Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update

March 8, 2012

March 8 DLBA Board of Directors Special Meeting
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) Board of Directors meets for a special meeting at 8 a.m. at the Long Beach Hilton Executive Meeting Center, 701 W. Ocean Blvd., to review and vote on the final proposed Downtown Property Based Improvement District management plan. The DLBA Executive Committee meeting follows at 9 a.m. For more information, visit http://downtownlongbeach.org.

March 8 (Today) Los Cerritos Wetlands Conceptual Restoration Plan Meeting
The City of Long Beach, Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority, Aquarium of the Pacific and a team of local wetland experts host a community meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Way, to learn more about the progress and design of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Conceptual Restoration Plan. For more information, visit http://www.lcwetlands.org.

March 13 Environmental Committee Meeting
The Long Beach City Council Environmental Committee meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: an update on the implementation of the city’s plastic bag ban; operations of the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility; urban agriculture; air quality impacts of airplanes, including general aviation; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.

March 13 City Council Meeting
The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: executing necessary documents between the city and Navy Yacht Club – Long Beach for the continued use of city-owned land and improvements at 223 Marina Dr.; the revised 1996 citywide policy on sponsorships for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine; an amendment to the contract between the city and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Administration; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.



Campaign 2012 Events:

March 10: Long Beach Republican Women Federated meeting with speakers Michael Brausen, owner of the Forbidden City Restaurant, and Martha Gibson, State Assembly 70th District candidate, 9:30 a.m., Lakewood Country Club. RSVP at 562/439-9390 or by e-mailing dkla1@verizon.net.

March 15: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a fundraiser for 4th District council candidate John Watkins, 5:30-7 p.m., Hotel Maya. RSVP at 562/432-7830 or by e-mailing scardenas@lbchamber.com.

March 21: The Arts Council for Long Beach hosts a free candidate forum for the Long Beach Unified School District Board and the Long Beach City Council, 6-8:30 p.m., Museum of Latin American Art. Visit http://www.artslb.org.



Business Meetings And Other Events:

March 10: Councilmember Rae Gabelich hosts “Coffee and Conversation,” 10 a.m. to noon, Avila’s El Ranchito, 5345 Long Beach Blvd. Call 562/570-6685 or visit http://www.longbeach.gov/district8.

March 10: Help reduce ocean pollution and earn a free admission ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific during the Aquarium’s 10th annual street cleanup, 10 a.m. to noon, Cesar E. Chavez Park. Call 562/590-3100 or visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events.

March 12: Councilmember Gerrie Schipske hosts “Open Up Long Beach” for the public to learn how to track the activities of the city council, 6:30-8:30 p.m., El Dorado Community Center. Visit http://www.longbeach.gov/district5.

March 13: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free Federal Technology Center seminar regarding general services administration schedules, 9 a.m. to noon, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce conference room. Register by visiting http://www.lbchamber.com/events.

March 13: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts “Good Afternoon Long Beach Business Networking Lunch” with speaker Amy Bodek, Long Beach Development Services director, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Forbidden City Restaurant. Register at http://www.lbchamber.com/events or by e-mailing kdesimas@lbchamber.com.

March 15: Councilmember Gary DeLong hosts the 3rd District Neighborhood Association meeting with guest speaker Mayor Bob Foster, noon, Long Beach Yacht Club. RSVP at 562/570-8756 or by e-mailing julie.maleki@longbeach.gov.

March 15: The California Foreclosure Institute hosts a free workshop for beginner investors and realtors on how to find and buy foreclosure properties, 6-8 p.m., Long Beach Petroleum Club. Register at 888/285-0101 or by visiting http://www.foreclosureworkshop.net.

March 28: The Center for International Trade and Transportation and METRANS host the free 2012 Point/Counterpoint forum, “The Future of Southern California Goods Movement: Will We Survive or Thrive in 2025,” 6-9 p.m., Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Visit http://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/citt.



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