Port Of Long Beach Pier B On-Dock Rail Project Gets The Green Light

Last night, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, a project that will expand the use of rail to transport cargo, minimizing truck trips. The expanded rail operations will allow longer trains to be assembled and enable containers to be placed directly onto rail at marine terminals. The board approved the largest footprint for the project as outlined in the environmental impact report. For more information, read the January 30 edition of the Business Journal.


Gov. Brown To Give Final State Of the State

Gov. Jerry Brown is delivering his final State of the State address on January 25 at 10 a.m. The address will take place in Sacramento and will be webcast at www.calchannel.com.


American Bankers Association Commends Federal Reserve Chair Confirmation

The American Bankers Association (ABA) issued a statement today applauding the confirmation of Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. “We congratulate Jerome Powell on his confirmation to serve as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board,” ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols stated. “His high integrity, intelligence and wealth of experience in both monetary policy and regulatory issues will serve him well in this critically important role. Chairman Powell has demonstrated his interest in reviewing and refining regulations to ensure they work to reinforce economic growth while preserving the important principles of prudential supervision. We thank the Senate for its prompt action, and look forward to working with Chairman Powell going forward.”


Councilmember Price To Unveil New Aquatics Project

At her community meeting this Saturday (January 27), 3rd District Councilmember Suzie Price is unveiling a new Tidelands capital project that she says will encourage swimming and aquatic sports. Updates from the city prosecutor and police, fire and marine departments are also scheduled for the meeting. 11 a.m., U.S. Sailing Center, 5489 E. Ocean Blvd.


CSULB Breaks All-Time Record For Applications

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) received more than 102,000 undergraduate applications for the fall 2018 semester – an all-time high for the university. This was the most amount of applications received by any California State University campus. The applicants are competing for 8,500 available seats.


Long Beach Transit Holding A Job Fair

Long Beach Transit is holding a job fair to fill 35 openings for bus operators and 19 openings for mechanics, transit service delivery supervisors, a payroll supervisor and a senior grants accountant. The fair is tomorrow, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Grand Long Beach, 4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach 90815. Click here for more information.