New webpage for San Pedro coast construction projects

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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

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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.

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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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Special Olympics torch ceremony at the Korean Bell of Friendship tomorrow

Special Olympics torch run

The Flame of Hope arrives in San Pedro at the USS Iowa on Tuesday, July 21. The Special Olympics torch runners will be in San Pedro again this Thursday.

All the way from Greece comes the Flame of Hope to our hamlet by the sea. This Thursday, July 23, the torch will be carried by law enforcement and athletes to a ceremony at the Korean Bell of Friendship before ending up at the Special Olympics World Games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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Coffee with a Cop this Thursday

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Join SLO Eve Wight for coffee this Thursday.

LAPD Sr. Lead Officer (SLO) Eve Wight will be at The Corner Store this Thursday at 1:30pm for a cup of coffee and lemon cake. She’ll be available to hear from residents about their concerns or ideas about our coastal neighborhood.

In related news, two suspects have been charged in the May 13 shooting at Point Fermin Park but currently the victim and witnesses are being uncooperative. No weapon was recovered.

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San Pedro Shred returns

Third Annual San Pedro Shred: Festival of SK8 is back.

Third Annual San Pedro Shred: Festival of SK8 is back. Click image to view larger.

The 3rd Annual San Pedro Shred: Festival of SK8 will be held at the Gaffey Street Lookout Point on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. Wheels will be turning and bands will be playing.

Gaffey Street will be closed from 32nd Street to Shepard starting at 7am until 7pm so plan ahead!

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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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Gaffey Street Design meeting January 8

Gaffey Street in downtown San Pedro isn’t in our neighborhood but most of us traverse it quite regularly. Planning for revising Gaffey street is in the conceptual phase. Come hear about the ideas and share your own at the next meeting.

From our friends at the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council:

On January 8th, at 6:00 pm, LANI (the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative) in conjunction with the San Pedro Neighborhood Councils, will hold a public meeting to focus on the Gaffey Street Conceptual Plan and the controversial lane reductions that are a part of this plan. LADOT’s new General Manager, Seleta Reynolds, will participate in this meeting. Please join us for an in-depth consideration of this proposal in order to be a part of an informed decision-making process. This meeting will be held in the Croatian Cultural Center at 510 W. Seventh Street, San Pedro.

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