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14th California Heights Home & Garden Tour Returns Sunday, October 20


The California Heights Home and Garden Tour returns Sunday, October 20, 2013, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Check in begins at 9:30am at Longfellow School, 3800 Olive Ave. Guest speaker presentation at 10am. Presented by the California Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) and sponsored by local realtor, Lewis Ebersole, the tour showcases five vintage homes, two charming gardens and a refreshment house in the California Heights Historic District of Long Beach, consisting mainly of modest Spanish, Tudor and other revival style homes dating from the early 1920s.

“Share the Love” Used Clothing Drive Hosted by Hughes Middle School and Longfellow Elementary


On Saturday, February 23, 2013, Hughes Middle School and Longfellow Elementary will team up with Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Goodwill SOLAC) to host a Used Clothing Drive at Hughes Middle School.

California Heights Neighborhood Association Scores Big at the 2012 Neighborhoods USA Conference

First Place and Grand Prize 2012 Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) conference

L to R CHNA board member, Tim Price; NUSA President, Tige Watts; CHNA board member, Stacey Morrison; CHNA president, John Royce The California Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) received First Place and Grand Prize at the 2012 Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) conference in Indianapolis on May 25, 2012, recognizing the accomplishments of the California Heights Home and Garden Tours, which fund ambitious community projects in the California Heights Historic District.

Share The Love; Local Schools to Raise Money by Hosting Clothing and Toy Drive


Hughes Middle School and Longfellow Elementary will team up with Goodthrift Used Clothing Recycling to host a Used Clothing and Toy Drive at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Avenue from 11am to 1pm. February is the season to “Share the Love” by donating your old clothing, household fabrics, and soft and hard toys to Hughes & Longfellow schools.

Blackbird Cafe Spices Up Breakfast for Diners in California Heights

Blackbird Cafe

Blackbird Cafe offers a tempting array of contemporary cuisine and Latin-inspired dishes. Blackbird Cafe sits in California Heights in a building that doesn’t seem like it would have a restaurant inside of it.

Early Morning Traffic Accident Results In Fatality

traffic colliosion

Photo by appleswitch On Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, at approximately 5:18 am, officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to the intersection of Orange Avenue and Carson Street regarding an injury traffic collision where a vehicle collided with a pole.

Local Green Teams Hosting Community E-Waste And Doc Shredding Drive

electronics recycling long beach

The Green Team Environmental Clubs of Hughes Middle School and Longfellow Elementary are hosting a Community E-Waste Drive And Document Shredding Drive on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Longfellow Elementary School. This is a FREE community event sponsored by the Green Team Environmental Clubs of Hughes Middle School and Longfellow Elementary.

Executive Chef Jason Stein, of Parkers’ Lighthouse is featured “Chef at the Market” Sunday

jason-stein chefs at sundat market

In the month of August, the California Heights Farmers Market and Gourmet Conspiracy are proud to present Chef Jason Stein of Parker’s Lighthouse as the featured Chef for the August 22nd “Chefs at the Market” event.

LB Sunday Market: Fresh food and fresh events

fresh food from farmers market

The Long Beach Sunday Market on the Longfellow playground has been open now, for three months! We started with 3 farmers and a small food court, and have grown substantially in a short time. We now have 12 farmers who bring us a brilliant variety of seasonal produce, fresh cut flowers, juice, nursery stock (plants and shrubs) and fresh eggs.

Community safety meetings urge Bixby, Cal Heights residents to get involved


The Community Safety Meeting, Wednesday, February 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hughes Middle School Auditorium, 3846 California Avenue. 7th and 8th District Council Members Tonia Reyes Uranga and Rae Gabelich will host the meeting and welcome guest speaker Long Beach Police Department North Division Commander Hendricks.

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