Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS April 19, 2013

  • 04/19/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

April 20
Western Avenue Corridor Vision Plan
Community is invited so that they can review ideas, provide input and learn more about the efforts to improve Western Avenue. Two short presentations are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 20, at Peck Park Community Center in San Pedro.
Venue: Peck Park Community Center
Location: 560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro
April 20
CMA Earth Day Fair and Coastal Bird Fest
An exciting day of activities to celebrate caring for Earth awaits you, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
The day begins with a cleanup of Cabrillo Beach. Then head over to the aquarium to interact with local agencies and environmental groups, make projects you take home and hatch grunion. Learn about our coastal environment and take part in our Salt Marsh open house, habitat walks, coastal bird walks and bird lectures from experts in the field.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephan M. White Drive, San Pedro
April 21
Gathering for the Grand
The Gathering for the Grand provides the means for Grand Vision to continue important preservation work at the Warner Grand and high quality music production at the Annex for families and for youth, starting at 5:30 p.m. April 21, at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes.
Details: GrandVision.org
Venue: Palos Verdes Golf Club
Location: 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates

April 21
Urban Community Outreach

Join Urban Community Outreach Drop-In-Center, starting at 8 a.m. April 21 and every Sunday, in Long Beach.
Come for an hour or two or stay all day. The group begins volunteer day preparing the meal, getting ready to receive guests. No food experience needed to help.
The core value is to provide a haven from the street on Sunday Afternoons.
Details: www.urbancommunityoutreach.org
Venue: UCO Drop-in-Center
Location: 241 Cedar Ave., Long Beach

April 22 
San Pedro Democratic Club Meeting
Congresswoman Janice Hahn’s staff will give a presentation, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. April 22, explaining their day-to-day activities, responsibilities and how they can be of assistance to constituents.
Venue: Whale & Ale Restaurant
Location: 327 W 7th St San Pedro

April 22
Marymount College Offers E-Waste Collection
All household electronics including computers, monitors, printers, fax machines or just about anything that “plugs-in” can be recycled for free, from 10 a.m. April 22 until 10 a.m. on April 26, at Marymount College.
Venue: Marymount College
Location: 30800 Palos Verdes Drive E., Rancho Palos Verdes
April 23
City Hall on Sale
The Long Beach City Council is expected to vote on whether or not to declare a city-owned property, known as City Hall East, a surplus. The city council also is expected to vote on whether to execute the purchase and sale agreement of the property for $2.1 million.

April 24
Blood Drive
Donate blood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the San Pedro Mental Health Center.
Details: www.chla.org
Venue: San Pedro Mental Health Center
Location: 150 W. 7th St., San Pedro

April 25
Prospective Member Meeting
The Associates, one of two support groups for the Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, invites prospective new members to their April 25 meeting.
Meetings take place at 6 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Art Center, Promenade on the Peninsula.
Details: (310) 541-2479www.pvartcenter.org
Venue: PVAC, Promenade on the Peninsula
Location: 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261, Rolling Hills Estates

April 25
Tax Deductions for the Savvy Start-up Workshop
Take the Tax Deductions for the Savvy Start-up Workshop, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 25, at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.
Details: Click here for more information and to register
Venue: San Pedro Chamber  
Location: 390 W. 7th St., San Pedro
April 26
Coffee with Garcetti
Chamber members have a chance to ask questions from Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 26, at the Ports O’Call Restaurant in San Pedro.
Details: (310) 832-7272
Venue: Ports O’Call Restaurant
Location: 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
April 27
Eastview Little League’s Casino Night Fundraiser
Attend the Eastview Little League’s Casino Night Fundraiser, starting at 6 a.m. April 27, at the San Pedro Elks Lodge.
The event is aimed at raising funs for the Eastview Little League’s ALL KIDS PLAY Foundation, which helps keep community children off the streets and on the playing field.
The event will include:
** BlackJack, craps, 3 card poker and roulette.
** A huge silent auction with more than 70 items to bid on.
** Food
** A separate Texas Hold ’em Tournament =
** 50/50 raffle
** A No-Host bar
** Dancing
Tickets are $30.
Details: (310) 864-2814
April 27
LAMI 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Reception

Raise money for the Top Sail Youth Sailing Program, from 3 to 6 p.m. April 27, at Ports O’Call Restaurant in San Pedro.
Details: www.lamitopsail.org
Venue: Ports O’Call Restaurant
Location: 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
April 30
Racial Justice Breakfast 2013
Participate in a panel that will address comprehensive immigration reform and racial justice, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. April 30, at the YWCA in San Pedro.
Details: Margie@ywcaharbor.org
Venue: YWCA Auditorium
Location: 437 W. 9th St., San Pedro
May 4
Peninsula-Harbor CROP Hunger Walk
The 33rd Annual Peninsula-Harbor CROP Hunger Walk will begin at 11 a.m. May 4 sharp at Point Fermin Park.
Congregations and community groups from South Bay neighborhoods will join to bring relief from hunger globally through Church World Service and locally through familiar food providers like the FISH Emergency Center of Harbor Interfaith Services, SHAWL House, Toberman Neighborhood Center, Shared Bread in Redondo Beach and San Pedro United Methodist Church Sunday Suppers.
The route is either a 5 K or 10 K starting and ending at Point Fermin Park, corner of Gaffey Street and Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro.
The CROP Hunger Walk allows sponsors to select reputable international agencies other than Church World Service, including CARE and Heifer International. Church World Service funds have provided reliefin Indonesia, Haiti, Pakistan, and other areas impacted by natural disasters and promote food security in places like Guatemala and access to safe water in Uganda and Kenya.
Details: (310) 378-1953
May 5
Ride for Kids 
Come join hundreds of your motorcyclist (and scooter) friends at the Los Angeles Ride for Kids®, starting at 8 a.m. May 5, at American Honda Motor Co. in Torrance.
The Ride for Kids ® program supports the efforts of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors.
Registration opens at 8 am. There is $40 minimum donation.
Details: http://larideforkids.org/the-event/register-to-ride/
Venue: American Honda Motor Co.
Location: 1919 Torrance Blvd., Torrance

May 11
Coffee and Conversation
The League of Women Voters, Palos Verdes and San Pedro, invites the public to a free “Coffee and Conversation” with the Superintendent of the Palos Verdes Unified School District Walker Williams and Palos Verdes
School Board President Anthony Collatos, starting at 10 a.m. May 11, at the Peninsula Library Center in Rolling Hills Estates.
Learn about its plans to maintain financial viability and educational innovation.
Details: Peninsula Library Center
Venue: Peninsula Library Center
May 15
Creating Engaging Marketing Campaigns
Join Seth Avergon, president of Avergon Marketing Group, for Creating Engaging Marketing Campaigns, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15, at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Boardroom Gallery.
Venue: Chamber Boardroom Gallery
Location: 390 W. 7th St., San Pedro
June 7
Breath Of Life Awards 2013
BREATHE LA will honor The Boeing Co. with the Breath of Life Award, at its 2013 Breath of Life Awards reception, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
BNSF Railway will receive the Innovation Award.
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will receive the Civic Leader Award.
Los Angeles/Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council will receive the Community Impact Award.
The Boeing Co. is recognized as a trendsetter in protecting the environment and demonstrating good global corporate citizenship. For three years in a row, Boeing has been officially recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project as one of the world’s leading companies for taking actions to improve environmental performance.  Since 2002, on a revenue-adjusted basis, Boeing has reduced CO2 emissions by 31 percent, energy consumption by 32 percent, water consumption by 43 percent and hazardous waste generation by 38 percent.
Lt. Gov.Gavin Newsom is commended for marshaling support for AB32 and ongoing groundbreaking environmental policies to clean our air and lead American efforts to reduce climate change. He is prioritizing research and education toward energy and environmental innovation through his positions on both Boards of Regents.
BNSF Railway is recognized as the most aggressive rail company to implement greening methods, garnering approval from Longshoremen and other community groups.  BNSF has invested millions towards reducing diesel emissions, electrification of rail yards, converting equipment to utilize alternative fuel technology.
Los Angeles/Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council, recipient of the Community Impact Award, has been a leader in building our Southern California green economy.  It was awarded by Los Angeles County MTA the overarching contract to build all Long Range Transportation Plans for the Los Angeles County area utilizing the latest green building standards.  The council is active as a regional arm of the California Building & Construction Trades Council to promote alternative energy, including the establishment of California Unions for Reliable Energy.
Tickets to the event are $175.
Details: (323) 935-8050 ext. 256www.breathela.org
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom
Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
June 8
Lights, Camera, Ocean
San Pedro – Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Youth on Board video contest is the perfect opportunity for youth in Southern California to have their voices heard.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s video contest is for middle school and high school students in Southern California. Participants are tasked with creating a video that is 60 seconds or less without dialogue, featuring their inspiring impressions of Southern California’s ocean. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity and how effectively the message conveys the inspirational nature of the ocean. One grand prize trophy will be awarded to the winning entry (group or individual) and gift certificates to the aquariums gift shop will be given to individual winners.
They will be awarded at the Aquarium on World Ocean Day Saturday, June 8.
Visit the website at www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org to download a complete list of video contest rules and an entry form.
June 22
Free Used Tire Recycling Collection
Venue: Harbor District Yard
Location: 1400 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro
Long Beach AIDS Ride
Registration for the Long Beach AIDS Ride now is open.
Riders can choose between a 40- or 75-mile route that winds down the coast.
Details: http://longbeachaidsride.org
Location: 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates
LB Loves Boston T-shirts
Living Long Beach is selling LB Loves Boston tees, and ALL proceeds from the sales go directly to One Fund Boston.  You can get your t-shirt here: http://www.livinglongbeach.bigcartel.com/

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