The 3rd District news & updates
December | 2021
Upcoming Events
City of Long Beach Council Meetings
Tuesdays @ 5:00PM

Edison Scholars
October 1st - December 13th, 2021

Bixby Park Monthly Cleanup
December 4th, 2021

Belmont Shore Winter Village
December 4th, 2021

Free Christmas Concert
December 11th, 2021

Naples Island 75th Annual Boat Parade
December 18th, 2021

Make Music Winter
December 21st, 2021

*More information for all events can be found under "3rd District and City Community Events". Check it out!
City Phone Numbers
Helpful and important City phone numbers are included at the bottom of the newsletter. This contact information can be used for a variety of city services such as:
  • Graffiti
  • Pot Holes
  • Noise abatement
  • Broken Curbs
  • And much, much more!
Councilwoman Suzie Price
Greetings!
Happy December!

I hope that the Thanksgiving holiday was enjoyable for all of you. My family and I had the opportunity to travel back to West Virginia where my husband, Mark, was born and raised. We enjoyed connecting with our nieces and the rest of Mark’s family, including his grandmother who is almost 99 years old!

It was a great experience for our boys as they got to experience the differences between the state of West Virginia and California and appreciate all the greatness that both have to offer. We had a great time but we were happy to get back home last week. There’s really no place in the world I’d rather live than right here in Long Beach.

The month of December is going to be a very festive, yet busy month for me and the City Council. As the chair of the Port, Transportation, and Infrastructure Committee, I expect that we will spend a lot of time this month working on better understanding the federal infrastructure bill and what that means for the city of Long Beach. I hope to have at least 2 PTI meetings during the month of December so that we can be in a good place to hit the ground running at the start of the new year.
I know that one of the biggest projects for me in the 3rd district is the repaving of Studebaker Road. Trust me, that is a major priority for me and has been for over 4 years. We are getting there and I hope the federal dollars can be used to fill our funding gap.

Additionally, I am very focused on making sure we acquire the necessary funding to replace the pumps in Alamitos Bay so that we can ensure the water quality remains at an acceptable level for all those who swim in the bay.

I encourage you to reach out to my office if you have your own infrastructure recommendation. We will consider all of the input we receive as we set the priorities for the city for the coming years.

I wanted to take a moment to share with all of you that the boundaries of the 3rd district have changed as a result of the recent redistricting process. Unfortunately, several communities that were part of the 3rd district for many decades are now in different districts. So, to our neighbors in Bluff Park, Bluff Heights, Park Estates, Bixby Hills, Marina Estates, and College Park Estates, we will miss having you as part of the 3rd district. Don’t worry, you are in great hands with your new representatives.
To our neighbors in the Bryant, Zaferia and recreation Park neighborhoods, we welcome you to the 3rd district. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be doing my best to meet as many neighbors who are new to the district as possible. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to set up a meeting or to make the connection. My team and I look forward to serving you to the best of our ability.

Finally, I want to wish all of you a peaceful and joyous holiday season. It has been quite the year. There have been many ups and downs and uncertainties. Together we have braved the unknowns and developed a sense of community that we would not have otherwise known existed. I am truly grateful for that. I am in awe of the hundreds of residents who reached out to me through the redistricting process and who cared so much about the future of our communities that they made it a point to attend commission meetings and weigh in on the process. Your engagement has restored so much hope in me for a brighter 2022!

Happy holidays.
Suzie Price
Councilwoman, 3rd District
3rd District Community News
December Vaccinations Clinic
As the Holiday Season approaches be sure to stop by LBCC’s Liberal Arts or Pacific Coast Campus to receive your free and safe COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot! 
 
Long Beach Public Health Department administers Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer to all students, faculty, and the general public.
 
December Schedule
 
Liberal Arts Campus (LAC)
Location: Parking Lot I | Clark Ave. & Carson St.
Thursday, December 2nd: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, November 9th: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, November 16th: 10:00am – 12:00pm
 
Pacific Coast Campus (PCC)
Location: Parking Lot 1 | PCH & Orange Ave.
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
** PCC ONLY: Pfizer vaccines are available to children ages 5 to 11 years old. **
 
Appointment suggested and available 72 hours prior to each clinic.
 
Get vaccinated today at LBCC!
 
Jalesia Duran
LTE - Public Relations Coordinator
Long Beach City College
P: (562) 938-5268
Community Meeting Recap
In response to recent break-ins occurring in neighborhoods throughout Council District 3, Councilwoman Price called a community meeting to address the rising issue. This past month, Councilwoman Price, along with the new East Division Commander Michael Richens, met with residents at Fire Station 14 to hear their concerns on the recent break ins, and discuss solutions to solve the issues in the neighborhood in the future. The meeting was very productive, and we look forward to continuing these conversations with residents to ensure safety in Council District 3! 

Mollie Wilson
3rd District Legislative Assistant
December Activities in Long Beach
The holidays have arrived and Long Beach is lit up and ready to celebrate! 


  • Visit 2nd and PCH for holiday events all month long. From visits with Santa, live performances, to movie screenings, 2nd & PCH has something for the whole family!
  • Take a stroll through the Historic Rancho Los Alamitos to explore one of the Third District’s most treasured locations! Enjoy music and light refreshments during your visit to the Rancho. 
  • The Long Beach Playhouse is featuring performances of A Christmas Carol throughout December. Supporting live theater with family and friends is a great way to spend the holidays
  • Enjoy the Naple’s Neighborhood light displays at the 75th Annual Boat Parade! Watch the decorated boats on Naples Island.  

Mollie Wilson
3rd District Legislative Assistant
Holiday Safety Tips
As we head into the holidays, we want to ensure your loved ones and belongings stay safe throughout the season! Below are some tips from the Long Beach Police Department to stay safe while shopping, at home, and at work! LBPD reminds residents that “If You See Something, Say Something” and report suspicious activity by calling (562) 435-6711 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.
Mollie Wilson
3rd District Legislative Assistant
3rd District and City Community Events
Friends of Bixby Park Monthly Cleanups
December 4th, 2021
Event:   Monthly Cleanup
When:   Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Time:    9:00AM-11:00AM
Where:  Bixby Park 130 Cherry Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
 
Contact us: 

FOBP is reestablishing our Park monthly cleanups. Join us at the Bandshell in Bixby Park.  Meet new friends and neighbors while making a difference at our local neighborhood park. A little bit of your time can make a big difference. Post the attached flyer in your building's common area. 
Stick around afterward and enjoy the Farmers Market!
 
Gloves, bags and pickers, will be provided...
all you need to bring is your mask and a smile under it!
Together we will practice litter picking and social distancing!

Thank you for helping make Bixby Park a great place to visit!
See you then.

FOBP
2021-2022 Edison Scholars
Belmont Shore Winter Village
December 4th, 2021
Join Belmont Shore on December 4th from 4-8pm for the Winter Village!

All along 2nd street will be local performances, arts, crafts, dance parties, Santa, and so much more.

You won't want to miss out on this family friendly event!
FREE Christmas Concert
Saturday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.
Tickets required.
Justin Rudd! & his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) present the Southern California Brass Consortium. Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo, Belmont Shore. Masks required.

BRING THIS: Organizers are asking concert attendees to bring peanut butter, breakfast cereal, boxes of macaroni and cheese, and/or canned fruit that will be donated to the COA food bank, or toys and treats for shelter dogs/cats for CAT’s Operation Santa Paws, JustinRudd.com/santapaws


Sponsors include the Port of Long Beach.
JustinRudd.com/concert
Naples Island 75th Annual Boat Parade
December 18th, 2021
Naples Island 75th Annual Boat Parade's theme this year is "Diamonds on the Bay"!

The event will take place on December 18th, 2021

Whether you participate in the event or you watch the event - everyone will be sure to have a great time!
Make Music Winter
December 21
"Make Music Day - Winter" event featuring the Jazz Angels, some music classes at CSULB's OLLI program and the Club of Harps.
Business Spotlight
Elfin Children's Boutique
Every local business has a story worth sharing with the community. And that’s the belief behind these articles – to shine the spotlight on all our favorite local businesses, and to learn a little about the ones we may not know that well.

A newly opened business in the 2nd & PCH shopping center is Elfin children’s boutique. Melissa Marks and Staci Nicole Pearlman are the owners of this adorable business. They specialize in hard-to-find, carefully curated clothing and accessories for kids.
All the brands they carry are women-owned, and most are locally made. They also offer hand embroidery on anything purchased in the store for an additional fee. They opened their first Elfin in Woodland Hills and have now found Long Beach to be a special community that they wanted to be a part of. Here is a little bit of history found on Yelp:

Established in 2020. We've always been passionate about dressing our littles in outfits we'd wear ourselves but noticed a void when it came to a one-stop-shop for fashionable and functional items for mamas and minis.
Between our combined 25+ years in the fashion industry and 5+ (and counting) years as mamas, we came together to create just that - a curated space to shop, get inspired, and connect. We love simple details, whimsical prints, modern silhouettes, organic cotton, feel-good fabrics, muted hues, sustainable designs, and unisex staples. We're committed to curating a collection of items that have been tried, tested, and loved by us (and our little ones). Nothing makes us happier than supporting and encouraging small businesses like our own and making sure everything we sell is high-quality, thoughtfully made, and designed with your mini in mind.

Elfin is definitely a shop for functional and fashionable pieces for mamas and minis.
Hours:
10 AM – 7 PM Monday – Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM Sunday
Location:
2nd & PCH – ground floor between Vissla and Peloton
6400 E. Pacific Coast Hwy

Contact:
Phone: (310) 579-2920
Email: hello@elfinlosangeles.com
Lisa West
3rd District Director of Business Relations,
Programming and Outreach
Artist Spotlight
Doug Kurtz

Finding artists in the 3rd District every month is always interesting because of the vast differences and similarities each artist exhibits. Doug Kurtz is an artist so much so, it’s quite possible you’ve already seen his work around the city. This month’s new featured artist is not so new around the area and is also a local Belmont Shore resident. Doug worked for LBUSD for 20+ years and has introduced art therapy programs for children with autism. As far as public art, if you’ve gone to Poly High School or have a kid that goes there you’ve definitely seen his work at the Poly High School Playhouse. 
You might also recognize his work from the East Village Arts District Mural.

Doug’s passion for art has developed into helping students with autism. He’s helped create art therapy programs and coordinate art mural projects for students to be a part of. Doug has seen students with autism make breakthroughs during art therapy by them finding comfort and confidence in themselves and work. Patrick Moreno from CSULB Dept. of Journalism interviewed Doug back in 2012 about his education program with LBUSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oTXxpN16z4
Currently, Doug is working on finding projects to beautify the Long Beach Coastal Districts and hopes to continue sharing his work throughout the city. To view more of his artwork visit his website at:



Gabriela Yates
3rd District Field Deputy
Did You Catch Suzie In November?
Poinsettia Planting
Community Meeting with East Division Police Commander
Naples Island Veterans Day Celebration
Menorah Lighting for Hannukah
Goodbye Brunch for Michael Axe
Accelerate LB Filming
3rd District Neighborhood And Association Meetings
Alamitos Heights Improvement Association - AHIA Meetings calendared Quarterly. Please visit their website for more information.

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

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

Bluff Park Community Meeting
Please check their website for meeting details

Friends of Belmont Shore
First Thursday of each month, 6:00 - 8:00 PM via Zoom
Visit their web site for the zoom link

Friends of Bixby Park
Please check their website
Greenbelt Heights Neighborhood Association
All neighbors welcome!
Regular meeting: 3rd Tuesday at 8pm-9pm
917 Bennett Ave., LB
2nd Sunday neighborhood clean-up at 9am

NW Belmont Park Community Watch
Approximately every 3 months as determined
Third District Field Office
Email Carleton Carlson for meeting confirmation at CarletonCarlson@aol.com 
 
Peninsula Neighborhood Association
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

Stoneybrook Villas Association Meeting
3rd Wednesday of each month
7:00 PM - Clubhouse at 500 Bellflower Blvd

Do you have a community or neighborhood meeting that you would like to add to the 3rd District calendar? Email: District3@longbeach.gov  
Important Phone Numbers For City Services
Abandoned Shopping Cart
(800) 252 – 4613

Broken / Inoperable Traffic Light (562) 570 – 2768

Broken Curb
(562) 570 – 2726

Broken Street Light
(562) 983 – 2000

Broken Parking Meter
(562) 570 – 2741

Damaged Banner
(562) 570 – 5333

Damaged Mailbox
(800) 275 – 8777

Damaged or Missing Tree Grate (562) 570 – 2726

Damaged Sewer
(562) 570 – 2726

Damaged Bus Shelter
(562) 591 – 8753
Damaged Trees
(562) 570 – 2700

Graffiti on Buildings
(562) 570 – 2773

Gas Emergency
(562) 570 – 2140

Leaking Fire Hydrant
(562) 570 – 2390

Noise Abatement
(562) 570 – 4126

Overflowing Sidewalk Trash Can (562) 570 – 2876

Pot Hole
(562) 570 – 3259

Shoes on Powerlines
(562) 570 – 2726

Trash in Street
(562) 570 – 2876 OR (562) 570 – 3867