Good morning and welcome to Monday Morning Coffee! It’s time to find out what this week will bring—grab your coffee and let’s get to it.

City meetings

  • The City Council and the Housing Authority of Long Beach regular meetings are cancelled this week. The City Council meets next on July 16.
  • The Long Beach Continuum of Care will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday (July 9) to discuss, among other items, the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling on homeless encampments, Grants Pass vs. Johnson. The meeting takes place at 2000 San Gabriel Ave., in the Cabrillo Gateway Conference Room.
  • The Long Beach Ethics Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday (July 10) and will hear a number of updates on a revised ethics code, including a presentation from its Ad Hoc Committee on the Lobbyist Ordinance regarding draft recommendations for changes to the City’s current lobbyist ordinance. The commission meets in Civic Chambers, 411 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 

Business events and information

  • Grace First Presbyterian Church is hosting an estate planning session that includes information on advance directives and more. The session is from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. July 21 at the church, 3955 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach. To register email [email protected], or call 562-420-3393.
  • The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will host a membership mixer at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, hosted by Harbor Breeze Cruises and Gladstone’s restaurant. Free for members; $15 for “future members.” To RSVP, visit
  • The Dick Sporting Goods Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Collaboration are currently accepting applications for their Game On-Community Places to Play Initiative Grants ranging from $50,000 – $100,000 for the creation and renovation of multi-use youth sport spaces for youth ages 6-24 years old in underserved communities. The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 5. Interested organizations should carefully review the Request for Proposals which outlines eligibility and selection criteria.

ICYMI — California and national news

  • High interest rates are hurting people. Here’s why it’s worse for Californians (LAT)
  • He used to run a nightclub. Now he’s pushing for new laws to fight drink spiking (CalMatters)
  • Boeing Struck a Deal With the Justice Department. What Comes Next? (NYT)

Melissa Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of the Long Beach Post and Long Beach Business Journal. Reach her at [email protected], @melissaevansLBP or 562-512-6354.