Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
June 11, 2012
June 11 (Today) State Legislation Committee - The Long Beach State Legislation Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the state budget; supporting Senate Bill 1243 regarding bunker fuel; the Homeowner Bill of Rights legislation; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.
June 12 Public Safety Committee Meeting - The Long Beach Public Safety Committee meets at 3 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: an update on crime statistics from the police department; a report on the police academy and staffing; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.
June 12 Successor Agency Meeting - The Long Beach Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the conveyance of certain properties from the City of Long Beach to The Long Beach Housing Development Company for housing purposes; and streetscape improvements on Long Beach Boulevard from Del Amo Boulevard to 56th Street. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.
June 12 City Council Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: scheduling a public forum at which local business can participate and provide input on what can be done to ease the regulatory burden and to spur job growth; the feasibility of waiving the business license tax and/or the 16% surcharge folded into business licenses for independent contractors for at least fiscal year 2013; and more. Prior to its regular session, the council meets at 4:30 p.m. for a special closed session meeting regarding labor negotiations with represented employees. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
June 21 Los Angeles Harbor Commission Public Hearing - The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners holds a public hearing at 8:30 a.m. at the Port of Los Angeles Board Room, 425 S. Palos Verdes St. in San Pedro, to receive public comments on the proposed Berths 302-306 APL Container Terminal Project. Any person unable to attend the public hearing may submit written comments to the director of planning and economic development, P.O. Box 151, San Pedro, CA 90731. Written comments should be submitted no later than June 20. For more information, visit http://www.portoflosangeles.org.
June 27 Small Business Training Forum - The Port of Long Beach hosts “Contracting for Success,” a forum on training and networking from 3-6 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza. The event offers information on how to work with the port and its small business programs. RSVP at http://www.polb.com/sbe.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• 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: The Good Neighbors Of North Long Beach meets at 7 a.m. at Spires Restaurant, 1935 Del Amo Blvd. Guest speakers is Erik Sund, business relations manager for the City of Long Beach.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• June 15: State Sen. Alan Lowenthal and State Controller John Chiang host a free "Social Media & Marketing Boot Camp" for small businesses, 8:30-11 a.m., Long Beach Groundwater Treatment Plant, 2950 Redondo Ave. Visit http://www.csba.com.
• June 16: Councilmember Dee Andrews hosts the annual "Juneteenth Celebration" to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Martin Luther King, Jr., Park. Call 562/570-6816.
• June 16 – The Queen Mary opens its “Diana: Legacy of a Princess” exhibit, which includes “artifacts and memorabilia associated with Princes Diana and the British Royal Family.” Visit http://www.queenmary.com.
• June 17: Celebrate Father's Day with a barbeque picnic at the Aquarium of the Pacific from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for member adults and $17 for member children ages 3-11; $35 for non-member adults and $27 for non-member children ages 3-11. Prices include Aquarium admission. Visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org.
• 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.
• June 20: Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin discusses rainforest conservation and his search for new jungle medicines at the Aquarium of the Pacific. 7 p.m. 562/590-3100.
• June 28: 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong’s monthly luncheon for district residents is at the Long Beach Yacht Club, beginning at 11:45 a.m. RSVP 562/570-6300.
• July 4: A 4th of July Freedom Fest is presented at 5 p.m. (food trucks available) at Rosie the Riveter Park (Clark Avenue and Conant Street) to salute hometown heroes. Music by The Emperors at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Councilmember Gerrie Schipske and the Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project. 562/570-6932.
• 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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