Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Long Beach Represent

Met this gentlemen on my skate to snatch a cup of joe (the coffee was cold, bastards). I had to snap a photo of this creature, his whole kit was beyond the nut block. The Marshall Brothers couldn't have dreamt him up in their most perverted dreams.

Anyhow. I had to backup and set my coffee down on this fool and give some respect. He's been backing the destruction of the breakwater for decades. He attends all city council meetings and speaks at most. He got hit by a "hipster on a bike with no breaks" on the way down there. Needless to say he was less than impressed. Didn't catch his name. But I doubt he has Facebook so asking was pointless.

(notice that LBC cap)

This is him pictured below. He also arm wrestled "The Duke" and won.

So the point here is the city passed the second installment of Breakwater Destruction assessment. They are going to be doing some more tests on what will happen to the port and Penni and hopefully I will be surfing my home break before I look like Iggy Pops corpse.

Here's the real write up for people who enjoy propaganda. Ps Bob Foster eats a Philly Cheesesteak every day. Knob.

A few moments ago, Mayor Bob Foster and Colonel Mark Toy of the Army Corps of Engineers, signed the official agreement between the City of Long Beach and Federal Government to begin the official Breakwater Reconfiguration Study.

Known officially as the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study, the findings will include opportunities for ecosystem restoration, water quality improvements, and increased wave activity along our coast. The ceremony was held at Bluff Park and in attendance were dozens of local officials, community members, and environmental leaders.

We now have a historic opportunity to remake our shoreline and our city. As we move forward, we will ensure that the study fully looks at protection of our coastal homes and the Port of Long Beach.

Restoring our shore could be the most important thing to happen to Long Beach in a generation. It was a historic occasion, and it was great to see the signing in person. Thanks to Mayor Foster, the Army Corps, and especially the Surfrider Foundation.


theflowerdrum said...

thats my dad!

papawow said...

I think he taught Marine Biology at Wilson.