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Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Where Have Medical Marijuana Collectives Applied to Do Business in Long Beach?

The following is a document given to the Press Telegram today by the City concerning where medical marijuana collectives have applied to do business. Please note that because of the school buffer zone which I strongly pushed for adoption, the 5th Council District has only 3 commercial areas in which a collective can apply. I am also working with my colleagues to re-instate a buffer for parks which was removed by a majority of the council:

10-02380 Response w Business Addresses w CC Districts for Press Alert ONLY

Sunday, September 5, 2010

LB Junior Concert Band To Do Free Concerts on Labor Day

Thanks to LBReport which is allowing me to copy the breaking story....

LB residents can hear the award winning all-volunteer Jr. Concert Band, comprised of talented musicians ages 13-21, in their neighborhood parks listed below.
Executive Board President Jim Mitchell says that after the LB Jr. Concert Band marches on Monday morning (Sept. 6) in the Wilmington Labor Day Parade, they'll make a bus tour with concert stops scheduled in all nine LB Council districts. "We have to do it within five hours; we've rented the bus from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and they'll charge us more if we go beyond that," he notes. 

Here's the Jr. Concert Band's Labor Day Monday blitz concert tour. Note: times approximate (suggest you arrive early). Each concert estimated to be roughly 20-30 mins (may be adjusted to reach all nine stops within time frame). All concerts are free.
  • Houghton Park (starts approx 2.00 p.m.)
  • Scherer Park at 46th Street
  • Cherry Park 1901 E. 45th St.
  • Vets Park 101 E. 28th St. (est. approx 3:30 p.m.)
  • Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave.
  • Bixby Park 130 Cherry Ave.
  • Rec Park, 4900 E. 7th St. (est. approx. 5:00 p.m.)
  • El Dorado Park West (by golf course entrance)
  • Stearns Park
The LB Junior Concert Band -- a local institution with nearly sixty years of history -- is open to young people from 12-21 and has deep roots here. At a recent City Council Budget Oversight Committee hearing, multiple parents and former band members testified to the Band's demonstrated successes in taking children off the street and channeling their energies and talents into a constructive, disciplined endeabor.
The LB Jr. Concert Band drew cheers in the Hollywood Christmas Parade and Belmont Shore's Christmas Parade (as Band Director Marvin Marker marched alongside, Dec. 5, 2009, one day before his sudden death).
Organized by Mr. Marker in 1952, the LB Jr. Concert Band is the "Official Host Youth Band" for the City of Long Beach. The band's website states in pertinent part:

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