Joe Buscaino's Blog Posts Tagged 'Pedro' (16)

Breakfast with Eric Garcetti and Joe Buscaino

A day before the election, on May 20, I would like to invite everyone to meet Eric Garcetti, my choice for Mayor of Los Angeles, at a breakfast at Pacific Diner in San Pedro at 6:30AM.…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on May 18, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Peck Park Skatepark Goundbreaking Ceremony Feb. 23, 2013

The Peck Park Skatepark groundbreaking ceremony and party was a great event. Thank you to everyone responsible for getting us to construction phase including the Los Angeles Department of Rec. and Parks, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Andy Harris and the San Pedro Skatepark Association an the Tony Hawk…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on February 25, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Report on Petroleum Tanks Including Rancho LPG in the Harbor Area

Several months ago my office coordinated a special meeting of the Public Safety Committee to discuss the safety of the Rancho LPG facility and similar petroleum storage and refinery facilities in my district.  I wanted to address community concerns about the perceived level of danger about having so many petroleum facilities in close proximity to our homes, neighbors, and families.  



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Added by Joe Buscaino on February 22, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Celebrating my FIRST anniversary as your Councilman!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I stood with my family, raised my right hand, and took the oath of office, being sworn in as the new councilman for the 15th District. It has been challenging, rewarding, exhausting, frustrating, and incredibly fun all at the same time. Just like a roller coaster, there have been ups and downs, but there is no question, this has been the ride of my life. Not a day goes by where I do not reflect on how…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on February 4, 2013 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Phillips 66 "flaring" a non-emergency in Harbor Area

Many of you may have seen the large black plume of smoke coming out of the Harbor Area today. The source was the Phillips 66 refinery in Wilmington where a non-emergency flaring operation was conducted following a loss of power to the plant. The LAFD said no response was required from…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on September 15, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Epic Fourth of July 2012 in San Pedro!

It was my pleasure, representing the City of Los Angeles, to participate in the many amazing Fourth of July events in San Pedro. From the 26th annual flag raising at the Villa family home on 18th St. in San Pedro to the annual Korean Friendship Bell ringing to the commissioning of the Iowa and lastly the fireworks at Cabrillo Beach it was an epic day for me personally. For the past six years on the fourth, I worked the streets as an LAPD officer keeping the community safe from illegal…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on July 6, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

WHITE POINT LANDSLIDE - Final Report, June 18, 2012

 

 

On Monday, June 18, 2012, City Engineer Gary Lee Moore, and geotechnical experts from the consulting firm Shannon & Wilson presented the findings contained in an 800-page report on the White Point Landslide – the November 20th 2011 geologic event that destroyed a…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on June 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 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

Target Store driveway finally fixed!

After many years of patching a piece of street with asphalt, the City of Los Angeles' Street Services put in a concrete patch in front of the Target store in San Pedro where underground water came up creating massive potholes and water puddles. We are hoping that this will now be a permanent fix.…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on April 25, 2012 at 2:18pm — 3 Comments

Dance Champs II competition

I had the pleasure of competing in Dance Champs II on Sunday April 15, 2012 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. It was a benefit for the Assistance League. Competitors include my partner Clarita Bassett, Michael Brophy and Cindy Bradley, Jan Kain and Lou Mardesich, Kathleen Mastin and Frank Sterling, Diane Lopez and Frank…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on April 16, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Proof that San Pedro once had its own city hall. Buried for 100 years, uncovered during construction

Construction workers found a large granite block with "City Hall 1907" written on it at a North Gaffey residential development. According Anne Hansford of the San Pedro Bay Historical Society, the date is consistent with the original San Pedro City Hall which was built in 1907. "Its been buried for over 100 years and I'm amazed in what good condition most of it is."…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on April 1, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Ballerina Misty Copeland visits San Pedro High School

It was my pleasure to be on hand to welcome Misty Copeland, soloist at the American Ballet Theater in New York, back to San Pedro High School on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

She spoke to the students about her experiences and I was honored to present her with a Certificate on behalf of the City.

Added by Joe Buscaino on February 9, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Superstar Skater Rob Dyrdek speaks to San Pedro Skaters.

Following two tragic deaths of teen skaters in San Pedro, most recently Caleb Daniel Simpson on Saturday, January 28, 2012, Councilman Joe Buscaino took advantage of the visit of skating and television superstar Rob Dyrdek to City Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 1, to ask him to speak directly to San Pedro teens who are "bombing" city streets at speeds of up to 40mph in hopes of reaching them and getting them to be safe when they skate.…

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Added by Joe Buscaino on February 1, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

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The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest), http://spiffest.org/ now in its 6th edition, to take place Thursday, October 5 – Sunday, October 15, 2017 in San Pedro, the Port of Los Angeles.The Festival will expand its area of submissions from feature films and short films, to include…See More
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Cristina Rebull is a Cuban powerhouse singer, actor, award winning writer, professor of theatre in Miami, where she resides. When she interprets a French classic you’ll think she is channeling Edith Piaf. Her Tangos are like watching a short story, her big, rich, emotionally expressive voice ranges in colors according to the character she becomes. She sings Spanish, English, Portuguese, and occasionally in Guarani (Paraguay). You’ll get a sense of being in Broadway Show with an intimacy only…See More
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"Was It Destiny?" by Barbara H. Clark at Institute of Musical Arts Building

September 23, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back our very own Storyteller Barbara H. Clark in “Was It Destiny?”, a solo performance of original stories. Barbara, a multi-award winning storyteller, never shies away from challenging issues.  In this show, she asks the following: Do you believe in destiny? Many people believe that certain events are inevitable, just meant to be. I always had my doubts about it. But, recently I had an occasion to look back…See More
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