Amanda Torres, Owner of Lux Hair Long Beach

Cody Lusby, Artist and Rose Park Resident is providing more businesses the opportunity to paint a rose for their storefront with Roses for Rose Park. Amanda Torres (pictured here) is the owner of Lux Studio at 3303 E. 4th Street. Amanda offers tailored services to meet each clients needs. Amanda chose the business location in Rose Park because she wanted to find a space in the neighborhood where she also lives.

Amanda is thrilled to be a part of the Roses for Rose Park project and says: “Community happens through connection.” @luxhairlongbeach

Amanda Torres in front of her shop, Lux Hair


Heritage Sandwich Shop is owned by a brother and sister team Philip and Lauren Pretty who also live in the neighborhood and wanted to beatify their wall with a rose mural on the south corner of their shop.

Heritage Sandwich Shop 2032 E 7th Street

Volunteers joined Cody on Saturday, September 11 to outline and paint the roses along the wall behind Heritage.

Roses for Rose Park volunteer and Cody Lusby
Roses for Rose Park Volunteers

Heritage is a full service restaurant and green business, highlighting zero waste, scratch kitchen, local bread, market produce, house smoked meats, and a dinner service.


Long Beach Youth Chorus 2019, picture courtesy of Stan DeWitt

The Long Beach Youth Chorus (LBYC) was founded in 2017 with the goal of being the premiere civic/community children’s/youth chorus in the city. In its short history, it has performed with the Long Beach Symphony, the Camerata Singers of Long Beach, the Long Beach Chorale, the band Jelly of the Month Club, and has performed at various events throughout the city.

This season the LBYC has moved it’s rehearsals into the Rose Park backyard! The Chorus rehearses on Sundays from 3:30-5:30 at St. Matthew Catholic Church on 7th and Temple, and is open to children grades 5-12. They also have a Young Musicians’ Program for grades 2-4 that teaches young musicians how to read and enjoy music.

The tuition for both groups is only $100 for the entire season in order to make it available to every child. Register online at

(Submission by Stan DeWitt)

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