Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
September 10, 2012
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 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 13: More than 120 vendors and 2,500 owners in the rental housing industry will descend upon the Long Beach Convention Center for the 44th Annual Rental Housing Expo, sponsored by the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities. More than 6 seminars and workshops will be presented. For more information call 562/426-8341 or go to http://www.apt-assoc.com.
• September 15: Long Beach Parade of Olympians, 2 p.m., Belmont Shore, Southside of Second Street. Information: 562/570-6801.
• 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 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 19: Civic leaders perform a one-night-only reading of “8, The Play” with Public Theatre of Southern California . “8, The Play” chronicles the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Ernest Borgnine Theater, 855 Elm Ave. Tickets $20, VIP tickets $120. Visit http://www.publictheatresocal.com.
• 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 23: The 26th Annual Charity Regatta benefitting The Children’s Clinic, “Serving Children and Their Families” will set sail at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. Call Norma Clapp at 714/840-2902 for more information.
• 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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Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 13, 2013
A Sample Menu Of Business Journal Stories Being Served Next Week:
• The Business Journal celebrates the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 15th Anniversary
◦ Q&A with Aquarium CEO Jerry Schubel
City Meetings And Events:
• May 13: Long Beach Harbor Commission holds a special meeting at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza, at 10 a.m. for a briefing on the Gerald Desmond Bridge/Oil Relocation, a site visit and public comment. A second special meeting is scheduled for noon at the port administration building for a closed session conference with real property negotiators followed by a conference with legal council regarding anticipated litigation. Visit http://polb.com/commission.
• May 13: Long Beach Harbor Commission meets at 12:55 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza, to discuss: cancelling the meetings of June 10, July 8 and July 22; establishing a Port of Long Beach Energy Policy; rejecting all bids and re-advertise for the Middle Harbor Marine Operations Building and Power/Crane Maintenance Shop; amend a contract with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for an additional $1.25 million for architectural and engineering design work on the Middle Harbor Terminal Buildings; a presentation by communications regarding community outreach efforts; and more. Visit http://polb.com/commission.
• May 13: Budget oversight committee of the Long Beach City Council meets at 4 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a report on the current year revenue and expense forecast; the FY12 $18.4 million Uplands Oil Fund infrastructure projects; FY13 one-time revenue projects; the status of Management Partners projects; AB 678, the ground emergency medical transport bill; CalPERS contribution changes and potential impact on the City of Long Beach; appropriation of $2.05 million City Hall East sale appropriations; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 14: Public safety committee of the Long Beach City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. to discuss: the safety of the Metro Blue Line; Long Beach Police Department towing; camera installation/common operating picture project; a police academy and a fire academy. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 14: Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a $929,000 grant and allocating an additional $1.2 million for professional planning services to prepare a new development code for the Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP) planning area and an accompanying environmental impact report; providing direction to staff on proposals for amending SEADIP; increasing the total contract for JOC contractors from $15 million to $24.8 million for tenant and security improvements at the interim Port of Long Beach headquarters building; adopting a resolution of intention to re-establish the Magnolia Industrial Group Property and Business Improvement District (PBID); and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 16: Third District Neighborhood Association meets at 11:45 a.m. at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way, featuring guest speaker Long Beach Airport’s TSA Federal Security Director Nancy Baggott. Lunch is $15; vegetarian option available upon request. RSVP to 562/570-8756 or e-mail Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 16: Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a site plan review for the western phase of the Shoreline Gateway Project; an amendment to the zoning ordinance related to alcohol nuisance abatement; and the 2012 Housing Element annual report. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 18-19: The 30th annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride events include a festival both days from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. along Shoreline Drive and a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The events attract some 80,000 participants over two days. For more information, visit http://longbeachpride.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 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.
Business Meetings & Events:
• May 15: Naples Island Business Association meets at noon at Naples Rib Company, 5800 E. 2nd St., for a lunch meeting featuring guest speaker Michelle Molina, owner and project manager of Millworks Long Beach. Lunch is $6 for members, $10 for non-members. Contact Bob Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 15: University Park Estates Neighborhood Association meets at 6:15 p.m. in the Kettering Cafeteria. Guest speakers are 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong, city traffic engineer Dave Roseman and Long Beach Police Commander Paul Lebaron. Call 562/570-6300.
• May 15: CSULB Center for International Trade and Transportation presents “Efficiency and Competitiveness: Securing Cargo and Jobs,” a free town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St. Call 562/985-2872 or e-mail email@example.com.
• May 17: MemorialCare Health System hosts The Presidents’ Partnership, a healthcare forum for business leaders, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Visit http://www.memorialcare.org/about/gov_relations/gov_tpp.cfm.
• May 17: Community Hospital Long Beach hosts the first in a series of free health information forums from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1720 Termino Ave. in the hospital auditorium. This event focuses on mental health and includes a free light lunch. RSVP to Pamela Dingwell to 562/494-0576 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15.
• May 17, 22 and 31: Long Beach City College hosts information sessions on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at 4900 E. Conant St. Sessions are from 9:30-11 a.m. on May 17 and 31 and from 3-4:30 p.m. on May 22. E-mail email@example.com to RSVP.
• May 18: Long Beach Health and Human Services Department hosts its third annual asthma resource fair, “Breathe Better for a Healthier Tomorrow,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave. Visit http://longbeach.gov/health.
• 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. 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.