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The Silent Grand Prix Returns

4th Annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix 



Come watch middle school and high school student teams from around Long Beach race the solar powered model vehicles they designed and constructed after being provided a small solar panel and electric motor.

Learn more about the event, watch videos and access educational resources here

Saturday, April 20, 2013
9am - 3pm
El Dorado Park, Soccer Field 1 (Willow at Studebaker)

Those interested in volunteering should contact Rachel Powers at 562-570-6932

The Solar Grand Prix is made possible by the support of generous community sponsors: American Honda Motor Co., The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Sares-Regis Group, The Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Ameco Solar, AES Alamitos, P2S Engineering, Recyclebank, Keesal, Young and Logan, Segue to Solar, Dr. Mike Walter, Long Beach Police Officers Association, Long Beach Firefighters Association, Long Beach Lifeguards Association, Partners of Parks, Long Beach Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Long Beach City College



The Affordable Care Act: How Will It Impact Long Beach?


Join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, State of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 9 Director Herb K. Schultz for this special community forum examining the new health care law.


 Monday, April 15, 2013

Houssels Forum at Long Beach Memorial

2801 Atlantic Avenue




Sponsored by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, Long Beach Memorial, CSULB Department of Health Care Administration and the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce


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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Workshop
Join the Planning and Conservation League Foundation for a workshop presenting the Community Guide to CEQA.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
9am - 3:30pm
Mary Wilson Public Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
CEQA is a vital tool for citizens because it ensures that community members have the information they need to weigh in on land use proposals that would impact their community and their environment.  


This workshop provides a great opportunity for community activists to get some important training at an affordable price about one of California's most critical environmental protection laws and its practical use.  What makes CEQA so valuable is that it requires disclosure of project impacts prior to approval, and it specifies that alternatives that are less damaging be analyzed and considered by decision makers.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Lambe, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust at
April is National Library Month
Celebrate National Library Month by attending these events at your 5th District libraries:

Tuesday, April 9th, 5pm - 6:45pm, Bach Library: Yarn and Craft Circle.

Friday, April 12th, 12pm, All Libraries: "Stop, Drop Everything and Read."

Saturday, April 13th, 10:30am, El Dorado Library: Author Talk - Claudine Burnett talks about her new book "Prohibition Madness: Life AND Death in and around Long Beach, California, 1920-1933."

Saturday, April 13th, 2:00pm, El Dorado Library: LA Opera Talk. Discussion of Puccini's opera "Tosca" through music and other media.

Friday, April 19th, 10:15am, El Dorado Library: "Share Our Blessings." Preschool Storytime with the traditional folktale, Stone Soup. Ages 3-5.

Saturday, April 20th, 10am-2pm, El Dorado Library: "Feed The Hungry." Computer game in the Family Learning Center.

Tuesday, April 30th, 5pm - 6:45pm, El Dorado Library: Yarn and Craft Circle.

Home Front Theater
The monthly movie series moves to a new location in April!


Rummage Sale and E-Waste Drive
Boy Scout High Adventure Troop 212 is having their "Annual Huge Parking Lot Rummage Sale and FREE Electronic Waste Business/ Residential  Drop-off" for the community on Saturday, April 20th, 8am - 2pm at Grace First Presbyterian Church at 3955 Studebaker Road, East Long Beach 90808.

Stop by and visit the Rummage Sale treasures and deals galore!

Drop-off E-Waste: TV's & Computer Monitors,Ink cartridges, all electrical business equipment and loose electrical cords, etc..  NO Batteries or light bulbs.  Have Rummage?? - Rummage is welcome to be dropped off 12-6pm Friday, April 19th. 

This is Troop 212's primary source of funding for scout programs and equipment expenses. Questions or unable to participate but would like to make a monetary contribution to "BSA Troop 212 - Future of Scouting" contact Scout Parent Shelly Hamagishi at 562-799-4009. 



El Dorado Audubon Society and Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority  present Bird/Nature Walks and Tours
Los Cerritos Wetlands is an Audubon California "Important Bird Area." El Dorado Audubon conducts nature/bird walks to educate the community on avian species, plants, insects, animal tracks and the importance of wetlands as a precious natural resource. El Dorado Audubon is a California chapter of the National Audubon Society. For more information, please write

Upcoming walks at Los Cerritos Wetlands Phase II (Hellman Property) -- 2nd Saturday of the month, 8am: April 13, May 11, June 8 and July 13
Meet and park on PCH at First Street in Seal Beach

Upcoming walks in Gum Grove Park -- 3rd Saturday of most months: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20. Meet in parking lot of Gum Grove Park, Avalon entrance near Catalina.