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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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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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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…

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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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May 30, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
"Still Shopping for God" is a solo play written and performed by Erica Lann-Clark. A nationally known storyteller, solo performer and writer, Erica has been featured at major regional storytelling festivals across the country and twice at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.   Erica's vivid, participatory storytelling opens the windows of imagination with traditional and original stories. Erica's original "Shopping for God" which was commissioned by the Marsh Theater…See More
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POLAHS Softball Edges ECR, Returns To CIF-LACS D-1 Semifinals

All since their existence, the Port Of Los Angeles High softball team has proven time and again that they can rise up when faced with a difficult challenge.So far, the Polar Bears' run in the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I playoffs have been nothing short of breathtaking in their first two games, and their latest chapter…See More
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Nostalgic South Bay Video surpasses 13,000 views on You Tube

Local musicians 'The DyManic Duo' create the musical backdrop to this look back at the South Bay area in the 60's & 70's. Many of these places are no longer standing, some are part of todays historic establishments. Covering 'The Beatles' song "In My Life", the duo have hit a chord with local You Tube and Facebook followers.https://youtu.be/rBoCoE155g4See More
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I wanted to utilize the remaining photos I had of the early years (60's & 70's) in the South Bay to show those places that no longer exist, as well as famili...
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"Dancing Notion" by John B Steele

I wanted to utilize the remaining photos I had of the early years (60's & 70's) in the South Bay to show those places that no longer exist, as well as famili...
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