RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Aug. 27, 2014

  • 08/27/2014
  • Terelle Jerricks

Aug. 28
Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Land Use, Public Works Committee
The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Land Use and Public Works Committee meets, at 6 p.m. Aug. 28, at The Whale & Ale.
Agenda items include:

  1. Proposal to convert Sixth and Seventh Streets in downtown San Pedro to one-way (Alan Johnson).
  2. Proposal to expand Goodfellas Sports Bar at 356 W. Sixth Street to include a gaming room (Alexander Hall to chair this portion of the meeting).
  3. Follow up review on the gas station development proposal for 311 N. Gaffey Street (Gordon Teuber).

Details: (310) 489-3026; planning@centralsanpedro.org
Venue: The Whale & Ale
Location: 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro
Sept. 2
Long Beach City Council Meeting
The Long Beach City Council is scheduled to meet, at 5 p.m. Sept. 2, at City Hall.
The city council will consider adopting several fiscal year 2015 budgetary resolutions including a Harbor Department resolution as adopted by the Board of Harbor Commissioners and a Long Beach Water Department resolution as adopted by the Board of Water Commissioners on June 19.
Council members are expected to vote on whether or not to adopt a motion approving the fiscal year 2015 budget for the Long Beach Community Investment Co. for more than $9.29 million.
The council will also consider establishing charges for water and sewer services as an emergency ordinance. Council members may vote on adopting a resolution that would change the master fee and charges schedule for specified city services.
Details: http://longbeach.legistar.com
Venue: City Hall
Location: 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Sept. 3
Chat with Pat
Long Beach State President Jane Close Conoley, Long Beach City College President Eloy Oakley and Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Chris Steinhauser will be the guests at the Chat with Pat, at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3, at Los Altos Library in Long Beach.
Venue: Los Altos Library
Location: 5614 Britton St., Long Beach
Sept. 4
Board of Harbor Commissioners Meeting
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners will meet, at 6 p.m. Sept. 4, at the Port’s Administration Building in San Pedro.
Venue: Port’s Administration Building
Location: 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro

Sept. 4
NWSPNC Board Seat Available
Be a member of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council Board. The deadline to apply is Sept. 4.  Learn More

Sept. 6
Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program
The South Coast Air Quality Management District invites you to participate in its Electric Lawn Mower exchange program, in San Pedro on Saturday, September 6th. You can trade-in your old gas-powered mower for a non-polluting electric model and save money while helping clean the air. Purchase a rechargeable, cordless electric mower for as low as $100, with the trade-in of a working gas mower.
Details: http://nwsanpedro.org/2014/08/electric-lawn-mower-exchange-program/

Sept. 8
NWSNC Board, Stakeholder Meeting
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council meeting is scheduled, at 6 p.m. Sept. 8, at Peck Park.
Details: http://nwsanpedro.org/
Venue: Peck Park
Location: 560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro
Sept. 16
Joe Buscaino to Speak at Global Innovation Breakfast
Councilman Joe Buscaino will be providing the welcome and attending the Global Innovation Breakfast, at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16, at the Topaz Building in San Pedro.
Chamber members pay $20 and non-members pay $25.
Details: (310) 832-7272
Venue: Topaz Building
Location: 222 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Sept. 18
Board of Harbor Commissioners Meeting
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners will meet, at 6 p.m. Sept. 18, at the Banning’s Landing in Wilmington.
Venue: Banning’s Landing
Location: 100 E. Water St., Wilmington

Sept. 19
Harbor Schools: S.T.E.A.M. Initiative.  
S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) blends the arts and creativity with technical subjects, uses hands-on projects and programs to engage students, and uses the larger community as a laboratory for testing ideas.   Grant submittal deadline is Sept. 19.
Details: http://tinyurl.com/STEAM-Initiative
$10,000 Reward Issued in Murder Investigation
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for murder of 25-year-old Olataga Filemoni of Long Beach.
At about 11 p.m. July 25, the Long Beach Police Department responded to a shooting in the 3200 Block of Baltic Avenue.  When officers arrived, they discovered Filemoni on the ground suffering from several gunshot wounds.  Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. On July 28, Filemoni succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital.
Through the investigation, detectives learned that Filemoni was in front of his home talking with friends, when a car they did not recognize stopped in front of the house. Someone from inside the car yelled a gang phrase at the group. Since no one in the group was from a gang, they did not initially react to the statement.  Almost simultaneously upon the statement being made, gunshots were fired from inside the car at Filemoni and the others. One person with the victim was able to describe the suspect vehicle as a small compact. Several other witnesses reported hearing the shots, yet no one has come forward to provide a description of the suspect(s).
A motive for the shooting is unknown. Detectives believe it may have been a case of mistaken identity.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is strongly urged to call (562) 570-7244 or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org. 

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