Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 21, 2012
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, to discuss: construction management support services for track realignment at Ocean Boulevard and the Pier F Support Yard Project; funding in-house design staff for the pavement rehabilitation of Ocean Boulevard between the Los Angeles River Bridge and the Gerald Desmond Bridge; engineering support services for the proposed development of a liquid bulk import terminal located on Pier T; and more. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
May 22 Living Wage Petition Comes To Council - The petition regarding the initiative ordinance to establish minimum wages and minimum sick leave for hotel workers comes before the Long Beach City Council at its 5 p.m. meeting at City Hall. The proposal would require that local hotels with 100 rooms or more provide the following to its employees: a “living wage” of $13 an hour, or $2,000 a month for a full-time employee; five paid sick days a year; and tip protection. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
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; and more. The city council also meets for a special closed session meeting at 7 p.m. regarding labor negotiations. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
May 24 Special Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission holds a special meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss an addendum to the Downtown Plan Program environmental impact report for a proposed six-story, 127,000-square-foot building that will retain the north and west elevations of the Meeker-Baker Building. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.
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.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• 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 23: The Port of Long Beach hosts a public meeting to discuss upcoming plans for the West Anaheim Street pavement rehabilitation project, 6:30 p.m., Admiral Kidd Park. Visit http://www.polb.com.
• May 24: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association meeting, 7:45 a.m., Café Bixby. Visit http://www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
• May 28: Through Memorial Day, May 28, The Queen Mary offers complimentary First Class Passports to military veterans. Individuals must show military I.D. or wear a military uniform to receive offer. Call 80/437-2934 or visit http://www.queenmary.com.
• May 30: North Long Beach Business Association meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Houghton Park. Visit http://www.longbeach.gov/district9.
• 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 20, 2013
New Issues Of The Long Beach Business Journal Hit Stands Tomorrow:
• Copies are at the office today! Feel free to stop by and pick one up. We're located at 2599 E. 28th St., Ste. 212 in Signal Hill. We open at 8:30 a.m.
City Meetings And Events:
• May 20: Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, in conjunction with the City of Long Beach, hosts a final community meeting on the Armory Park project from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, 695 Alamitos Ave.
• May 20: Councilmember Gerrie Shipske hosts “Open Up Long Beach” from 6-8 p.m. at the Long Beach Police Officer Association Park, 7390 E. Carson St. The event is a behind the scenes look at Long Beach Police Department’s K-9 Unit. For more information, visit http://www.openuplongbeach.com or call 562/570-6932.
• May 21: The Long Beach City Council’s Long Beach Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meets at 3 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a citywide Pavement Management System; alternative sidewalk maintenance techniques; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 21: Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at city hall to discuss: $2.1 million in contracts for grounds maintenance services; $1.1 million in contracts for service providers to operate Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Act Youth Academy projects; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.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 23: Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Signal Hill Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. $25. RSVP to Judie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 23: The Long Beach Sustainable City Commission meets at 4 p.m. at city hall to discuss: the Los Cerritos Wetland Conceptual Restoration Plans; Port of Long Beach Climate Change Adaption and Coastal Resiliency Plan; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• 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.
• May 30: Temple Israel hosts a new speaker series, “Future Focus,” with inaugural speaker Mayor Bob Foster. The program is at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, 269 Loma Ave. For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Meetings & Events:
• May 20: Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance meets from 7-9 p.m. at Veterans Park Social Hall, 101 E. 28th St. Guest Speaker is Ted Stevens of the city’s Animal Care Services. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call Maria at 562/427-5021.
• May 22: East Spring Street Business Association meets from 6:15-7 p.m. at Joan Stiehl’s Farmers Insurance Office, 6200 E. Spring St., Ste. B.
• May 23: Long Beach Lincoln Club hosts a luncheon at noon at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way. Guest speaker is Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Philip Mautino. $25 for members; $35 for non-members. For more information call 562/439-9390.
• 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 Rd. 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.
• May 27: Forest Lawn celebrates Memorial Day with its annual program at 10 a.m. at 1500 E. San Antonio Dr.
• May 28: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance hosts its monthly business meeting at noon at the Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St. Featured guest speaker is Straight Talk TV host Art Levine. Lunch is optional. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562/494-3800