Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
July 26, 2012
July 26 Sustainable City Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Sustainable City Commission meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall to: receive a report on and approve the 2012-2013 Sustainable City Commission Work Plan, to be sent to the full council; and receive an update on the Civic Center Edible Garden Project. 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.
July 31 Coastal Act And Coastal Commission Informational Meeting - The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust hosts a public meeting at 7 p.m. at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., to discuss the role of the California Coastal Act and the coastal commission with Gary Timm, district manager for the commission. A representative from the Long Beach Development Services will be present to address attendees of the status of the SEADIP updating process. For more information, or to RSVP, e-mail email@example.com or call 714/357-8576.
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 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.
• July 27: Long Beach City College hosts application workshops for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, 9 a.m. to noon, at 4900 E. Conant St.; also on August 3 and 13. Applications due August 27. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 562/938-5054.
• 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 email@example.com or 562/495-4766.
• August 7: Long Beach Chamber hosts a business networking mixer at Café Sevilla, 140 Pine Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $20 for nonmembers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 562/590-9234.
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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