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San Pedro, Ca Home Sales in August 2014

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RENEWED PUSH FOR RED CAR TROLLEY EXTENSION IN SAN PEDRO

According to the San Pedro downtown business leaders, a Red Car Trolley extension is needed to connect the shopping district to the waterfront, especially with the Ports O Call redevelopment finally moving forward. Making sure that the downtown district isn’t … Continue reading

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Local Theatre

Local Live Theater – in Torrance & San Pedro — 3 great plays in May! Continue reading

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Stuffed Animal Collection in honor of Kelsey Potts

This Saturday March 14, Kelsey Faith Potts of San Pedro, who would have turned 14. Tragically Kelsey died last fall from complications caused by a respiratory virus.

She will be remembered tomorrow by family and friends this weekend as they take up a collection of stuffed animals in her honor for the organization Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (SAFE).BUNNY

You may take your donations near the southwest corner of Averill Park in San Pedro (at 14th and Dodson streets) from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Continue reading

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SAILING SHIPS COMING TO SAN PEDRO IN AUGUST

San Pedro will again host the “Tall Ships Festival” in 2014, scheduled for August 20th thru the 24th. A dozen ships from all over the world are expected to sail into the Port of Los Angeles for the 5 day festivities.ship

The timing of the event will help to showcase the new $40 million dollar addition to San Pedro’s waterfront; the “Downtown Harbor Project” featuring a new harbor and new landscaped town square, still under construction just north of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

More than a quarter million people are expected to turn out for the festivities. A port spokesman said that the port is drawing more and more visitors each year with all of the new activities and events taking place there. Continue reading

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Let’s Bring Hollywood Back to the Beach

San Pedro along with other South Bay cites is making a new effort to entice “Hollywood” to bring their film making back to the South Bay. We have a long history of films being shot in our community because of the diverseness of the area, but less and less are now being filmed here.

San Pedro has always been great for the harbor shots. With its old buildings and warehouses that can look like the east coast and now with the Battleship Iowa docked, the possibilities are endless.

Our beaches can take on a look of Miami Beach, for instance, just study the scenes in Miami CSI. This series was shot here in Manhattan and Redondo Beaches. We have historic Elem entry and High schools such as Fern Elementary and Torrance High School which are both circa 1920s and are national historic building. These schools have been used on numerous occasions. Or how about using the beautiful old Library building at Veterans Park in Redondo Beach?

So we have the venues needed now we need to put our heads together and come up with create ways to lure ”Hollywood” back. Certainly we need to petition Sacramento to give more monetary incentives to the filmmakers. What the general public does not understand is that a city, private business or even private individuals get paid when their property is used. In fact many a church have fattened thir coffers in this manner.

Something is very wrong when it is more cost effective to film across the country, moving crews, equipments and personnel than filming right here in Hollywood’s back yard.

San Pedro along with other South Bay cites is making a new effort to entice “Hollywood” to bring their film making back to the South Bay. We have a long history of films being shot in our community because of the diverseness of the area, but less and less are now being filmed here.

San Pedro has always been great for the harbor shots. With its old buildings and warehouses that can look like the east coast and now with the Battleship Iowa docked, the possibilities are endless.

Our beaches can take on a look of Miami Beach, for instance, just study the scenes in Miami CSI. This series was shot here in Manhattan and Redondo Beaches. We have historic Elem entry and High schools such as Fern Elementary and Torrance High School which are both circa 1920s and are national historic building. These schools have been used on numerous occasions. Or how about using the beautiful old Library building at Veterans Park in Redondo Beach?

So we have the venues needed now we need to put our heads together and come up with create ways to lure ”Hollywood” back. Certainly we need to petition Sacramento to give more monetary incentives to the filmmakers. What the general public does not understand is that a city, private business or even private individuals get paid when their property is used. In fact many a church have fattened theri coffers in this manner.

Something is very wrong when it is more cost effective to film across the country, moving crews, equipments and personnel than filming right here in Hollywood’s back yard.

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# Ponte Vista in San Pedro gets Partial Approval

Well it looks like after years of delay and controversy, the 700-unit plan for Ponte Vista in San Pedro was approved at a public hearing on Dec 17th. This area is the past home of former Navy housing on Western … Continue reading

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Looking ahead: Cirque du Soleil’s Totem in San Pedro

OCT. 11 THRU NOV. 10 IN SAN PEDRO
Acrobatic performers will be featured under the 66ft. high Blue and Yellow big top, embodying the spirit of amphibians, Native American Hoop Dancers and a figure from outer space called the Crystal Man. The two and one half hour show opens Oct. 11 in San Pedro, at the Port of Los Angeles with the performances scheduled through Nov. 10th. Check it out at Berth 46, 3011 Miner Street. Tickets run from $50 up to $150.
Then show travels to the Orange County Great Park Festival Site in Irvine beginning on Nov. 21. The entire show will move to the Santa Monica Pier on Jan. 17th. Continue reading

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San Pedro’s “Ports of Call”

When San Pedro’s “Ports of Call” renovation is complete, It may not be called “Posts of Call”. The LA Waterfront Alliance fears that the Brand will continue to foster memories of the this rundown retail area. This writer believes it would all depend on the marketing. The developers need to do their job at marketing and the name can remain the same. Why break the a tradition. Continue reading

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Ponte Vista: San Pedro New Development

According to Donna Littlejohn of the Daily Breeze there is once again a stall on the development Ponte Vista.

Ponte Vista means “Bridge View, And acknowledges the view of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the horizon.

The project was first proposed eight years ago to solve the problem of what to do with the large parcel of land.

It’s been eight years since developer Bob Bisno first proposed the project he named Ponte Vista – which means “Bridge View” and pays homage to the Vincent Thomas Bridge that can be seen on the horizon from the hilltop. The project originally was a 2300 home planned community. Now it just keeps shrinking.

It is amazing that the city of Los Angles has such a difficult time approving development plans for an abandoned 62 +acres of prime San Pedro real estate . This property was once housing for Navy families. You would think they would be delighted with the improvement to the harbor town. And where else in Los Angeles can you find that many acres of prime real estate for development.
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