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Congrats to the 5th District Good Neighbors!
 Congratulations to our 5th District Good Neighbors!
The following individuals and organizations will be acknowledged at the 6th Annual Good Neighbor Festival on Saturday, September 29th at Good Neighbor Park


Rodney Woods                             Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation

Bruce DeMille                               Gatsby Books
Peter Sovich                                 The Heart of Ida
Bianca Sovich                               Seaside Printing Company
Summer Wells                              Walmart
Lisa Stumm                                  CareMore
Ann Cantrell                                  St. Mary Medical Center
Stacy Mungo                                Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Barbara Hubbs                              Long Beach FireFighters Local 372
Keith Kerr                                     Vitas
Joy Kerr                                        Long Beach Cares
Sarah Ireland                                 Baja Sonora
Sandy Patton                                Southern California Edison
Matt Patton                                   Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Marisol Zobler                                Aquarium of the Pacific
Jill Brennan                                   Heart 2 Heart Quilting Group Mary Parsell
Elizabeth Buffington                       Stitches From the Heart
Scott MacDonald                           Friends of the Long Beach FireFighters
Lee Seltzer                                   El Dorado Park South Neighborhood Assn.
Bruce MacRae                              Apostrophe Books
Erma Varnado                               Bodell's Shoes
Mike Farrar                                   Cirivello's Sports Bar
Dennis Rainey                               Curves - El Dorado
Betty Rainey                                 Joan Stiehl Farmers Insurance
Kym Cloughesy                             Fast Frame
Gary Field                                     Go Dogs Go
Bill Nash                                       Kidz Head 2 Toe
Tim Grobaty                                  Once Read Books
Ed Barwick                                   Poochie's Bath House

                                                                          Postal Annex

 So avoid the "Carmageddon 2" madness on the Southern California freeways this weekend and spend a day recognizing your neighbors, learning more about local organizations and listening to a performance by the Elm Street Band.

Additional details about the 6th Annual Good Neighbor Festival


Jet Blue Tickets for Two - Grand Prize for Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic
Those who attend the September 29th Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic have several opportunities to win two roundtrip Jet Blue airline tickets or a number of other prizes.



Once you have visited at least 16 booths you are eligible for an opportunity ticket that will be dropped in a box. Participants who visit 20 booths get two tickets; visiting 24 booths gets three tickets. All completed Good Neighbor Cards must be turned in by 2 p.m. at the Festival. Winners must be present and will be announced at 3 pm.


JetBlue opportunity drawing is open to attendees 18 years old and older. Must be present to win.


"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 still email their photographs 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 25th. 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 gift basket sponsored by Sam's Club at the Long Beach Towne Center. One entry per person. 


Car Seat Safety Check

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.