• 11/18/2016
  • Reporters Desk

Nov. 18
Docent Mix and Mingle
The Museum of Latin American Art invites interested future docents its Mix and Mingle Orientation. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. sharp and meet the volunteer manager who will present a brief introduction in the screening room and wine and cheese in the lobby. At 6 p.m., experience MOLAA’s “speed dating” segment where your questions will be answered by MOLAA staff and veteran docents. At 7 p.m., take a tour of the Museum for a first-hand look at their exhibitions.
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 437-1689;
Venue: MOLAA, 628 Alamitos Ave., San Pedro
Nov. 19
Seaport Marina Hotel Development Plans
Community members are invited to give input on new plans for the development of the Seaport Marina Hotel, at Second Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The area is one of Long Beach’s most important development sites and opportunities. This is your chance to come and see the new proposed design for the project.
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 19
Venue: Seaport Marina Hotel, Main Ballroom, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

Nov. 21
Central SPNC Ad Hoc Committee on Marijuana
The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Marijuana will meet to discuss regulatory framework.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21
Details: Agenda
Venue: San Pedro Regional Library, 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro
Nov. 23
Cambodia Town Mural Project
The Cambodia Town Mural Project, sponsored by a matching grant from the California Arts Council, is calling on all interested videographers and mural artists to submit proposals for the project by Nov. 23.

Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Feast for the Needy
The 8th Annual Wilmington Thanksgiving Feast for the Needy is a collaborative community effort to collect, prepare and serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to those in need. In addition, clothing, toys and toiletries are donated and distributed to attendants to help improve the quality of their life.
Donate your time or necessities.
Details: (562) 274-2339;

Nov. 27
HBCU College Fair
Come out to this free college fair and learn about Historically Black Colleges and Universities and what it takes to get admitted.
Representatives from more than 50 HBCUs will be present to answer your questions. There will be workshops on the SAT, financial aid and scholarships.
Time: 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 27
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, Seaside Room, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.

Nov. 28
POLB Board of Harbor Commissioners
The Port of Long Beach’s Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to meet Nov. 28 at the Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices.
Time: 6 p.m. Nov. 28
Venue: Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach

Dec. 3
Monthly Beach Cleanup
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites the public to participate in our monthly Beach Clean-Up. Volunteers learn about coastal habitat, the growing amount of marine debris within it, and the benefits of protecting this ecosystem.
Time: 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 3
Details: (310) 548-7562;
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Dec. 13
FIS Study Coming to City Council December 13th
The international terminal study presentation has been moved to the Long Beach City Council agenda for Dec. 13. The presentation and public input will include information from two commission meeting with the consideration for an international terminal facility.
Time: 5 p.m. Dec. 13
Venue: Long Beach City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Dec. 20
Deep Draft Navigation Study
The Port of Long Beach has extended the comment period for a study to identify and evaluate improvements to existing navigation channels, enhancing safety, reliability and efficiency for visiting vessels.
The Deep Draft Navigation Study would assess the costs, benefits and environmental impacts of the project alternatives that include dredging to deepen channels, basins, berths and other areas in the port.
Public comments on the Port of Long Beach Deep Draft Navigation Study will now be accepted through Dec. 20. Comments should be sent to Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815, or at
The Notice of Preparation for the proposed project is available online at

Lower Your Water Bill
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering free aerators and showerheads to its residential customers.
Details: (800) 544-4498;
LADWP Customer Service Centers:
[one_half]San Pedro
535 W. 9th St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

931 N. Avalon Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744

Donate Food for the Holidays
The holidays tug at everyone’s hearts but also at everyone’s stomachs.  We associate them with special foods and rituals that help define who we are as individuals and families. The homeless and working poor often lack the resources for holiday meals and treats.
Here are some recommended items to collect and donate:

  • Meat:  frozen turkey (Thanksgiving) and/or spiral hams (Christmas)
  • Trimmings:  canned vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing or dressing mix, canned yams or sweet potatoes, cake mix and frosting
  • You can also donate grocery cards.

Please deliver your donations behind the administrative building at 670 W. 9th St., San Pedro.  A volunteer will help unload them and will give you a receipt.
Details: (310) 831-0603 ext. 224, for details.

Adopt a Family For Christmas
Each year we invite you to adopt one or more families for the holidays. You can adopt as an individual, a family, a church, a group, or a business. Adoption lets you bring  joy to families who can’t provide it for themselves.
If you decide to adopt one or more families, you can get a holiday wish list from the family.  Harbor Interfaith asks that you wrap the gifts and bring them to the Block Party to present them to the family on Dec. 17.  The event will take place at the shelter from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To adopt, call (310) 831-0603 ext. 229 or email by Dec. 2.

Donate Toys for the Holidays
On Dec. 21, from 1 to 4  p.m.,  toys will be distributed for 800 children on the first floor of the Family Resource Center.  Harbor Interfaith will need 1,600 toys to distribute.
The community is invited to donate new toys for all ages by bringing them to the Family Resource Center, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is often short of gifts for children ages 11 to 18. When delivering toys, please take them to the Family Resource Center, 670 W. 9th St., San Pedro,  between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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