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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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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Giving back — Pedro style

The Corner Store, San Pedro, CA

File photo of The Corner Store before the outdoor seating and landscaping were added.

Peggy and Bruce Lindquist, owners of The Corner Store, give a lot to our community and are completely humble about it. From frequently holding fundraisers for the Point Fermin Lighthouse and Marine Mammal Care Center to rescuing wayward dogs to giving jobs to neighborhood kids to collecting supplies for pinnipeds to hosting the community share library,group meetings, and community celebrations such as Santa visits, community clean-ups, neighborhood watch meetings, etc.

They remind me of that bumper sticker “Think globally. Act locally.”

Here’s your chance to give back to Peggy and Bruce, our unsung heroes of the Palisades neighborhood.

Local resident and president of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC), James Dimon, is organizing a beautification project to help out Peggy and Bruce. James got Coppa Woodworking involved — they are fixing up the front doors and making two new screen doors for the entrance for no charge. Terry Katnich of South Shores Ace Hardware is donating materials and paint to spruce up the front of The Corner Store.

James is also looking to replace the sign on the front of the building with an identical sign in aluminum and polyurethane. He still needs to raise about $800 in donations to achieve that goal. He’s also looking for some volunteers who are good at patching stucco, have a paint sprayer, and have scaffolding for a mid-May beautification weekend. If you are interested in helping out, email James Dimon.

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Pints for Pinnipeds fundraiser

The Corner Store is hosting a fun fundraiser called Pints for Pinnipeds for the Marine Mammal Care Center on Saturday, March 14, 2015. You can preregister for the fundraiser at the Corner Store (cash or check) or the Marine Mammal Care Center (accepts credit cards). Tastings are at 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00pm and cost $25 each. Get your tickets while they are HOT! They will go fast!

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Sign up for Point Fermin CERT class starting 1/6!

[This article has been updated on January 6, 2015] is organizing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class being held in the Point Fermin at the Wigwam Lodge at 543 Shepard Street. The class will be one 2.5-hour class per week for seven consecutive weeks. There is no fee, just your time and commitment.

In the CERT training, residents learn to:

  • manage utilities and put out small fires,
  • treat the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock,
  • provide basic medical aid,
  • search for and rescue victims safely,
  • organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective,
  • and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

The class is being taught by LAFD Firefighter Alex Butler. The current (updated) schedule for the class is:

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Emergency Response class to be held in the Palisades is organizing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class to be held in the Palisades neighborhood. The class would be one 2 1/2 hour class per week for seven weeks. There is no fee, just your time and commitment.

The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our neighborhood and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Living on a peninsula is a truly good reason to be prepared!

We need a minimum of 20 people to do the class and currently have six openings left. If you are interested, please email me and tell me if you have a preference for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings.

Find out more about the class at


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Palisades Neighborhood Watch Clean-up and Picnic

Two Palisades area neighborhood watch groups got together this past weekend to clean up the neighborhood, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Proof of the hard work many residents put into cleaning Wilder's Annex last weekend.

Approximately 80 Palisades residents met at Wilder’s Annex along Paseo del Mar on Sunday. The residents are members of two active neighborhood watch groups, Lower Palisades West and Lower Palisades East (read more about local neighborhood watch groups on our Neighborhood Watch page).

Residents enjoy the potluck picnic after the neighborhood clean-up.

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Sidewalk Chalk Contest and Soda Tasting Fundraiser

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Today, the Corner Store is hosting another fundraising event (can you say “community spirit”!). This fundraiser is for the White Point Elementary School. Come on by!

Services for Shellie Stamper tomorrow

Services for Shellie Stamper (with flower in hair in photo) will be held this Saturday. Photo by James Dimon. (click to view larger)

Services for Shellie Stamper will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. A celebration of life will follow at Ports O’Call restaurant.

In lieu of flowers, burial contributions will be accepted. These contributions will go directly to Shellie’s children to help with the burial cost. Please make the contributions to Bank of America, Account # 325006699255. Or a check can be made out to Shellie’s children:  Evelyn, Robert, or Anthony Jordon

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