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Beloved San Pedro Landmark - Gaffey Street Bridge - Closes Monday for 60 days

Starting Monday the Gaffey Street Bridge will be closed for renovation for 60 days, according to Councilwoman Janice Hahn and the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.

 

Use alternate crosswalks on Santa Cruz Street or 1st Street.



On Saturday, April 30, 2011 and Saturday, May 7, 2011, there will be a full closure of the 110 South Gaffey Street exit from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to work on the bridge. Use alternate routes, such as the Harbor Blvd. or Channel Street freeway…

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Added by San Pedro News Pilot on April 22, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Thanks for thinking Think Prime

Thanks to everyone who thinks Think Prime is their favorite San Pedro restaurant.

 

While it is a great restaurant, it is not in San Pedro. Like Green Hills Cemetary, Think Prime is in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Added by M Richards on April 20, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments

San Pedro Punk - The Underground Railroad to Candyland

This rock/punk/surf band - Todd Congelliere-Jimmy Felix-Chachi-Jack Doyle-Trevor Whenever-John Predney - 

 are proud of their San Pedro roots. They were recently featured in PunkNews. They've been around about five years, have toured nationally and are signed to…

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Added by Eddie North-Hager on April 20, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

San Pedro native, Jack Baric, director and producer of "Searching for a Storm," the documentary of Ante Gotovina talks about the General's conviction as a war criminal

San Pedro Croatians "shocked" by United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) verdict which found Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač guilty of war crimes, sentencing them to 24 and 18 years in…

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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on April 15, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Opening of the 8th annual LA Harbor International Film Festival in San Pedro, California

 

The 8th annual LA Harbor International Film Festival kicked off Thursday morning at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, with local schools being invited for a viewing of Treasure Island. The students participated in the Festival's "Read the Book, See the Movie" program.

 

The Festival continues with a showing of "Joe's Sea" (Il mare di…
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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on April 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Honorary Mayor of San Pedro candidate Joe Buscaino talks about fundraising and Dodgers.

 

I've known Joe Buscaino since we were both children. I remember photographing his childhood home every year for the Daily Breeze at Christmas time because his dad always went above and beyond with the lights and decorations. I remember celebrating with him in the yellow seats at Dodger Stadium during the 1988 World Series when Kirk Gibson hit a home run in the 9th…
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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on April 12, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

April Gray Whales

I saw seven gray whales on Sunday.

 

It is widely believed that the gray whale migration in our area ends in late March or early April, but the truth is that grays pass by our shores through May and occasionally into June. Most local whale watching ceases after the first week of April…

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Added by Bernardo Alps on April 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Humpin' Happy in San Pedro

 

 

Participation, family and togetherness played out this entire weekend in San Pedro where lots of events got everyone out.

 

First Thursday kicked the weekend off early, followed by a comedy fundraiser for local non-profits at Croatian Hall where Mike Marino entertained. On Saturday, the Corner Store had an Easter Egg…

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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on April 11, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

New Goodwill Store Under Construction

There is a new Goodwill Store under construction on the top level of The Terraces, along Western Avenue, in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Notices on the door state that there will be job interviews beginning on April 19 and they will be conducted at other outlets.

I don't know when the store will open.

Yes, it's not in "San Pedro" but to many of us older Eastview residents, our hearts remain firmly loving San Pedro.

Added by M Richards on April 7, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Pastor's Message: Fourth Sunday of Lent

     In my first assignment as a priest I regularly visited an elderly man in his nineties, Jose Holguin. Jose insisted on playing a little jazz piano after I would give him communion. At his age he could not hit all of the proper keys on the piano, but you could still recognize the tune and understand that once this was a very good musician. One day, I was called to the hospital to anoint Jose before a serious operation. When I arrived he was being wheeled into the operating room. The…

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Added by Mary Star of the Sea on April 5, 2011 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Can Facebook and Twitter predict the winner of political campaigns?

Here in San Pedro, we are in the middle of two very popular election campaigns. One is for fun and serves as a fundraiser for local non-profits, where San Pedroans will choose an "Honorary Mayor," while the other is a more consequential congressional campaign, a race for the 36th Congressional District Seat in Congress.



As many know, there are five local citizens that are vying for the Honorary Mayor of San Pedro position, a bi-annual event sponsored by the… Continue

Added by Branimir Kvartuc on April 5, 2011 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Omelette and Waffle Shop my breakfast stop in San Pedro

In LA when you see people waiting outside a restaurant it can mean a lot of different things.



Of course there's the smokers. They often make you think a place is happening, only to find out they are just loitering.

 

Then there are the traditions. Places like Titos in Culver City or…

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Added by Eddie North-Hager on April 4, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Do you have community issues... well maybe we can help...

We all have issues regarding our quality of life in the community. The “Community Issues Committee’s” mission statement is to “serve as the gateway, by focusing on quality of life issues that come from the community stakeholders/neighbors and communicate to best resolve and find solutions to advice the City of Los Angeles and the governing board of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council.



This committee’s goals are to be a “On stop shop” for stakeholders/neighbors and board… Continue

Added by John M. Mavar on April 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Port of Los Angeles Plans Expansion according to the Journal of Commerce

The Journal of Commerce is reporting that the LA-Long Beach Ports Plan Expansion and "move aggressively to protect market share as economy recovers."



The journal reports that the port of Los Angeles is expanding its China Shipping and TraPac container terminals and says expansion projects to follow will most likely be the APL facility, Yang Ming Marine Transportation and Yusen Terminals.



"The ports learned during the economic recession the importance of operating more…

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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on April 2, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pastor's Message: Third Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent: Ex 17:3-7; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42



A new pastor was out visiting his parishioners one Saturday afternoon. All went well until he came to one house. Although it was obvious someone was home, no one came to the door, even after he had knocked several times. Finally, he pulled out his card, wrote,…

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Added by Mary Star of the Sea on March 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

SOMETHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: WELCOME BACK SAN PEDRO NEWS PILOT

In the summer of 1994, as a journalism student and wannabe photographer at El Camino College in Torrance, I made a photograph that was published on the front page of the local newspaper.



The photo was of the 10-foot statue of Mary which is mounted on top of the Mary Star of the Sea tower, her arms outstretched toward the Port of Los Angeles.



A gift from the parish fisherman in 1961, the statue was brought down to earth for restoration, making it available to view up close for… Continue

Added by Branimir Kvartuc on March 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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