Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS May 16, 2013

  • 05/16/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

May 18
Long Beach Asthma Resource Fair
Participate in the Long Beach Asthma Resource Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18, at Admiral Kidd Park.
The Asthma Resource Fair will provide numerous resources and educational materials for community members to learn more about asthma management and the related services offered in the community.
This free family friendly event will feature valuable information on asthma prevention and control, including free health screenings by doctors, allergists and respiratory therapists, educational materials and connections to vital resources and support services. There will be mobile clinics, drawings, door prizes and healthy snacks for all attendees. The Greener Good Farmers Market will be open during the fair.
Venue: Admiral Kidd Park
Location: 2125 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach

May 18
Coastal SPNC (S)elections
Vote, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18, at the White Point Nature Preserve Nature Center in San Pedro.
Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
Location: 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

May 18
WE Labs Free Day Pass
Work Evolution Laboratories is inviting the community to discover the advantages of coworking, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the heart of downtown Long Beach. If you are a community organizer or involved in any activity that you feel makes Long Beach a better place, bring a friend.
Details: http://welabs.us
Venue: WE Labs
Location: 235 E. Broadway, Suite 800, Long Beach

May 18
City Prosecutor Doug Haubert Joins Austin, Neal 
Council members Al Austin and Steven Neal invite residents to the quarterly meeting of the North Long Beach Community Assembly, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 18, at Glad Tidings Church in Long Beach. City Prosecutor Doug Haubert will be the special guest, to discuss public safety efforts his office has undertaken in North Long Beach and throughout the City.  Council members Austin and Neal will also provide updates on projects in the districts 8 and 9.  There will also be public safety and neighborhood updates.
Details: (562) 570-6685
Venue: Glad Tidings Church
Location: 1900 E. South St., Long Beach

May 20
Open Up Long Beach
Community members are invited to the next installment of Open Long Beach with a behind-the-scenes look at the Long Beach K-9 Unit, from 6 to 8 p.m. May 20, at POA Park in Long Beach.
Details: www.openuplongbeach.com
Venue: Long Beach POA Park
Location: 7390 E. Carson St.

May 20
Garcia Hosts Armory Park Update Meeting
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia and the City of Long Beach will be hosting a final community meeting on the Armory Park project, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 20, at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum. The new park will remove the intersection at 7th Street at Alamitos Avenue and create new green space on a full city block adjacent to the Museum of Latin American Art. The project is fully funded and construction will begin at the end of the year. The community meeting is open to the public and items to be discussed include design, parking impacts and official park naming.  The Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments will be in attendance to hear community feedback. Design elements that will be included in the almost 1-acre park include a playground, skate elements, and a multipurpose plaza and amphitheater.

May 21 
Long Beach City Council Meeting
The Long Beach City Council will consider awarding about $2.14 million in contracts to Marina Landscape Inc. and Azteca Landscape Inc. for grounds maintenance services to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine for two years. The awards will have the option of adding expenditures up to 15 percent (or $320,593) above the annual contract amount, if necessary and if funds are available, for a not to exceed total combined annual amount not to exceed $2,457,877, with the option of renewing for two additional one-year periods. On separate note, the city council also will vote on whether or not to award contracts to ACCORD Community First, Centro CHA Inc., Conservation Corps of Long Beach, Long Beach Community Action Partnership, all Long Beach-based businesses and UAW Labor Employment and Training Corporationfor providing qualified service providers to operate Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Act Youth Academy Projects, in an annual combined amount not to exceed $1.16 for a period of two years, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods.
Details: 13-0447, 13-0439

May 21 
General Municipal, Special Elections
City Clerk June Lagmay reminds voters that the location of their polling place for the May 21, 2013, City of Los Angeles General Municipal and Special Elections can be found on the back cover of their Official Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet.Ways you can find your polling place:

May 25
March Against Monsanto
Participate in a march against Monsanto, at 1 p.m. May 25, behind Whole Foods in Long Beach.
Bring signs and noisemakers.
Venue: Whole Foods Market Long Beach
Location: 6550 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach
May 31
Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival Accepting Submissions
Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival is seeking films for their fifth annual film festival.  They will be screening many diverse works made by trans, genderqueer, and intersex artists, including comedy, dramedy, drama, experimental, animation and more.
They also welcome work by allies who are showcasing trans or genderqueer themes in their work.
1. Accepting Feature Length and Short Films in all genres.
2. Complete the Festival Entry Form (see below).
3. Submit a DVD (Region 1) preview copy of your film/video. Note: These items will be archived and will not be returned.
4. Include a CD of Stills (300 dpi, high resolution) if possible.
5. We also accept online screeners and film stills, which can be emailed with your submission form tokevin@tgfilmfest.org
DEADLINE: May 31st, 2013
Mail items to:
LA Transgender Film Festival
c/o Gender Justice LA
6815 Willoughby Ave. Suite #203
Los Angeles, California 90038
Click here to download the submission form.
Questions? Contact Kevin.

June 10
Work with a Fashion Design Professional
The Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education will offer Introduction to Fashion Design, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10 through 21, at the newly renovated Palos Verdes Arts Center.
Work with design professional, Gerard Dislaire in a two-week class for students 14 years old and older.
Students will explore the process of fashion design, creating along the way various projects reflecting their individual aesthetic. Many aspects of this fascinating industry will be covered, such as fashion history, textiles, the design process, and how a fashion company functions. Students will participate in a wide range of exercises, including but not limited to: creating concept boards and color palettes; selecting fabrics and trims; designing within specific themes; sketching from live models (a list of materials for research, sketching and sewing will be provided to students); re-purposing vintage garments to create an original piece; staging a presentation of their work. The final fashion show will be at 2 p.m. June 23.
Gerard Dislaire, a graduate of the Studio Berçot, Paris, France, has worked in the fashion industry for 30 years in Paris, Brussels, New York and Los Angeles. In France, Dislaire worked for Chantal Thomass as a designer, creating apparel and accessories, sourcing exclusive fabrics and prints, and styling fashion shows. In Brussels and New York, he was responsible for the creation and marketing of denim fabrics through innovative weaving and dyeing techniques. For the following 10 years, he worked at Juicy Couture in Los Angeles, establishing, leading and coordinating various creative and product development teams. Dislaire currently teaches fashion at Woodbury University. He also curates vintage clothing events such as A Current Affair and the Manhattan Vintage, going back to his roots of working with high-fashion designers.
Details:(310) 541-2479
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center
Location: 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

10th Street Pavement Rehabilitation Beginning
The City of Long Beach will begin work this week on a pavement rehabilitation project along 10th Street between Redondo and Ximeno avenues.
Additional features of the project include: installing pavement markers, bus pads, markings, traffic striping, signing and curb paint; and installation of traffic signal conduit.
An estimated 12,000 tires will be recycled into rubberized asphalt for this project.
The work is scheduled to continue for about 6 weeks. The $1.1 million dollar project will be financed primarily with Proposition C funds.
Traffic control will be in place to provide safety for motorists and workers. Lane closures will be required during construction. While the roads will stay open during working hours, motorists can expect some traffic delays.
Details: (562) 570-5160

Bike Friendliness Survey
Bikeside, a 501(c)4 non-profit, is doing their second Bike Friendliness Survey and we wanted to include your voices in it. Please take 5 minutes of your time to answer a few simple questions about how you perceive Los Angeles. Is it a Bike Friendly city or is it not? Here is a little background about the Survey: bikesidela.org/may-2013-la-bike-friendliness-survey, and here is the link to the survey: surveymonkey.com/s/
. Please share the links with your friends and family, cyclists and motorists alike. They need input from residents of all walks.

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