Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
September 06, 2012
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; authorize attending the CORO Water Conservation Conference and Federation of Filipino American Associations’ Filipino-American History Month events; adopt specifications and execute a $310,086 agreement with Cabral Roofing for roof replacement at the operations service center building; receive a presentation on the citywide residential graywater 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 at 213 Roswell Ave. and 332 Claremont Ave.; and scheduling a study session on the zoning code omnibus. 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 $16.7 million in four quarterly installments to the tidelands operating fund; and more. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com/commission.
September 11 City Council Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: a quitclaim deed transferring the city’s interest in pedestrian access tunnels to The Boeing Company; a request for a study session within 60 days of adopting the fiscal year 2013 budget on the city’s unfunded liabilities; the fiscal year 2012 third quarter budget performance report and associated budget appropriation adjustments; a design contract for the Belmont Plaza Pool Revitalization Project; a design contract for services associated with the tidelands beach restrooms and the Leeway Sailing Center replacement projects; and more. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 11: 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.
• 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.
• September 20: East Spring Street Business Alliance holds its Third Thursday meeting at 8 a.m. at Grounds Bakery Café, 6277 E. Spring St. Call 562/596-4466 or e-mail email@example.com.
• September 20: 3rd District Neighborhood Association hosts a meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way. Lunch is $15. Guest speaker is Mike Conway, director of public works. Call 562/570-8756 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• September 21: The Japanese Garden at CSULB hosts a fundraiser from 6:30-9 p.m. to benefit K-12 student outreach. This formal event includes live music, a silent auction and an art display. Tickets are $60; $50 for members. http://www.csulb.edu/~jgarden.
• September 22: 4th Street Retro Row’s Summer Sidewalk Sale is also a breast cancer awareness benefit, featuring live music, food trucks and bargains. Visit http://www.4thstreetlongbeach.com or http://artfulthinking.org/Special_Events.html.
• September 29: East Spring Street Business Association hosts its Good Neighbor Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 Studebaker Rd. Call 562/596-4466 or e-mail email@example.com for booth reservation information.
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