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Curmudgeon Corner - The Politics of Ebloa

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My Rooney thoughts for October 19, 2014

It never fails!  Some weeks ago when the press began reporting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, our government went to great lengths to assure the American people Ebola won’t reach our shores.  WRONG!

Suddenly, Ebola was present in America, in Dallas, Texas.  (Apparently Ebola didn’t affect the Dallas Cowboys who went to Seattle and taught the Northwest who still is the toughest state in the Union.)  And, our…

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Added by Larry Momo on October 19, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments


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SPHS Football Once Again Outlasts Banning

So far, not much unnerves the San Pedro High football team.

Not a last-minute loss to Narbonne of Harbor City, and especially not a fierce,…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on October 19, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Last call for artists for Art in the Park November 8th

 

Art in the Park, November 8th at Peppertree Park.....…

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Added by Marlene Bauman on October 17, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments


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SPHS Girls Volleyball Sweeps Narbonne In Emphatic Fashion

No one saw this coming... but San Pedro High girls volleyball made sure they all believe it happened.

The gym was abuzz with…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on October 14, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

San Pedro Vet Publishes Amusing Vietnam Memoir

John Wood, a writer and former magazine editor, served in Vietnam in 1967 and has published an ebook about his unusual experiences there:Saigon Tease: So, What Did You Do in Nam, Dad? (Amazon Kindle).

"Catch-22" was the first classic farce about American military…

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Added by john wood on October 9, 2014 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

NAVIGATING COASTAL WATERS TO BE TAUGHT

(LONG B EACH --- Oct. 6) --- "Do you want to be a navigator or a 'naviguesser,'?" asks Doug Conwell, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor who'll be teaching a coastal-navigation course starting Oct. 16 in Los Alamitos.

The nine-week course, called Weekend Navigator, will teach boaters how to plot courses, how to find out where you are on the water, how to use a compass to take bearings, how to use a global-positioning satellite (GPS) device, and many other nautical…

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Added by Steven Dean Lauria on October 6, 2014 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Curmudgeon Corner - Getting Squeezed

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My Rooney Thoughts for October 3rd, 2014

 

            (Well, I’m back.  Took some time off to complete a book of short stories and published it on Amazon.  In case you would like to read it, the title is Shadows In Our Lives: A Collection of Short Stories.  It is available at Amazon.com and I used my pen name Thomas William Irons.  Buy it today, while it’s still on sale.)

            I don’t know about all you good folks but as a…

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Added by Larry Momo on October 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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SPHS Football Is Still Unbeaten After Road Win At Fairfax

LOS ANGELES - The San Pedro High football team knew full well coming in to Fairfax High School that the Lions were going to be ready for them.

For starters, the…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on October 3, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Open Studios - tonight 10/2/14 - 6:30-8 at SeaSide Studios San Pedro

Check out the open studio night tonight. Across from the fountains on Harbor and above Captain Kirk's Windsurfing Shop.

$5 and you can make polymer beads and check out this great new studio that has all kinds of classes, events and FUN!

www.seasidestudiossanpedro.com

 

Added by Marlene Bauman on October 2, 2014 at 3:45pm — No Comments


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POLA's Maria Mohan Plays Big On The Volleyball Court

You don't often think of outside hitters that don't even reach 6'0'' in high school girls volleyball, much less at a school that doesn't even have their own on-campus court.…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 30, 2014 at 1:53am — No Comments


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Mary Star's Ally Spillane Is Naturally Gifted

Most times when you see a volleyball player at first glance, you wouldn't look too long to find out who would be first to stand out.

Mary Star High sophomore outside…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 30, 2014 at 1:25am — No Comments


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SP's Paige Peterson Comes From Long Line Of Great Hitters

The San Pedro High girls volleyball program has had a great list of outside hitters that have came to the school, and their most recent product, senior Paige Peterson, has been a mainstay for four years.…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 30, 2014 at 12:48am — No Comments


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SPHS Football Uses Strong Second Half To Remain Unbeaten

When you carry an unbeaten record to this point of a high school football season, you are going to get the best shot out of the next team on your schedule just looking to pin that first loss on your record.…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 27, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments


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Angela Pisano's 10 Aces Powers MSHS Girls Volleyball Past POLA

The Mary Star High girls volleyball team battled fiercely in a pair of losses to St. Anthony of Long Beach and Calvary Chapel of Downey, so they were more than determined to show what they were made of...…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 24, 2014 at 1:13am — No Comments


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SPHS Football Posts Solid Road Victory At Culver City

CULVER CITY - The San Pedro High football team hadn't played a game in two weeks due to last week's bye, and normally that would spell trouble.…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 20, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments


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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,…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 16, 2014 at 2:52am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Betsy McBride-Simms on September 15, 2014 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Upcoming Event at the new LA Waterfront

Still in the works, the Fall Festival at LA Waterfront. To coincide with the Veteran's Day event at the USS Iowa. Sponsored by San Pedro Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Seaside Studios and the Kiwanis. Members of Seaside and San Pedro Crafters will be participating to offer HANDMADE items. More details to come!

November 8th, 10-2pm.

 

Added by Marlene Bauman on September 15, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments


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Vinny Lauro Is Mary Star's Latest Football Two-Way Playmaker

Whenever the Mary Star High football team needs a big play to happen, they normally get it from one guy in particular wearing a certain number of 22.

In past years,…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 14, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments


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SPHS Football O-Line Plays With Heavy Hearts & Strong Start

Whenever the San Pedro High football team scores a lot of points and gains a lot of yards on offense, it's easy to point out the play of the quarterback, the agility of the running back, and the skills of the wide receivers. …

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on September 14, 2014 at 12:24am — No Comments

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