Motorcycle event to help kids with brain tumors

Every day, 13 children in the United States get the news that they have one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.

You can help them by participating in the 24th annual Los Angeles Ride for Kids event this Sunday, May 3, 2015 as a motorcyclist, fundraiser or volunteer. Donations benefit the Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation’s medical research and family support programs.

Riders on all makes and models are welcome to attend. The suggested minimum donation to ride is $40 per motorcycle. Onsite registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed for the event – just show up by 6:30am to be assigned a volunteer position.

The escorted ride starts at 10 a.m. sharp, rain or shine! The ride will loop back to the start point.

At the event, there will be a drawing for a new Honda motorcycle and other great prizes (must be present to win). All participants receive free beverages, a light breakfast and lunch. You’ll also get to meet your local Stars!

Schedule of events for the Los Angeles Ride for Kids, Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Schedule of events for the Los Angeles Ride for Kids, Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Giving back — Pedro style

The Corner Store, San Pedro, CA

File photo of The Corner Store before the outdoor seating and landscaping were added.

Peggy and Bruce Lindquist, owners of The Corner Store, give a lot to our community and are completely humble about it. From frequently holding fundraisers for the Point Fermin Lighthouse and Marine Mammal Care Center to rescuing wayward dogs to giving jobs to neighborhood kids to collecting supplies for pinnipeds to hosting the community share library,group meetings, and community celebrations such as Santa visits, community clean-ups, neighborhood watch meetings, etc.

They remind me of that bumper sticker “Think globally. Act locally.”

Here’s your chance to give back to Peggy and Bruce, our unsung heroes of the Palisades neighborhood.

Local resident and president of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC), James Dimon, is organizing a beautification project to help out Peggy and Bruce. James got Coppa Woodworking involved — they are fixing up the front doors and making two new screen doors for the entrance for no charge. Terry Katnich of South Shores Ace Hardware is donating materials and paint to spruce up the front of The Corner Store.

James is also looking to replace the sign on the front of the building with an identical sign in aluminum and polyurethane. He still needs to raise about $800 in donations to achieve that goal. He’s also looking for some volunteers who are good at patching stucco, have a paint sprayer, and have scaffolding for a mid-May beautification weekend. If you are interested in helping out, email James Dimon.

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Pints for Pinnipeds fundraiser

The Corner Store is hosting a fun fundraiser called Pints for Pinnipeds for the Marine Mammal Care Center on Saturday, March 14, 2015. You can preregister for the fundraiser at the Corner Store (cash or check) or the Marine Mammal Care Center (accepts credit cards). Tastings are at 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00pm and cost $25 each. Get your tickets while they are HOT! They will go fast!

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Sidewalk Chalk Contest and Soda Tasting Fundraiser

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Today, the Corner Store is hosting another fundraising event (can you say “community spirit”!). This fundraiser is for the White Point Elementary School. Come on by!

Harbor L.I.T.E.S. Fashion Show & Fundraiser

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The Harbor L.I.T.E.S  (Ladies Involved in Time and Service) will be holding their 5th Annual Fashion Show and Fundraiser this weekend and there are still tickets available. The event will take place Saturday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel San Pedro.

The master of ceremonies is Councilman Joe Buscaino and the event includes a luncheon, fashion show, and raffles.

The Harbor L.I.T.E.S. is a volunteer organization that has been dedicated to the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Division for over forty years.  The group holds fundraisers that benefit the officers and supports the outstanding work they do keeping our community safe by purchasing equipment and helping their programs that are not funded by the City of Los Angeles.

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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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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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Weekend Fun at the Corner Store

SATURDAY
Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Point Fermin Lighthouse
The Corner Store will be hosting a fun event to benefit the Point Fermin Lighthouse today. There are three tasting times at 1:30pm, 3:30pm or 5:30pm, over six wines and four beers to taste along with appetizers, live entertainment and raffle prizes. Come into The Corner Store and pre-register for only $20 per person.

Jewelry Sale
There will also be a Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale going on inside The Corner Store by “It’s A Lu-Lu”, our house Jewelry Artist. You can get Mom some wine and a beautiful bracelet or necklace and some fresh cut flowers.

SUNDAY (Mother’s Day!)
Live entertainment by the fabulous Bailey Brothers from 9:30-12 noon.

Children’s Storytime to benefit the PVP Land Conservancy

Today at 10am there will be a special stortytime reading at White Point Nature Center. Local author and illustrator of childrens books, E.G. Ryan, will be reading stories. South Bay musician Rex Bailey will perform music inspired by E.G. Ryan’s Books. A
ranger-led hike will follow the reading and music.

15% of all sales benefit the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  There will be
juice drinks and stickers for all children.  Come and visit this wonderful nature center and preserve.

For more information on the event visit EGRyan.com or for more information on the preserve visit:http://www.pvplc.org/_lands/whitepoint.asp

Motorcyclists raising money for kids with brain tumors

Eleven children are diagnosed with a brain tumor every day. Four will not make it past five years.

This Sunday, May 6, 800–1,000 motorcycles will be riding around the Palos Verdes Peninsula to raise awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. They will gather in the morning for the Los Angeles Ride for Kids at American Honda Motor Co. in Torrance to register, have coffee and breakfast pastries, and watch the Victor McLaglen Motorcycle Corps perform.

At 10 a.m. the line of motorcycles, led by kids who have survived brain tumors in sidecars and the backseats of motorcycles, will start out on the ride. There will be rolling street closures through Torrance, Palos Verdes Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes as the ride progresses. It will take about 15 minutes for the motorcycles to move through each intersection. The route can be found here.

The ride will loop back to American Honda. After a light lunch, participants will enjoy a Celebration of Life program that features interviews with young brain tumor survivors—the Ride for Kids® “stars” of the day. Award presentations to top fundraisers will follow.

The minimum donation to ride is $35, but the more money you raise, the more premiums you earn. We also draw for a new Honda motorcycle, AGV helmet, Cardo Scala Rider, Dunlop tire, and Tourmaster luggage. (You must be present to win.)

Come join us, whether you ride or not. It’s an incredibly special day for the kids and one step closer to a cure for pediatric brain tumors.