01 to 6 am) FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE to install moveable median barriers.  When the freeway re-opens to traffic on Saturday at 6 a.m., the median barriers will guide all motorists to shift to the northbound side of the freeway.  This allows construction crews to work on southbound I-710 and motorists to continue their commutes throughout the weekend using a reduced number of available lanes.  Then, on Sunday at 11 p.m., another FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE will be in place to remove the temporary moveable median barrier in time for the Monday morning commute.

The following ramps and connectors will be closed throughout each weekend:

CLOSED on-ramps to northbound I-710:   
Eastbound & westbound on-ramps from Imperial Highway, Firestone Blvd. and Florence Ave.

CLOSED on-ramps to southbound I-710:   
Eastbound & westbound on-ramps from Atlantic Blvd., Florence Ave. and Firestone Boulevard

CLOSED off-ramps from southbound I-710:   
Eastbound & westbound off-ramps at Florence Ave. and Firestone Boulevard

CLOSED Freeway Connectors:   
Eastbound & westbound I-105 to northbound I-710

RESTRICTIONS:  Speed reduced to 45mph. No oversized loads permitted due to narrow lanes.   
DELAYS & DETOURS: Motorists can expect delays. Use alternate routes and marked detours.
SCHEDULE:  Closures are weather-permitting and are subject to change.
PROJECT DETAILS: The work is part of the I-710 Long Life Pavement Project from Firestone Boulevard to Atlantic Boulevard to rehabilitate aging pavement and provide the roadway with several decades of service life, improved pavement performance and a smoother ride for the traveling public.

Ninth District Offering Reusable Bags To Residents

Reusable BagsThe 9th District has a limited amount of reusable bags to give away to residents. With the phasing out of plastic grocery bags in Long Beach beginning August 1, this is a great opportunity receive a reusable and environmental friendly bag. Be sure to get yours while supplies last.

For more information please contact the council office at 562-570-6137 or e-mail district9@longbeach.gov.



The Animal Care Services: Rescue and Return


Animal Care Services



Finding Your Animal

We highly recommend all of the following steps in order for you to find your missing animal:

  • Review the Lost and Found Gallery for pictures of impounded animals.
  • Check the Animal Care Services holding kennels/cages for your pet. Dogs are housed in Cottages 6 and 7. Be sure and check both the inside and outside of the kennels. If you do not find your dog in these Cottages, please ask an Animal Care Services staff member to check Cottage 5 - our isolation and Quarantine sections.
  • Cats are housed in our Cat Cottage. If you do not find you cat in the cottage, please ask an Animal Care Services staff member to check our feral, isolation and Quarantine sections.
  • For other types of pets, please ask staff for assistance.
  • Check the daily impound list for pets impounded, taken to the veterinarian injured and those picked up deceased.
  • Check the Lost and Found Book and Bulletin Board for your pet. Please add your pet to them.
  • It is not uncommon for a lost pet to wander for several miles, so search at least 7 blocks in either direction.
  • Check with veterinary hospitals, the mail carrier, meter reader, delivery people and other shelters. (If the pet may enter into another shelter's jurisdiction).
  • Keep checking our kennels/cages as often as possible in person - this is truly the only way to determine if your pet has been impounded.
  • Check the lost and found section of the Press Telegram.
  • Also check the City of Long Beach's cable channel: Home Town TV8 for Lost But Found that features animals from Animal Care Services.


For more information click here.

City of Long Beach Animal Care Services
Department of Health and Human Services
7700 E. Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 908015
www.longbeach.gov/acs

 

Long Beach Graffiti Removal Programs

Graffiti ProgramThe City of Long Beach has a well-earned national reputation for its innovative and effective programs for controlling the modern blight of graffiti.

These include a Free Paint Program for property owners choosing to remove the graffiti themselves; a Graffiti Removal Program which utilizes a professional Paint Contractor to insure perfect paint match when necessary; and, a Graffiti Hot-line for citizens to report "graffiti sightings" or request free paint.


 





Free Paint Program

 

WHAT IS THE FREE PAINT PROGRAM?

The Free Paint Program provides free paint to be used specifically for removing graffiti from the exterior of buildings. 


WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE FREE PAINT PROGRAM?

Any owner or occupant of private property located in the City of Long Beach is eligible to receive free paint for the purpose of removing graffiti.


HOW DO I GET THE FREE PAINT?

Call the 24-hour GRAFFITI HOTLINE at (562) 570-2773. Leave your name, address, daytime telephone number, and the exact location of graffiti on the property that you own or occupy. City staff will then verify the location of graffiti. You will receive a voucher number and information on how to pick up your free paint. 


Graffiti Removal Program


WHAT IS THE GRAFFITI REMOVAL PROGRAM?

It is a City-operated program to remove graffiti from private property as quickly as possible in order to improve neighborhoods and discourage further graffiti. The program is offered citywide at no cost to property owners or tenants.


HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

Just call the 24-hour GRAFFITI HOTLINE at (562) 570-2773. Leave your name, address, daytime phone number, and the exact location of graffiti on your property. After we have your written consent to remove graffiti from the property, a licensed painting contractor or volunteers will remove the graffiti within about two weeks. Every effort will be made to match colors, but the cleaned, processed, or coated area may not match precisely.


WHAT PROPERTIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM?

Properties eligible for continuous removal services are limited to single-family homes, apartment buildings of 4 units or less, and small neighborhood serving commercial/retail buildings of less than 2,000 square feet.


WILL ALL GRAFFITI BE REMOVED FROM MY PROPERTY?

Graffiti will be removed only from portions of the property visible from a street. In alleyways, graffiti will be removed only within 100 feet of the alley entrance as measured from the street curb.


CAN I GET FREE PAINT TO REMOVE THE GRAFFITI?

Yes! The City encourages private citizens individually or collectively to remove graffiti from private property. Such efforts expedite removal of graffiti and can significantly reduce the expenditure of public funds. 


Call the 24-hour GRAFFITI HOTLINE at (562) 570-2773. Leave your name, address, daytime telephone number, and the exact location of graffiti on the property that you own or occupy. City staff will then verify the location of graffiti. You will receive a voucher number and information on how to pick up your free paint.


HOW DO I REPORT GRAFFITI ON OTHER PROPERTY?

Just call the GRAFFITI HOTLINE. Report the exact address location of the graffiti, your name, address, and daytime telephone number. City staff will then contact the property owner to obtain consent to have the graffiti removed.

 

Utilize The Neighborhood Resource Center For Community Projects 

 


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The Neighborhood Resource Center (425 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA) assists neighborhood organizations to increase their effectiveness and to improve their neighborhoods by providing:

FREE ACCESS TO:

 Computers, Printers and Internet

 Fax Machine, Typewriter

 Neighborhood Association Flyer Boxes

 Community Meeting Room--for Meetings and Workshops

 Los Angeles County Bar Association's Center for Civic Mediation (formerly called Dispute Resolution Services


RESOURCE LIBRARY MATERIALS:

 Apartment and Property Management

 Community Based Organizations

 Community Gardens

 Disaster Preparedness

 Funding Sources

 Neighborhood Associations

 Nonprofit Organizations

 Parenting

 Public Safety

 Street Trees

 Youth Opportunities 


INFORMATION ON CITY OF LONG BEACH SERVICES:

 Code Enforcement Referral Forms

 Health Department Referral Letters

 Long Beach Police Department

 Neighborhood Clean-Up Assistance

 Neighborhood Improvement Strategy

 Neighborhood Watch Information

 Safe Streets Now! 


FOR NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECTS and EVENTS -- Materials for check out:  
 Address Stencils and Paint

 Coffee Urn

 Easels

 Electric Etcher

 Flip Charts

 Ice Chests

 Markers

 Money Box

 Tables

 Chairs

Slide Projector and Screen

 

LIBRARY WITH BOOKS ON:

 Property Management

 Deeds

 Forming a Nonprofit Corporation

Fundraising

 Drug and Nuisance Abatement

 Neighbor Law 
 Safe Homes and Safe Neighborhoods and more!


For more information, please call 562-570-1010  or contact neighborhood_resource_center@longbeach.gov. Located on Atlantic Avenue 1/2 block north of 4th Street. Parking is available in the rear of the building.
Neighborhood Clean-Up Assistance Program

Do you or your neighborhood group want to organize a neighborhood clean-up? The City of Long Beach has a program to help you do just that.

The Neighborhood Clean-Up Assistance Program provides materials and supplies to community organizations and volunteer groups to clean up their neighborhoods. If your volunteer group wants to improve the appearance of your community by conducting activities such as a graffiti paintout, alley clean-up, or trash and weed removal from vacant lots, the City will provide paint, materials, tools, and even a dumpster to help accomplish your goals.

Click the image below or click here for more information.
Neighborhood Resource Center
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If you would like to report an issue please click here.

 

 

 

 

S.T.A.R. Task Force Report Form   

  

Please use this card to report all instances of pot holes, graffiti, and other blight. You can also report issues by visiting www.insidedistrict9.com. The S.T.A.R. Task Force meets every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. inside the Center for Families and Youth building - 6335 Myrtle Avenue. 

 

If you would like to report an issue please click here. If you would like to request a stack of these cards, please call the field office at 562-570-3319.

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Residential Energy Rebate Program  

 

Rebates 

 

As part of the City of Long Beach's effort to create and implement strategies to reduce total energy use, improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce fossil fuel emissions, the City is launching a Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. This program will be administered by the Department of Development Services and will be available beginning Monday, April 19, 2010 to applicants who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.

To be eligible to participate in the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, applicants must be the owner of a single-family residence, condominium, or live/work unit in the City of Long Beach where the qualified energy efficient product is to be installed. Residential owners who are eligible for the Rebate Program are entitled to the following incentives:

 

  • Rebate of up to a maximum of $500 for the cost of one qualifying energy efficiency product.
  • No-cost permit to inspect the installation of the qualifying energy efficient product.

The Rebate Program is limited to any of the qualifying energy efficient products: 

 

  • Energy Star Solar Hot Water Heater Products.
  • Energy Star Tank-Less Hot Water Heater Products.
  • Energy Star Door, Window and Skylight Products.
  • Energy Star Roof Products.

The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is subject to funding availability and rebates and no-cost permits are available for a limited time only. The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program rebates and no-cost permits are provided on a first come, first serve basis, as determined by the permit application date.

The rebate program helps the City of Long Beach achieve its energy reduction and greenhouse gas reduction goals in the City's Sustainable City Action Plan and creates significant savings on homeowners' electric bills.

These rebates are made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 

For more information about the program, contact Dale Wiersma at Dale.Wiersma@longbeach.gov or (562) 570-6737.

To download an application, click here.

Click on the following links for more information regarding the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program:



 

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.
 
 
City of Long Beach Tree Planting Program

 
 
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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 district9@longbeach.gov with your recommendations.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation, and Marine Classes


The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine offers people of all ages opportunities to improve physical fitness, express their creativity and to just have fun. Parents - There's lots of fun activities for the infant to toddler set. Visit the  Pre-School page. Youth and Teens - learn to build self esteem and confidence with music, art, dance, fashion modeling, martial arts, gymnastics, golf, bowling, tennis, and sailing. Visit the Youth page. Older Adults stay alert and healthy when they engage in activities that challenge body and mind.

Visit Adult Sports Leagues, Long Beach Senior Center among others! For more information click here or call (562) 570-3111.



Ninth District Parks, Recreation and Marine Programs
   


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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:

www.longbeach.gov/park/recreation/after_school_activities/parks.asp.

 

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

http://www.longbeach.gov/park/recreation/seniors.asp.

 

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.

Long Beach Parks and Recreation After School Park Activities

 
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.

   

Long Beach Police Department North Division - Crime Prevention Notice

 

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

 

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Important Phone Numbers

 

Here is a list of phone numbers that will help you resolve issues and concerns faster.
 
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Police:
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

If you would like to report an issue click here.
9Th District Staff Team Contact Information
Ninth District Staff Team:

 

Rex Richardson - Chief of Staff
Kari Faithful - Office Manager/Scheduler
Ricardo Linarez - Field Deputy/Organizer
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  

district9@longbeach.gov  

www.insidedistrict9.com

Office Hours -  

M-F 8AM - 4:30PM 

 

District Office

6335 Myrtle Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90802 

Phone:562-570-3319

Fax: 562-422-3852  

Office Hours -  

M-W 9:30AM - 1:00PM

 

*If you would like to report an issue please click here.