Community Matters

Jan 17, 2024

New Image Shelter’s Annual Christmas Store – Community Matters

As part of our Community Matters series, we’re always looking for new ways to give back to the community, and there’s no better example of people making a difference than the annual Christmas Store right here in Long Beach, CA put on by New Image Emergency Shelter for the Homeless.... read more >>

Oct 06, 2022

Pine Beautification Posse - Community Matters

On Long Beach’s Pine Avenue, a group of locals is up to something different. They are not waiting for someone or something to solve their problems.  

This gang of proactive citizens is the Pine Beautification Posse. They are taking some matters into their own hands. You can find them on the streets every Sunday ... read more >>

May 04, 2022

Long Beach’s Heritage at the Bembridge House – Community Matters

In 1906, a banker named Stephen Green and his wife Josephine moved from Seattle and built an ornate Queen Anne Victorian residence in their new hometown of Long Beach, California. Now known as the Bembridge House, it sets on the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Resources.

Walking through it today... read more >>

Mar 23, 2022

ORCA in Long Beach Ocean Boulevard - Community Matters

In Long Beach, ORCA stands for Ocean Residents Community Association. It’s the neighborhood association that runs along Ocean Blvd.

One of the most meaningful changes we have seen in local communities over the last couple of decades is the growing popularity of neighborhood associations.

Downtown Long Beach has a group of neigh... read more >>

Jan 24, 2022

The AQUA Condominium CSO in Long Beach - Community Matters

What do an open bar, taco trucks, community building, and closing costs on a real estate transaction have in common?

They all help build a community within the AQUA condominium, one of the biggest complexes along the ocean corridor in downtown Long Beach.

How does it work? AQUA unit owners have a mandatory private transfer fee. When ... read more >>

Dec 17, 2021

People Making a Difference Locally Because Community Matters

If you think condominiums are somehow cold and uncaring places to live, we have a story for you.

At West Ocean, a condominium complex along the Ocean Corridor in Downtown Long Beach, they do something unique and special every holiday season.

It’s called the Giving Tree.

Back in 2010, a group of West Ocean residents organi... read more >>