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to be designated as the 17th Historic District in Long Beach.

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BHNA Holiday 2016

Happy Holidays from the BHNA!

Here’s what’s going on in the Neighborhood:

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The 4th Annual BHNA “Celebration of Lights” contest!

All Bluff Heights’ residents are encouraged to brighten their neighborhood while sharing in the holiday spirit by competing in our 4th Annual Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association’s (BHNA) “Celebration of Lights” contest. Be creative, have lots of fun and decorate the exterior of your home, condo or apartment with as much glitz and glow that our judges will require sunglasses!

Members of the BHNA Board will judge, and judging will take place on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 between 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Please make sure your holiday decorations and lights are turned-on by 7:00 pm for your best chances to win. Winners will be notified directly, and photos of their “Holiday Lights” will be placed on the BHNA website: 

Let us know you’re participating!  Send us your name & address either via email to or text to 323-791-8827.



Professional Photographer - J. Christopher Launi - will photograph either  your Decorated Home, Non-Decorated Home or Family located in Bluff Heights (a US$350.00 value)


US$40.00 Gift Certificate to Café Piccolo, a fine Italian Restaurant in LB 


US$25.00 Gift Certificate to Sasha’s/Living with Style ~ Home Decor/Gifts

               (Prizes are Non-Transferable, Non-Exchangeable and have no Cash Value.) 


Good Luck to All & Happy Holidays!

Photos of winning “Lights” will be placed on the website, Facebook &

Winners will be notified by the board of the BHNA either directly at dwelling or via U.S. Mail.  Verification may be required.

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“Bluff Heights Feeds” from Dec. 6th to 20th

The BHNA wants your “Canned Foodstuffs Only” (Soup/Tuna/Green Beans/Etc.) to help feed the less fortunate residents living in Long Beach.  Please bring donations to the BHNA Pantry collection box, located in B&B Hardware at 2650 East Broadway (Broadway and Molino).

All donations will help benefit “Help Me, Help You”, a local Long Beach food bank.


Upcoming Fall Events in our Neighborhood!

Fall Neighborhood Forum – Wednesday, October 19 @ 7:00pm @ The Wine Crush

Please join us for the BHNA’s Fall Neighborhood Forum on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 P.M. The forum will be held at The Wine Crush patio, located at 3131 East Broadway, near Obispo.

Come and meet your neighbors and voice your opinions in this casual and delightful setting.

The LB police and 2nd and 3rd district representatives will be in attendance.  This is a great regular opportunity to talk about neighborhood issues, learn about upcoming BHNA & neighborhood activities and discuss any city department related questions/comments that you might have. We look forward to seeing you!

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Bixby Park Halloween Carnival –  Sunday, October 30

Friends of Bixby Park is getting ready to host the 6th Annual Halloween Carnival Fundraiser at Bixby Bandshell on Sunday, October 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Grounds to Grapes” Guided Walking Tour

Ticket price is $20 for BHNA members and $25 for non-members.

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Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association presents a walking tour through our historic Bluff Heights neighborhood. Explore its wonderful architecture, historic homes, and traditional and drought tolerant landscapes.

Join us on Saturday, July 9th as we walk through the Bluff Heights Historic District with an emphasis on Architecturally and Horticulturally significant Homes/Businesses.

  • Tour starts at Deja Brew Coffee ( 2771 E. Broadway—near Temple)
  • Tour ends at The Wine Crush (3131 E. Broadway—near Obispo)

“Grounds to Grapes” will be a walk through our historic Bluff Heights neighborhood on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from  9am-noon. Join this enjoyable and informative 3-hour summer time walking tour and explore the rich architectural history of Bluff Heights.  It will be led by John Thomas, our BHNA president and botanist Ken Yliniemi.

Along our stroll, we will be pointing out key examples of Bluff Heights architecture, the natural historic landscapes as well as the unique landscapes of our residents homes.  We will begin at Deja Brew Coffee where you will be able to purchase a discounted beverage to kick off our walking tour. After the walk, we will rendezvous at the Wine Crush where our hosts will offer discounted wines for a special afternoon happy hour!

Ticket price is $20 for BHNA members and $25 for non-members.

Be sure to purchase your tickets early as space is limited.

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Join Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association Now!



July 4th Block Party is Almost Here!

Help Us Kick off the Summer of 2016!

All residents of Bluff Heights are invited to the Annual July 4th Block Party on E Vista (between Orizaba and Obispo) on Monday, July 4 from Noon – 4:30pm to kick off the summer. Come out and show your patriotic spirit and reconnect with old neighbors and friends, or meet some new ones. Some of your old favorite activities will be there — like the cake walk and the dunk tank — plus there will be some new fun surprises. (Bring a Beach Chair and Sunscreen!)

Here’s the latest event schedule:

12:00 – 12:15 -  Opening Ceremonies
12:15 – 12:45  – Patriotic Parade – Bikes and Dogs Welcome ~ Free Bike & Dog Decorating
12:30 – 4:30  – Potluck Picnic
12:00 – 2:00  – Craft Booth
1:30 – 2:00  – Water Balloon Toss
2:00 – 2:15  – Cake Walk Judging *
2:15 – 3:30  – Cake Walk
3:30 – 4:00  – Watermelon Eating Contest
4:00 -4:30  – Closing Ceremonies & Opportunity Drawing

All Day:

Chili Tasting Contest (Meat & Vegetarian options) *
Dunk Tank
Patriotic Pools
Community Booth

* Enter the Chili Contest by bringing a working large Crock Pot containing your Super Secret and Special Chili. Meat and Vegetarian options are welcome! Bring your chili early (12:30-1:00) to get the most votes!
* Enter the Cake Walk by Baking/Bringing a Patriotic Cake

Here’s the potluck schedule:

Based on the first letter of your last name, please bring the following for the group potluck:

A – G: Bottled Water or Non-Alcoholic Beverage
H – M: Salads & Side Dishes
N – T: Entrees & Casseroles
U – Z: Desserts

Gourmet and Standard Hot Dogs will be available for a small donation.

Gold: Mikle Norton Real Estate
Silver: Anderson Real Estate Group
Bronze: Beachrunner’s Inn

We Need Volunteers, Sponsors & Donations!

This event cannot be accomplished without the generous volunteer help and financial support of Bluff Heights residents and our local businesses. BHNA needs volunteers for various activities throughout the day on the 4th (setting up, staffing activities, helping take down everything, etc.). Even if you are not available on the 4th, but would still like to volunteer your time before the event, please let us know. We welcome all the help we can get!

To volunteer, sponsor or donate just email us at or call (562) 546-3067.

See you on the 4th!


Fall Neighborhood Forum – 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 21 at The Wine Crush

We’ll be crushed if you don’t attend!

Please join us for the BHNA’s Fall Neighborhood Forum on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 P.M. The forum will be held at The Wine Crush patio, located at 3131 East Broadway, near Obispo.

Come and meet your neighbors and voice your opinions in this casual and delightful setting.

The LB police and 2nd and 3rd district representatives will be in attendance. Plus, there will be a special guest speaker from the Tidelands Division, a focus on neighborhood safety and upcoming events.  We look forward to seeing you!

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Long Beach Art Deco Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

Join us on Sunday, October 25th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. as we take a walk through beautiful downtown Long Beach with Bluff Heights’ own local hero, Art Deco historian and preservationist, John Thomas.

This event will showcase the wealth of buildings that were built in the Art Deco and Streamline Modern Styles of the 1920s and 1930s. Featured will be: The Arts Building, Metro Apartment Building, Rowen/Bradley Building, the US Post Office Building, and the WPA Mural. Participants will be able to view the inside of the Lafaytte Building, built in 1929. The facades of several of Long Beach’s buildings were replaced with these new styles following the 1933 earthquake.

 Meet in the lobby of the historic Lafayette Hotel, 140 Linden. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres & a complimentary glass of wine at DISTRICT WINE following the tour. Tickets include a signed copy of Long Beach Art Deco. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased with PayPal on our website: or by calling 562-493-7019. Hope to see you there!

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