San Pedro Hauntings

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I can tell Halloween is almost upon us by driving around the neighborhood and seeing all the scary decorations going up. So what’s going on in San Pedro for the spooky season? We compiled a list of Halloween events for you to fill up your social calendar.

Saturday, October 20
5:00pm – 8:00pm     Spooky Night at the Light,  Pt. Fermin Lighthouse

Friday, October 26
6:00pm Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus, Bogdanovich Rec. Center **UPDATED**
7:00pm Swing Peedro Halloween, Peoples Palace

Saturday, October 27
10:00am  Storytime with the Rangers (Bugs & Spiders!), White Point Nature Education Center
11:00 am – 6:00 pm Halloween happenings Crafted Port of L.A.
12:00pm – 3:00pm  Happy Harbor Halloween,  Port of L.A.
12:00pm – 4:00 pm Halloween Event, Bogdanovich Rec. Center **UPDATED**
1:00pm – 4:00pm  Spooky Day at the Light,  Point Fermin Lighthouse
6:00pm – 9:00pm Sea Scare 2012, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Sunday, October 28
11:00 am – 6:00 pm Halloween happenings Crafted Port of L.A.
3:00pm – 7:30pm  Howl,  Angels Gate Cultural Center

Wednesday, October 31
4:00 – 7:00 pm  Halloween Pirate Carnival, Peck Park

Thursday, November 1
3:30pm – 10:00pm Dia de Los Muertos Festival, Downtown 6th Street

For details about each event and links, check out our event calendar. Have a howling good time!

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August events along the San Pedro coast

August 10 and 11 is the season finale of Shakespeare by the Sea. Click image to view larger.

This is the last month of fun summer activities. Get out there and have a great time in our home town!

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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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June events along the San Pedro coast

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June means summer! That means outdoor plays, music, art classes, car shows and more fun!

SATURDAY, JUNE 2
8:00am Native Garden Workday/Beach Clean-up, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
8:45am Youth Employment Preparation Fair, P.O.L.A.H.S.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3
11:00am 20th Annual Seal Day, Marine Mammal Care Center

TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Election Day

THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Windows Into the Past, Pacific Battleship Outreach Center
5:30pm First Thursday Art Walk, downtown San Pedro
8:00pm Two Gentlemen of Verona, Point Fermin Park

FRIDAY, JUNE 8
8:00pm Two Gentlemen of Verona, Point Fermin Park

SATURDAY, JUNE 9
U.S.S. Iowa scheduled to enter San Pedro Harbor
World Ocean Day, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
8:00am Semi-Annual Rummage Sale, Muller House Museum
9:00am Outdoor Volunteer Day, White Point Nature Preserve
10:00am Ranger Walk, White Point Nature Preserve
12:00pm Book Reading with Cher Fischer, White Point Nature Preserve
3:00pm Good Food Workshop, Angels Gate Cultural Center
4:00pm Under Angels book signing at The Corner Store
8:00pm Two Gentlemen of Verona, Point Fermin Park

SUNDAY, JUNE 10
9:30am Bailey Brothers live music, The Corner Store (updated)
1:00pm Salt Marsh Open House, Cabrillo Beach

MONDAY, JUNE 11
9:00am The Many Approaches to Drawing Class (3-days a week until 8/23), Angels Gate Cultural Center

TUESDAY, JUNE 12
6:00pm Public Meeting for Draft EIR for Marine Research Center, POLA Administration Bldg.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
5:30pm 25th Anniversary Seafood Feast & Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, San Pedro Fish Market

THURSDAY, JUNE 14
8:00pm Romeo & Juliet, Point Fermin Park

FRIDAY, JUNE 15
8:00pm Romeo & Juliet, Point Fermin Park

SATURDAY, JUNE 16
2:00pm Basics of Digital Photography Workshop, Angels Gate Cultural Center
8:00pm Romeo & Juliet, Point Fermin Park

SUNDAY, JUNE 17
Father’s Day

MONDAY, JUNE 18
6:30pm Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Meeting, Cabrillo Marina
6:30pm White Point Landslide Community Meeting, White Point Elementary School (just added)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
5:30pm Printmaking Workshop: Monoprint, Relief, & Etching (9-week class), Angels Gate Cultural Center

THURSDAY, JUNE 21
8:00pm Two Gentlemen of Verona, Point Fermin Park

FRIDAY, JUNE 22
8:00pm Romeo & Juliet, Point Fermin Park

SATURDAY, JUNE 23
6:00am Catalina Above and Below Boat Trip, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
9:00am Bureau of Sanitation Open House, Harbor District Yard
10:30am Storytime with the Rangers, White Point Nature Preserve
8:00pm Two Gentlemen of Verona, Point Fermin Park

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
8:00pm Romeo & Juliet, Point Fermin Park

FRIDAY, JUNE 29
11:00am Crafted at the Port of L.A. Grand Opening, Warehouse 10
5:00pm 4th Annual Cars & Stripes Forever! car show, Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountain
8:00pm Two Gentlemen of Verona, Point Fermin Park

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
10:30am Printmaking Workshop: Monoprint, Relief, & Etching (9-week class), Angels Gate Cultural Center
1:00pm Making Clay Flutes, Angels Gate Cultural Center
1:00pm Beginning Screen Printing Workshop (2-day class), Angels Gate Cultural Center
2:00pm Solar Plate Workshop (2-day course), Angels Gate Cultural Center
8:00pm Romeo & Juliet, Point Fermin Park

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Weekend Fun at the Corner Store

SATURDAY
Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Point Fermin Lighthouse
The Corner Store will be hosting a fun event to benefit the Point Fermin Lighthouse today. There are three tasting times at 1:30pm, 3:30pm or 5:30pm, over six wines and four beers to taste along with appetizers, live entertainment and raffle prizes. Come into The Corner Store and pre-register for only $20 per person.

Jewelry Sale
There will also be a Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale going on inside The Corner Store by “It’s A Lu-Lu”, our house Jewelry Artist. You can get Mom some wine and a beautiful bracelet or necklace and some fresh cut flowers.

SUNDAY (Mother’s Day!)
Live entertainment by the fabulous Bailey Brothers from 9:30-12 noon.

Things to do this weekend

There are a lot of fun things to do this weekend. As well as the events below, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium also has a few things going on like their weekend Tidepool Walks. And don’t forget to think up some good April Fools jokes for Sunday!

Saturday, March 31
9:00–11:30am COPE Preparedness presents Map Your Neighborhood. Help your neighborhood survive a disaster. Organize your neighborhood into a 9-Step Emergency Preparedness Program. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro, CA. For Information Call 310-982-1180 or email Lonna@COPE-Preparedness.org

9:00–1:00pm Team Leader Training Workshop at White Point Nature Preserve.

11:00 am Point Fermin Lighthouse Egg Hunt. Crafts and an old-fashioned egg hunt perfect for kids ages 4 to 12.  Lucky egg hunters may find a golden egg — good for a special gift.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

2:30–5:00pm Good Food Workshop at Angels Gate. Learn the basics in making your own savory and sweet snacks, smoothies, salads, nut milks, granola and more. There will be tastings, interactive demos and discussions. $55 for more info and to RSVP,contact: Kajsa Sjodin: 562-704-9288.

Sunday, April 1
11:00–2:00pm Crafted at the Port of L.A. Open House, 110 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro CA. 90731

1:00pm Allen Sekula Film Series at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center

1:30–4:30pm Vintage Fabric Care 101 at the Muller House Museum

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Landslide meeting tonight & more upcoming events

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will be holding a geology talk on Saturday, March 24. See below for details.

Thursday, March 15
5:00pm Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s White Point landslide ad hoc committee public meeting at the American Cetacean Society building, Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar.

Friday, March 16
South Shores Magnet School Kindergarten Registration for the 2012-2013 School Year. Please call the office for any questions (310) 832-6596.

Saturday March 17
4:00–7:00pm Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner at the Wigwam. Corned beef and cabbage dinner and raffle.

Sunday, March 18
1:00–4:00pm: Four art openings and artists talk at Angels Gate Cultural Center. My War, Sweet and Sour – It’s a Thin Line, Immigrant/Emigrant, and Dear Harbor: Images from our Community.

Monday, March 19
6:00pm Councilman Buscaino’s Budget & Finance Committee special meeting at the LA Admin Bldg., 425 S. Palos Verdes St, San Pedro. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for residents to express their budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

Saturday, March 24th
8:30-12:00pm Complete Whalewatch: The morning begins with a fun and informational slide show about the Pacific gray whale then head out to sea for a 2-hour voyage in search of whales, dolphins and other sea life.

10:00am—12:00pm White Point Geology Presentation and Walk (pdf) at White Point Nature Preserve. A presentation on the geology of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and landslides followed by a guided walk. Presented by the South Coast Geological Society. Please RSVP to info@pvplc.org. ***UPDATE: This presentation is already filled to capacity. We will let you know if the PVPLC schedules another one.***

10:30am Storytime with the Rangers at White Point Nature Preserve

1:00pm-5:00pm (also March 25) Beginning Screen Printing Weekend Workshop For more information and to register for workshop please contact Taya Kenny 310.519.0936 or taya@angelsgateart.org

Sunday, March 25
9:00am Book Signing by children’s book author EG Ryan at the Corner Store in San Pedro, 1118 W 37th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

1:00pm Film Series curated by Allan Sekula starting March 25. Additional films April 1 and April 22. 3 Films | 3 Days | 3 Guest Speakers at Angels Gate Cultural Center.

Thursday, March 29
12:00pm Deadline for applications to enter one of the small learning communities at the John M and Muriel Olguin campus at San Pedro High School.

6:00–8:00pm The Port of Los Angeles will hold their annual Los Angeles Waterfront Update Public meeting (pdf) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 601 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro CA 90731.

Saturday, March 31
9:00–11:30am COPE Preparedness presents Map Your Neighborhood. Help your neighborhood survive a disaster. Organize your neighborhood into a 9-Step Emergency Preparedness Program. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro, CA. For Information Call 310-982-1180 or email Lonna@COPE-Preparedness.org

9:00–1:00pm Team Leader Training Workshop at White Point Nature Preserve.

11:00 am Point Fermin Lighthouse Egg Hunt. Crafts and an old-fashioned egg hunt perfect for kids ages 4 to 12.  Lucky egg hunters may find a golden egg — good for a special gift.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

2:30–5:00pm Good Food Workshop at Angels Gate. Learn the basics in making your own savory and sweet snacks, smoothies, salads, nut milks, granola and more. There will be tastings, interactive demos and discussions. $55 for more info and to RSVP,contact: Kajsa Sjodin: 562-704-9288.

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Reminder: Meeting tonight regarding Clearwater sewage pipe construction.

The outlined area of Royal Palms is a potential sewage outflow construction site for a two year span.

Tonight will be a public hearing to receive comments on both the draft EIR and draft EIS of the Clearwater Program. This program’s purpose is to build a new outflow pipe to move treated wastewater from the Sanitation Districts’ plant in Carson to the ocean.

The recommended site to construct this tunnel is Royal Palms Beach. Other alternatives are Angels Gate Park (at Paseo del Mar and Gaffey Streets) and Terminal Island.

Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, California

For more information on the Clearwater Program, please read our earlier articles here.

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Olquin Campus, Landslide, pools, crime and other updates

The following information is from the Point Fermin Residents Association meeting held on Feburary 4th. These are not official minutes of the meeting so if anyone would like to add or change anything, please let us know below in the comments section or email us.

The Point Fermin Residents Association is looking for help with the officers positions of president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. How about signing up for a year to help out?

Crime & Safety
• A rape was reported on January 19 at Paseo del Mar and Gaffey St.
• LAPD Harbor Division is looking for people under the age of 30 for community input.
• Skateboarders continue to use Overlook Park on Pacific Ave as a skate park.
• Police will ticket skateboarders under the age of 18 not wearing protective gear.
• Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) meetings for the public are held every third Thursday at 6:30 pm at the LAPD Harbor Station, 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd.
• There was discussion about fencing and keeping people out of Sunken City and the White Point Landslide area.
• Suspicious characters seen walking down Gaffey Street and shoes have been thrown over telephone wires (possibly representing drug sales). Report all suspicious activity to police immediately.
• Graffiti seen on Alma St. and the steps from 39th Street to the beach.
• 39th Street between Gaffey and Carolina Streets is in bad condition.
• The trees at Point Fermin Park are overdue for trimming. The last tree trimming was done in the 80s after a falling tree limb injured a person.

Angels Gate Cultural Center
• Executive Director Deborah Lewis has put AGCC on sound financial footing.
• Isabelle Lutterodt,Visual Arts Director, is responsible for turning focus of exhibitions towards the local community. Check out the current Dear Harbor exhibit.
• Two years ago, AGCC was working with 25 area schools. They have expanded to 75 schools this year.

Council District 15
• Jacob Haik, District Director, and John Larson, Field Deputy for San Pedro, attended the meeting to update the residents on the CD15 staff and listen to concerns to relay to City Councilman Joe Buscaino.
• The Councilman has requested a 50% cut in downtown parking meter fees. This is an action that can be acted on immediately while the request for the removal of the parking meters goes through necessary channels.

White Point Landslide
• No maps of water and sewer lines under the Nike missile site were given to the city when the city took over control of the property.
• In the past, there was reportedly flooding which was pumped out in the tunnels under the site. The fire department has gone into the tunnels earlier this season and found no flooding. They will be inspecting the tunnels again on Feburary 8 (tentative date).
• The area on the southern trail that appears constantly wet is not a factor of the slide that we know of.
• The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) is looking into $2 million in funding that was earmarked for Paseo del Mar but was used instead further north, possibly Santa Monica.
• The CSPNC is forming a Paseo del Mar ad hoc committee to discuss issues with the landslide and continue dialogue with the city and county agencies. Residents who are interested in serving on the committee are encouraged to contact the CSPNC. Nominations will be taken at the next meeting on Monday, February 27.

Fort MacArthur Museum & Gaffey Street Pool
• Steve Nelson, Fort MacArthur Museum Director, gave us an update.
• No new significant action has occurred with the “Hey, Rookie!” Pool. City engineers had a walk-through of the site. The current plan is to maintain the pool as historically as possible. An ADA bathroom will be added.
• There is currently $1 million in Prop K money plus and addition $6.9 million to rehabilitate the pool.
• The Great Air Raid will be held on February 18. There will be lots of swing dancing and pyrotechnics for about ten minutes. A sherman tank will be fired off in memory of late sherman tank driver, Bill Morgan.

San Pedro High School, John M. and Muriel Olguin Campus
• The heated pool will be 25 ft x 25 yds x 4′ deep. There will also be a small warm-up pool with a shallower depth. The SPHS swim team has been using the Banning pool and are looking forward to a local pool to train at.
• The bird migration study has been completed and the approval for wind turbines given. Instead of the originally planned 37 turbines, there will now be four or five. 80% of the power used at the school will be generated on site, mostly using photovoltaics.
• Transportation money is currently an issue.
• The majority of teachers will be based at the Olguin campus with other teachers and students commuting back and forth between the Olquin campus and the “flagship” SPHS.
• The school will be a magnet school — Marine Science Magnet and Police Academy Magnet — with 40 slots open on a lottery system for local students. Sixty percent of the magnet students are currently local.
• Several redwood trees were relocated to widen Barlow Saxton Road at the school entrance at Gaffey St.
• The addition of a traffic light at Gaffey Street and 32nd St/Barlow Saxton Road has already begun and will be fully functional when school starts on Monday, August 13.
• There will be an open house for the public on Thursday, August 9th at 6:00 pm.

The Point Fermin Outdoor Education Center will be opening soon after a brief delay. We heard interesting stories about past beautification projects, the planting of a 100 tree pine forest along Barlow Saxton Road, the origin of Angels Gate Cultural Center as an artist occupy movement, the saving of the Point Fermin Community Center from demolition, and we finished the meeting with the siting of a pod of dolphin off the point!

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