Fascinating Tales About the
Houses of Worship in Bluff Heights
Can you imagine a local preacher being chased down 3rd Street by an old woman brandishing a double-barreled shotgun? You might want to say, “Not here in MY quiet neighborhood,” but it really did happen! This article shares some interesting history pertaining to five houses of worship arranged mostly along East 3rd Street in Bluff Heights, as recalled by Reverend Dale Whitney, who has lived in Bluff Heights for 43 years and was the pastor of Geneva Presbyterian Church from 1972 to 1989.
What to Watch Guide

As the weather gets chillier, fireplaces are being lit and blankets are being dusted off, and the couch is calling your name at ever-louder volumes. For this month’s column, I’ve rounded up some recent shows that will help make being inside more enjoyable.
Stan Pawlowski Works for Peanuts

Stan Pawlowski is a character living in a house full of cartoon characters. He shares his space with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy, Mickey and Minnie, and many other characters from Peanuts, Disney, and Looney Tunes, most of which he hand-sculpted.

Put the Happy in Your Holidays with Happy Cow Kitchen

If you’re looking for fun, locally made gifts for the holiday, look no further than Happy Cow Kitchen on Redondo Avenue between Colorado Street and 4th Street. In addition to being an extraordinary baker, owner Claudette Pentz is also an artist, so Happy Cow is offering holiday gift baskets filled with fresh pastries and vegan and gluten-free cookies.
Did Ryan Really See a Dinosaur in His Backyard? Part 4

Ryan was the first person to see a baby T-Rex in Boulder, Colorado and actually the first person in the whole world to see a real dinosaur. At the beginning, Ryan was not sure if he was dreaming or if he really saw the baby T-Rex in his backyard ravine.
Finally, after his Mom and Dad also saw the baby T-Rex, he really believed that the baby T-Rex came from a prehistoric dino egg. Now they had to decide what to do with the baby T-Rex. What do you think they should do about the baby T-Rex that they named Ryanasaurus? Do you think the baby T-Rex could live in their ravine?
Bluff Heights Feeds
The Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association wants your canned foodstuffs only (soups, tuna, green Beans, etc.) to help feed our less fortunate residents living
right here in Long Beach.
The BHNA Pantry Collection Box is located at
The Bicycle Stand
2740 East Broadway
Open M–F: 11am–7pm + S & S: 10am–7pm

8th Annual Celebration of Holiday Lights Contest
All Bluff Heights’ residents are encouraged to brighten their neighborhood while sharing in the holiday spirit by participating in the 8th Annual Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association (BHNA) Celebration of Holiday Lights Contest. Be creative, have lots of fun, and decorate the exterior of your house, condo, or apartment with so much glitz and glow
that our judges will require sunglasses!

Members of the BHNA Board will judge this neighborly contest. Judging will take place on Monday, December 21st, 2020 between 7:30 and 9:00 pm. Please make sure your holiday lights and decorations are turned on by 7:30 pm for your best chances to win. Winners will be notified directly, and photos of their holiday lights may be
placed on the BHNA website and social media pages.

Fresh Produce at Local Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets and farm stands are great places to browse, sample, and buy fresh produce and handmade products. Visit the market at Bixby Park (130 Cherry Avenue) every Tuesday starting at 3:00 p.m. and every Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. 
Find more details HERE.

Let's keep saying thank you to our healthcare and other front-line workers
by making some joyous noise at 8:00 pm every night.

District 2 - Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce (562) 570-2222

District 3 - Councilwoman Suzie Price (562) 570-6300