January 2012 Blog Posts (28)

Long Beach Opera presents "Maria de Buenos Aires" at the Warner Grand Theater

Long Beach Opera presents "Maria de Buenos Aires" at the Warner Grand Theater, Saturday, February 4th, at 8pm.


From our fantastic website, Experience San Pedro:…


Added by Marlene Bauman on January 31, 2012 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Joe Buscaino swearing in at Los Angeles City Hall

It was a wonderful day Tuesday for me and my family as I was sworn in as the newest Councilmember representing the 15th District including San Pedro. 

My first Council meeting will be Wednesday, February 1, 2012. I am very much looking forward to taking my seat at the horseshoe and representing all of you.

Added by Joe Buscaino on January 31, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Skate or Die or Skate and Die

As you drive through San Pedro and surrounding neighborhoods you may have encountered skateboarders racing down our street and blocking traffic. There has been an increase of this issue which has angered drivers and worried residents. Unfortunately while the dare devil skaters continue to dart in and out of traffic, an accident occurred resulting in an untimely death of a young skater. Could this accident been prevented? Now more than ever, we need to rally, as a community, to prevent future…


Added by John M. Mavar on January 31, 2012 at 1:31am — No Comments

Teen dies from San Pedro skateboarding accident injuries - (from the Daily Breeze)

Another tragic death from a skateboarding accident! I don't know how school authorities, parents and/or police can stop this but I hope something/someone finds a way... MB

From Donna Littlejohn, Daily Breeze:

"A Lancaster teen has died from injuries suffered over the weekend while he was skateboarding downhill near Averill Park in San Pedro, county coroner's officials said Monday.

Caleb Daniel Simpson, 15, reportedly was skating with his cousin…


Added by Marlene Bauman on January 30, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

What's In a Number - The Real 99%

"A Harvard business prof and a behavioral economist recently asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth is distributed in the United States. Most thought that it’s more balanced than it actually is. Asked to choose their ideal…

Added by Lee Dworshak on January 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SPAA Love of Art Exhibit

Feb. 12th San Pedro Art Association is having their 1st exhibit opening reception of the year, Noon to 6 PM titled

   "Love of Art "

“In San Pedro”


Exhibit runs Feb 12th - April.


Ports O' Call Village

Berth 76 San Pedro, CA 90731



Opening Reception 

Will include

"Paint Your heART" cookies Noon to 3 PM…


Added by Lorna Lee Locke Salem on January 29, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

Portrait Demonstration by Loretta McNair for First Thursday

San Pedro’s 1st Thursdays Art Walk features 30 some galleries, whose range of work includes contemporary and textile art. Start at 6th and 7th streets at South Pacific Avenue. Walk the loop and soak in the beauty.

San Pedro Art Association proudly announces

Portraiture and Figurative Artist Loretta McNair at the Croatian Center,  7th and Pacific Ave. 6 PM

Multi talented…


Added by Lorna Lee Locke Salem on January 29, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

America's Divorce Agreement

Perhaps there is hope for us after all.

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:


We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

Our two…


Added by Lee Dworshak on January 27, 2012 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Councilman-elect Joe Buscaino attends Opening Day of Camp Run-A-Mutt in Harbor Gateway

Camp Run-A-Mutt Opens in Habor Gateway

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Councilman-elect Joe Buscaino, his family including dog Rocco, Small Business Liaison Ana Dragin, joined Director of Business Development for Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce for a tour of the new facility.

From their website: “Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique cage free…


Added by Marlene Bauman on January 27, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Balancing Multipule Careers? - You're Not Alone

Check out this 2007 book "One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success" by…


Added by Lee Dworshak on January 26, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Pastor's Message January 29

January 29, 2012

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Dt 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28

Hollywood loves movies dealing with absolute evil bringing fear into the lives of ordinary people.  The evil comes from vampires, psychopathic killers, zombies, ghosts, demon possessions and anything else that can be dreamed of that will bring fear to an audience.  The scarier the movie and the more evil the antagonist, the more popular the movie will become.  The plots of these films are…


Added by Mary Star of the Sea on January 25, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

Harbor Animal Care Shelter needs blankets

From Donna Littlejohn, via San Pedro Today magazine:
"I got a call this morning from Theresa Sardisco who says the Harbor Animal Care Shelter is in dire need of blanket donations. The nights have been especially cold, she said. Pedro Pet Pals is organizing a shelter blanket drive for February -- but in the meantime, everyone's also encouraged to drop off blankets now if they…

Added by Marlene Bauman on January 24, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

San Pedro Packages for Patriots

Mike Walker, a local San Pedro auto repair shop owner on N. Gaffey Street (across from Fantastic Cafe), has been doing a tremendous job of supporting our troops overseas for over four years now.  Check out his story at his website http://www.sanpedropackagesforpatriots.com and be sure to click on "Items Needed" for a list of goods he…


Added by Lee Dworshak on January 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My condolences to the Steve Saggiani Family

I am greatly saddened to learn of the death of San Pedro resident Steve Saggiani, killed tragically Thursday evening, while performing his duties as a longshoreman at the Port of Long Beach. As a person who has family and many friends in the ILWU, I would like to express my deepest personal sympathies and condolences to the Saggiani family and to all his brothers and sisters of the ILWU.

Working as a longshoreman, loading and unloading the ships that import and export the…


Added by Joe Buscaino on January 21, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

U.S. Postage Rate Increase Effective Monday, January 22, 2012

On January 22, 2012 the U.S. Postal Service® will implement a postage rate increase for all mail classes including First Class Mail®, Priority Mail and Express Mail along with many special services.

Summary of the 2012 USPS postage rate increase:

  • First Class Letters (1 oz.) will increase by one cent to $0.45 from $0.44. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.20 (no change)
  • First Class Flats (1…

Added by Marlene Bauman on January 21, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments



Los Angeles City Engineer, Gary Lee Moore, briefed me Friday morning on the status of the White Point Landslide.


The briefing included a 300-page Preliminary Geotechnical Report which provides a summary of the progress of the investigation and monitoring but offered no analysis, just facts of the current situation .


"I am pleased to report that we have seen no ground movement on…


Added by Joe Buscaino on January 20, 2012 at 3:07pm — 3 Comments

Patience, Patience, Patience - The 2nd Most Important Element in Real Estate

Understanding the Real Estate market these days can be difficult at best. The reports and articles that keep surfacing about real estate are enough to keep a person's head spinning. Is this a buyer's market? A seller's market? Can I get financing? Will interest…


Added by Lee Dworshak on January 19, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Thank you SAN PEDRO for all your support!

Thank you everyone for all your well wishes! What an amazing night of my life Tuesday!!  We are an amazing community and we will only get better and stronger! We will grow old together. Much love to all of you! 


On Wednesday, I spent my first unofficial day at City Hall. It was an absolutely wonderful feeling. Here is a video of my first experience on the floor.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaino @LA15th




Added by Joe Buscaino on January 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Many Congrats to Joe Buscaino!

News is here

Added by Andrew Silber on January 18, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

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