February 2012 Blog Posts (33)

Repeal of SB1785 ("The Hayden Law") will strip funds and change HOLDING time to 3 days at animal shelters before euthanizing them

If you've ever lost a pet, and needed to check at the local animal shelter (and this could happen to ANY pet owner) you will want to read this, mentioned on tonight's news: (here's how to contact the governor's office: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php)

From ABC News, Sacramento:

“SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown is planning to strip the $23 million dollars given annually to California animal shelters to compensate them for holding…

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Added by Marlene Bauman on February 9, 2012 at 9:15pm — No Comments

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Added by Croatian school on February 9, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Great things about San Pedro! Updated to include our little Misty Copeland!

Great things about San Pedro

  • Councilman Joe Buscaino and Congresswoman Janice Hahn represent us and live here!
  • Misty Copeland graduated from San Pedro high, and she was a ballerina HERE first, before moving to New York to become a professional ballerina in the American Ballet Theater. We're SO proud of Misty!…
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Added by Marlene Bauman on February 9, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Ballerina Misty Copeland visits San Pedro High School

It was my pleasure to be on hand to welcome Misty Copeland, soloist at the American Ballet Theater in New York, back to San Pedro High School on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

She spoke to the students about her experiences and I was honored to present her with a Certificate on behalf of the City.

Added by Joe Buscaino on February 9, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

2012 Reunion of the Veterans Association of the USS Iowa July 2-7

THEY DID IT!

Your San Pedro Convention & Visitors Bureau successfully bid to host the 2012 Reunion of the Veterans Association of the USS Iowa July 2-7.

DoubleTree by Hilton will be the host hotel.

And we know that the 300 to 500 attendees will be bringing business to shops, restaurants, and more all around town.

SPCVB will be making all the ground arrangements…
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Added by Andrew Silber on February 8, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments

3.4 Earthquake hits just east of Avalon, Catalina

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at 04:30:47 PM at epicenter

From the USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ci11064213.php

  • 9 km (6 miles) E (83°) from Avalon, CA
  • 41 km (26 miles) SSW (205°) from Bolsa Chica Beach, CA
  • 43 km (26 miles) SW (226°) from Newport Beach, CA
  • 43 km (27 miles) SSW…
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Added by Marlene Bauman on February 7, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Pastor's Message: February 12,2012

February 12, 2012

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45

 

Throughout its history, leprosy has been feared and misunderstood. For a long time leprosy was thought to be a hereditary disease, a curse, or a punishment from God. Before and even after the discovery of its biological cause, leprosy patients were stigmatized and shunned. For example, in Europe during the Middle Ages, leprosy sufferers had to wear special clothing, ring…

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Added by Mary Star of the Sea on February 7, 2012 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Our friend Donna Littlejohn @ the Daily Breeze has shared "Urgent lost dog notice: "Olive," tan Chihuahua mix, needs daily meds, lost today near 159th & Hawthorne".

Our friend Donna Littlejohn @ the Daily Breeze has shared "Urgent lost dog notice: "Olive," tan Chihuahua mix, needs daily meds, lost today near 159th & Hawthorne".

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Added by Marlene Bauman on February 7, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Encore Entertainers present Annie at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro

I had the opportunity to attend the the Presentation of Encore Entertainers presentation of Annie at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro on Friday. The musical runs from Feb 2-5, and I recommend you check it out. I got to go back stage right before the performance and meet many of the child actors. They are all fantastic. 

Added by Joe Buscaino on February 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) testfires new rocket engine

Now for some news that is a little more fun & exciting:

Hawthorne, CA – Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in the company’s efforts to change the future of human spaceflight.

From the SpaceX website: http://www.spacex.com/press.php?page=20120201

Video:…

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Added by Marlene Bauman on February 1, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Superstar Skater Rob Dyrdek speaks to San Pedro Skaters.

Following two tragic deaths of teen skaters in San Pedro, most recently Caleb Daniel Simpson on Saturday, January 28, 2012, Councilman Joe Buscaino took advantage of the visit of skating and television superstar Rob Dyrdek to City Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 1, to ask him to speak directly to San Pedro teens who are "bombing" city streets at speeds of up to 40mph in hopes of reaching them and getting them to be safe when they skate.…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on February 1, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Joe Buscaino and skating superstar Rob Dyrdek address San Pedro skaters

Thank you, Councilman Buscaino for helping get the word out about dangerous Skateboarding practices in San Pedro.

Please let's help Joe promote this video!... MB

"Following two tragic deaths of teen skaters in San Pedro, most recently Caleb Daniel Simpson on Saturday, I took advantage of the visit of skating and television superstar Rob Dyrdek to City Hall today to ask him to speak directly to San Pedro teens who…

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Added by Marlene Bauman on February 1, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

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