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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

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

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

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

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

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

How did you hear of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden?

How did you hear of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden?



I experienced the news via Twitter!



White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer tweeted just after 9:45 p.m., "POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern Time."



10:30 p.m. on Sunday night? I feared that it could be one of those "there is an astroid headed for Earth" kind of press conferences.



I turned on CNN to hear Wolf…

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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on May 2, 2011 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Bands Wanted for 23rd annual Taste in San Pedro

The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce

and The Port of Los Angeles Present

The 23rd Annual “Taste in San Pedro at the Port of Los Angeles”

 





The 23rd Taste will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 5th, 6th and 7th, on the Waterfront

at the Port of Los Angeles. The venue…

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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on April 25, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Mumford and Sons arrive by train to San Pedro, California during the Rail Road Revival Tour

The arrival of the Railroad Revival tour to San Pedro was an epic event for San Pedro. Three bands, Mumford & SonsEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show arrived to town in a style unlike any in recent memory. Traveling exclusively in vintage rail cars, the three bands arrived…

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Added by Branimir Kvartuc on April 23, 2011 at 4:00am — 3 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

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

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

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

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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The San Pedro Bay Historical Society presents The South Bay Folk Artists as part of their First Sunday Speaker Series, who will discuss and display the art of tole painting. The event will be held on Sunday, October 5, at the Muller House Museum from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Tours of the house will be given at 3 o’clock. The Muller House is located on 1542 S. Beacon Street, San Pedro. For more info go to sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.org or email…See More
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The 2013 Prep Girls Volleyball scene in San Pedro ended too soon for San Pedro High, who for the fourth straight season placed third in the Marine League and lost in the first round of the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I playoffs. Mary Star wasn't able to make the playoffs at all in the CIF-Southern Section after winning…See More
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Nearly a year ago, the San Pedro High girls volleyball team came up on a desperate, yet remarkable comeback from a 14-8 deficit in a winner-take-all fifth set against Harbor Area neighbor Banning of Wilmington to win an incredible match so memorable, that moment was dubbed 'The Miracle On 17th Street'.There were no miracles needed…See More
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Obituary for Michael A. Simms

Michael A Simms, 77, a long-time resident of San Pedro,  peacefully passed away at his home in Grays River, WA, August 8th, while surrounded by family and friends.Born March 29, 1937 in Los Angeles to Lee and Margaret Lawrence-Simms, Michael grew up on the lots of MGM and Columbia Studios where he performed bit parts with Spencer Tracy in the Academy-Award winning movie "Edison, the Man".  He also appeared in the popular "Blondie" series with his brother, child actor Larry Simms.Mike loved the…See More
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