US Coast Guard Base Los Angeles / Long Beach
1001 S. Seaside Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731
US Coast Guard Base Los Angeles / Long Beach is located on Terminal Island within the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. It is home to a variety of tenant commands including Sector LA/LB, Station LA/LB,
Aids to Navigation Team LA/LB,
MSST 91103, PSU 311, CGC George Cobb,
CGIS Pacific Region DET, and PADET LA/LB.
Base Los Angeles / Long Beach provides a wide variety of services in direct support of Coast Guard activities in Southern California. Among these are local and area housing, warehousing, health care, work-life, transportation of household goods, and personnel support services. Facilities maintenance is provided to all tenant commands and industrial support is provided throughout the West Coast.
The nearest major airport is Long Beach Airport (LGB / KLGB). This airport has domestic flights from Long Beach, California and is 21 miles from LAX.
Another major airport is Bob Hope Airport (BUR / KBUR), which has domestic flights from Burbank, California and is 28 miles from LAX.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (213) 288-7812
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health works to protect and improve health and well-being in the largest county in the U.S. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, Public Health serves over 10 million residents and millions of travelers each year.
Los Angeles Child and Family Services (213) 351-5602
DCFS practices a uniform service delivery model that measurably improves child safety, permanency and access to effective/caring services.
Los Angeles Animal Services (888) 452-7381
LAAS operates six animal shelters and has field staff serving the community. The shelters are award winning facilities that have been built within the past 10-15 years. LAAS is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the U.S., serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls each year involving animals or people in danger.
California Highway Patrol (323) 259-3200
Base Operator (310) 833-1600
On-base government housing at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach is extremely limited.
Contact the Coast Guard LA/LB Housing Office – (310) 521-6143
to inquire about housing and/or apply for an official release from Mandatory Government Housing.
There is also privatized housing in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area managed by two different companies.
1. Tierra Vista Communities at Los Angeles AFB – (888) 658-4630
2. Lincoln Military Housing at Seal Beach – (562) 596-9841
Please remember that you must be officially released from Coast Guard Housing and receive a
DD1747 from the Base Los Angeles/Long Beach Housing Office before applying for privatized housing.
City Center – Santa Monica, CA
City Center is a neighborhood in Santa Monica, California with a population of 4,623. City Center is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in City Center offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In City Center there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in City Center and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in City Center are highly rated.
Ocean Park – Santa Monica, CA
Ocean Park is a neighborhood in Santa Monica, California with a population of 13,324. Ocean Park is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Ocean Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Ocean Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ocean Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Ocean Park are highly rated.
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In Los Angeles, the summers are warm, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 48°F to 85°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 93°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from July 1 to September 30, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is August 25, with an average high of 85°F and low of 66°F. The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 26 to March 23, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is December 25, with an average low of 48°F and high of 67°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from November 22 to March 30, with a greater than 10% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 21% on February 19. The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from March 30 to November 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 2.
Residents in Los Angeles, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 146. This index is 6% higher than the California average, and 46% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Los Angeles, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in California, and it is 9% higher than the national average.
Los Angeles is a city that is impossible to define. Whether you’re talking about the limitless sprawl of districts and suburbs or the jolting contrast between sun-baked hills and soft beaches, the high culture of its art institutions or the rip-roaring fun of its theme parks, Los Angeles is not easy categorized. You could spend days buried in superior museums without ever seeing Hollywood, or devote a whole trip to nothing but studio tours and pilgrimages to share-worthy places from TV and movies. Or you might want to go deeper, and hunt down the best taco truck or discover the next big comedy talent to come out of Silver Lake or Echo Park.
“Walkable” isn’t a word that comes to mind when you think of Los Angeles, but there’s ample opportunity for exercise on scenic hikes in the Hollywood Hills or leisurely bike rides along that string of sandy beaches.
Put up in 1923 and originally spelling “Hollywoodland” – a real estate development – the unmistakable Hollywood Sign was only supposed to last for 18 months. The arrival of the Golden Age of Hollywood changed all that, and the sign has remained on Mount Lee in Griffith Park ever since, and dropping “land” in 1949. This landmark was rebuilt in steel in 1978 and was last repainted in 2005. One of the easiest vantage points in the basin is the raised patio on the north-east corner of the Hollywood & Highland Center Mall, and there’s another atop the Home Depot parking garage on Sunset Boulevard. You can go in for an up-close look on a hike at Griffith Park, or park up at Lake Hollywood Park and admire the sign across the canyon.
The largest art museum in the western United States, and one of the largest museums of any description in the country, LACMA on Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile is in a mishmash of seven buildings on a 20-acre site. The collections are mind-bendingly vast, covering all ends of the earth and from the ancient times to the present. For the smallest summary there are inventories of Greek, Roman And Etruscan art, American and Latin American art, modern and contemporary art, Islamic art, Asian art, decorative arts, photography and film as well as eye-catching permanent art installations. If all this leaves you overwhelmed there are some works that you can’t leave without seeing, like Diego Rivera’s Portrait of Frida Kahlo (1939), Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio by David Hockney (1980), Titian’s Portrait of Jacopo (1532), The Swineherd by Paul Gauguin (1888) and Chris Burden Urban Light installation at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance.
An eccentric neighborhood and seaside resort, the world-famous Venice is Los Angeles at its most cosmopolitan and independent. Although gentrification has crept in, the 2.5-mile Venice Beach Boardwalk is still prowled by outlandish characters, and teems with tattoo shops, international cuisine, countless street vendors and a big cast of street performers. The skate plaza and Venice Muscle Beach are two world-famous signatures, as is the snaking Strand trail on the cusp of the massive sandy beach with its constant stream of cyclists and skaters. Seek-out the historic arcaded buildings, harking back to the original development at the start of the 20th century when tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney created his own version of Italy’s Venice. The boardwalk is the second most-visited place in Southern California, but will never feel oppressive thanks to the wide-open expanse of sandy beach and the grassy foreshore.
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