Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
August 13, 2012
This Month SB I-605, SB I-405 Freeway Connector Closure - Starting at 10 a.m., crews will close the connector between the southbound I-605 to the southbound I-405 for approximately two weeks. It is expected to reopen mid-August. For more information or alternate routes, visit http://www.octa.net.
August 13 Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss approving a certificate of appropriateness to add on to an existing one-story residence lot with two units at 2827 E. Vista St. in the Bluff Heights Historic District. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 14 Personnel and Civil Service Committee Meeting - The Long Beach Personnel and Civil Service Committee meets at 3 p.m. at City Hall to discuss an update on obtaining an automated time keeping system for employees and an overview of the city’s workers’ compensation program and claims. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 14 City Council Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: a $325,000 agreement between the city and British Petroleum to fund the Community Asthma and Air Quality Resource Education Program; a right-of-entry permit with Molina Healthcare for access to use part of the Mary Molina Community Garden; passing the issue of selling carbon credits produced by the city’s “urban forest” to the city manager for further review; submitting a grant application for $6.5 million to $8 million in funding from the 2012 Continuum of Care for Homeless Assistance Program; a contract with Los Angeles County to develop bioterrorism preparedness and public health infrastructure; and the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 15 Budget Oversight Committee Meeting - The Long Beach Budget Oversight Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the city’s fiscal year 2012 budget process; the state’s fiscal year 2012-2013 budget; the city’s fiscal year 2012 year-end budget projections; an update on the $18.4 million uplands oil fund infrastructure project; the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget and community budget book; presentations from various departments, including public safety, parks and library services; and any remaining 2012 budget items. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 22 Aggregate Terminal Study Public Hearing - The Port of Long beach and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a Draft EIR/EIS on a proposed construction aggregate, sand, gravel and granite facility on privately owned land in the Harbor District for public review. A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Long Beach City Hall. Written comments may be sent to Rick Cameron, Director of Environmental Planning, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA, 90802, or to Cameron@polb.com. The deadline for comments is September 21. The Draft EIR may be viewed at http://www.polb.com/ceqa.
September 5-6 Third Annual PortTechEXPO - PortTechLA, a coalition that includes the Port of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles and the San Pedro and Wilmington chambers of commerce, hosts its 3rd annual PortTechExpo. This two-day event includes a maritime conference and competition of the most innovative environmental, transportation, energy and security technologies. The event “attracts business and community leaders, venture capitalists, maritime industry experts and technology entrepreneurs from around the region,” with an average of 300 attendees and 50 exhibitors annually. Registration for the event is open. For more information, visit http://www.porttechla.org.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• August 13: 7th District Councilmember James Johnson hosts a community budget meeting at 6 p.m. at Vista Del Mar, 3360 Magnolia Ave., with guests City Manager Pat West and Financial Management Director John Gross. RSVP to 562/570-7777 or email@example.com.
• August 15: Naples Island Business Association meets at noon at Naples Rib Company, featuring guest speaker Carolyn Benton of Event Complete, the company organizing this year’s California Women’s Conference. BBQ lunch is provided; $6 for members, $10 for non-members. http://naplesislandbusiness.com.
• August 15: Vice Mayor Robert Garcia hosts a community coffee to discuss the budget and other matters at Kress Market, 443 North Pine, at 6 p.m. http://robertgarcia.com or 562/570-6919.
• August 16: 3rd District Neighborhood Association meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way, featuring guest speaker Long Beach Financial Management Director John Gross. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 562/570-8756.
• August 17: On Broadway Merchant Association hosts its monthly meeting from 9-10 a.m. at Paradise Piano Bar, 1800 E. Broadway. More information at http://onbroadwaylb.com.
• August 23: Naples Island Business Association sponsors “Cruising the Island, Cruise the Street on your Feet,” from 5-8:30 p.m. along 2nd Street. Tickets are $1, cash only. Contact Joy Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• August 28: 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews hosts a city budget summit, 6 p.m., at Ernest S. McBride, Sr., Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 562/57-6816 or e-mail email@example.com.
• September 17: Arts Council for Long Beach is seeking candidates for its board of directors. Interested individuals who live and or work in Long Beach are invited to learn more about applying via the Arts Council’s website, http://www.artslb.org. Applications must be received by September 17.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 562/494-3800