Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
June 21, 2012
June 21 (Today) 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 21 (Today) Board Of Water Commissioners Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners meets from 9-10 a.m. at the water department administration building boardroom, 1800 E. Wardlow Rd., to discuss: recommended conferences for fiscal year 2012-2013; a $475,500 contract for the Cathodic Protection Improvement of Water and Recycled Water Systems project; authorizing the general manager to sign an in-lieu contract with the Water Replenishment District of Southern California; and more. For more information, call Sandy Fox at 562/570-2302 or visit http://lbwater.org/meeting-times-location-agendas.
June 21 (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., to discuss: excusing members who are absent, approving meeting minutes from May 17 and receiving staff reports on finance and administration, planning and development, operations and facilities, and environmental and government affairs. For more information, visit http://www.lgb.org/about/advisory_commission.asp.
June 21 (Today) Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss a conditional use permit for operating a drive-thru, fast food restaurant at 3821 Lakewood Blvd. in the 5th Council District. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning/.
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 21: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce holds its 121st Inaugural Gala at the Long Beach Convention Center, honoring Destination Tomorrow recipient Toyota Motor Manufacturing. 5:45 p.m. reception; 6:45 p.m. dinner. 562/432-7830.
• June 23: EDCO is hosting a free shredding and e-waste collection event from 9 a.m. to noon at 2755 California Ave. in Signal Hill. More info: Octavio Duran at (714) 522-3577.
• June 26: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance meets at noon at the Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., with guest speaker Mayor Bob Foster. Visit http://www.easba.com.
• June 27: North Long Beach Business Alliance meets at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., from 8:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, call 562/570-3315.
• June 27: A panel discussion about how Foreign Trade Zones can benefit your business, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way. Arrive at 9 a.m. for a tour of the Aquarium; registration at 9:30 a.m.; program 10-Noon; luncheon and boat tour to follow. $75. Register at: http://www.ftasc.org. $8 for parking.
• June 27: Join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske for the El Dorado Regional Park Tour & Lake Clean Up, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Area 3, 7550 E. Spring St. 562/570-6932.
• June 28: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Board of Directors meets at 7:45 a.m. at Café Bixby, 3900 Atlantic Ave. Call 562/595-0081 or visit http://www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
• 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.
• June 28: Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce annual membership luncheon and board of directors election, Noon-1:30 p.m., Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. Questions: 562/424-6489.
• 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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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.email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.