Coastal Commission approves six wind turbines

The California Coastal Commission has approved six wind turbines with special conditions at the John M. and Muriel Olquin campus of San Pedro High School. The Division of State Architecture (DSA) required additional spacing between the originally requested 36 turbines (two times the length of each turbine). Therefore, due to the spacing requirement, the number of turbines was reduced to six.

The six proposed wind turbines will produce approximately 4% of the school’s total energy demand. Photovoltaic panels will produce approximately 79% for a total of approximately 83% of the energy demand produced on-site.

The special conditions are 1) compliance with the conditions of the original permit; 2) submittal of a bird strike monitoring plan; 3) implementation of quarterly bird surveys for a period of two years; 4) future redesign or removal of obsolete turbines if it would ; 5) compliance with all conditions of the permit; and 6) submittal of final plans showing the location and design of the wind turbines.

Download the full report here: Th17a-7-2012.

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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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Wind Turbines for Olguin Campus on Coastal Commission agenda

Illustration of SPHS Olguin Campus at Angels Gate Park. Wind turbines are shown in the lower left corner. Click image to enlarge.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has a permit request on the California Coastal Commission’s July meeting agenda. Permit No. 5-08-251-A3 requests permission to install and operate thirty-six (36) 12kW 50-ft. high wind turbines to provide alternate energy source for new high school at 3210 South Alma, San Pedro.

The item (#17a) is on the agenda for Thursday, July 12. The meeting begins at 9:00 am at the Chula Vista City Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910.

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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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On the Road with P-Rod filming tomorrow

Dragonfruit Studios are scheduled to film “On the Road with Paul Rodriquez” at 3601 S Gaffey Street on Wednesday, May 23, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. There will be no street closures, however there will be a helicopter flying above 500 ft.

AT&T and Wayfinder.TV ran a contest for a young adult to win a chance to work as part of a professional film crew to help create a video featuring professional skateboarder Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez. The grand prize winner, Andrew L. Olathe of Kansas, also won a stipend, wireless AT&T device, and round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.

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Open Studios Schedule & Walking Tour

Angels Gate Cultural Center has released their schedule for tomorrow’s annual Open Studios. There are a lot of activities for kids and adults!

Open Studios Day
May 20, 2012
12 – 5pm

Noon – 1:30 3D Artwork Nicola Lamb G Classroom
12:30 – 1:30 Flamenco Demo Mercedes Ibarra Building H
1:00 – 2:00 Ceramics Demo Jan Govearts F Classroom
1:30 – 3:00 Poppy Seed Packets Jayn Ghormley G Classroom
2:00 Gallery Walkthrough Dir. of Visual Arts Building A
2:30 – 3:30 Bellydancing Demo Alexis Building H
3:00 – 4:00 Ceramics Demo Delora Bertsch F Classroom
3:00 – 4:30 Crazy Hat Making Betty Ziff G Classroom

Throughout the day we will have activities around Angels Gate Cultural Center

  • Artists Studios will be open for visiting all day.
  • Yoga Garden between Building A and B. Join a 15‐minute class that will start every half hour.
  • Printmaking Studio in the west end of Building E. Ongoing demonstrations all day.
  • Raku Firing between Buildings D and E at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15.
  • Drum Circle in front of Building D. Pick up a drum and join in some music making.

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LA Commons and Townee Tours are getting together to host the first Trek L.A. walking tour on Sunday, May 20 at 10:00 am. The tour will start at Angels Gate Cultural Center discussing the history of the area when it served as the Fort MacArthur upper reservation. The tour will visit the Korean Bell of Friendship and the Marine Mammal Rescue Center.  The cost is $10. Check here for more details.

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Weekend Events along the coast

It’s a busy weekend ahead! There are a lot of events within walking distance from our lovely coastal neighborhood. The weather forecast shows a high of 66 degrees F, mostly sunny with some fog in the early mornings and evenings. Bring a sweater!

FRIDAY, MAY 18
7:30pm Sea Bass Lecture, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

SATURDAY, MAY 19
7:00am Watch for traffic delays (or join the fun!) on the peninsula from the Palos Verdes Half Marathon
9:00am 25th Annual Woodies on the Waterfront Car Show, Ports of Call Village, Berth 73
9:00am Relay for Life, San Pedro High School
9:00am Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council election, Point Fermin Park
10:00am Free Public Boat Tours, Port of Los Angeles
10:00am Belmont Shore Railroad Club Open House, Angels Gate Park
1:00pm Salt Marsh Open House, Cabrillo Beach

SUNDAY, MAY 20
10:00am Belmont Shore Railroad Club Open House, Angels Gate Park
10:00am Walking Tour of Angels Gate Park, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Bldg F **JUST ADDED**
12:00pm Angels Gate Cultural Center Open Studios, Angels Gate Park

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Angels Gate Lighthouse Restoration Celebration

The Port of Los Angeles, The Cabrillo Beach Boosters, & Councilman Joe Buscaino cordially invite you to join them to commemorate the completion of Phase One of the Angels Gate Lighthouse Restoration Project. The gathering is to recognize those who have worked so hard to restore the lighthouse and to honor the involvement of Congresswoman Janice Hahn and the U.S. Coast Guard. They will also announce plans for Phase Two of the restoration.

US Water Taxi Service will be providing limited trips to view the exterior of the lighthouse restoration. Please wear flat or athletic shoes. Light refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, May 17 2:30pm

Where: Berth 60 (adjacent to historic Warehouse 1, Signal Street past 22nd Street, San Pedro) Please RSVP to (310) 519-3138.

***UPDATE***
• The Daily Breeze is reporting that the free boat trips to see the renovated lighthouse are already filled. You can read yesterday’s article on the renovation here: Daily Breeze article.
• The L.A. Times has an article on the restoration here and some beautiful photos of the lighthouse taken by Bob Chamberlin here.
• The Port of Los Angeles Facebook page also has some terrific photos of the restoration.

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Art, performances and workshops! Oh, my!

There will be much fun going on up at Angels Gate Cultural Center this weekend. On Sunday, May 20 from noon to 5pm, AGCC will open their doors for the public at their annual Open Studios. Come see all the wonderful things that will be going on: art from more than 50 artists; four new openings; a multitude of demonstrations from dance, yoga, martial arts, printmaking, screenprinting, to ceramics; and get your hands dirty with workshops for all ages throughout the day. I hear there will even be food. Mmmm!

If you haven’t been to Angels Gate, it is time to visit. It is an interesting assortment of galleries, studios and classrooms in every nook and cranny of these old military fort buildings. There is nothing cookie cutter about it! And the view from this peninsula promontory? Outstanding!

Did  you know Angels Gate Cultural Center is home year round to one of the largest Studio Artist Programs in the nation? And it is right here, in our back yard! Go by on Sunday and check it out.

For more information, please visit Angels Gate Cultural Center or call 310-519-0936.

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All aboard! Model Railroad Club open house & swap meet next weekend

Next weekend, May 19 and 20, the Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club will be holding their bi-annual open house and swap meet. Both days are open from 10am to 4pm. Saturday the swap meet will start at 8am. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Jerry Rogers at orphel@gmail.com or Scott Schifer at seschifer@yahoo.com.

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