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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Emergency response exercises at ports Tuesday


There will be a full-scale emergency response exercise in the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. conducted by the Coast Guard, FBI, Los Angeles Port Police, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Long Beach Police Department, and Long Beach Fire Department.

The exercise will be held in the vicinity of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and will include several assets from multiple response agencies. The exercise is designed to enhance federal, state and local response coordination if there was a threat to the port. Boaters and the public may notice increased law enforcement activity within the port, including helicopters in the sky, vehicles, vessels, sirens, blue lights, blank fire and flash bangs in the area.

These exercises are conducted annually and the exercise activities will be limited to specific areas and should not impact commercial vessel traffic.  However, the Catalina Express Parking lot will be off-limits during this exercise so there will be no access to Catalina Express, their restaurants, the Cruise Ship Promenade including the Bocce Ball Courts from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, March 7th.

The Captain of the Port has issued a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, in the Los Angeles Main Channel from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., March 7, 2017. No vessel or person is permitted to operate in the temporary safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her designated representative. For more information or to request authorization, please contact the Los Angeles-Long Beach command duty officer via VHF radio or at 310-521-3801.

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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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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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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.

1. Call to Order 6:00pm

2. Public Comment-Non Agenda Items

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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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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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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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