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San Pedro Mom Helps Find Surplus Goods to Distribute to the Needy

By Diana L. Chapman   The teacher at a Wilmington Elementary School kept the two boys behind at recess. Why, the fourth grade teacher asked, were they fighting -- a little tip he'd received. The boys shuffled about until the true confessions flowed out from the smaller student.   The larger boy, he admitted, was bullying him --…See More
Feb 3, 2013

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San Pedro Mom Helps Find Surplus Goods to Distribute to the Needy

By Diana L. Chapman   The teacher at a Wilmington Elementary School kept the two boys behind at recess. Why, the fourth grade teacher asked, were they fighting -- a little tip he'd received. The boys shuffled about until the true confessions flowed out from the smaller student.   The larger boy, he admitted, was bullying him --…See More
Jan 26, 2013

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Diana Chapman's blog post was featured

Former San Pedro High Student Writes Poem About Newtown Massacre

  When Emmanuel Catalan, 23, heard about the shootings of 26 first graders and educators in Connecticut, the Floridian was stunned along with everyone else. But when his friends who lived in the impacted state began to call and text him, he detected pain so enmeshed in them that he was even more shaken. The two women, who live…See More
Jan 25, 2013

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Former San Pedro High Student Writes Poem About Newtown Massacre

  When Emmanuel Catalan, 23, heard about the shootings of 26 first graders and educators in Connecticut, the Floridian was stunned along with everyone else. But when his friends who lived in the impacted state began to call and text him, he detected pain so enmeshed in them that he was even more shaken. The two women, who live…See More
Jan 20, 2013

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Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Diana Chapman's blog post San Pedro Grandma Decides Kids Who Have Died Here of Cancer Related Illnesses Deserve A Shot At Being Remembered Through A Memorial or Festival; She Just Needs Your Help
Jan 14, 2013

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Diana Chapman's blog post was featured

San Pedro Grandma Decides Kids Who Have Died Here of Cancer Related Illnesses Deserve A Shot At Being Remembered Through A Memorial or Festival; She Just Needs Your Help

By Diana L. ChapmanAfter three years of visiting her 9-year-old granddaughter at her grave, Mary Lou Martinez thought both of them deserved a better deal. They should be celebrating Devin Hamilton's life with the punctuations of joy she left in people's hearts.Not in silence. Or in somberness.That's when it hit. It seemed to…See More
Jan 14, 2013
Valerie Smith-Griffin commented on Diana Chapman's blog post Ratchet Page Not an Internet Crime Says Law Enforcement Official Dealing With the Investigation
"A re-post of my comment posted yesterday (Do not see it) Not surprised in the least - the page was absolutely disgusting and degrading, no argument there - but to remove it would seem to be Internet censorship - and there my friends, is most…"
Jan 9, 2013

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San Pedro Grandma Decides Kids Who Have Died Here of Cancer Related Illnesses Deserve A Shot At Being Remembered Through A Memorial or Festival; She Just Needs Your Help

By Diana L. ChapmanAfter three years of visiting her 9-year-old granddaughter at her grave, Mary Lou Martinez thought both of them deserved a better deal. They should be celebrating Devin Hamilton's life with the punctuations of joy she left in people's hearts.Not in silence. Or in somberness.That's when it hit. It seemed to…See More
Jan 8, 2013

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Diana Chapman's blog post was featured

Ratchet Page Not an Internet Crime Says Law Enforcement Official Dealing With the Investigation

By Diana L. Chapman Images that blossomed on Facebook pages of "ratchet" girls in the Harbor Area in early December were not criminal and were considered child "erotica," rather than pornography, says a lead investigator who heads a regional task force that deals with internet crime against children.However, Los Angeles…See More
Dec 23, 2012

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Dec 22, 2012

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Ratchet Page Not an Internet Crime Says Law Enforcement Official Dealing With the Investigation

By Diana L. Chapman Images that blossomed on Facebook pages of "ratchet" girls in the Harbor Area in early December were not criminal and were considered child "erotica," rather than pornography, says a lead investigator who heads a regional task force that deals with internet crime against children.However, Los Angeles…See More
Dec 22, 2012

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Diana Chapman's blog post was featured

In the Wake of the School Shootings, I'm Trying to Convince Myself that Anne Frank Was Right: Good People Are Still Out There

By Diana L. ChapmanFirst a man shot his girlfriend to death in San Pedro on the street behind my house before killing himself. I knew him and his kids.I also knew that Johnny O'Kane's actions had torn away the tethers of humanity, leaving two families in utter despair.Still, I believed. Ever since I read "The Diary of Anne…See More
Dec 21, 2012

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In the Wake of the School Shootings, I'm Trying to Convince Myself that Anne Frank Was Right: Good People Are Still Out There

By Diana L. ChapmanFirst a man shot his girlfriend to death in San Pedro on the street behind my house before killing himself. I knew him and his kids.I also knew that Johnny O'Kane's actions had torn away the tethers of humanity, leaving two families in utter despair.Still, I believed. Ever since I read "The Diary of Anne…See More
Dec 21, 2012
Stefani Baez promoted Diana Chapman's blog post Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino Works To Crush Sexual, Bullying Facebook Site Targeting Girls at San Pedro High School; Some Say He Was Wrong
Dec 13, 2012

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Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Diana Chapman's blog post Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino Works To Crush Sexual, Bullying Facebook Site Targeting Girls at San Pedro High School; Some Say He Was Wrong
Dec 11, 2012

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Dec 11, 2012

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San Pedro Mom Helps Find Surplus Goods to Distribute to the Needy

Posted on January 26, 2013 at 10:58am 0 Comments

By Diana L. Chapman

   The teacher at a Wilmington Elementary School kept the two boys behind at recess. Why, the fourth grade teacher asked, were they fighting -- a little tip he'd received. The…

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Former San Pedro High Student Writes Poem About Newtown Massacre

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

 

 When Emmanuel Catalan, 23, heard about the shootings of 26 first graders and educators in Connecticut, the Floridian was stunned along with everyone else. But when his friends who lived in the impacted state began to call and text him, he detected pain so enmeshed in them that he…

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San Pedro Grandma Decides Kids Who Have Died Here of Cancer Related Illnesses Deserve A Shot At Being Remembered Through A Memorial or Festival; She Just Needs Your Help

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

By Diana L. Chapman

After three years of visiting her 9-year-old granddaughter at her grave, Mary Lou Martinez thought both of them deserved a better deal. They should be celebrating Devin Hamilton's life with the punctuations of joy she left in people's hearts.

Not in silence. Or in…

Continue

Ratchet Page Not an Internet Crime Says Law Enforcement Official Dealing With the Investigation

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 3:02pm 1 Comment

By Diana L. Chapman

 Images that blossomed on Facebook pages of "ratchet" girls in the Harbor Area in early December were not criminal and were considered child "erotica," rather than pornography, says a lead investigator who heads a regional task…

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San Pedro High School Football 2014 Preview

The San Pedro High football team began the 2013 season with a journey never taken before... a four-hour, 33-minute trip to Morro Bay for their first season opening road game in 18 years, and the Pirates would conquer the trip with an impressive 21-0 victory.That first game would set the tone for a marvelous year as their…See More
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Program Extended - Registration NOW Open! Last Chance Lawn Mower Exchange Event Coming to San Pedro Sept. 6

In early spring, Southland residents had an opportunity to register and get up to 75 percent in savings on a new electric lawn mower with the South Coast Air Quality Management District's popular Lawn Mower Exchange Program. This week, SCAQMD announced the program has been extended to include a fifth and final event this year in San Pedro on Sept. 6. Now in its 12th year, the program helps the wallet and air quality by trading residents’ used, highly polluting gas-powered lawn mowers for…See More
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"110 STORIES” SEPTEMBER 11 BENEFIT IN TORRANCE TO FEATURE CELEBRITY PORTRAYALS OF 911 SURVIVOR STORIES

Sarah Tuft’s renown and unforgettable play ‘110 Stories’ will be presented in commemoration of the 13th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in Los Angeles Sept. 11th at The James R. Armstrong Theater, it was announced today by Arleigh E. “Gene” Dotson and Al Han, executive producers of JAG Productions.A love letter to New York City and the courage of its citizens and first responders, 110 Stories shares the stories and perspectives of those who lived through the experience. The play,…See More
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