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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for booth reservation information.
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