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 http://eng.lacity.org/techdocs/emg/paseodelmar_restoration.htm, 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 William.Jones@lacity.org (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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Parks meeting tonight

2/28 agenda

Angels Gate Park Advisory Board 2/28 agenda

Tonight at 5pm there will be an Angels Gate Park Advisory Board (PAB) meeting at the Angels Gate Park office (in the courtyard with the Hosteling International office on 36th/Leavenworth off of Gaffey Street).

The PAB covers the areas of White Point Nature Preserve, Wilder’s Addition, Point Fermin Park, Sunken City, Lookout Park, and Angels Gate Park.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Stackhouse, Senior Recreation Director II of Angels Gate, Daniels Field, Field of Dreams, Point Fermin & Ken Malloy Harbor Regional at 310.548.7705.

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Meetings regarding parks, San Pedro High School, and coyotes

coyote photo

There are three meetings coming up that residents may be interested in attending.

The Angels Gate Park Advisory Board will be holding a meeting Tuesday, January 31 from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm at the Angels Gate Park Office at 3601 S. Gaffey St. On the agenda are discussions of Wilder’s Annex, White Point Nature Preserve, and Hey Rookie Pool. Check out the full agenda on the Angels Gate Park Advisory Board Facebook page.

LAUSD will be hosting a community meeting to review preliminary design concepts for a renovation of San Pedro High School. The meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 pm at the San Pedro High School Auditorium at 1001 W 15th St. If you would like more information call Teresa Akins at FSD Community Relations at 213-241-1326 or Teresa.Akins@lausd.net.

L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation presents Living With Urban Coyotes on Thursday, February 2 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Wildlife Specialist Colleen MacKay will be discussing issues and concerns relating to coyotes. The Deane Dana Friendship Park Nature Center is located at 1805 W. 9th St. For more information contact 310-519-6115 or hinzunza@parks.lacounty.gov.

More upcoming events can be found on our event calendar.

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Paseo del Mar scoping meeting scheduled for Oct 26

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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
William.Jones@lacity.org (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 http://eng.lacity.org/techdocs/emg/projects.htm.

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Care about our Parks? Join the Park Advisory Board!

Joan Milke Flores Park

A call for volunteers to sit on and make up the Park Advisory Board has been made to all interested persons. The Board is a collection of all community members from the White Point Nature Preserve, Wilders Addition, Point Fermin Park, Sunken City, Angels Gate Park and Tenant Organizations and residents who have an interest in helping to shape the events and future of our shared community.

The next meeting is set for Wednesday, August 17th, 6:00 pm at the Angels Gate Park office (shares the courtyard with the Hosteling International office on 36th/Leavenworth).

 If you are interested in joining the Board please see the Volunteer forms as well and register on line (if you are not already a registered City of LA volunteer). Individual volunteers need to apply online at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1522641864

The New Volunteer Application Handout can be found at http://www.laparks.org/info/volunteers. You will need this form to make a fingerprint appointment.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Joe Stackhouse, Senior Recreation Director II of Angels Gate, Daniels Field, Field of Dreams, Point Fermin & Ken Malloy Harbor Regional at 310.548.7705

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Look who has a new website!

White Point Elementary School entrance

White Point Elementary School in the Palisades has a new website Check it out at http://whitepointes-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com. They will be hosting their spring open house Friday, March 18 at 5:30pm. See the website for details.

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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

Sidewalk Chalk Contest fundraiser

The Corner Store

The Corner Store will be hosting the 8th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Contest and Soda Tasting, a benefit for White Point Elementary School.

DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2015
TIME: 11:00am – 2:00pm
DONATION: $10 (supplies included)

CALL (832-2424) for more info. Pre-registrations appreciated.

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White Point Home Tour this weekend!

White Point Home Tour postcard

The White Point Home Tour is back! This Sunday, September 13 enjoy a day of exploration and festivities benefitting the education and restoration of the White Point Nature Preserve.

Take a self-guided tour of seven distinctive San Pedro homes from artist studios to cliff-top dwellings. A reception with wine, appetizers and live music will follow at the White Point Nature Preserve. There will be a silent auction including items such as art, jewelry, vacation homes, local excursions, 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