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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…

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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

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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… 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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

White's Point Humpback Whale Towed into the Sunset

 

Los Angeles County Lifeguard Captain Mike Inscore pumped his left fist triumphantly in the air, signaling that the humpback whale carcass had finally come loose from the rocks at White’s Point in San Pedro on Thursday, May 12. High tide was drawing near and the mass of flesh, blubber and bones had given no indication that it was willing to budge, despite the insistent tugs from a powerful Baywatch Cabrillo rescue boat. But now it was floating free from the jagged rocks for the first…

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Added by Bernardo Alps on May 16, 2011 at 6:38am — 5 Comments

San Pedro High School track dedicated to Sam Domancich

Kuzma Domancich got emotional and simply said "Its beautiful," when the new sign under the scoreboard at Pirate Stadium was unveiled with his brothers name on it. "Sam Domancich Track"



Domancich, who died in January, was instrumental in getting the all weather track financed and added to the new stadium.



On Saturday, 150 friends and members of the community including granddaughters Haley, Holly and Hanna were on hand for a ceremony naming the track after Domancich.…

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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 16, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Janice Hahn and the other congressional candidates debate on KCRW's Warren Olney show

The top four candidates- Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State; Janice Hahn, Los Angeles City Councilwoman; Marcy Winograd, English Teacher at Crenshaw High School; Mike Gin, Mayor of Redondo Beach - took to the mic with the amazing Warren Olney Wednesday to talk about who should replace Jane Harman in the 36th District Congressional Seat.…

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Added by San Pedro News Pilot on May 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Humpback Whale to Become Shark Bait

There is now a little less of the beached humpback whale on the rocks at White’s Point in San Pedro. The dead animal has been featured in multiple media accounts, but now it is also destined to star in a show on the National Geographic Channel. Or at least put in a cameo appearance. As shark bait.

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Added by Bernardo Alps on May 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

PORT OF LOS ANGELES SET TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF ‘GHOST FISH’ WATERFRONT PROJECT

The “Ghost Fish” sculpture, a 40-foot blue fin tuna hung from a galvanized steel frame over the water at Berth 73 near Sampson Way, will incorporate aluminum and glass cast objects and artifacts gathered from local fishermen. A solar-powered camera and video screen in the fish’s eye will illuminate, according to an email they sent me.…

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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 11, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

San Pedro favorite son & punk legend Mike Watt returns to LA and Echo Park's Bootleg Theater

Fresh off an East Coast tour, Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Firehose and now leading the Missing Men will be at intimately cool Bootleg Bar (2220 Beverly Blvd) fresh off an East…

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Added by San Pedro News Pilot on May 11, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

JOHN OLGUIN AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY - THE LIFE OF AN OARSMAN

News Update – May 10, 2011



With the manuscript currently under final review, the release of the "The Life of an Oarsman" is scheduled to coincide with this year's Sea Fair at the end of October. Books will be available at $30.



The price is $26.95 if you order your copy prior to the end of… Continue

Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 10, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

What should happen to the San Pedro smokestack off the Harbor Freeway?

On Facebook, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council asks a great question:

 

What do you think should happen to the smokestack off the 110 freeway on the sanitation yard, that says "San Pedro"? Remove, keep, fix up?

This caught my attention because I read with some alarm about the…

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Added by Eddie North-Hager on May 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Whale Killed by Ship Ends Up at White's Point

I didn’t hear the phone ring Sunday morning, but I slowly started to let go of my dreams as I heard fragments of a conversation that ended in “…we’ll be right there. Thanks for reporting it.” My eyes weren’t open yet when Diane said; “that was Matt (Christopherson); a Cabrillo Marine Aquarium volunter reported a dead marine mammal at White’s Point; larger than a sea lion but he can’t tell what it is.”

 

As we…

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Added by Bernardo Alps on May 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Pastor's Message: Third Easter Sunday

May 8, 2011

Third Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:14, 22-33; 1 Pt 1:17-21: Lk 24:13-35



Today’s Gospel has the story of the road to Emmaus. I am always reminded of a poster I had in the confessional of my first parish of an idyllic autumn road with the inscription, “Happiness is not found at the end of the journey, but along the way.” The two disciples were definitely not on the road to happiness. They were walking away from

Jerusalem, confused and dismayed. Only one of them is named,… Continue

Added by Mary Star of the Sea on May 6, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Croatian Cultural Center hosts Mexicanos Somos and San Pedro Art Association on First Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Croatian Cultural Center hosted an art exhibit my Mexicanos Somos and the San Pedro Art Association during First Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 6, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Capitalism, democracy and human resources

I’m a small business owner, and like most Americans, I believe in capitalism. There’s no better economic system for taking advantage of every person’s ability to create value for society. Also, like most Americans, I believe in democracy: government by and for the benefit of all citizens; that grants every individual the opportunity to strive for life, liberty and…

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Added by Alfred Daniel on May 6, 2011 at 10:12am — No Comments

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