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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shaping Up the 5th Yields Results


(Long Beach, CA) – Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and her staff are processing 133 service requests generated when residents took a walk around the Rancho Estates area on June 25th looking for infrastructure problems and other issues.

“If these residents can spot 133 problems, just think of what an entire neighborhood could do,” said Schipske.  “It’s a great way to keep your body and your neighborhood in shape.”

The most common problems noted were raised sidewalks, cracked curbs, “alligatored” (multiple cracks and cratering) streets, faded street signs and trash cans left out after pick-up day. Some street signs were missing altogether.  Some homes had dry and overgrown foliage, which presents a fire hazard.

“We don’t just walk the walk, ” she said. “The service requests are sorted out and forwarded to the city Public Works Department or whichever department applies and we’ll keep tabs on them to see that some action is taken. Many repairs made now will save the city a lot of money in the future.”

The next “Shaping Up the Fifth” is July 30th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., covering the area east of Studebaker Road and north of Ward low Road.  All residents are invited to wear their comfortable shoes and meet in front of Keller Elementary School, 7020 Brittain Street.

Important Reminder: Support the Long Beach Fire Fighters Memorial Association 4th of July Fireworks Show

I was remiss in not pointing out earlier that the fireworks show at the Veterans Stadium is being done by the Long Beach Firefighters Memorial Association -- as they have done each year.

These guys do an incredible job putting this event together and use the proceeds to benefit a number of youth organizations in our community. Each year the costs for doing the event increase.

The cost is only $5.00 and you get to see a show inside the stadium that is not viewable outside.

The entire east side of Long Beach gets to see this show from the outside and those of you who will be at Rosie the Riveter Park, I ask that when we "pass the hat" around that day that you will give generously so that the firefighters can continue to provide this wonderful family event.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Free 4th of July Concert in Rosie the Riveter Park

Grab you chairs, blankets and food (but no alcohol) and plan on a fun evening concert and a view of the fireworks at Rosie the Riveter Park at the corner of Conant Street and Clark Avenue on July 4th beginning at 6pm.

The sounds of Motown will ring out in East Long Beach the evening of July 4th, when Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske hosts a "Custom Made" concert, at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, Clark Avenue and Conant Street, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

"Custom Made" is the name of the band that will perform music from the 60's through the 80's, Motown and Top 40. The group has performed all over the world, including Las Vegas, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Disneyland, Germany, and for U.S. troops in Iraq.

Rosie the Riveter Park is three acres, adjacent to the former Douglas Aircraft Plant dedicated to the women who labored in the jobs men left behind during World War 2 and the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

You can also walk around the park and learn more about the women who did their part to help keep us free.

The park is adjacent to Veterans Memorial Stadium, where the city's annual fireworks display will be put on after sunset, so it offers a great viewing spot.

There are still tickets available for the fireworks show at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.

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