RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 12, 2014


Nov. 13
Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Shark Tank
The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce brings back the Munch & Learn Series with the topic: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Shark Tank, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
David Chodosh:  An industrial designer, inventor, and entrepreneur, David has learned how to focus his unique creativity on user interaction, whether designing novelty toys, educational games, or other digital media. After realizing his “calling” as a product guy, David attended Art Center College of Design, and became a toy designer first at Hallmark, then Mattel Toys. After being “downsized” a few times, and hearing the entrepreneurial clarion call, he decided to turn his own a dream into an invention, and “The Fizz Cup” was born. This ice cream float cup soon found its way onto TV’s Shark Tank, and is now distributed internationally. In addition to owning and operating The Fizz biz, David is co-founder of MyBeanJar, the first end-to-end mobile rewards platform for smartphones.
Members pay $10. Yet-to-be Members pay $15.
Details: (310) 832 7272
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Nov. 15
Long Beach AIDS Ride
Participate in the 8-mile 2014 Long Beach AIDS Family Fun Ride, starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 15.
The Long Beach AIDS Ride is a fundraising event produced by, and benefitting The Center and The Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education program at St. Mary Medical Center. The event is designed to support local Long Beach efforts in the areas of education, prevention and treatment of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and related illnesses. The event is also a platform to increase positive, life-affirming experiences for people affected and infected by HIV and to encourage activism in the Greater Long Beach community.
Details: www.longbeachaidsride.org
Nov. 15
4th Annual HUD-VASH Landlord/Owner Orientation
Attend the 4th Annual Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supporting Housing Landlord/Owner orientation, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Miller Family Health Education Center in Long Beach.
The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program is a collaboration between the Long Beach Housing Authority and the VA Long Beach Healthcare System that provides case management and supportive services paired with the Housing Choice Voucher Program to eligible homeless Veterans.
Venue: Miller Family Health Education Center
Location: 3820 Cherry Ave., Long Beach

Nov. 17
Coastal SPNC Board, Stakeholder Meeting
The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council board and stakeholder meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Cabrillo Marina Community Center.
Venue: Cabrillo Marina Community Building
Location: Berth 28, San Pedro
Nov. 18
Long Beach City Council Meeting
The Long Beach City Council will consider a recommendation to request that the city manager and city attorney draft an ordinance that would force dog owner to spay and neuter their pets unless they possess a medical exclusion or breeding permit, at its 5 p.m. Nov. 18 meeting, at City Hall.
The city council will include a recommendation to make it unlawful to sell dogs, cats or rabbits in any pet shop, retail business or other commercial establishment unless they were obtained from the city animal shelter, humane society or nonprofit rescue organization, or bred on the premises possessing a breeding permit.
The council also will consider amending an ordinance relating to the Long Beach Campaign Act.
Details: http://tinyurl.com/LBCC111814
Venue: Long Beach City Hall
Location: 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Nov. 18
#Rock Your Holidays Free Workshop
Rock you holidays with a free social and email workshop, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18, at the Grand Annex in San Pedro.
The last two months of the year and the first month of year represent 60 percent of some businesses and nonprofits. Learn how to leverage social media and engage new customers.
Details: (310) 791-6300; http://bit.ly/rocksp
Venue: Grand Annex
Location: 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Nov. 19
Board of Harbor Commissioners
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to meet, at 6 p.m. Nov. 19, at Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices in Long Beach.
Details: http://tinyurl.com/polbHC1119
Venue: Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices
Location: 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach
Winter YouthBuild
Youth Build is now accepting applications for its winter Pathways to Success for youth 16 through 24 years old.
Earn your high school diploma, receive pre-apprenticeship construction training, enter a union apprenticeship and receive educational and work experience.
Informational sessions are from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
Details: (310) 547-0833; www.winterwomen.org
Venue: YWCA Harbor and South Bay
Location: 437 W. 9th St., San Pedro

HCBF Health Care Program
Harbor Community Benefit Foundation is accepting applications for its health care program.
The foundation is looking for innovative project proposals designed mitigate health impacts attributed to the Port of Los Angeles or port-related operations in the adjacent communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. Proposals must benefit the residents of these communities and address diagnosis and treatment, medical supplies, and/or health education, outreach and access.
Applications are due Dec. 5.
Click here for details.
The Pacific Avenue Arts Colony 
Pac Arts, a new development in San Pedro, will soon begin accepting applications for affordable housing and will be open for occupancy in early 2015.
Pac Arts is a mixed-use development that will provide 49 affordable apartments for artists, including six ground floor live-work spaces. The Department of Cultural Affairs has worked with Meta-Housing to create a true artist colony in San Pedro. Rents start at just $474.
This program is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program.
Details: (310) 802-2622; www.affordableartisthousing.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade, Celebration
Applications are being accepted for sponsorship, parade participants, vendors, performers and volunteers for the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration, starting at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17, near Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Anaheim Street in Long Beach.
Community groups and organizations are encouraged to participate. Parade application fee is $85.00 and vendor fees range from $150 to $350.
Details: (562) 570-6816
Venue: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Location: 1950 Lemon Ave., Long Beach


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