Inside District 9

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010
In This Issue
District Captain
Councilmember Message
Map of the 9th District
Holiday Safety Tips
Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Important Phone Numbers
Weekly Axiom:

Brick by Brick - It isn't hard to organize if you take it granule by granule, brick by brick.
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings


  • College Square Dec. 6, 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • North PAC Regular Meeting Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. LBPD North Division Substation 4891 Atlantic Ave.
  • Starr King Dec. 1, 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • Community Action Group Christmas Party Dec. 5 Contact Dan Pressburg for more information:
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of Inside District 9, your source for community news and updates.
Meet This Week's District Captain!


Bryant Crook, Starr King Neighborhood

"People have died for rights that we take for granted. I must give back so I can be the role model my children look up to."

Facts about Bryant:
  • Resident of the 9th District for 6 years
  • Resident of the DeForest Park Neighborhood
  • Interested in safety and youth program
  • Excited about bike lanes and learning about city programs
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal

Hello neighbors,

This holiday season, the communities of the Ninth District have a lot to be thankful for.

I am grateful for family and good friends. I am thankful for a terrific and committed Ninth District staff team. And I am especially grateful for the opportunity to serve such a dynamic and hardworking community as we work together in the years to come to "Build a Better Ninth District" and a better city of Long Beach.

But as we enjoy our Thanksgiving holiday, please remember that each of us has a commitment to help those who are less fortunate. This Thanksgiving, please consider assisting those in need by volunteering or contributing to a local food bank.

Here are two local food banks with volunteer opportunities:

Lastly, in these difficult economic times, I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Assemblymember Isadore Hall to deliver 50 Turkeys to North Long Beach families who otherwise may not have been able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District
Map of the 9th District


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Thanksgiving in the 9th District

dinnerThis year, the Ninth District has been host to numerous Thanksgiving activities.

On Saturday November 20, Andy Street Multi-family Improvement District hosted a "Community Clean-up and Thanksgiving Fest. Ninth District families received turkey baskets, grocery store vouchers, and participated in games and activities for the whole family.

Also, this Tuesday, Councilmember Steven Neal and Councilmember Dee Andrews partnered with Long Beach native and NFL star, Willie McGinnis and the Long Beach Browns to assist 100 Long Beach families with Thanksgiving dinner.

The community waited with great anticipation as they exchanged their letters of support from the council offices to receive a $100 gift card to Albertson's. While shopping, the Long Beach Browns Little league football team assisted with picking up heavy items, pushing their basket, and even assistance to the car. Although the event was small it made a significant difference for Long Beach families in need.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Media credit: Jeff Gritchen/Press-Telegram

Holiday Safety Tips


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Safety Tips For The Holidays


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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