I hope the summer season is treating you well.  My Council team and I have been very busy this summer.  We have spent time celebrating several visions that became  realities, such as the Bluff Park Historic Lamppost project, the new Civic Center, and  allergy signs throughout 3rd District parks. Our high school and college interns have been knocking on doors, conducting surveys, reporting dilapidated street signs and potholes on Go Long Beach, and researching important policy issues on behalf of my office.  All of them have been a welcomed addition to our existing team.  I was happy to get a picture of all of us together at the Civic Center grand opening on Monday evening. 

August is the official start of council's budget season.  As Vice Chair of the Budget Oversight Committee, I will be engaged in budget discussions on the committee and council level throughout the month of August. I will also be hosting a budget meeting for our district on August 26th.  As we do every year, we will have the city manager, and several department heads present at this meeting and they will be available to answer any and all questions you have about where we spend city dollars and why we do so.  We also have the budget survey which I helped champion as another tool to get resident feedback. If you have a few minutes, please complete the survey so that your priorities are noted as we go through this process. You can access the survey by clicking here

I hope the remainder of the summer is restful and enjoyable for all of you.  If you would like to meet with me at any time, please email me at Suzie@suzieAprice.com or contact mollie.wilson@longbeach.gov to set up an appointment. 

In collaboration, 
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Suzie Price
3RD DISTRICT COMMUNITY EVENTS & NEWS
PARKING IN BASIN 3 DURING FARMER'S MARKET
 
Park ing in Alamitos Bay Marina Basin 3
 
Everyone knows how popular the Sunday Farmer's Market is. It is a fantastic place to pick up so many different fresh foods, if you have not been before I encourage you to check it out. However, a quick reminder: If you are visiting the Marina Drive Farmer's Market on Sundays, please be careful not to park in the boat owner parking that is marked by red curbs. We want to make sure that everyone who comes to the farmer's market has a pleasant experience, and nothing can ruin a nice outing like a parking ticket. Warnings have been given out the past few weeks, but beginning in August tickets will now be issued. So, please make sure to park in the correct designated spaces.   
Alamitos Bay Parking Misinformation

There has unfortunately been some recent misinformation circulating in the community on the goals and intentions of the work being done by the City on parking and traffic circulation around the Alamitos Bay. I want to take this opportunity to make sure residents have the  correct information so we can all work together with the facts to ensure the plan is as successful as possible. The City's Economic Development Department has begun a study of the Alamitos Bay and its various parking lots to develop a plan on how they can be best maximized for the public and utilized efficiently for everyone from boat owners, to business operators, to residents coming to enjoy the waterfront amenities and recreation.  
 
My office has had numerous meetings with boat owners, stakeholders, and businesses in and around the Alamitos Bay Marina, and we have heard the community clearly. I will absolutely continue to be involved in this project and I will make sure to have regular updates available as this plan begins to take shape. In a continuing effort to make sure this project is something that residents have a voice in, and all stakeholders are heard from I have directed the Economic Development Department, and the developers for 2nd & PCH , Centercal, to give  updates at the next Marine Advisory Commission meeting being held on   September 12th at the Long Beach Yacht Club at 2:30 pm. While I am not in favor of monetizing the parking lots, I do believe that the parking study will provide some options for restriping that will make it more efficient in terms of ingress and egress, and improve the usability, and also make it more aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, I do not anticipate needing to monetize the Basin 4 lot since we have no commercial activities there and promoting turnover is not a goal in that location.  
 
I have worked with the Economic Development Department to get answers to a number of questions that have come up in order to ensure everyone is well informed.
Updates on Draft Alamitos Bay Parking and Circulation Plan and Improvements:  
 
Currently, City staff from multiple departments continue to work with parking consultants on analyzing the dynamics of Alamitos Bay and reviewing the questions and comments that were presented at the May 23 rd Marine Advisory Commission meeting. We expect the draft Plan, including the existing parking analysis and infrastructure recommendations, to be completed by mid-October 2019. At this point we will have data we can begin using to understand how improvements can best be made.  
 
There have also been a number of questions regarding the 2nd & PCH project, so the City's
Development Services and Public Works Departments have been able to provide the below information that may be helpful to those with questions or concerns.
 
o The 2nd & PCH project complies with the Long Beach Municipal Code pertaining to on-site parking.
  • Subsection 21.41.219 of the Long Beach Municipal Code, allows shopping centers of 150,000 square feet or larger to submit a parking demand study for a parking rate reduction if it can be demonstrated that the proposed parking supply would be adequate to meet projected peak parking demand. During the entitlement process, a parking study was prepared by Linscott Law & Greenspan on April 10, 2017. The parking study found that the tenant mix allows for parking spaces to be shared since the mix of land uses results in an overall parking need that is less than the sum of the individual peak requirements for each land use.
  • The results of the parking study required a total of 1,150 on-site parking spaces for 245,000 square feet of gross floor area (GFA) or a ratio of 4.7 parking spaces/1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
  • The Parking Study also incorporated a Parking Management Plan, which includes provisions regarding:
  • Employee Parking Program
    Curbside/takeout Spaces
    Allowances for the most desirable spaces for customers rather than employees.
o The 2nd & PCH project would implement Transportation Demand Management (TDM ) measures to reduce trips and encourage the use of public transit, which includes:
  • Bicycle parking facilities
  • Vanpool/carpool loading/unloading 
  • Parking areas, preferential parking spaces for employee carpool/vanpool vehicles
  • Bulletin board/kiosk displaying information regarding transit options.
o Parking at the 2 nd & PCH project is located entirely on private property. There is no code restriction that prohibits a private property owner from charging for parking.
 
o The proposed Alamitos Bay Marina parking master plan would represent a discretionary action that requires compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The level of CEQA document has not been determined at this time but will be made available for review in accordance with the CEQA Guidelines.
 
o The area referenced in this comment corresponds to the Los Cerritos Wetlands. Additionally, this specific area adjacent to the In-N-Out property is privately owned. The 2nd & PCH project site does not include the privately-owned parcels or the greater Los Cerritos Wetlands area. There are restrictions to the use of this wetlands habitat area, which would prohibit development as a parking lot. As stated previously, the 2nd and PCH project complies with code requirements for parking.
  • The Marina Drive Improvement Project, which is one of the City's complete streets project on the stretch of Marina Drive between 2nd Street and Studebaker Road, is being implemented. 
o The complete streets project includes increased coastal access, increased pedestrian safety, new parking stalls, new crosswalks, new bus stops, improved drainage, and ADA accessibility ensuring safe access for all users.  
 
o To facilitate the increased access and safety, 30 palm trees will be relocated onsite as part of the project. A biologist is on site throughout all trimming and relocating activities to ensure that there are no impacts to nesting birds. In addition to the trees being relocated, 23 new native canopy trees are being provided to enhance the natural nesting habitat.  
 
o The complete streets project is currently underway and will be completed in October 2019.
 
o Efforts will be made to minimize any impacts to the adjacent marina, businesses, and farmers market during construction. The ultimate project will enhance the area for all users and visitors to the area.
  • In addition to questions regarding 2nd & PCH and the Marina Drive Improvement Project, questions and comments were received regarding parking for boat owners and guests, a parking payment and monitoring system, employee parking for businesses in the area, security concerns, and signage and wayfinding.
  • City Staff has taken the thoughtful comments and questions received and has forwarded them to our consultants for consideration into the Alamitos Bay Parking & Circulation Master Plan.
  • Based on the concerns raised, the Economic Development Department have directed our consultants to review the complexity of the area, minimize the impact to boat owners and the boating community, and incorporate the feedback into the draft Plan.
Next Steps:
  • Once the draft Plan is completed, expected in mid-October, the details will be presented at a Marine Advisory Commission meeting in order to solicit input from the public.
  • The draft Plan will be further circulated for broad stakeholder feedback.
  • Once stakeholder feedback is received, the draft Plan will be revised and finalized. Subsequently, the Plan will be submitted to the California Coastal Commission for review and approval.
  • Once a Plan that incorporates community input is approved, funding sources for improvements will be determined.
  • Implementation of the enhancement projects proposed in the Plan will occur based on funding, appropriate timing with events and construction in the area, and other considerations and constraints.
We appreciate the Alamitos Bay boat owners, business owners, tourists, and visitors, and their positive impact on the Long Beach community. We understand that all the changes in the area may be overwhelming and temporarily disruptive. However, our objective is to minimize the impact to the boating community, residents, and visitors to the Alamitos Bay area. Final implementation of the Plan will be designed to enhance the area and benefit the entire community. Please continue to review the webpage (link below) for periodic updates and contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you.  
 
 

 
The Reel Band 
Sunday, August 4th, 2019
 
Everyone knows I love a good concert! Join me this Sunday, August 4 at Marine Stadium Park as we bring back The Reel Band. Come early and enjoy the talented 3rd District resident, Maya Somers, as she performs at approximately 5:45 PM in a pre-concert performance.
 
The Reel Band will bring you the best of R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, Cumbia, Salsa, Old School Funk, Rock and much more.
 
The Bill Lorbeer Memorial Concert
Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Bring your friends and family for this summer event presented by Friends of Belmont Shore! Have some fun and listen to music by Jumping Jack Flash at Marine Stadium Park on August 8th, 2019 from 6PM - 8PM. A special thank you to the Port of Long Beach for their gracious sponsorship of this event.

Knyght Ryder
Friday, September 6th, 2019

Be on the lookout for our September Concert in the Park featuring Knyght Ryder. We will partner with Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell! Can't wait to see you there!
When Visions Become a Reality...

The best part of this job is making a difference in our immediate community. When our office receives suggestions or complaints, we do our best to address them as quickly as possible with a solution. Back in March, a mother reached out to our office about something we hadn't heard before.

"Wash your hands".. but why? Sidney Price shared her story about being a motivated mom in Long Beach who needed our help at our local parks. Nothing unusual there, but she  suggested placing signs around our local parks to encourage families and children to be mindful of those who have food allergies. Aha, genius idea. Moments like these are beautiful because you're being helpful to a larger community and learning about something commonly faced by others.  
 
Facts:
  • 32 million Americans today have food allergies.
    • That is 1 in 13 children (roughly two in every classroom) and 1 in 10 adults. 
  • About 40 percent of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food.
  • Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room.
  • The most fatal food allergy reactions are triggered by food consumed outside of the home.
  • Long Beach is home to the single largest food allergy treatment center in the WORLD (yes, that is correct) at Miller Children's and Women's Hospital read more about this food allergy center by clicking the link here.
~FARE, 2019 (Food Allergy Research & Education)
 
An Act for Change:
Why do we want signs in our local parks?
  • To help raise awareness and to help protect our local children.
  • Signs would be a "suggestion" and help raise awareness about food allergies in the community.
  • They would not be placed to take away anyone's rights to eat in the parks and it is still the sole responsibility of the parent/care giver to watch their food allergic children.
Councilwoman Suzie Price and Long Beach Parks, Recreation, and Marine Department took advantage of this opportunity to educate and raise awareness about food allergies. Remember, 32 million people are living with food allergies in the US. Those who visit parks should really be mindful to the families who are also sharing the playground with young children, and those with food allergies.

Putting up signs in local parks made this resident's vision a 3rd District reality.

-Gabriela Yates
3rd District, Field Deputy
Harbor Scenic Drive Temporary Closures Announced


 
Harbor Scenic Drive in the Port of Long Beach will temporarily close for up to four consecutive weekends starting July 27 as work crews repave the roadway.

The alternating northbound/southbound closures on Harbor Scenic between Harbor Plaza and Ocean Boulevard will potentially impact drivers headed to and from Piers G, H and J in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary, the Carnival Cruise terminal and nearby hospitality businesses.

Detours will be available using a combination of Pico Avenue and Harbor Plaza for heavy-duty vehicles, while cars and other lighter vehicles will also have the option of using Queensway Bridge to access the area from downtown Long Beach.

Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed the direction of Harbor Patrol officers and follow the designated detour routes.


Aug. 2-4 (Friday-Sunday)
Southbound Harbor Scenic Drive closed from Ocean Boulevard to Harbor Plaza.
8 p.m. Aug. 2 to 7 a.m. Aug. 3
8 p.m. Aug. 3 to 7 a.m. Aug. 4

Aug. 11 (Sunday)
Alternating southbound and northbound directions closed.
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 17-18, if needed (Saturday-Sunday)
Alternating southbound and northbound directions closed.
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Southbound Detour: Exit 710 South/Harbor Scenic at Pico Avenue just south of Ocean Boulevard. Turn left at Harbor Plaza, and follow Harbor Plaza either to the continuation of southbound Harbor Scenic or to the hospitality businesses - hotels, restaurants, Queen Mary, Carnival Cruise terminal.

Or, take Queensway Bridge south from downtown to Harbor Plaza east exit. Turn left on Harbor Plaza and reach your destination.

Northbound Detour Head west on Harbor Plaza from Harbor Scenic, continue around to Pico Avenue and follow to 710 North onramp.

Or, take Harbor Plaza to the onramp to Queensway Bridge, to access downtown.

Reach the Beach
August 31st, 2019



Had fun at our July Beach Cleanup? Well then mark your calendars for our next Reach the Beach event on August 31, 2019. Let's all do our part in making Long Beach a more beautiful place by cleaning up the beach located on Ocean Ave between Orizaba and Redondo. 
RECAP OF EVENTS
Interns in the 3rd District!
 
Summer is in full swing and so are our summer interns! In the past month, our high school and college interns have been working hard in our office, doing good for the community. Our high school interns have been going door to door conducting surveys on what aspects of the community can be improved, and what key issues our constituents would like our office to focus on. Around the beginning of the month, our high school interns took time to distribute lawn signs to encourage safe firework practices on the 4th of July. While the high school interns have been out in the community, our college interns have been busy in City Hall, taking phone calls from constituents and assisting on policy research. We have been so grateful to have them in our office this summer and we look forward to seeing all the great work they will do in the future with the experience they take away from their time with us!
-Mollie Wilson
3rd District Legislative Assistant
ARTIST'S CORNER
Following the Arts & Exploring the 3rd District Art Scene 
 
  
 
Last concert is Thursday, August 1st
@ Marine Stadium
Start: 6:30 pm
Details: The Long Beach Municipal Band is one of the most distinguished and professional Municipal Bands in the United States. The player personnel in this wonderful ensemble includes the best of the Southern California's symphony, studio recording and jazz performers. This diversity of talent provides Long Beach audiences with impressive concerts of jazz, movie, musical and light classical literature. The Band also combines with talented guest vocalists weekly to guarantee that your family's summer evening in the park will be the highlight of the week.
 
The Long Beach Municipal Band has been entertaining area residents for over 100 years. Its history is well known and appreciated not only in this community but also in music circles around the world. Present conductor Larry Curtis continues a tradition of musical excellence established by such notable conductors as the famous Sousa cornet player Herbert L. Clarke and composer J. J. Richards.
 
THE 32ND ANNUAL LONG BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 9-11, 2019!
 
 

Details: Come celebrate the Long Beach Jazz Festival. Featuring a great line-up from classic R&B to hot summer night jazz. The only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting.
 
Gates open at 5:00 pm
Start: August 9 @ 6:00 pm
End: August 11 @ 10:00 pm
Event Cost: $60 - $100
Event Website:
longbeachjazzfestival.com
ORGANIZER
Rainbow Promotions, LLC
Phone:
562-424-0013
Email:
 
  
 
Details: The Long Beach Artwalk is a project of the Arts Council for Long Beach. 
Walk 7 city blocks with 6 Galleries, 21 Murals, and 30 businesses and experience unlimited possibilities.
 
Date: August 10
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Cost: Free
Event Website: https://artslb.org/lb-artwalk/
 
ORGANIZER
Arts Council for Long Beach
Website: artslb.org
 
  
 
The Band of the California Battalion
Details: Pack a picnic dinner and invite friends and family for a free concert on the historic grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos! Gates open for picnicking at 5 p.m., with music from 5:30-7 p.m. Guests can bring blankets or lawn chairs. Pets are not allowed.
 
Date: August 25
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Cost: Free
Event Website: https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/freeconcerts
 
ORGANIZER
Rancho Los Cerritos
Phone: (562) 206-2040
Email: rancho@rancholoscerritos.org
 
   
 
Details: Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. Tickets purchased at the door will be priced higher than tickets purchased here.
 
Date: August 31 
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Event Website: 
https://longbeachcomiccon.com/
 
ORGANIZER
Phone:
845-545-0653
Website:
https://madeventmanagement.com/
   
-Gabriela Yates
3rd District, Field Deputy
FEATURED ARTIST
Kirsten Nielson Anderson
 
Kirsten Nielson Anderson is an award-winning "plein-air" artist from Long Beach, California. Kirsten says that her plein-air work is about developing her skills and catching the light in that three-hour window before it changes. She believes in the basic principles of representational art as a base for the spontaneity of plein-air painting. She 
endeavors to create beautiful paintings that elicit an emotional response from the viewer. 

Kirsten attended Occidental College for her BA and Cal State Long Beach for her training in art.  She has traveled 
with her palette and sketchbook on 6 continents and her paintings are a personal diary of her travels.  Painting is an endless pursuit that touches  Kirsten's soul. Her paintings are done primarily on location in the traditional style of California Impressionism. Kirsten learns about light and color by working outdoors from direct observation and later translates her successes  into larger studio paintings.  "I have a wanderlust spirit  that fits perfectly with an outdoor painter.  I feel inspired to capture the essence of the day through the illusion of brushstrokes and paint."
Raised in Naples, Kirsten says her favorite subjects are found along the coast, on the water, or in the water.  Sunlit figures, the ocean, the beach and she likes to paint  boats.  Currently she travels and paints in plein-air competitions. She recently traveled to Telluride, Colorado to participate in the Telluride Plein-Air which benefits the Sheridan Opera House.  She also donates paintings and has recently done speed painting, sometimes called "Brush Off" for New Hope Charity. 
 
"As a full-time radiation therapist, I constantly strive to balance two seemingly opposing careers but find my interest in natural sciences complements my understanding of the world I paint on canvas."
 
Kirsten's plein-air landscape and figurative work is an extension of her commercial-art background. Fun fact: Kirsten supplied California Pizza Kitchen with literally thousands of original paintings on 10-inch pizza boxes, featuring ingredients that are used in its restaurants. Working fast to keep up with these orders developed her skill and technique, and it's the kind of painting she still prefers today. 
 
You can find Kirsten's artwork placed  in Acapulco Restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen, and Marie Callender's locations throughout the United States, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. 
 
"In any capacity, art is a wonderful and enriching experience for me, shared by my family and supported by my friends." 
 
Kirsten was featured in "The New Naturalists" by Ann Japenga in California Desert Art magazine and described as "brainy, ceaselessly reaching paintings incorporating her wide interests in history, mythology, environment, science and nature." 
 
She enjoys outdoor activity and anything to do with the water.  She has kayaked down every river in Utah and clambered in the slick rock.  She still swims competitively, and is addicted to outrigger paddling and has paddled and raced to Catalina Island 4 times from Newport Beach.  She loves bird watching, hiking, camping, water sports, (although the surfboard's dusty), gardening, cooking and reading.
 
Upcoming Shows:
October she will be participating in Hwy 62 Art Tours and also Long Beach Open Studios.  
 
Recent Awards/Juried Shows/Exhibitions 
2019    Just Plein Fun 2019
             Telluride Plein Air 2019, 1st PLACE QUICK DRAW, top 5 revenue
             Long Beach Museum of Art  Auction--Ceramic Rabbits
             Crystal Cove Spring Show
             Hilbert Museum "Old Towne Orange"
             Best of Plein Air, Laguna Plein Air Painters
 
2018    Just Plein Fun  GRAND PRIZE 1ST PLACE
             Telluride Plein Air 2018
BUSINESS
Carmen's Coffee Company

Carmen Cortes Heredia
Taking a look at the Carmen's Coffee Company web site offers a glimpse into the  family dynamic that is named after owner, Elisa Margoni-Bertone's mother, Carmen Cortes Heredia with roots from Granada, Spain. Carmen was a celebrated dancer of flamenco- performing since the tender age of eleven. Elisa started the coffee company as a namesake of her mom (pictured here on the right: Carmen Cortes Heredia)- who would gather with her 11 brothers and sisters and have a wealth of coffee and conversation into the twilight hours either back stage after performances or at their LA based home. Elisa started in the coffee business (under a different corporation) over two decades ago with a storefront in Whittier, CA. Then in 1995, Elisa made Long Beach her home (along with her husband John and five year old daughter, Gianna Carmen).  It's clear that it has been a family affair ever since.  
 
Carmen's Coffee Company started in 2015 and took form as the original espresso truck in Long Beach operating at various farmers markets and private events. With popularity and growth, customers had begun to seek out Carmen's daily and not just the 2-3 times per week at farmers markets. With a "bug" for entertaining, Carmen's has a larger vision for their footprint in Long Beach, both in an entertainment aspect- as well as in giving back to the community. In short , Carmen's has donated back to various nonprofits in Long Beach including Partners of Parks (while doing most of the Summer Concerts and Movies in the Parks).
 
Councilwoman Price and I have been advocating for a coffee business to open in Naples, and are so happy to welcome Carmen's to this location.  I had the opportunity to meet Elisa and her dad Nelo at the Naples Car Wash parking lot where Carmen's is regularly parked 7:30 AM - 5 PM (with plans to expand to earlier hours). Elisa and John's passion is coffee and the values and responsibilities that come with owning a business are evident in every cup they brew and dog treat they bake.  
    
The house latte was exceptional with complex notes of cinnamon and honey. It was a   real treat since it was accompanied by two small bites (or pequenas as Elisa calls them) of goodness atop. I look forward to next time trying their Spicy Spanish Mocha with real chocolate and chipotle spices. They also sell their featured beans, beautifully packaged for giving as a gift or for home use.    
 
In addition to being at Naples Car Wash, they can still be found at farmer's markets  throughout the greater Long Beach area. They are also available for hire for private events, car shows, city events and school and corporate events. You can even purchase a "coffee gram" right on their website where they bring the truck out to your home, office or school.   
 
Next time you are driving down 2nd  Street and notice that light blue food truck at Naples Car Wash, give them a visit.  You will not be disappointed. 
 

Mention this article and receive a free 12 oz. coffee with the purchase of any pastry!

C armen's Coffee Company Food Truck: In the Naples Car Wash Lot
5790 E. 2nd Street 
Weekdays/weekends: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM  
Closed Tuesdays
(562) 337-9861
5790 E 2nd Street, Long Beach
Web: CarmensCoffee.com
Facebook & Instagram: @CarmensCoffee
 
-Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming & Outreach
FEATURED ARTICLES
Homeless Report LCWA 2019 

 
The LCWS were able to purchase new no trespassing signs and have them installed on the Byrant property along Second Street. This is the first line of entry to the many people who enter the oil fields.


Homeless camps submerged in water.


Now that after the rain water has dried up we finally had a chance to clean up 5 large abandon homeless camps, this is going to take two days.


I am happy to say we only have one homeless person on the property. This gentleman has been on the property for 15 years and is mentally challenged. He has been arrested several times for trespassing on the property only to return.


We have made it our mission to try and help him out, we have our quality of life officers and outreach folks work on this and it takes time to gain their trust. At this time, we are getting his birth certificate and then California Id. Thank you LCWA for allowing us to work on this individual.
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  

-Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff
DID YOU CATCH SUZIE IN JULY?

LB Parks, Rec, and Marine Summer camp         Grand Opening of Civic Center


Colorado Lagoon Rehabilitation                       Candidate Training Workshop


Bluff Park Historic Lamppost Block Event                      Beach Cleanup


Dragon Boat Race
EVENTS  
Visit the link to see all the upcoming events in Long Beach...  

 
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
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 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  
Other Events in Long Beach 
Friends of Bixby Park - Monthly Cleanup 
August 3rd, 2019
 
 
 
Join Friends of Bixby Park for our monthly cleanup.
 
Event:   Monthly Cleanup
When:   August 3rd 
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
Friends of Bixby Park 
Jazz in the Park!
 
   
 
Bring your family, friends, and snacks to Bixby Park for some exciting activities and beautiful music that the whole family can enjoy!
 
Art + Music in Bixby Park 
August 4th - 10:30AM to 4PM
 
Bob Barker Marionettes
August 11th and 18th - 11AM
American Red Cross Blood Drive
August 6th, 2019
 


While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs. At times, blood and platelets are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which impacts the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a five-day blood supply on hand. The Red Cross strives to have a five-day supply at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that may require significant volumes of donated blood products.
 
Please join us on Tuesday, August 6  for a Red Cross Blood Drive at AES Alamitos large conference room.

You can schedule an appointment by clicking  here, enter the Sponsor Code: AESLB, then select your time. You can also contact me to schedule your appointment. Feel free to invite friends and family.
 
Every donor receives a $5 Amazon e-card.
 
Following your donation, you will receive an appreciation email from the ARC similar to the one below. Your give certificate information will be to the bottom of the email. It's easy to miss so make sure to scroll all the way down. For those who donated in May, please refer back to your emails.
 
Thank you all. Every drop counts.
All City Beach Beach
August 9th, 2019 
 
   
 
Have some fun in the sun at the Parks, Rec and Marine (PRM) annual ALL CITY BEACH DAY!
 
Come together on Friday, August 9th from 10AM to 3PM at Claremont Launch Ramp beach area, on the south side of Ocean Boulevard at Claremont Ave.
 
This event brings out more than 2,000 youth and teens from all over the City from City recreation programs. This year's event will be sponsored by the LA Kings! They will provide lunch and a gift bag for each participant.
 
Come out and enjoy soccer, kickball, flag football clinics, music and tons of fun for all kids to enjoy!
 
For more information, please reach out to Gladys Kaiser, Manager of Community Recreation Services, at (562) 570-3150.
NaplesFest 
August 15th, 2019 
 
   
 
Please join the Naples Island Business Association for NaplesFest on Thursday, August 15. This fun and festive evening connects businesses with the community in this annual "Taste of Naples." It takes place from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM along Second Street on Naples Island in Long Beach. Enjoy a great evening of food and music.  
The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor to Unveil New Maze and 
10th Anniversary Celebration Details at Midsummer Scream
August 4th, 2019
 
 
 
WHAT:
                       
The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, Southern California's most terrifyingly authentic haunt, will unveil its newest maze and highly anticipated 10-year celebrations at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach on Sunday, August 4 at 3:30pm.

DETAILS:        
Join the producers and directors of Dark Harbor for a featured presentation and discussion of all the new and exciting terrors for 2019. Be one of the first to learn all the spine-chilling details of the world-famous attractions' 10th anniversary and the tempestuous details on the NEWEST maze bringing fears to Dark Harbor nightly. The 2019 Dark Harbor team has some of most disturbing and creative minds in the haunt industry, with the August 4th panel welcoming:
  • Charity Hill, Executive Producer
  • Steve Sheldon, Executive Producer
  • Adam Conger, Technical Director
  • Jon Cooke, Creative Director
  • David Wally, Executive Talent Director
Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival is a weekend-long celebration of everything Halloween, haunts and horror debuting August 3-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

TICKETS:        
WHEN:
Sunday, August 4, 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:                    
Midsummer Scream
Long Beach Convention Center, Main Stage
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

MEDIA:
All photographers and camera crews are welcome. Please contact Tori Elder at Victoria@VictoriSolutions.com for any interviews or specific media requests.
Battleship IOWA Museum Announces July-October Dates for Film Series
Movies Under the Guns
 
 
 
WHAT: 
Battleship IOWA Museum is pleased to announce four additional dates for the 2019 film series, Movies Under the Guns. Friends and family are invited to enjoy free movie screenings aboard the famed Battleship IOWA Museum, sponsored by the Pacific Battleship Center and the Port of Los Angeles, on select nights. The schedule of 2019 movies continue through October 2019, and includes screenings of UP, A Dog's Way Home, Captain Marvel, and Frankenweenie. Movies Under the Gunsare free to attend, open to all ages, and take place outdoors under the night sky on the ship's fantail. 
 
WHEN:
August 9, 2019: A Dog's Way Home (2019)  
  • Film begins at 7:30 p.m.; fantail opens at 7:00pm
September 20, 2019: Captain Marvel (2019) 
  • Film begins at 7:00 p.m.; fantail opens at 6:30pm
October 25, 2019: Frankenweenie (2012) Annual Halloween Event! 
  • Film begins at 6:30 p.m.; fantail opens at 6:00pm
  • Kids Costume Party & Candy Give-away begins at 5:30 p.m. on the Bow 
WHERE:
Battleship IOWA Museum, 250 S. Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro, CA, 90731. Enter by the rear gangway next to the Security Booth. Flat closed-toe shoes recommended.
 
TICKETS:
Movie events are FREE to attend and open to the public.
  • Limited seating is available and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to lay back and enjoy the waterfront view and the silver screen. 
  • Concessions will be available for purchase. No other food or drink may be brought onboard.
PARKING:
Parking is available at the Cruise Terminal Parking Lot. Please enter at Swinford St. and N. Harbor Boulevard. The first hour is free, and each additional hour is $2 with a maximum of $19 per day.
 
MEDIA: 
Media and photographers may attend and cover Movies Under the Guns with prior approval. Please email ari@theaceagency.com to confirm coverage. 
 
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