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Breathe Easy
Long Beach Asthma Resource Fair
Breathe better, for a healthier tomorrow

Saturday, May 18, 2013 
10am - 2pm 
Admiral Kidd Park 
2125 Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach 

The Asthma Resource Fair will provide numerous resources and educational materials for community members to learn more about asthma management and the related services offered in the community.

This free family friendly event will feature valuable information on asthma prevention and control, including free health screenings by doctors, allergists and respiratory therapists, educational materials and connections to vital resources and support services. There will be mobile clinics, drawings, door prizes and healthy snacks for all attendees. The Greener Good Farmers Market will be open during the fair.  

5th District Community Baby Shower

Councilwoman Schipske started the "Community Baby Shower" several years ago to provide a "basic going-home newborn kit" for low-income mothers to use after giving birth in local hospitals. This year, Councilwoman Schipske has again partnered with Long Beach Cares and the Long Beach Public Health Nurses to hold the Community Baby Shower. 

You may help by donating new items for the newborn kits, including: diapers, diaper bags, baby wipes, bibs, onesies, socks, blankets, hats and mittens. Contributions of money (made out to Long Beach Cares) are also accepted. Donations can be dropped off on Mondays and Wednesdays during the month of May at 2760 N. Studebaker Road.

You are also invited to assist in assembling the kits at the Community Baby Shower:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services 
2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach 90815

Questions? Contact Rachel in the Office of Councilwoman Schipske at 562-570-6932 or email
Combat the Foreclosure Crisis

End the Foreclosure Crisis in Your Community 
Five years after the housing market collapsed, America's economy is still weak. Unemployment and under-employment rates remain extremely high and middle and working-class families are struggling. The continued foreclosure crisis remains a major drag on our sputtering economy: homeowners are burdened by huge debts and record-high foreclosure rates continue to sap wealth and savings out of neighborhoods.

On May 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. EST, join policy experts and members of Local Progress for a national web briefing session to discuss how municipalities can help end the foreclosure crisis and generate economic growth by using eminent domain to reset mortgages to a fair market value. We'll talk about the innovative and powerful new proposal that cities around the country are considering in order to protect families and rejuvenate their local economies.

RSVP here for the call-in information and briefing packet.


Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (Richmond, CA) 
Councilmember Darrin Sharif (Newark, NJ) 
Professor Robert Hockett, Cornell Law School 
Amy Schur, Home Defenders League & ACCE 
Moderator: Ady Barkan, Center for Popular Democracy

May 17, 2013 - 10am 
El Dorado Summer Day Camp Sign-Ups

El Dorado Day Camp
El Dorado Park West
2800 N. Studebaker Road
June 17th - August 30th
Monday - Friday
Field Trips Once A Week

Space is limited!
Contact 562-570-3225 for more information

Long Beach Basket Brigade Hope Gala

The Long Beach Basket Brigade Cordially Invites You and Your Friends to the 5th Annual Long Beach Basket Brigade Fundraiser Hope Gala   

Saturday, May 18, 2013 
The Grand Event Center 
4101 E. Willow Street, Long Beach 90815

Registration, Silent Auction and Cocktails
Texas Hold'em and Bunco Tournaments
Dinner and Live Auction

Contact: Kym Livesay at

View the flyer here
Long Beach Basket Brigade Website   
Newcomb Academy Foundation "Golfing FORE Education"

For almost 10 years, the Newcomb Academy Foundation has been providing the children at Newcomb Academy, a K-8 school in the Long Beach Unified School District, with the staffing, programming and resources for curriculum no longer provided through the school district. This staffing and curriculum includes elementary and middle school computer lab, science lab, keyboarding, additional music instruction, middle school electives, sports and so much more! Our largest source of funding is from the proceeds of our annual Golf Classic, which will take place on June 3, 2013, at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, CA.  


It is critical that we maintain funding for the staffing and expanded curriculum that have now become a staple for the children at Newcomb Academy and help our students achieve outstanding success, including the highest API score (917) for K-8 schools in the district. For this reason, we ask for your sponsorship of this important annual event.


Your support will help advance education in your local community and enable the Newcomb Academy Foundation to continue offering its existing programs, while continuing to expand curriculum for our students. The attached flyer outlines ways in which you can help students receive an excellent education.


Newcomb Academy Foundation 

2013 Newcomb Golf Classic

 Golf Classic Flyer and Registration Form 

Home Front Theater

 A monthly, free film series highlighting movies from the 40s and 50s


Citizen Kane

Friday, May 17, 2013


El Dorado Library

2900 Studebaker Road  

11th Annual Solar Cup at Lake Skinner

Come watch the nation's largest solar-powered boat competition for high school students

Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19 
Lake Skinner, near Temecula in southwestern Riverside County

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District and its member agencies, the Solar Cup is a 7 month education program where nearly 750 students from 40 high schools from several southern California counties compete.

Walk With Ease with The Heart of Ida

The Heart of Ida encourages you to get moving and feel better by participating in the Arthritis Foundation's
Walk With Ease program

June 3 - July 15
8:30am - 9:30am
Rosie the Riveter Park, corner of Clark and Conant

Long Beach Sea Festival Kickoff Extravaganza
Saturday, June 1, 2013
1pm - 7pm
Marina Green Park
386 E. Shoreline Drive
Food trucks, children's activities and Finding Nemo begins at sunset
Heroes of the Coast - the Documentary
Save the Date

Sunday, May 26, 2013 
The Art Theatre - 2025 E. 4th Street (at Cherry)

A special event sponsored by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust and its community partners.

The film celebrates the 40th anniversary of the brilliant 1972 political campaign that saved the California coastline from rampant over-development. The hour-long documentary features interviews with major coastal activists and staff of the California Coastal Commission.

Two local activists featured in the film, Mel Nutter and Don May, will be the special guests at the screening.

Tickets on sale soon

Long Beach Gun Buyback Event

In January, Council asked the Police Department to explore the creation and funding of a gun buyback program. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of guns in the public domain by offering gift cards for unwanted firearms.

Gun Buyback Event:
Saturday, June 8, 2013
10am - 6pm
Parking lot of the North Police Sub-Station - 4891 Atlantic Avenue

Non-functioning firearms: $50 gift card
Handguns, rifles and shotguns: $100 gift card
Assault rifles: $200 gift card

spcaLA Pet Adoption

Save the date for our annual tradition - enjoy booths, fun, free gifts and more while finding your new Friend for Life!

Saturday, June 8th
P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
7700 E. Spring Street
10am to 4pm

Sponsorships are available. Contact us at or call (323) 730-+5300, x233. 
La Gran Limpieza: The 24th Annual Great LA River Cleanup
Hosted by the Friends of the Los Angeles River

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