May 2011 Blog Posts (38)

San Pedro is the home town of the worlds most famous ballerina


One of the most famous San Pedrans out in the world today is 26-year-old Misty Copeland, described by many accounts as the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theater. She recently did an interview with Travis Smiley on PBS and talked about her experience performing a sexy pas de deux to the hit "The Beautiful One" with legendary musician…


Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CSU Dominguez Hills To Host Pacific Islander College Fair June 4th

On Saturday, June 4, California State University, Dominguez Hills will host Journey to Success: Pacific Islander College Fair. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Loker Student Union on campus, the fair will feature a variety of interactive workshops and information sessions on topics including financial aid, admissions, and college life. Assemblymember Warren Furutani (55th District) will serve as guest speaker at the event.…


Added by CSUDominguezHills/Amy on May 27, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

CSU Dominguez Hills Recognized for Community Service

For the second year in a row, California State University, Dominguez Hills has been recognized for its support of volunteerism, service learning and civic engagement. CSU Dominguez Hills has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service.

The Corporation for National and Community Service, the…


Added by CSUDominguezHills/Amy on May 27, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Port Of Los Angeles High Softball Wins First CIF-Los Angeles City Section Championship!

Video and Text by Jamaal Street

Once the final out was recorded, it was time to rejoice for the small school from San Pedro, California. In its first year competing in the CIF-Los Angeles City Section playoffs, the Port Of Los Angeles High softball team claimed their, and the school's, first City Section title with a 2-0 win over Northridge Academy in the Small Schools Division finals at Birmingham High in Lake Balboa. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 will forever be known as the day the Polar…


Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 26, 2011 at 3:26am — No Comments

Wednesday Virtual Gallery: Ayako Ono

Gallery Neuartig in San Pedro is pleased to promote our artists online with our new feature: "Wednesday Virtual Gallery." Enjoy the following show. All pieces are captioned with details and prices.


To reinforce viewers' objectivity toward their own identity, through painting Ayako Ono has been trying to replicate the situation in which she objectively looks at herself and questions her own identity. She uses blue as a filter to look at the artwork itself through. Blue is a…


Added by Gallery Neuartig on May 25, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Croatian Small Goals Tournament this Saturday at Field of Dreams

The Fourth Annual Croatian Small goals Tournament is coming to San Pedro this Saturday. Croatians from all over the country will compete at Field of Dreams for bragging rights.

The tournament is part of the annual Croatian Independence day celebration which will be celebrated on 9th St. in front of Croatian Hall on Sunday, May 29. Everyone is invited to come and watch some fierce friendly competition and eat some Cevape!



Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 24, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Little Bird Time

One of our crows fledged today.  



A couple of months ago we noticed that every now and again a crow would fly into the tall palm tree in our back yard. Crows are very secretive about their nests, and are very quiet and surreptitious when coming and going. We realized what was happening when the crows began swiftly and determinedly escorting…


Added by Bernardo Alps on May 23, 2011 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments

Pastor's Message: Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 15, 2011

Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 23: 1-3a, 3b4, 5, 6; 1 Pt 2:20b-25; Jn 10:1-10

There is an old story about a famous actor who after performing soliloquies for a dinner gathering read as an encore Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd”. The audience was very impressed and gave him a standing

ovation. When they finished he spotted an elderly priest in the crowd and invited him to come and recite the same psalm. With a weak voice and true heart the… Continue

Added by Mary Star of the Sea on May 23, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Pastor's Message: Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 22, 2011

Readings for The Fifth Sunday of Easter:

Acts 6:1-7: 1 Pt 2:4-9; Jn 14:1-12

Directions were always very difficult when I

was studying Spanish in Guatemala

twenty-three years ago. Not because I did not

understand the language, Izquierda, derecha, derecho (left, right,

straight). The problem was that when you asked for simple

directions people would often point with their hands and say,

“go that direction and turn left, then go down a way… Continue

Added by Mary Star of the Sea on May 23, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Meet the Grunion at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro* next one is Friday June 17

Have you ever been to a Grunion run? Do you know what a Grunion is? The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro has been introducing the public to the Grunion since the 1960's.

The next Grunions runs sponsored by the Aquarium are Friday, June 3 at 8pm, Friday, June 17 at 8pm and Saturday, July 16 at 8pm.



Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 23, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Rapper Nipsey Hussle to perform at San Pedro's Levels Lounge

Rap star Nipsey Hussle is scheduled to perform at San Pedro's Levels Lounge on Friday, June 3. Hussle who's real name is Ermias Ashgedon has over 10,000,000 total video views on YouTube.

Hussle has appeared on the 2010 song "We Are the World 25 for Haiti and was chosen as one of XXL Magazine's "Annual Freshman Top Ten."

In March Hussle was present…


Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 21, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

FLAVORS OF HUNGARY FESTIVAL in San Pedro: June 12, 2011



*The renowned "Karpatok" Folk Dance Ensemble performing

the famous "Bottle Dance" and others!

*The Hungarian Scouts Chorus…


Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Are you ready for summer in San Pedro

Are you ready for summer in San Pedro??

The Port of Los Angeles has planned a great number of summer events this year to entertain and delight the entire family.

June 4th: Grand Opening of the 30-acre Wiomington Waterfront Park (10am-4pm)

The grand opening celebration will feature entertainment, games, park tours and free lunch. The new park…


Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

San Pedro Softball beats Granada 4-3, in quaqrterfinals

San Pedro High softball catcher Taylor Garcia belts the first pitch she sees for a long double to right field, driving home Koral Costa and Trista Chavez to power the host Pirates to a 4-3 win over Granada Hills in this CIF-Los Angeles City Section quarterfinal game from Thursday, May 19, 2011. This was Garcia's second walkoff hit of the 2011 season, and San Pedro's third. Video by Jamaal Street



Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 20, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Craig Huey to take on Janice Hahn in runoff

Rolling Hills Estates businessman, Republican Craig Huey will take on Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, a Democrat, in the July 12 runoff for Congressional District 36.

Huey leads Deborah Bowen by 750 votes after 10,327 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots were tallied, said Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan.

Logan… Continue

Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Fixing the System for Those Most in Need

During these challenging economic times, governments across the U.S. are facing unprecedented challenges to their ability to deliver services.  Nowhere is that more apparent than in the nation’s largest county – Los Angeles County.  As the ultimate safety net for those most in need, we must examine our largest expenditures and determine how we can maximize scarce taxpayer resources.


Without question, the single largest growth in County expenditures is the General Relief (GR)…


Added by Don Knabe on May 19, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Full I-405 Freeway Closure Scheduled for July 16-17

A full 53-hour closure of the I-405, roughly between the I-10 and U.S. 101, is planned for the weekend of July 16-17, 2011. The closure is needed because of demolition work scheduled on the Mulholland Bridge. Due to the steep nature of the bridge, the freeway in both directions must be closed to protect the public during demolition.


Demolition preparation work is scheduled to begin Friday night, July 15, 2011 at 10 p.m., and continue until Monday morning, July 18, 2011 at…


Added by Don Knabe on May 19, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

San Pedro Grunion Run Thursday May 19

It's that time again - the grunion run on the beach in San Pedro.


Made famous by "Three's Company" and the "Three Stooges," the grunion run is one of the most amazing natural phenomenon you'll ever get to see.


Small fish swim and twist onto shore to mate and lay eggs and then go back into the see.

The effect is peculiar to Southern California and happens only March through July. The no-catch, no-touch season last through…


Added by Eddie North-Hager on May 18, 2011 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

Camilla Townsend resigns as president of San Pedro Chamber of Commerce

Camilla Townsend, President/CEO of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce during the past five years announced her resignation today effective August 31, 2011.


"I do this with much gratitude to the Board of Directors for recruiting me five years ago to accept this position to facilitate a change in the mission and operations of the…


Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 17, 2011 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Rebekah Kim Named Field Deputy

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rebekah Kim as Field Deputy in the Fourth District’s San Pedro office, covering San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, La Rambla, Westfield and Academy Hills.


Rebekah has been a Field Representative for former Congresswoman Jane Harman for the past two years, working on labor, aerospace/defense and…


Added by Don Knabe on May 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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