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Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance
Jerome E. Horton, Chairman of the CA State Board of Equalization (BOE) announces free income tax preparation assistance for qualified filers through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. "For every 1,000 returns completed, up to 5.7 million dollars can be recaptured from the federal government, helping stimulate local economies and aiding in improving the quality of life for low-income working individuals and families," said Horton.
Attached please find the BOE VITA Program Pamphlet that will provide more details about the upcoming VITA events, including eligibility requirements, necessary documents, locations, dates, and times. The BOE will also host Free Income Tax Preparation Services at each BOE District Office one day a week from January 25, 2012 to April 13, 2012. For more information please call 323-980-1221 or visit www.boe.ca.gov.
BOE VITA Program Pamphlet
Newcomb Academy E-Waste Drive
Newcomb K-8 Academy is hosting a free "E-Waste Drive" drop-off
Saturday, January 14th
8am - 2pm
3351 Val Verde Avenue (north parking lot), El Dorado Park Estates
Just east of the 605 freeway and between Wardlow Road and Spring Street - enter at Claremore.
TV's, Computer Monitors & Keyboards, loose electrical cords, computer ink cartridges etc. are all welcome. They will unload your e-waste for you, from your car and receipts will be given.
A "Used Book" drop-off will be available too. Used books will be contributed to the PTSA book sale fundraiser in May.
Questions call: 562-243-1330
East Division Community Gatherings with the Long Beach Police Department
Commander Beckman will host quarterly East Division Community Gatherings at the East Division Sub-Station in 2012.
Monday, January 23, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
4800 Los Coyotes Diagonal
Engaged citizens from the entire division, including representatives from neighborhood and business associations will be invited to attend. East Division police personnel will convey contemporary crime and quality of life information, and citizens will be free to share and discuss the broad and mutual interests of the East Division and its neighborhoods as a whole.
Please call 562-570-6300 with any questions or concerns you may have.
5th District Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Task Force
1st Meeting of 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine - large conference room
2760 Studebaker Road
The 5th Council District Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Taskforce works to improve the quality of Long Beach lakes, ponds and wetlands for plants, animals, and humans. Participants provide feedback and make recommendations to Councilwoman Schipske regarding Long Beach's natural bodies of water.
The Neighborhood Resource Center
invites you to learn about the City of Long Beach
Community Watch Program
A Community Action and Problem-Solving Program
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
6pm - 7:30pm
425 Atlantic Avenue
Meet the Long Beach Police Department Division Commanders and your area Police Service Specialists - Community Watch Coordinators
RSVP to the Neighborhood Resource Center at (562) 570-1010
or email email@example.com
View the flier here
State of the 5th District
Join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske in reviewing 2011 and looking ahead to 2012.
Come and tell what you think the City of Long Beach should accomplish in 2012. That's right. Instead of the usual State of the Fifth District, this year I am asking that after we review what the City of Long Beach did in 2011, that you will engage in a public conversation about what the City needs to do in 2012.
The "top 10" issues will be posted on my blog and given to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
El Dorado Community Center
2800 Studebaker Road
6:30 pm - 8:30pm
Shaping Up the 5th
Saturday, January 28, 2012
8am - 10am
Join Councilwoman Schipske to help shape up the fifth district and identify problems that need to be fixed in our neighborhoods.
January's Shaping Up the 5th will take place in El Dorado Park Estates
Meet at Newcomb Academy
3351 Val Verde Avenue
Last Call for the 2012 Solar Grand Prix
The Office of Councilwoman Schipske is still accepting registration forms from teams in grades 9 - 12.
Teams must be made up of 4 students and a teacher or parent must serve as a coach.
The Solar Grand Prix challenges local students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation, and teamwork to design and build high-performance model solar vehicles. The race will be held in El Dorado Park on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
A mandatory orientation will be held on the morning of January 21st.
Learn more and access registration materials here
Please contact Rachel Powers at 562-570-6932 for more information.
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