Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
September 03, 2012
September 4 Budget Oversight Committee - The budget oversight committee of the Long Beach City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: an update on the city’s fiscal year 2012 budget process; an update on the federal fiscal year 2013 budget; an update on the state’s fiscal year 2012-2013 budget; an update on the $18.4 million uplands oil fund infrastructure projects; receive presentations from the harbor department and financial management, as well as one-time fund recommendations; the city manager’s proposed new resources and potential restorations; and an update on any remaining 2012 budget items; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
September 4 City Council Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: a contract for Aardvark for furnishing and delivering less lethal munitions, such as tear gas, sting balls and beanbag rounds, for riot/crowd control situations; a contract amendment for an additional $8-plus million for the Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild project; a request for reimbursement from the state boating and waterways department for part of the Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild project; the annual assessment of the Long Beach Tourism Bixby Knolls business improvement areas; a contract for $1.3 million to upgrade current public safety dispatch systems; approval of the $16.8 million transfer from the harbor revenue fund to the tidelands operating fund; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
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.
September 6 Board Of Water Commissioners Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. at the water department administration building, 1800 E. Wardlow Rd., to: elect a president, vice president and secretary; receive a presentation on the citywide residential greywater pilot program; refer the consideration of a citywide water submetering ordinance to the Long Beach City Council; and more. For more information, visit http://lbwater.org/meeting-times-location-agendas.
September 6 Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: two separate requests for a standards variance and local coastal development permits for the single-family dwellings; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.
September 10 Board of Harbor Commissioners Meeting - The City of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 1 p.m. at the harbor department building, 925 Harbor Plaza, to discuss: a presentation on the Panama Canal Expansion; the proposed fiscal year 2012-2013 salary resolution; a contract extension with The Solis Group for project labor agreement administration through February 2015 and increasing the contract to $1.4 million; a $2.95 million cash transfer as an advance to the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority for anticipated cash shortfall; the transfer of $16.825 million in four quarterly installments to the tidelands operating fund; and more. Following the regular meeting are closed session conferences with real property negotiators for One World Trade Center, 4801 Airport Plaza Dr. and both 11 Golden Shore and 400 Oceangate. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com/commission.
September 21 Deadline For Comments On Terminal Project - The Port of Long Beach and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft environmental impact statement and report on August 22 about a proposed construction aggregate, sand, gravel and granite import facility on privately owned property in the harbor district. The public is welcome to comment on the proposal in writing through September 21. Send comments to Rick Cameron, director of environmental planning, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, 90802; or e-mail Cameron@polb.com.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• September 5: The Long Beach Council of Business Associations meets at 8 a.m. at Simmzy’s, 5271 E. 2nd St. in Belmont Shore. For more information, call Blair Cohn at 562/595-0081.
• September 5-6: 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. Registration for the event is open. For more information, visit http://www.porttechla.org.
• September 7: Nino’s Ristorante Italiano hosts a celebration during the Bixby Knolls First Friday’s event from 5-10 p.m. to commemorate an exterior remodel, interior makeover and new custom menu designed Chef Gordon Ramsey of Kitchen Nightmares (plus old menu favorites). Live music by Uncle Jonnies Playhouse. To make reservations for dinner, call or text Mike Cristiano at 562/889-6852 or e-mail email@example.com.
• September 6: Downtown Long Beach Associates’ Executive Committee meets at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel Executive Meeting Center Securities Room, 701 W. Ocean Blvd., for updates on the committee election process, governance restructure and a presentation from DLBA President/CEO Kraig Kojian. http://www.downtownlongbeach.org.
• September 10: The American Institute of Architects and Long Beach Heritage host “What are the possibilities for our Civic Center?” at 7 p.m. at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Ocean Theater, 100 Aquarium Way. The event is part of a discussion series called The Future of Long Beach and features a panel discussion and opening remarks by 2nd District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal. Tickets are $5. Registration open through September 7. http://www.aialb-sb.org/events.
• September 15: American Gold Star Manor hosts the 1st annual Patriot’s Day Remembrance Fair, a celebration of life and health, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3021 Gold Star Drive. http://goldstarmanor.org.
• September 15: Doma Properties hosts a free, first-time homebuyers seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4913 E. 2nd St. in Belmont Shore. More information at http://longbeachcarealestate.wordpress.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