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I'm a San Pedro
Native
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My place to eat in San Pedro
Truselas, Puesta del Sol, Sandwitch Saloon
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With friends
My place to shop in San Pedro
Downtown
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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all of the wonderful cultural events that happen in San Pedro
My San Pedro secret
Still a secret!
MSHS or SPHS
SPHS '92

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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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The Best Of The Past Five Years For San Pedro Prep Sports

In early July 2013 I took on the role of a sports columnist for San Pedro Today magazine, and since then, I have seen a rise of spectacular student athletes and special teams that have made my hometown a beautiful place to live. Some teams stood out more than others, even if they brought home a CIF championship or…See More
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