Manager’s Messages

Need help? We have volunteers!

West Ocean Residents,

If you are not able to go out to get groceries or medicine, or other essentials, we have a few individuals at West Ocean who are making themselves available to help! Feel free to email your manager and we will put you in touch with them!


Virtual Book Club!

We welcome you to join the book club on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM to discuss the book “The Food Explorer” by Daniel Stone. This is an open event for residents & their guests who would like to join us.

“The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes—and thousands more—to the American plate.

In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater.

Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild’s finds weren’t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America’s capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.” – Amazon

Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm via ZOOM.


Book Club!

In this day of isolation, community is still alive! We welcome you to join the book club on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM to discuss the book “Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman. This is an open event for residents & their guests who would like to join us.

“Suspenseful, riveting . . . Achieves a universality that is movingly personal.” —The New York Times

“The explosively provocative, award-winning drama set in a country that has just emerged from a totalitarian dictatorship. Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor Roberto Miranda. But in the voice of this good Samaritan, Gerardo’s wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another man—the one who raped and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before.

Relentlessly paced and filled with lethal surprises, Death and the Maiden is an inquest into the darker side of humanity—one in which everyone is implicated and justice itself comes to seem like a fragile, perhaps ambiguous invention.” – Amazon

Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm via ZOOM. We hope to see you there!


Need help? We have Volunteers!

West Ocean Residents,

If you are not able to go out to get groceries or medicine, or other essentials, we have a few individuals at West Ocean who are making themselves available to help! Feel free to email your manager and we will put you in touch with them!


Travel Club! - cancelled

The West Ocean Travel Club’s next meeting will be Monday March 16.  The presentation by Lisa Mowery on Cycling in Spain will be in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room at 7pm, preceded at 6:30pm by an optional potluck dinner.

From our presenter:  “Ocean breezes. Mediterranean views. Beachfront luxury. Welcome to cycling in Costa Brava, Spain. On the alluring Mediterranean shoreline, warm sunshine, spectacular winding roads, seascape views, and Catalan charm combine to create a truly unique bicycling vacation. This Costa Brava bike tour includes private tastings, a private sailboat cruise, and intimate guided explorations that uncover the drama and romance of Catalonia. From nights in a beachfront luxury hotel to days spent exploring the spectacular Costa Brava coastline and exploring the mystical musings of Salvador Dalí on the Empordà plain, this paradise offers a perfect blend of lively culture, fabulous cuisine, and beautiful cycling terrain.”

We hope that you will come and join us!


Book Club! - cancelled

We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “The Angle of Repose” by Wallace Stegner.

“Wallace Stegner’s Pultizer Prize-winning novel is a story of discovery – personal, historical, and geographical. Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents’ remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America’s western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his life than he’s willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family.” – Amazon

Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, March 18th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!


Travel Club!

The next meeting of the West Ocean Travel Club will be Monday February 24.  The presentation by Siyoung Park on Travel through South Korea will be in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room at 7, preceded at 6:30 by an optional potluck dinner.

From our presenter:  “Korea, to some people, is a very mysterious country.  North Korea, an extremely closed communist society, was once labeled as part of the axis of evil, while South Korea is the world’s 12th economic power, very liberal-minded, and the home of many popular cultural icons.  Korea had been a one-nation state until 1945, when the Allies and Soviet Union divided the country along the 38th parallel; this borderline changed to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) after the Korean War. 

In this talk, I will focus on South Korea, starting from the capital city of Seoul, where tradition and modern are superimposed.  Although many of the world’s largest Protestant churches can be found in Seoul today, Korea remains a strong Confucian and Buddhist society; famous temples, some quite remote, allow tourists to meditate and experience Buddhist monks’ daily lives.  Since Korea is a peninsula–a land bridge between Japan and China–the ocean has played a major role in its history.  The temperate, volcanic island of Jeju and the many small islands dotted along the coast of South Korea resemble Greece and islands of the Mediterranean Sea. 

From my collection of many years, I will show photographs that range from the extreme traditional to the extreme modern that illustrate the dichotomy that is visible in every aspect of Korea today.  We will also discuss the potential for reuniting Korea that makes its current leaders so anxious because of the risk of making the entire country a communist state.”

We welcome all our members and look forward to meeting West Ocean residents who love to travel!


Book Club!

We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.

“A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei’s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.” – Amazon

Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, February 19th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!


Community Building 2020!

A great way to get to know fellow residents in 2020 is by joining in on one of our weekly social groups! Even if you’ve never played Bridge or Rummikub, this is a great way not just to learn to play but to develop some potential life-long friendships!

Bridge Club!

Join us every Tuesday night at 7pm for a fun and relaxed playing environment! Now on Tuesday nights in the Tower 1 Banquet Room (on the Tuesdays when there’s a Board Meeting we will meet in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room). Hope to see you there!

Rummikub Club!

All residents are welcome to join fellow West Ocean residents to play Rummikub every Thursday night at 6pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. New players are always welcome!!

Book Club and Travel Club!

We also have a monthly Book Club that meets on the third Wednesday of the month and a Travel Club that usually meets on the third Monday of the month. We hope to see you there!


Christmas Tree Bags

If you plan to bring in a live Christmas Tree please be sure to get a Christmas tree bag from the front desk. This also applies for when you are ready to remove it. Our housekeeping staff thanks you in advance for using the Christmas tree bags to shuttle your live Christmas tree through the common areas!


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Location

Tower 1 | 400 West Ocean Blvd
phone | (562) 436-1562
Tower 2 | 411 West Seaside Way
phone | (562) 432-3797
Long Beach, CA 90802

westoceanfrontdesk@actionlife.com

Management Team

General Manager
Hamlet Vazquez | hvazquez@actionlife.com

Building Engineer

Management Company

Action Property Management
Regional Office
600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1660
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Corporate Office
2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614

phone | (949) 450-0202
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