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Published on February 1st, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS Feb. 1, 2013

Feb. 2
Community Meeting
The North Long Beach Community Assembly will host a community meeting Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Attendees will be offered an opportunity to meet their neighbors and learn more about their local associations.
The assembly will feature a presentation on the final design and development details of the new North Branch Library. This meeting will be held at Houghton Park. RSVP.
Details: (562) 570-6137; www.insidedistrict9.com
Venue:
Houghton Park
Location:
6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach

Feb. 8
Metro South Bay Council Meeting
The Metro South Bay Service Council will host a meeting Feb. 8, at 9:30 a.m.
Details:
(213) 922-1282
Venue:
Inglewood City Hall, Conference Room A
Location:
1 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood

Feb. 7
Disaster Planning Workshop
A neighborhood disaster planning workshop is scheduled, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at the Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Division Community Room.
Details:
(424) 247-1214
Venue:
Harbor Division
Location:
2175 S. Gibson Blvd., San Pedro

Feb. 9
Free Income Tax Preparation Event
The California State Board of Equalization in partnership with Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal’s office is hosting a free income tax preparation event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9, at Cal State Long Beach’s College of Business Administration building.
The event includes free tax preparation, low cost and free medical services, job preparation assistance, food and nutrition service, discount telephone service and low-cost auto insurance.
Language assistance in English, Spanish, and Chinese will be provided.
Details: (562) 985-5752; bit.ly/VITA-2013
Venue:
CSULB CBA
Location:
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach

Feb. 11
NWSPNC Board, Community Meeting
A meeting of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council board and community will take place from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Feb.11, at Peck Park.
Details:
www.nwsanpedro.org
Venue:
Peck Park
Location:
San Pedro

Feb. 13
Increase Your Reach
Start a conversation with a marketing workshop hosted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 13.
The free event will include tips on pitching your business, creating a one-page marketing plan and digital marketing.
Details:
(310) 221-0644
Venue:
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Location:
544 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington

Feb. 15
San Pedro Chamber Seeks Honorary Mayor
Applications are available to become the honorary mayor of San Pedro.
The candidate raising the most funds for his or her selected nonprofit will win the title and represent the chamber at community events and meetings. About 80 percent of raised funds go to sponsored organizations and campaign costs.
Details:
(310) 832-7272; sbradley@sanpedrochamber.com

Feb. 19
Proposed Ban on Single-Use Shopping Bags
A meeting is scheduled, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19, to receive public comments on a draft environmental impact report for a proposed ban on single-use shopping bags at the Wilmington Recreation Center.
The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles.
The analysis in the Draft EIR concluded that the proposed project would not result in any significant adverse impacts on the environment. However, it would result in beneficial impacts on air quality, biological resources, and hydrology and water quality.
The Draft EIR is available for public review from until March 11, 2013.  Please send your written comments no later than March 11, 2013 to Karen Coca, Division Manager, Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division/Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Mail Stop 944, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Details: http://nwsanpedro.org/2013/01/single-use-bag-ordinance/
Venue:
Wilmington Recreation Center
Location:
325 Neptune Ave., Wilmington

Feb. 27
Metro South Bay Service Council Corridor Workshop
The South Bay Service Council will host a corridor workshop Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. This meeting is intended to discuss options to improve service on Metro Lines 210 and 710. Free parking is available. The corridor workshop can be reached via Metro lines 40, 105, 210, 705, 710 and 740.
Details: (213) 922-1282; email servicecouncils@metro.net
Venue: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, First Floor Community Room
Location: 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Inglewood

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