News Archive
News Image Long Beach Airport's Web Trak
Tracking Long Beach flights is a click away!

Recent Newsletters and Communications
Click "more," below to see our most recent newsletters and other communications and find out more about what's happening in the Eighth District!

News Image Sign up for District 8 email updates!
To sign up for District 8 email updates, click on "more," below.  You can scan the QR code with your smart phone or click on the link to sign up online.  

News Image Tips on Conserving Water
California is in the midst of a drought.

Recent Utility Billing/Pre-Paid Money Card Scam
The Long Beach Police Department is warning the community and business owners about a telephone scam targeting customers of Southern California Edison. 

How to prevent a break-in.
Click here for burglary prevention tips from the Long Beach Police Department (updated 5/2/2014).

News Image Long Beach Rewards Residents with Recyclebank

Emergency Preparedness

Neighborhood Resource Center
Invites you to learn about
Emergency Preparedness
What will you do if there is an emergency or disaster?
What is the City of Long Beach's plan in case of a disaster?
How can you be prepared?

Monday, September 13, 2010
425 Atlantic Avenue

Presented by:
American Red Cross
Greater Long Beach Chapter

Casey Chel
Disaster Management Bureau
Long Beach Fire Department

RSVP to the Neighborhood Resource Center at (562) 570-1010 or email Scottie Hinkey at Sharron.Hinkey

News Image Concerts in the Park

Thursday Night Twilight Concerts in the Park
Bring your friends and family to the park and enjoy an evening under the stars listening to free musical entertainment.  The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is proud to present Summer Twilight. 
Bring a blanket and lawn chair and be entertained!

All concerts will take place on Thursday Evenings from 6pm-8pm.
 *With the exception of the one Whaley concert on Sunday August 1 at 4pm


L.B.P.D Front Desk Volunteer Workshop
The Long Beach Police Department needs you!

Learn how to get involved and volunteer at your local
L.B.P.D. Substation front desk. 

Thursday, July 16, 2009
L..B.P.D North Substation
4891 Atlantic Ave. 

How you can participate in the workshop:
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Do you have a valid California Driver's License or California I.D Card?
Can you pass a police background Check? 

If you can answer "yes" to all of these questions...
Then the Long Beach Police Department needs you!  
This is a great opportunity to get involved in the 8th District. 

For more information and to RSVP contact the Neighborhood Resource Center at (562) 570-1010 or email 

First Fridays In Bixby Knolls
First Fridays will be on hiatus until Friday, August 7th.  The current street repair of Atlantic Avenue and the July 4th holiday weekend has put First Fridays on hold temporarily.  First Fridays will return in August, the event will be bigger and better than before with live entertainment and great exhibits.  The reception for the Summer Shutters photo contest winners will be held in the Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic as part of the event program.  

Please continue to go out for dinner and support the participating businesses on Atlantic during this tough time of road work interruption. 

Support Your Local Business.
Support Your Local Artist. 

Furloughs for the City of Long Beach
City Hall will be closed the last Friday of the month, at least through September, as a cost-cutting measure during these difficult economic times.  With the dire financial straits of our state government, we are expecting an even greater hit to our city's budget in fiscal Year 2010.  Your input in the fiscal priorities of our city is important. 

City Hall will be closed the following days: 

June 26
July 31
August 28
September 25

coyote The Urban Coyote
Below are a few simple guidelines to help discourage coyotes from staying in your neighborhood. 

Walking Bixby Knolls Strollers
It is not too late to join the Bixby Knolls Strollers.  Join the Bixby Strollers every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at 4105 Atlantic.  It's a great way to get fit, check out the businesses, explore the neighborhoods and meet your neighbors. (Friendly) dogs are welcome, too.   The walks last for about an hour and the route changes each week. For more information, contact the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association at 562-595-0081.

Christmas Tree Safety
These tips can help reduce fire hazards in your home during the holidays:

  • Add Water to your tree daily to keep moisture in the tree.
  • Never burn a tree in your fireplace.
  • Check tree lights to make sure there are no loose bulbs or wires.
  • Turn off all tree lights when you go to bed or when you leave the house.
  • Never use lighted candles on or near a tree. 

The Richard Goad Theater
The Richard Goad Theater in Bixby Knolls is currently having performances of Alice in Wonderland through August 2nd.  Shows are Fridays at 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.  This is a great chance to see quality live theater in an intimate setting. 

Call 997-1494 for tickets and information.

Nino's Italian Restaurant is celebrating 50 years.
On Thurday July 31st, Nino's Italian Restaurant is celebrating 50 years of traditional Italian dining in Bixby Knolls.  For one day only, prices on some of their special entrees are rolled back to 1958 prices, from only $1.85 to $2.85. 

Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos "Rooms in Blooms"
On Sunday, August 3rd, the Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos are sponsoring Rooms in Blooms, a private showing of the George Bixby Historial Mansion which will be decorated in blooms by the California State Floral Association.

Call 570-1755 to purchase tickets. 

8th District Aquarium Night

News Image Auto Burlaries Increase - Be Alert!
Tips to Remember When Leaving Your on

National Night Out
24th Annual National Night Out

News Image Attention All You Dog Lovers!
Interested In A Dog Park On The West Side?

News Image Reminder
Fireworks Are Illegal in Long Beach!

News Image Long Beach 2030
Imagine Long Beach in the year 2030!  You can play a part in making it great!

News Image Your World Your Voice
Hear a discussion of the Long Beach Ballot propositions

Vote Logo Remember To Vote!
Special Election May 1

Learn About Parking In Long Beach At The Neighborhood Resource Center
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Men working What's Going On In The Street?
Here is a listing of citywide projects in progress

George Washington City Hall Closed February 19th in Honor of President's Day
President's Day will be celebrated Monday February 19 and City Hall will be closed.

Lions Dragster Logo 2nd Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo and Car Show

picture of river with foliage Dominguez Gap Wetlands Meeting - Discuss the Wetlands Construction
October 5th        6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.    Del Amo Mobile Home Park

News Image Washinton Street Cleanup - August 12, 2006
Saturday, 8 a.m. to Noon, 1683 Washington St., Long Beach 90805

News Image City Hall Closed July 4th Tuesday
City Hall Will Observe Independence Day, July 4th

News Image North Long Beach Community Action Group's 13th Anniversary
Come celebrate with a pot luck dinner on May 7 at 2 p.m., see details...

News Image Trade In Your Old Lawnmower
Exchange your old gas mower for $100

News Image NLB Community Action Group to Meet (NLB CAG) April 2, 2006
Suzanne Frick, Director of Planning & Building - Nick Srameck, Planning Commissioner to give presentations on the City's Planning Department

News Image Save The Date - June 23rd
Freedom Schools Golf Tournament

School Board Candidates Forum in the Eighth
1st, 3rd and 5th Districts

News Image Community Crime Prevention Meeting, Wednesday, March 15th 7:00 p.m.
Join Police Chief Anthony Batts for a crime update

News Image Plans Posted For Atlantic - Carson Project

Below are the project designs and the City Planning and Building Department's staff report for the proposed retail development on the southeast corner of Atlantic and Carson, including the proposed conditions for approval.

The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a Public Hearing on this item at its meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be located in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 333 W. Ocean Blvd. The public is able to speak at the hearing. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to comment on the proposal, you may submit written comments prior to March 16 to the Department of Planning and Building, Planning Bureau. For more information, you may contact the project planner, Lynette Ferenczy at (562) 570-6273.


Dine Out 90805 with NLB CAG
Monday, February 27 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. there will be a dine out social gathering at Spires, NW corner of Cherry at Del Amo, Long Beach

News Image City Hall Closure - President's Day
City Hall will be closed for President's Day, February 20th

Airport Winds Update
In a press release the following information was released to the public.

News Image Get That Business Loan!
Workshop Jan. 19th 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on the Queen Mary

Superior Galleria, Inc. is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the SUPERIOR GALLERIA MALL on Saturday, November 12, 2005, 10:00 to 10:30 AM.


Veterans Day Parade
9th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade

Town Hall Meeting
November 17, 2005 at 6:00PM

Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Avenue

News Image Flu Shot Clinics by the LB Dept. of Health with the Assistance of the Red Cross
Flu shots are available for people age 60 and older and those 18 to 59 with chronic health conditions such as: Diabetes, asthma, cystic fibrosis or other respiratory disease, heart or kidney disease and weakened immune system due to HIV/AIDS, long term drug therapy or cancer treatment. 

News Image EIR Review of DeForest Dominguez Wetlands Public Meeting
Wednesday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m., at Houghton Park

News Image Closed For the 4th of July Holiday
City Hall will be closed Monday, July 4 to celebrate Independence Day

News Image Coffee A' Fair
Councilwoman Gabelich will be hosting a coffee in her Field Office during the early hours of the Bixby Knolls Street Fair, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Sunday, June 26th.  The Field Office is located at 3837 Atlantic.  There is parking in the rear. 


News Image Councilwoman Gabelich Welcomes Children From Patrick Henry Elementary School
Twenty children, including several "pen pals" to Councilmembers and staff of the legislators visit City Hall.

News Image What Is That Loud Boom?
The B1B Bomber will depart for its return flight to Edwards Air Force Base on Wednesday, May 25 between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.

You may hear some very loud noise when it takes off.  If you have any further questions, you may contact Ken Ashmore, Long Beach Airport PIO at 562-570-2674

News Image Goings On At the Rancho
Rancho Los Cerritos Summer Concert Series, Admi$$ion Free!

News Image North Long Beach Community Action Group (CAG)
Get Involved in Your Community!

Energy and the Environment: Long Beach and Beyond
Come listen to Loretta Lynch, former president of the California Public Utilities Commission

News Image Community Meeting Wednesday, April 13th 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Independent Study of Redevelopment in Long Beach

News Image Airport Security Community Crime Prevention Meeting
Save the date! Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

Cheryl McDonald Local Artists On Display
Paintings and sculpture in the District 8 Field Office

News Image Human Health Risk Assessment Report
The Department of Health and Human Services has been working with Montgomery, Watson and Harza (MWH) to prepare a city-wide Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA).  Read an online executive summary and see rebroadcast times.


News Image Facts at a Glance for 2013
Know who to call for results!

News Image Talk to Councilwoman Gabelich
Councilwoman Gabelich is holding a community coffee on Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) Los Cerritos Tree Restoration Project
The Los Cerritos Improvement Association, in partnership with the City, will be planting new parkway trees.

Dump That Hazardous Waste Safely!
Here's your change to dispose of your hazardous waste.

The neighborhood cleans up Step Up To Host A Clean Up!
Would you like to host a clean-up?

News Image Join the Youth Advisory Council
Dedicated youth wanted!  Would you like to have a voice in your City's government?  Be an important part of your community while earning community service hours.  We are looking for committed youth who wish to serve as community liaisons with the Mayor and City Council. 

Superior Super Warehouse Grand Opening
We are pleased to welcome Superior Super Warehouse to our District and invite you to the Grand Opening on Thursday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m. 
Frito Lay will be presenting a check for $5,000 to Addams Elementary School and Superior Super Warehouse is contributing several cartons of toys to Carmelitos for our Holiday Toy Drive. 
Come out and join us for the ribbon cutting, fun and prizes!

North Project Area Committee (PAC) Openings

The North PAC is looking for committed individuals and businesses who want to become more involved with their community as citizen advisors.  There are two openings for business property owners and six for resident rental tenants.  The qualifications are that you must live within certain boundaries, have an active interest in becoming involved and attend regular PAC meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month.  Anyone interested should contact Martha Thuente at 562-422-6669.

Neighborhood Clean Up
Our next clean up will be held Saturday, December 4 from 8:00 12:00 noon at 48th St. and Pacific Avenue .   Come help clean up the neighborhood.  Bring your large items for the dumpster. (No hazardous materials or electronic equipment, please)

North Long Beach Community Action Group Holiday Party Potluck
North Long Beach CAG is having a Holiday Party Potluck on Sunday, December 5, 2004 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Family YMCA, located at Atlantic and Del Amo.  Bring your favorite dish!

Keep Up On the Local News
Read It Here First

Top of the Town Neighborhood Cleanup
Come join your community on Saturday, October 23 at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the corner of Plymouth and Elm.  Dumpster will be available, cleaning tools and gloves provided.  For more information, please contact Linda Ivers or Veronica Servin at 570-1326.

8th Annual Veterans Day Parade
Join us to salute our veterans, past and present, at the 8th Annual Veterans Day Parade on November 6th at 10:00 a.m. 

Councilmember Gabelich hosts Community Coffee on Saturday, October 9
Councilmember Rae Gabelich will host her first Community Coffee on Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 

Eighth District residents are invited to discuss any city-related issues or problems with Rae and her staff.

The event will be held at Avila's El Ranchito, located at 5345 Long Beach Blvd. 

For more information, please call 570-6685.

Special Airport Advisory Commission Meeting on EIR Scope Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.
A special meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee will be held this Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss and approve a recommended scope for the Terminal Improvements Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  The AAC's recommendation will then go to the City Council for approval.

Community input and participation in this process is very important.  The meeting will be held at the Long Beach Energy Department at 2400 E. Spring Street.

Dairy Neighborhood Community Meeting on Traffic Improvements
Tuesday, September 28th at Jane Addams School, 5320 Pine Avenue

News Image Neighborhood Clean-ups
Join us for our neighborhood clean-ups and help keep the 8th District a place of beauty.