Paseo del Mar Draft EIR released. Upcoming meeting.

Paseo del Mar reconstruction options map

The Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Paseo del Mar Permanent Restoration Project. It is available for public review at, the San Pedro Library, Miraleste Library, Council District 15 office in San Pedro, and at the Bureau of Engineering downtown. See the Notice of Availability for more information.

This project is in the pre-design phase. Concurrently, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) work is progressing.

There will be a 60-day review period from April 6 – June 5. Public comment is encouraged. Comments will be accepted from April 6, 2017 to June 5, 2017. Submit comments by e-mail to (please include “Paseo Del Mar Comments” in the subject line), by fax to (213) 847-0656, or in writing to the address below no later than 5:00 p.m on June 5, 2017.

Mr. William Jones, Environmental Supervisor II
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Save the date for the public meeting to solicit comments regarding the DEIR to be held

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm
The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina
Cabrillo Marina Community Room
2865 Via Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, CA 90731

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Meetings regarding parks, San Pedro High School, and coyotes

coyote photo

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

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

More upcoming events can be found on our event calendar.

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Paseo del Mar scoping meeting scheduled for Oct 26


A scoping meeting is planned for later this month to discuss the rebuilding of Paseo del Mar at the site of the White Point Landslide. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain input on the scope of the contents of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). In addition,  information will be presented on the proposed project design.

The meeting will be held at the following date, time, and location:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm
The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina, Cabrillo Marina Community Room
2865 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, CA 90731

Written comments will be accepted from October 6, 2016 to November 4, 2016 extended to November 10, 2016. Please send your comments:

By mail:
Mr. William Jones, Environmental Supervisor II
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939, Los Angeles, CA 90015

By e-mail (please include “Paseo Del Mar Comments” in the subject line)

By fax:
(213) 847-0656.

Download the Notice of Preparation documents here: Notice of Preparation 2016-10-06

Please note that the Initial Study Checklist will be available online in the coming week at

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Paseo del Mar and Point Fermin Meeting Tonight

CSPNC logo

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.

1. Call to Order 6:00pm

2. Public Comment-Non Agenda Items

3. Brief update and discussion on Continue reading

New webpage for San Pedro coast construction projects

detour sign

Curious about construction going on along the San Pedro coast? We’ve added a construction project page for you to get the 411! Find out about projects planned for Hamilton Street, Paseo del Mar, 25th Street, and more.

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San Pedro High School modernization plans

SPHS construction flyer

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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Community Meeting scheduled to discuss future of Paseo del Mar

Landslide sign

URS, the engineering firm that the City of Los Angeles has hired to reconstruct Paseo del Mar at the White Point Landslide location, is holding a community briefing meeting on October 28. 

The community is invited to bring ideas, suggestions, and questions on what URS should be aware of or consider in their developing designs. Individual comments will be accepted in writing only. Hilton Yee, senior project manager of URS, will lead the meeting.

The City of Los Angeles contracted with URS (now merged with AECOM) to do pre-design work and develop a permanent solution for reconstructing Paseo del Mar.  According to URS, funding for construction has not been identified, nor has a Continue reading

Community Meeting scheduled to discuss future of Paseo del Mar – POSTPONED

PdM meeting flyer

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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


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

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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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

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 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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