I hope that the spring season is treating you well so far. For those of you with school age children, I trust that your spring break holidays were peaceful and memorable.
Our family chose to visit the East Coast this spring break. I am so glad we did so because seeing the workings of our government in DC and the rich history of our nation in Boston was truly inspiring and memorable for all of us. I very much enjoyed experiencing both of these cities with our boys, as this was their first exposure to the East Coast.
I was inspired by the many stories of great leaders that have paved the path to our current democracy. It's one thing to talk about leadership in bold and dramatic ways, it's another to see the legacy that is left behind by the true heroes of our democracy. To hear the words of our past leaders and analyze them in the context of the events of their time was remarkable. Although some were more articulate than others, it is clear to see how each leader in our government left their mark on our current democracy.
One highlight of the trip was my experience watching oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court.  As an attorney, this is something that has been on my bucket list ever since I was in law school and last week I had a chance to fulfill that dream. I had the opportunity to watch an argument in a very significant case involving the u pcoming census and whether the "short form" should include a question about citizenship. The arguments were fascinating, the questions from the justices were profound, and the advocacy on both sides of the issue were fierce. The experience reinvigorated my passion for the law, oral advocacy and our democratic processes. There were many advocates outside of the building when we exited. It was quite a sight to see and made me feel proud to have been born in a country where respectful advocacy happens every day outside the stone walls of our most historic and influential
 government centers.
I also enjoyed visiting the city of Boston and learning so much of the history in that city.  It was fun to experience this with our two young boys. I learned a lot just by listening to their questions.   We had a chance to visit Salem, where I learned all about where the term "witch hunt" came from.   I am grateful that we live in a world where allegations alone don't lead to prosecution, or in the case of the Salem Witch Trials, death. What a lesson to be learned about the value of tolerating differences and not allowing desperate times to foster fear and hate in a community.
What I can say from this whole experience is that our nation has a deep history, and while there are parts that don't resemble the very best version of who we are today 
as a nation, each of the chapters that led us to today have made the opportunities we  have possible. I have always felt sincere  gratitude for the opportunities that I have as an American. This trip further reinforced those values in me. I came back from vacation inspired to continue doing the service that I do in the way that I know how. One thing I learned from reading and hearing the stories of the great leaders of our country is that the commitment to independence and authenticity is of utmost importance in effective public service.   Group thinking can be very dangerous if the leaders of that group are leading for the wrong reasons, without prudence or in a self-serving way.   I have always been very independent minded, which doesn't always work well in politics. After studying more deeply some of the American heroes that I admire while on this trip, it became clear to me that many of them were effective because of, not in spite of, their independence and ability to speak their truth in an effective way. Public service is an opportunity to lead with courage. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Long Beach and be a part of it's history at this time in our lives.  
Have a beautiful May and please come out and join us at one of our community, council, or committee meetings or special events. All of the information on our busy month is included in this newsletter.
In collaboration, 
Suzie Price
Public Safety Recap 
City Councilmembers hold a number of positions as committee members for various topics of interest to the City. In addition to being Vice-Chair of the Budget Oversight Committee, Chair of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority, Chair of the Alamitos Corridor Transit Authority, Councilwoman Price is also the Chair of the Long Beach Public Safety Committee. It is a committee that receives reports and takes deep dives into topics related to public safety that Long Beach is facing.  
The Committee met Tuesday April 30th and received reports on a number of important topics including information on the City's gang intervention strategies, a report on approaches and technologies to fighting fires in high-rise buildings, and an update from railroad operators on how they manage issues around homelessness on railroad property.  
These are public meetings and we encourage residents to attend and provide their public input and learn more about the important public safety topics facing Long Beach.
-Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff 
East Broadway Project

Why were these changes made to Broadway?

In response to a pedestrian fatality at Orizaba, parts of the project area were temporarily converted to a single lane each direction in 2016 to calm traffic and make crossing Broadway safer for pedestrians. Before Broadway was resurfaced, a traffic study was commissioned that recommended turn pockets be installed at busier intersections, the single lane configuration be expanded to Alamitos, and bike lanes be included in the plan. As Long Beach's roads are repaved, the Public Works department considers opportunities to update them to "Complete Streets" that include improved infrastructure for drivers, bus riders, cyclists, and pedestrians. The street was designed to streamline vehicle traffic while promoting calmer speeds near 25mph. Crosswalks were marked with higher-contrast patterns to make pedestrians more visible and sidewalks were brought to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Where are delivery trucks supposed to stop?

Delivery trucks, taxis, and other short-term-parking vehicles should stop in the marked parking buffers. It is not legal to park or drive in the bike lane against the curb. Please make sure you check the curb beyond the bike lane to see where the yellow/green/white curb zones are. Public Works engineers are working to make those specific zones more visible to the public parking in the marked buffers. Business owners who wish to have loading zones installed in front of their business should contact Public Works.
-Paul Van Dyk
Traffic Engineering Associate
Bike Patrol

Here in the Third District office we are very excited to be able to announce that you will be seeing additional bike officers throughout the District. Funding was set aside for bike officers to be patrolling our parks and beaches, as well as the continuation of the 2nd Street Bike Patrol. Bike patrols are useful in navigating areas like this because a regular police car would struggle to get access to many park and beach areas, but these can quickly get to areas as well as more easily conduct regular patrols and enforcement operations.

-Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff
Senate Bill 50

Senate Bill 50, introduced by Senator Scott Wiener, is a State legislative proposal that aims to increase housing density along "transit-oriented corridors," around "major transit stops" and in "job rich areas."  While the bill would weaken and in some cases completely remove a city's local land use approval authority in areas designed by the bill, it is worth noting that it is developers, rather than cities, that build housing. 
Nevertheless, because of the threat to our local land use authority, the City of Long Beach has been closely monitoring the potential impacts of this bill and will be preparing an analysis on the most recent version of the legislation.
As an example of how a city exercises its local land use approval authority, on March 6, 2018, the Long Beach City Council updated the City's Land Use Element (LUE), which provides strategies for Long Beach to: address demand for housing, employment, and lifestyle choices for today and tomorrow; guide where new development is located and what it should look like; protect the character of existing single family neighborhoods; preserve and protect our environment for future generations; improve pedestrian experience and increase walkability; aim to reduce the number of residents who commute out of Long Beach for work; and encourage larger open spaces by allowing a moderate increase in height limits in transit-oriented and mixed-use areas.  These components of our LUE provide a framework to guide project approvals for years to come.
Like the City's LUE, SB 50 intends to plan the future.  However, SB 50 stims local land use approval authority in a number of ways that are concerning to the City.  Perhaps the most concerning aspect is that the bill disregards the City's local land use approval authority and would give property owners the opportunity convert eligible single-family homes along transit-oriented corridors and in job rich areas into 4-5 story multifamily housing units.  While this opportunity may be made available, it is important to remember that just because it exists, does not mean property owners will automatically exercise the option.  You may recall our concerns with SB 35 in 2017.  Despite SB 35 becoming State law, as far as we know, there has only been ONE SB 35 project proposed in the entire State of California - and it was in Oakland.
City staff are aware of the issues with SB 50.  The current legislative process spans from December 2018 to October 2019 with critical legislative milestones throughout these 11 months.  SB 50 has only been adopted by the first two policy committees in the house of origin, meaning the legislation still has a long ways to go before it can even be eligible to become State law.
In addition to monitoring SB 50, it is also staff's job to accurately represent all of the changes the Long Beach City Council has made locally in recent years to address many of the same housing challenges SB 50 proposes to address.  While the City does not currently have a formal legislative position on SB 50, we are proactively working on this particular legislation in a way that demonstrates our City is not part of the housing "problem."  Staff is working to demonstrate that in Long Beach, our City is actively working on, the initiatives below, among others:
  • Additional housing units approved as affordable housing - our Midtown Specific Plan, which was adopted in 2016 and offers transit-oriented incentives beyond SB 50, immediately resulted in proposals for over 200 affordable housing units
  • A Tenant Assistance Program
  • Implementing our approved Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance
  • Opening up a year round homeless shelter at Atlantic Farms in North Long Beach; and
  • An Inclusionary Housing program - to require new residential developments to set aside a percentage of units for low-income households
  • SB 450 (Umberg), legislation that would enable the conversion of nuisance motels into quality supportive housing as a way to address homelessness
The 2019 State Legislative Session is well under way with over 250 bills relating to housing alone.  SB 50 (Wiener) incentivizes the development of affordable housing by waiving height, density and parking requirements contingent upon the development being proximal to public transportation or job rich areas.  On April 24, the bill received amendments that have yet to be published. When Senator Wiener
introduced SB 827, a similar housing bill during the 2018 State Legislative Session, the City of Long Beach adamantly opposed the bill and it died in April 2018.  To follow the City's work pertaining to SB 50 and the over 1,500 state legislative proposals this year that could impact our City in the future click HERE. 
-Diana C. Tang 
City of Long Beach
Manager of Government Affairs 
Anyone who has spent any time in Long Beach knows that parking is an issue. This is the case in business corridors, and especially in many of our residential neighborhoods. Part of the problem stems from many of the neighborhoods in the Third District were built before cars were as common as they are now. A small house in Belmont Shore with a garage that fits a Model A was once ample parking. But now households typically have at least 2 cars, and fitting them into a small garage designed for a car from the 1920s is impossible. Additionally, much of our district is restricted from having preferential parking passes due to being in the Coastal Zone, where the California Coastal Commission heavily restricts the issuance residential parking passes, which further makes parking in many neighborhoods difficult.  
So, with these issues in mind, the Councilwoman will be presenting at City Council a number of agenda items designed to improve parking. These items will be rolled out over the coming month as she hopes to highlight this problem and the smart improvements to efficiency that we can move forward with as a City, to address one of the more frustrating, lingering problems residents deal with every day.

-Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff
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 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  
Spring into Summer

To kick off the warmer months and all the fun events happening in the 3rd district, Councilwoman Suzie Price hosted the 5th annual Spring into Summer event at Marine Stadium Park! This year's concert started off with a bang, featuring opening acts by the Wilson High School Syncopated Drum Corps Alumni and our local youth singer-rock star, Maya Somers. The evening continued with the incredible Dustbowl Revival filling the park with vintage Americana sounds and bringing all members of the community onto the dance floor. The Council District 3 Team would like to thank the incredible food trucks, Port of Long Beach, and Long Beach Police for coming out to support this amazing community event. A special thanks to the Long Beach Firefighters, Local 372 for providing hot dogs to everyone who attended. The Council District 3 Team hopes everyone who came out on Sunday had a great evening and we look forward to so many more concerts in the park this summer!

-Mollie Wilson
3rd District Legislative Assistant
Make A Difference Day

Belmont Heights Neighborhood Association, Temple Israel and Councilwoman Suzie Price
Pre-Registered: 419
Walk-ups: 30
TOTAL: 449
Pre-Registered: 257
Walk-ups: 49
TOTAL: 306
Here's some fun facts about what was accomplished that day from our local volunteers and immediate community! Here's a summary of we accomplished together:
  • First time EVER!!! We planted 40 California native plants at the Red Car Greenbelt, as well as weeded and mulched sitting areas
  • Bluff Heights Boy's Scout Pack 14, a local scout troop, planted 4 trees around the neighborhood.  The Girl's Scouts were involved in several different projects.
  • We collected a whopping 121 bags of groceries that went to two food banks that support hundreds of low-income seniors, students, disabled and the homeless.
  • We made 1,507 PB&J sandwiches for the hungry all over the city. Food finders donated the PB&J, and has invited us in to do a project next year that feeds school kids on Fridays. 
  •   We worked at Zaferia community garden, learned about the environment, organic gardening, mulching and creating a Children's Garden.
  • Our families baked and decorated hundreds of cookies and took them to our local fire stations, along with cards thanking our local heroes. Families got a tour of the stations.
  • We stuffed 100 backpacks with lots of school supplies to go to School on Wheels, an organization that tutors homeless kids to help them stay in school.
  • We painted and restored the trim on the old church that is used by Christian Outreach, who feeds 3 meals a day, runs a food bank, clothing bank, etc.
  • We cleaned up debris and removed unwanted plants at Colorado Lagoon to keep the wildlife and ocean healthy
  • We cooked meals to feed 177 homeless at Beacon for Him that serves the indigent.
  • We read stories to help socialize dogs to help get them ready for adoption, as well as made lots of cat toys at our local SPCA.
  •  We spent some quality time visiting and socializing with some home-bound members and seniors within our community.(and they got cookies, too!)
  • We built a vast shelving system to support Outreach in Action in processing clothing & household donations to give away and supports the thrift store that funds all their operations.
  • We made fleece blankets to support We Care, an organization that helps prevent family homelessness.
  • We gave numerous pints of blood to help save lives for those in need in emergencies.
  • We knitted squares to go into blankets for orphaned or vulnerable children in South Africa.
  • We built an interactive wall in the playground & painted a bicycle racetrack at Precious Lamb Preschool for homeless kids (18mo- 5 yrs.) that sleep at a shelter at night.
  •   We planted a beautiful butterfly garden, sunflowers, herbs and dismantled, moved & rebuilt a digging spot at Precious Lamb Preschool for the younger kids.
Thank you so much to those who attended the MADD 2019 Extravaganza. It was incredible. This was my first experience to see a community at large come together with inter-faith leaders and local government give back together. I'm proud that I got to work alongside BHNA and Temple Israel to coordinate this day of service.
-Gabriela Yates 
3rd District Legislative Assistant
Photos thanks to: Will Cullen, President of BHCA (Belmont Heights Community Association)
Following the Arts & Exploring the 3rd District Art Scene 
For those of you who may not already know, Councilwoman Price is a huge supporter of the arts and wants to do everything possible to promote our local artists. 
If there is an art event or a local artist in the 3rd District that would like to be featured in Councilwoman Suzie Price's monthly newsletter please connect with Gabriela Yates: gabriela.yates@longbeach.gov
Local Art Events
  • May 4th: Cirque Música Presents: "Heroes and Villains"
    • Located at Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre 300 E Ocean Blvd.
    • This new and exciting Cirque will feature a classical repertoire including popular sci-fi pieces from movies, comics, and television.
    • 8-10PM
    • Cost $29
    • Check out their website here
  • May 5th: Long Beach Playhouse presents Fistful of Improve
    • Located at 5021 E. Anaheim St.
    • 7:30pm, Cost $5
    • Check out their website here.
  • May 11th: Belmont Heights Artist
    • Located at: Red Car Greenbelt
    • Over 20 local artists in Belmont Heights
    • Live painting
    • 3-5PM
    • Cost: Free
  • May 11th: Long Beach Arts Council presents Long Beach Art Walk
    • 6 blocks with 9 galleries, 21 murals, & 28 businesses with art in East Village Arts District
    • 4-10pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Check out their website here.
  • May 25th: Long Beach Opera presents Community Conversations Initiative  "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"
    • Located at Long Beach City College, 4901 Carson St
    • Long Beach Opera is celebrating their 40th anniversary, this season's theme is "Justice"
    • Community Conversations Initiative features five 'Conversations' and three youth programs. The discussion will revolve around race, equity, and the justice system throughout Long Beach.
    • 3-5PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Check out their website here.
-Gabriela Yates
3rd District, Field Deputy
Michael Stearns

In my work I dig deep into the origin of life and explore the universal questions; how did we arrive and what is the force driving this existence?
I strive to invite the observer into this place of examination.
As a painter, I work with organic shapes and mostly bold colors to intensify the imagery. In my sculptures I incorporate natural materials along with urban components, creating communication out of discord.


Art Studio located at The Loft Studios and Galleries 
401 S Mesa St. San Pedro, CA
(562) 400-0544

Check out his website  here.  
Photos by Cheryl Swade
The Birth of Urban Eden
Urban Eden - A new retail store in Belmont Shore has transformed the old film developing space of Fromex into a sweet earthy elegant little shop. Reminiscent of a European boutique, Urban Eden is located at 200 La Verne Avenue on the side of Pie Hole, across from Simmzy's. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Swade. At 54, artist owner Cheryl Swade has a wealth of life experiences that lend to the unique and special feeling of one of our newest shops in Belmont Shore.   
 A longtime resident of the Shore, you may know Cheryl from the twelve years she taught Yoga at The Belmont Athletic Club, or when she worked at The Apothecary Pharmacy where as a licensed esthetician she created a skin care line second to none, Urban Eden Organics. Or perhaps you've been on one of the private jets where she hosts, as an Executive Flight Attendant, or you own one of her glorious lavender pillows, luscious faux fur throws or an item of clothing from the Urban Eden collection.
Urban Eden showcases and sells collections from local artists and designers, displaying their one of a kind pieces of art, jewelry, home accessories, and clothing. As a world traveler Cheryl sells fun, fabulous finds discovered on her great trips and visits to trade shows.
Ms. Swade says, "I've found the most difficult part of being an artist is having a place to sell my creations therefore, I opened Urban Eden retail store to help support fellow artists. I love and appreciate the beautiful portal that being creative provides, it takes heart, courage and risk to be an artist. When people walk into the shop and I hear them say "This store has such a great vibe and such beautiful things" it is because Urban Eden is filled with love.
If you're an artist or designer, come in, I'm always looking for new and beautiful creative pieces to showcase." In addition to beautiful French lavender filled pillows, jewelry, clothing, gifts and household items, you'll find Urban Eden has a line of natural skin care products, Urban Eden Organics. The full collection of skin care is available at the retail shop and can be found online at- UrbanEdenOrganics.com.   
Cheryl notes, "When I was a buyer at the Apothecary, I wasn't terribly impressed with the efficacy of natural skin care products I found, so as a licensed Aesthetician, I began working with chemists and formulators to create the Urban Eden Organics skin care line.
Being a no nonsense person, she wants quality, not quantity! The most important thing in any product is to get results! Flying dehydrates her skin, and she had severe sun damage (like many Southern Californians!) so she needed an excellent skin care product. She's a HUGE fan of, and uses nothing but UrbanEdenOrganics. "I especially love the pomegranate face wash, mint scrub, mud mask and moisturizer! Vanilla and Fig is the most popular scent for lotion, and I love the super hydrating basil and lemon scented body wash, all are great products that are good for our skin."
Urban Eden provides a lifestyle collection. It is the perfect place to find that special gift for yourself and someone you love. Drop in and support our local artists! Gift baskets and gift certificates are available.
Urban Eden
200 Laverne Ave
Belmont Shore, L.B.
California 90803
(562) 588-7010
Web site:
Social Media
Facebook: @ShopUrbanEden
Instagram: ShopUrbanEden & UrbanEdenOrganics
Hours of operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm
Friday - Saturday: 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm 

-Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming & Outreach
Recent Counter Terrorism Attacks

We are incredibly thankful for the great work of LBPD, the FBI, the US Attorney's Office, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force,  in tracking this individual and ensuring that he never had access to dangerous materials for the device he was seeking to detonate in our district. This is an amazing example of the important work our police department and other law enforcement officers do every day to protect us all.

-Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff

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

Community Meeting for Reopening the Community Hospital

                                 Grand Prix                               Spring into Summer
                                   Wilson High School Female Leadership Academy
                                              Griff's Academy at City Council

                                   Peninsula Neighborhood Association Meeting

                                       Naples Improvement Association Meeting

                           Meeting with LBPD and Belmont Shore Bar owners / managers

                                    Belmont Shores Mobile Estates HOA Meeting

                                                  Naples CERT Team Meeting

                             CSULB University Achievement Awards - Mitra Baghdadi
                        Tour of Capitol Building                  City Council Meeting

                                                         USC Class Discussion                              

                     Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year -Dave Erickson

2nd and PCH Video
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Other Events in Long Beach 
Fifth Grade Community Service Project
May 5, 2019
Attention all Lowell families: on Sunday, May 5 from 9 - 12 Lowell 5th graders, their parents, and students from all other grades and their families, are invited to participate in a community service project which will involve partnering with the City of Long Beach (3rd council district) to re-plant the medians on Appian way, along Colorado Lagoon. 

This is a huge undertaking and a much needed project to beautify the area immediately around our school. 

We want to encourage all of you, your friends, and your neighbors, to participate. All planting materials will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you there at 9 am. 

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  

Community Can Sign Up Now For Goods Movement and Supply Chain Classes That Lead to Jobs at the Port
May 6, 2019
Long Beach City College will be hosting free Community Information Sessions to learn about
upcoming classes to help community members about the Port of Long Beach's Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College.
  • LBCC's Pacific Coast Campus - 1305 E Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA 90806
  • Building LL (Library) Room LL102.
  • 4/2 @ 2pm
  • 4/9 @ 10am
Upcoming classes:
  • Intermediary Logistics Manager: $388.00 total class fee per person, starting on Monday, May 6, 2019 and ending on Monday, June 3, 2019 (total of 13 sessions), or
  • Supervisory Transportation Operations: $388.00 total class fee per person, starting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 and ending on Saturday, June 1, 2019 (total of 12 sessions)
Employers who send more than one person to any of the training classes may be able to  receive an additional discount. Contact Dana Friez at dfriez@lbcc.edu or (562) 938-3227.

Scholarships may be offered to individuals who demonstrate a financial hardship. Contact Dana Friez at the number above.

Click  here for the  Port's webpage on the MCOE.
Click  here for the LBCC webpage for more information or registration.
Click  here for the Port of Long Beach's Press Release.

Small Business Day 
May 7, 2019

Are small businesses in your community interested in working with Caltrans? Do they need some assistance figuring out where to begin? Help is here, and it's called "Small Business Day 2019."
As part of our celebration of National Small Business Week, Caltrans District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura counties) will be hosting "Small Business Day 2019"on May 7, 2019, in the City of Compton. This is a full day of training workshops for small businesses interested in working with Caltrans.

Topics include certifications, subcontracting, procurements, and more. The event is free (parking too!) and open to everyone, but  registration is required.

Long Beach Job Fair 
May 9, 2019

The 2019 "BIG" Long Beach Job Fair is coming up on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The event will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center - Seaside Ballrooms, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90802, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, and is completely FREE! 

FREE event - FREE parking - FREE childcare at the event! 

We have over 110 registered businesses from all different sectors (see below), and already have over 400 pre-registered job seekers planning on attending! Anyone with questions can contact Cort Huckabone at Cort.Huckabone@longbeach.gov.

Pre-register to attend here!

FREE Smoke Alarms for LB Residents
 May 11th, 2019

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Cabrillo High School, the American Red Cross will host a free smoke alarm installation event-Sound the Alarm.  Our goal is to reduce deaths caused by home fires by installing 1000 free 10-year lithium smoke alarms in Long Beach homes (including apartments and mobile homes) and educating residents about fire and earthquake safety.  
Although the event on May 11 will focus on a specific community (near Cabrillo High) we will service any Long Beach household in need of smoke alarms.  No income or residency verification is required.  All we require is the ability to install the alarms, a few minutes to educate the household, and some basic information.  

We also invite you to join us as a volunteer.  I have attached a volunteer registration flyer.  Please spread the word.  All volunteers receive lunch and a t-shirt.  No training is required, but we encourage everyone to sign up in advance.  
Red Car Green Belt Art Stroll 
 May 11th, 2019

Just in time for Mother's Day! Come enjoy a family friendly interactive experience featuring working artists, young artists, making art, and demonstrations. Event is on Saturday, May 11th, from 3pm - 5pm.
Tour of Long Beach - May 11th, 2019
Registration Now Open 
Long Beach Junior Lifeguards
May 22, 2019  
Don't forget to Register!!!
Final deadline for all JG's: May 12th, 2019 by 11:59pm
If you are a new JG requesting the AM session, you must register by: May 5th, 2019 by 11:59pm

Additional Uniform Requests
You can find the full PDF of the "Additional Uniform Request," on our website under the "Forms," tab. Please note that any additional requests must be made by May 13th, 2019.
One (1) pair of trunks and one (1) t-shirt are included in the registration fee. Any other uniform items are optional and purchased at an additional cost to you. The current uniform consists of our official Junior Lifeguard red tees, navy sweatshirts, and navy swim trunks. Uniforms issued in 2015 or earlier will no longer be considered acceptable uniform attire. All items will be available on a pre-order basis only. Note: The deadline to turn in your order is May 13, 2019.
Cadet Program
  If you are 15-17 years old and would like the opportunity to shadow Long Beach Lifeguards and improve your life-saving skills, come to our information session on May 1st, 2019 at 5pm at the Marine Park Lifeguard Station. Located at 5839 Appian Way, Long Beach, CA. We will discuss the requirements of the program as well as important dates that you must attend in order to become a Cadet.  

Important Dates in May:
  • May 18th, 2019. Recertification/Tryout swim at the Bayshore Lifeguard Station. (5415 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA.) - May 22nd, 2019. Interviews at Beach Operations.
  • May 22nd, 2019. Interviews at Beach Operations.
Long Beach Homeless Coalition
May 22, 2019 
30th Anniversary T-Shirt and Ticket Combo

Click here to purchase!

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.

Join Friends of Bixby Park for our monthly cleanup.
Event:   Monthly Cleanup
When:   May 4th
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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