(March 24, 2004) -- The Belmont Shore Residents Association has launched a robust web site at shoreresidents.org.
Shoreresidents.org features Shore news, area concerns, a community calendar, useful resources, web links and meeting agendas. It includes a useful map of the Second Street shopping district (complete with street numbering system) one-way street directions, signal intersections and the location of Shore businesses.
"We’re the new kids on the cyber block," says Shoreresidents.org webmaster Rick Clark.
[LBReport.com comment: Congratulations Mr. Clark. Excellent job.]
Shoreresidents.org joins other LB neighborhood groups using the internet to reach their own members...and communicate with residents citywide and beyond. These include:
Rose Park Neighborhood Association: www.rpna.org
El Dorado Park South Neighborhood Association: www.eldoradosouth.com;
Carson Park Community Group (which successfully pressed to downsize a proposed townhome development on the L.A. County island at Woodruff Ave.): www.carsonpark.org.
Alamitos Heights Neighborhood Association (template style site) at: www.ahia.info.
(We realize this is far from a complete list, which is in any case impossible since sites can appear at any time. If your neighborhood or community group has a web site, email LBReport.com at email@example.com and we'll add it to our cybercommunity page, coming shortly.)
As recently reported by LBReport.com, Nielsen//NetRatings says three in four Americans can now access the internet from home. (Coverage: Nearly 75% of Americans Can Now Access Internet From Home, Survey Firm Says).
LB is very much a part of that communications revolution. The mother of LB activist web sites, www.thislandlb.org, was launched by Traci Wilson-Kleekamp and continues despite her relocation to the midwest.
LB high-tech renaissance man Paul Racko recently launched www.longbeachpolitics.org. He also owns www.netkontent.com, a LBReport.com advertiser.
LB webmaster Lorenzo Gigliotti owns and operates a LB portal: www.longbeachonline.net. He created and maintains www.longbeachportals.com in connection with LB's downtown and airport wireless internet "hot zones" which received national media attention.
The LB Area Chamber of Commerce has a robust web presence at www.lbchamber.com as well as a political advocacy site at www.longbeachadvocacy.biz.
Friends of Colorado Lagoon can log-on at www.coloradolagoon.org.
And the spirit of LB's beloved departed flagwaver, Ski Demski, lives on at www.superflag.com.
Again, the sites cited above are not intended to be a complete list, just examples. If your neighborhood or community group has a web site, email LBReport.com at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add it to our forthcoming cybercommunity page.
LongBeachReport.com at www.lbreport.com, now in its fourth year of operation, is one of America's pioneering stand alone (i.e. exclusively web based) news outlets.