Manager’s Messages

Virtual Book Club!

We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom to discuss the book “The Black Tulip” by Alexandre Dumas, a classic. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.

“Cornelius von Baerle lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But when his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue. Falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival, Cornelius is condemned to life in prison. His only comfort is Rosa, the jailer’s beautiful daughter, who helps him concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret. As Robin Buss explains in his informative introduction, Dumas infuses his story with elements from the history of the Dutch Republic (including two brutal murders) and Holland’s seventeenth-century ‘tulipmania’ phenomenon” – Amazon Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm via Zoom.


Book Club!

We welcome you to join the book club on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM to discuss the book “Educated” by Tara Westover. This is an open event for residents & their guests who would like to join us.

“Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.” – Amazon.

Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, September 16th at 7pm via ZOOM. We hope to see you there!


Virtual Book Club!

We welcome you to join the book club on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM to discuss the book “America’s First Daughter” by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kaye. This is an open event for residents & their guests who would like to join us.  

Martha Jefferson tells the story of her father, Thomas Jefferson and the entire family.  She also talks about the relationship of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings, his slave that he had 6 children with.   “In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha ‘Patsy’ Jefferson Randolph–a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.” – Amazon.

Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, August 19th at 7pm via ZOOM. We hope to see you there!


Book Club!

We welcome you to join the book club on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM to discuss the book “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. This is an open event for residents & their guests who would like to join us.

“For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.” – Amazon

Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, July 15th at 7pm via ZOOM. We hope to see you there!


Mask Coverings

Stemming from Governor Newsom and The California Department of Public Health’s requirement that all Californians wear a face covering while outside of their home (i.e. in areas where they may interact with non-household members), the Board of Directors passed a resolution requiring all residents to wear a face covering.

This emergency rule will be in effect until October 19, 2020 (unless rescinded sooner or extended via formal rule adoption).

Emergency Rule: “Residents are required to wear face coverings at all times when in the Common Areas of the Project, including hallways, stairways, elevators, etc.”


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!


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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
fax | (949) 450-0303
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