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In Memoriam: Bill Hayter

 TLD Law announced the passing of William “Bill” Gordon Hayter on May 14. Hayter was born July 31, 1943, raised in Long Beach and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. He was a captain in the United States Marine Corps, served as an artillery officer in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal after his vehicle was ambushed during the Tet Offensive. He received his law degree from California Western University in San Diego.

Hayter was an attorney for more than 40 years and owned a private law practice in Seal Beach where he specialized in estate planning, wills and trusts. He was passionate about his sports teams, especially his USC Trojans. He loved to travel, play golf and spend time with his family and friends.

The Hayter family has authorized TLD Law to continue with Hayter’s practice via a practice acquisition agreement by his widow, Jennifer Hayter. If you have on-going legal matters, need assistance or otherwise want to reach out concerning a legal matter that involved Hayter’s law practice, please contact TLD Law. Call (562) 923-0971 or send an email to business officer Lauren Osborne at LOsborne@TLDLaw.com.

Affordable Housing Unit

The City of Long Beach, in partnership with its nonprofit affiliate, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), joined with developer HOPE, Inc., to celebrate the grand opening of a five-unit affordable housing development in East Long Beach.

The grand opening event took place at Trolley Park adjacent to the property at 116 Redondo Ave. The recently rehabilitated two-story development will provide homes for low-income adults with developmental disabilities earning 30 percent of the area median income (AMI); and rents will be based on 30 percent of household income.

“I am excited to celebrate the grand opening of HOPE on Redondo here in the third district,” said Councilwoman Suzie Price. “This development adds housing as well as focusing on the necessary on-site supportive services people with disabilities depend on. Housing is an issue statewide, of course, but adding essential services into the project goes a very long way to ensure these new tenants are well taken care of.”

In April 2018, The LBCIC approved a loan of approximately $875,000 for the purchase and rehabilitation the property.

“The LBCIC is proud to invest our resources to expand the supply of decent, safe, affordable housing in Long Beach,” said John Thomas, LBCIC chair. “This much-needed project will offer our most vulnerable residents a wonderful home and a greater quality of life.”

On-site support will be made available to the residents through disability services provider Ambitions, Inc. and as access to intensive services and case management will take place at the Harbor Regional Center.

“The value of empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to live as active and contributing members of their communities is at the very heart of HOPE,” said Kristin Martin, executive director of HOPE, Inc. And there is no doubt—creating opportunities for people to live as independently as possible, and having a place to call home, changes a person’s life.”

Beyond the financial support for this project provided by the LBCIC, HOPE received funding from community donors, as well as The Ahmanson Foundation, Opus Bank Community Foundation, Union Bank Foundation, Del Harbor Foundation, Bank of the West Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation and Bess J. Hodges Foundation.

Open Classifications

The Executives Association of Long Beach has openings for new members in these classifications: commercial real estate, appraiser, life insurance, handyman, graphic designer, painter, public relations, criminal attorney, corporate attorney and family law attorney.

Visit www.longbeachexecs.com for more information, email longbeachexecs@gmail.com or call (562) 663-6416 or (562) 881-4126.

Is Your Book Club Listed?

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a list of all the book clubs in town? With this thought, Nomad Book Club members Susan Redfield, Dee Abrahamse and Linda Haley began a quest to find every book club in the city and to engage their members in collaboration as well as in supporting each other and Long Beach’s libraries, especially the new main library.

“The goal is to capture the histories, unique characteristics and reading preferences of all the active book clubs in Long Beach,” said Redfield. “In addition, we are offering the book clubs the opportunity to be recognized in the new main library.”

Redfield, former Long Beach Public Library Foundation President, along with Abrahamse, former CSULB Dean of Liberal Arts and Haley, retired attorney and community activist, are recruiting help from a bevy of book lovers. The Long Beach Book Club Project has reached out to former Congressional Press Secretary Mary Hancock Hinds as well as former city librarians Cordelia Howard and Eleanore Schmidt among others.

So far, the group has circulated a questionnaire to more than 90 book clubs from all parts of the city, encompassing literary interests ranging from Cambodian culture to murder mysteries, not to mention a Long Beach Longshoreman’s book club. Clubs have been meeting for as long as 66 years of continuous reading and friendship. Book clubs serve members ages from youth to nonagenarians. Plans are underway to identify favorite books from each club as well as a list of what was read in previous years.

The group anticipates a joint book club gathering this fall. At the event, the committee will also offer book club members the opportunity to support library programs and services in the new Main Library through the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s $3 million fund-raising campaign. The campaign will provide items such as unique furniture, programs, technology and materials that are not in the city’s budget.

“For as little as a $25 individual gift,” said Redfield, “book club members will be honored as Founding Donors by the Library Foundation’s New Main Campaign. If we aggregate all gifts from book club members, we are hoping to receive meaningful recognition in the new Main.”

To have a book club included in the listing of Long Beach reading groups and be invited to the event, contact Susan Redfield at lbbookclubs@aol.com. To learn more about the Library Foundation’s campaign for the new Main Library, visit lbplfoundation.org/newmain. The Book Club Project is not affiliated with the Library Foundation and is a separate grass roots effort.

Golf Classic Raises $150,000 for St. Mary’s

The St. Mary Medical Center Foundation recently hosted its 27th Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, raising $150,000 to benefit the medical care programs offered at Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center.

Since 1993, the golf tournament has raised over $4 million (net) to provide much-needed funds for various programs and services at the downtown Long Beach hospital, including maternal child health and pediatric programs, surgical services, emergency care, cancer outreach and education and other clinical care and community benefit programs.

In a message to participants, tournament chair and medical director of emergency services, Stephen Shea, M.D. said, he was very thankful for the major sponsors who have supported the tournament year after year and to the Esposito family for their pace-setting support for all 27 years.

PIH Health Acquires Pioneer Medical Group

PIH Health announced that it has acquired Pioneer Medical Group and all its assets, effective July 1. Forty-six healthcare providers are now part of its existing medical group, PIH Health Physicians (PHP).

With this acquisition, PIH Health adds eight medical office buildings to its network which are spread throughout the cities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Long Beach, Los Alamitos and South Gate; extending PIH Health’s reach of services to well over 50,000 community members.

Patients can expect to receive the same excellent quality of care from their primary care physician and specialists, without interruption.

The name Pioneer Medical Group will no longer be used, and all current Pioneer offices will be rebranded as PIH Health Physicians. There will be a transition period for the operations to be coordinated and the name change to be fully implemented, but new signage and materials incorporating the Pioneer medical offices into the PIH Health network will be put in place.

Patients with questions, can call (562) 967-2600 Ext. 81098 for more information. If you are looking for a physician or specialist, please visit PIHHealth.org/Find-a-Doctor.

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