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March 26, 2012

March 26 (Today) Harbor Commission Meeting
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 1 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza. The agenda is forthcoming. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.

March 27 No City Council Meeting
There is no Long Beach City Council meeting on March 27. The next regular meeting is April 3. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.

Campaign 2012 Events:

March 26: Candidates forum for the 2nd, 4th and 8th District council seats, the Long Beach Unified School District Board and the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees, 5-7 p.m., Long Beach City College liberal arts campus in room T1200.

March 26: The Downtown Residential Council hosts a candidates forum for the 2nd District council seat and the 47th Congressional District seat, 7-9 p.m., Museum of Latin American Art. Visit http://www.facebook.com/longbeachdrc.

Business Meetings And Other Events:

March 27: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance meeting with a presentation from historian Maureen Neeley, noon, Long Beach Playhouse. RSVP at 562/494-3800 or by e-mailing info@easba.com.

March 28: The Port of Long Beach hosts its annual trade forecast event “Pulse of the Ports: Peak Season Forecast,” 7-10 a.m., Hyatt Regency Long Beach. RSVP at 562/283-7755 or by e-mailing charchenko@polb.com. The event will also be webcast live at http://www.polb.com/webcast.

March 28: North Long Beach Business Alliance meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Houghton Park. Call 562/570-3315.

March 28: Join East Division Commander Michael Beckman for a “Cup of Coffee & Discussion,” 6-7 p.m., Hof’s Hut Restaurant & Bakery, 6257 E. 2nd St. RSVP at 562/570-5882.

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.

March 28: Councilmember Gerrie Schipske hosts the 5th District Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Task Force meeting, 7 p.m., 2760 N. Studebaker Ave. Call 562/570-6932.

March 29: Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and Long Beach Animal Care Services host a free educational event aimed at preventing animal cruelty, 6-8:30 p.m., Skylinks Municipal Golf Course. RSVP at 562/570-5626 or visit http://www.cityprosecutordoughaubert.com.

March 31: Councilmember Gerrie Schipske hosts “Shaping Up the Fifth” to assess the infrastructure of the Lakewood Plaza neighborhood, 8-10 a.m., meet at Emerson Parkside Academy. Call 562/570-6932.

April 1: Councilmember Dee Andrews and Cambodia Town, Inc., host the fourth annual Cambodia Town Cultural Festival, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MacArthur Park. Call 562/570-6816.

April 2: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association supper club meeting, 6:30 p.m., EJ Malloy’s Pub. RSVP at info@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

April 3: Brainshark, a Massachusetts-based company involved in online and mobile video presentations, hosts a free presentation and workshop with Carmen Taran, founder of Rexi Media, regarding revolutionizing visual presentations to better engage audiences, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hyatt the Pike. Register at http://www.brainshark.com/campaigns/presentation-revolution.

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