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Navy / Fleet Week in San Pedro

After driving around the hill in Palos Verdes to catch a glimpse of the old lighthouse and to see Donald Trumps new golf course where Marineland used to be, I decided to go visit San Pedro and go onto some of the navy ships that are visiting San Pedro for ‘Navy Week’.
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What a great idea and great success it turned out to be. Thousands of people came and went onto the ships to see our great battleships and our first line of defense. It took hours to get here for those who are not lucky enough to live in the South Bay. Even with the frustrated delays, it was worth every minute we all had to wait. 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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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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How to write a Hardship Letter

The New York Times published this … If you are considering a loan modification or a short sale, you will need to proved a HARDSHIP LETTER. Writing the “hardship letter” Homeowners having trouble paying their mortgage are often required to … Continue reading

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