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“For all of your Real Estate needs and more… Call Ricardo The Realtor”
Ricardo Perdomo, aka “Ricardo the Realtor,” is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty has a progressive approach to local real estate in Long Beach. Utilizing cutting-edge online marketing, which includes a thriving You Tube channel, Ricardo Perdomo not only buys and sells some of the most stunning homes in Long Beach, he showcases the kind of captivating lifestyle that comes with living in a exciting metropolitan city, with a mosaic of cultural influences, married with the charm of a beach town.
As a Long Beach resident for the last 14 years, “Ricardo the Realtor” is so enamored with the town he lives in that he has a whole website dedicated to giving insider tips on enjoying all the city has to offer. LifestylesOfLongBeach.com provides information on places to visit, eat, have fun, tour and live. If that doesn’t give someone enough insight on the city, the consummate agent offers a private tour with detailed community information.
The local real estate expert is genuinely proud of his city. He understands its pulse and all of its intriguing enclaves. When asked about why he loves Long Beach so much, the ardent realtor said, “I get really excited about Long Beach. It has everything. I don’t feel like I have to go to another city. We have a beautiful beach, a burgeoning downtown full of art and culture, communities with a small-town feel, golf courses, great public transit, and lots of user-friendly bike paths. To farmer’s markets and flea markets to concerts, art walks and boating competitions, there are so many events throughout the year. We have an airport and a seaport. It’s a self-sustaining city. It’s laid back, yet sophisticated and classy. It has finesse.”
With the Craftsman, Spanish Colonial and Victorian homes, Italian Villas, English Tudors, beachfront properties and posh high-rise condos Long Beach has to offer, Perdomo contends that Long Beach has a home and a neighborhood to fit everyone’s taste. Many real estate agents try to take on the whole city of Long Beach themselves, but with Long Beach’s enormity and diversity in mind, Ricardo has started compiling a Lifestyles of Long Beach team with two additional agents, Josie Neglia, aka “Josie the Realtor,” and Marisol Navar aka “Marisol the Realtor,” to help him zone in on each distinct community. This way the team can be well informed on the nuances of each neighborhood, beyond just home values. “Being involved in many facets of lifestyle in Long Beach makes it possible for us to help our clients and their families make their house a home,” said Perdomo.
“Our TEAM always outperforms an Individual.”
Perdomo’s personality and interests are a reflection of the city itself. He’s a complex, forward-thinking man with varied interests. He’s down-to-earth, but enjoys the finer things in life. As an artist, Perdomo participates in yearly art events, such as the Belmont Shore Chalk Art Fest where he won second place in 2010 for the overall competition. He is also the co-organizer of the Long Beach Figure Drawing Group. He has also volunteered at the Museum of Latin American Art for over ten years. “I believe that art is a crucial part of our society because it can evoke such positivity and meaning in our lives,” said Perdomo.
Perdomo loves children. He is going on his fifth year as Religious Education Instructor for first grade children at St. Bartholomew Church in Belmont Shore. He is very active in his faith and finds great happiness in helping others. He is on the Board of Directors of Comprehensive Child Development, Inc., Long Beach, a non-profit organization that provides quality child care, education and support services for hundreds of low income families and their children in Long Beach and surrounding cities.
He is well-known in Long Beach and actively involved as a volunteer in several improvement associations for the island of Naples where he resides which are: Naples Improvement Association, Naples Island Business Association & Naples Seawall Committee. If you want to know where to dine, play or relax in Long Beach, then Perdomo is the man to ask. In order to promote local businesses in Long Beach, Perdomo passes out exclusive coupons to his clients that provide a glimpse of Long Beach lifestyle at its best. His latest offer was for 15% off at Michael’s of Naples Ristorante, the best fine-dining restaurant in Long Beach, and one of the top restaurants in all of Los Angeles. Ricardo the Realtor really believes that we gain more by helping others and that includes local business. People helping people is what you will hear Ricardo say frequently.
To learn more about living in Long Beach and Ricardo Perdomo aka “Ricardo the Realtor” go to www.RicardoTheRealtor.com.
“Our TEAM always outperforms an individual.”
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LONG BEACH CHRISTMAS – HOLIDAY PARADES & FESTIVITIES: Belmont shore, Naples Island, Downtown Long Beach
CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY PARADES & FESTIVITIES IN LONG BEACH
Get ready to start off this holiday with parties and parades! This year is full of so many cheery opportunities to share with friends and families of Long Beach. Lifestyles of Long Beach gathered around the yule log and compiled a list of local Long Beach “have to do’s” for this holiday season! Top on our list is the Belmont Shore 31st Annual Christmas Parade. This is a great year to live in Long Beach!
30TH ANNUAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Saturday, December 7, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm
GENERAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE INFO: This year’s parade is Presented by “Chill” at The Queen Mary” and Sponsored by the Port of Long Beach. The theme is “Christmas by the Sea”. This year’s parade is on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, so the theme will support our troops, honor our veterans and remember Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1942). The Grand Marshal is Long Beach 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong.
The Belmont Shore Christmas Parade will march down East Second Street to the beat of over a dozen local marching bands. Featuring over 100 entries, including floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, and local personalities and dignitaries. And of course, no Christmas Parade would be complete without an appearance by good ole’ St. Nick!
The parade route is along East Second Street and begins heading east from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue. The route is 1.2 miles long. Entries return to Livingston Avenue heading west along the north side of East Second Street. Start time will be at 6:00pm. East 2nd St. will close to traffic at 5:00pm, at which time spectators may set up chairs and blankets for a front row seat to the parade.
RULES TO REMEMBER DURING ANNUAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE
The Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013, and the Long Beach Police Department is encouraging all attendees to comply with all laws for the safety of everyone:
– Allow yourself plenty of time to find LEGAL parking, and consider using public transportation, which is affordable and allows you to avoid traffic congestion. All parking laws will be strictly enforced and illegally parked vehicles will be subject to tow.
– Sidewalk areas and center medians CANNOT be reserved with personal property until 5:00 p.m. During previous parades, the placement of personal items along the parade route has created pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic issues, in addition to causing problems for businesses. In an effort to prevent any accidents or injuries, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, personal property found along the parade route prior to street closures may be confiscated at the direction of the L.B.P.D., and taken to the Bayshore Library for pick-up after the event.
– The public is also reminded that the law strictly prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property (sidewalks, medians, roads, etc.), and anyone found in violation will be subject to citation or arrest
– Municipal and Penal Code sections in regards to under-age drinking and/or possession of alcohol will also be enforced
– Street vendors selling items without a business license are also subject to citation or arrest and may have their property confiscated
– NO dispensing of Silly String … violators may be cited for littering
– Signs notifying the community of potential enforcement action will be posted along the route and inside most businesses
– Parade goers are reminded to report any suspicious activity immediately to the nearest officer or by calling 9-1-1. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING … SAY SOMETHING!
Affected streets closures and times are as follows:
– Livingston Avenue will be closed from Ocean Boulevard to Second Street at 2:00 p.m. for staging parade participants
– At 4:00 p.m., all north/south streets from Quincy to Claremont Avenues will be closed up to the immediate alleyways that run parallel to 2nd Street on both the south and north sides
– Second Street will be closed from Livingston Drive to Bayshore Avenue at 5:00 p.m.
– We anticipate all roads being reopened to traffic by 11:00 p.m.
The Long Beach Police Department would like to thank the community in advance for their understanding and cooperation, and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Naples Island 67th Annual Boat Parade
Saturday, December 21st, 2013
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Island of Naples hosts its 67th round of the Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade. This sparkling event is visible from several vantage points around the island. It’s a great for families living in Long Beach. Each year just keeps getting better with the boat owners getting very creative with decorating. Along with the boat parade, there will be three groups of carolers walking around the Island and singing holiday songs by the bridges. Homes in Naples will be festively decorated for the annual home decoration competition. Restaurants and businesses also will be decorated. The Boat Parade will be held on December 21st. Big Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m. Little Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Note that the streets in Naples close at 5 p.m. on parade night. You can access Naples off 2nd Street via several streets, including Naples Plaza, Revenna, Tivoli and The Toledo. Large Boat Parade Starts at 6:00 PM Lg Boat Parade MAP Small Boat Parade Starts at 6:45 PM Sm Boat Parade MAP
QUEEN MARY’S CHILL
NOW THRU JANUARY 6, 2013
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Queen Mary presents CHILL – an enchanting winter event for the whole family! The main attraction takes place in the Queen Mary dome that has been transformed into a giant igloo. This is the location of The Ice Kingdom which showcases an exciting exhibit of larger-than-life ice creations. Walk through the 3,000 square feet of sculptures which range in size from 8 feet to 24 feet tall. The entire exhibit is made up of about 4,500 blocks of ice, weighing 2 million pounds. The tent has to be kept at 9 degrees, so each visitor will be given a special parka to walk around the tent in. In addition CHILL also features outdoor Ice Tubing, an Ice Skating rink, and a Holiday Village, complete with Christmas trees, “Candy Lane,” gingerbread decorating, carolers, and of course, Santa Claus! There is a 6,500-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink and a 100-foot-long elevated slide for tubing. The holiday village will be fitted with themed retail, food and beverages will also be on site. Santa will be in the village to take pictures with children, along with a gingerbread craft area and live entertainment. There is a comprehensive display of lights and holiday decorations, including a special Candy Lane with giant-sized pieces of holiday candy like gum drops, candy canes and ribbon candy. Chill will take place from Nov. 17 to Jan. 6. at the Queen Mary Dome, Village & Market Place & Seawalk in Long Beach. It will be free to enter the holiday village, but there will be individual ticket prices to go into the Ice Kingdom, go ice-skating and go tubing.
Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade
Saturday, December 14, 2013
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The 60th Annual Daisy Lane Parade is a unique community event sponsored by the City of Long Beach. The event will include holiday displays, entertainment and a parade. Many area residents decorate their homes and their will be a beautiful Christmas Village and nativity scene. Bring your blankets, chairs and don’t forget to bundle up. You won’t want to miss one second of the magic! The fun starts Saturday, December 14th at 5:00pm on Daisy Avenue. The parade runs along Daisy Avenue between Burnett Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
LIFESTYLES OF LONG BEACH PRESENT:
GUIDE TO SHOPPING & SERVICES
The 4th Street Corridor, also known as Retro Row, is a small business district in the city of Long Beach, California, along 4th Street from Walnut Avenue to Junipero Avenue.
Located east of Downtown Long Beach, this section of streets is the place for Long Beach visitors who enjoy vintage and kitschy shopping. Furniture and clothing from bygone eras is available in good condition at antique and used clothing stores.
4th Street Postal
We’re not just mailboxes;
we’re a full range of helpful services!
HOURS: M – F 9:00 to 6:00 | Sat 10:00 to 4:00 | Closed Sunday | Plus 24 Hour Mail Box Access
AIDS Assistance Thrift Shop
Non-profit charity benefiting those with HIV/AIDS.
2011 East 4th St
Long Beach, California 90814
HOURS: Tue-Wed 11:00 to 4:00 | Thu-Sat 11:00 to 5:00 | Sun 11:00-3:00
Custom framing, art and gallery.
2105 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Assistance League Thrift & Vintage Shop
Gently used but new to you clothing, collectibles and jewelry.
A vintage-inspired women’s boutique featuring new clothing, shoes and accessories with a retro flair and hand-selected vintage pieces.
Vintage modern furniture and unique retro bars.
East 4th Skate
Skateboards, footwear, and apparel.
Hawleywoods Long Beach Barbershop
World-famous babershop and shaving parlor.
2234 B 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
HOURS: Tue – Sat 9:00 to 7:00
HOURS: Mon – Wed 12:00 to 6:30 | Thu-Fri 12:00 to 7:00 | Sat 11:00 to 7:00 | Sun 11:00 to 6:00
Vintageware with contemporary flair.
Vintage clothing for men and women. Shoes and accessories.
Home of the Pile Sale!
New and Vintage Clothing for guys and gals.
Official retailer for Viva Las Vegas Mercandise. Big Ed’s Rockabilly Records.
Lil Devils Boutique
Unique gifts and apparel for youngsters, moms and dads
Long Beach Trading Co.
Quality apparel, footwear, and accessories, for Men and Women!
2148 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
1940s-80s vintage/new old stock clothing and accessories
Moxi Roller Skates
Cultivating a new breed of lifestyle roller skaters.
2312 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Mens & Womens Lifestyle Boutique
402 St. Louis Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90814
Fine vintage clothing, unique jewelry and vintage-inspired accessories.
2234 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90814
One-stop novelty shop for fun gifts, clothing and accessories
Salon Pop & Barber Shop
One-stop novelty shop for fun gifts, clothing and accessories
The Feed Store
A vintage-inspired boutique that sells new & recycled goods to help feed families!
Interior design, custom furniture, fine art, and new and vintage furnishings
2116 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90814
Vintage, unique and hard-to-find items, American and Danish Modern
HOURS: Mon – Tue by appt. | Wed-Sat 12:00 to 6:00 | Sun 12:00 to 5:00
Parking Restricted Areas of Long Beach CA include Belmont Shore, Naples Island, Bluff Heights and more…
Parking Restricted Areas of Long Beach CA include Belmont Shore, Naples Island and more…
Do you know about the rules and regulations if you are going to buy or sell a home in one of these parking impacted areas of Long Beach?
The intent of Section 18.62 is to assure that all parties to a transaction involving a sale of a residential building within the designated Parking Impacted Area in the city of Long Beach are furnished a report on the availability of legally required off-street parking spaces. Please refer to the Parking Impacted Area Map to determine if a property falls within the designated area.
If the property is not included in the Parking Impacted Area this program does not apply.
Please note: As of October 1, 2011 fees for Garage Inspections and a Garage Exemption Certificates has gone up. Please refer to our updated Garage Resale Program Fee Schedule.
Inspection of Required Off-Street Parking:
The inspection and Resale Report is required for all properties in the Parking Impacted Area that has or should have a traditional garage. The intent of the report is to help reduce violations on existing parcels of residential property and prevent future violations.
The Inspection will include a physical inspection of the garage to verify that it can be used for its original intent (off-street parking) as well as to look for life-safety concerns. In some instances, the inspection may find dangerous conditions and require specific corrections to be made immediately and must be completed before the required Report can be generated. After an inspection has been approved, the Resale Report will be mailed to the address indicated on the application, noting any conditions that may need to be made. Any violations must be brought into compliance within 90 days of the date of the citation, or within 60 days of close of escrow, whatever comes first. The Resale Report will need to be signed by both parties then returned to the City of Long Beach.
To request an Inspection:
1) Call the Neighborhood Services Bureau at 562-570-6734 for an appointment.
2) Complete an Application for Inspection of Required Off-Street Parking
3) Make a check payable to the City of Long Beach, for the amount indicated on the Garage Resale Program Fee Schedule.
4) Provide the completed Application and check to the Inspector at the time of your appointment. – Do NOT Mail or Hand Deliver applications or fees for this service.
Please note: A report can take up to 5 business days to process. Please schedule your appointment accordingly.
Re-Scheduling appointments must be made 24 hrs prior to the original appointment. Please note that failure to appear at the scheduled appointment time will result in the issuance of a “Re-inspection Fee” in the amount of $168.00.
Garage Exemption Certificates:
For properties in the Parking Impacted Area that fall into one of the following categories, an inspection is not necessary however, an Exemption Certificate is required.
Exemptions occur in the following cases:
Condominiums, town homes, apartment buildings and similar buildings whose parking is supplied completely by way of a common parking facility.
The first sale of a residential building, which has never been occupied.
A residential building whereby a review of the records indicates that no parking was ever provided at the site.
To request a Garage Exemption Certificate:
1) Complete an Application for a Garage Exemption Certificate.
2) Make a check payable City of Long Beach, for the amount indicated on the Garage Resale Program Fee Schedule.
3) Mail the completed Application and check to City of Long Beach – Neighborhood Services Bureau, Attn: Garage Resale Program, 100 W. Broadway, Suite 400, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Please note: The certificate may take up to 5 business days to process. Please submit your application accordingly.
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