Hope your 2019 is off to a solid start. Things have been very busy with the City Council and in District 3. I want to share a few of the important efforts with you. 
 
Colorado Lagoon, as many of you already know, is developing a long-term and sustainable plan for improved water quality. This is a major priority for me and has been ever since I started as your Council representative in 2014.  I am proud to announce that the Colorado Lagoon "Open Channel" project has been approved by the CA Coastal Commission and will next advance to the Port of Long Beach for consideration of investment of mitigation monies.  The goal of this project is to designate the Colorado Lagoon as the first coastal mitigation bank in the State of California and to partner with the Port to encourage them to invest their mitigation dollars locally by purchasing mitigation credits in the Lagoon.  This partnership is necessary for the restoration and long-term sustainability of the Lagoon and it is our hope that the process will continue to move forward as we have prepared and hoped. If approved by the City Council, construction of the Open Channel will last 12-24 months. I will keep you posted on any updates regarding the project.  If approved, the City will develop detours and a construction plan that will mitigate the impacts of construction. 
 
Speaking of construction, you have likely already experienced some of the delays near the intersection of 2nd and PCH, where we are implementing a "complete streets" project.  Complete Streets means that we are building streets that are safer for pedestrians, bicyclists/scooter riders and cars.  We will see new protected bike lanes where scooters, traditional bikes and E-bikes will go (instead of the sidewalk) and we will also see enhanced crosswalks through the intersection.  The project is expected to last until April, so please plan accordingly.  I know it is an inconvenience, as I too travel this intersection multiple times a day, but we will work with the Public Works department to try to mitigate the congestion by encouraging most of the work be done at night and by phasing the project into segments. 
 
Since we are on the topic of infrastructure, many of you know what a huge fan of libraries I am. I am proud of the work I did to bring "Sunday Library Hours" to Long Beach through my pilot program at Bayshore library.  The reality is, however, that Bayshore library needs some TLC.  The building is located at the entrance to one of the most successful  business corridors and charming residential communities in Long Beach. It sits across from the Bay and is seen by millions of residents and visitors each year.  It needs work! I am happy that we recently approved $750,000 to renovate the outside of the facility.  You should expect to hear more information about that as we develop an outreach, design and implementation plan. This is very exciting news. 
 
We also recently approved funding for a new "signature playground" at Rec Park. This area, located at Park and 7th, is a high traffic area and the playground is used by many families each and every day. The playground equipment currently there is outdated and in desperate need of a face lift. We have approved $1 million to redesign this playground and it will be able to accommodate children with ADA considerations through some of the features we are planning to install in this space.  
 
We would not be able to take on Bayshore Library and Recreation Park without Measure A dollars to thank all of you for your investment in our community. 
 
Finally, many of you know that I have been working closely with my council colleagues, especially Councilman Supernaw, to come up with a plan to reopen the Community Hospital.  We continue to negotiate with Molina Wu, the new hospital operators on a financial arrangement that works for all parties.  Thank you to all who have been patiently following along on this journey. We haven't stopped working on it, I promise. We are just in active negotiations, which means we are ethically and legally prohibited from discussing the current status. This is true for all real estate negotiations with a potential buyer/partner (yes, it's true for the Angels discussions too). All I can tell you is that you have a council that is fully committed to the restoration of an acute care facility (an Emergency Room) on the east side of Long Beach. 
 
I hope you all have an excellent March. Please reach out if you would like to meet with me on any topic. You can email me directly at Suzie@suzieAprice.com

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Suzie Price
3RD DISTRICT COMMUNITY EVENTS & NEWS
Community Meeting - March 23rd
 
Please join Councilwoman Suzie Price for a special Community Meeting focused on Tsunami Awareness Week set to take place on March 23, 2019. Our office is partnering with the Disaster Preparedness Bureau, Southern California Earthquake Center, Cal OES, Long Beach Fire and CERT to participate in Tsunami Preparedness Week by hosting our 3rd annual Tsunami Awareness Walk. 
 
Many people have asked: "What is a Tsunami Walk?" A Tsunami Walk is a drill where participants walk a predetermined route from a location in the Tsunami Danger Zone to a location in the Tsunami Safe Zone. This drill allows coastal residents and visitors to learn about simple routes to safety in the event of a tsunami. Much of the Third District is in the Tsunami Danger Zone and it is important to have a plan to get to a Tsunami Safe Zone! This Tsunami Walk will hopefully serve as a reminder of the importance of tsunami awareness and will boost the efforts to make a plan with your families and neighbors! 
 
The meeting will be Saturday, March 23rd and will take place at Will Rogers Mini Park on the corner of Nieto Ave and Appian Way, just outside my Field Office (340 Nieto Ave). The meeting will begin at 9AM with a Resource Fair. The fair will be followed by a Press Conference and updates from my office and City Departments, after which we will all begin the walk! The tsunami walk will begin at about 10:00AM and will take roughly 20 minutes. When we reach our location outside of the Tsunami Danger Zone (Recreation Park Community Center), we will learn about: 
  • The questions to ask when starting your emergency plan
  • The specific needs you might consider pertaining to your unique household or location
  • How to create your own plan
  • The importance of practicing the plan. 
Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to sit on during the Press Conference in the park; you may leave your items in the Field Office, which will be locked, during the walk. This is a rain or shine event! In the event of rain, we will listen to the department updates inside, but please bring an umbrella or poncho with you for the walk. We will have a few available. We will also have refreshments available after the walk at Recreation Park Community Center.  
-By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming, and Outreach
More Great Progress for the Colorado Lagoon
 
The Colorado Lagoon is fantastic, and it is only going to be getting better! Continuing to improve this small treasure in the heart of the Third District is one of the main reasons I chose to run for reelection. It holds a special place in my heart, and as a result I have been deeply involved in every step of its recent improvements along with the amazingly dedicated Friends of Colorado Lagoon. I also want to thank the Mayor for his support on this as well as the incredible work of City staff.    
 
Many of you will remember when the lagoon was nothing more than a stagnant pond filled with run off water. But, today it has water quality rated at an A level making it is a great place for recreation of all kinds. The recreational benefits also includes renovations to the bridge and the creation of a walking path and benches along the northern side of the lagoon. This recreation is made even better by the fact that the recent restoration project made significant ecological improvements including the creation habitat for native birds and sea life by planting native trees and shrubs along the shores, and planting eel grass in the lagoon.
 
The huge turn around for the Colorado Lagoon has been incredible making it a place where anyone can come and enjoy this amazing community asset for swimming, playing on the beach, or the beautiful rehabilitation that has been along the walking path. It is also an impressive habitat for native plant and animal species contributing to the ecological benefit the lagoon provides for our environment. 
 
Now, we are seeing another huge step that continues this great progress for the   Colorado Lagoon with the final step of its rehabilitation. Last week the Coastal Commission approved a project I have been working with City staff and the community on called the Open Channel. This project would construct a channel between Marine Stadium and the Colorado Lagoon to create additional tidal flow. 
 
An open channel means even better water quality in the lagoon, and further enhanced habitat for animals and sea life. But it also does something particularly amazing through its funding as a mitigation site. Through this creative funding structure we are able to benefit the future of the lagoon while creating valuable wetlands habitat in an urban environment. 
 
 
This work to remake the Colorado Lagoon has been a long process, but the great results we can see have served to continue propelling this project forward. For this last phase of the restoration the next steps will be for the project to seek approval from the Harbor Commission and then from City Council. 
 
I cannot say enough good things about the Colorado Lagoon restoration project, and I cannot wait to see this incredible treasure made even more wonderful. 
-By Suzie Price
3rd District Councilwoman
City Council Tenant Protection Report - April 2nd
 
Last year the City Council directed City staff to research and come back to the Council with a report on what is being done in Long Beach and what other Cities are doing to provide support to rental tenants. This research and report has involved numerous
stakeholder meetings with both renter advocates and property owners in order to hear concerns and suggestions. City staff then researched the various methods this issue is being addressed by other cities throughout the State and nationwide. Staff is now preparing to present its findings later this month at the City Council meeting on April 2nd. The staff report is not yet available, however, it is anticipated to be released the week prior to being heard at the City Council meeting. 
 
As with any item being discussed at City Council, you are encouraged to attend and be a part of the discussion by providing your public comment. 
-By Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff 
The Conservation Corps of Long Beach
 
Here at the Field Office is a hidden gem, The Conservation Corps of Long Beach.
 
Councilwoman Price and I recently attended their breakfast event where I got to learn about the Conservation Corps and what they do for their students, and greater community. It was so uplifting and awe-inspiring to hear the success of the Conservation Corp and its Corps members.
 
I wanted to feature the Conservation Corp because not only do they have a friendly staff and we share a building together at the Field Office, but the Conservation Corps truly serves our community in a variety of amazing ways.
 
Aside from the friendly staff or e-waste (which happens every 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month) that we are more familiar with,  the Corpsmembers can also be seen hard at work.
 
The students from the Conservation Corp (Corpsmembers) are who you usually see cleaning on Second St. or helping with sandbags when there's flooding. They have also helped us with beach clean-ups, El Dorado Park improvements, and they do a weekly maintenance of Cesar Chavez Park!
 
They even established a 24 hour drop-off recycling center, it's actually on the side of the building on E. Paoli Way in case you drove by it to visit me at the Field Office! Since 1989, they have recycled 250,000 TONS!!!!
 
Here's some background history of the Conservation Corps:
 
The Conservation Corps mission is to "Develop at-risk youth to reach their full potential through work, service, conservation and education."
 
I got to meet the Conservation Corp former Executive Director Theresa Jo Marino and Jane Netherton at the Breakfast event, but little did I know they were the pioneers of the Conservation Corps.
 
Remember seeing this in the local newspaper back in the day?
 
Fun Fact: The Conservation Corps was modeled after the depression-era FDR- Harry Hopkins efforts, and has been successfully operating since 1987. Then the Headquarters facility relocated to 340 Nieto in 1990. 8 years later in 1998, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps sponsored the Conservation Corps to begin their "Corps to Career Program." The goal for this was to help young adults pursue education, trainings, and certificates to advance their career opportunities.
 
Below is a picture of the first crew of 15 Corpsmembers that started working in 1989, and to the right is a current picture , working in 2019!
 
 
Since 1989 the Conservation Corps has served over 8,000 at-risk youths. 62% of the Corpsmembers get local internships and local jobs. A few students spoke at the breakfast event, and this former Corpsmember shared his experience and success gaining employment with Long Beach Animal Services.
 
Check out Dan Knapp proud of his students' success! He's the bald guy, front and center. Don't worry he's nice enough to let me joke around and call him out, but again another note of how friendly the staff is.
Dan is also the current Executive Director/CEO at the Headquarters Conservation Corp, located here at 340 Nieto Ave.
 
To learn more about the Corps, please send an email to   info@cclb-corps.org.
The next time you see one of the Conservation Corpsmembers working hard in our community say a friendly, "Thank You." These students are hard at work, changing their life, and it is the Conservation Corps that equips them with the life-skills, mentorship, training and support they need even more. What a valuable resource we are grateful to have in the 3rd District at the Field Office, let alone serve the entire City of Long Beach. Because here on Councilwoman Suzie Price's team we are truly thankful and proud of the Conservation Corps of Long Beach!
-By Gabriela Yates
3rd District, District Office Director 
5th Annual Nowruz Celebration at City Hall  

On Tuesday, March 19, Councilwoman Suzie Price will lead the Long Beach City Council in presenting a resolution celebrating "Nowruz," the Persian New Year with a reception to be held at 4 PM in the lobby of City Hall.  Nowruz translates to "New Day," and begins on the first day of spring at the moment of equinox.  Nowruz is celebrated all over the United States in major cities included Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, New York and Washington D.C.
 
The Long Beach City Council meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 5 PM in the Council Chambers located at 333 W. Ocean Boulevard.
-By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations, 
Programming & Outreach
LB TOUCH-A-TRUCK
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
GRANADA BEACH PARKING LOT
 
Councilwoman Suzie Price and Justin Rudd's Community Action Team will partner once again to bring the 5th Annual Long Beach Touch-A-Truck event to Granada Beach on Sunday, March 24 at 9:30 AM.  Touch-A-Truck is a FREE, family-friendly event that provides an opportunity to kids of all ages to come to the Granada Beach parking lot and explore the vehicles they've seen in movies, books, and just driving around town.  Participants will also get to meet the people who drive these vehicles and serve the community. From dump trucks to fire trucks and city buses, as well as food trucks and private unique off road trucks, over 100 vehicles are set in a safe and friendly environment with activities for all ages. 
- By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming & Outreach
USC Day of SCervice
 
Join the USC Alumni Club of LA Beach Cities for our Long Beach SCervice event as we look to beautify the bluffs of the City of Long Beach!

Volunteers will plant native perennial flowers along the scenic pedestrian walkway that will enhance the area for years to come.

Participants should park and meet at the Junipero Beach parking lot located at 1 Junipero Beach just off Ocean Blvd below the Long Beach Museum of Art.

***NOTE: Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor work. If you have your own hand shovel and/or gloves please bring those as there will be limited quantities on-site.
9:00am - 9:45am: Check-In, Waiver Completion & Coffee/Breakfast
9:45am - 10:00am: Safety Presentation
10:00am - Noon: Project
  
To register to attend click here
-By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming & Outreach
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 Residents Association
2nd Thursday of each month
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bay Shore Library

Bluff Park Community Meeting
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
370 Junipero Ave.
Please check their website for meeting details

Friends of Belmont Shore
First Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Bay Shore Community Congregational Church - 5100 The Toledo

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 Beach Preservation Group
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  
RECAP OF EVENTS
Bulldog Beauty Contest - Haute Dogs

 
Though short, February has been packed with events in the Third District! To start off the month, our office had the honor to co-sponsor the 15th annual Bulldog Beauty Contest and Haute Dog contest on February 10th. Led by Justin Rudd and the Community Action Team, many local and visiting dogs came in their best costumes to strut their stuff at Marine Stadium park. This year, "Sparkie the Wonder Dog" took first prize! Our staff enjoys sponsoring this event and looks forward to more fun community events throughout the rest of the year.
-By Mollie Wilson
3rd District Legislative Assistant
Century Villages at Cabrillo Tour

In an on-going effort within our staff to find solutions to the issue of homelessness in the City of Long Beach, our entire staff took a tour of the Century Villages at Cabrillo. In 1997, this facility was established as a residential community to provide steps to
 
exit  the cycle of homelessness. The facilities house over 1,500 residents including veterans, individuals, and families, provide services to aid residents such as life skills training, substance abuse treatment, as well as an employment and career center. The center's goal is to provide a supportive environment and the essential services needed so that these residents can eventually transition into mainstream society. Our team enjoyed the hospitality of the staff at the facility, and looks forward to applying the knowledge we gained during this tour to our work in the Third District!  
-By Mollie Wilson
3rd District Legislative Assistant
FEATURED ARTICLES
Make A Difference Day - March 31st 
 
D o you have a tree that needs to be replaced because it's dead?
Do you want a tree to beautify your front yard, maybe even provide some privacy?
Would you like a tree to be planted for free on Make a Difference Day?
Have you heard about Make a Difference Day?
 
Make a Difference Day (MADD) has been an opportunity to celebrate neighbors helping others in their community. Save the Date: Make a Difference Day is going to be on March 31st and it is going to be a great day of service. There will be over 25 different volunteer projects in-and-around Belmont Heights where you can make a difference. To find out more information about Make a Difference Day click here.
 
This is going to be our 3rd year sponsoring the event, and we are SO excited to be involved again. We are extremely proud to be a part of this day of service and enjoy coordinating projects that help beautify our community. We came up with this tree planting project as a team, and wanted to continue the positive work that has been done.
 
We are also going to be doing a community clean up at the Red Car Greenbelt. So that's two projects you can be apart of!
  1. Requesting a tree to be planted in your front yard
  2. Cleaning up Red Car Greenbelt
Did you know: Trees have been used to produce breathable air, provide shade during our year-round summer, and absorb carbon dioxide. A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four!
 
So, if you would like a tree to be planted in your yard please reach out to
Gabriela Yates to coordinate with me on this. Gabriela.Yates@longbeach.gov
More information will be shared as we get closer to the date.
- By Gabriela Yates  
3rd District, District Office Director 
BUSINESS
The Bicycle Stand

This month I want to reinforce the positive trend of cycling, and the first bike shop that came to mind is The Bicycle Stand located on Broadway, which is home to one of the newest bike lanes coming to Long Beach.   I had the pleasure of meeting owners and longtime cyclists, Evan and Nicole a few months ago, but they opened up
shop in 2011. The Bicycle Stand is in the historic Houser building on  Broadway, which was built in 1929.   As local business owners, "We  strive to be a community oriented shop that is set up to handle the day to day service of commuters, casual riders, and seasoned cycling veterans, Nicole said. "We also offer sales, service and restoration of classic bicycles."

Evan is a CSULB Industrial Design Alumni and he and Nicole  have created more than a  bike shop. When you enter the store you can feel the enthusiasm and passion they have for bicycles, but also for promoting cycling within their community. The Bicycle Stand offers sales and service of most modern bicycles
and components from brands such as Bianchi and Giant. Another perk is that they are open 7 days a week and offer local service pick up to make it easier on the customer. 
The Bicycle Stand along with their neighboring businesses have created a unique
corner used by Long Beach locals rather than visitor traffic, which has captured the charm of many residents in the nearby communities. More and more people are riding bikes, and the city is always investing in new bike infrastructure. So, businesses like this will certainly be valuable to residents like you for years to come.

Address: 2740 East Broadway
Hours: M-F 11 AM - 7 PM; S&S 10 AM - 7 PM
Phone: (562) 279-4936

- By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming & Outreach
Discover the Entrepreneur in You!
 
WANT TO START A BUSINESS? BECOME YOUR OWN BOSS?
When:   Every Thursday from March 7 through May 9, 2019.
  5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Long Beach City College - Liberal Arts Campus
                4901 East Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90810
 
To Register: ThinkLikeanOwner.org
 
Offered as part of the statewide CASCADE program, this Entrepreneurial Professional course will provide you with essential business knowledge to launch a new venture on your own or champion new initiatives in an existing company as an "intrapreneur." Designed specifically for individuals with professional work experience, the course enhances your professional abilities by expanding your entrepreneurial knowledge and  skillset. Learn to master the basics of business ownership and the process of creating a new business venture. Determine whether your idea is a feasible business concept. Find out how to access critical resources. Gain practical knowledge about the entrepreneurial experience, financial management and business planning. Get your business started now!
 
DISCOVER THE ENTREPRENEUR IN YOU!
Join us on this entrepreneurial journey as you learn to think and act like an owner. As you are building your business concept, you will learn about feasibility analysis, startup models, competition, marketing, start-up funding and how to legally protect your product. Throughout the course, you will learn the importance of entrepreneurial planning, strategy, and pitching your ideas. When you take the sum of all these parts, they equal - The Entrepreneurial Professional - able to move between the business and professional managerial/technical realms!
 
LEARN FROM A LEADER IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
The Entrepreneurial Professional is offered by the CSUSB Entrepreneurship program, a leading University in providing entrepreneurship education. Recently honored as one of the top 35 Global Business Schools for fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, CSUSB Entrepreneurship has extensive experience in delivering innovative and relevant entrepreneurship education programs for students and professionals.
 
INCREASE YOUR EMPLOYABILITY & PROMOTABILITY!
Today's employers are looking for a dual workforce with managerial and technical acumen as well as innovative thinking and entrepreneurial skills. Learning how to "Think Like an Owner" WILL give you an employable advantage and a head start if you want to start your own business in the future! Advance your professional opportunities with this FREE course!
 
FOR REGISTRATION/ COURSE INSTRUCTION INFORMATION
EMAIL mestrella@csusb.edu
CALL 951/ 741-3896

- By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming & Outreach
TOPICS COMING TO COUNCIL
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  

- By Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff
D O YOU KNOW.....
Another Road Repair Project Coming to the Third District

Another repaving project recently began in the Third District. Investing in our public infrastructure has been a major focus for Councilwoman Price, as roads, sidewalks, and alleys throughout the City are in need of attention. WIth the passage of Measure A we have seen major upticks in the amount of work we are seeing getting done all across the Third District, and we are excited to see projects getting done in the future during the life of measure A. One of the newest projects is occurring along second street from the Eastern Naples Bridge to the City limit near the Island Village community (which, yes, is still part of Long Beach). This project includes a full road repaving and restriping of lanes. Additionally the project will include additional pedestrian safety enhancements like crosswalks and ADA curbs, as well as bike lanes in both directions. Don't worry no lanes are being removed. Obviously we are glad to see this project moving forward as we continue to see more and more roads being improved throughout the district. 
By Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff
DID YOU CATCH SUZIE IN February?
     
Goodwill Awards Dinner                                          Public Safety Meeting

       
Friends of Belmont Shore Meeting                      Ellery Deaton Retirement

      
City Council Meeting                                            Century Village at Cabrillo Tour

      
Alamitos Heights Meeting                        Qingdao China Sister City
                                                                      Association Chinese New Year
                                                                             
Visit the link to see all the upcoming events in Long Beach...

Other Events in Long Beach 
Port Sponsorship Applications Open Friday - Funds support organizations promoting arts, social justice, environment
  
The Port of Long Beach will accept applications March 1 - April 1 for its Community Sponsorship Program, offering nonprofit organizations the opportunity to apply for funds for events and activities that help inform residents about the Port while making Long Beach a better place to live and work.

Last September, in the first call of the 2019 fiscal year, Harbor Commissioners awarded 130 sponsorships totaling $463,750 to community organizations. The groups receiving funding represented a wide cross-section of areas and supported causes such as the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation. Community groups can submit their sponsorship funding requests online from Friday, March 1 through 5 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019.

Applicants are advised to plan ahead for their events - after the application period closes, it will take about 45 days before recommendations will be sent to the Board of Harbor Commissioners for a decision. It is expected that funding will be awarded in mid-May. Applications are judged on how they can help the Port inform the community of its critical role as an economic engine and jobs creator.

For more information on the Port's Community Sponsorship Program and how to apply, go to www.polb.com/sponsorship.

Media Contact: Lee Peterson, Port of Long Beach Media Relations Manager, (562) 283-7715 (office), (562) 519-2177 (cell), lee.peterson@polb.com.
Photo Caption: The Port of Long Beach's community team is a fixture at local events.

2019 Sock Drive for the Homeless - March 12

Please help and participate in the 2019 Sock Drive for the Homeless event happening until March 12! The Anderson Real Estate Network will be collecting NEW socks for homeless men, women, and children living on the street. 

Please drop donations off at the Field Office at 340 Nieto Ave or text / email Antonella Schaub for pick-up location at (949) 584-8182 or antonella@andersonreg.com.
 
Friends of Bixby Park under the stars at The Museum of Latin American Art - March 14th, 2019

Art in Bixby Park, Bixby Park Dog Park, Marionettes Show, Free Summer Skate Lessons, Public Safety Ambassadors and a dedicated Monthly Park Clean up are just a few reasons to support Friends of Bixby Park's efforts to revitalize and restore the park! 

Please join us for Friends of Bixby Park's Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, to be held on Thursday, March 14th at the Museum of Latin American Art. Dressy casual attire is recommended.  Enjoy a complimentary champagne tasting and Live Jazz Music at 5:30PM. 

Our event sponsor includes The Port of Long Beach, 
with the program commencing at 7:10PM with a delicious three-course meal and complimentary wine! The best part is our Honorary Guest Speaker Cultural Revivalist Jan Van Dijs who will discuss neighborhood revitalization with community development and historic preservation, modernization. Honorees include friends and neighbors Sharon and Ronald Ryan, Ketty Citterio, Barry Christman and Michael Kelley and Long Beach Post Editor Brian Addison.

Tickets are $65 per person or $125 per couple.

Ticket purchase is as easy as clicking on the DONATE tab at the following Link

Please be sure to type in "FOBP Dinner" in the Memo Box.

To date, FOBP has raised more than $75,000 through its fundraising efforts.

Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 14th, 2019!  
17th Annual Long Beach Shaves for Kids - March 23rd

Come out to support St. Baldrick's Foundation's 17th Annual Long Beach Shave for Kids on Saturday March 23rd from 9AM-4PM. 
Join the team or donate here!

Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra presents Franz Joseph Haydn's Mass in Time of War on March 23rd,24th

The title sounds scary, but the music of the Mass in Time of War is vintage Haydn: buoyant, exciting, humorous, and entertaining from start to finish. The 71 voices of the Chorale are joined by our professional orchestra and soloists Marlissa Hudson, Alexandra Rupp, David Morales, and David Stoneman for a performance of this always-popular masterwork, which the LBC will also perform this June at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The work will be performed on Saturday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. at Grace First Presbyterian Church,  3955 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach. Tickets are available at www.longbeachchorale.org or (562) 427-1931.

The Chorale's June performance in New York represents the LBC's second trip to Carnegie Hall in three years, as they participated in the Carnegie premiere of Kirke Mechem's cantata Songs of the Slave in June 2017.
 
For more information please contact the Long Beach Chorale at (562) 427-1931, visit the website at www.LongBeachChorale.org, or email, LBChorale@gmail.com.
30th Anniversary T-Shirt and Ticket Combo


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 Fun Research Opportunity at CSULB - 
Goody Bag and $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Inclusivity and Diversity are Keys to a Brighter Future!
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This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has disabilities, families or anyone who provides services for the disabled community. This is a great conference, full of information packed workshops, and it's free to attend. Please know that this conference is intended for all people, not just the API community.
Long Beach Museum of Art - May 5th 
 
 
 
The Long Beac h Museum of Art and fundraising affiliate Phoenix are pleased to announce the return of one of the Museum's most inspiring art events. Save the date for   ART AUCTION XVIII on  Sunday, May 5, 2019 ! The biennial fundraiser features over  100 artists  participating to help support our long-term commitment to education programming and exhibitions of emerging to internationally renown artists.

Tickets will soon be available to purchase online and via mail!
 
Click here  for Sponsorship Opportunities  
 


Over and over again this work shows that the most successful way to get someone off the streets is through the outreach that develops trust and credibility with our City staff. Only through multiple contacts is someone willing to accept the services they need in order to make a major life changing decision.   
eScooters in Long Beach

The eScooters pilot program has been a major topic of discussion here in Long Beach. Please review the following laws and rules that will help keep you and other community members safe when riding. Enjoy!

FRIENDS OF BIXBY PARK - MONTHLY CLEANUP 

 
Join Friends of Bixby Park for our monthly cleanup.
 
Event:   Monthly Cleanup
When:   March 2nd
Time:    9:00A-11:00AM
Where:  Bixby Park
            130 Cherry Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802 
   
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.  Stick around afterward and enjoy the Farmers' Market!

Gloves, bags, pickups, will be provided.
 
Thank you for helping make Bixby Park a great place to visit!
See you then.

Visit us: 
Our website:   www.friendsofbixbypark.org

Around the Table  


Please join Long Beach Community Foundation
for Around the Table:
Activating the Community on Homelessness

This event builds upon the Around the Table event conducted last year. Residents told us that the most important issue facing Long Beach is homelessness and housing, and that they want to help, but are not sure how. So this time, conversations will focus on ways that we, as individuals and businesses can make a positive impact for those experiencing homelessness. Specifically, come learn directly from nonprofit and community leaders:

1. Why are people affected by homelessness in Long Beach?
2. What is being done about it?
3. What can I as a resident or business owner do to help?

It's time we use our talents, strengths and resources to help.

Please visit: www.AroundtheTableLB.com to register for one of these events:

Complimentary parking. Refreshments available.
 
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