- Reporters Desk
Coastal SPNC Port, Environment Committee Meeting
The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s Port & Environment Committee Meeting takes place, at 9 a.m. Jan. 17, at The Corner Store in San Pedro
Venue: The Corner Store
Location: 1118 W. 37th St., San Pedro
Blood Drive at the Battleship IOWA
Donate to the Red Cross, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18, at the Battleship Iowa
Venue: Bloodmobile in front of Battleship IOWA
Location: 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro
Coastal SPNC Risk, Beautification Meeting
The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s Risk & Beatification Committee meeting takes place, at 6 p.m. Jan. 19, at the Marine Exchange Conference Room # 308 in San Pedro.
Venue: Marine Exchange Conference Room #308
Location: 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro
MLK Day of Service Cleanup
The Carmelitos Community Garden wants volunteers to help clean up a greenhouse and shade house, from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 19, at the Carmelitos Community Garden. The cleanup will prepare the garden into a plant-creating facility.
Details: (562) 570-6685; firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Carmelitos Community Garden
Location: 750 Via Carmelitos, Long Beach
Volunteer Open House at Rancho Los Cerritos
The Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach will host a Volunteer Open House, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21.
Volunteers would be trained to be able to serve as docents, assistant curators or monthly event helpers. Training classes begin in early February through March, but those interested must RSVP.
Details: (562) 206-2040; email@example.com
Venue: Rancho Los Cerritos
Location: 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach
Starting a Home Based Business Workshop Series
Sign up for a workshop series on starting a home-based business, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, at Long Beach City College’s Small Business Development Center.
Cost is $25. Registration is required.
Details: Click here to learn more and to register!
Venue: Long Beach City College
Location: 4900 E. Conant Street, Bldg #2
March for Democracy
Join the March for Democracy, starting at 4 p.m. Jan. 21, at the Los Angeles City Hall Triforium.
Demonstrators will protest the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Citizens United v. FEC and demand that Proposition 49, a voter advisory to overturn Citizens United, be put on the 2016 ballot. A bus will be departing from Long Beach City Hall from 2 to 2:30 p.m. to take Harbor Area resident to the march in Los Angeles.
Venue: Los Angeles City Hall Triforium
Location: 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles
POLA Meets to Discuss Funding Policy
The Port of Los Angeles will host two meetings regarding the proposed Public Access Investment Funding Policy.
The first meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22, at Banning’s Landing in Wilmington. The second meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
The funding policy provides budget guidelines to port staff for capital development of public access projects and initiatives.
Venues: Banning Landing and Warner Grand Theatre
Locations: 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington; 478 W. 6th Street, San Pedro
5th District Open House
The neighborhood office for Long Beach’s District 5 is now at Wardlow Park on Standbridge.
Neighbors are invited to visit the office, from 12 to 2 p.m. Jan. 24.
Venue: Wardlow Park Neighborhood Office
Location: 3457 Stanbridge Ave., Long Beach
CSUDH Auditions for Quixote
The California State University Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre and Dance is hosting auditions at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 for Octavio Solis’ Quixote, an adaptation of Cervantes’ Don Quixote.
The production will be directed by professor of theater arts Bill DeLuca and is being staged in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages’ 41st Symposium of Hispanic Literature honoring the influence of Don Quixote in the humanities.
Venue: University Theatre
Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson
San Pedro Democratic Club
The San Pedro Democratic Club will meet, at 7 p.m. Jan. 26, at the Omelette and Waffle Shop in San Pedro.
Senior human relations specialist, Ray Regalado, will give a presentation about the county’s Community Arbitration Program.
Venue: Omelette & Waffle Shop
Location: 1103 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro
Coastal SPNC Board, Stakeholder Meeting
The Coastal San Pedro Board and Stakeholder Meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, at the Cabrillo Marina Community Building in San Pedro.
Venue:Cabrillo Marina Community Building
Location: 224 Whalers Walk, San Pedro
Proposed Public Access Investment Funding Policy
The Port of Los Angeles will host a community meeting to discuss the proposed Public Access Investment Policy, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
Staff from the Port will present and review a recent proposal of a strategy to secure and manage future funding for the port’s public access projects. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for the attendees to comment and ask questions.
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Beach Cities Democrats
Endorsement meeting for the Redondo City Council will take place, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, at the Manhattan Beach Bread & Bagel in Manhattan Beach.
Venue: Manhattan Beach Bread & Bagel
Location: 1812 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach
2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
Volunteer your time with the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, starting at 8 p.m. Jan. 28, in the South Bay and Harbor Area.
The purpose of the Greater Los Angles Point-in-Time Homeless Count is to provide a biennial snapshoot of the number of homeless persons, their demographic characteristics and the locations of where they reside.
Volunteers Wanted for Citywide Count of Homeless Persons
Community volunteers are encouraged to participate in the count of homeless persons, between 5 and 9 a.m. Jan. 29, at the Multi-Service Center in Long Beach.
The biennial Homeless Count, required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, measures homelessness to help determine existing resources, identity gaps and progress toward ending homelessness.
Details: (562) 570.4588; firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Multi-Service Center
Location: 1301 W. 12th St., Long Beach
Health, Wellness Roundtable
The Pedro business community’s first Health and Wellness Roundtable will take place at 12 p.m. Jan. 29, at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Boardroom.
The roundtable will bring leaders and businesses in the health and wellness industries together on a quarterly basis to discuss optimal conduct and practices, as well as effective marketing and promotion strategies.
Details: (310) 832-7272; email@example.com
Venue: San Pedro Chamber Boardroom
Location: 390 W. 7th Street, San Pedro
Free dog training for active duty and veterans
Those who served or currently served the military are eligible for free dog obedience training classes Saturdays starting, from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 31 through March 28, at the Dominguez Park in Redondo Beach. Proof of status will be required at the orientation meeting.
Details: (310) 318-1610 ext. 3460; firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Dog Park Dominguez Park
Location: 190 Flagler Lane, Redondo Beach
Honorary Mayor Guidelines Available Now
Campaigning for San Pedro Honorary Mayor is an opportunity to raise both awareness and funds for local nonprofits and to help support San Pedro Chamber sponsored events such as the Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade and the Taste of San Pedro.
The Honorary Mayor Campaign Guidelines and Application forms are now available in the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce lobby.
Details: Introduction Letter, Application and Guidelines