- Reporters Desk
NWSPNC Issues Committee Meeting
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council Issues Committee will meet, at 6 p.m. Oct. 22, at San Pedro City Hall.
Issues to be discussed include reinstituting a speed hump, city elections reforms and the mayor’s minimum wage proposal.
Details: (310) 259-2928
Venue: San Pedro City Hall
Location: 638 S. Beacon St., Room 452
Free Flu Shot Clinic
Come out, from 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23, for a free flu clinic at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.
No appointments are necessary.
Venue: Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
Location: 2525 Grand Ave., Long Beach
Gaffey Street Conceptual Plan
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative is inviting community members to participate in the second of three information and input workshops about improvements along Gaffey Street in San Pedro. The workshop will take place, starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 25, at the San Pedro Regional Library.
The workshop will be an open format, where participant will be presented with an updated conceptual plans and project information, as well as information for business along the Gaffey corridor.
Details: (213) 627-1822 ext. 18, (310) 732-4515
Venue: San Pedro Regional Library
Location: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro
Stand Up! Speak Up!
Stand Up! Speak Up!, a free family workshop exploring aspects of bullying, will take place, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26, at Cal State Long Beach.
Fifth through 8th graders and their parents will learn strategies for dealing with bullying.
Venue: CSULB (CBA building, Room 140)
Location: 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach
Trans*Scend: A Trans* Support Group
Join Trans*Scend, a weekly on-going trans* support and processing group for people 18 to 35, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and every Monday, at The Center Long Beach.
Weekly themes include:
- Coming Out
- Mourning old self
Details: (562) 434-4455 ext. 251
Venue The Center Long Beach
Location: 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach
Board of Harbor Commissioners Agenda
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners are scheduled to meet, at 6 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Harbor Department Administration Building.
An ordinance to amend the POLB Tariff No. 4, a contract for the Pier D Water System Interconnect, a contract for the Pier A Way Rehabilitation Project and an ordinance establishing rates for water and sewer services are among the items the board will consider.
Venue: Harbor Department Administration Building
Location: 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach
Business Leaders Roundtable
The Business Leaders Roundtable will take place, at 11 a.m. Oct. 28, at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel.
The event will feature Rep. Janice Hahn.
Details: (562) 570-5555
Venue: Long Beach Renaissance Hotel
Location: 111 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
LADWP’s Power Integrated Resources Plan Workshop
Join the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s workshop on power, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Wilmington Senior Citizen Center.
The LADWP is transforming its energy supply by eliminating the use of coal and increasing renewable energy.
Venue: Wilmington Senior Citizen Center
Location: 1371 E. Eubank Ave., Wilmington
Free Electronic Waste Drop-off
Properly dispose of electronic waste, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8, at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Long Beach.
Drive through and drop off at no cost charge. Scouts will remove the unwanted electronics from your vehicle for your convenience.
Venue: Grace First Presbyterian Church – parking lot
Location: 3955 Studebaker Road, Long Beach
Document Shredding and Recycling
District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews will host a Document Shredding and Recycling Event, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 8 , at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Long Beach.
Stop by to get rid of your important documents and old electronics. “With the help of Future Shredding and e-Recycling of California we are making it convenient for the community to do away with unwanted items.
Items that can be recycled are televisions, computer monitors, computers (CPU’s), laptops, keyboards, printers, computer mice, hard drives, fax machines, microwave ovens, DVD players, VCR’s, cables and cords, telephones, cell phones, radios, shredders, stereo components, power supplies, tape and zip drives, and electronic devices. X-rays and CD’s are not acceptable.
The first 5 boxes of shredding documents per car are free, anything beyond will cost a fee of $5 per box.
The companies cannot accept: large appliances, toner cartridges, fluorescent bulbs or batteries of any kind.
Details: (562) 570-6816
Venue: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Location: 1950 Lemon Ave., Long Beach
Festival Volunteers Needed
About 200 volunteers are needed for The Festival 2014, a craft beer-tasting festival. The event will take place Nov. 8 and 9 at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.
The Festival will feature craft brewers from around the world, food and music.
In exchange for volunteering one session, volunteers will receive a free beer tasting session of their choice ($45 value), an event t-shirt and an invitation to the after party on the evening of Nov. 9, when craft brew will be served with a special-edition sample glass.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/sheltonbrothers
Venue: Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
Location: 112 E. 22nd St., #10, San Pedro
Long Beach AIDS Ride Adds Family Fun
Participate in the second annual Long Beach AIDS Ride on Nov. 15.
Funds from the ride will benefit The Center Long Beach and the Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education, C.A.R.E. Program, at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center.
The ride will begin at 7 a.m. along the shore at Alfredo’s Beach Club. Riders will choose among a 40-mile, 70-mile or a new 8-mile family fun ride.
The event is designed to support local Long Beach efforts in the areas of education, prevention and treatment of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and related illnesses.
Participants may pre-register for the event by going online at www.longbeachaidsride.org. Same-day registration is also an option. Registration for the 40- and 75-mile rides requires a $250 minimum fundraising commitment. The 8-mile ride costs $40, with a $5 additional charge for each additional family member. Top fundraisers will receive special recognition for their efforts from the Long Beach AIDS Ride committee.
Alfredo’s Beach Club is at 5101 E. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach
Details: www.longbeachaidsride.org, http://bit.ly/LBAR2014,
Venue: Alfredo’s Beach Club
Location: 5101 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach