Long Beach Camerata Singers Present Handel’s Messiah


Long Beach Camerata Singers (LBCS) is an 80-voice choir that has provided Long Beach residents with high-quality choral music for almost 50 years. On December 20, they will perform G.F. Handel’s Messiah, a beloved work that is part of many families’ holiday tradition.

Join the LBCS at 4:30 PM on December 20 for their annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, with a professional orchestra and top-notch soloists, at the Long Beach City College Auditorium.  The performance will be followed by a free reception.  Tickets are $30 general admission or $40 for preferred seating. Click here to purchase tickets online. Be sure to use the coupon code POSTCARD for a 20% discount!

Great Sand Sculpture Contest

On Sunday, August 17, I had the great honor of being a judge at the 82nd Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest. I had a great time talking with all the families and groups that entered the contest. There were so many amazing and creative sculptures! It was a beautiful day to be out on the sand, enjoying the company of so many great people. If you haven’t been out to see the contest, I highly recommend making a trip out to Granada Beach next year! Check out some of the photos:

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It was a beautiful day at the beach. This sculpture was crafted by professional sculptors as a centerpiece for the contest and all the amazing work the community contributed. Congratulations to all the creative sculptors that won awards!


August 12th, 2014

This week we approved the licensing for a brand new restaurant in the 5th District, Stiks and Stohns. When it opens, Stiks and Stohns will be a great place for the community to get together to enjoy Modern American cuisine.  I was able to get a sneak peek at the menu and it looks great.  Stiks and Stohns will be located at 4111 North Viking Way. I look forward to welcoming more businesses to the 5th District and making the process as easy as possible so they can focus on being successful. The tax dollars from bringing more businesses to Long Beach will pay for the services we rely on: public safety, parks, libraries, streets, and sidewalks.
We also continued the 2015 Budget process, hearing presentations from more City Departments.  I look forward to hearing your input at our upcoming Community Budget Meeting on August 25th.

Website Updates Underway

You may have noticed that my website looks a bit different. I will to be adding several new features in the next few weeks to make this page a great resource for the residents of the 5th District. In the meantime, thank you for your patience as construction is underway.