In This Issue
Discover Photos and Videos
Redistricting Commission
Budget Workshop
Healthy Kids and Teens
Black Caucus Scholarship
After School Activities
Family Fitness Program
Most Popular
Foreclosure Workshop
Neighborhood Map
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

Neighborhood Assn.


  • College Square Neighborhood Assn. - Every 1st Monday  7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.


  • Coolidge Triangle Neighborhood Assn. -Every 3rd Wednesday 7 p.m. Coolidge Park Clubhouse 352 E. Neece St.     


  • DeForest Park Neighborhood Assn. - Every 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m. DeForest Park Clubhouse 6255 DeForest Ave.   


  • Executive Board Meeting - Last Wednesday of the Month 7 p.m. Houghton Park Clubhouse, 6301 Myrtle Avenue.   


  • 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.  


  • Houghton Park Neighborhood Assn. - Every 1st Thursday 7 p.m. 6301 Myrtle Ave.   


  • Starr King Neighborhood Assn. Every 1st Wednesday 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.


  • Community Action Group - Every 1st Sunday 2 p.m. LBPD North Division Substation 4891 Atlantic Ave.


  •  North Project Area Committee Every 4thh Thursday, 6:30 p.m. North Division Substation 4891 Atlantic Ave. 
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

Visit the NEW 9th District Community Website 

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will be used as a forum for open dialogue between community residents and the council office as well as provide up-to-date news to the residents of the 9th



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



Dine In The 9

DINE IN 9Introducing El Nuevo Altata Restaurant!


El Nuevo Altata is a Mexican restaurant located in the 9th District that offers a variety of appetizing dishes. Stop by and try their carne asada burrito!


El Nuevo Altata Restaurant  

6800 Long Beach Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90805



Open Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun.  

11 a.m. - 9 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.


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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 #35                                                                     April 22, 2011 

Meet This Week's District Captain!











Liliana Carrillo, DeForest Park Neighborhood


"I want to be involved in my community because I grew up in North Long Beach and I want to give back to my neighborhood so that I can set a good example for my children." 


Facts about Liliana:

  • Active in the Starr King walking groups and weekly clean-ups.
  • President of the Starr King Parent Teachers Organization.
  • Assists with helping the Starr King and DeForest Park Neighborhood Associations


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 NealWelcome neighbors to the new and improved "Inside District 9" weekly newsletter, your source for the latest community news and updates.

As always, you will find up to date community news and information, however in the weeks to come, the information on this newsletter will correspond to our new community website,

For those of you who may not already know, last night our community experienced a temporary power outage in North Long Beach. The rough boundaries of the impacted areas were the neighborhoods adjacent to South St., west of Cherry, up to 63rd St. The heavily impacted streets were Harding, Poppy and 63rd St. As of early this morning, all residents had their service restored.

Next, at last Tuesday's city council meeting, I submitted a new "Healthy Food and Vending" policy that bans sodas and sugar sweetened beverages from vending machines on city property. The policy also requires that city sponsored programs provide healthy snacks and drinks at our meetings and events. We are the largest city in the state of California to pass this policy, and it sets a great example for our local corner stores and businesses to follow. By offering healthier food options, hopefully we can inspire local businesses to do the same. I would also like to recognize District Captain David Leonard who attended the council meeting and brought tens of youth from the "Weed and Seed" program.

Also, I would like to invite North Long Beach families to our Healthy Kids and Teens Day at Ramona Park, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. It is sponsored by my office, British Petroleum, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, St. Mary Medical Center, Omega Psi Phi Zeta Rho Chapter, Long Beach Parks and Recreation, and the Long Beach Health Department - CFY, Family Support Program.

I would also like to thank those of you who have sent me your well wishes related to my back injury. I hope to be back up and running in the weeks to come.

Lastly, I want to wish a Happy Resurrection Day to the families of North Long Beach.




Steven Neal
Long Beach City Councilmember Steven Neal, Ninth District

Discover North Long Beach Community Showcase Photos and Videos 

Click on the image or video below to view more photos from the Discover North Long Beach Community Showcase. We would like to give a big thanks to Bill Pearl and Joe Mello from and Alex Norman for providing photos from the event.

We would like to extend special thanks to the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, Primestor Development, Palm Desert Development, Long Beach Yellow Cab, Long Beach Police Department, and Long Beach Workforce Investment Network for co-sponsoring the showcase.

We would also like to extend further thanks to the Discover North Long Beach planning committee, Darlene Broom, Dan Pressburg, Sue Vanzant, Anna Soto, Crystal Howard-Johnson, Krystal Allen, and Tony Foster for meeting every Monday for the past 6 weeks and executing a wonderful program.

Lastly, we want to thank all of the volunteers, specifically Dave San Jose and the Bikes 90800 group, and the neighbor associations for providing much needed help with set-up and take down.
Click on the image above to view more photos. Photos credit: Joe Mello - and Alex Norman.

Councilmember Neal welcomes everyone to the 9th District Community Showcase. Even though the event ended earlier than planned, we still consider it a victory.  Rough numbers have attendance at 250 people during the first hour and a half.

Long Beach Councilman Neal's welcome to the first 9th District Showcase
Long Beach Councilmember Neal's welcome to the first 9th District Showcase.Councilmember Neal speaks to LB about 9th District Showcase.

Councilmember Neal speaks to LB about 9th District Showcase
Councilmember Neal speaks to LB about 9th District Showcase

California Citizens Redistricting Commission 




Citizens Redistricting Commission

Commission Business Meeting - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Public Input Hearing - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Long Beach City Council Chambers (City Hall)

333 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Interactive Budget Workshop - 4/28/11
How would YOU balance the budget? Join Assemblymembers Bonnie Lowenthal, Warren Furutani, Isadore Hall in cooperation with Next 10, an independent nonpartisan organization at an interactive budget workshop.

Experience for yourself using high tech "clickers" in a hands-on Budget Challenge.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Expo
4321 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

For more information or to RSVP, visit or call (562) 495-2915.
Budget Workshop
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Healthy Kids and Teens Day - 4/30/11
On April 30, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Ramona Park is the "Healthy Kids and Teens Day" health fair. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this event that will be filled with fun and great information on how to live a more healthier lifestyle.

Health Fair English
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Health Fair Spanish


California Legislative Black Caucus Youth Leadership Scholarship


BLACK CAUCUSThe California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship Program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. Scholarship candidates must be full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university. Graduating high school seniors with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning are also eligible. The amount of each award is $1,000.00.


To be eligible for selection, candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. and must complete the CLBC Scholarship Application and Personal Statement essay describing why they want to be selected. In addition, two letters of recommendation and a certified copy of the most recent transcript are required and must be submitted with the application and essay.


To identify your representative please visit the California Legislative Black Caucus website at On the front page under "Find Your Representative" enter your zip code. The applications must be received at the appropriate representative's address on the last page of the application by May 31, 2011.




Friday, April 1, 2011 - Applications available

Wednesday, May 31, 2011 - Application period closed

Friday, June 24, 2011 - Scholarship Recipients Announced


Click here to download the CLB Scholarship Application.


Long Beach Parks and Recreation After School Park Activities

The Aquatic Center Family Fitness Program

 The Aquatic Center is partnering with Coca Cola to provide families with a health and fitness program. The program focus is to assist families with weight loss, lowered cholesterol or blood sugar, increased physical activity, increased time spent together, and/or improved nutrition.


Families will have the opportunity to participate in our aquatic exercise program as well as beach and park activities as well.

In addition, each family will receive $200. This is an eight week program to provide a great opportunity to the community to promote better health and fitness to children and adults.   

Family Fitness Program 
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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


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.

Foreclosure Workshop 



What homeowners need to know to save their home from foreclosure NOW or in the future...


Know your options...avoid foreclosure

Whether you're in foreclosure now or worried about it in the future, we have information that can help.





Loan Modification


Repayment Plans

Short Sale

FHA - Partial Claim

Deed In Lieu


Chapter 13 Repayment Plan

Chapter 7



  May 5th, 2011 at 7PM

Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807- 4068
For more information call: 1-877-828-8877 

Limited seating

Site Planning and Design of North Library
Please join Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, 8th District, Councilmember Steven Neal, 9th District, and Long Beach Development Services Staff for a community discussion on site planning and design of the North Village Branch Library.


***Although this date may change, it is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. - Noon at the North Neighborhood  Library, 5571 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805.


For more information please contact Tony Foster at 562-570-6393, 


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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  

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.

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


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


Library Design 
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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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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
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
Ericka Rhyne - Field Representative/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

Office Hours -  

M-F 8AM - 4:30PM 


District Office

6335 Myrtle Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90802 


Fax: 562-422-3852  

Office Hours -  

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