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Published on March 25th, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS March 25, 2013

March 26
Candlelight Vigil
Participate in a candlelight vigil, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 26, at the Long Beach City Hall to support a just verdict from the Supreme Court on the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases being heard March 26 and 27.
The 2013 the Supreme Court of the United States of America (SCOTUS) will be listening to oral arguments on the constitutionality of DOMA and Prop. 8.
DOMA states that marriage is between one man and one woman. This is not a march, a fight or a demonstration. This is a peaceful show
of solidarity, a stand for love, not hate.
Make signs to hold, bring candles and help show the desire to be equal.
Venue: Long Beach City Hall
Location: 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

March 26
POLB Health Care Programs
Apply for the Health Care and Senior Facilities Community Mitigation Grant for a total of $1 million. No single applicant can receive more than $250,000.
To Find Out More About the Community Mitigation Grant, please attend an upcoming workshop:
6 to 7:30 p.m. March 26
Miller Family Health Education Center
3820 Cherry Ave., Long Beach
or
2 to 3 p.m. March 27
Mark Twain Library
1401 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
Details: (888) 789-4726; www.polb.com/healthgrants

March 27
Munch and Lunch
Join an information session with Scott Pansky of Allison PR, from 11:45 to 1 p.m. March 27, at the Chamber Boardroom Gallery in San Pedro.
Pansky will talk about the key steps that make successful partnerships work over the long haul. The event is free to members and $10 to non-members of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.
Details: evelazquez@sanpedrochamber.com
Venue: Chamber Boardroom Gallery
Location: 390 W. 7th St., San Pedro

March 27
Harbor Village Apartments
The Los Angeles City Council will consider a vote regarding the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 for the issuance of $70 million in multi-family housing revenue bonds to purchase and restore Harbor Village Apartment in Harbor City.
The project involves an existing 400-unit residential rental housing development that has a Section 8 contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 398 of the housing units. The Borrower has pledged to comply with all City and
The bond debt would be payable solely from revenues or other funds provided by the borrower, Harbor Village Housing Partners L.P. The city does not incur liability for repayment of the bonds, The City is a conduit issuer and is required by federal law to review and approve all projects within its jurisdiction and conduct a public hearing.
Details: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2013/13-0315_MOT_03-19-13.pdf

April 9
Why Do People Hurt the Ones They Love?
Family Violence Recovery & Prevention Project is presenting a community forum exploring “Why Do People Hurt the Ones They Love?” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 9, at the Carson Community Center.
The forum will focus on recovery and prevention of family and domestic violence and as well as an open Question-and-Answer session.
The forum features world renown guest speaker Alyce LaViolette, founder of the Alternatives to Violence program providing anger management, domestic violence and counseling services for survivors and perpetrators since 1979.
Additional panelist includes Peggie Reyna from Peace Over
Violence, an emergency, intervention, and education nonprofit.
The panel will speak on family and domestic violence and positive and
action-oriented solutions.
Details: (310) 753-2357
Venue: Carson Community Center
Location: 801 E. Carson St., Room 107, Carson

April 16
City Council to Vote on Urban Agriculture
A proposal to change the urban agriculture ordinance is tentatively scheduled to go before the Long Beach City Council on April 16.
The council’s Environmental Committee recently recommended changes in the ordinance such as the ability to keep one to four chickens or two goats on residential properties with a 10-foot setback from residential dwellings other than one’s house. The recommendations come with conditions related to shelter, adequate open space, exclusion form front yards and other issues intended to protect neighbors, animals and general public health.
The committee also recommended that up to 4 beehives may be kept with a 10-foot setback from the property line with appropriate screening to force bees skyward.  Here again, additional conditions were recommended to protect the neighbors and the general public.  Beekeepers work closely with the city to “rescue” colonies of bees from parks, residential and commercial properties, so the limit of 4 beehives reflected their need to keep beehives temporarily when helping to manage bees citywide. The committee staff report is available at http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.  However, amendments were made to report, which will be reflected in the agenda item going forward April 16.

June 8
The 2013 Long Beach QFilm Festival
Submissions are being accepted, through June 8, for the 2013 Long Beach QFilm Festival, which takes place Sept. 6 through 8, at the Art Theatre and the Center Long Beach.
The Long Beach QFilm Festival annually presents narrative features, documentaries and short films that embody the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Submissions were received from both student and professional filmmakers from around the world. Many filmmakers and cast members of the films to be shown will be present this year.
The festival events feature numerous parties and opportunities for attendees to meet and mingle with filmmakers, actors, critics and other industry professionals. Jury awards are given annually to worthy films in several categories.
Submit projects to www.withoutabox.com. There is a nominal fee for each submission. All net proceeds from the festival benefit The Center Long Beach.
Details: (562) 889-2826; www.qfilmslongbeach.com

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