Coyotes to be topic of discussion under the stars

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One of the hottest topics in the neighborhood lately (other than the weather) is the presence of coyotes in our coastal town.

At the July Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) meeting, CSPNC President James Dimon announced briefly that coyotes will be trapped at White Point Nature Preserve. At this Monday’s meeting, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Southern Enforcement District Lieutenant Kent Smirl will speak about implementing a Wildlife Watch program.

This month’s CSPNC meeting will be held under the stars on Monday, August 17 at 6:30pm at the Point Fermin Park bandshell. There will be food and beverage for those who show up early.

Do you have questions or concerns about coyotes? If so, please attend the meeting. Other topics of discussion will be the future of the Red Car, a potluck beach party, and neighborhood watch porch candle program. Download the full agenda on the CSPNC website.

UPDATE 8/18:
The presentation regarding coyotes by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) last night was quite informative. They are aiming to educate the public about Continue reading

Special Olympics torch ceremony at the Korean Bell of Friendship tomorrow

Special Olympics torch run

The Flame of Hope arrives in San Pedro at the USS Iowa on Tuesday, July 21. The Special Olympics torch runners will be in San Pedro again this Thursday.

All the way from Greece comes the Flame of Hope to our hamlet by the sea. This Thursday, July 23, the torch will be carried by law enforcement and athletes to a ceremony at the Korean Bell of Friendship before ending up at the Special Olympics World Games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The torch will be carried from the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to the Korean Bell of Friendship from 8:15am – 8:25am. The ceremony will take place at the bell from  Continue reading

Seal Day today!

Seal Day Flyer

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There will be plenty of entertainment over at the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) today from 11am to 4pm — live music, crafts & games, vendors, movie screenings and more.

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Coffee with a Cop again!

coffee with a cop

Coffee with a Cop went so well today, Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight will be returning tomorrow, Friday, June 19 at 1:30pm, with Deputy District City Attorney Lauren Halligan. Bring your questions and ideas!

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Coffee with a Cop this Thursday

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Join SLO Eve Wight for coffee this Thursday.

LAPD Sr. Lead Officer (SLO) Eve Wight will be at The Corner Store this Thursday at 1:30pm for a cup of coffee and lemon cake. She’ll be available to hear from residents about their concerns or ideas about our coastal neighborhood.

In related news, two suspects have been charged in the May 13 shooting at Point Fermin Park but currently the victim and witnesses are being uncooperative. No weapon was recovered.

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Olguin Pool to open this weekend

Olguin Pool Public Opening Invitation

This Saturday the public is invited to the public opening of the Olguin Pool.

This Saturday June 13 is the long awaited public opening of the Olguin Pool. The public is invited to attend the ceremonies starting at 12:30pm. Council District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino, LAUSD Board President Dr. Richard Vladovic and representatives from the Department of Recreation and Parks and Kaiser Permanente are scheduled to be in attendance.

Lap swimming and recreational swimming are available for individual entry fees ($1-3.50) or multiple-use passes ($10–87.50). Pool activities will also include novice swim and diving teams, junior lifeguard training, and private, semi-private and group swim lessons for children and adults. See the schedule below. Continue reading

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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