Horace Mann Elementary School Rocks
By Theresa Marino

If you pass by the playground at Horace Mann Elementary School bordering 3rd Street on the north, you will see a mural of the school’s mascot, an Orca whale, with the words “Mann School Rocks.” Last week, I interviewed Mrs. Fiala, who is in her fifth year at Mann. Horace Mann is our hidden gem of a school in Bluff Heights. They really do take great care of our children, our families and our community. Every child and adult will agree that there is something special here.
For the Love of Trees – Part 3
By Maria Kootsikas

There are 60 trees on the city list of approved trees that may be planted in your parkway. Having so many choices might be a paradox until you consider that all trees are not created equal; however, there is a perfect tree for every spot. The Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association (BHNA) canvassed a small section of Bluff Heights to find that there are almost 50 trees missing from different parkways. This small survey provides a snapshot within the perimeter of Bluff Heights showing a need for replacement parkway trees. Over a year ago, several beautiful magnolias were removed on Vista Street due to disease. BHNA contacted the city of Long Beach to learn that this area can receive up to 50 trees to be planted at one time with support from the community.
An Interview with a Good Neighborhood Doctor

The first impression was a little strange. When I went to visit local chiropractor Dr. James Dohn at his business address of 3215 East Broadway (right across the street from the now-closed Café Piccolo), I found a small, neatly lettered sign that said “For entry to Dr. Dohn’s office please go around back to an alley entrance – DO NOT ENTER BY THIS DOOR!”
POW! WOW! Returns to
Wow Us
It’s been two long years since the last batch of vibrant, eye-catching murals popped up around the city of Long Beach.With last year’s festival postponed due to the pandemic, the 6th annual POW! WOW! Long Beach is making a triumphant return at the end of September.
The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes

In today’s world, we can read a book on a mobile device, by listening in the car, or the old-fashioned way with a book in your lap. It’s all about the words, not the way you read them.
Chromebooks and MiFis Available to Rent for Free at Long Beach Public Libraries

The Long Beach Public Library is expanding its new Tech To-Go program, which launched in April 2021. With this lending service, you can check out a Chromebook and a MiFi hotspot for free!
9/11, Remembered
Presented by the Long Beach Camerata Singers
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Marine Stadium Park, 5:30pm
Join us in honoring and remembering those who were lost on September 11th, 2001 with an evening of music and unity. The 12-voice ensemble will present works by American composers, beginning with music that memorializes our shared experience, and ending with pieces that offer words of hope and unity for our future.
More Information HERE

Fall Harvest Festival
The BHNA Board has decided to postpone the Fall Harvest Festival.
More details are coming soon.

Fresh Produce at Local Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets and farm stands are great places to browse, sample, and buy fresh produce and handmade products. Visit the market at Bixby Park (130 Cherry Avenue) every Tuesday starting at 3:00 p.m. and every Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. 
Find more details HERE.


District 2 - Councilwoman Cindy Allen (562) 570-2222

District 3 - Councilwoman Suzie Price (562) 570-6300

Jeff Anderson
Anderson Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Pacific Estates
2883 E Spring Street STE #100, Long Beach, CA 90806
Toll Free: 800 784 2616
Mikle W. Norton
Kohr Group Realty
5222 E Los Altos Plaza, Long Beach, Ca 90815
Cell 562-577-5021

Ms. Theresa Marino
Theresa on 3rd
Neighborhood Advocate & A Neighbor Who Cares
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Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital
Flamin Curry
Gallagher's Pub and Grill
Granny's Donuts
Hot Java
Hug Life Ice Cream
La Parolaccia Osteria
Nice Alterations and Tailoring
Park Pantry
Tru Nature Juice Bar
Syndicate Barber Shop
The Wine Crush
The Bluff Heights Neighborhood and Historic District is a great place to live. Your $10 of support will go a long way toward making your neighborhood even better through our communication outlets, community events, and critical activities!
THANK YOU to all the neighbors who have already donated!