Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 17, 2012
May 17 (Today) Water Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners meets at 9 a.m. at its administration building, 1800 E. Wardlow Rd., to discuss: additional funds for the Orange Avenue and 7th Street sewer upgrade project; the Capital Improvement Program budget; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lbwater.org.
May 17 (Today) Airport Advisory Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Airport Advisory Commission meets at 4 p.m. at Skylinks Municipal Golf Course, 4800 E. Wardlow Rd. The agenda is forthcoming. For more information, visit http://www.lgb.org/about/advisory_commission.asp.
May 17 (Today) Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: changing the land use designation from “Open Space & Parks” to “Mixed Use” for a 25-acre parcel located at 3860 N. Lakewood Boulevard in the Douglas Aircraft Planned Development District; allowing the operation of a pet boarding and day care facility at 1321 W. 17th St.; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.
May 21 Harbor Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 5 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza. The agenda is forthcoming. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
May 22 City Council Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: approving funding recommendations for the Neighborhood Partners Program to support six neighborhood beautification and improvement projects; accepting grant funds for summer aquatic programs for economically disadvantaged youth; the petition regarding the initiative ordinance to establish minimum wages and minimum sick leave payable to hotel workers; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
June 7 Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council Annual Luncheon - The Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council (LBCREC) hosts the “2012 LBCREC Annual Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin Long Beach, 333 E. Ocean Blvd., for a panel discussion with members of the commercial real estate industry regarding developments and commercial projects in Southern California. Tickets are $55 for LBCREC members and $65 for non-members. For more information regarding the event, sponsorship or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.lbcrec.com.
• The City of Long Beach is warning utility customers about a nationwide scam that is tricking people into providing personal financial information in exchange for the false promise of getting their utility bills paid by the federal government. There is no such federal program. While the city continues to investigate the matter, be sure to protect your personal information at all times and never give out your social security number or any other personal financial information. For questions regarding your utility bill, call 562/570-5700.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• May 18: Long Beach City College (LBCC) hosts an information session for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program, 9:30-11 a.m., LBCC. RSVP at 562/938-5054 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 19: Justin Rudd hosts the “Haute Dog Poetry Contest and 30-Minute Beach Cleanup” event, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. Visit http://www.hautedogs.org.
• May 19-28: The Queen Mary offers complimentary First Class Passports to military veterans through Memorial Day. Individuals must show military I.D. or wear a military uniform to receive offer. For more information, visit http://www.queenmary.com or call 800/437-2934.
• May 22: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance meeting, noon, Long Beach Playhouse. RSVP at 562/494-3800 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
• May 24: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association meeting, 7:45 a.m., Café Bixby. Visit http://www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
• June 19: FuturePorts hosts its annual conference to discuss important topics facing Southern California’s goods movement industry, 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton’s Madeo Ballroom, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro. Cost is $99 for FuturePorts members, $120 for non-members before May 18 and $70 for government and non-profit individuals before May 18. Register at http://www.futureports.org.
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Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 13, 2013
A Sample Menu Of Business Journal Stories Being Served Next Week:
• The Business Journal celebrates the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 15th Anniversary
◦ Q&A with Aquarium CEO Jerry Schubel
City Meetings And Events:
• May 13: Long Beach Harbor Commission holds a special meeting at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza, at 10 a.m. for a briefing on the Gerald Desmond Bridge/Oil Relocation, a site visit and public comment. A second special meeting is scheduled for noon at the port administration building for a closed session conference with real property negotiators followed by a conference with legal council regarding anticipated litigation. Visit http://polb.com/commission.
• May 13: Long Beach Harbor Commission meets at 12:55 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza, to discuss: cancelling the meetings of June 10, July 8 and July 22; establishing a Port of Long Beach Energy Policy; rejecting all bids and re-advertise for the Middle Harbor Marine Operations Building and Power/Crane Maintenance Shop; amend a contract with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for an additional $1.25 million for architectural and engineering design work on the Middle Harbor Terminal Buildings; a presentation by communications regarding community outreach efforts; and more. Visit http://polb.com/commission.
• May 13: Budget oversight committee of the Long Beach City Council meets at 4 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a report on the current year revenue and expense forecast; the FY12 $18.4 million Uplands Oil Fund infrastructure projects; FY13 one-time revenue projects; the status of Management Partners projects; AB 678, the ground emergency medical transport bill; CalPERS contribution changes and potential impact on the City of Long Beach; appropriation of $2.05 million City Hall East sale appropriations; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 14: Public safety committee of the Long Beach City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. to discuss: the safety of the Metro Blue Line; Long Beach Police Department towing; camera installation/common operating picture project; a police academy and a fire academy. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 14: Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a $929,000 grant and allocating an additional $1.2 million for professional planning services to prepare a new development code for the Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP) planning area and an accompanying environmental impact report; providing direction to staff on proposals for amending SEADIP; increasing the total contract for JOC contractors from $15 million to $24.8 million for tenant and security improvements at the interim Port of Long Beach headquarters building; adopting a resolution of intention to re-establish the Magnolia Industrial Group Property and Business Improvement District (PBID); and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 16: Third District Neighborhood Association meets at 11:45 a.m. at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way, featuring guest speaker Long Beach Airport’s TSA Federal Security Director Nancy Baggott. Lunch is $15; vegetarian option available upon request. RSVP to 562/570-8756 or e-mail Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 16: Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a site plan review for the western phase of the Shoreline Gateway Project; an amendment to the zoning ordinance related to alcohol nuisance abatement; and the 2012 Housing Element annual report. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 18-19: The 30th annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride events include a festival both days from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. along Shoreline Drive and a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The events attract some 80,000 participants over two days. For more information, visit http://longbeachpride.com.
• May 22: A community meeting for the Long Beach Draft Mobility Element, which is currently in the public comment period, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave. Visit http://www.lbds.info.
• May 29: 7th District Councilmember James Johnson, in conjunction with the city’s police and fire departments, hosts a public safety summit at 7 p.m. at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St., featuring Fire Chief Mike DuRee and Police Chief Jim McDonnell. Call 562/570-7777 or e-mail email@example.com.
Business Meetings & Events:
• May 15: Naples Island Business Association meets at noon at Naples Rib Company, 5800 E. 2nd St., for a lunch meeting featuring guest speaker Michelle Molina, owner and project manager of Millworks Long Beach. Lunch is $6 for members, $10 for non-members. Contact Bob Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 15: University Park Estates Neighborhood Association meets at 6:15 p.m. in the Kettering Cafeteria. Guest speakers are 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong, city traffic engineer Dave Roseman and Long Beach Police Commander Paul Lebaron. Call 562/570-6300.
• May 15: CSULB Center for International Trade and Transportation presents “Efficiency and Competitiveness: Securing Cargo and Jobs,” a free town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St. Call 562/985-2872 or e-mail email@example.com.
• May 17: MemorialCare Health System hosts The Presidents’ Partnership, a healthcare forum for business leaders, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Visit http://www.memorialcare.org/about/gov_relations/gov_tpp.cfm.
• May 17: Community Hospital Long Beach hosts the first in a series of free health information forums from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1720 Termino Ave. in the hospital auditorium. This event focuses on mental health and includes a free light lunch. RSVP to Pamela Dingwell to 562/494-0576 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15.
• May 17, 22 and 31: Long Beach City College hosts information sessions on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at 4900 E. Conant St. Sessions are from 9:30-11 a.m. on May 17 and 31 and from 3-4:30 p.m. on May 22. E-mail email@example.com to RSVP.
• May 18: Long Beach Health and Human Services Department hosts its third annual asthma resource fair, “Breathe Better for a Healthier Tomorrow,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave. Visit http://longbeach.gov/health.
• May 23: Long Beach Area Republican Party hosts its annual Western Bar-B-Q from 6-8 p.m. at El Dorado Golf Course, 2400 N. Studebaker. Speaker is Ruben Barrales, former director of White House Intergovernmental affairs and current president of “Grow-Elect,” an organization to help elect Republican Latino candidates to public office. $50. RSVP to 562/424-1246 or visit http://www.longbeachrepublicans.org.