New Long Beach Office For MemorialCare Sports Medicine
MemorialCare Medical Group (MCMG) today announced the expansion of its sports medicine program with a new Long Beach office. Located at 2888 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 325, the center is headed by doctors Jeffry Lai and Joshua Snodgrass, specialists in the prevention and treatment of sports-related illnesses and injuries, including sprains, fractures, tendonitis osteoarthritis and other conditions. Treatments include management of sports-related concussion, sports pre-participation physicals and exercise prescriptions. The health center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. New patients are now being accepted. Click here for more information.

Container Dwell Time Decreases At San Pedro Bay Ports
Container dwell time at the San Pedro Bay port complex was 2.7 days in August, down from 3.1 days the previous month, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) announced today. Dwell time measures how long a container remains at the port before being picked up by a truck. Only 4.4% of containers exceeded five days of dwell time, a decrease of 6.9% compared to July. “Dwell time is often used as a metric of container terminal efficiency. Fewer containers pile up when they are picked up promptly, which then creates an easier and quicker sorting process,” Jessica Alvarenga, manager of government affairs for the PMSA, stated.

LGB Passenger Traffic Increases Nearly 11% Year Over Year
Passengers departing from and arriving at Long Beach Airport (LGB) in August totaled 350,177, up 10.7% from August 2017, airport staff announced yesterday. Year to date, total passenger traffic is nearly 2.74 million, a 9.9% increase compared to the same period last year. Total air cargo tonnage in August was 1,986, a 7.3% decrease from August 2017. Total air cargo tonnage has decreased 12.3% year to date compared to the same time last year.

Governor Signs Two Bills That Aim To Cut Homebuilding Red Tape
Gov. Jerry Brown signed two California Chamber of Commerce-backed  bills into law meant to expedite housing developments and alleviate the state’s housing crisis, CalChamber announced today. Assembly Bill (AB) 1804 expands California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions for infill projects to unincorporated areas that are already surrounded by urban land uses and populations. CEQA requires significant environmental impacts – cultural, biological and agricultural resources, air quality, and geology, among others – to be identified and mitigated when possible before a development project is approved. The signing of AB 2913 means project permits remain valid on a site up to three years after issuance, or, if work had previously begun, up to three years after work was suspended or abandoned. The bills take effect January 1.

LBCC Announced 2018 Hall Of Fame Inductees
Long Beach Vice Mayor and 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews is among four inductees to the Long Beach City College (LBCC) Hall of Fame, the college announced today. Other inductees include Stephen Bowles, second in command to the Seal Beach police chief, John Fylpaa, who had an expansive career at LBCC filling numerous roles before retiring, and Janeen Steel, founder of the nonprofit Learning Rights Law Center. The LBCC Foundation is honoring the inductees during a ceremony and dinner Wednesday, October 17. For reservations or more information, e-mail pbarrow@lbcc.edu.

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