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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This Weekend’s Events on the San Pedro Coast, Feb 17

Here is a reminder of what’s going on in our neighborhood this weekend and the week ahead. Make it a great weekend everyone!

FRIDAY, FEB 17
• Today is the deadline to sign up for the March 1st Artist Info Session for Crafted at the Port of L.A.
• 7:00pm San Pedro Wigwam Lodge Monthly Social

SATURDAY, FEB 18
• 12:00–1:30pm Weekend Tidepool Walks, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
• 1:00pm Surfing Cold Water: A New Englander’s Off Season Obsession
• 3:00–8:00pm  Great LA Air Raid of 1942, Ft. MacArthur Museum

SUNDAY, FEB 19
• 12:30–2:00pm Weekend Tidepool Walks, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
• 12:45-1:45pm Sunday Story Studio, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
• 2:00pm An Afternoon with Lisa See and Dreams of Joy, Grand Annex

MONDAY, FEB 20
• Presidents Day Holiday
• Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council moved to Feb 27

WEDNESDAY, FEB 22
7:30–9:30am Tax Credit Seminar for Small Businesses

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This Weekend’s Events on the San Pedro Coast

Here is a reminder of what’s going on in our neighborhood this weekend and the week ahead. This weekend there will be TWO opportunities to check out the salt marsh at Cabrillo Beach.

Plan your grocery shopping day for February 15th. Whole Foods Torrance will be donating 5% of all net sales to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy! Grab your tickets for the Great L.A. Air Raid before they sell out like the Corner Store’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser this weekend.

Have a great weekend and happy Valentines Day, everyone!

SATURDAY, FEB 11
9:00am  PVPLC Salt Marsh Nature Walk – Cabrillo Beach
9:00am  Volunteer Trail Crew Training – Introductory Class – White Point Nature Center
10:00am  Guided Ranger Walk – White Point Nature Preserve
1:00pm Pre-Valentines Day Wine Tasting Fundraiser (Sold out) – The Corner Store

SUNDAY, FEB 12
2:00pm Salt Marsh Open HouseCabrillo Beach

TUESDAY, FEB 14
❤ Valentines Day ❤

WEDNESDAY, FEB 15
8:00am–9:00pm Whole Foods Market 5% Day for PVPLC – Whole Foods Market Torrance, 2655 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance.

FRIDAY, FEB 17
San Pedro Wigwam Lodge Monthly Social – 543 Shepard St San Pedro CA 90731

SATURDAY, FEB 18
3:00pm Great LA Air Raid of 1942 – Ft. MacArthur Museum

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Olquin Campus, Landslide, pools, crime and other updates

The following information is from the Point Fermin Residents Association meeting held on Feburary 4th. These are not official minutes of the meeting so if anyone would like to add or change anything, please let us know below in the comments section or email us.

The Point Fermin Residents Association is looking for help with the officers positions of president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. How about signing up for a year to help out?

Crime & Safety
• A rape was reported on January 19 at Paseo del Mar and Gaffey St.
• LAPD Harbor Division is looking for people under the age of 30 for community input.
• Skateboarders continue to use Overlook Park on Pacific Ave as a skate park.
• Police will ticket skateboarders under the age of 18 not wearing protective gear.
• Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) meetings for the public are held every third Thursday at 6:30 pm at the LAPD Harbor Station, 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd.
• There was discussion about fencing and keeping people out of Sunken City and the White Point Landslide area.
• Suspicious characters seen walking down Gaffey Street and shoes have been thrown over telephone wires (possibly representing drug sales). Report all suspicious activity to police immediately.
• Graffiti seen on Alma St. and the steps from 39th Street to the beach.
• 39th Street between Gaffey and Carolina Streets is in bad condition.
• The trees at Point Fermin Park are overdue for trimming. The last tree trimming was done in the 80s after a falling tree limb injured a person.

Angels Gate Cultural Center
• Executive Director Deborah Lewis has put AGCC on sound financial footing.
• Isabelle Lutterodt,Visual Arts Director, is responsible for turning focus of exhibitions towards the local community. Check out the current Dear Harbor exhibit.
• Two years ago, AGCC was working with 25 area schools. They have expanded to 75 schools this year.

Council District 15
• Jacob Haik, District Director, and John Larson, Field Deputy for San Pedro, attended the meeting to update the residents on the CD15 staff and listen to concerns to relay to City Councilman Joe Buscaino.
• The Councilman has requested a 50% cut in downtown parking meter fees. This is an action that can be acted on immediately while the request for the removal of the parking meters goes through necessary channels.

White Point Landslide
• No maps of water and sewer lines under the Nike missile site were given to the city when the city took over control of the property.
• In the past, there was reportedly flooding which was pumped out in the tunnels under the site. The fire department has gone into the tunnels earlier this season and found no flooding. They will be inspecting the tunnels again on Feburary 8 (tentative date).
• The area on the southern trail that appears constantly wet is not a factor of the slide that we know of.
• The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) is looking into $2 million in funding that was earmarked for Paseo del Mar but was used instead further north, possibly Santa Monica.
• The CSPNC is forming a Paseo del Mar ad hoc committee to discuss issues with the landslide and continue dialogue with the city and county agencies. Residents who are interested in serving on the committee are encouraged to contact the CSPNC. Nominations will be taken at the next meeting on Monday, February 27.

Fort MacArthur Museum & Gaffey Street Pool
• Steve Nelson, Fort MacArthur Museum Director, gave us an update.
• No new significant action has occurred with the “Hey, Rookie!” Pool. City engineers had a walk-through of the site. The current plan is to maintain the pool as historically as possible. An ADA bathroom will be added.
• There is currently $1 million in Prop K money plus and addition $6.9 million to rehabilitate the pool.
• The Great Air Raid will be held on February 18. There will be lots of swing dancing and pyrotechnics for about ten minutes. A sherman tank will be fired off in memory of late sherman tank driver, Bill Morgan.

San Pedro High School, John M. and Muriel Olguin Campus
• The heated pool will be 25 ft x 25 yds x 4′ deep. There will also be a small warm-up pool with a shallower depth. The SPHS swim team has been using the Banning pool and are looking forward to a local pool to train at.
• The bird migration study has been completed and the approval for wind turbines given. Instead of the originally planned 37 turbines, there will now be four or five. 80% of the power used at the school will be generated on site, mostly using photovoltaics.
• Transportation money is currently an issue.
• The majority of teachers will be based at the Olguin campus with other teachers and students commuting back and forth between the Olquin campus and the “flagship” SPHS.
• The school will be a magnet school — Marine Science Magnet and Police Academy Magnet — with 40 slots open on a lottery system for local students. Sixty percent of the magnet students are currently local.
• Several redwood trees were relocated to widen Barlow Saxton Road at the school entrance at Gaffey St.
• The addition of a traffic light at Gaffey Street and 32nd St/Barlow Saxton Road has already begun and will be fully functional when school starts on Monday, August 13.
• There will be an open house for the public on Thursday, August 9th at 6:00 pm.

The Point Fermin Outdoor Education Center will be opening soon after a brief delay. We heard interesting stories about past beautification projects, the planting of a 100 tree pine forest along Barlow Saxton Road, the origin of Angels Gate Cultural Center as an artist occupy movement, the saving of the Point Fermin Community Center from demolition, and we finished the meeting with the siting of a pod of dolphin off the point!

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Franklin & Bash filming at Angels Gate Monday


Franklin & Bash, a television series on TNT staring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, will be filming at Angels Gate and Paseo del Mar on Monday, January 9. Filming will be from 7:00 am –10:00 pm.

The scenes will include gunfire activity at pistol range at the South Bay Young Marines Facility, marching military personnel, and driving shots with military vehicles on W. Paseo del Mar.

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Dance under the stars

The 10th Annual Great Los Angeles Air Raid is coming next month on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Dance under the stars to Dean Mora and the Fort MacArthur Officers Orchestra playing music from the 1940s. If your dancing shoes are a bit rusty, there will be a dance class by Rusty Frank at 4:15 pm.

New neighbors and pet owners beware, there will be loud noises at this event as the 1942 air raid is reenacted!

Prices are $20 Pre-Sale or $30 the night of the show. Tickets are available online at TheAirRaid.com.

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