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October 7, 2018

Crime Fighting Awareness Seminar

SPINNAKER BAY, Are you concerned about safety? This presentation is for Spinnaker Bay residents (guests welcome) and it is an opportunity to learn about personal and property safety in Spinnaker Bay and throughout Long Beach. We guarantee the presentation by Byron will be both informative and fun.  Safety strategies and devices will be shared. A few lucky participants will win prizes.


Dean Pimentel, Long Beach Police Department
Byron Walls, California Crimefight

Suzie Price may drop by to greet everyone.

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: 354 Parsons Landing in Spinnaker Bay

No Cost. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. RSVP with number of participants to or call 562.940.5440. This helps with planning. Please plan to attend even if you don’t RSVP. It’s for your safety!

Click here to download the California Crimefight flyer

September 17, 2018


Hi Neighbor, Welcome to your new SPINNAKER BAY WEBSITE! My name is Patty Civalleri, and I am a neighbor (Long Point), and a mere volunteer on this project. I wanted to create a site that you, as neighbors, can use to communicate with each other. So this is what I’ve come up with.

This site will revolve around the SPINNAKER CHAT. (See SPINNAKER CHAT in the Main Menu above.) SPINNAKER CHAT is where you all will be able to communicate with each other as a neighborhood. For example, if you have something to sell, or you want to buy a Duffy, you can go to SPINNAKER CHAT and Post it yourself. In SPINNAKER CHAT, you can ask questions, seek recommendations, tell us a joke, or simply introduce yourself to the rest of us.

These are 2-way conversations, which means that if someone else has Posted something or asked a question, you can respond/answer directly. Just remember that everyone else can see what you post, so please be respectful and neighborly. This isn’t a place to badmouth someone, nor is it a political forum. (We have the rest of the entire internet for that.) This is merely a place for friendliness among neighbors.

So go there, and take a look at it. I have started out with a few Categories. You are free to add your own, and start talking!

Additionally, check out the Directory. If your contact info is not up to date, just click here to email me your stuff. 

I hope you enjoy the site, so poke around and get used to it, because it’s all yours!


September 17, 2018


Down toward the Jelly Fish Cove end of Spinnaker Bay, the neighbors have been bearing the hot summer by swimming in our canals. It has been a fun activity to meet neighbors and simply float around for an hour or so to combat the heat. With a beer in hand and any number of flotation devices from donuts to mattresses to noodles, the waters of Spinnaker Bay have proven to be both clean and fun. 


The biggest problem we have is finding a way to get back out of the water. Sometimes we can find a boat with a ladder in the water. But normally, there is no real safe way of getting back up onto the docks. Last week, a neighbor thought she would dive in to cool off, when she realized that there was no way out. She swam around looking for boat ladders. She was in the water for two hours when someone came by in a Duffy and helped her out. 

Just before we moved in 6 years ago, a young woman jumped in the water at night, swam around and could not find a way to exit. She got tired, and drowned near the Long Point finger. Neighbors reported that she had been drinking and partying when this occurred. Hmm… well good thing that none of us are guilty of that, eh?


Roger Civalleri (Long Point) spoke with Glen Palmer who shared a solution. Roger created it, and voila, it seems to work. So many of our neighbors have asked that this be shared with the rest of our neighbors, so here it is.

I made this from a piece of wood, then covered it with several layers of grey marine paint. it wedges nicely around our dock cleats. The little caps you see are the end caps for the ladder itself. See next image.

This is how the ladder fits into it. You can see that the rubber caps wedge under the edge of the wood.

This is what is looks like from the water side. Notice that the ladder had 2 supporting legs that lean into the dock float below the cleat. NOTE: NOT ALL CLEATS ARE ABOVE A DOCK FLOAT. With the dock float, the ladder will shift under the dock when used making it nearly impossible to climb up. Make sure you are on a cleat over a dock float.

I purchased the ladder itself from West Marine.

Here are the specs I used to create my ladder/cleat board.

Please bear in mind that I am neither a woodworker nor an engineer. I am simply a neighbor solving a problem and sharing the solution. But this has worked for us on Long Point, and perhaps this can work for you too. Good luck.

September 16, 2018


Greetings, Spinnaker Bay! The DUFFY Club is hosting an End-of-Summer Party in Park Estates. 

WHEN: Saturday Sept 22 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Park Estates Home 5411 E. El Cedral St., Long Beach
COST: $60pp members/$65 non-members
BRING: a light sweater – it’s a Back Yard Party
RSVP: Dave Bubar | 334 Parsons Landing | Email Here
Price includes: Full Home-Made Italian Dinner, Open Wine/Beer Bar, Live Music, Dancing, Open Wine/Beer bar (oops, did I say that already?)

  • You DON’T have to have a Duffy
  • You DON’T have to be a member
  • You MUST RSVP in Advance

PLEASE RSVP to Dave Bubar by Sept 18th. We hope to see you there!

September 15, 2018

Your Street Name

You may already know this, but all of the streets in Spinnaker Bay are named after anchorages on Catalina Island. So last month, we went to Catalina with Dave & Carmen Bubar (Parsons Landing) and took them on a little hike to the real Parson’s Landing. And what a beautiful spot it is!

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

I think we’re there, but we’d better take a little break first.

Parson’s Landing is such a beautiful beach!


So this got us thinking that anyone in our neighborhood that goes to Catalina should try to visit their street name and post the photos in the FORUM under STREET NEWS. I wonder how many we can accumulate over time….

See you on Catalina!



September 15, 2018

Pesky Critters

I don’t know about you, but a certain squirrel has decided that we are the invaders in our own home! This guy is SO BRAZEN! He often stares my dog down when she tries to chase him away. The other day, he got up on the table in our yard, and when I went out there with my best monster face and roared at him, he just looked at me like I was nuts! 

Well, in squirrel land, I am nuts. I’m not sure what to do about him. Last week I hosted Bunco night at my house. My plan was to set up a buffet dinner on the patio – because that, I thought, is why we live here. But as I began to set up the buffet table, that squirrel was back, and he was licking his lips!

Needless to say, I was intimidated, so I ended up setting up the dinner inside the house. I just knew that if I had set it up outside, he would have been on that table rolling around in my Chipotle Taco Bar on the patio.

“Our neighbor Roger Schlesinger (Whites Landing) sent me the photo of a squirrel lounging on his fence. So iconic.”

When we lived in Manhattan Beach, squirrels had done such damage to our roof that we had to replace it entirely. $50,000 later, I emerged from the experience with a hate-on for squirrels.

Does anyone have any ideas about how to keep them off our property? Away from our party food? Because the more nuts I become, the more those darned squirrels seem to like me. 

If you have an idea, please post it in the FORUM under “PESKY CRITTERS.”

July 8, 2014


Following are the responses from SB homeowners willing to share their plumbing leak repair and preventive experiences with other SB residents. For those of us who have not (yet?) experienced any plumbing problems, this information should be very helpful. Our sincere thanks to each of you for the time and effort you expended in providing us this valuable information! If and when I receive any further reports from SB homeowners, I will be sure to add them to this fine collection.READ MORE

November 15, 2013

Our year-around social groups.

“Chargers” Duffy Club: If you are a Duffy owner, join the Chargers to participate in appox 4 Duffy events per year. They’re fun, they’re social, and they’re the reason why you got a Duffy, right? Contact Patty Civalleri here.


Bunco Night! 2nd Tuesday evening each month. Spinnaker Bay Ladies: this event has proven to be a huge success! If you are interested in being put on our Bunco List as a ‘Substitute/stand-in’, ask Patty Civalleri to put you on the list.  P.S. Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!   😎 


Gentlemens’ Cigar Club: 3rd Thursday evening each month
Our ladies have Bunco. But WE have our own social group where we can enjoy some of the finer things in life such as a good cigar and good conversation with our friends & neighbors. Contact John Rudy to join this group.



Have we left your fun group or activity out? Please contact Patty Civalleri here and he’ll help you to promote it to our neighbors here.


August 19, 2013

This is a Private Website

In order to view this site in its entirety, you must be a Spinnaker Bay resident.
To login:  Username = your last name (all lower case)
Password = your house# and streetname (all lower case, no spaces)
Example: Username = smith  |  Password = 123spinnakerbaydrive
If you have any questions about logging in, please contact Patty Civalleri.