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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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Bonnie Barchichat commented on Bonnie Barchichat's event Puttin On the Ritz
"Call 714. 914.2565 for tickets.. Makes a great gift to share with aging parents! An afternoon out you'll all enjoy!"
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Puttin On the Ritz at The DoubleTree Hotel

October 12, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm
 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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Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post was featured

2014 Prep Girls Volleyball Preview: New Coaches At Every Spot In Town

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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Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post No Miracle Needed: SPHS Girls Volleyball Sweeps Banning
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Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

No Miracle Needed: SPHS Girls Volleyball Sweeps Banning

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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Betsy McBride-Simms posted a blog post

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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PortTechEXPO 2014 at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

September 17, 2014 from 8am to 3pm
WHAT: The 5th annual PortTechEXPO connects entrepreneurs, industry and community to explore global technology solutions for ports and beyond. The EXPO features demonstrations, interactive displays and the latest advancements in environment, energy, transportation and safety/security solutions.WHO: PortTech Los Angeles hosts the EXPO to bring together innovators and entrepreneurs; port and transportation executives; investors, sponsors and service providers; government and regulatory agency…See More
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