March Willmore Enterprise + Events

Happy March neighbors.  We hope you are all basking in the beautiful weather we are experiencing.  There are several exciting events happening in and around the neighborhood in the coming weeks.  We hope you and yours will join us this Spring.

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.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
6-7 pm
Willmore City & West End Code Enforcement Meeting
Drake Park – 951 Maine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
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


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
7 pm
Willmore City Heritage Association (WCHA) General Meeting
Drake Park – 951 Maine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
You are invited to attend the next WCHA meeting. There will be a meet and greet with Downtown’s new Patrol Resource Officer (PRO), Officer Ken Green. He will lead a discussion about graffiti, gangs, crime and what we, as a community, can do about it. Please note that Willmore and Downtown is no longer in South Division, but has been combined with West Division. Please send comments and concerns to:
For more info, please contact WCHA at


Additional events happening in the Downtown area this month:



Saturday, March 2
Three tour times are available: 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm
Loft Walk 2013 at the Insurance Exchange Building
Join us for LOFTWALK 2013 at the INSURANCE EXCHANGE BUILDING, plus a tour of historic Downtown buildings on the BIG RED BUS on Saturday March 2. This year’s event is different than last year… Three tour times are available: 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

We’ll start the evening with hosted appetizers at Congregation, then move to the bus for a tour of Downtown Long Beach with Art Deco Historian John Thomas and then the LOFTWALK at the INSURANCE EXCHANGE before making our way to the penthouse for wine tasting and appetizers.

To purchase tickets and for more info, visit


March 6, 2013
Go Long Beach Awards
RSVP by Feburary 27, 2013 by calling (562) 570-6919 or
Keesal, Young and Logan – Union Bank Building 400 Oceangate 90802
Commplimentary light appitizers and refereshments will be sereved.


March 6 & 7, 2013
East Village Arts District Taste of Downtown
East Village Arts District
The Taste of Downtown series returns to the Long Beach! The series begins in the East Village Arts District on 1st Street between Linden & Elm Avenue. Many of your favorite Downtown restaurants will be serving up sample sized portions of their signature dishes, while music permeates the popular area. The Taste of Downtown East Village Arts District will feature Downtown’s best restaurants, as well as live art demonstrations.
Tickets: Discounted booklets are now available for purchase through 12 noon on March 6.

For more info, visit


March 7, 2013
Long Beach Central Project Area Council (LB CPAC) Meeting
Mental Health America, 456 Elm Ave.
The LB CPAC is an advocacy group that focuses on monitoring redevelopment in the central area of Long Beach. The boundaries of the area are roughly Redondo Boulevard on the east, Ocean Boulevard on the south, the L.A. River up to Pacific Coast Highway and then over to the western edge of the city on the west and Wardlow Road on the north.
For more information, contact Annie Greenfeld at (562) 225-9462.


9:00 am to 12:00pm
Ceasar E. Chavez Park – 401 Golden Avenue 90802
The City of Long Beach invites you to learn about the Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (LBVPP).
Come learn about the 18-month planning process.
Find out how you can get involved.
Be part of the solution to keep Long Beach safe.
Spanish and Khmer Translation Available
FREE Breakfast
FREE Child Watch for children ages 5 to 12
PARKING available at Cesar Chavez Elementary School
For more information or to RSVP please call (562) 570-5585 or email


8 P.M.
Violinist Stephanie Chase performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Concert also features The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky
Terrace Theater in Long Beach
For more information, call (562) 436-3203, or visit


9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Downtown Walking Tours
Meet in front of the WPA Mural at the north end of the Promenade. 205 East 3rd Street.
Cost: $10 per adult payable through PayPal
The City of Long Beach is filled with historic gems. From our neighborhoods to buildings, from modern architecture to the Art Deco style; it’s all here and waiting to be discovered. Now is the time to experience historic downtown Long Beach on a walking tour. Long Beach Heritage is proud to announce our Walking Tour Program to help foster preservation advocacy and education throughout Long Beach.
For more information, call 562-493-7019 or visit


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:





Take the “Mutt Mitt” Survey! –

The DLBA understands the need and/or want for dog waste bags and dispensers in our community. They have been researching the option of “Mutt Mitt” stations around the Downtown Long Beach area, and want to get the community’s feedback on the possibility.

Here is a link for the Mutt Mitt’s website, in case any resident wants to do some of their own research first…

The survey is quick and simple – Just two questions! And, it is COMPLETELY anonymous. The DLBA is simply looking to see whether or not the community likes/wants the Mutt Mitt’s. Please take the survey yourself, as well as forward it along to any/all the Downtown residents!


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