RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 24, 2014


Sept. 27
National Public Lands Day
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy invites you to National Public Lands Day, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 27, at White Point Nature Preserve.
Help plant and water native plants, repair garden trails and signage and clean native plants seeds.
Details: (310) 541-7613; www.pvplc.org
Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
Location:  1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro
Sept. 27
The Healing Exchange
The Healing Exchange is a benefit to raise funds for children with cancer, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at Little Rec Park, in Long Beach
Venue: Little Rec Park
Location: 4900 E.7th St., Long BeachOct. 2
2nd Annual Fall and Safety Summit
Balance and gait, bone density, blood pressure, and vision screenings will be provided for free at the 2ndAnnual Safety Summit, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 2, at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach.
The free workshop includes presentations by safety experts who specialize in accident prevention both outside and inside the house. There will be an exhibit hall with representatives from healthcare and service agencies and information pertaining to safety and the prevention of falling down.
Details: (888) 478-6279
Venue: Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center
Location: 1050 Linden Ave., Long Beach
Oct. 11
Free Overview of November 2014 Ballot
The League of Women Voters is presents free overview of propositions on November 2014 ballot, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11, at the San Pedro Library.
Clarify your understanding of the propositions on the November 2014 ballot.
Details:  (310) 548-7779
Venue: San Pedro Library
Location: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro
Oct. 15
Residents have an opportunity to participate in the Southeast Development and Improvement Plan during a community meeting, at 7 p.m. Oct. 15, at Ecco’s Pizza in Long Beach.
The Southeast Development and Improvement Plan, known as SEADIP, is a 3-year project to ensure resource preservation in 1,500 acres of southeast Long Beach. It also establishes a framework for community change, including identifying places for future development and transportation expansion choices.
Details: (562) 570-6918; district4@longbeach.gov
Venue: Ecco’s Pizza
Location: 2123 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach

Oct. 15
Global Trends, Local Impacts, Big Decisions
Attend the annual Center for International Trade and Transportation State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall meeting, starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 15, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
Participants will discuss changing trend impacts on the economy, environment and future of the region.
Details: www.ccpe.csulb.edu
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Location: 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach
Oct. 17
I-110/C Street Interchange Closed For Construction Weekdays 
C Street on- and off-ramps on Interstate-110/Harbor Freeway in Wilmington will be closed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning through Oct. 17.
The closure is due to a major Port of Los Angeles interchange and roadway project to perform utility work necessary to improve C Street on- and off-ramps and nearby surface streets in Wilmington.
The following alternate routes are suggested during the closures:

Northbound C Street Off-Ramp Alternate Route(see route in purple)–       Exit at Anaheim Street off-ramp

–       Right on Figueroa Street

Northbound C Street On-Ramp Alternate Route(see route in blue)–       Head north along Figueroa Street past Anaheim Street

–       Left onto I-110 Northbound on-ramp at I Street

Southbound C Street Off-Ramp Alternate Route(see route in orange)–       Exit at Anaheim Street

–       Left on Figueroa Place

–       Left on Anaheim Street

–       Right on Figueroa Street

Southbound C Street On-Ramp Alternate Route(see route in green)–       Continue north on Figueroa Street

–       Left on Anaheim Street

–       Left on Figueroa Place

–       Left onto I-110 Southbound on-ramp

Please follow posted traffic signs accordingly. Similar closures are anticipated to occur through 2016. For future updates, visit www.portoflosangeles.org or call (310) 732-3617.
The Port of Los Angeles, in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is constructing I-110/C Street Interchange improvements to combine two closely spaced intersections into one, and construct a new off-ramp from Northbound I-110 onto Harry Bridges Boulevard. In addition, the local streets of Figueroa Avenue, Harry Bridges Boulevard, and John S. Gibson Boulevard will be realigned and reconstructed to improve local traffic circulation. Construction is funded by the Port of Los Angeles, the Surface Transportation Program – Local (STPL) fund, the State of California Trade Corridor Improvement Fund, and Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Prop C Funds.
Two Board Positions on the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council has two board seats available
1)  Youth Seat:  Seeking a motivated youth to be a member of the Board.  More information here. 
2)  Board Seat Available – Business Category – Details.
Oct. 26
SPHS Class Reunion
The San Pedro High Class of Summer 1954 will have a 60-year reunion from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26.
RSVP before Oct. 4.
Details:  (310)833-0688sandymcrad@cox.net
Oct. 25
Carson Hosts Women’s Symposium
Carson Women’s Issues Commission will be hosting an educational program to promote the understanding and awareness of women’s issues and social services for women and their families on Oct. 25, at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center.
The symposium, “Women in the 21st  Century,”, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1p.m. Admission is free and open to all. Topics include financial management for women, caring for aging parents, fitness and health tips and career achievement for local trail-blazers.
The Women’s Issues Commission assists the city in addressing women’s issues such as domestic violence, equality in employment areas, teen-dating and unwed motherhood. It would also provide Carson women with information and referrals to service agencies and organizations dealing with women’s issues. The commission meets every fourth Monday of the month, at 6 p.m. in Carson City Hall.
Details: (310) 952-1729.
Venue: Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center
Location: 801 E. Carson St., Carson.
Nov. 15
Long Beach AIDS Ride
Registration is now open for the Long Beach AIDS Ride. The fundraising event benefits the Center and The Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education atSt. Mary Medical Center,supports local Long Beach efforts in the areas of education, prevention and treatment of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and related illnesses.

Dec. 7
Volunteer for the 34th Annual Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade
The streets of downtown San Pedro will be filled  with little leagues, girls scouts, boy scouts, bands, high school sports teams, local businesses, members, and many more – each coming together to showcase the best that our community has to offer in our annual holiday parade Dec. 7. Volunteers are needed, from 1 to 3 p.m., for the Logistics and Registration Teams:
Logistics Team

  • Staging – help with set up and placement of units
  • Street Marshals – help with the flow of parade, report problems
  • De-Staging – help with disbanding of parade at the end of the parade route
  • Registration Team
  • Help to check-in and direct parade participants and VIP’s to assigned line-up location

Sign up today with your friends, family or coworkers to be a part of this wonderful holiday tradition.
Details: (310) 832-727; events@sanpedrochamber.com
Building Permit Streamlined For Residential Solar Photovoltaic Systems
On Sept. 18, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced new initiatives at the Department of Building and Safety that will reduce costs for Los Angeles residents installing solar photovoltaic systems at their homes, including making permits available online and having Building and Safety inspectors verify requirements on behalf of the Fire Department.
Over the past year, there has been a strong demand for residential solar systems, with an average of about 400 applications each month, or 20 per business day. To effectively and efficiently handle the demand, the department collaborated with leading solar installers to design an easy-to-use online system. Contractors can now visit www.ladbs.org to obtain instant online permits for standard solar systems up to 10kW for single-family homes and duplexes, which make up the vast majority of installations.
The Department of Building and Safety has also enhanced staff training on solar photovoltaic system inspections and Fire Department requirements, eliminating an additional review.


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