May 2012 Blog Posts (12)

South Shores Neighborhood Watch meeting Tuesday, May 22

This coming Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm, there will be a South Shores Neighborhood Watch meeting at South Shores Magnet Elementary School auditorium. Topic will include local issues of "canners" or people collecting recycling, as well as door-to-door solicitors, crime trends in the greater San Pedro Area, as well as crime prevention tips and how to avoid being a victim.

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Added by The San Pedro Coast on May 22, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Dancing With Derivatives 'Pas De Deux'

The newly coined phrase, from Maureen Dowd of the New York Times comes from the latest two-step by Jamie Dimon, CEO at JPMorgan, where he managed to orchestrate Wall Street's latest big bank debacle.  He'll soon be "…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on May 18, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Locals Choice Voting

Please, - everyone who reads this... vote for a San Pedro business. The listings are all off the peninsula! What a cheek! Use the "other" choice, and get voting... Busy Bee, BrewCo, Mishi's etc., and of course #20... Gallery Neuartig.
http://oursouthbay.com/Locals-Choice-Voting/

Added by Andrew Silber on May 16, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

San Pedro Needs a Craft Store! (updated 5/16/2012)

I hope someday, someone who wants to start a business in downtown San Pedro, does a craft store. Sure we have Crafted coming soon, but we need a craft store! It doesn't have to be a chain store like JoAnn's or a Michael's. And I know we have (still?) a hobby store, but we gals & the kids want a craft store! We have SO many empty storefronts on 6th street lately, for example.

Or maybe someone at Crafted at the Port of L.A. can set this…

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Added by Marlene Bauman on May 16, 2012 at 8:06am — No Comments

Over the Top

First, I'm not a prude. Growing up in the '50s and '60s I got to see my share of
 Hugh Hefner's 
Playboy…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on May 14, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Redevelopment of Port O' Call is going through a Request For Proposal process!

Almost everyday someone approaches me and says "Joe please do something about Port O' Call." I want everyone to know that the redevelopment of the LA Waterfront is my highest priority and that the Request For Proposals is going out soon. We have already started showing and promoting the property to major developers. We will make the LA Waterfront a major attraction in Southern California.…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on May 14, 2012 at 12:44pm — 1 Comment

First 100 Days in Office

On Thursday May 10, 2012, I was proud to mark my first 100 days in office.

Celebrating the occasion, we put out one of our trademark videos, a compilation of clips and photos from the 55 videos on my …

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Added by Joe Buscaino on May 11, 2012 at 2:56pm — 1 Comment

Winners and Losers - America's Class System

The article below is reprinted from June 2008; nearly four years ago. Remember 2008? There was hope and change in the air, we elected 
Obama. Has anything changed? You bet it has! When I wrote this in 2008 I too had hope, hope for the have-nots. Unfortunately we've gone backwards since our last election. Will we make the same mistake again?
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Added by Lee Dworshak on May 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Doesn't My Real Estate Web Site Generate Leads For Me?

While we don't have exact figures, it's estimated that 85+% of all real estate
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Added by Lee Dworshak on May 8, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

110 Toll Lane Divides Rich and Poor

110 Toll Lane Divides Rich and Poor

The toll lanes planned for the 110 Freeway is not good for the poor and families. Nothing can be more divisive then a special road where people with money can drive and others can…
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Added by Justa Guy on May 6, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Skateboard Bombing motion addressed in City Council

Thank you LAPD Senior Lead Officer Art Ashcraft and Diana Nave, President of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council for participating in public comment today in City Council while my skateboard bombing motion was being discussed. The motion passed 12-0. Next step is for City Attorney to draft the ordinance, then back…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on May 2, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

DWP Upgrading Water Meters

In case you didn't know DWP is upgrading the water meters. I just spoke with a DWP employee out on our street.

They will be switching to a unit that can be read "electronically" or remotely. This will result in greater efficiency. It will only mean a reduction in staff by attrition.

So if you noticed a slight "hesitation" by the water coming out of your pipes, today or recently, it is likely due to this upgrade, as they of course have to turn off your water for just a few…

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Added by Marlene Bauman on May 1, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

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