Harbor Currents May 21, 2012

  • 05/21/2012
  • Terelle Jerricks

May 21
PCH Widening to Resume Near Second Street
Work will continue next week on a project to alleviate congestion at the intersection of southbound Pacific Coast Highway at Second Street. The project will add a second left turn lane and provide room for right turns onto Second Street without blocking through-traffic, and add sidewalk along Pacific Coast Highway. Traffic control will be in place to provide safety for motorists and workers. Lane closures will be required to perform work for approximately two weeks, with an estimated start date of May 21. Therefore, motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes, when possible.
Earlier work on the project included upgrading fire suppression systems for neighboring business; relocating underground utilities to accommodate a new storm drain system; and upgrading lighting and installing new landscaping.

May 26
LB Time Exchange Monthly Gathering
The Long Beach Time Exchange will host a workshop and informational session at Center Space, from 1 to 2 p.m. May 26, at Admiral Kidd Park in Long Beach Opportunities to meet other members, sign up for the network, and make
connections for future exchanges will abound! Come early and enjoy the farmer’s market, hot food vendors, and activities for the whole family.
Details: www.centerspacelb.org, www.lbtimeexchange.com
Venue: Admiral Kidd Park

May 27
Beach Clean Up
Join the monthly beach clean up, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27, at Bluff Park (near Junipero and Ocean Boulevard) in Long Beach. Enjoy some fresh air and get a little exercise while doing your part in helping the community rid our beaches and our waters of trash and debris.
Details: (562)570-4876

May 29
Election Status Report
This is the second status report regarding election administration events in preparation for the June 5, 2012 General Municipal Election in the 4th Council District. Regular updates will be provided as the election nears. Poll Worker Training is being scheduled for precinct workers on May 29 through 31. Inspectors will pick up their Election Day supplies following the training.

About 5,492 Vote-by-Mail ballots have been mailed to permanent Vote-by-Mail voters and those who have requested to receive vote by mail. About 190 ballots have been received.
Details: http://tinyurl.com/lbelectiontrainingschedule, www.longbeach.gov/elections

June 2
AIDSWalk Long Beach
Participate in the 24th annual AIDS Walk Long Beach, starting at 7:30 a.m. June 2, at the Aquarium of the Pacific, raising funds to end new HIV infections in the South Los Angeles County cities in the South Bay and Greater Long Beach area. If you cannot walk or run, donate, participate or register.
Details: http://aidswalklb.kintera.org
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

June 9
Tall Ships Seek Volunteers
The TopSail Youth Program needs help sailing its Twin Brigantines. The San Pedro-based tall ships Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson are the venue for the TopSail Youth Program. Volunteers are needed for the spring and summer voyage
seasons. Orientation meetings for new volunteers take place once each month. The 90-minute meetings are followed by a tour of one of the ships if available. Come to the up coming meeting at 10 a.m. June 9 at the Los Angeles Maritime
Institute offices in San Pedro. Volunteers need no prior sailing experience. Training will be offered to all
volunteers after a background check is completed. Volunteers for non-sailing activities are always welcome.
Details: (310) 833-6055
Venue: Los Angeles Maritime Institute
Location: Berth 73, San Pedro

June 9
Relay for Life of Wilmington
Celebrate remember and fight back, starting at 9 a.m. June 9 and 10 in Wilmington. Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money for research and programs offered by the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people will gather at Banning High School’s track and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
Although the main objective of Relay is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event is held to spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who have lost their lives to cancer, and unite a community in the fight against cancer.
Details: (510) 677-4575
Venue: Banning High School track
Location: 1250 Lakme Ave., Wilmington

June 12
Marine Research Project
Partake in a public meeting on the draft environmental impact review, at 6 p.m. June 12, for the City Dock No. 1 Marine Research Project, at the Port of Los Angeles Board Room.
Details: (310) 732-3503
Venue: Port of Los Angeles Board Room
Location: 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro

June 13
Harbor Community Adult School Celebrates 100 Years
Harbor Community Adult School will be celebrating 100 years of adult education in San Pedro at its upcoming graduation ceremony on June 13, 2012 at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro.

The event will honor high school graduates, 8th grade diploma recipients and ESL completers. Students from the Family Literacy Program also will be recognized. The event will be a bittersweet occasion because of the state of the Los Angeles
Unified School District budget. The district is looking to possibly close the entire Division of Adult and Career Education, or at least drastically reduce the number of adult schools from 30 to 10.

During the past 10 years, Harbor Community Adult School has produced 900 high school graduates. It has also served an additional 21,065 students in Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Career Technical Education, Programs for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities classes. High school students in the Harbor Area also have taken advantage of Harbor Community Adult School’s classes in order to complete their graduation requirements for their high school diploma. This past year’s enrollment was 8,347students. In September 2012 enrollment could be

Harbor BusinessSource Grand Opening

Join Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilman Joe Buscaino and Managed Career Solutions, Inc. for the Grand Opening of the Harbor BusinessSource, from 9 to 11 a.m. May 23, in San Pedro.

The Harbor BusinessSource offers training to people wanting to learn how to open and operate their own small business. Business owners seeking to improve their operations and profitability receive free consultation, assessment and counseling sessions, as well as assistance with completing a loan application package and submitting it to a financial institution.

Additional services the Harbor BusinessSource provides include access to capital and free technical assistance, business consulting and training, financial planning and technical assistance, inventory and cash flow analysis, assistance in obtaining a business loan, business plan development and more.
Details: (213) 381-3110
Venue: Harbor BusinessSource Office
Location: 455 W. 6th St., San Pedro

June 28
SP Red Car Out of Service
The Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line will temporarily stop service from May 25 through June 28 — with the exception of Memorial Day Weekend — due to construction of the new Downtown Watercut Project adjacent to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

The Downtown Harbor project will create a new harbor inlet for vessels to dock and approximately 700 linear feet of promenade. Surrounding the inlet will be a modern town square, featuring landscaping, lighting and expansive promenades, expected to be completed in 2014.

The trolley will make additional stops while red car is non-operational. The Red Car will reopen with free rides on Memorial Day weekend from May 25 through 28. While the Red Cars are non-operational, the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District’s Red Trolley will make stops along the Red Car route. The PBID Red Car Trolley runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. and the first Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Normal Red Car hours of operation are from noon to 9:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday, which resumes on Friday, June, 29, for the Port’s annual “Cars & Stripes Forever!” event.

Details: (310) 732-3508; www.portoflosangeles.org

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