Point Fermin Residents Association meeting 5/23

The next Point Fermin Residents’ Association meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m. at Redmen’s Wigwam Lodge on Shepard Street.

Dr. Allen Franz will do a special presentation about drought resistant local plants to use for your gardens and lawn replacement.

Agenda items include updates on: the 5/13 Point Fermin Park shooting, Gaffey Street Pool construction; Sunken City; and Neighborhood Watch issues.

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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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Local Easter Activities

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015:

Annual Point Fermin Lighthouse Egg Hunt!
Crafts start at 10:30, egg hunt at 11:00.
Ages 2 to 10.
Free; Donations welcome.

Bogdanovich Recreation Center Spring Egg Hunt, arts and crafts, games
1920 Cumbre Drive, San Pedro, CA 90732 (310) 548-7590
10am-12pm
Ages 1-13
FREE

Peck Park Recreation Center Arts and crafts, egg dying, Spring Egg Hunt
560 N Western Ave, San Pedro, CA 90732 (310) 548-7580
11am-2pm
All Ages
FREE

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015:

Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse Arts and crafts, egg dying and Spring Egg Hunt
3800 Stephen M White Dr, San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 548-7554
2pm-5pm
Ages 5-12
FREE

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Neighborhood News

There’s a lot of news for our part of town this week. Grab your coffee and read on!

New CERT Class to be taught by LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight:

The Alma Park Neighborhood Watch has requested a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class be taught for their group. The class will be held every Saturday starting on Saturday February 7th from 10 am to 12 noon in the Community Room at Harbor Division Station. The Class will be co-taught by Sr. Lead Officer Wight and Officer Garcenila.

The Alma Park Block Captain has asked to extend the invitation to other neighborhood watches to see if anyone is interested. If you would like to join this class please send Officer Wight an email with your contact information to 37814@lapd.lacity.org.

Crime updates from Lower Palisades East Neighborhood Watch Lead Charles Rannells:

Turf destruction at Wilder's Annex.

  1. On January 25th at 10:15 p.m. a dark colored raised double cab pickup was seen repeatedly doing spin outs on the grass by the Wilder Annex bathrooms. It tore up an area of turf the size of a football field.
  2. On January 25th a bunch of dark colored Hondas raced up and down Paseo del Mar and through the stop sign at Barbara and Pasel del Mar;
  3. Three thefts from vehicles, two on upper Emily, one on W. 37th near Leland;  two were from unlocked vehicles;
  4. The destruction of a garage door padlock on upper Cabrillo;
  5. Repeated sightings of a hooded young man on a bike suspiciously eyeing properties on Roxbury;
  6. A grey fairly recent model Mustang speeding westward down the center lane of PDM at ca. 70 mph at 10:30 in the morning, then through the Barbara Street stop sign without slowing down, then up a side street; too fast to get a description or license plate number. Any leads on who this might be are most welcome and will be treated confidentially of course.
  7. Recently a vehicle was broken into on the 3600 block of Emily near W. 37th.

Officer Wight has been asked by the Auto Detectives to put out a quick alert about a new trend being seen mostly in the Point Fermin neighborhood. Work trucks and vans with external locking mechanisms (padlocks, etc.) are being targeted. Thieves are prying off the external locks and raiding the vans for heavy equipment (compressors, power tools, etc.). If you or someone you know brings their work home with them, encourage them to park in a gated driveway or garage. If you can manage it, try backing your van up against a wall or some other item to block access to the rear doors.

The burglary of garages and carports continues to be a problem as well. Detectives are working hard to identify any suspects that might be responsible. If you see someone cruising alleys late at night, on a bike or in a car, passing by multiple times, pausing in front of different homes or alley garages, try to get a good description and a license plate (if it’s a car) and don’t be afraid to call it in!

New stop signs at Paseo del Mar and Roxbury

Be careful when driving down Paseo del Mar. At the request of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council and local residents, new stop signs have been installed on Paseo del Mar at Roxbury.

USMC Training Exercises at Warehouse One between April 11–13, 2015

Be forewarned…the United States Marine Corp (USMC) will be conducting dynamic training exercises at Warehouse 1 (Berth 69 at the southern end of Signal Street in the Port of Los Angeles) between April 11–13, 2015 in order to evaluate and certify forces preparing from deployment overseas.

Members of the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) will conduct a raid of the target site and they will approach from the sea during hours of darkness.  The exercise force will use blank-fire ammunition, flash-bangs and smoke generating devices for added realism.  Helicopter operations will be included in this event (including people rappelling from a rope).  There may also be sniper live-fire and small explosions.

Filming by Korean Friendship Bell

There is a scheduled film shoot by the Korean Friendship Bell on Monday, February 2. From the looks of the description, it looks like there will be some barbecuing for a Target commercial, but I could be wrong. :-)

Point Fermin Residents’ Meeting

The next Point Fermin Residents meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, February 7 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Redmen’s Hall, 543 Shepard Street.

Tentative Agenda:
9:00 a.m.  LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight. Officer Wight will have to leave no later than 9:30, so if you have issues you wish to discuss with her, you must be at the meeting early.

9:30 a.m.  Updates on Sunken City, the Lighthouse ownership, Hey Rookie Pool renovations, Angels Gate, and Port activity

Adjourn by 11 a.m.

If you have specific issues, please email them to June Burlingame Smith at burling102@aol.com ahead of time so she can try to make sure your concerns are addressed by the proper people.

That’s all for now. Enjoy your day!

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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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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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