APRIL 2021
For the Love of Trees, Part 2: 
The Ongoing Benefit of Requesting
a Tree for Your Parkway
In a previous newsletter, I discussed replacing a gaping hole in your parkway where a diseased city tree was removed with an Evergreen Pear, which is on the approved list of trees for Long Beach. However, one of our neighbors recently requested the Pyrus Calleryana, also known as a Callery Pear, as a second tree for their parkway to shade the east side of their house to match the other Pyrus Calleryana on the west side of their house.
Who’s on 3rd? (Street that is…)

Who’s on 3rd? Everyone and everything is on East 3rd Street now, especially lots of pedestrians, neighbors walking dogs and their children with strollers, scooters and bikes. I’ve lived on the east end of Bluff Heights Neighborhood on 3rd Street between Redondo and Coronado Avenues for twenty years. I also lived in Bluff Heights in the 1970s when I was a student at CSULB. I am a member of and Secretary of the Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association (BHNA) Board of Directors, and I joined the Board in 2019 in order to help keep our neighborhood thriving and safe. My main concern with the Bluff Heights Neighborhood has always been the unsafe conditions on 3rd Street.
Debbie Davis Enhances Wood’s Natural Beauty

Many people in the neighborhood probably know Debbie Davis, an energetic blond who serves as the Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association Board Treasurer. She’s been a resident on Vista Street for more than 15 years.
Nick Nicola, AKA "The Barber of East Fourth Street"

Nick Nicola, aka “The Barber of East Fourth Street,” was born into a Greek-heritage family on the Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus in 1946 and he has been the “master barber” at Spiros' Barber Shop since April of 1977. 

John Bazz: The Blasters, Bass, and Bluff Heights

Longtime Bluff Heights resident John Bazz has played bass guitar for Americana band The Blasters (and several other bands) for more than 40 years.
Fighting Back, A Memoir of Jewish Resistance in World War II

I just made French onion soup and as I was putting it in the refrigerator, I realized how many bits of food such as plastic bags full of wilted lettuce and leftovers I had in the refrigerator. .
Dine Out, Take Out, Don't Miss Out
 Help support our restaurants, brewpubs, wine bars and lounges during the 6th annual Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week.
April 1-15, 2021–presented by the Grunion Gazette. More information HERE. 

David Benoit Livestream Concert (Saturday)
Expect to hear 40 years of Benoit’s work, including a sneak preview from his brand new album, plus perennial favorites and a special tribute to his jazz piano heroes. Tickets range from $25 to $40. Show starts at 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Unforgettable Musical Experience
Block x Block is a collective of six musicians who love playing music with each other and for the community. They are all members of the Pacific Symphony in Orange County and residents of Long Beach. They are performing on
Sunday April 18th at 5 p.m. on the front lawn of 229 Coronado Avenue.
Bring your beach chair. Masks and social distancing are required.

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

Please Support Local Businesses, Especially Our Sponsors:
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
Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital
Flamin Curry
Gallagher's Pub and Grill
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!