LA City Council Considers Lodging for Displaced Liveaboards

  • 05/20/2013
  • Reporters Desk

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LA City Council Considers Lodging for Displaced Liveaboards
On May 22, the Los Angeles City Council will consider whether or not to approve a permit change with Island Yacht Anchorage Inc. to house displaced liveaboards.
In doing so, the city council would exempt Island Yacht Anchorage Inc. under the California Environmental Quality Act. If the proposal would be approved, there would not be any financial impact to the Harbor Department Revenue Fund and no impact to the city’s general fund. The additional income would remain the same because the displacement of the closed marina will offset the increased tenancy and revenue.
Details: 13-0049-S1

May 26 
The Really, Really, Free Market
Participate in a new economic model of sharing, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. May 26, at Bixby Park in Long Beach.
Bring what you don’t need and take what you do:
Free books, clothing, housewares, toys, fun, food, community building, music, entertainment, open mic, song, poem, skills or a table for a cause.
If you are bringing items to share please stay or arrange to come back and take anything of yours that is left over at the end of the day
Bixby Park at Junipero btw Broadway and 2nd, the last Sunday of every month
Venue: Bixby Park
Location: 130 Cherry Ave., Long Beach
May 31
Call for Candidates 
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council is calling for a board member to fill a vacant seat. Filing deadline is May 31. Selection date is June 10. Download APPLICATION
Details: website
June 2
AIDS Walk Long Beach 25th Anniversary 
Celebrate the silver anniversary of AIDS Walk Long Beach, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2, starting at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Details: AIDS Walk Long Beach
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
June 3 
Walk with The Heart of Ida
The Heart of Ida, a nonprofit working to meet the needs of older adults in and around Long Beach, is encouraging community members to participate in the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 3 to July 15, at Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach.
Details: (562) 496-4734; 
Venue: Rosie the Riveter Park
Location: Clark at Conant, Long Beach 
June 8
Long Beach Gun Buyback
Partake in the Gun Buyback Event, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8, at the North Police Sub-station in Long Beach.

  • Non-functioning firearms: $50 gift card
  • Handguns, rifles and shotguns: $100 gift card
  • Assault rifles: $200 gift card

Venue: North Police Sub-Station
Location: 4891 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

June 8
SPCALA Pet Adopt
Enjoy booths, fun, free gifts and more while finding your new friend for life, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8, at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach.
Sponsorships are available.
Details: (323) 730-5300, x233. 
Venue: P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
Location: 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach

June 8
Grupo de Conversación en Español
Join the Long Beach Time Exchange for the second meeting of the Spanish language conversation group, from 4 to 6 p.m. June 8, at Building Healthy Communities.
The session will begin with a short cultural film and a discussion between fluent Spanish speakers, followed by small groups that include the participation of intermediate Spanish speakers. Participants will also practice speaking Spanish in everyday communication scenarios that might occur in a time exchange. RSVP.
Details: (562) 346-4617
Venue: Building Healthy Communities
Location: 920 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

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