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Second District E-waste, Recycling Drive
Get rid of all sorts of items in your home following the holidays in a fast and convenient way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26, on the Broadway Parking Lot, near Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach.
In addition to electronic waste, large appliances such as refrigerators, washers and stoves, referred to as “white waste,” will be accepted.
“Bulk item” drop-offs such as sofas, mattresses, chairs and other big items taking up space in your garage will also be accepted.
E-waste includes computers, monitors, keyboards, TVS, DVD players, fax machines, printers, digital clocks, cell phones and digital cameras.
~ Shredding first box free – $5 each additional box
~ Gently used clothing, accessories and other items
~ Household batteries only will be accepted
~ Cell phones will be donated to Interval House Crisis Center to help battered spouses and children successfully transition out of abusive homes
Industrial e-waste, other household hazardous waste or fluorescent tubes will NOT be accepted.
Details: (562) 570-6684
Venue: Broadway Parking Lot
Location: Broadway at Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach
Animal Care Services Open House
The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau invites the community to its 2013 Open House from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26.
Residents and guests will be provided with a report card on the past year as well as an overview of new programs and technologies available to residents in 2013. Refreshments, tours and comments from residents will be included. Information on animal adoption, licensing, spay and neuter programs, and other animal care information will be available.
Details: (562) 570-7387; www.longbeach.gov/acs
Venue: Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau
Location: 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach
Season of Nonviolence Kick Off
Youth, religious and community leaders will join Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal, PeaceBuilders, VoiceWaves and Junior League of Long Beach, from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 27, for the official kick-off of the Season for Nonviolence 2013 at The Center Long Beach.
The kick-off will feature premiere videos highlighting Long Beach residents Building Peace in their community. In addition, PeaceBuilders will provide a sneak peak of its anti-bullying anthem and music video, No Matter What (They Might Say), by director Alec Watson. Testimonials and musical performances by area youth are also planned, as well as a preview of the Season’s scheduled activities.
The Season for Nonviolence, Jan. 30 to April 4, is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world. The City of Long Beach and its community partners have participated in a Season for Nonviolence for the past six years.
Details: (562) 570-6684
Venue: The Center Long Beach
Location: 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach
Coastal Art and Poetry Contest
The Coastal Art & Poetry Contest for k-12 students is accepting entries through the postmark deadline of Jan. 31.
This is a great vacation assignment for students to visit the coast, think about their most recent visit to the coast, look at coastal photos/videos and dream about one day visiting the coast, and then creatively present their thoughts in artwork or poetry.
The 2012 winners and honorable mentions are currently on exhibit at Crystal Cove State Park beach cottage #46 for about one more week, followed by the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center in Ventura in January. Please visit if you find yourself at either of those beautiful locations.
The California Coastal Commission invites California students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. Up to 10 winners will be selected to win $100 gift certificates to an art supply or book store, and each winner’s sponsoring teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational supplies, courtesy of Acorn Naturalists. All winners and honorable mentions will receive tickets for their families to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, courtesy of the Aquarium. Students may have their work featured on Commission web pages and materials, and winning entries will be exhibited throughout the state.
For rules and entry form visit www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/poster/poster.html
Emerson Parkside Academy E-waste, Shredding Event
Participate in the Emerson Parkside Academy e-waste and shredding event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2, in Long Beach.
Venue: Emerson Parkside Academy
Location: 2625 Josie Ave., Long Beach
Neal Unveils New North Branch Library Design
Residents are invited to the at the First Community Assembly of 2013
to receive the latest information on the long awaited North Branch Library, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 2, at Houghton Park in Long Beach.
The assembly provides an opportunity for Uptown residents to meet their neighbors and learn more about their local neighborhood associations.
The assembly will feature a presentation on the final designs and development details of the new North Branch Library, such as demolition of the old Atlantic Theater, groundbreaking date, estimated project completion, services and more.
Attendees can also expect to receive remarks from the new Long Beach Police North Division Commander, Robert Luman, to introduce himself and provide an update on North Long Beach activity. Light refreshments will be served. Those interested in attending can RSVP by going to the new www.insidedistrict9.com website.
Venue: Houghton Park
Location: 6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach
Free Shred Day
Ace Relocation Systems is hosting a free shred day, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15 in Long Beach.
This event is open to both businesses and residents. Limit 10 boxes.
Venue: Ace Relocation Systems
Location: 189 W. Victoria St., Long Beach
What’s the Return on Investment?
Marymount College presents the Munch & Learn event Your Community Relations Strategy: What’s the Return on Investment? from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.
They will explore the concept of sense of community and its relationship to individual, organizational, and community well-being. How to develop a sense of community? How to maintain a sense of community? What are the benefits of this type of investment? Free. Please RSVP.
Details: (310) 303-7223; firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
Location: 390 W. 7th St., San Pedro
Protest Period Extended for “Clean Water” Measure
Following the conclusion of the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure Public Hearing and the testimony of hundreds of concerned stakeholders, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Knabe’s motion to allow for more time for protesting the proposed parcel tax.
The public process will be extended until March 16 to address key issues.
Click here for the clean water tax proposal protest form
LBPD Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Suspect
The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect who threw a brick through the window of the Temple Israel at 269 Loma Ave. The surveillance video and crime information can be found at by clicking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANA1-Wq4OOo
Here is the information posted with the video:
At about 11:30 p.m. Jan. 7, an adult male walked up to the front of the Temple Israel (269 Loma Ave.) and threw a brick at the front window causing it to break.
The suspect is described as:
Male white or Hispanic
20-30 years old
5’9″ to 6′ tall
Light color cargo or basketball type shorts
Long Sleeved light color jacket (Members Only style) with dark collar
White t shirt
Dark color (shower shoe) sandals
Anyone with information is urged to call (562) 570-7250 or anonymously by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org