Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project Work
The lane westbound on Ocean Boulevard will closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nov. 20 through 24. There will be an alternating lane closure of the westbound Ocean Boulevard off-ramp to State Route 47.
Thanksgiving Turkeys, Pies
The Long Beach Ministers Alliance will partner with Long Beach Basket Brigade to provide Turkeys, Thanksgiving baskets and Pies to the community.
Time: 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 21
Details: (562) 597-7481; email@example.com
Venue: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1910 Lemon Ave., Long Beach
Performance Plus Food Drive, Hot Rod Happening
Help families in need by bringing non-perishable food items for a food drive and hot rod.
The event is open to all modified cars.
Time: 8 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22
Details: (562) 988-0211
Venue: Performance Plus Tire and Auto Superstore, 3910 Cherry Ave., Long Beach
Serving With a Thankful Heart
District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews is pleased to announce his 8th Annual “Serving With A Thankful Heart” Thanksgiving Banquet. Reservations are required.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23
Details: (562) 570-6816
Venue: Ernest S. McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave., Long Beach
Minimum Wage Study Released
Long Beach recently released the Minimum Wage Study from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. on the potential benefits and impacts of implementing a citywide minimum wage. As part of the continuing community review process, the community is encouraged to provide public comment at the Economic Development Commission.
The Minimum Wage Study is expected to return to the City Council in mid to late January 2016.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24
Venue: Long Beach City Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
Nightly Road Closures Postponed
The temporary nightly road closures necessary in the vicinity of Pico Avenue and Ocean Boulevard to facilitate installation of falsework over Pico Avenue and the on-ramp to westbound Ocean have been postponed.
The Pico on-ramp to westbound Ocean will now be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nov. 30 through Dec. 3.
The Pico underpass at Ocean and the westbound Ocean off-ramp to Pico will now be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Dec. 4 through 9.
These closures will affect Port traffic headed to Terminal Island (Piers S-T) and San Pedro, and Port traffic that uses Pico Avenue to travel between Piers A-D and Piers E-J. For more information and detour routes refer to the “GDB Replacement Project Work” section below.
New Civic Center Hispanic Town Hall
District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews will host a Hispanic Town Hall meeting, at 6 p.m. Dec. 3, at MacArthur Park’ Gamboa Theater in Long Beach.
The Town Hall meeting will focus on the new Civic Center that City Council approved in 2014. The public portions of the Long Beach Civic Center Project include a new seismically safe Long Beach City Hall, Port of Long Beach Headquarters and Main Library, along with a redesigned park. The private portions of the project include transit-oriented mixed-used developments, high-rise condominiums and retail.
Time: 6 p.m. Dec. 3
Details: (562) 570-6816
Venue: Gamboa Theater, 1321 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
West Side Story Audition
Musical Theatre West will have open auditions for equity and non-equity roles, Dec. 6 through 8, for its upcoming production of West Side Story.
Performers will be asked to audition with a song in the style of the show or a piece from West Side Story. An accompanist will be provided (each performer should bring their own sheet music in their own key).
Time: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 through 8
Venue: Musical Theatre West, 4350 E. 7th St., Long Beach
Coastal SPNC Communications Meeting
The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Communications Committee meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the San Pedro High School Olguin Auditorium.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9
Venue: San Pedro High School Olguin Campus Auditorium, 3210 S. Alma St., San Pedro
Construction Job Fair
This is a free event for residents seeking work in the construction sector, hosted by Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners. This is the first major event hiring event for the new Civic Center
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 9
Details: (562) 239-2220
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
The Peter Zippi Fund for Animals is once again sponsoring a cat-only mobile spay/neuter clinics for Harbor Area residents in the 90731 and 90744 zip codes.
The service includes vet exam, surgery, and pain injection and rabies.
Time: Dec. 11
Details: (310)379-1264; www.lucypetfoundation.org
Venue: Los Angeles Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington