Weekend Closures for Desmond Bridge Routes April 21-24

Weekend Closures for Desmond Bridge Routes April 21-24

Construction to require temporary closures affecting Ocean Blvd.

April 18, 2017  

Several traffic routes at the eastern end of the Gerald Desmond Bridge will close Friday night to Monday morning, April 21-24, requiring motorists going to and from downtown Long Beach via the bridge to find alternate routes. The 59-hour weekend closure — 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, to 6 a.m. Monday, April 24 — will affect Ocean Boulevard and the long-term detours that drivers use between the bridge and downtown Long Beach, as well as Pico Avenue. Closures include: • Eastbound Ocean off-ramp to Pico • Westbound Ocean at Golden Shore • Northbound and southbound Pico at Ocean Motorists are advised to avoid the area this weekend, and utilize Anaheim Street or other alternate routes when traveling between downtown Long Beach and San Pedro. Northbound and southbound Harbor Scenic Drive will serve as a detour for the Pico closure, while the 710 Freeway north to Anaheim Street may be used instead of the eastbound Ocean Boulevard off-ramp. Those traveling westbound on Ocean can take northbound Golden Shore to the 9th Street/Anaheim Street off-ramp and take the “Port of Long Beach” lane to southbound Pico to the westbound Ocean on-ramp, or continue in the 9th Street/Anaheim Street lanes to westbound Anaheim Street. The closures are needed to make way for the demolition of the Ocean Boulevard overpass at Pico Avenue. To stay on top of these and other closures, visit www.newgdbridge.com to sign up for weekly email updates. Get up-to-the-minute information via the “LB Bridge” app available for Apple, Android and Windows mobile devices. Media Contact: Lee Peterson, Port of Long Beach Media Relations Lead, (562) 283-7715, (562) 519-2177 (cell), or lee.peterson@polb.com. For a downloadable version of the map, click here.

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ILWU Walk the Coast and Sponsors Present $84,054 Check to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

On March 21, 2017, ILWU Walk the Coast and its major sponsors presented a large $84,054 check to Liz Scott, founder and leader of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer.

Liz Scott explained how the money raised helps save children’s lives by supporting cancer research trials that have helped keep children alive who are suffering from childhood cancers.  Additionally, the money supports the transportation expenses for ailing children needing help with transportation expenses to receive critical treatments.

All in all, this was a proud day for the ILWU locals, the Southern California Pensioners, and all of our Sponsors.

Stay tuned for this summer’s events.

March 3 2017 Check Presentation to ALSF

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FYI on Members Only Log-In for Local 63 Website

Just an FYI.

At this time, there is no “Member’s Only” content on the Local 63 Website, so therefore, no need to attempt log-in on the website.  In the future, if this changes, Local 63 will notify the membership.

On the other hand, the Local 63 smart phone app is restricted to Local 63 members and retirees only and Local 63, from time to time, may send time sensitive messages (“push notifications”) to the membership using that tool.

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