Friends of Belmont Shore
June Newsletter -  2016
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 Celebrate the 
1st Year Anniversary of the
Friends of Belmont Shore & Vote for the 2016/2017 Board of Directors

Dear Neighbor,

(Note it is Wednesday and not Thursday evening.)

The Program will include:
  • A presentation of “Homelessness in Belmont Shore and Throughout Our City,” by Theresa Chandler, Long Beach’s Homeless Services Officer, plus a Long Beach Police Officer who works with the Quality of Life homeless population.
  • A conversation with a member of the Long Beach Police Department’s SWAT Team.
  • An election to fill the nine vacancies on our Board of Directors.  There were no petitions, so the nine vacancies will be filled by the recommendations of the Nominating Committee.  These individuals are:  Colleen Bentley, Kathy Berry, Andrew Kincaid, Vanessa Liddell, William Lorbeer, David “Coach” Newell, Lee Ostendorf, Sara Schumacher and Sandy Riddle. 
  • Last but not least:  A Celebration of our First Anniversary.  We’ll Celebrate with Dessert and a Beverage. 
Our First Pancake Breakfast was a huge success with more than 400 neighbors joining us.  In this newsletter see a list of all those who made the Pancake Breakfast possible.  If you run into them please say “Thank You."

We will sponsor the Elm Street Band along with Councilmember Suzie Price at Marina Stadium on Thursday, August 11, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

I look forward to seeing you at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall on the corner of East Broadway and Granada Avenue. 


Dick Gaylord
Friends of Belmont Shore
Mark Your Calendar for the June
Friends of Belmont Shore Meeting

Wednesday, June 29  – 6:00 p.m.

Homelessness in Belmont Shore and
Throughout Our City

Theresa Chandler, Long Beach Homeless Services Officer
Shannon Parker, Chronic Homeless Initiatives Coordinator
Officer Dodson, Long Beach Police Department

Long Beach Police Department's SWAT Team
Officers Jeremy Chavez and Robert Davenport

Election of the 2016-17 Board of Directors

Celebrate the 1st Anniversary
of the Friends of Belmont Shore

Enjoy a Dessert and Beverage with us at this special celebration

St. Bartholomew Church Meeting Hall
                       Enter at: 5100 East Broadway at Granada                               

          Thank You To Those Who Made
the Pancake Breakfast A Success 
Hence, ‘a thresh-hold.’



Friends of Belmont Shore

  • Kathy Berry, Jann Gath, Lee Ostendorf (and Trini, Lee’s Assistant)
    • Co-Chairs of the Breakfast
  • Casey Allen, Vanessa Liddell and Joyce Zoubul
    • Membership Table
  • The Board Members
  • Kristina Duggan
    • Publicity
  • Long Beach Firefighters
    • Jimmy Smith and the others - Cooks
  • Long Beach Police Department
    • Fingerprinting for Kids
  • Chase Bank
    • Vanessa, Manager - Location
  • D.J.
    • George – and His Smooth Sounds
  • Marcos
    • Balloon Artist
  • Poly’s Coffee
    • Mike Sheldrake, Owner - Coffee
  • Harry Saltzgaver
    • Grunion Gazette - Publicity
  • Councilwoman Suzie Price and her staff
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Doug and Freda Otto

Gift Card Donations from Belmont Shore Businesses:
  • Aqua Bella Salon – Skin Care by Risa
  • Blue Windows
  • Brix
  • Dogz
  • Legends
  • LaStrada
  • Lucky Jeans
  • Second Street Beauty
  • Roe
  • Simmzy’s
  • Taco Surf
  • Tavern on 2nd
  • Urban Table

Herman's Shoes

Herman's Shoes on 2nd Street has been a serving customers for over 51 years.  Stop by and say hello to Ellen Garcia and her son Larry, and shop for an amazing pair of shoes.  

Who Do I Call?

Having trouble knowing who to call for oversized trash pick-up, street light outage or a utility question?  

Check out the numbers below that will guide you through city services.


Inaugural Swim of the Buoy Line - June 26 

On Sunday June 26, 2016, please join us to "play in the bay"! Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Councilwoman Suzie Price will celebrate the new Bay Shore Buoy Line and unveil new water quality signs. The Bay Shore Buoy Line measures 500 yards; every 100 yards is marked by a buoy. This permanent, measured open-water course is the first of its kind in the nation. The line demonstrates the city's commitment to promoting "swimability" as a critical part of a livable city. 

Join us for the inaugural swim! In addition, we will celebrate new water quality signs, which allow beach goers to easily ascertain the water quality. The event starts at 2 pm at the corner of Ocean Blvd and Bay Shore Drive. 

--- by Rachael Tanner
City of Long Beach, Dir. of Special Events

Disaster Preparedness

Would you be ready to protect yourself and your loved ones if there were an emergency?

Visit  Emergency Preparedness and Response and follow these four steps:

The CDC recommends you store one gallon of water per person (or pet) per day. Not only do you need clean water to drink, but also for hygiene and food preparation. It is possible that the water supply may be cut off or contaminated following a disaster. To avoid consuming questionable water and contracting who knows what, try to make sure you store enough for you and your family to last 3 days.

Both FEMA and CDC recommend purchasing commercially bottled water, in order to prepare the safest and most reliable emergency water supply. Make sure to keep water in its original container and do not open it until it is needed. Also try to store the water in a cool dark place.

If you are looking to prepare your own containers of water, we have compiled a list of things you might need to know all in one place.

  •   How to prepare your own containers of water:

  •   Purchase food grade water storage containers.

  •   These can be bought at surplus or camping supplies stores.

  •   Before filling the containers with water, make sure to thoroughly clean the containers

    with soap and water. Then completely rinse out the containers so there is no soap residue left in there.

You can also use two-liter soft drink bottles for water storage. If you choose to use these, here's what you need to know:

  •   You will need to make a sanitizing solution by adding 1 teaspoon of non-scented household chlorine bleach to a quart of water.

  •   Mix this solution in the two-liter bottle, and then thoroughly rinse the bottle with clean water.

  •   You can then fill the bottle with regular tap water.

            o Note: if the water you are using for storage comes from a water
               source that is not treated with chlorine, add two drops of non-
               scented household chlorine bleach to the water and let the water
               stand for 30 minutes before using it.

  • Tightly close the container. Be careful not to contaminate the cap by touching the inside

    with your finger.

  •   Place a date on the outside of the container so you know when the water was filled.

  •   Make sure to store your water in a dark, cool place.

  •   You can purchase bottled water at any grocery store. 

Read more about Disaster Preparedness and set aside time to become prepared!

Concerts in Belmont Shore at Marine Stadium

Thursdays on June 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 and August 4
Begins at 6:30 p.m. at Marine Stadium

Fundraising and Picnic Basket Information
Sponsored by the Friends of Belmont Shore
& Councilwoman Suzie Price

Thursday, August 11
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Marine Stadium

Rolling Stones Tribute Band

Sponsored by the Alamitos Heights Improvement Association
Thursday, August 18
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Marine Stadium

Friday, August 26
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Marine Stadium
Kid zone opens at 5pm
100 Days of Summer is a partnership between the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you unprecedented access to all Long Beach has to offer this summer.

Visit the 100 Days of Summer Website for more information, email us at or call (562) 570-3100.

3rd District Community Meeting - June 23
Hear ye hear ye! It's that time again, for Councilwoman Suzie Price's monthly 3rd district community meeting extravaganza! This month's Community Meeting is being held at the Long Beach Yacht Club (6201 E Appian Way) on June 23rd at 5:30PM.  It will have everything you can imagine,  including an update from the Councilwoman on district and citywide issues, reports from the Police and the Fire Departments, and a presentation from Christopher Koontz from Development Services.  Christopher will be discussing the project formerly known as SEADIP, now going by SEASP.  Carnival attractions and a live circus will be at an extra charge.* 
Dinner will not be served so come with a hungry mind but a full belly and please RSVP by Monday June 20th, to  

*actual carnival attractions and live circus not available at this location or any other Suzie Price Community Meeting  

--- by Jack Cunningham
 3rd District, District Office Director

Belmont Shore Stroll & Savor
Wed. & Thursday, June 22nd & 23rd! 
The longest running food event in Long Beach takes place from 5:30pm to 9pm each night!  Taste from over 45 restaurants in the shore who offer the best of their menu. 
Discover new places to eat, shop and indulge as you stroll 2nd Street.  Listen to talented local musicians as you stroll with your family, friends, and dogs (yes, we have treats for dogs too!)

You can purchase tickets at various stores throughout the shore starting 
June 17th. The cost is $10 for a ticket book of 12 tickets. Use tickets for both nights in same month only!  Tickets will be sold at The Beach on 2nd, Blue Windows, Brix in the Shore, Francesca's, La Strada, Polly's Gourmet Coffee, Salon Soma, Shore Business Center, Sweet Jill's, and Urban Table.  Purchase tickets the night of the event in front of Chase Bank only.

Entertainment (local musicians)

Tom Solis Band on Corona & 2nd 
Sonic Recovery at Argonne & 2nd
The Previous Owners at Brix near Claremont
Poly HS Jazz group at LaVerne in front of Fromex 
Billy Rose in front of Rubios 
Chelsey Sanchez in front of Yogurtland

Brophy Dale on Corona & 2nd 
The Tom Solis Duo on Argonne & 2nd at Rubios
The Previous Owners at Brix
Billy Rose at Yogurtland 
Lisa Spykers in front of Pollys and Belmont Shore Music Studio students in front of Fromex.

Face painting & ballooning in front of Chase Bank!  Great for the whole family!

Sponsored by Circle Audi

June is the first month of the summer season.  Here in Belmont Shore, we are lucky to enjoy so many summer activities.  Beach time!

The month of June comes from the Roman, or Julian, calendar. June was initially named Iunius. The name either comes from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter, or from the word "iuniores", the Latin word for "younger ones". In the early Roman calendar June only had 29 days. It was Julius Caesar who added the additional day giving June 30 days. 

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.  However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.  Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Friends of Belmont Shore

Friends of Belmont Shore is an Organization made of  individuals - residents, business owners and property owners - who are dedicated to the Quality of Life in this unique Beachside Community.

Board of Directors:
Richard F. (Dick) Gaylord, President
Jann Kronick-Gath, Vice President
B.J. Newell, Secretary
Frank Elizondo, Treasurer
Casey Allen
Kathy Berry
Colleen Bentley
David (Coach) Newell
Alexis Rabenn
Sandy Riddle
Jack Rosenberg
Sara Schumacher
Douglas Otto

Membership is $15 per person per year.  Become a member by sending a check to:

Friends of Belmont Shore
P.O. Box 14553,
Long Beach, CA 90803-4553.

Renew your membership at our monthly meeting or view the membership renewal form.
The Friends of Belmont Shore want to represent you.  We need your input and your neighbors to become members! Concerns specific to the Belmont Park area may include criminal activity, special events, school related questions or even traffic and parking concerns.   Please consider the importance of having a voice through the Friends of Belmont Shore.  

For more information, contact Dick Gaylord at or (562) 618-2113 or to become a member go to Friends of Belmont Shore.

Friends of Belmont Shore
P.O. Box 14553 - Long Beach, CA  90853

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