Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS April 22, 2013


April 25
Plant the Seeds of Change
The Labor Studies Club and the Labor Studies Department of Cal State University Dominguez Hills would like to invite you to participate in the 5th annual Labor , Social and Environmental Justice fair, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25, at the Loker Student Union.
CSUDH is the only four-year university in Southern California to offer a major in Labor Studies.
Details: www.dhlaborstudies.org
Venue: Loker Student Union
Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson
April 25
Interested in Vegan Cuisine?
Join a hands-on cooking class, starting at 6:30 p.m. April 18, at the Chef Tech Cooking School in Long Beach.
On the menu is Mexican-style entrées: sopes, tostadas and tacos.
Details: www.cheftechcookingschool.com
Venue: Chef Tech Cooking School
Location: 3842 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach
May 4
Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program
Trade in your old lawn mower and save up to 75 thanks to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Looking to save some green? Trade in your old, operable gas-powered lawn mower, replace it with a high-performance electric mower, and score up to 75 percent in savings. Choose from two brands and five models. They’re cordless, more than 50 percent quieter than a traditional gas-powered mower, environmentally friendly and lighter for easier operation. You must pre-register to cash in on this great offer!
Details: www.aqmd.gov
May 15
Lecture: Tell Me Doc.
Community Behavioral Health Program’s free quarterly health information series, “Tell Me Doc…,” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17, at the Community Hospital Auditorium in Long Beach.
Community Hospital Long Beach is expanding services over the next six to
12 months.
Learn about the hospital’s:
(1) inpatient geriatric psychiatry program,
(2) partial hospitalization treatment,
(3) outpatient behavioral health clinic,
(4) newly opened perinatal mood-anxiety disorder program,
(5) 24-hour Behavioral Health Hot Line (855) 245-2443
RSVP by May 15 at (562) 494-0576; Pdingwell@memorialcare.org

May 18
LB Water Department Increases Lawn Removal Funding
Qualified applicants are now eligible to receive $3 per square foot of grass removed, or up to $3,000 total per project.
The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners unanimously voted to increase the amount of funding that Long Beach residents and businesses are eligible to receive for replacing their grass lawns with California-Friendly landscapes.
The Long Beach Water Department’s Lawn to Garden Program funds the first 1,000 square feet of lawn removed for each project, meaning that customers who apply for the full incentive amount will receive $3,000 to defray many of the costs associated with removing a grass lawn and installing a drought-tolerant landscape in its place.
The department will host the Long Beach Lawn to Garden Tour, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18. More than 30 homes that completed projects through the L2G Program will be on display throughout the city. The tour is free and open to the public. RSVP at www.lblawntogarden.com.

May 21
City Clerk Seeks Poll Workers
The Office of the City Clerk – Election Division is in need of about 1,300 additional poll workers to staff polls for the 2013 General Municipal and Special Elections on May 21.
Spanish or Korean bilingual poll workers are especially needed.
The Election Division expects to place about 6,400 poll workers to work at polling locations in the jurisdiction of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and/or the Los Angeles Community College District.
Poll workers earn stipends for each election day they work.  Inspectors receive a $100 stipend and are paid an additional $25 for attending a mandatory training class and another $50 for picking up and dropping off polling place supplies and voting equipment.  Clerks receive an $80 stipend and an additional $25 for attending a mandatory training class.
To serve as a poll worker, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and registered voter who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, and is able to speak, read and write in English.
In addition to English-speaking poll workers, the Election Division seeks bilingual poll workers who speak English and one of nine non-English languages including Armenian, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese.
Applicants may sign up by calling the Election Division’s Pollworker Recruitment Hotline toll free at (866) 899-8683 or locally at (213) 978-0363.  An online poll worker application is also available on the Election Division’s website http://clerk.lacity.org/Elections in the “Pollworkers” section.
The Office of the City Clerk – Election Division administers elections for the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Community College District.  The City’s General Municipal and Special Elections will take place May 21, 2013. 
Details: http://clerk.lacity.org/Elections.

June 2
Long Beach AIDS Walk
Participate in the Long Beach AIDS Walk, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2.
New this year is a Beach Life Challenge Obstacle Course.
This all new obstacle course beach challenge event is called the “Beach Life Challenge” event.
Details: aidswalklb.kintera.org
June 7
Breath Of Life Awards 2013
BREATHE LA will honor The Boeing Co. with the Breath of Life Award, at its 2013 Breath of Life Awards reception, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
BNSF Railway will receive the Innovation Award.
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will receive the Civic Leader Award.
Los Angeles/Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council will receive the Community Impact Award.
The Boeing Co. is recognized as a trendsetter in protecting the environment and demonstrating good global corporate citizenship. For three years in a row, Boeing has been officially recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project as one of the world’s leading companies for taking actions to improve environmental performance.  Since 2002, on a revenue-adjusted basis, Boeing has reduced CO2 emissions by 31 percent, energy consumption by 32 percent, water consumption by 43 percent and hazardous waste generation by 38 percent.
Lt. Gov.Gavin Newsom is commended for marshaling support for AB32 and ongoing groundbreaking environmental policies to clean our air and lead American efforts to reduce climate change. He is prioritizing research and education toward energy and environmental innovation through his positions on both Boards of Regents.
BNSF Railway is recognized as the most aggressive rail company to implement greening methods, garnering approval from Longshoremen and other community groups.  BNSF has invested millions towards reducing diesel emissions, electrification of rail yards, converting equipment to utilize alternative fuel technology.
Los Angeles/Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council, recipient of the Community Impact Award, has been a leader in building our Southern California green economy.  It was awarded by Los Angeles County MTA the overarching contract to build all Long Range Transportation Plans for the Los Angeles County area utilizing the latest green building standards.  The council is active as a regional arm of the California Building & Construction Trades Council to promote alternative energy, including the establishment of California Unions for Reliable Energy.
Tickets to the event are $175.
Details: (323) 935-8050 ext. 256www.breathela.org
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom
Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
June 8
Lights, Camera, Ocean
San Pedro – Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Youth on Board video contest is the perfect opportunity for youth in Southern California to have their voices heard.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s video contest is for middle school and high school students in Southern California. Participants are tasked with creating a video that is 60 seconds or less without dialogue, featuring their inspiring impressions of Southern California’s ocean. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity and how effectively the message conveys the inspirational nature of the ocean. One grand prize trophy will be awarded to the winning entry (group or individual) and gift certificates to the aquariums gift shop will be given to individual winners.
They will be awarded at the Aquarium on World Ocean Day Saturday, June 8.
Visit the website at www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org to download a complete list of video contest rules and an entry form.
June 22
Free Used Tire Recycling Collection
Venue: Harbor District Yard
Location: 1400 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro
Long Beach AIDS Ride
Registration for the Long Beach AIDS Ride now is open.
Riders can choose between a 40- or 75-mile route that winds down the coast.
Details: http://longbeachaidsride.org
Location: 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates

LB Loves Boston T-shirts
Living Long Beach is selling LB Loves Boston tees, and ALL proceeds from the sales go directly to One Fund Boston.  You can get your t-shirt here: http://www.livinglongbeach.bigcartel.com


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