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

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

More upcoming events can be found on our event calendar.

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Santa to visit the Corner Store tonight


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


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 (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

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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 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.

2015-2016 budget v3.0 2016-2017 budget
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

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!

Joan Milke Flores Park

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

The New Volunteer Application Handout can be found at 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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Olguin pool opening for the summer

Olguin Pool summer hours

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The Olguin pool at San Pedro High School’s Olguin campus will be open for the summer starting Saturday, June 11. The pool will be open through August 14 thanks to a partnership between LAUSD and the City of L.A.’s Recreation and Parks Department.

To learn about admission prices and which lessons and programs will be available, download the complete pool schedule here.

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Vote this Saturday!

CSPNC candidate recommendations

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This Saturday is a very important day for our coastal neighborhood. 35 people are running for seats on the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council. The CSPNC represents you and me and what goes on in our neighborhood.

We have attended many CSPNC board meetings and have been directly involved with committee meetings as well as various Neighborhood Watches. Based on our experience, we are recommending the following candidates for the 17 available slots. We have worked closely with or witnessed the respectful and fair working styles of Richard Havenick, Dean Pentcheff, Doug Epperhart, Adele Healy, and Shannon Ross. They are and would be excellent leaders. We are also recommending Robert Brandin, Erin Carter, Louis Dominguez, Robert Farrell, Mario Garcia, Bob Gelfand, Brian Kruglak, Raymond Medak, Aaron Nettles, Chimesa Medina, Jonathan David Myers, and Liliana Nikoloski-Marich.

We would like to see the new board work on changing the CSPNC elections so that each vote is private, voting made available online, and several dates available to vote. We also would like air quality, LAPD resources and staffing improvements, and street racing to be important issues discussed by the new board.

To be eligible to vote, you must be 18 years or older and live, work or own real property in the neighborhood and also those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder (child goes to a school, member of an organization that meets in the CSPNC area, etc.). Please bring proof of stakeholder status (drivers license, utility bill, etc). Visit for complete rules and candidate statements.

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Neighborhood Council Candidacy deadline tomorrow

The deadline for filing for candidacy for the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) board is tomorrow, April 12. Are you civic-minded? Would you like to be a community leader? If you have some free time to help be a liaison between the residents and the City of Los Angeles, please consider running for the CSPNC board. Signing up is easy at

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Look who has a new website!

White Point Elementary School entrance

White Point Elementary School in the Palisades has a new website Check it out at They will be hosting their spring open house Friday, March 18 at 5:30pm. See the website for details.

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