Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS Jan. 15, 2013

  • 01/15/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

Jan. 19
Taking Care of Your Financial Health
Attend a free interactive workshop to learn more about and prepare for your 2013 individual income taxes, from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 19, at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
Topics addressed will include what we know, what we do not know, and what we think about our individual taxes.
Torrance Memorial’s Professional Advisory Council, a volunteer group of attorneys, financial and estate planners and CPAs, is presenting the workshop. The workshops are strictly educational and no products or services will ever be sold to attendees. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Details: (310) 517-4728
Venue: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, West Tower, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Location: 3330 Lomita Blvd.,Torrance

Jan. 23
Munch and Learn with the SP Chamber
Community members are invited to Munch and Learn gathering, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23, at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.
The guest speaker at the event is Veronica Lopez, the underwriting manager for Southern California Public Radio 89.3 FM KPCC. Lopez will discuss the rise of national public radio. Event is free for chamber members and $10 for non-members.
Details: evelazquez@sanpedrochamber.com
Venue: San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom Gallery
Location: 390 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Jan. 26
State of the Center
Join The Center as it reviews 2012 and looks ahead to its goals in 2013, starting 9 a.m. Jan. 26, at the Art Theatre in Long Beach.
This is your chance to come learn more about The Center’s programs, services, and events as well as meet and mingle with the staff and board of directors. RSVP.
Details: (562) 434-4455
Venue: Art Theatre
Location: 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach

Jan. 28
San Pedro Democratic Club Meets
The San Pedro Democratic Club is hosting its meeting and mayoral debate watch, from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28, at Calle Ocho Mexican Restaurant in San Pedro.
Venue: Calle Ocho Mexican Restaurant
Location: 800 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro 

Feb. 9
Creating a Family
Thinking about starting a family but don’t know where to start?
Meet experts in the field of LGBTQ family formation, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9, at The Center Long Beach.
Workshop topics include:

  • Everything you need to know about the adoption process
  • Legal issues to consider when starting a family using private adoption
  • Insemination and finding a sperm donor
  • Surrogacy and egg donation
  • A parents panel speaking about their own experience growing their families.

Details: (562) 434-4455
Venue: Center Long Beach
Location: 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach

Feb. 13
Volunteers Wanted for Housing Long Beach Community Forum
Housing Long Beach is seeking volunteers, from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13, for its community forum at The Neighborhood Church in Long Beach.
Housing Long Beach is a local nonprofit working to improve, preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing in Long Beach.
Details: (562) 619-8340; www.housinglb.org
Venue: The Neighborhood Church
Location: 507 Pacific Ave., Long Beach

LA Needs Poll Workers
City Clerk June Lagmay recently announced that the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division is in need of about 3,000 additional poll workers to staff polls for the 2013 Municipal Elections on March 5, 2013 and May 21, 2013.
The Election Division expects to place a total of 6,240 poll workers to work these two elections and will place these poll workers at polling locations in the jurisdiction of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and/or the Los Angeles Community College District.
Poll workers play an integral part in meeting voters’ needs by ensuring their neighbors have the opportunity to vote locally in their communities.
Poll workers earn stipends for each day that they work.  Inspectors receive a $100 stipend and are paid an additional $25 for attending a mandatory training class and another $50 for picking up and dropping off polling place supplies and voting equipment.  Clerks receive an $80 stipend and an additional $25 for attending a mandatory training class.
In order to serve as a poll worker, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and registered voter who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, and is able to speak, read, and write in English.
In addition to English-speaking poll workers, the Election Division seeks bilingual poll workers who speak English and one of nine non-English languages including Armenian, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Applicants may sign up by calling the Election Division’s Poll worker Recruitment Hotline.
Details: (213) 978-0363; http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election

Warren T. Furutani Harbor YouthSource Center
Los Angeles Harbor College has partnered with the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department to open the first ever Community College based.
The Los Angeles Harbor College YouthSource Center is dedicated to working with income eligible youth ages 17 to 21 in the surrounding communities.
Services offered include:

  • Academic counseling
  • GED preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Financial literacy
  • College preparation
  • Mentoring
  • Resource referrals
  • Truancy diversion
  • Job readiness workshops

Details: (310) 233-4097
Venue: LA Harbor College, SSA 133
Location: 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington

Help the South Bay Coalition for the Homeless
South Bay Coalition for the Homeless needs your help to reach their goal of raising 250 volunteers for the upcoming Greater Los Angeles homeless count.
The count is vitally important because when its known who and where homeless people are in the South Bay, groups are better able to plan and identify resources to provide vital services and, ultimately, move homeless families and individuals into housing.
Details: TheyCountWillYou.org

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