Dear residents: 

Welcome to July.  We hope that your summer is off to a great start. This month's letter will be relatively short since our newsletter had a detailed recap of all of the events and meetings of the past month. I am sure you will agree that we were very busy as a council office between community meetings, nonprofit events, council related meetings and groundbreakings. 

July begins the start of council's budgeting process.  We have to adopt a budget in September so we try to start early so that we can meet with people and groups who have an interest in the budgeting process during the summer months. If you would like to talk about any aspect of our budget with me prior to September, please feel free to reach out to set up a call or a meeting. 

Wishing you all a safe 4th of July! 
In collaboration, 
`
Suzie Price
3RD DISTRICT COMMUNITY EVENTS & NEWS
Reach the Beach

I'm very excited that our Council Office will start a Summer Series of beach cleanups called Reach The Beach. It's undeniable that there has been an increase of activities 
and visitors on the beach, and this is great! As we all know, keeping the beach clean can be a challenge but we are determined to do our part.  We want to do our part because we all live here and want to help keep our beaches clean.  

Save the date for the last Saturday of every month from June-August.  
 
As mentioned by Brooke Davis from the Adopt-a-Beach program with the City, " Every little bit helps!  It may seem overwhelming sometimes, the amount of trash scattered along the beach.  It isn't always large debris items that make up the bulk of trash removed by cleanup groups.  Rather, it is the seemingly endless array of small pieces of plastic, Styrofoam, paper, and metal that volunteers encounter.  These are often the items that birds and aquatic life ingest mistakenly for food, leading to harmful consequences.  Each piece of trash volunteers remove can save an animal's life and improve safety for all who visit the beach."
 
Reach the Beach will be at Mother's Beach 
Saturday, July 27th
8-9:30AM
(parking code will be provided)
 
The 3rd Reach the Beach will be at the Bluffs right at the Orizaba and Ocean intersection and staircase to the beach!
8-9:30AM
 
Gloves and Trash bags will be available
Free Parking will be available with a code so please email district3@longbeach.gov

-Gabriela Yates
3rd District, Field Deputy
Urban Community Outreach 

 

Urban Community Outreach is an independent 501(c)3 organization that helps those who are experiencing homelessness and others in need in Long Beach.  At the historic First Congregational Church in downtown since 2006, UCO has operated a drop-in center on Sunday afternoons (except in July) when all other service providers and most libraries are closed.  

The drop-in center now includes two hot meal services every Sunday, an 8-terminal computer lab, monthly clothing and toiletry distributions, as well as monthly visits from volunteer nurses and a doctor.  Since 2015, the drop-in center began helping guests/clients access services and housing.  UCO staff help clients during the week by reviewing options for housing, assisting with transportation to appointments, filling out documents, and advocating on their behalf.  We regularly work with the City, County and other service providers to best help our shared clients stabilize their lives.

In 2018, UCO's drop-in center hosted about 8,800 client visits, helped 28 families and individuals into permanent housing, provided rent assistance 13 times, helped pay utility and other outstanding bills 19 times, and provided 155 transitional/motel nights to 30 families and 13 individuals.  We also gave over 75 individuals free DMV identity cards, provided bus tickets 101 times and gas money 11 times.  We did this with donations from individuals, foundations and others and assistance from over 1,800 volunteers, including youth groups, college students, service clubs, faith-based groups, and a diverse group of individuals.

If you are interested in visiting our drop-in center, making a donation, or volunteering with UCO, please visit our website at  www.ucodic.org.

-Julie Lie
Urban Community Outreach, Executive Director
International Seafarers Center of POLB-LA 

  

In the Port of Long Beach, the International Seafarers Center serves as a California non-profit public benefit corporation to provide essential services and a resting area to seafarers who work out of our port. As seafarers often spend weeks or months away from home while servicing the thousands of vessels that enter the Port of Long Beach, this organization aims to create a home away from home while on the job. The center provides temporary housing, communication services, ministry, and transportation while they pass through our port. If you are interested in getting involved in this incredible organization, the International Seafarers Center accepts donations, food and clothing, as well as volunteers at the center itself. To find out more, visit the website here. We thank this organization for creating a safe haven in the Port of Long Beach, and welcoming visiting seafarers to Long Beach!
-Mollie Wilson
3rd District Scheduler / Legislative Assistant
Is Your Book Club on the List?

Creating a comprehensive listing of Long Beach's book clubs 
to share good books and support the new Main Library
 
"Wouldn't it be fun to have a list of all the book clubs in town!" 
 
With this thought, Nomad Book Club members Susan Redfield, Dee Abrahamse and Linda Haley began a quest to find every book club in the city and to engage their members in collaboration as well as in supporting each other and Long Beach's libraries, especially the new Main Library.
 
"The goal is to capture the histories, unique characteristics and reading preferences of all the active book clubs in Long Beach," said Redfield. "In addition, we are offering the book clubs the opportunity to be recognized in the new Main Library."
 
Redfield, former Long Beach Public Library Foundation President, along with Abrahamse, former CSULB Dean of Liberal Arts and Haley, retired attorney and community activist, are recruiting help from a bevy of book lovers.  The Long Beach Book Club Project has reached out to former Congressional Press Secretary Mary Hancock Hinds as well as former City Librarians Cordelia Howard and Eleanore Schmidt among others.
 
So far, the group has circulated a questionnaire to more than 90 book clubs from all parts of the city, encompassing literary interests ranging from Cambodian culture to murder mysteries, not to mention a Long Beach Longshoreman's book club.  Clubs have been meeting for as long as 66 years of continuous reading and friendship. Book clubs serve members ages from youth to nonagenarians.  Plans are underway to identify favorite books from each club as well as a list of what was read in previous years. 
 
The group anticipates a joint book club gathering this fall.  At the event, the committee will also offer book club members the opportunity to support library programs and services in the new Main Library through the Long Beach Public Library Foundation's $3 million fund-raising campaign.  The campaign will provide items such as unique furniture, programs, technology and materials that are not in the City's budget.
 
"For as little as a $25 individual gift," said Redfield, "book club members will be honored as Founding Donors by the Library Foundation's New Main Campaign.  If we aggregate all gifts from book club members, we are hoping to receive meaningful recognition in the new Main."
 
To have a book club included in the listing of Long Beach reading groups and be invited to the event, contact Susan Redfield at  lbbookclubs@aol.com .  To learn more about the Library Foundation's campaign for the new Main Library, visit lbplfoundation.org/newmain.  The Book Club Project is not affiliated with the Library Foundation and is a separate grass roots effort.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
 
Every year on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is commemorated in America and around the world. Through WEAAD, awareness is raised about the millions of older adults who experience elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. According to the Administration for Community Living, "1 in 10 elderly Americans are abused or neglected each year." As the baby boom generation grays and life expectancy increases, incidents will likely continue to rise." I found an article in the Press Telegram, written by Helen Dennis that included a true or false quiz to check your knowledge on the facts since elder abuse is considered one of the most serious public health and human rights crisis facing our nation.

Take this true or false quiz to check your knowledge on the facts. Increasing your awareness may help protect you and those whom you love from abuse.
 
1. Elder abuse is a big deal.
2. Most elder abuse occurs in nursing homes.
3. Physical abuse of an older person usually is obvious.
4. Most victims of elder abuse are women.
5. Elder abuse is a private matter.
6. Elder abuse is costly in dollars.
7. Opioids are a new elder abuse threat.
8. The signs of elder abuse are known.
9. Adult children have a negligible role to play in protecting their parents from financial abuse.
10. Laws have been passed to address financial abuse.

Answers
1. True. Indeed, it is. One in 10 adults in the U.S. is abused, according to a 2010 Elder Mistreatment Study. Yet only one out of 14 cases of elder abuse are reported to authorities, according to a report by the National Academies.
2. False. Most of this abuse occurs at home by family members and other loved ones an older person knows and trust. These include adult children, spouses, partners and others.
3. False. Bodily harm can occur with no signs. A twisted arm does not necessarily result in a visual injury. Bruises may be misinterpreted as a fall or just part of normal aging.
4. True. In many cases, spouses are the perpetrators.
5. False. It is considered a public health crisis. It is similar to how we have viewed domestic violence against women and children as a private matter. Elder abuse and domestic violence are public concerns for safety, health, human rights and dignity.
6. True. According to an FBI investigation in 2017, almost 50,000 people over 60 lost $342.5 million from financial exploitation and scams. Mistreatment of older adults is costly to society at estimated billions of dollars.
7. True. We know that a growing number of older adults misuse opioids including oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl. Others are taking or misusing their medications causing the older adult to be exploited by these elder and opioid abusers.
8. True. We know signs of elder abuse. These include poor hygiene, lack of enough food in the house, bedsores and giving uncharacteristic large cash gifts to caregivers and significant withdrawals. Sometimes there are physical signs such as a black eye or broken bones, which are blamed on a fall or other accident. An abuser can be aggressive, demeaning and verbally aggressive. Add to that, signing legal documents that the victim is unable to explain their meaning.
9. False. Adult children have a role to play. It begins with a conversation. Parents can sign a financial power of attorney form giving the adult child authority to manage their finances if parents can no longer manage them. Adult children can also encourage parents to sign up for direct deposits of their checks and introduce themselves to a representative of the parents' bank to fill out a "trusted contact" form. This lets financial institutions put a temporary hold on funds when there is a reasonable suspicions of exploitation.
10. True. The recently signed Senior Safe Act protects financial advisers and firms from liability when reporting financial exploitation of an older client. The law also encourages banks and brokerage houses to train their employees to identify and report suspected elder fraud.


What to do in case you suspect elder abuse? In California, call Adult Protective Services or the police department.

Be aware and responsible. We all have roles to play. Note, elder abuse can happen to anyone.

Elder Abuse Quiz  by Helen Dennis
-Nicholas West
3rd District, Policy Specialist
RECAP OF EVENTS
Bike to School Event

With summer kicking off, more kids will be out biking in the neighborhood and the CD3 team wants to ensure our residents have a safe summer! This month, our team hosted an after-school bike registration event outside of Lowell Elementary and Rogers Middle School to encourage students
to register their bikes and prevent bike theft. We were also  joined by the Health Department and Public Works Mobility who  passed out free helmets and bike lights to students. The Police Department also joined us to show students their patrol bikes. A big thank you to the departments for teaming up with us to have such a successful event! 
-Mollie Wilson
3rd District Legislative Assistant
Recap of 3rd District
Community Meeting

Our last Third District Community Meeting was held on  Monday, June 17th at the  Belmont Shore Chalet! We had the pleasure of hosting over 50 residents to discuss
recent issues within the community. Cory Forrester from Beach Maintenance joined the  meeting to  discuss plans to ensure beach safety and strategies for beach cleanliness before and after the 4th of July.  

Our keynote speaker was the Director of the Port of Long Beach, Mario Cordero. He gave an update on various Port projects and the trends we are seeing on shipping and trade. It was a great discussion with a lot of interesting questions and answers.

Finally, we also had updates provided on district specific issues from Chief Lifeguard Gonzalo Medina (LBFD) and Officer Brendan Murphy (LBPD).

-Mollie Wilson 
3rd District Legislative Assistant
ARTIST'S CORNER
Following the Arts & Exploring the 3rd District Art Scene 

If there is an art event or a local artist in the 3rd District that you would like to be featured in Councilwoman Suzie Price's monthly newsletter, please connect with Gabriela Yates: gabriela.yates@longbeach.gov

Local Art Events
 
July 2 @ 1:00 pm  - 4:00 pm
Multi-Day Event 
The Center
2017 E 4th St 
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States 
Free

On-going, open enrollment watercolor class focusing on teaching techniques from which the artists can build, eventually creating their own full projects. At the end of each project the student has a finished watercolor that he/she/they can be proud of. The LGTBQ Center of Long Beach provides artist quality watercolor pigments, paper and brushes.



THIS IS LONG BEACH: BEACHES, BOATS, AND BUILDINGS 
EXHIBIT:
JULY 1-JULY 7 @ 1:00 PM   - 6:00 PM
 

FAMILY ARTMAKING
JULY 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 11:00 AM  - 3:00 PM
Multi-Day Event (Every Sunday)

Join us every Sunday this summer for free Family ArtMaking on the lawn (until September 8, 2019). Explore art making with family and friends through special projects inspired by the Museum's current exhibitions.

Workshops are free, and no sign-ups required! Stop by anytime between 11am-3pm

 
MUSICAL THEATRE WEST PRESENTS: THE LITTLE MERMAID
 JULY 12 - JULY 28
 
13 performances at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
 
To lock in the best seats, order your tickets today!
 
Matinee performances are filling up quickly, best availability at evening performances.
 
For show times and tickets please visit http:/http://musical.org/disneys-the-little-mermaid-tickets//musical.org/disneys-little-mermaid/
 
LOVE LONG BEACH FESTIVAL 2019 
JULY 27 @ 11:00 AM   - JULY 28 @ 10:00 PM
 
Event Cost: $30 - $50
VENUE 
200 Aquarium Way 
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States + Google Map
Website: 
 
FREE CONCERT ON THE LAWN: BERNIE PEARL BLUES BAND WITH BARBARA MORRISON
  JULY 28 @ 5:30 PM   - 7:00 PM
 
Pack a picnic dinner and invite friends and family for a free concert on the historic grounds of RLC! 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. 
ORGANIZER
Phone:
(562) 206-2040
Email:
rancho@rancholoscerritos.org
Website:

-Gabriela Yates
3rd District, Field Deputy
FEATURED ARTIST
Shelley Bruce
 
Artist Shelley Bruce is a local artist living in Long Beach, with a mission to heal the world's greatest challenges through poetry, painting and community organizing. 

Shelley grew up in Los Angeles and was supported at the young age of 13 to begin painting. She was commissioned to paint her first mural at 17 and has blossomed ever since. Her dedication to community service also started early as she was inspired at age 13 to organize soup kitchens with her Girl Scout group and Christmas toy drives at her church. 

As a 2011 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, Shelley gained two degrees in Ethnic Studies and Fine Art which combined her passions. In Pomona, Shelley discovered an Arts Colony that provided a platform to hone her talents and she gives constant praise to its community that nurtured her growth for 10 years. She painted her first live painting at the legendary "A Mic and Dim Lights", that has provided poetry shows in Pomona for almost 20 years. 

She currently resides in Long Beach creating from her home studio in historic Belmont Heights. She's most notably, traveled to Washington DC, New York, Ghana, Hawaii, London, Bermuda and across Southern California sharing painting. Live event painting is what she enjoys most, creating art before audiences of weddings, corporate celebrations, fundraisers, and other special events. 

In recent years, poetry has become a close second to visual art. Now she shares poetry at colleges, radio shows, and more. She has competed in the San Diego Poetry Slam, Da Poetry Lounge Poetry Slam finals, Ink Slam, and Size it Up Women's Slam. She published her first book in October 2018 entitled On Blooming that can be purchased at www.OnBloomingBook.com

So where can you see her art?! 

 
She hosts a free weekly live music based event right in downtown Long Beach! CATAPULT curates eclectic lineups ranging from jazz, soul, funk, rock and hip hop while including opportunities for local DJs and visual artists to showcase their talents. You can attend one of their 3 unique experiences any Wednesday from 8pm-12am at the venue, At The Top (201 S. Pine Ave. Long Beach 90814)
Find more information on Instagram @catapultcc or on Facebook: Catapult Live. 

Shelley wants to thank Councilwoman Suzie Price, Gabriela Yates and their entire staff for valuing the importance of highlighting the arts!

Instagram: @artistshelleybruce
Facebook: Artist Shelley Bruce

FEATURED RESIDENT ARTICLE
We Can Do Better
   
It doesn't need to be like this. Maybe we are unclear on the concept.

Somehow locally, our culture on social media has been less than kind. The joy of scrolling and reading comments has been sucked away by folks that chronically post complaints. We have the power to change that.
  • Nextdoor's mission- per their website is "To enable truly local conversations that empower neighbors to build stronger and safer communities."
  • Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's goal is to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together".
"Praise in public- criticize in private" is a Vince Lombardi quote that applies well in social media.
Other communities have truly leveraged on-line tools to improve their quality of life.  They use Nextdoor to find a babysitter, share information during a disaster, or locate a lost dog.

How can we make our Third District kinder? Post what we love about our community and comment in positive ways. If you have an issue with something, communicate it privately or in the designated forum.

Each of us has the power to change the local culture, and it starts one posting at a time.

-Jo Murray
3rd District Resident
BUSINESS
The Belmont Shore Chalet
 
As a result of having our June community meeting at The Belmont Shore Chalet, Councilwoman Suzie Price and I had the pleasure of meeting the Director, Loren Kalin and the Event Coordinator, Jessica Courtney. Since both were so helpful and genuine throughout the planning process, we thought a business spotlight would help highlight their wonderful business.

The Belmont Shore Chalet is located at 5107 E. Ocean Boulevard between Nieto and Granada Avenues. Some of you may recall that this location housed the former Lions Club of Belmont Shore. As a former professional ballroom dance competitor, Mr. Kalin has also taught ballroom for many years, which has been his passion. This charming, inviting 3 room facility is where Loren continues to teach ballroom dancing, and proudly hosts events for all
 occasions.

Located only steps away from the beach, and newly remodeled,  this is a one of a kind venue spot specializing in beach weddings, anniversaries, college graduations, and any business or special occasion. The Chalet can seat up to 150 people. They provide catering services, music, tables, fine linens, and chairs...everything you need to make your event unforgettable.  

The Belmont Shore Chalet also serves as a dance center to private lessons only. They offer Ballroom, Salsa and Bachata dance lessons to both beginners and advanced dancers. While at our Community Meeting, many people told us that they learned how to dance at this facility.


Make a point to check out this special treasure in District Three!
 
Contact: (562) 438-1557

-Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming & Outreach
FEATURED ARTICLES
Meet Our Summer Interns!

I'm Luis Rojas. I'm from Sinaloa, Mexico. I came to the United States when I was 12 years old and moved to the city of Long Beach when I was 13 years old, so I have been in Long Beach 3 years. I'm currently attending Wilson High School. This is going to be my Senior year and I'm excited about it. I'm part of the 2018 - 2019 Youth Leadership Long Beach. It was a fun experience and it taught me a lot about districts and a lot about my communities, but most importantly it taught me how to be a great leader. What I love to do in my free time is play soccer with my friends and go ride a bike to get to know new parts of Long Beach. What I'm hoping to get from this internship is experience. I haven't been involved in anything that has to do with politics and I think this is a great opportunity to see what is like to be involved in politics.


My names is Laura Hernandez! I go to Wilson High School and what I hope to  accomplish from this internship is more knowledge from my district and more about environmental politics. I also hope to better my communication skills. 


Hello, my name is Juan Guerrero and I am an intern through EXP. I was selected to intern for Councilwoman Suzie Price's office. I am currently a senior at Intellectual Virtues Academy and I'm proud of it. I was born and raised in Long Beach and want to help my community and other communities out. I have some work experience from car washing to being a bus boy. Some facts about me is that I love to be an athletic person, enjoy walks, and play for a soccer team. One thing I see in my future is to be a mechanical engineer and hopefully work with something I'm passionate about like cars. If possible, I want to be a mechanic. 
  
Hi, my name is Alli Cain! I grew up in the Third District and am attending my third year at  Polytechnic High School. I never could have imagined that my seventh grade career day would have led to me having an internship at the Third District for 4 summers! After hearing Suzie speak at career day, I was inspired to learn more about my community. The following summer I interned for my first year and loved it! It is fulfilling to see work being done in your community and know that you were a small part of it. I have gained many skills and a potential career path through this internship, and am excited to continue being involved and helping the people of District Three this summer. 

Hello, my name is Dylan Choppin, and I am a 10th grader at Woodrow Wilson High  School. I am in drum line and Marching band, Symphonic Winds, co-president of the Genealogy club and on the Junior Varsity Tennis team. My favorite subject in school is History, I intend to major in Political Science in college, and to have a future career in politics to help Americans who need it the most.

Hi, my name is Kian! I have grown up and lived in Long Beach my whole life. I am going to be attending St. Anthony High School going into my sophomore year. While growing up in the Price household I have been able to experience many of the political aspects of life. When I'm not around politics you can find me playing sports and Fortnite. By working in the District 3 office this year I hope to advance my learning about government and civil service. 

Hi! My name is Jonamie Ordonez, I am an incoming senior at Carson  High School and  am studying for the future to major in a math or science based career at CSULB. Alongside this passion for math and science, I love to try new things outside of my comfort zone and be an active member of the community; taking care of the environment is important to me. This summer, working with Councilwoman Suzie Price has deepened my interest in learning more about the community and environment around me that I want to get familiar with and be a part of. 

My name is Gracie Cain and I will be heading into my first year of high school at Poly. I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities such as biking, playing tennis, and swimming. I am excited to be part of this internship as it should be interesting to see what the environment of Suzie Price's office really is. This should also help me touch the waters of a job like this and give me lots of experience for the future. Additionally, I have in the past enjoyed helping my community, especially since I have lived in the 3rd Council District my entire life, which makes me believe this may very well be fun for me.
 
Hello, I'm Akira Paclibare and I am excited to intern for Suzie Price once more to gain more knowledge about my city, Long Beach. In the fall I will be going to University of California, Riverside for a Busniess Econ Major and cannot wait to see what college life is like. I hope to serve my city well as a District 3 intern under Councilwoman Suzie Price.

I am Griffith Mendoza, I go to intellectual Virtues Academy. Originally from Santa Cruz, I moved here in early 2018. I decided to do this internship because I never really thought about how the local government works, it wasn't all that interesting to me. My main focus has always been on animals, especially reptiles, so this internship was never something I expected for myself. 


My name is Barbara Bennett and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve  and  give back to my Third District as a new intern, working with the talented staff of Suzie Price whom I greatly admire. Leaving New York and then living twelve years in Boca Raton, Florida and then moving to Long Beach has been the best decision I could have made to live, work, and enjoy all the artist communities where the residents are also caring to help Long Beach go forward. Attending Carpenter Center, Long Beach and Cal State are some of my interests in Long Beach.


My name is Madison Russel, I am 19 years old and I attend the University of Tennessee,  Knoxville. My Major is Public Relations with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I am also currently on the University of Tennessee's Dance Team. I look forward to helping the community, gaining experience, and learning more about City Government.
 

My name is Jennifer Nguyen-Tran and I am 18 years old. I am currently going into my  second year at Fullerton College and I am majoring in Biology. My hobbies include drawing, painting, and playing the piano. Through interning at Suzie Price's Council Office, I hope to help the community and gain a better understanding of the local government process. I look forward to helping the community and learning about the local government.
  
Hello, my name is Kendall. I am an incoming second year at Scripps College where I am currently pursuing a dual major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Writing and Rhetoric. When I am not studying I can usually be found playing flute for the Claremont Concert Orchestra, writing my next article for our school newspaper, the Scripps Voice, or scoping out my next great meal. I look forward to meeting and working with you to improve District 3 this summer.  

Hello everyone! My name is Erin and I will be working under Councilwoman Price this summer. I am currently pursuing my degree in Political Science at Cal State Long Beach and I will be graduating this upcoming Spring. I am beyond excited to gain experience in a field I love dearly, as well as serving our community this summer! I look forward to seeing you all around town!

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 JUNE?

         City Council Meeting                  Opening of Bayshore Lifeguard Station 

       
Grand Opening of HOPE Housing                      Naples Pancake Breakfast

 
                 Staff Meeting                                      Island Village Meeting


Groundbreaking at AES                               Meeting with Summer Interns 


128th Annual Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Gala 

Naples Island Business Association Meeting      3rd District Community Meeting
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 
The Cunard Story
July 5th, 2019



In partnership with luxury cruise line,  Cunard , the iconic RMS Queen Mary will unveil her new, permanent exhibition, 'The Cunard Story,' on July 5 from 10AM - 6PM in Long Beach, CA. The exhibition will showcase Cunard's remarkable 179-year history, its relationship with The Queen Mary, its founder's vision, the ships it inspired and continues to bring forward, and their influence on immigration, global maritime policies and technological innovation. 'The Cunard Story' will showcase the company's legacy through artifacts, photographs and film, and will also feature an 'immigration salon' that allows visitors to digitally explore ancestry databases. Through the offerings, visitors can experience ancestor arrival dates and specific ships that carried them, allowing for a deeply personal experience.

Masters Regatta
July 13th and 14th, 2019

   
The 2019 US Rowing Southwest Masters Regional Championships will be held July 13-14 in Long Beach, Calif. US Rowing and Long Beach Rowing Association are looking forward to seeing everyone at this year's event. We will be using a heats and finals progression system this year. Register online here

Stroll and Savor
July 17th & 18th, 2019

   

Belmont Shore's most popular event is a summer long "taste of Belmont Shore", with over 40 restaurants offering the best of their menus. Enjoy an evening of strolling 2nd Street, savoring food from around the globe, and listening to talented local musicians as you stroll with your family, friends, and dogs (yes, we even have treats for dogs at Pussy & Pooch).

You can purchase tickets at various stores throughout the store & in front of CHASE BANK the night of event. The cost is $10 for a ticket book of 12 tickets. Use tickets for both nights in same month only!
Lighting the First Path
July 27th, 2019

   

Come enjoy a nice, unique and memorable evening of food, live music and an outdoor movie as they light the first path at the Block Party Under the Stars. This themed block party is free and open to the community. 

The goal of the Association's Bluff Park Historic Lamppost Project is to remove modern, out-of-character street lights throughout the Bluff Park Historic District and replace them with replicas that match the look and pattern of the late-1920's iconic ornamental lampposts currently only along E. 1st Street.
The Bill Lorbeer Memorial Concert
August 8th, 2019



Bring your friends and family for this summer event! Have some fun and listen to music by Jumping Jack Flash at Marine Stadium Park on August 8th, 2019 from 6PM - 8PM. As special thank you to the Port of Long Beach for their gracious sponsorship of this event.
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. 
FRIENDS OF BIXBY PARK - MONTHLY CLEANUP 
July 6th, 2019

 

Join Friends of Bixby Park for our monthly cleanup.
 
Event:   Monthly Cleanup
When:   July 6th
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.

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Our website:   www.friendsofbixbypark.org

 
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