March 2015 Blog Posts (17)

Curmudgeon Corner – Brave New World

My Thoughts for March 29, 2015   

What is happening to the world I once knew?  A few weeks ago I went into a restaurant for lunch and discovered a tablet on the table where I was seated.  It was taking the place of a waitperson.  Today I read in the news that Tesla Motors is planning on rolling out a driverless car.  The only thing holding up the planned roll out is the state, in this case California.  Apparently technology is moving so fast that the state’s insurance department can’t…

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Added by Larry Momo aka Thomas W Irons on March 31, 2015 at 9:54pm — No Comments


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San Pedro High Baseball Outlasts Banning In Eight Innings

Earlier this week, the San Pedro High baseball team had to suffer the sight of seeing Harbor Area neighbor Banning of Wilmington getting the best of them in an 4-3, eight-inning Marine League opener.…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 27, 2015 at 1:09am — No Comments

Curmudgeon Corner – Our Capitalistic Democracy

My Thoughts for March 22, 2015   

Here’s the truth about politics in our country.  It takes loads of money nowadays to run for public office, even local elections are expensive.  At the federal level, you basically need to be a millionaire or have friends who are.  If you’re not a millionaire when you get elected, you soon will be by the end of your term.  That makes this old curmudgeon think, “What the heck is going on in our country?”

With the ruling by the Supreme Court that…

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Added by Larry Momo aka Thomas W Irons on March 22, 2015 at 10:26pm — No Comments


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POLAHS Softball Shows Plenty Of Mettle In Sweep Of Edison

New year, new league, new home field... same old Port Of Los Angeles High softball.

Taking on bigger competition to prep themselves for the long run is nothing new…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 16, 2015 at 1:01am — No Comments


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The 2015 All-San Pedro News Pilot Prep Girls Soccer Team

The 2014-2015 girls soccer campaigns for San Pedro, Port Of Los Angeles and Mary Star Of The Sea were all fruitful as for the first time in three years, they all won league championships in the same year.…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 15, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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The 2015 All-San Pedro News Pilot Prep Boys Soccer Team

The 2014-2015 seasons for San Pedro, Port Of Los Angeles and Mary Star Of The Sea High boys soccer all ended with a winning or even record, with the Pirates coming out as the best of the bunch, nearly winning the Marine League title and defeating…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 15, 2015 at 10:47pm — No Comments


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The 2015 All-San Pedro News Pilot Prep Girls Basketball Team

The 2014-2015…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 15, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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The 2015 All-San Pedro News Pilot Prep Boys Basketball Team

The 2014-2015 seasons for the San Pedro, Mary Star Of The Sea and Port Of Los Angeles High boys basketball teams in San Pedro Prep Sports, all ended with a losing record, but one of them, Mary Star, was able to extend their season into the…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 15, 2015 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Curmudgeon Corner - Lacking Presidential Respect

My Thoughts for March 15, 2015    

I gotta tell you, I was beginning to have some interest in the possible candidacy of Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) until he signed a letter intended for Iran authored by freshman senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Now I’m wondering if Republicans have the capacity to govern. The intent of the letter was to derail the nuclear negotiation with Iran. It marked the first time Congress has ever stepped on a President trying to negotiate a treaty.

 This old…

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Added by Larry Momo aka Thomas W Irons on March 15, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments


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2015 Prep Softball Preview: POLA, SP & Mary Star With New Challenges

If there is one sport in San Pedro that has brought about the most success in the Prep Sports world, it's definitely softball.

San Pedro has won 16 CIF-Los…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Curmudgeon Corner – What Space Can Teach Us

My Thoughts for March 8, 2015

Two science events took place this past week that all of us should note. First, the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft has detected geological evidence a rather large ocean did exist on Mars at one time.  Whether the ocean contained life is still an unknown but I like to think that Martian fishermen may have at one time cruised on boats and hauled in large Martian fish.  Of course, this was some four to five billion years ago and it will be…

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Added by Larry Momo aka Thomas W Irons on March 9, 2015 at 10:12pm — No Comments


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2015 Prep Baseball Preview: SP, POLA & Mary Star All Aim To Shine

Springtime is in the air, and America's favorite pastime is beginning to blossom.

There is plenty of promise ahead for San Pedro, Port Of Los Angeles and Mary Star…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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POLAHS Girls Soccer Once Again Comes Up Second Best

LOS ANGELES - The jinx continues, and this one hurts more than ever before.

Top-seeded Port Of Los Angeles High girls soccer would once again come to the CIF-Los…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 8, 2015 at 8:33pm — No Comments


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San Pedro High Girls Basketball Takes Advantage Of 2nd Chance

The San Pedro High girls basketball team has had a marvelous run in 2014-2015, making history seemingly with every victory they accumulate.

This past Saturday took a…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 4, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments


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POLAHS Girls Soccer Is Headed Back To Another Shot At Destiny

It has been the goal all season long for Port Of Los Angeles High girls soccer to make it back to a CIF-Los Angeles City Section championship game, and it has not been an easy road.…

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Added by Jamaal Kellen Street on March 4, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

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To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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Added by San Pedro News Pilot on March 3, 2015 at 9:24am — No Comments

Curmudgeon Corner – Where Are The Vocations?

My Thoughts for March 1, 2015

Once again I’ve been confronted with my least favorite thing: change.  While talking with a friend of mine, I discovered our public schools have all but eliminated vocational training.  One of my memories of high school was the time I spent in vocational education classes.  To this day I still remember walking the path past a row of old brick buildings that housed these classes.  As students we referred to these classes as “shop classes.”  They were fun…

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Added by Larry Momo aka Thomas W Irons on March 1, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

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