Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update

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

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

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

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

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 The event will also be webcast live at

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

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

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

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

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