Hey Rookie Pool hours and activities

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Photo: L.A. Dept. of Recreation and Parks

Have you visited the newly restored Hey Rookie Pool yet? The pool will be open year-round and is ready for the public to use.

Several activities have already started besides the daily open swim — lap swimming, youth and adult swim lessons (group, semi-private, and private) and adult aquacize. For ages 7–17 there is a swimming team and synchronized swimming team. Ages 10–17 can join the Junior Lifeguard program to learn some valuable skills.

View the full schedule and pricing below:

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Paseo del Mar Draft EIR released. Upcoming meeting.

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The Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Paseo del Mar Permanent Restoration Project. It is available for public review at http://eng.lacity.org/techdocs/emg/paseodelmar_restoration.htm, the San Pedro Library, Miraleste Library, Council District 15 office in San Pedro, and at the Bureau of Engineering downtown. See the Notice of Availability for more information.

This project is in the pre-design phase. Concurrently, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) work is progressing.

There will be a 60-day review period from April 6 – June 5. Public comment is encouraged. Comments will be accepted from April 6, 2017 to June 5, 2017. Submit comments by e-mail to William.Jones@lacity.org (please include “Paseo Del Mar Comments” in the subject line), by fax to (213) 847-0656, or in writing to the address below no later than 5:00 p.m on June 5, 2017.

Mr. William Jones, Environmental Supervisor II
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Save the date for the public meeting to solicit comments regarding the DEIR to be held

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm
The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina
Cabrillo Marina Community Room
2865 Via Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, CA 90731

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Emergency response exercises at ports Tuesday

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There will be a full-scale emergency response exercise in the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. conducted by the Coast Guard, FBI, Los Angeles Port Police, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Long Beach Police Department, and Long Beach Fire Department.

The exercise will be held in the vicinity of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and will include several assets from multiple response agencies. The exercise is designed to enhance federal, state and local response coordination if there was a threat to the port. Boaters and the public may notice increased law enforcement activity within the port, including helicopters in the sky, vehicles, vessels, sirens, blue lights, blank fire and flash bangs in the area.

These exercises are conducted annually and the exercise activities will be limited to specific areas and should not impact commercial vessel traffic.  However, the Catalina Express Parking lot will be off-limits during this exercise so there will be no access to Catalina Express, their restaurants, the Cruise Ship Promenade including the Bocce Ball Courts from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, March 7th.

The Captain of the Port has issued a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, in the Los Angeles Main Channel from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., March 7, 2017. No vessel or person is permitted to operate in the temporary safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her designated representative. For more information or to request authorization, please contact the Los Angeles-Long Beach command duty officer via VHF radio or at 310-521-3801.

For additional information, please contact:

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Parks meeting tonight

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Tonight at 5pm there will be an Angels Gate Park Advisory Board (PAB) meeting at the Angels Gate Park office (in the courtyard with the Hosteling International office on 36th/Leavenworth off of Gaffey Street).

The PAB covers the areas of White Point Nature Preserve, Wilder’s Addition, Point Fermin Park, Sunken City, Lookout Park, and Angels Gate Park.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Stackhouse, Senior Recreation Director II of Angels Gate, Daniels Field, Field of Dreams, Point Fermin & Ken Malloy Harbor Regional at 310.548.7705.

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Meetings regarding parks, San Pedro High School, and coyotes

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There are three meetings coming up that residents may be interested in attending.

The Angels Gate Park Advisory Board will be holding a meeting Tuesday, January 31 from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm at the Angels Gate Park Office at 3601 S. Gaffey St. On the agenda are discussions of Wilder’s Annex, White Point Nature Preserve, and Hey Rookie Pool. Check out the full agenda on the Angels Gate Park Advisory Board Facebook page.

LAUSD will be hosting a community meeting to review preliminary design concepts for a renovation of San Pedro High School. The meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 pm at the San Pedro High School Auditorium at 1001 W 15th St. If you would like more information call Teresa Akins at FSD Community Relations at 213-241-1326 or Teresa.Akins@lausd.net.

L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation presents Living With Urban Coyotes on Thursday, February 2 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Wildlife Specialist Colleen MacKay will be discussing issues and concerns relating to coyotes. The Deane Dana Friendship Park Nature Center is located at 1805 W. 9th St. For more information contact 310-519-6115 or hinzunza@parks.lacounty.gov.

More upcoming events can be found on our event calendar.

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Santa to visit the Corner Store tonight

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Tonight at The Corner Store, Santa Claus arrives at 5:30 pm. He and his elves will be greeting children until 7:30 pm. Expect snow in the forecast!

At 7:00 pm, join the caroling around the neighborhood. Bring your flashlights and jingle bells.

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Paseo del Mar scoping meeting scheduled for Oct 26

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A scoping meeting is planned for later this month to discuss the rebuilding of Paseo del Mar at the site of the White Point Landslide. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain input on the scope of the contents of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). In addition,  information will be presented on the proposed project design.

The meeting will be held at the following date, time, and location:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm
The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina, Cabrillo Marina Community Room
2865 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, CA 90731

Written comments will be accepted from October 6, 2016 to November 4, 2016 extended to November 10, 2016. Please send your comments:

By mail:
Mr. William Jones, Environmental Supervisor II
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939, Los Angeles, CA 90015

By e-mail
William.Jones@lacity.org (please include “Paseo Del Mar Comments” in the subject line)

By fax:
(213) 847-0656.

Download the Notice of Preparation documents here: Notice of Preparation 2016-10-06

Please note that the Initial Study Checklist will be available online in the coming week at http://eng.lacity.org/techdocs/emg/projects.htm.

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Are CSPNC Communications Committee budget proposals too much?

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UPDATE #2: The meeting has been rescheduled. Please see below for the new date/time.

UPDATE: I found the most current CSPNC budget not available on the Neighborhood Council’s website but on a Neighborhood Watch Facebook page. It is vastly different than the latest budget available on cspnc.org so the numbers below have been updated to reflect this new information. Please note that Neighborhood Purpose Grants and Community Improvement Projects account for 41% of the new budget.

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This Friday evening, the Communications Committee of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) is holding a meeting to propose $12,500 in outreach spending. This spending would be for video production, welcome signage, public safety parties, and resident data collection. Some of the outreach items not included in this proposal are the already budgeted items of $13,750 $4,300 for newsletters, meeting expenses, and website maintenance. That brings the outreach expenditure total to a minimum of $26,250 $16,800.

The entire CSPNC budget for the year is only $37,000. If these proposals by the Communications Committee are approved, where will be the money for Neighborhood Purpose Grants, Community Improvement Projects, or basic operational expenses? the outreach budget would be at least 45% of the total NC budget.

How would you like to see the CSPNC spend $37,000? How about using some of that money for Community Improvement Projects that would open the door to projects by homeowner groups, neighborhood watch groups, parent/teacher associations, service clubs, etc. who are ineligible to apply for Neighborhood Purpose Grants but have a significant stake in the neighborhood? How about tree planting parties or movie nights in the park or community awards ceremony for best drought-tolerant landscape, best community volunteer, business of the year, etc.?

View the meeting agenda here: 08/19 Communications Committee Agenda
08/23 Communications Committee agenda

If you would like to share your opinions or concerns about these proposals, the public is invited to attend the meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can contact the CSPNC at (310) 918-8650 or cspnclive@gmail.com.

Meeting Info
CSPNC Communications Committee Meeting
Marine Exchange Conference Room
3601 S. Gaffey St #803, San Pedro, CA 90731
Friday, August 19, 2016 Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Doors open at 5:00pm Call to order 6:00 pm
Meeting 5:30pm–6:15pm

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Care about our Parks? Join the Park Advisory Board!

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A call for volunteers to sit on and make up the Park Advisory Board has been made to all interested persons. The Board is a collection of all community members from the White Point Nature Preserve, Wilders Addition, Point Fermin Park, Sunken City, Angels Gate Park and Tenant Organizations and residents who have an interest in helping to shape the events and future of our shared community.

The next meeting is set for Wednesday, August 17th, 6:00 pm at the Angels Gate Park office (shares the courtyard with the Hosteling International office on 36th/Leavenworth).

 If you are interested in joining the Board please see the Volunteer forms as well and register on line (if you are not already a registered City of LA volunteer). Individual volunteers need to apply online at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1522641864

The New Volunteer Application Handout can be found at http://www.laparks.org/info/volunteers. You will need this form to make a fingerprint appointment.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Joe Stackhouse, Senior Recreation Director II of Angels Gate, Daniels Field, Field of Dreams, Point Fermin & Ken Malloy Harbor Regional at 310.548.7705

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Palisades Neighborhood Watch meeting next week

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There will be a Neighborhood Watch meeting for Palisades residents on Tuesday, July 19, at 5:00 PM at The Corner Store at 1118 W 37th St in San Pedro.

Come meet LAPD interim Sr. Lead Officer Elliot Rubright. Bring your questions or concerns. Grab a coffee and croissant in the store and join us!

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