Category Archives: We Love LB

Play Streets North Long Beach: Interview With Host, Maria Gonzalez

We Love to see Play Streets Long Beach spreading block by block around the city of Long Beach. Play Streets Long Beach is a new resident-led initiative that empowers neighbors across Long Beach to temporarily transform their streets into accessible, car-free environments for neighbors of all ages to play safely and freely. It is a […]

The Jewel of El Dorado Park South: Interview With Jewels Beverly

We Love LB had our 5th Citywide Breakfast last Saturday with over 30 different hosts in 15 different Long Beach neighbors participate. How beautiful and powerful is that?  We Love Long Beach started 12 years ago in Belmont Shore with a neighborhood breakfast. Since then, we have equipped and encouraged over 250 block connectors to […]

Activating A Play Streets: Interview With Eric Copeland

I recently had the opportunity to interview my friend Eric Copeland, who lives in the Rose Park neighborhood. Eric was one of five residents who reached out to us to activate a Play Street pilot in his neighborhood. Our hope is that Eric’s experience would excite and encourage you to launch a Play Street in […]

What is Play Streets Long Beach?

What if there was a simple alternative where every child in Long Beach could walk outside their front door and play safely and freely with their friends? Play Streets Long Beach is a new resident-led initiative that empowers neighbors across Long Beach to temporarily transform their streets into accessible, car-free environments for neighbors of all […]

What is Community? In Under 5 Minutes

This is community Pumpkin Potluck on the West Side of Long Beach to gather neighbors together. Written by Scott M. Jones, Executive Director of We Love Long Beach What is community? 1. Community as place. 2. Community as relationships 3. Community as discovery 1. Community is centered around living well together in a place. Community […]

Inclusion For All: Interview with Community Leader, Nubia Flores Cedeño

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Art Theater Long Beach to show this important documentary SUMMER IN THE FORREST on Sunday, 4/29 at 11:00am at the Art Theater. SUMMER IN THE FORREST is about Jean Vanier, who founded L’Arche in the 1960s as community near Paris that has become home to many men […]

Meet the New Los Altos Village Neighbors Group

What if everyone in Long Beach wanted to gather together to make a tangible difference in our city? Where would you start?  Wouldn’t you start where you live? Wouldn’t you start by teaming up with the neighbors around you who care about your neighborhood too? This seems like the simple, logical first step to making […]