Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
July 19, 2012
July 19 Planning Commission Meeting (Today) - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: a conditional use permit (CUP) for existing used car dealership Pacific Auto Sales to continue operating at 1470 Long Beach Blvd.; a recommendation to the city council to certify the Local Development Report; a CUP for a trucking operation with night watchman’s quarters at 2170 W. Esther St.; a CUP for a consumer finance lender at 2004 Ximeno Ave., Suite 200; a request for a standards variance and a local costal development permit for reconstruction of a home at 213 Roswell Ave.; and a major modification to an approved site review for the Meeker-Baker building construction as part of the Millworks project at 650 Pine Ave. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
July 19 I-710 Corridor Project Study Session (Today) - Join the I-710 Corridor Project Team for a series of study sessions on the project and information from the recently released Draft EIR/EIS. Each session focuses on specific topics. Today, the focus of the study session is the project design, aesthetics and traffic. On August 2, a second study session will focus on air quality and health risk assessment. On August 16, the third study session will focus on community impacts. All three study sessions are from 6-9 p.m. at Progress Park, 15500 Paramount Blvd. in Paramount. The Draft EIR may be viewed at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/docs/710corridor/.
July 24 City Council Budget Meeting - The Long Beach City Council holds a special budget meeting at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall to receive a presentation on potential pension reform options and the associated cost savings. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/finance/budget/documents/2013_budget.asp.
July 24 Successor Agency To Redevelopment Agency - The Successor Agency to the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency meets at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: approving the revised Recognition Obligation Payment Schedule for January 1 through June 30, 2012, and July 1 through December 31, 2012; and approving a $93,000 contract amendment with AECOM Contracting Company for construction support to complete phase two of the Westside Storm Drain and Pump Station Improvement Project, which requires amending the Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule to reflect the additional cost. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
July 24 City Council Regular Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: consolidating the Citywide Special Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election on November 6, 2012; extending the trial Belmont Shore Employee Rider Pass Program for six months; the feasibility of implementing performance standards on conditional use permits for liquor stores with Type 21 licenses citywide, using North Long Beach as a pilot study area for the proposed action; writing a letter on the I-710 project draft EIR expressing support for the alternative with the least impact on Long Beach; issuing $15 million in water revenue bonds; and more. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
July 27 Applications Due For DRC Executive Committee - The Downtown Residential Council (DRC) is seeking candidates to fill an opening on its executive committee. Those interested should submit a statement of interest and a short biography of no more than 100 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates must be residents of Downtown Long Beach within the boundaries of the six neighborhood associations DRC represents, which are, in general: Ocean Boulevard, 10th Street, the 710 freeway and Alamitos Boulevard. For more information, visit http://www.longbeachdrc.com.
August 8 710 Corridor Project Public Hearing - The California Department of Transportation has released the Draft EIR/EIS on the I-710 Corridor Project for a 60-day public review. The environmental review is looking at proposals that would improve Interstate 710 (I-710) in Los Angeles County between Ocean Boulevard and State Route 60 (SR-60). Major elements include widening the I-710 freeway up to 10 general-purpose lanes (five lanes in each direction). A public hearing is scheduled August 8 in Long Beach, 6-9 p.m. at Silverado Park Community Center. The Draft EIR may be viewed at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/docs/710corridor/.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• July 20: On Broadway Business Association meeting 9-10 a.m. at Paradise Piano Bar, 1800 E. Broadway.http://www.onbroadwaylb.com.
• July 20: Historic Old Pine Avenue (HOPA) Business District hosts Twilight Walk on Pine Avenue from 3rd Street to 10th Street. 6-10 p.m.
• July 21: 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews hosts a free document shredding and recycling event, 9 a.m. to noon, King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. 562/570-6816.
• July 21: 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal celebrates his two years in office with a community assembly, 9 a.m. to noon, Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. Call 562/570-6137.
• July 21, 22: Straight Talk Productions presents Aquarium President/CEO Jerry Schubel, who discusses the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., on LBTV Channel 3; and at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on FIOs 21; and Charter Channel 101.
• July 24: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance meets at noon at the Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim St. with guest speaker LBPD Commander Michael Beckman. http://easba.com.
• July 24: Long Beach Chamber hosts an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new EDCO Recycling and Transfer, 2755 California Ave. http://www.lbchamber.com.
• July 25: Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Midyear Forecast. 7 a.m., Marriott Los Angeles Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3464531507.
• July 25: Shoreline Speakers Toastmasters Club #1391, every Wednesday from 7-8 a.m. at Ruby’s Diner, 6405 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. http://www.shorelinespeakers.com.
• July 25: North Long Beach Business Alliance meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. 562/570-3315.
• July 25: Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and Kier Jones State Farm Agency hosts the 2012 Small Business Expo at The Center from 10-11:30 a.m. RSVP to Israel Rodriguez at email@example.com.
• July 26: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Board of Directors meeting at 7:45 a.m. at Café Bixby, 3900 Atlantic Ave. http://bixbyknollsinfo.com.
• July 26: 3rd District Neighborhood Association meeting, 11:45 a.m. at Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way, $15 lunch. Guest speaker is new Fire Chief Mike DuRee. RSVP 562/570-8756.
• July 26: Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce annual installation and awards luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Grand, 4101 E. Willow St. $25. For information, call Bart DeLio at 562/260-5371.
• July 26: Port of Long Beach hosts a public workshop at 6 p.m. at the Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave., to discuss revisions to its schools and health facilities grants programs. http://www.polb.com/grants.
• August 2: State Sen. Alan Lowenthal hosts an informational workshop at the Small Business Development Center, registration at 9 a.m., 309 Pine Ave., on how to start a small business. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 562/495-4766.
The Business Journal's latest "Biz Quiz" is available to download online. Winners from the last quiz have also been posted on our Web site. Visit http://www.lbbusinessjournal.com/biz-quiz.html to download the quiz or to see if you're a winner!
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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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 562/494-3800