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From the Office of the City Manager
News Release

The Second+PCH development project Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now available for public review. The Recirculated Draft EIR circulation period ends on Monday, April 25, 2011.

The proposed project is a mixed-use development with retail, residential, hotel, restaurant, and entertainment uses. Specifically, the development would include up to 191,475 square feet of retail uses, 325 residential units, a 100-room hotel with 3,510 square feet of meeting space and 4,368 square feet of restaurant space, 21,092 square feet of non-hotel restaurant space, a 99-seat theater, a 4,175-square-foot marine/science learning center, and associated landscaping and open space. Buildings would generally range from two to six stories in height, with one residential tower reaching a maximum of 12 stories (approximately 150 feet). Additionally, the project would develop Marina View Lane, a new roadway that would bisect the southern portion of the project site. On-site parking would be provided via structured parking including one subterranean parking level roughly covering the boundaries of the project site, as well as one at-grade level and one above-grade level, both of which would be limited to the southern end of the project site, for a total of 1,440 on-site parking spaces.

Below is valuable information provided by
Councilmember O’Donnell’s Office.

E-waste Toxic and Trash Round-up Sat., March 26

Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011
By Harry Saltzgaver

Another round of public updates has begun as the closure of the I-405/Seventh Street connector inches closer, meaning traffic delays in and around the I-405/I-605/SR22 intersection.

The $159 million project is under the auspices of the Orange County Transportation Authority and is being overseen by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). It is the companion to a $118 million project at the eastern intersection of the 22 and the 405 that has been under construction for nearly a year.

OCTA spokesman Joel Zlotnik said Tuesday that Caltrans engineers and the contractor, Atkinson Construction, still are working out demolition plans and construction schedules, so closure of the Seventh Street Bridge has been postponed until the end of March or the middle of April.

“Once the demolition begins, the contractor has 12 months to get the bridge open,” Zlotnik said. “There are incentives for him to get the job done ahead of schedule, so he naturally wants everything to be in place before starting.”

KRIKORIAN: U.S. women's water polo able to raise $14,000
By Doug Krikorian Columnist

Link: http://www.presstelegram.com/sports/ci_17446226

A hangout across the decades for cops, fire fighters, doctors, lawyers, plumbers, iron workers, truck drivers, longshoremen, barbers, accountants, building contractors, government bureaucrats, etc., that historic tavern on Anaheim Street, Joe Jost's, on Saturday morphed into a water polo mecca.

Indeed, the back pool room was turned into a memorabilia shrine for the sport, as various items were auctioned off in what turned out to be a stirringly successful fundraiser for the U.S. women's water polo team that trains at the Joint Forces Military Base in Los Alamitos.

A lot of people like local Re/Max mogul Barry Binder - he wrote out a check for $500 - made generous donations. Four large posters featuring that racy ESPN Magazine water polo team photo also fetched immense sums, with one going for $550.

A percentage of Joe Jost's profit as well as proceeds from the sale of all sorts of things - thousands of raffle tickets, dozens of T-shirts and a lot of Super Mex tacos - resulted in the final take from the affair exceeding $14,000.

The old place was filled to capacity as players from Adam Krikorian's No.1 ranked team posed for pictures, signed autographs, gabbed with the clientele and gave pointers to a lot of wide-eyed young water polo-playing girls brought to the function by their parents.

by Ryan ZumMallen

A series of educational workshops about the Anaheim Street corridor of Long Beach will start tomorrow with guest speakers and the presentation of an in-depth survey of the local business community.

The Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Community Engagement are teaming up to host the series of speakers and discussions on the state of businesses along Anaheim Street. The first will be held on Thursday from 11:30am-1:00pm at Taco Loco at 1465 Magnolia Avenue.

Guest speakers include Seyed Jalali of the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency and Margaret Madden of the Neighborhood Resource Center. Also in attendance will be Commander Josef Levy of the Long Beach Police Department to discuss local crime statistics, Cathy Alvarez-Ortiz of the Internal Revenue Service to discuss tools to succeed and Jay Torres of United Healthcare to discuss employee health benefits.

The following two events in the series will be held Thursday, February 17 and Thursday, February 24 at the same time and place.

The RHCC and CSULB recently completed a comprehensive survey of Anaheim Street corridor businesses to determine current issues and needs, developing the speaker series program based on their findings. The goal is to increase collaboration between government entities and the local business community.

Call (562) 212-2889 to RSVP, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Link: http://www.lbpost.com/news/ryan/11056