NWSPNC Virtual Meetings
6:00PM on Mon., November 9, 2020

Northwest, Central & Coastal San Pedro NC Joint Planning and Land Use Committee Meeting
6:00pm on Wed., November 11, 2020
(Note: Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting)
Toy Drive
Winter Coat & Shoe Drive
Veterans Day 2020
Save the Date!
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 7:30 pm Pacific Time, Battleship IOWA Museum and Veterans National Entertainment Workshop will observe Veterans Day with Veterans Day West 2020 – a special, FREE online concert with the theme of “United We Stand - Stronger Together!” 

The concert will feature U.S. military veteran performers from around the country singing popular songs of unity, togetherness, and friendship. The concert will also feature a special performance by world-famous opera singer, Renée Fleming, and salutes to our veterans from several celebrities including Rich Little, Tanya Acker and more. Comedian BJ Lange, U.S. Air Force retired, will host the program.
Battleship IOWA and Veterans National Entertainment Workshop honor all veterans - living and deceased - who have served our country for their service and sacrifice. In these difficult pandemic times with social and economic hardship, we hold to the values of service and support, the power of unity, and the legacy of “working together” that have made this country strong. What better way to come together than joining in rousing, inspiring music performed by our veterans? Songs will include popular rock, folk, and pop covers by the Beatles, Andrew Gold, Matisyahu, and more.
Before the concert, there will be a drive-through care package event from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm sponsored by Phillips 66. The care packages will include practical items as well as “thank you” gifts to support local veterans in need during this pandemic. The care packages will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHEN: Airing free online, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm Pacific Time. The concert will remain online for viewing after the premiere date.
WHERE: Battleship USS IOWA website and Facebook page and Veterans National Entertainment Workshop website and Facebook page.

Bridge Update
Mark Bixby Bike-Walk Path Still Being Built
In the future, the Mark Bixby Memorial Bicycle Pedestrian Path will be a great addition to Long Beach’s network of bicycle routes. Although the new bridge opened to vehicle traffic on Oct. 2, the Bixby Path is still under construction. While certain portions of the path may appear complete like the main span segment, they are not. And other portions of the path are still in early phases of construction, as shown in the photo above.

Community Art Event
Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) is pleased to present Studio Soup, a quarterly series of candid conversations about art and process.  Artist Peggy Reavey hosts a closer look at the unique ways artists move from original impulse to finished piece – how their work comes to be. The conversation includes abstract painters Maggie Lowe Tennesen, Marie Thibeault and sculptor Ann Weber. The virtual conversation takes place on Tuesday, December 1st from 6:30pm - 8pm. Registration for this free event is available at angelsgateart.org or directly at eventbrite.com.

LA County Updates
On Monday, November 9 the Department of Public Health and the Office of Education will hold a virtual town hall event to discuss the school waivers, reopening process and the steps taken to protect children as they return back to school.
Parents are invited to participate by submitting their questions to Public Health and the Office of Education experts during a live Q&A. 

For more information click here
Design a Bookmark for the Library!
Children from Kindergarten through the 12th Grade are invited to celebrate books, reading, and art by participating in our annual Bookmark Contest! Participants will compete in the following categories for a chance to see their bookmark designs featured at their local library and across LA County:
  • Kindergarten – Grade 2
  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Grades 6 – 8
  • Grades 9 – 12
The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2020. To view the complete rules and regulations visit the LA County Library website
The Flu and COVID-19
Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 can both result in serious illness, including illness resulting in hospitalization or death. Call your doctor or get tested if you think you are sick with COVID-19 or flu.

In the video below, Dr. Erika Flores Uribe from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services discusses the differences between the Flu and COVID-19.

Access our Flu Prevention Toolkit for the Community for additional resources.
This is a difficult and uncertain period for all of us, when many are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. If you are feeling this way, please know that you are not alone. If you need someone to talk to, please call the LA County Department of Mental Health hotline at (800) 854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741. Please also view the CDC’s guidance for coping with stress and anxiety during a pandemic.
LA Housing Element Webinars

LA City Planning is hosting 3 webinars to gather feedback on the next phase of The Plan to House LA. These concepts will guide how LA’s housing decisions are made for the next eight years. Webinars will also be broadcast on Facebook on the Los Angeles City Planning Facebook page. 
  • November 10th 12pm - 1:30pm click here to register
  • November 18th 5pm - 6:30pm click here to register
Student Engineer Internships Available
DWP is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2021 Student Engineer Program. The program provides college-level engineering students with practical on-the-job-training and experience. Students are paired with LADWP engineers and work in technical teams throughout the organization.
The deadline to apply is December 19, 2020.
More News from LADWP
$500 available to eligible customers. Find out if you qualify now.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, our top concern remains making sure you have the essential services you need to get through this crisis. If you’re facing a financial hardship and need help paying your bill, we can help. We offer extended payment plans and discount programs.
In addition, under the recently introduced LADWP CARES Utility Grant Program, low-income customers experiencing income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for a one-time $500 grant to help pay their utility bills. Applications are being accepted through November 15, 2020. 

Funding is limited so hurry to ladwp.com/UtilityCARES find out if you or a loved one qualify!
Calling Local Non-Profits: Emissions Reduction Project Funding Now Available
As we transition to a clean energy future, environmental justice is a priority. We’re offering $10 million in grants to nonprofits for emission reduction projects in L.A.’s Valley and Harbor communities, which are disproportionately burdened by pollution sources such as refineries and truck traffic. Deadline to apply is December 9, 2020.
LA Made Fall Programs

LA Made is a cultural series featuring free music, dance, theater, and conversations with local entertainers at libraries throughout the city. On Thursday November 12 at 4PM, join Ilona Glinarsky, a 25-year veteran dancer, educator, and life coach in exploring the true history, culture, and philosophy behind Argentine Tango, often called The Dance of Life and Love. You will also get a taste of the "building blocks" upon which this dance is structured. Be prepared to learn, move, and have some fun. No partner or dance experience needed!

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