Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
June 04, 2012
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June 4 (Today) Oversight Board Meeting - The Long Beach Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall to discuss: the sale of property located at 225 Locust Ave.; the disposition of the American Hotel at 224 E. Broadway to Temple Creative Realty; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.
June 4 (Today) Harbor Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 5 p.m. at its administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza. The agenda is forthcoming. Beginning June 4, the commission will switch from meeting three times a month to twice-monthly meetings held on the first and third Monday of each month, with one meeting during the day and the other in the evening. The new schedule is designed to give commissioners and the public more time to review agenda items and increase public participation. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
June 5 Election Day - The City of Long Beach conducts elections for the 4th District City Council runoff, state and federal primaries and state Propositions 28 and 29. For more election information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/cityclerk/elections.
June 5 No City Council Meeting - There is no Long Beach City Council meeting on June 5 due to the election. The next regular meeting is June 12. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
June 7 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: the alley main conversion project for Pacific, Pine and Locust avenues; revising the Long Beach Water Department’s rules and regulations governing potable water, reclaimed water, sewer service and the Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Plan for fire service connections; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lbwater.org.
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.
June 7 Harbor Commission Special Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 5 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza, for a study session on port-wide and project-specific labor agreements. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
June 7 Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: adopting findings for denying the sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption at existing convenience stores located at 1821 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and 1030 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.; and allowing a used car dealership to operate at 1991 E. Spring St. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• June 6: Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell hosts “Chat with Pat,” 4:30-6 p.m., Los Altos Library. Visit http://www.longbeach.gov/district4.
• June 6: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a business networking mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sgt. Pepper’s Dueling Piano Café. RSVP by visiting http://www.lbchamber.com/events or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• June 9: Join Councilmember Rae Gabelich for “Coffee and Conversation,” 10 a.m. to noon, Expo Arts Center. Call 562/570-6685.
• June 11: Councilmember Gerrie Schipske hosts a meeting for “Open Up Long Beach” regarding infrastructure in the 5th District, 6:30-8 p.m., El Dorado Community Center. Call 562/570-6932.
• June 12: “How to Start a Nonprofit” workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership (LBNP), 4900 E. Conant St. Cost is $40 for LBNP members and $65 for non-members. Register at http://www.lbnp.org.
• June 12: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts “Good Afternoon Long Beach Business Networking Lunch,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Forbidden City Restaurant. RSVP at http://www.lbchamber.com/events or by e-mailing email@example.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, $140 for non-members and $85 for government and nonprofit individuals. Register at http://www.futureports.org.
• July 7: The Pacific Battleship Center is now selling tickets for the July 7 opening of the USS Iowa as an interactive naval museum and living memorial. Beginning July 7, the ship will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Berth 87 along the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. Purchase tickets at http://www.pacificbattleship.com.
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