White Point Home Tour this weekend!

White Point Home Tour postcard

The White Point Home Tour is back! This Sunday, September 13 enjoy a day of exploration and festivities benefitting the education and restoration of the White Point Nature Preserve.

Take a self-guided tour of seven distinctive San Pedro homes from artist studios to cliff-top dwellings. A reception with wine, appetizers and live music will follow at the White Point Nature Preserve. There will be a silent auction including items such as art, jewelry, vacation homes, local excursions, Continue reading

Community Meeting scheduled to discuss future of Paseo del Mar – POSTPONED

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UPDATE 09/12: The 9/16 meeting has been postponed. Stay tuned for the rescheduling information.

Last week, several community leaders got together for a meeting to discuss the future of Paseo del Mar and the White Point Landslide area. The City of Los Angeles has hired URS/AECOM to design a rebuild of Paseo del Mar in the location where it was previously (not re-routed through the White Point Nature Preserve). The estimated cost of this project is $50 million, among the highest budgeted long-term options announced in June 2012.

URS Corporation and the City of L.A. Bureau of Engineer Geotechnical Division will be holding a Community Briefing on the Paseo del Mar (White Point) Landslide Permanent Restoration Project next week. Continue reading

Point Fermin Residents’ Association Meeting

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Join the Point Fermin Residents’ Association this Saturday for a neighborhood meeting.

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Where: Redmen’s Lodge, 543 Shepard Street

AGENDA:
Lauren Halligan, L.A. District Attorney’s representative
Phone Scams
Other concerns

LAPD Sr. Lead Officer, Eve Wight
Legends Car Show Comments
Filming call: Guy Langman at Film LA, 213-977-8644,

Ryan Ferguson, City Councilman Joe Buscaino’s representative
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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

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

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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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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