San Pedro Shred returns

Third Annual San Pedro Shred: Festival of SK8 is back.

Third Annual San Pedro Shred: Festival of SK8 is back. Click image to view larger.

The 3rd Annual San Pedro Shred: Festival of SK8 will be held at the Gaffey Street Lookout Point on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. Wheels will be turning and bands will be playing.

Gaffey Street will be closed from 32nd Street to Shepard starting at 7am until 7pm so plan ahead!

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Point Fermin Residents Association meeting 5/23

The next Point Fermin Residents’ Association meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m. at Redmen’s Wigwam Lodge on Shepard Street.

Dr. Allen Franz will do a special presentation about drought resistant local plants to use for your gardens and lawn replacement.

Agenda items include updates on: the 5/13 Point Fermin Park shooting, Gaffey Street Pool construction; Sunken City; and Neighborhood Watch issues.

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SPHS modernization project meeting to be held June 3

SPHS modernization meeting flyer

SPHS modernization meeting. Click on image to enlarge.

The LAUSD Board of Education has identified San Pedro High School (SPHS) to be one of its initial new comprehensive modernization projects.

There will be a project planning meeting on Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 pm SPHS to share knowledge of the project and gather community input. Parent, neighbors, and community stakeholders are invited to attend.

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Emergency Preparedness Event on Wednesday

Peck Park Emergency Preparedness event.

Free event this Wednesday night.

This Wednesday 5/20, there will be an emergency preparedness event at Peck Park Auditorium. The presentation starts at 6:00 pm and will teach simple skills needed in the event of an emergency and how to build an emergency kit before an emergency occurs.

The event is being put on by the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, LAPD, LAFD, and COPE Preparedness.

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Phone lines down at Harbor LAPD

FYI, This is an informational message regarding the phone lines at Harbor Division. Due to the construction on the 110 N On-Ramp, our phone lines have been knocked out.

While the landlines are down the following numbers can be used to contact Harbor Division:

Front Desk: 310.484.3257 or 310.484.3227
Watch Commander: 310.484.3217
Detectives 310.484.3204
CRo /SLO 310.484.3188

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Motorcycle event to help kids with brain tumors

Every day, 13 children in the United States get the news that they have one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.

You can help them by participating in the 24th annual Los Angeles Ride for Kids event this Sunday, May 3, 2015 as a motorcyclist, fundraiser or volunteer. Donations benefit the Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation’s medical research and family support programs.

Riders on all makes and models are welcome to attend. The suggested minimum donation to ride is $40 per motorcycle. Onsite registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed for the event – just show up by 6:30am to be assigned a volunteer position.

The escorted ride starts at 10 a.m. sharp, rain or shine! The ride will loop back to the start point.

At the event, there will be a drawing for a new Honda motorcycle and other great prizes (must be present to win). All participants receive free beverages, a light breakfast and lunch. You’ll also get to meet your local Stars!

Schedule of events for the Los Angeles Ride for Kids, Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Schedule of events for the Los Angeles Ride for Kids, Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Giving back — Pedro style

The Corner Store, San Pedro, CA

File photo of The Corner Store before the outdoor seating and landscaping were added.

Peggy and Bruce Lindquist, owners of The Corner Store, give a lot to our community and are completely humble about it. From frequently holding fundraisers for the Point Fermin Lighthouse and Marine Mammal Care Center to rescuing wayward dogs to giving jobs to neighborhood kids to collecting supplies for pinnipeds to hosting the community share library,group meetings, and community celebrations such as Santa visits, community clean-ups, neighborhood watch meetings, etc.

They remind me of that bumper sticker “Think globally. Act locally.”

Here’s your chance to give back to Peggy and Bruce, our unsung heroes of the Palisades neighborhood.

Local resident and president of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC), James Dimon, is organizing a beautification project to help out Peggy and Bruce. James got Coppa Woodworking involved — they are fixing up the front doors and making two new screen doors for the entrance for no charge. Terry Katnich of South Shores Ace Hardware is donating materials and paint to spruce up the front of The Corner Store.

James is also looking to replace the sign on the front of the building with an identical sign in aluminum and polyurethane. He still needs to raise about $800 in donations to achieve that goal. He’s also looking for some volunteers who are good at patching stucco, have a paint sprayer, and have scaffolding for a mid-May beautification weekend. If you are interested in helping out, email James Dimon.

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Olguin Campus pool dates & hours

The following is a list of requested dates and hours for the public use of the San Pedro High School Olguin Campus pool. The hours are not yet set in stone and are subject to last minute changes.

Requested hours for public use of SPHS Olguin campus pool.

Requested hours for public use of SPHS Olguin campus pool June 13 – August 16, 2015.

Keep an eye open on www.laparks.org for a listing of the final hours when they become available.

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Pt. Fermin seepage and White Point landslide meeting

Point Fermin Lighthouse, San Pedro, CA

Point Fermin Lighthouse, Photo by Doug Kerr

A representative from the L.A. Bureau of Engineering (BOE) will be discussing the test results gathered from two new deep wells drilled in front of the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse. The purpose of the wells is to monitor the ground water and land movement.  There will also be updates provided on the White Point Landslide project and a question and answer period following the presentation. Residents welcome.

Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC)
Coastal Risk & Beautification Committee Meeting
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Marine Exchange Conference Room
3601 S. Gaffey St #803
San Pedro, CA  90731

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Olguin campus pool to open to residents

San Pedro High School Olguin campus pool opened in fall 2012.

San Pedro High School Olguin campus pool. Photo by Pinner Construction.

LAUSD will be opening the pool at the San Pedro High School’s John and Muriel Olguin camps to the public this summer. Details are still being worked out with the Department of Recreation and Parks. The pool will most likely be available to the public from June through August.

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino found the money for staffing and programming while LAUSD District 7 Board President, Dr. Richard Vladovic found the money for maintenance and operational costs during the summer months.

More details will be announced when available.

Gaffey Street Pool plans

An overview of what the proposed Gaffey Street Pool renovations will look like on completion.

In the meantime, work is ongoing at the Gaffey Street Pool which will also be available during the summer months starting in 2016.

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