Inside District 9

October 15, 2010
In This Issue
District Captain
LB Vets Parade
Councilmember Message
JPAC Photos
Modern House Call
Halloween Safety Tips
100 Black Men Health Fair
Night at the Aquarium
Important Phone Numbers
Weekly Axiom:

Respect Yourself - You have to live in such a way that you can respect yourself and be treated with respect by others.
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings


  • Coolidge Triangle Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Coolidge Park Clubhouse 352 E. Neece St.
  • DeForest Park Oct. 21, 7 p.m. DeForest Park Clubhouse, 6255 DeForest Ave.
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

jordan panthers

Tonight at 7 p.m., come out and cheer for our Jordan Panthers as they face off at home against Millikan.
6500 Atlantic Ave.
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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For more information please visit the City of Long Beach District 9 website.
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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!


Lupe Velasco, Grant Neighborhood
"I am involved in my community so I can be informed of what is happening in my neighborhood. This will help me communicate to my neighbors about the exciting things in the 9th District."

Lupe is committed to:
  • Reporting unmonitored vacant properties
  • Making sure her community is informed
  • Increasing community participation
  • Attending Grant Neighborhood Association meetings
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal

Hello neighbors,

Welcome to another issue of Inside District 9. I'm very excited to let you know about an exciting new development in our campaign to "Build a Better Ninth District." We are in the process of setting up an all-new Community Outreach Website for the communities of the 9th District. This tool will enable us to have a system in place so that we may continue to be effective in our Phase I program of our Building a Better 9th District - "Imagination Infrastructure and Involvement". We will have more exciting updates on this project in the weeks to come.

Secondly, as I mentioned in last week's newsletter, we are rolling out the 9th District Sidewalks, Trees, Alleys and Roads Task Force (STAR). The first meeting of the STAR Task Force will take place on Monday, October 18, at 6PM at our field office at Houghton Park. This is a great opportunity to work together with community members toward building safer and cleaner infrastructure.

Please click below to watch my video to the 9th District as I speak about some of the latest news coming from the 9th District Office.

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Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District
Jordan Parent Advisory Council (JPAC) Photos


The Jordan Parent Advisory Council (JPAC) meeting was held this past Wednesday. This purpose of this meeting is to inform parents and community members about important updates at both Jordan campuses and address concerns that directly affect our community. Please click the image above to view more photos from that evening.

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

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.
Please click on the image below to enlarge.


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