Happy June! 

These days are flying by as we approach the half way mark of 2016.  Even though summer is not technically here until June 20th,  the warm weather welcomes many outdoor activities Long Beach has to offer.

The Long Beach Unified School District's last day of school is June 16th.  Soon our streets will be filled with children and families enjoying the summer break.  Camps, as well as our Long Beach Junior Lifeguard program will also be ramping up toward the end of June.  Bike safety is always a priority for me so look out for those cyclists and always obey the laws of the road when biking.

Next Tuesday there will be an election as I am sure you are aware. We are in the midst of a Presidential Primary which will be at the top of your ballot next Tuesday, but there are many important choices for you to make further down the ballot other than Hillary, Trump, or Bernie. You will be able to vote for your representatives in Washington and Sacramento as well as judges, a District Attorney, and County Supervisor, as well as state, city, and school board measures. Although these down ballot votes have not gotten the same level of media attention as the presidential race, they are also incredibly important. 

So, I encourage you to make your voice heard because it is those who show up, or mail in their ballots that shape the decisions that affect us all. Participating in the democratic process is not only a right we all share but an essential responsibility I hope you will accept next Tuesday June 7th. 

Should you have additional questions please feel free to reach out to  my office any time at (562)570-6300.
Lastly, I'd like to give a big warm, "Happy Father's Day" to all the devoted and loving father's in our community.  You are shaping the future of your young child(ren).  You raise them to become adults and support themselves and the community they live in.  I'm so grateful of my husband Mark and the leadership, adoration and love he provides our two boys.  I couldn't serve this community without him.

Looking forward to a great month!   

Suzie Price 
Recreation Park Volleyball Court Grand Opening - June 4

A newly refurbished sand volleyball court is the latest sports amenity at Recreation Park. The new court will have a grand opening on June 4 at 1:30 PM with Councilwoman Suzie Price, Mayor Robert Garcia, and many members of the community as well as Parks, Recreation and Marine staff in attendance.

The new sand volleyball court is larger than the old court, and has an area of play consistent with standard sand court specifications. New drainage features, poles and netting were also installed.  A new court edge has also been created from a softer material instead of concrete.  This will make court play safer and provide a more pleasant seamless transition to the surrounding landscape. 

Recreation Park is known for its many sports facilities including the fly casting pond, lawn bowling greens, Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Joe Rodgers Softball Stadium, Blair Field and two golf courses. The new volleyball court is an excellent addition for residents to stay active and have fun at the park. The free-use courts are available on a first come first serve basis.

The approximately $45,000 project was funded from FY 14 One-time Appropriations for Parks, Playgrounds and Library Infrastructure.

For more information about the new Recreation Park volleyball courts, please call 562.570.3150. Recreation Park is located at Deukmejian Dr.
--- by Jane Grobaty   
Park, Recreation & Marine Department 
3rd District Community Meeting - June 23

Hear ye hear ye! It's that time again, for Councilwoman Suzie Price's monthly 3rd district community meeting extravaganza! This month's Community Meeting is being held at the Long Beach Yacht Club (6201 E Appian Way) on June 23rd at 5:30PM.  It will have everything you can imagine,  including an update from the Councilwoman on district and city wide issues, reports from the Police and the Fire Departments, and a presentation from Christopher Koontz from Development Services.  Christopher will be discussing the project formerly known as SEADIP, now going by SEASP.  Carnival attractions and a live circus will be at an extra charge.* 

Dinner will not be served so come with a hungry mind but a full belly and please RSVP by Monday June 20th to jack.cunningham@longbeach.gov.

*actual carnival attractions and live circus not available at this location or any other Suzie Price Community Meeting

--- by Jack Cunningham
 3rd District, District Office Director
Inaugural Swim of the Buoy Line - June 26 

On Sunday June 26, 2016 please join us to "play in the bay"! Vice Mayor Lowenthal and Councilwoman Suzie Price will celebrate the new Bay Shore Buoy Line and unveil new water quality signs. The Bay Shore Buoy Line measures 500 yards; every 100 yards is marked by a buoy. This permanent, measured open water course is the first of its kind in the nation. The line demonstrates the City's commitment to promoting "swimmability" as a critical part of a livable city.

 Join us for the inaugural swim! In addition, we will celebrate new water quality signs, which allow beach goers to easily ascertain the water quality. The event starts at 2 pm at the corner of Ocean Blvd and Bay Shore Drive.

--- by Rachael Tanner
City of Long Beach, Dir. of Special Events
3rd District Neighborhood and Association Meetings

Belmont Heights Community Association
2nd Wednesday of each month
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Belmont Heights United Methodist Church

Belmont Shore Resident Association
2nd Thursday of each month
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bay Shore Library

Friends of Belmont Shore
Last Thursday of each month (except for November & December)
6:00 - 7:30 PM 
St. Bartholomew Meeting Hall

NW Belmont Park Community Watch
Approximately every 3 months as determined
Next meeting:  June 18th 9am at 340 Nieto
Third District Field Office
Email Carleton Carlson for meeting confirmation at CarletonCarlson@aol.com 
Peninsula Beach Preservation Group
Alamitos Bay Yacht  Club
Next meeting:  June 9th, 2PM
Do you have a community or  neighborhood meeting that you  would like to add to the 3rd  District calendar? Email:   jack.cunningham@longbeach.gov  
Long Beach Museum of Arts

The Long Beach Museum of Arts is located at 2300 East Ocean Boulevard.   As the summer months approach, bring the family to this wonderful asset, right in our backyard.

Hours of operation are:
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
Friday - Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*$7 Adult
*$6 Seniors (over age 62) & Students with Valid I.D.
*Free for Members and children under 12

Free admission Fridays are sponsored by LA County Arts Commission

This is the last month to see the current exhibitions. "Transformed by Fire: A Collection of Contemporary Ceramics" closes June 12, and "Beyond the Frame: New Media Arts from Taiwan" closes June 19. Visitors can also dine at Claire's at the Museum Restaurant and shop in the Museum store.  For more information, please visit lbma.org or call 562-439-2119.

Please also mark your calendar for Councilwoman Suzie Price's "STATE OF THE 3rd DISTRICT."  On Sunday, September 25th we will be at the Long Beach Museum of Arts to highlight all the wonderful accomplishments for the 3rd District and feature what's to come for our community.  This will be a family affair, so please come to enjoy this amazing celebration. 
--- by Antonella Schaub
3rd District, Communications Director
Take a Ride on the Aqualink

On May 21st Long Beach Transit's Aqualink resumed its seasonal operation. The Aqualink is a high speed boat that makes you want to ride public transportation; these brightly painted yellow, red, and purple boats travel between Alamitos Bay Landing, the Queen Mary, and Rainbow Harbor.    Long Beach Transit has been operating its water taxi service since the late 1990s and has grown in popularity in recent years, carrying over 55,000 passengers during its seasonal operation. Additionally, in February of this year the City celebrated the completion of a new ADA accessible Aqualink public dock located at Berth 3 at Alamitos Bay Landing adjacent to the Boathouse on the Bay's outdoor patio. 

Service will run until September 5th, for the Aqualink schedule and list of fares, which ranges from $1- $5, please visit lbtransit.com. Don't let summer pass by without taking a ride on the Aqualink.

--- by Julie Maleki
3rd District, Chief of Staff
New Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine Department

Marie Knight recently became the new Director of the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department. Marie has 27 years' experience in local government and nonprofit leadership. Most recently she was the Director of Community Services for the City of Orange, a post she held for the past 9 years. Knight also spent time with the City of Newport Beach, as the Director of Recreation and Senior Services, as well as having served as the Director of Boys & Girls Clubs in Orange County Alliance and the Leisure Services Manager for the City of Garden Grove.

We look forward to her wealth of experience and knowledge and the great impact she is already having on the department. 

--- by Jack Cunningham
3rd District, District Office Director
Dean Anthony Salon

After 14 years of calling Naples home, on April 26th, 2016 Scott and Michelle Shelton, combined two of the most sought after salons in Long Beach in order to create the ultimate salon experience.

Long Beach residents, Scott and Michelle began developing the foundation of their brand in 1994 when Michelle started her journey behind the chair. With focus on guest experience, ongoing education and developing new talent, Scott and Michelle opened Bella Salon of Naples in 2002. Seeking to fill a void in the local hair industry, Bella was able to provide an experience that consistently put guests at the forefront, fulfilled their expectations, and elevated what it meant to give each guest "full service".

In 2005 Scott and Michelle introduced Long Beach to its first & only exclusive men's salon- Dean Anthony Salon. This concept was created for men who had a desire for luxury in a space dedicated specifically to them. In 2009, after 4 years of dominating the "men's only" market, the Shelton's recognized that their true passion was and had always been to cater to both men and women. Dean Anthony has since reinvented itself as the "go to" space for luxury, offering a highly trained and educated staff & housing the top brands in the hair industry. With over 1500 unfiltered guest reviews as seen on their website, a newly signed 10 year lease, and a consistently full schedule catering to the who's who of Long Beach, their idea has proven to be the best decision yet.
This past Spring, after relocating the entire Bella Salon of Naples staff to the space where Dean Anthony has resided for the past 10 years, the Shelton's made the decision to elevate their brand even further. Dean Anthony underwent a full renovation and remodel; introducing custom European chairs, a private shampoo room, & endless upgrades at every turn.

Throughout these transitions, the foundation of the Shelton's brand has never faltered. Guest centered service with a consistently elevated experience has been a staple in the culture at Dean Anthony Salon and what you can come to expect when you enter their doors.

So, if you have yet to experience Dean Anthony Salon, what are you waiting for? Give them a call at 562.434.3326.

Dean Anthony
5287 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, Ca 90803

Salon Salon Drew
11110 Los Alamitos Blvd Ste. 105
Los Alamitos, Ca 90720

--- by Lisa West 
3rd District, Business Relations Liaison 
City Council Updates
City Council Meetings are held every Tuesday evening, with the exception of the last Tuesday of the month when council is "dark."  Meetings are held in City Hall - Council Chambers (333 W. Ocean Blvd.) at approximately 5pm.  Times do change, so please check with our office or website for exact times. City Council meetings are open to the public and we encourage your attendance, especially if there is an important topic up for discussion.
Charter (channel 3) and FIOS Verizon (channel 21) subscribers can view the City Council Meetings on their televisions or you can live stream the video through LBTV.com,  View City Council Meeting.  
Agenda items change on a weekly basis so please check the city website for the most current agenda.  The City Clerk is required to post the City Council Agenda the Monday, a week prior, to the Tuesday of City Council Meeting.   View agenda items  
Important agenda items coming this month are as follows...

June 7 - NO CITY COUNCIL MEETING due to elections
June 14 - check agenda
June 21 - check agenda
--- by Antonella Schaub
3rd District, Communications Director
New Bike Share Program Comes to Long Beach

With warm weather on the horizon and longer hours of daylight many residents are choosing to pick up a bicycle to run errands around town or even commute to work. Long Beach, like many other metropolitan cities is advancing opportunities for bicycle mobility to reduce traffic congestion and to promote healthier lifestyles. With funding from a federal grant, the City purchased 500 bicycles and 50 stations to create a network of rentable bikes. The City Council awarded a contract to CycleHop for the installation, promotion, and operation of the City's first Bike Share program. CycleHop has successfully rolled out 10 Bike Share locations with a total of 100 bicycles available for public use. Residents are able to register for a membership, locate bicycles, and reserve them for use by visiting the following link www.longbeachbikeshare.com . This new program has been in operation for one month and CycleHop is ready to deploy more stations, which will connect downtown Long Beach to areas such as Belmont Shore and Cal State Long Beach.
While on your bike this summer please remember the following four basic safety tips:
* Maintain control of your bicycle.
* Protect yourself-reduce the risk of head injury by always wearing a helmet.
* Be visible, alert, and communicate your intentions.
* Ride with traffic.

In addition to the safety tips above, please remember that riding a bicycle on sidewalks in designated business districts such as Belmont Shore and Bixby Knolls is illegal. Bicycle riding is also prohibited on the Peninsula boardwalk as well as the sidewalk along Bay Shore Walk (bayside of the Peninsula). Please be safe this summer while enjoying our City on your bike!

--- by Julie Maleki
3rd District, Chief of Staff
Electronic Waste Recycling at the Conservation Corps Building 

The Conservation Corps of Long Beach (340 Nieto Ave.)  is now accepting electronic waste for recycling from 8am - 12pm on Saturday mornings.  If you need further information on this program, please contact the Conservation Corp of Long Beach directly at 562-986-1249.

--- by Antonella Schaub
3rd District, Communications Director
Events in Long Beach 

69th Annual Naples Improvement Association Pancake Breakfast

June 4th 7 am-11 am
at the Colonnade in Naples
Long Beach Municipal Band begins on Thursday, June 30th at 6:30 PM at Marine Stadium

See you there!

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