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.

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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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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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LAPD Chief Beck to speak at Crime Forum

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Crime rates have gone up significantly in all Los Angeles Police Department divisions this year. In the Harbor Division, overall violent crime was up 34 percent, and property crimes went up nearly 17 percent.

L.A. City District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino will be presenting the Los Angeles Forum on Crime on Thursday, February 4 at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro.

The speakers will be LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LAPD Police Commission President Matthew Johnson, and Assistant Commanding Officer of South Bureau Phillip Tingirides. There will be a panel of city representatives led by Mona Sutton, owner of the Omelette and Waffle and chair of the harbor area Community Police Advisory Board. Another panel will be led by LAPD Harbor Division Sergeant Catherine Plows.

The speakers will address the new challenges of policing cities which are enduring a rise in crime. There will also be discussion regarding the Harbor Division jail.

Doors open at 5pm. The Forum is free and open to all City of Los Angeles community members. Parking information may be available at LA15th.com/forumoncrime.

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Get ready for El Niño

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Are you prepared for el Niño? The City of L.A. is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss ways you can prepare for the drenching this season.

The meeting will be held Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6:30–8:30pm at the Peck Park Recreation Center, 560 N. Western Ave, San Pedro. If you cannot make the meeting, please visit www.ElNinoLA.com.

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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
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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 again!

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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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