Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
August 16, 2012
This Month SB I-605, SB I-405 Freeway Connector Open - Crews completed construction on the connector between the southbound I-605 to the southbound I-405 on Saturday, August 11. For more information or alternate routes, visit http://www.octa.net.
August 16 Belmont Shore Advisory Commission Meeting - The Belmont Shore Parking and Business Area Advisory Commission meets at 8 a.m. at the Bay Shore Library, 195 Bay Shore Ave., to discuss: a $102,615 proposal for the Conservation Corps of Long Beach fiscal year 2013 trash, litter, graffiti and landscaping services; approving the nomination of Lisa Ramelow to the commission board to fill an existing vacancy; approving the fiscal year 2013 parking meter revenue fund budget; and the to-be-announced cost for a 2nd Street sidewalk and tree repair and replacement project. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 16 Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the denial of a conditional use permit for a financial services operation to locate at 201 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.; conformity of the proposed projects listed in the fiscal year 2013 capital improvement program with the General Plan; the approval of a site plan for the rebuild of the Leeway Sailing Center at 5437 E. Ocean Blvd.; the approval of a conditional use permit for a used car dealership at 1900 Long Beach Blvd.; the approval of a resolution certifying an addendum to the Kroc Community Center EIR for proposed athletic facility improvements at Chittick Field, 1900 Walnut Ave. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.
August 21 City Council Special Budget Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall for a special budget meeting to discuss proposed budgets for the following departments: public works’ capital improvement program; Long Beach Gas & Oil; and the Long Beach Water Department. For more information on the budget, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/finance/budget/documents/default.asp.
August 21 Successor Agency To Redevelopment Agency - The Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Long Beach meets at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the approval of the draft recognized obligation payment schedule for the first half of 2013; the approval and allowance of the city manager to execute a lease agreement with Mr. Soon Fa Wu for 5106 and 5108 Long Beach Blvd.; and a request to the City of Long Beach to designate 2005 Housing bond proceeds of $18.3 million as available for the development of affordable housing with current law.
August 21 Long Beach City Council - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the adoption of a resolution authorizing the issuance of $25 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes; the city’s investment report for the quarter ending June 30; the approval and allowance of the city manager to execute a 10-year agreement with Bike Nation for a bike share program; the approval of a takeover agreement for the first phase of the Long Beach Airport terminal improvements with Safeco Insurance Company of America and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (surety); the approval and allowance of the city manager to execute a $325,000 two-year contract for an intelligence analyst for the Long Beach Police Department; the I-710 Corridor project; and more. 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 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 16: Councilmember Suja Lowenthal hosts a 2nd District budget forum from 7-8:30 p.m. at Renaissance Long Beach, Naples Ballroom, 111 E. Ocean Blvd. Guest speakers are Long Beach City Manager Pat West, Chief of Police Jim McDonnell, Financial Management Director John Gross and Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Director George Chapjian. Parking not validated. 562/570-6684.
• 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 17: Downtown Long Beach Lions present their 26th annual Western Barbecue fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at the Police Officers Academy Park, 7390 E. Carson St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children; kids age 5 and under get in free. Call 562/370-1205.
• August 21: Shred-4-Good offers a free shred day from 8-10 a.m. at Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County, 800 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. First box is free; subsequent boxes are $5 each. Call Marcos Colome at 562/216-5256.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• August 30: Councilmember Suja Lowenthal hosts a 2nd District budget forum from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bixby Park Community Center, 130 Cherry Ave. Guest speakers are Long Beach City Manager Pat West, Chief of Police Jim McDonnell and Financial Management Director John Gross. 562/570-6684.
• 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 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