Events in December

Happy Holiday’s neighbors and friends.  Hopefully you and yours will be able to join us this season for Winter in Willmore and the Annual Holiday Potluck.  Included in this email are a listing of several events happening in and around the Willmore City Historic District of Downtown Long Beach.

Make sure to check to check out the latest WCHA Newsletter, the award winning Willmore Enterprise:   Send your address information to and we will send you a copy of next months Willmore Enterprise in the mail.

Code Enforcement Meeting

This meeting gives neighbors a platform to report code violations they observe occurring in the Willmore City / Drake Park Historic District and the West End neighborhoods with a City of Long Beach Code Enforcement representative.  To learn more about the City’s Code Enforcement program, Neighborhood Services Bureau visit

NOTE:  The Code Enforcement Meeting is now scheduled for every THREE MONTHS (March, June, September, and December), instead of monthly.

Place: Sherron Leno’s House
748 Daisy Avenue 90813
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Time: 6-7 pm

Winter in Willmore, Saturday December 15, 2-6pm at Drake Park

Second Annual Winter in Willmore Celebration at Drake Park.  Enjoy holiday lights, treats, crafts and pictures with Santa for kids, music and general merriment.   There will be the Tree of Lights lighting!  We ask that all attendees bring a can food item which will be donated to Food Finders.

WCHA will have a bake sale booth to help with event expenses.  Contact Kathleen to let her know what you would like to bring or if you  would like to help with the booth at or 818.470.0005.

For additional information visit:

PLACE:  Drake Park 951 Maine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
DATE:  Saturday, December 15, 2012
TIME: 2:00 – 6:00pm

DRC Holiday Forum

MixMingle, and share some Holiday Cheer with your Downtown friends and neighbors at the final Downtown Residential Council forum for 2012.  Great food and drinks.  Fun raffle prizes. And more!  Join in our charity cause to support ORCA’s sock drive.  Bring a pair of socks or two to be donated to those in need this holiday season!
Place: Hotel Maya
700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach CA 90802
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2012
Time: 7-10pm

Annual WCHA Holiday Potluck

This year the event will take place at the incredible Sherron Leno’s home. This meticulously restored Queen Anne cottage owes its charm to Sherron’s loving attention to detail. Bring a dish, meet new friends and catch up with old ones, while admiring Sherron’s hard work.
RSVP:  View the EVITE, email, or leave a message at 562.435.9606
Place: Sherron Leno’s House – 748 Daisy Avenue
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Time: 7-10pm

FREE Evening at the Aquarium

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Vice Mayor Robert Garcia cordially invites you to kick off the new year with a FREE evening at the Aquarium.

RSVP is required at 562 570 6919 or

Space is limited. Parking structure is $8.


Every Friday from 11 am – 2 pm

East Village Arts District

Please Join us for Lunch at the East Village Arts Park every Friday from 11:00AM -2PM.

For more info:

2nd Saturday Shop & Walk will start again in 2013

We’re Back!… The 2nd Saturday Shop & Walk will start again in 2013 and run four times a year… Get ready to visit and learn about local Downtown Businesses with your awesome Downtown Neighbors!

Stay tuned for more:


Arts Council for Long Beach

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Arts Council for Long Beach is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking performers, artists, artist groups and organizations able to engage City of Long Beach residents through participation in the A LOT Initiative, a program of the Arts Council for Long Beach supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant.

This is a great opportunity for neighborhood groups, youth groups, churches, schools and various other organizations to partner with artists and performance groups throughout Long Beach. If you would like to produce more arts events in your neighborhood, the A LOT Initiative is a great way for you to connect with artists and collaborate with the community. We are asking for interested groups to partner with artists and submit an application to be involved in city-wide initiative.

For more info:


DRC Discounted Day Passes for

WE Labs (Work Evolution Laboratories)

105 W. Broadway (near the corner of Pine)

Dear Downtown Resident,

Hope this email finds you well. I would like inform you that there is a creative cowork facility in the center of Downtown Long Beach. WE Labs (Work Evolution Laboratories) is located at 105 W. Broadway (near the corner of Pine). WE are a 5,500 square foot creative cowork space with over 20 desk space, highspeed wifi, members lounge, kitchen, conference room, project studio and many other amenities. WE are currently accepting both full time and part time members. WE offer day passes for people who would like to try out the space for a day and/or those that may want to occasionally drop in. We’re offering residence that live within 90802, 90813 and 90806 a discounted day pass of $20 from our regular $35 and this does include free coffee :-). Residents interested in the discounted day passes just need to fill out our membership inquiry form at  and select ‘DRC’ in the ‘How Did You Hear About WE Labs?’ field. Or simply drop in and show your ID to receive the discounted rate on the spot.

Also, if you would like to come in for a tour you can contact me, Markus, at or (562) 264-5883 to schedule a time.

Our goal is to build a creative hub of professionals that assist one another in success and WE look forward to building this strong network in our awesome city of Long Beach. Thank you for your support.


Markus D. Manley

Founder @ WE Labs


The DLBA is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

Residential Coordinator– Click Here to View Job Posting

The Residential Coordinator is responsible for supporting the operations department by managing relations between the DLBA and its Property Based Improvement District (PBID) residential stakeholders, while developing and managing the residential outreach program. It is envisioned that this position will require work from both a top down and bottom up approach to coordinate with the residential stakeholders. This means that the Residential Coordinator will be expected to develop the outreach program or components of the program independently while also engaging the residential stakeholders for input and assistance in preparing and implementing the residential outreach program.

Communications Manager– Click Here to View Job Posting

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is seeking an experienced communications professional to serve as its Communications Manager. The Communications Manager will work with the DLBA’s management team to develop and implement communications strategies to further DLBA’s mission, goals and initiatives.

The Communications Manager will play an active and primary role to develop communications protocol and exercise best practices for DLBA to implement. The Communications Manager will work with DLBA President and CEO, senior staff, Board of Directors and outside consultants in coordinating communications across the various departments and activities of DLBA.


Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 8 am to 4:30 pm

Volunteers wanted for The Christmas Store

The volunteers have a great time helping the families and the kids shop.  To put your name on the volunteer list, send an e-mail to  (NOTE the “dot” between BBLB and Christmas.)  Include your name, organization (if any) (e.g. Boeing, Molina Health Care, etc.), your e-mail
address, and phone number.  Our volunteer coordinator will contact you.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 12pm to 4pm

A Victorian Christmas, at The Bembridge House
Get in the holiday Spirit with a tour of the beautifully decorated Bembridge House.


Pine Avenue Street Improvement Project [see attached brochure]

Check out the plans for the Pine Avenue Street Improvement Project.  Stay tuned for the start date.

For more info, please contact:

Long Beach Development Services, (562) 570-LBDS,

Former American Hotel building (

The iconic structure built in 1905 located just east of the Promenade on Broadway and now known as the Psychic Temple, produced the following press coverage:

LA Times:,0,7250420.story


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