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Published on February 8th, 2013 | by RLn Staff


Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS Feb. 8, 2013

Feb. 9
DUI Checkpoint
The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Feb. 9, in the North Division patrol area.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Feb. 9
Free Tax Preparation
The California State Board of Equalization in partnership with Long Beach District 7 Councilman Al Austin are offering free tax preparation, low cost medical services and job preparation, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9, at Cal State Long Beach.
Details: (562) 985-5752
Venue: CSULB, College of Business Administration Building
Location: 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach

Low-Cost Vaccinations
Long Beach Animal Care Services will provide low-cost vaccinations and licensing, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9, at Scherer Park in Long Beach.
Details: (562) 570-7387;
Venue: Scherer Park
Location: 4600 Long Beach Blvd.

Feb. 12
Sale of City Hall, Library, Courts
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is calling on residents to attend the 5 p.m. Feb. 12, Long Beach City Council meeting in City Hall.
The councilwoman wrote in her online newsletter that there have been talks about discussing the sale of City Hall, the Main Library, the old courthouse, the Civic Center, Lincoln Park and a parking structure. Schipske wrote that City Attorney had planned discuss the matter in closed session but rescinded upon her objections.
The item is not available for public review yet, the councilwoman wrote.
The California Legislative Analyst’s Office has found that the public-private partnership now building the state’s $490 million Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse in downtown Long Beach is costing $160 million more than it should because cost estimates were flawed. This money is being taken out the court system statewide.
Details: (562) 570-6932

Feb. 27
Shaping the 2013-2014 Local Plan
The Pacific Gateway Investment Network invites all business, non-profit and workforce partners and the public to participate in forums to help shape the development of the 2013-2014 Local Plan, from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 27, at the Career Transition Center in Long Beach.
The Local Plan outlines future investments in employment services and training to meet the needs of job seekers and employers in cities of Long Beach, Torrance, Lomita, and Signal Hill.
Details: (562) 570-WORK
Venue: Career Transition Center
Location: 3447 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

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