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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Paseo del Mar and Point Fermin Meeting Tonight

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The Coastal Risk and Beautification Committee of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) will be meeting tonight to discuss several coastal issues including Paseo del Mar landslide, Point Fermin Park, and Sunken City. See the agenda below.

Agenda
1. Call to Order 6:00pm

2. Public Comment-Non Agenda Items

3. Brief update and discussion on Continue reading

San Pedro High School modernization plans

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Learn about the proposed plans to modernize San Pedro High School this Friday, November 13 at 6:00 pm at the San Pedro High School (flagship campus) auditorium.

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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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Changes expected for 2016 Car Show by the Sea

Car Show by the Sea

Representatives from the Legends Car Club spoke at the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) meeting this week regarding this year’s Car Show by the Sea event which supports many local organizations. Changes for next years event were proposed so as to make a smaller impact on the community.

Some of the proposed changes to the 2016 event:

  1. Stage cars prior to the event in Angels Gate Park, instead of Paseo del Mar.
  2. One-day waiver of the no parking signs on the north side of Paseo del Mar (from Gaffey to Roxbury). This year LAPD handed out approximately 100 parking citations.
  3. Move the LAPD command post from the corner of Gaffey and Paseo del Mar up to Angels Gate Park by the Korean Bell.

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Sidewalk Chalk Contest fundraiser

The Corner Store

The Corner Store will be hosting the 8th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Contest and Soda Tasting, a benefit for White Point Elementary School.

DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2015
TIME: 11:00am – 2:00pm
DONATION: $10 (supplies included)

CALL (832-2424) for more info. Pre-registrations appreciated.

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White Point Home Tour this weekend!

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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