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Send in your nominations and photos
Dear Reader,


I am inviting residents to nominate individuals and/or organizations for the annual Good Neighbor Awards. The nomination process honors youth, adults and organizations who have been "good neighbors" in the 5th Council District.

To submit a nomination for a Good Neighbor Award, go online and complete a nomination form at: You can also send your contact information, along with the contact information of your nominee, to


Residents can also mail their nomination to Councilwoman Schipske at 333 W. Ocean Blvd. 14th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802. Be sure to include reasons why your nominee deserves to be acknowledged as a "good neighbor."


Awardees will be recognized at the 6th Annual 5th District Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic on Saturday, September 29th. Please send in your nominations by Friday, September 14th.

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"What I LIke Best About My Neighborhood" Photo Contest


Long Beach residents of the Fifth District Council District are invited to get their cell phones and cameras ready to photograph what makes them love the neighborhood in which they live.


We want residents to capture in a photograph all the great things that make the 5th District a wonderful place to live and to work and to tell us what they like best about their neighborhood.


5th District residents can email their photograph to Councilwoman Schipske at The photographs will be printed out and displayed at the 6th annual Good Neighbor Festival and Family Picnic. Photographs will be accepted through September 14th. Submissions should include the name, address and email of the resident as well as a brief description of the photograph.


Each resident sending a photograph will receive an "opportunity ticket" for a drawing to receive a "5th District Goodie Basket." One entry per person. The photo contest is sponsored by Sam's Club at the Long Beach Towne Center.


Free Car Seat Safety Check


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Ensure your child is secure in his or her car seat by registering to have your car seat inspected.


A free car seat safety check will be part of this year's Good Neighbor Festival, but you must reserve your spot now! To make an appointment, contact Danny Luna at 562-933-9151 or


The car seat safety check is sponsored by Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Safety Belt Safe USA, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.