• 05/20/2015
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May 21
Peak Relief Chassis Proposals Sought
LONG BEACH — The Port of Long Beach will seek bids on the creation of a new fleet of truck chassis for peak periods of the year, complementing the existing equipment used to haul cargo containers to and from terminals.
The “peak chassis fleet” is planned to be implemented in two phases, starting with 1,000 chassis and then adding another 2,000 chassis.
POLB will host a meeting for potential bidders at 10 a.m. May 21, at the Port’s Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach. The deadline for bids is 10 a.m. June 2.
Time: 10 a.m. May 21
Details: www.polb.com/planetbids
Venue: Port of Long Beach Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach

May 21
Riverwalk Draft Environmental Impact Report Available
The draft environmental impact report for the proposed Riverwalk project, on a 10.56-acre parcel at 4747 Daisy Ave., is now available.
Click this link and then scroll down the page to the Riverwalk Residential Development Project section to see the report and all of its appendices.
The report (without the appendices) can also be accessed directly here.
The public comment period during which the City of Long Beach will receive written comments on the Draft EIR is now open and ends on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Comments should be sent to:
Craig Chalfant
Long Beach
Department of Development Services
333 W. Ocean Boulevard, 5th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Fax: (562) 570-6068
Email: craig.chalfant@longbeach.gov
The Long Beach Planning Commission will hold a study session on this project and the draft EIR on Thursday, May 21, 2015, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Long Beach City Council Chambers in Long Beach City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach.
This study session is open to the public. The Planning Commission will consider all oral and written testimony, both in support of and in opposition to the project, during this meeting.
May 21
Meeting on Long Beach SEADIP
The Long Beach City Council is hosting a Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan meeting to discuss the development of the 1,500-acre area of Southeast Long Beach from Seventh Street to the Orange County border, including land along the Pacific Coast Highway that stretches from Bellflower Boulevard to First Avenue.
The meeting will feature a conceptual land use plan presentation that includes general locations and types of commercial, residential, industrial, mixed-use and wetlands uses, an overview of past feedback from community workshops and a discussion on the next steps for a final plan. The council will not take any formal action at the meeting.
Time: 5 p.m. May 21
Details: Materials on the SEADIP website
Venue: City Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
May 23
March Against Monsanto Long Beach CA #MAMlbc
Participate in the 3rd annual global March Against Monsanto. Bring your friends and family and be prepared to make some noise. Have some fun while raising awareness about genetically modified food and Monsanto’s predatory business and agriculture practices.
Time: 1 to 4 p.m. May 23
Details: www.facebook.com/events/1541888442730249
Venue: Pacific Coast Highway at 2nd Street, Long Beach
May 23
Docent Training Starts This Month
Do you like the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum? Do you want to get involved? Become a docent. The museum is offering two sessions: one on the weekday evenings and one on Saturday mornings. Each session has four classes to attend
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 23, June 6 and June 20.
Details: (310) 603-0088; www.dominguezrancho.org
Venue: Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez
June 1
Shakespeare’s R&J Auditions
The Long Beach Playhouse is doing an open call for Shakespeare’s R&J by Joe Calarco.
The play is scheduled to run July 25 through Aug. 22.
Bring a headshot and resume.  Audition sides with character monologues from the script with be provided.  Please be very familiar with the script and the roles you are auditioning for.
Four young prep school students, tired of going through the usual drill of conjugating Latin and other tedious school routines, decide to vary their governed lives. After school, one breaks out a copy of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and they all take turns reading the play aloud. The Bard’s words and the story itself are thrilling to the boys and they become swept away, enmeshed in the emotion so much so that they break school rules in order to continue their readings. The rigidity of their lives begins to parallel the lives of the characters in the play: roles in the family, roles in society and the roles played by men and women soon seem to make all the sense in the world, and then, suddenly, they seem to make no sense at all. Perceptions and understanding are turned upside down as the fun of play acting turns serious and the words and meanings begin to hit home and universal truths emerge.
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. June 1 and 2
Details: www.lbplayhouse.org
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 Anaheim St., Long Beach
June 3
SPHS Project Planning Community Meeting
The San Pedro High School Project Planning community meeting will take place at 6 p.m. June 3, at the San Pedro High School Auditorium.
Come learn and participate in this next phase of the district-wide facilities bond program: There bout $1 billion in Comprehensive Modernization Projects.
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has identified San Pedro High School to be one of the initial 11 new comprehensive modernization projects.
–          Be part of the planning process for this major investment!

–          Provide your input in the development of the project!

–          District Staff will review priority needs for facilities at
Time: 6 p.m. June 3
Details: (213)241-6495
Venue: SPHS Auditorium, 1001 W. 15th St., San Pedro

Water Conservation Effort Heightened/Water Wasters Hotline
The Long Beach Water Commission recently declared a Stage 2 Water Supply Shortage. Watering has been limited to 2 days a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays) as well as other restrictions.
Details: (562) 570-2455; website

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