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The Gathering for the Grand at Palos Verdes Golf Club

March 24, 2018 from 5pm to 10pm
This upcoming year marks our 10th annual Gathering for the Grand Gala Fundraiser,celebrating art, inspiration and education. Our annual Gala is high-energy and lots of fun, bringing together members of the San Pedro community. This will be one of the seasons must-attend events. Featuring a cocktail reception, an extensive silent auction, an elegant dinner, live entertainment, dancing and inspirational speakers and guests, the GVF Gathering for the Grand Gala attracts the area's top figures in…See More
Jan 18
Andrew Silber promoted Lea Chazin's event The Gathering for the Grand
Jan 18
Andrew Silber is now friends with Coast 2 Coast Tile & Stone and scott schwartz
Dec 3, 2017
Andrew Silber promoted Heather Caine's event First Thursday Art Walk (1997-2017)
Dec 3, 2017
Andrew Silber commented on Daryl Strickland's blog post San Pedro High School Makes Sharp Gains in Advanced Placement Courses for Math and Science with NMSI
"Many, many super congratulations to the students, to Jeanette Stevens, Dr. Vladovic and to all concerned. This does not happen without an immense amount of hard work. Very well done, all of you!"
Nov 21, 2017
Andrew Silber promoted Daryl Strickland's blog post San Pedro High School Makes Sharp Gains in Advanced Placement Courses for Math and Science with NMSI
Nov 21, 2017
Andrew Silber commented on Heather Caine's event The Nutcracker
Nov 18, 2017
Andrew Silber commented on Heather Caine's event The Nutcracker
Nov 18, 2017
Andrew Silber might attend Heather Caine's event
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The Nutcracker at Warner Grand Theatre

December 9, 2017 at 2pm to December 10, 2017 at 4pm
San Pedro City Ballet returns with its special version of this timeless holiday classic featuring 2017 SPCB students, the corps de ballet and special cameos by some of your favorite community "stars". Performances are Dec 9; 2 pm and 7 pm and Dec 10 at 2 pm.http://www.sanpedrocityballet.org/$19, $29, $39See More
Nov 18, 2017
Andrew Silber promoted Heather Caine's event The Nutcracker
Nov 18, 2017
Andrew Silber promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post Cline, De La Roca & Whitney Headline 2017 All-City D1 Softball Team
May 30, 2017
Andrew Silber promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post San Pedro High Softball 2017 Wins 17th CIF-LACS Championship
May 22, 2017
Andrew Silber promoted Marlene Bauman's event Tea by the Sea at the Pt Fermin Lighthouse
Apr 4, 2017
Andrew Silber promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post POLA High Girls Soccer Clinches 7th Straight League Crown
Feb 10, 2017
Andrew Silber shared Lea Chazin's event on Digg
Oct 8, 2016
Andrew Silber shared Lea Chazin's event on Digg
Oct 8, 2016

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I'm a San Pedro
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Branimir
My place to eat in San Pedro
The Whale & Ale
My favorite San Pedro celebrity
Annet Ciketic
My place to grab a drink in San Pedro
The Whale & Ale
My place to shop in San Pedro
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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
The Whale & Ale
My San Pedro secret
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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February 13, 2018 at 7pm to February 25, 2018 at 9pm
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation! The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for…See More
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February 17, 2018 from 10am to 4pm
Bring the family down for a free tour of the S.S. Lane Victory on February 17th. Learn the history and workings of the only ship that served in WW2, Korean and Vietnam Wars. You'll get to explore this historic vessel and hear the heroic stories of the men and woman who bravely served our country. You'll also discover several ways for you to be involved with our floating museum.Just announced! We'll have live performances from Marsha and Larry Covin along with Churchill and FDR impersonators at…See More
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Sylvia Rodriguez Trio at Crowne Plaza, Blu Lounge

February 14, 2018 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Grab your dancing shoes and head down memory lane and enjoy a 20th century jazz sound.  The trio performs every Wednesday.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH8VrHquuWASee More
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