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"We've got two Navy ships arriving this week for Navy Days LA 2014. The first will sail up the Main Channel this afternoon & the second on Wednesday (6th) afternoon. Both will pass Ports O' Call about 3 or 3:15 p.m. Sailors will be…"
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Navy Days in San Pedro at San Pedro Waterfront

August 5, 2014 at 6pm to August 11, 2014 at 7pm
Navy Days returns to San Pedro today with an added feature: special tours & a science expo for kids. Sponsored by the U.S. Navy as a way to educate local port communities about what the seagoing branch of the military does, Navy Days brings ships in for tours & informational talks. This year’s event takes place Aug. 5-11 and will feature two visiting ships. The Port of Los Angeles is now issuing free tickets for pubic tours of the US Navy ship or ships that will be coming for Navy Days…See More
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Navy Days in San Pedro at San Pedro Waterfront

August 5, 2014 at 6pm to August 11, 2014 at 7pm
Navy Days returns to San Pedro today with an added feature: special tours & a science expo for kids. Sponsored by the U.S. Navy as a way to educate local port communities about what the seagoing branch of the military does, Navy Days brings ships in for tours & informational talks. This year’s event takes place Aug. 5-11 and will feature two visiting ships. The Port of Los Angeles is now issuing free tickets for pubic tours of the US Navy ship or ships that will be coming for Navy Days…See More
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A little about me
Moved to Southern California in April of 1985, after leaving a position as Banquet Manager at the Café Royal on Regent Street, London. He is an honors graduate from the Westminster Hotel School in Vincent Square, Westminster, London where he studied hotel management full-time majoring in French, Economics and Tourism.
When he arrived in Los Angeles, Andrew worked briefly in front of house at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, before joining Jacopo’s Italian Restaurant on Beverly Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Straight away, Andrew became involved in local Community activities, and was soon Vice President of the Beverly Hills Restaurant Association, which (amongst many other activities), started the Taste of Beverly Hills in Roxbury Park each summer.
Andrew quickly grew to Operations Director of the Jacopo’s Group. During his six years there a further four Restaurants were opened.
Having risen as high as he could within that company, Andrew transferred to a new job with giant restaurant group: Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. based in Seattle Washington. Andrew was initially manager at Kincaids in San Francisco, before taking a management position at Cutters in Santa Monica.
After two years there, Andrew was head-hunted to Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City, where he was responsible for all Food & Beverage Operations at The Culver Studios on Washington Boulevard.
Facing fourteen years of large losses, Andrew was able to turn the Food & Beverage facility into a profit within ten months, and it remains the only Food operation operated by Sony Pictures, not contracted to an outside Catering Company.
While he was with Sony, feeding rock stars and actresses, Andrew’s wife Adela developed the plan to restart The Whale & Ale in San Pedro.
Adela's family have lived in San Pedro for three generations, and she knew of the Pub & Restaurant as a previously thriving concern, operated by Grand House Management during the period 1988 to 1991.
It closed in July 1991, so the Silbers negotiated to buy The Whale & Ale, Inc. and lease the building from its previous operator.
This culminated in their re-opening the doors on December 4th 1995, over twelve years ago.
Andrew and Adela have been married twenty years and have two children: Alexander, 19 and Lara Michelle, 16.
They all live in San Pedro.
Since December 1995, under the guidance of Adela and Andrew Silber, The Whale & Ale has been successful in many areas:
It is honored each year by both The California Restaurant Writers, and the Southern California Restaurant Writers who awarded it “Most Promising Newcomer” in 1988.
Elmer Dills and his Channel 7 News Team have featured it during a TV show on the delights of the British Pub in California. In 2007, prestigeous Los Angeles Magazine awarded it “Best of LA” designation. In October of the same year, former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter chose the Whale & Ale for a family dinner during their visit to the South Bay.
Merrill Schindler has given the Restaurant a Glowing 3 star revue, and the Zagat Guide to Southern California also praises the Cuisine and ambience of the Restaurant.
It is regularly featured as a local business to quote in the LA Times, Daily Breeze, PV Peninsula News and Long Beach Press Telegram.
The Whale and Ale has been a pioneer of website design, launching its own website in November 1996, when such things were unheard of for Restaurants in Southern Los Angeles. Now whaleandale.com is visited by well over 22,000 visitors per month.
Andrew quickly became involved in the local Chamber of Commerce and was quickly asked to be Vice-President in charge of Economic Development.
He was a Director of the San Pedro Business Improvement District for two terms since it’s inception, and Secretary for the first term.
My San Pedro hangout
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Hang out at Utro's for the Eggie Sandwich & a pitcher of Rolling Rock!
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Voted Best Fish & Chips in L.A. Two years running

Posted on December 15, 2012 at 9:42pm 2 Comments

Wahoo! We did it again by being voted #1 Fish & Chips in Los Angeles! This is the second year in a row we've won this award and we want to thank all of you for your supporting votes. We won by a landslide this year too :)…
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Locals Choice Voting

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 6:27pm 0 Comments

Please, - everyone who reads this... vote for a San Pedro business. The listings are all off the peninsula! What a cheek! Use the "other" choice, and get voting... Busy Bee, BrewCo, Mishi's etc., and of course #20... Gallery Neuartig.
http://oursouthbay.com/Locals-Choice-Voting/

2012 Reunion of the Veterans Association of the USS Iowa July 2-7

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

THEY DID IT!

Your San Pedro Convention & Visitors Bureau successfully bid to host the 2012 Reunion of the Veterans Association of the USS Iowa July 2-7.

DoubleTree by Hilton will be the host hotel.

And we know that the 300 to 500 attendees will be bringing business to shops, restaurants, and more all around town.

SPCVB will be making all the ground arrangements…
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At 10:24am on August 11, 2011, Eddie North-Hager said…

You uploaded some great photos - everyone will enjoy them who knows San Pedro's Whale and Ale and those who don't will see what they've been missing.


But it's important to label the headline of each photo something like "The Whale and Ale Restuarant in San Pedro Los Angeles" that way people on SanPedroNewsPilot.com or on google will be able to find the photos because you have the right key words.

 

Next time when you upload a series you can batch edit - just put the generic theme, caption and tags for the photos just on the FIRST photo after you've uploaded them - then hit the APPLY to ALL button on the right below that first photos.

Thanks again,

 

Eddie

At 3:37am on May 13, 2011, Bernardo Alps said…
Thank you Andrew, it was good seeing you too. We had a great time, the Whale & Ale is just fantastic.
At 2:34pm on April 7, 2011, Bernardo Alps said…
Congratulations, Mr. Fish & Chips!
At 9:03pm on April 3, 2011, Branimir Kvartuc said…
YOU ARE AWESOME ANDREW!!! I guess the next conversation that we have to have is WHEN we are having the official launch party at the Whale & Ale :)))
At 5:00pm on April 3, 2011, Branimir Kvartuc said…
Would like to make you aware that you can auto update your twitter feed directly from this site. Also, we have added you to our listed twitter feed, so that your tweets will automatically appear on the front page of SanPedroNewsPilot.com
At 2:32pm on April 3, 2011, Branimir Kvartuc said…
Welcome to the new San Pedro News Pilot Andrew. Its an honor to have you here!
 
 
 

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The San Pedro Bay Historical Society presents The South Bay Folk Artists as part of their First Sunday Speaker Series, who will discuss and display the art of tole painting. The event will be held on Sunday, October 5, at the Muller House Museum from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Tours of the house will be given at 3 o’clock. The Muller House is located on 1542 S. Beacon Street, San Pedro. For more info go to sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.org or email…See More
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 SCA is “Puttin’ On the Ritz” October 12th atTorrance DoubleTree’s Penthouse Ballroom  -- Bonnie Barchichat’s Senior Comedy Afternoons is proud to present its next lunchtime show/party and social happening for Seniors and Boomers at the Torrance DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in the Penthouse Ballroom October 12, 2014.  Doors open 11:30, Lunch at Noon, Showtime 1:15. The theme is set for the “Roaring 20’s Jazz and Swing Era” with music, décor, video, and our own “Fred Astaire” too!!  This show…See More
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The 2013 Prep Girls Volleyball scene in San Pedro ended too soon for San Pedro High, who for the fourth straight season placed third in the Marine League and lost in the first round of the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I playoffs. Mary Star wasn't able to make the playoffs at all in the CIF-Southern Section after winning…See More
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Nearly a year ago, the San Pedro High girls volleyball team came up on a desperate, yet remarkable comeback from a 14-8 deficit in a winner-take-all fifth set against Harbor Area neighbor Banning of Wilmington to win an incredible match so memorable, that moment was dubbed 'The Miracle On 17th Street'.There were no miracles needed…See More
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Obituary for Michael A. Simms

Michael A Simms, 77, a long-time resident of San Pedro,  peacefully passed away at his home in Grays River, WA, August 8th, while surrounded by family and friends.Born March 29, 1937 in Los Angeles to Lee and Margaret Lawrence-Simms, Michael grew up on the lots of MGM and Columbia Studios where he performed bit parts with Spencer Tracy in the Academy-Award winning movie "Edison, the Man".  He also appeared in the popular "Blondie" series with his brother, child actor Larry Simms.Mike loved the…See More
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