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Published on May 18th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

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*** RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS *** May 19 to June 9, 2016

May 19
Service Providers Training
Community members impacted by the criminal justice are invited to learn about Proposition 47. Prop. 47 provides people the opportunity to reduce their felony convictions into misdemeanors.
Time: 2 to 4 p.m. May 19
Cost: Free
Details: Julia@bhclongbeach.org
Venue: Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave., Long Beach

May 19
2016 Leadership Series
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King will be the featured speaker of the 2016 Leadership Series. She is responsible for creating policy and making recommendations to the members of the Los Angeles Board of Education.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19
Cost: $35 to $40
Details: (310) 832-7272
Venue: Ports O’ Call Waterfront, 1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro

May 20
LB 4th Annual Dyke Rally, March, The After Party
Long Beach women will take to the streets in Long Beach’s 4th Annual Rally and Dyke March.
The goal of a Dyke March is to increase lesbian visibility and support the rights of all women regardless of labels, including bisexual and transgender women.  Disparities in health care, equal pay, LGBT rights, domestic violence and hiring opportunities are some of the issues that are still real for us.
Time: 7 p.m. May 20
Cost: Free
Details: denisepenn@aol.com, info@artfulthinking.org
Venue:
Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave., Long Beach

May 25
Open Conversations at Willmore Wine Bar
Have an agenda-free conversation with the Long Beach Arts Council President Marco Schindelmann and Executive Director Griselda Suárez.
This is part of an ongoing conversation with the public; it is an informal time for us to hear your ideas as well as answer any questions you may have about the Arts Council’s latest initiatives.
Time: 5 to 7 p.m. May 25
Cost: Free
Venue: Willmore Wine Bar, 3848 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

May 28
Fair Housing Workshops
Long Beach, as a recipient of federal community development and housing funds, is conducting an Assessment of Fair Housing .  The Assessment of Fair Housing will explore issues such as disparities in access to renting or purchasing homes, unmet housing needs, lack of integration, and racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty. The city is hosting a series of workshops to provide opportunities for public input on May 28 and June 11.
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 28
Cost: Free
Details: www.lbds.info
Venue: Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach
 
June 1
FOLBA Student Essay/Poetry Contest
The Friends of Long Beach Animals is hosting its annual student essay/poetry contest.  This year’s theme is “Be Kind to Animals”.  All entries are due by June 1, 2016.  There will be a cash prize for the top 3 entries in each grade category (elementary & middle school). Guideline include: one entry per student and one page only (up to 250 words). Be sure to include: first & last name, home address, telephone, grade level, school name. Send all entries via email to Deborah Turner, Humane Educator, at deborah@folba.org no later than midnight, June 1, 2016.
Details: deborah@folba.org.
 
June 4
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. June 4
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.
 
June 7
Vote
Board selections for the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council and the Primary Elections will take place June 7.
Time: 4 to 8 p.m. June 7
Details: http://tinyurl.com/CentralSPNCCandidates, http://sanpedrocity.org/candidate-filing-information
Venues: Rancho Housing Authority, 275 W. 1st St., San Pedro
Anderson Senior Center, 828 S. Mesa St., San Pedro
Cabrillo Avenue Elementary School, 732 S. Cabrillo Ave., San Pedro
 
Sharing Your Neighborhood with Coyotes
The City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services has recently had an increase in the number of coyote sightings reported in residential areas and public parks.
LA Animal Services urges the community to follow these prevention tips and actions to keep two and four-legged family members safe:

  • Never feed coyotes
  • Do not approach coyotes for any reason.
  • Closely supervise all children while outside.
  • Keep pets on leash and close by at all times.
  • Keep pet food and water dishes inside.
  • Secure food and trash at all times and remove all sources of water.
  • Remove overgrown brush and hanging bushes to improve visibility.
  • If a coyote approaches or acts aggressively, throw rocks, make noise, look big, and pick up small children and pets. Do not turn your back to the animal.
  • If a coyote attacks, call 911.

Details: laanimalservices.com, keepmewild.com

Summer Artist Residency, Shop Front Studio Space
6021 is a professional artist studio situated in a shop front in North Long Beach. For the second year artist Angela Willcocks is offering two months of free studio space from June 15 to Aug.15.
Details: awillcocks88@yahoo.com.

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