Meetings regarding parks, San Pedro High School, and coyotes

coyote photo

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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Last weekend for the Red Car!

Red Car Port of Los Angeles

Don’t forget to head on down to the waterfront this weekend for the last running of the Red Car!

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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

Coyotes to be topic of discussion under the stars

coyote photo

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

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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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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Year-end White Point Nature Preserve Update Event

When:  Saturday, December 14 at 9 am
Where:  White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve, 1600 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

White Point Nature Preserve is a 100-acre parcel of rare coastal open space in our neighborhood, home to native plants and birds. If you haven’t visited in a while, come learn about recent enhancements at the preserve, a new grant, and plans for 2014. Also, find out how you can provide your input and be involved in continuing the improvements at White Point.

For questions and to RSVP, contact Amy Friend at amyfriend@pvplc.org.

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July events along the San Pedro coast

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Summer concerts, outdoor movies, military history and fireworks, of course. It all says warm weather, July and San Pedro!

(apologies to those who received an earlier draft version of the July calendar)

SUNDAY, JULY 1
9:00am Independence Day Celebration, Korean Bell of Friendship
10:00am Crafted at the Port of L.A. Grand Opening, Warehouse 10
12:00pm Music by the Sea Outdoor Concert, Pt. Fermin Park
1:30pm First Sunday Series & Ice Cream Social: New Discoveries at Ft. MacArthur, Muller House Museum

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
Independence Day
2:00pm Cabrillo Beach Food Truck Festival, Cabrillo Beach
6:00pm C-17 Globemaster Flyover, Cabrillo Beach
9:00pm Fireworks Spectacular, Cabrillo Beach

THURSDAY, JULY 5
5:30pm First Thursday Art Walk, downtown San Pedro

FRIDAY, JULY 6
6:00pm Swingin’ Salute Street Party, 6th Street

SATURDAY, JULY 7
8:00am Native Garden Workday/Beach Clean-up, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
9:00am USS Iowa Grand Opening
10:00am Old Fort MacArthur Days, Ft. Mac Military Museum
7:00pm Gospel Concert, Warner Grand Theatre

SUNDAY, JULY 8
12:00pm Music by the Sea Outdoor Concert, Pt. Fermin Park
10:00am Old Fort MacArthur Days, Ft. Mac Military Museum

TUESDAY, JULY 9
4:00pm Start Your Own Business Workshop, Brown Brothers Building

THURSDAY, JULY 12
6:00pm Peck Park Pool Sealife Mosaic Dedication, Peck Park
6:00pm Summer Concerts at the Gateway Fountain, Port of L.A.

FRIDAY, JULY 13
Sundown Free Summer Outdoor Movies, Bogdanovich Park

SATURDAY, JULY 14
10:00am Guided Ranger Walk – Military Appreciation, White Point Nature Preserve
10:00am Family Sandcastle Day, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
1:00pm Garden Party at the Point, Pt. Fermin Lighthouse
5:30pm Pee Wee’s Big Adventure outdoor movie, Bloch Field

SUNDAY, JULY 15
12:00pm Music by the Sea Outdoor Concert, Pt. Fermin Park

MONDAY, JULY 16
6:30pm Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Meeting, Cabrillo Marina

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
9:00am Battle of the Beach Jr. Lifeguard Competition, Cabrillo Beach
9:00am How to Get a Business Loan for Your Business Workshop, Brown Brothers Bldg.

THURSDAY, JULY 19
6:00pm Summer Concerts at the Gateway Fountain, Port of L.A.

FRIDAY, JULY 20
5:00pm Mary Star of the Sea Parish Fiesta
7:00pm Wigwam Lodge Monthly Social, Point Fermin

SATURDAY, JULY 21
10:00am Primeval Soundscapes: Learn to play the didjeridu!, Angels Gate Cultural Center
12:00pm Mary Star of the Sea Parish Fiesta
2:00pm Solar Plate Workshop (2-day course), Angels Gate Cultural Center
3:00pm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, Muller House Museum

SUNDAY, JULY 22
12:00pm Music by the Sea Outdoor Concert, Pt. Fermin Park
12:00pm Mary Star of the Sea Parish Fiesta
2:00pm Solar Plate Workshop (2-day course), Angels Gate Cultural Center

THURSDAY, JULY 26
6:00pm Summer Concerts at the Gateway Fountain, Port of L.A.

FRIDAY, JULY 27
Sundown Free Summer Outdoor Movies, Bogdanovich Park

SATURDAY, JULY 28
7:30am SS Lane Victory at Sea
10:00am Storytime with the Rangers – Military/Ft. MacArthur History, White Point Nature Preserve
1:00pm Beginning Screen Printing Workshop (2-day class), Angels Gate Cultural Center
2:00pm Salt Marsh Open House, Cabrillo Beach

SUNDAY, JULY 29
12:00pm Music by the Sea Outdoor Concert, Pt. Fermin Park
1:00pm Beginning Screen Printing Workshop (2-day class), Angels Gate Cultural Center

TUESDAY, JULY 31
3:00pm Marketing Your Business and Increasing Sales Workshop, Brown Brothers Bldg.

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Wind Turbines for Olguin Campus on Coastal Commission agenda

Illustration of SPHS Olguin Campus at Angels Gate Park. Wind turbines are shown in the lower left corner. Click image to enlarge.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has a permit request on the California Coastal Commission’s July meeting agenda. Permit No. 5-08-251-A3 requests permission to install and operate thirty-six (36) 12kW 50-ft. high wind turbines to provide alternate energy source for new high school at 3210 South Alma, San Pedro.

The item (#17a) is on the agenda for Thursday, July 12. The meeting begins at 9:00 am at the Chula Vista City Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910.

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Angels Gate Lighthouse Restoration Celebration

The Port of Los Angeles, The Cabrillo Beach Boosters, & Councilman Joe Buscaino cordially invite you to join them to commemorate the completion of Phase One of the Angels Gate Lighthouse Restoration Project. The gathering is to recognize those who have worked so hard to restore the lighthouse and to honor the involvement of Congresswoman Janice Hahn and the U.S. Coast Guard. They will also announce plans for Phase Two of the restoration.

US Water Taxi Service will be providing limited trips to view the exterior of the lighthouse restoration. Please wear flat or athletic shoes. Light refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, May 17 2:30pm

Where: Berth 60 (adjacent to historic Warehouse 1, Signal Street past 22nd Street, San Pedro) Please RSVP to (310) 519-3138.

***UPDATE***
• The Daily Breeze is reporting that the free boat trips to see the renovated lighthouse are already filled. You can read yesterday’s article on the renovation here: Daily Breeze article.
• The L.A. Times has an article on the restoration here and some beautiful photos of the lighthouse taken by Bob Chamberlin here.
• The Port of Los Angeles Facebook page also has some terrific photos of the restoration.

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