Block Party Celebration

July 4th was a success because neighbors were meeting (often for the very first time) and sharing stories and observations about their block, their historic homes, and their day-to-day living in Bluff Heights. This gave us all a sense of belonging! ~Frank Ginipro, BHNA Board Member

The annual Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association’s 4th of July Block Party was a sparkling success. It was a beautiful day, made a little more delightful by a breeze that moved through the event all day long. This event is one of many things that make Bluff Heights a great place to live, and a huge debt of gratitude goes to the BHNA board members who work so hard on the annual affair. There were many highlights, including the popular chili cook-off which was organized and managed again this year by Dennis Snyder, dogs in costumes parading up and down the street, and the delicious hot dog (or bratwurst) “boat” served with a friendly smile. Many happy kids had their faces painted by Veronica Cherene, and Jason Walker ran a fun water balloon toss. Thank you to Joyce Hackett and Lee Apel for leading us in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” And a big thank you goes out to a those who helped to setup and tear down the event: John Brown and his crew, who provided the EZ-up tents, tables, chairs, misters, and delux port-o-potty; the Conservation Corps of Long Beach who helped with setting up and taking down the chairs and trash containers; and Mayor Richardson's office who paid for the barricades,

We added more images to the slideshow of photos from the event on the homepage of www.bluffheights.org.


Big thanks go to our sponsors:

The Port of Long Beach

Theresa on 3rd

Cindy Allen, Vice Mayor

Ocean Boulevard Real Estate


And many thanks to all the local (and a few not-so-local) businesses and individuals who donated to our raffle:

Wild Child Party & Supply

Flamin’ Curry

Wild Chive

Hot Stuff

Olives Gourmet Grocer

The Library

The Firkin Pub and Grill

Bliss on Broadway

The Broad Museum

Mattel Toys

Alder & Sage

Gusto Bread

Naples Rib Company

Sandy Winkler (local artist)


Hug Life

Pippi & Lola Plant Studio

BHNA-1941 Historic Sign

Marshal Pumphrey

The Attic on Broadway

Tru Nature Juice Bar

La Parolaccia

JW Goodson Salon

Wine Country


National Night Out was a success! BHNA Board Members set-up outside of Immanuel Place on Monday, August 1. They greeted neighbors who came by on the beautiful evening. Mayor Rex Richardson stopped by to talk with the group. Also on hand were Vice-Mayor Cindy Allen and three Long Beach police officers.

Each month we will publish a photograph from our neighborhood. The photo above was taken by Maria Kootsikas of BHN kids grooming trees planted a year ago by the city in our parkways. Thanks to everyone’s help over the last year, all the Crape Myrtle trees are alive and doing well.

If you have photos that highlight the beauty and uniqueness of our neighborhood, please send them to info@bluffheights.org

Moonlight Movies on the Beach

Backyard Bounty

The second Sunday of the month is Backyard Bounty day in Bluff Heights. Share the bounty from your backyard by placing it in front of your house. Take a walk through the neighborhood, get a little exercise, and enjoy the bounty. Find the label HERE

Sunday, August 13, starting at 9:00 AM

Wine and Book Pairing

Long Beach novelist Max Evans will be reading from his latest novel, Escape To Butterfly Ave, at the Wine Crush, 3131 E Broadway. Come out to enjoy a glass of wine from the "no host" bar and support a local artist.

Sunday, August 27, starting at 4:00 PM

Neighborhood Forum with Mayor Rex Richardson

Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson will be our special guest speaker at the next Neighborhood Forum, held at Immanuel Place at 3215 E 3rd St.

Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 PM

Fresh Produce at Local Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets and farm stands are great places to browse, sample, and buy fresh produce and handmade products. Visit the market at Bixby Park (130 Cherry Avenue) every Tuesday starting at 3:00 PM and every Saturday starting at 9:00 AM 

Find more details HERE.

Saving Water Is the Long Beach Way 

As we face unprecedented drought across California, we all need to do our part to conserve water. HERE is a flyer from the Long Beach Water Department outlining the new rules. Find more information on water conservation HERE.

Is it Time to Trim your Waste-Line? 

It's really simple to trim your "Waste-Line!" All you need to do is collect your e-waste, hazardous waste, and/or old tire waste and bring it to one of three local collection centers under the conditions set by the City of Long Beach on this flyer.

You will feel much lighter now that you took care of those extra notches on your Waste-Line! Doesn't being a loser feel good?


District 2 - Councilwoman Cindy Allen
(562) 570-2222
Cindy.Allen@longbeach.gov or district2@longbeach.gov
Connor Lock, Chief of Staff

LBPD Blotter
On March 17 2022, the Long Beach Police Department debuted a new tool for the Long Beach community to access information about police activity and investigations.
To view this new community resource, and other Police Department information, please visit the LBPD Homepage and LBPD News.

Jeff Anderson
Anderson Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Pacific Estates
2883 E Spring Street STE #100, Long Beach, CA 90806
Toll Free: 800 784 2616
Mikle W. Norton
Kohr Group Realty
5222 E Los Altos Plaza, Long Beach, Ca 90815
Email: Mike@mikenorton.com
Cell 562-577-5021

Ms. Theresa Marino
Theresa on 3rd
Neighborhood Advocate & A Neighbor Who Cares
Click HERE to inquire about showing support in our newsletter.
The Bicycle Stand
Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital
Dr. James Dohn
Flamin Curry
Gallagher's Pub and Grill
Granny's Donuts
Hot Java
Hug Life Ice Cream
La Parolaccia Osteria
Nice Alterations and Tailoring
Park Pantry
TC Raw Eats
Tru Nature Juice Bar
Syndicate Barber Shop
The Wine Crush
The Bluff Heights Neighborhood and Historic District is a great place to live. Your $10 of support will go a long way toward making your neighborhood even better through our communication outlets, community events, and critical activities!
THANK YOU to all the neighbors who have already donated!
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