Lighting ceremony for our new sign. Welcome to Pine Ave!

This month’s Twilight Walk will feature a new edition to our neighborhood, the new “Welcome to Pine Ave” sign. Around 8pm on Friday August 16th we will be meeting at DG Boxing (745 Pine Ave).

We would also like to thank our partners that helped us along the way. DLBA, JMSred, Zepp Signs, and Vice Mayor Robert Garcia and his awesome staff.

Hope to see you there!

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General Meeting – “Community Watch”

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2013
6:30 PM

NPNA will be holding its next General Meeting this week!  We have the pleasure of announcing that LBPD Patrol Resource Officer Ken Green will be joining us.  The main topic of discussion will be community watch.

All community members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the discussion.  We hope to see you!

Your NPNA Board

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HOPA with Robert Garcia and LBPD Re: Crime

7:00 PM

HOPA is hosting a community meeting with Robert Garcia and representatives from LBPD on March 26th at 7pm at 727 Pine Avenue in the Bungalow Building Theater. All community members are welcome and we would like to have representatives from other downtown organizations present.

Please bring as many people to this meeting as possible to give power to Robert Garcia’s office and the PD to help change our neighborhood for the better and to reduce crime. We need the number of attendees to speak to the importance of this issue. If you have had a problem with crime in our neighborhood please write a letter to Robert Garcia to help make this a safer neighborhood. If you can not come to the meeting please email the letter to or
Thank you for your help and concern for our community.

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Grand Prix NPNA Resident Discount

The 39th Annual Grand Prix of Long Beach is less than a month away. The event organizers have graciously discounted Saturday and Sunday general admission tickets to nearly half-off!

Click the image below to see the full promotion.



See you there!
Your NPNA Board

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NPNA Elections for Open Board Positions & General Meeting

February 20, 2013 at 6:30pm
Bungalow Building
727 Pine Avenue

Meet the Candidates:

Originally from Northern California, Katie Gaston moved to Long Beach to
attend CSU Long Beach as a President’s Scholar, studying Organizational
Communication. Through her service in Student Government and administrative
task forces, Katie co-founded an organization promoting mental health awareness
and positive self-esteem. Now recognized on 3 CSU campuses, HeadSTRONG
encourages students to focus on self-care while engaging in their studies. Post
graduation, Katie’s civic engagement continued as she co-founded Rotaract
Long Beach, an organization providing opportunities for young professionals to
develop leadership skills while serving the downtown community. Among regular
volunteer efforts, Rotaract raised over $6,000 for charity through hosting the annual
Great Sand Sculpture Contest and provided over 50 clean-water filters to Haitian
families. Professionally, Katie works as an Operations Team Lead for Central
Desktop, a collaboration-software company based out of Pasadena, CA.

Weston LaBar graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of the
Arts in Political Science in 2008. He spent one year as a marketing director in the
private sector before entering the arena of public policy. From 2009-12 He lived in
his home town of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where he held the position of Director
of Government Affairs to the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® and sat
on over a dozen board of directors, overseeing a wide-variety of issues and sectors,
including the Monroe County Housing Authority and Monroe County 2020 Strategic
Plan Taskforce to name a couple. While with the REALTORS®, Weston ran the most
successful Political Action Committee in Northeastern Pennsylvania and gained a
reputation as being one of the most well respected visionaries in his vicinity. He
began private campaign and PAC consulting in 2011 with several communications
firms, before moving to Long Beach, California, and founding Political Advocacy
Consulting, Inc. in April of 2012. Weston secured contracts with several chambers
of commerce in Los Angeles County, including the Long Beach Area Chamber
of Commerce, to run the public policy and economic development arms of the
organizations to help advocate for business at the local, state, and federal level.
PAC, Inc. is a Public Affairs and Political Strategy Firm that works with pro-business
organizations, PACs, and candidates throughout the country.

Voting will occur at the membership meeting. More meeting details to follow!

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Tree Planting This Weekend!

The Long Beach Downtown Residential Council has graciously arranged to plant trees in our neighborhood.  We hope to see you there!

Thank you, Eric!

We cordially invite you to help beautify Downtown Long Beach further by attending one or both of our tree plantings that are happening on February 2ndand February 9th.  Here is information on both volunteer events:

1st District Tree Planting

Date: February 2nd, 2012

Time: 10am-1pm

Location: We will be meeting on 7th Street between Locust Ave and Long Beach Blvd
Neighborhood Association: NPNA  (North Pine Neighborhood Alliance)

Description: We are planting 7+ trees to enhance the business corridor on 7th in the NPNA Neighborhood.
Facebook Event Link:

2nd District Tree Planting

Date:  February 9th, 2012

Time: 9:30am – Finish
Location: We will be meeting at the parking lot on Broadway and Elm in the East Village
Neighborhood Association: EVA (East Village Association)
Description: We are planting approximately 25+ trees in the East Village within the 2nd District Boundaries (Long Beach Blvd – Alamitos & North of Ocean Blvd – Third Street)

Facebook Event Link:

We want to encourage community members from different neighborhood associations downtown socializing (and planting) so, please feel free to come to one or both of our tree plantings no matter which neighborhood you live or do business in.  We also want to thank both the Vice Mayor Robert Garcia and Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and their amazing staff Lena Gonzales, Isaac Romero, Mark Magdelano, and Broc Coward along with the Neighborhood Resource Center for their partnership in helping make these tree plantings a reality!

Building our Fine Community together!

Eric Gray “Services Committee Chair”
Downtown Residential Council
Executive Committee – Treasurer of DRC

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UPDATE: NPNA Election & Membership Meeting, Wednesday!

Our Membership meeting is back on!  Join us tomorrow, November 14th.

  • When: Wednesday @ 6PM.
  • Location: The Birdcage Coffeeshop.  224 W 4th St.

The election for the 2013 board is on tomorrow’s agenda.  If you are passionate about downtown we encourage you to come and run for your NPNA board!  Write-in candidates will be accepted.

Hope to see you there!

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