- Reporters Desk
NWSPNC Public Safety Committee Meeting
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Via Dolce Café in San Pedro.
Time: 6 p.m. Nov. 4
Venue: Via Dolce Café, 29050 S. Western Ave., San Pedro
Long Beach Flu Shot Clinics
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is hosting flu shot clinics throughout the city this fall, to prepare for flu season. While winter is the typical time for flu activity, outbreaks can occur as early as October. An annual flu shot is the best way to keep people from getting ill.
If you can’t make the clinic at Scherer Park, the following clinics are also available:
- Thursday, November 5, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Houghton Park Community Center, 6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach
- Thursday, November 12, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., McBride Park/Cal Rec Center, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Long Beach
Appointments will also be accepted at the Health Department during regular business hours by calling (562) 570-4315 (a small administrative fee may apply).
Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 4
Details: (562) 570-7468; www.longbeach.gov/health
Venue: Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach
The Southeast Area Specific Plan/SEADIP Update Initial Study and Notice of Preparation is now available for public review until Nov. 20. The Initial Study and Notice of Preparation announces that an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared for the project and that a Scoping Meeting will be take place. The Scoping Meeting will take at 6 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Best Western Golden Sails Hotel at 6285 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. The Scoping Meeting will describe the project, the California Environmental Quality Act process, the purpose of the Initial Study and Notice of Preparation and upcoming EIR, and offer an opportunity for members of the public and other interested parties to comment on the environmental “scope” (or breath of topics and issues) that will be analyzed in the EIR.
- To view the NOP.
- To view the IS.
- To download a Comment Card.
- For more information on the Southeast Area Specific Plan/SEADIP Update.
Garcetti Announces Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence Program
Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced a new artist-in-residence program.
The Department of Cultural Affairs has developed the Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence Program, which challenges artists to work with city departments on innovative ways to connect Angelenos with Garcetti’s vision for Los Angeles.
The first department to receive an artist residency will be the Department of Transportation. The selected artist will design an accessible, targeted campaign to engage Los Angeles communities with Vision Zero — a citywide strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities within 10 years.
The first Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence will serve as an ambassador for Los Angeles’ workforce, reflecting the numerous ways that designers, performers, and curators can help animate the delivery of public services within the DOT.
The Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence will be selected through a community-driven process and contracted to work within the DOT as a part-time consultant-contractor for a period of 24 months. The selection process is managed by the Department of Cultural Affairs and DOT. The selected Creative Catalyst will be contracted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and receive a $20,000 stipend co-funded by both departments.
The City of Los Angeles Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence Program guidelines are available online at: http://bit.ly/1W4Yx5O and http://culturela.org/
The mailed portion of the application must be postmarked Nov. 6, or hand delivered by 4 p.m. on Nov. 9. Applications will not be accepted via email, due to a legal requirement that demands an ink signature on the certification page.
Regional El Niño Town Hall Meetings
The City of Los Angeles is sponsoring town hall meetings that will review ways to prepare for El Niño. Officials will talk about the risks and answer questions related to winter weather.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12
Details: (213) 484-4800
Venue: Peck Park Recreational Center, 560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro
Last CERT Training of the Year
The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operation. The CERT training is 24 hours.
Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 13, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15.
Details: (562) 570 – 2525; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain Harvesting Workshop
Learn how to harvest rain water and purchase a rain barrel. Get ready for El Niño and start capturing your rainwater runoff with a rain barrel. Rain barrels are $85 each but SoCalWaterSmart offers a rebate of $75 per barrel for up to four barrels.
Specifications of each rain barrel:
- Designed with brass spigot for garden hose attachment
- Barrel has a screen to prevent mosquitoes from accessing water
- Side brass overflow
- Made from plastic reused food grade barrels
Available in Black or Terra Cotta (subject to availability)
Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 14
Cost: $75 to $85
Venue: Scherer Park Community Room, 4646 Pasadena Ave., Long Beach
St. Mary Medical Center’s Annual Juanita McNealy Diabetes Walk-a-Thon supporting the Center Outpatient Diabetes Education Program will take place Nov. 14.
The funds raised will be used to continue providing low cost services to individuals diagnosed with diabetes.
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 14
Details: (562) 491-4840; click here
Venue: Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach
Nightly Road Closures
As construction continues for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, temporary nightly and weekend road closures are necessary in the vicinity of Pico Avenue and Ocean Boulevard to facilitate installation of falsework over Pico Avenue and the on-ramp to westbound Ocean.
The Pico on-ramp to westbound Ocean will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nov. 16 through 20.
The Pico underpass at Ocean and the westbound Ocean off-ramp to Pico will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20 through 25.
These closures will affect Port of Long Beach traffic headed to Terminal Island (Piers S-T) and San Pedro, and port traffic that uses Pico Avenue to travel between Piers A-D and Piers E-J.
Jan. 31, 2016
NWSPNC Funds Available for Youth Based Projects
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council is interested in funding youth based projects benefiting health, environment, humanity or the arts in San Pedro. There is approximately $2,000 available for this initiative with a $1,000 maximum per grant. Applicants must be, or partner with, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit or a public school. Priority will be given to youth initiates/youth led projects and projects within Northwest San Pedro. Applications must be received no later than January 31,
2016 and the decisions will be announced March 2016.
Time: Jan. 31, 2016
Details: Click here
Feb. 17, 2016
DMV LB Under Renovation
The California Department of Motor Vehicles field office at 3700 E. Willow St. in Long Beach is scheduled for a renovation project and will be closed for about 15 weeks. It is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Feb. 17, 2016.
Details: (562) 490-2626; Click here
Senior Police Partner
Interested in becoming a part of an exciting Long Beach Police Department volunteer program? Senior Police Partner applications are being accepted.
Senior Police Partners are a motivated group of seniors who are dedicated to making a difference in our community and are trained to assist fellow seniors in the area of crime prevention, peer support advice and resource referrals. Each year, Senior Police Partners donate over 5,000 hours and help hundreds of senior citizens throughout Long Beach. Senior Police Partners provide the following services: crime victim assistance; vacation checks; peer support/resource referral; graffiti reporting; limited safety patrols; handicap parking cites; education and awareness programs; DUI checkpoints; and community presentations.
Requirements to apply: Must be at least 50 years of age and have no felony convictions, good physical health, the ability to volunteer at least twenty hours per month, and possess a valid California driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
Details: (562) 570-7212; Click here