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Joe Buscaino commented on Jana Oto's blog post Seriously? Ports O' Call has got to go
"Dear Jana Oto and residents of San Pedro. Earlier this year, the Port of Los Angeles named a master developer to turn the aging Ports O' Call Village into a new, vibrant regional destination. The LA Waterfront Alliance has already done a lot of…"
Aug 29, 2013
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May 20, 2013
Joe Buscaino's blog post was featured

Breakfast with Eric Garcetti and Joe Buscaino

A day before the election, on May 20, I would like to invite everyone to meet Eric Garcetti, my choice for Mayor of Los Angeles, at a breakfast at Pacific Diner in San Pedro at 6:30AM.See More
May 18, 2013
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Breakfast with Eric Garcetti and Joe Buscaino

A day before the election, on May 20, I would like to invite everyone to meet Eric Garcetti, my choice for Mayor of Los Angeles, at a breakfast at Pacific Diner in San Pedro at 6:30AM.See More
May 18, 2013
Valerie Smith-Griffin commented on Joe Buscaino's blog post New Bike Lanes on Capitol and Westmont
"Extremely ill conceived plan. Unfortunately, San Pedro has others that have failed - this one needs to go to the graveyard with them. LOUSY planning and I can only imagine when more housing goes in on Western at Ponte (you fill in the blank) "
May 4, 2013
Lee Dworshak commented on Joe Buscaino's blog post New Bike Lanes on Capitol and Westmont
"All the whys and wherefores are great Joe, but this plan was ill conceived and a surprise to most of us who live in the area.  To take two major well-functioning routes that connect Gaffey to Western and reduce them from two lanes…"
Apr 28, 2013
John Stammreich commented on Joe Buscaino's blog post New Bike Lanes on Capitol and Westmont
"All of the above sounds nice, but unless the neighborhood council literally went door-to-door with fliers about the 2010 Bicycle Plan implementation, the proper inputs by the affected surrounding communities was not effectively collected. As…"
Apr 26, 2013
Joe Buscaino's blog post was featured

New Bike Lanes on Capitol and Westmont

The new bike lanes in San Pedro on Capitol and Westmont are part of the City of LA 2010 Bicylcle Plan, which was approved by the City Council in March 2011. (Read the Plan here: http://planning.lacity.org/cwd/gnlpln/transelt/NewBikePlan/Txt/LA%20CITY%20BICYCLE%20PLAN.pdf)Public participation in the development of the 2010 Plan initiated with four public workshops from February to March in…See More
Apr 26, 2013
Joe Buscaino posted a blog post

New Bike Lanes on Capitol and Westmont

The new bike lanes in San Pedro on Capitol and Westmont are part of the City of LA 2010 Bicylcle Plan, which was approved by the City Council in March 2011. (Read the Plan here: http://planning.lacity.org/cwd/gnlpln/transelt/NewBikePlan/Txt/LA%20CITY%20BICYCLE%20PLAN.pdf)Public participation in the development of the 2010 Plan initiated with four public workshops from February to March in…See More
Apr 24, 2013
Joe Buscaino's blog post was featured

Why I’m Supporting Eric Garcetti for Mayor of L.A.

A little over a year ago, the voters of San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts took a chance by electing a political newcomer - their neighborhood cop - to represent them on the Los Angeles City Council.I came to City Hall as an outsider with no experience in politics; just a passion for my hometown, and a desire to make the communities I represent a better place for residents and businesses alike. As a Senior Lead Officer in the LAPD, I saw firsthand how little things,…See More
Apr 9, 2013
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Why I’m Supporting Eric Garcetti for Mayor of L.A.

A little over a year ago, the voters of San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts took a chance by electing a political newcomer - their neighborhood cop - to represent them on the Los Angeles City Council.I came to City Hall as an outsider with no experience in politics; just a passion for my hometown, and a desire to make the communities I represent a better place for residents and businesses alike. As a Senior Lead Officer in the LAPD, I saw firsthand how little things,…See More
Apr 9, 2013
Joe Buscaino's blog post was featured

Peck Park Skatepark Goundbreaking Ceremony Feb. 23, 2013

The Peck Park Skatepark groundbreaking ceremony and party was a great event. Thank you to everyone responsible for getting us to construction phase including the Los Angeles Department of Rec. and Parks, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Andy Harris and the San Pedro Skatepark Association an the Tony Hawk Foundation.See More
Feb 25, 2013
Joe Buscaino posted a blog post

Peck Park Skatepark Goundbreaking Ceremony Feb. 23, 2013

The Peck Park Skatepark groundbreaking ceremony and party was a great event. Thank you to everyone responsible for getting us to construction phase including the Los Angeles Department of Rec. and Parks, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Andy Harris and the San Pedro Skatepark Association an the Tony Hawk Foundation.See More
Feb 25, 2013
Joe Buscaino's blog post was featured

Report on Petroleum Tanks Including Rancho LPG in the Harbor Area

Several months ago my office coordinated a special meeting of the Public Safety Committee to discuss the safety of the Rancho LPG facility and similar petroleum storage and refinery facilities in my district.  I wanted to address community concerns about the perceived level of danger about having so many petroleum facilities in close proximity to our homes, neighbors, and families.  At the end of the meeting, we asked the Chief Legislative Analyst - the CLA - to issue a report on what…See More
Feb 22, 2013
Joe Buscaino posted a blog post

Report on Petroleum Tanks Including Rancho LPG in the Harbor Area

Several months ago my office coordinated a special meeting of the Public Safety Committee to discuss the safety of the Rancho LPG facility and similar petroleum storage and refinery facilities in my district.  I wanted to address community concerns about the perceived level of danger about having so many petroleum facilities in close proximity to our homes, neighbors, and families.  At the end of the meeting, we asked the Chief Legislative Analyst - the CLA - to issue a report on what…See More
Feb 22, 2013
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Celebrating my FIRST anniversary as your Councilman!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I stood with my family, raised my right hand, and took the oath of office, being sworn in as the new councilman for the 15th District. It has been challenging, rewarding, exhausting, frustrating, and incredibly fun all at the same time. Just like a roller coaster, there have been ups and downs, but there is no question, this has been the ride of my life. Not a day goes by where I do not reflect on how humbled and grateful I am by the trust and…See More
Feb 15, 2013

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A little about me
I attended Leland Street Elementary, Dana Middle School, and San Pedro High School. I excelled academically and athletically, while participating in the arts and serving as Senior Class President. After graduating, I attended Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington, transferred to UCLA, and graduated with honors from California State – Dominguez Hills with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. I was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1996.

All of my life I have worked hard for our community. During college I coordinated the youth sports programming, oversaw the adult co-ed sports leagues, and served as the day, summer, and winter camp director at the Bogdanovich Park Recreation Center. In 1997, I completed my training at the Los Angeles Police Academy and have since worked patrol and administrative assignments including the Office of Chief of Police, West Traffic Division, and Emergency Operations Division. I am currently on leave from the Harbor Area as a Senior Lead Officer while I run for City Council representing the 15th District. I am on the front lines, keeping our neighborhoods safe.

As an active member of our community, I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor, on the San Pedro YWCA’s Racial Justice Committee, and am active with Mary Star of the Sea Parish and various Italian American organizations. I have been appointed to the advisory council for the Los Angeles Watts Summer Games.

At work serving our community, I have created the Department’s first Teen Community Police Advisory Board, an organization that works with teens to problem solve and break the barriers between police and teenagers. My concept of bringing youths’ perspectives to problem solving with the police department will be implemented Citywide in the summer of 2011.

Recognizing the link between crime and economic development, I have been active in establishing and promoting a website for job seekers in the greater Port of Los Angeles area an also serve on the Green Advisory Committee of the California Conservation Corps where I advocate for the creation of green jobs and maritime high technology jobs in the Harbor Area.

My wife Geralyn, an educator in the district and I, are raising their two children, and iyr dog, Rocco, in San Pedro.
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Breakfast with Eric Garcetti and Joe Buscaino

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 7:39pm 0 Comments

A day before the election, on May 20, I would like to invite everyone to meet Eric Garcetti, my choice for Mayor of Los Angeles, at a breakfast at Pacific Diner in San Pedro at 6:30AM.…

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New Bike Lanes on Capitol and Westmont

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 12:46pm 3 Comments

The new bike lanes in San Pedro on Capitol and Westmont are part of the City of LA 2010 Bicylcle Plan, which was approved by the City Council in March 2011.

 

(Read the Plan here: http://planning.lacity.org/cwd/gnlpln/transelt/NewBikePlan/Txt/LA%20CITY%20BICYCLE%20PLAN.pdf)

Public participation in the development of the 2010 Plan initiated with four public…

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Why I’m Supporting Eric Garcetti for Mayor of L.A.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

A little over a year ago, the voters of San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts took a chance by electing a political newcomer - their neighborhood cop - to represent them on the Los Angeles City Council.

I came to City Hall as an outsider with no experience in politics; just a passion for my hometown, and a desire to make the communities I represent a better…

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Peck Park Skatepark Goundbreaking Ceremony Feb. 23, 2013

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

The Peck Park Skatepark groundbreaking ceremony and party was a great event. Thank you to everyone responsible for getting us to construction phase including the Los Angeles Department of Rec. and Parks, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Andy Harris and the San Pedro Skatepark Association an the Tony Hawk…

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Curmudgeon Corner - Teens Will Lose Out

My Thoughts for February 22, 2015You’re going to love this one.  Yesterday this ole curmudgeon actually made a date with the wife to go to lunch together.  I was excited (she said yes), she was excited and off we went both babbling like it was our first date.  Wow!  When we got to the restaurant we decided to eat in the bar section; less noise and no crying kids.  I know that sounds a bit cold but after driving school bus and a hundred kids twice a day it feels relaxing to sit in a kid free…See More
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San Pedro Bay Historical Society's event was featured

Boutique and Yard Sale at Muller House Museum

March 7, 2015 from 8am to 1pm
The San Pedro Bay Historical Society will be holding their semi-annual Boutique and Yard Sale on Saturday, March 7 from 8 am – 1 pm. Many beautiful antiques, jewelry, furniture and other treasures can be found! Early Bird admission at 7:30 am is $5. The Muller House is located on 1542 S. Beacon Street, San Pedro. For more info go to sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.org or email sanpedrohistory@gmail.com.See More
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Taking Sides at Little Fish Theatre

March 6, 2015 at 8pm to April 4, 2015 at 10pm
Mar 6 – Apr 4 Fri & Sat @ 8pm;  Sun Mar 29* @ 2pmRiveting life and death drama in the social minefield of post-Nazi Germany.In Berlin, Germany, 1946, a US Officer investigating individuals and their ties with the Nazi party becomes obsessed with proving the guilt of a world famous conductor, Wilhelm Furtwängler. As the terrors of Nazism spread, many of Furtwängler's colleagues fled the country, whether out of protest or persecution, but Furtwängler mysteriously chose to stay. Did he stay to…See More
Feb 21
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"The Past is Always Present" by Storyteller Barbara H. Clark at Institute of Musical Arts

February 28, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Fresh out of college, Barbara H. Clark arrived in Los Angeles in the 50's lookingforward to a bright future. Delighting in the newly discovered paradise of sunshine andswimming pools, she was immediately at home. She loved the sights, the sounds, thepeople. She had left her past behind on the east coast and started anew with a cleanslate. Oh yes, her past was left behind, but, it wouldn’t stay there. In a series ofrevealing stories, she relates how over the years, her past crept back, invading…See More
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