• Say Bye to Columbus Day, Hello Indigenous People’s Day

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LOS ANGELES — On Aug. 30 the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to eliminate observance of Columbus Day from the city’s calendar. District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino, a first-generation Italian American reared in San Pedro, however, objected to the renaming of the holiday to Indigenous People’s Day.

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    2017 LA Fleet Week Ships Announced

    SAN PEDRO — On Aug. 23 Los Angeles Fleet Week organizers released the names and details of the visiting military ships to the Los Angeles Harbor. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships, which will start arriving Aug. 29, wi

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  • Former Hahn Staffer Indicted for Extorting Marijuana Shop

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]CARSON — Carson resident, Michael Kimbrew, 44, was arrested Aug. 2 on federal extortion and bribery charges. Kimbrew, who worked as a staffer for then-Rep. Janice Hahn, was arrested pursuant to a two-count indictment that was returned by a

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  • POLA Expands Emissions Reduction Incentive Grant Program

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO – The Port of Los Angeles and other participating Environmental Ship Index incentive providers have expanded their rewards programs for vessel operators willing to go above and beyond regulatory standards to cut harmful emissions from ships. The index was developed by the World Po

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  • Garcia Announces Commission Nominations

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On July 14, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced five nominations to commissions. Garcia appointed former vice mayors Frank Colonna and Bonnie Lowenthal to serve on the Long Beach Harbor Commission. <

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  • Proposed Postal Service Reductions to Impact Residents, Businesses

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor This past month, businesses in San Pedro received a notice from the U.S. Postal Service informing them of its intent to consolidate business mail services into the Torrance office. “In our continued effort to eliminate redundanci

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  • SP Waterfront Arts District Selected as One of 14 State Designated Cultural Districts

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — On July 13, the California Arts Council announced that the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District will be among 14 districts serving as the state’s premier designated cultural arts districts. This is the first year that the council has voted to designate cultural arts districts. These districts will hi

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  • POLB: Best Seaport in North America

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — The Port of Long Beach has been bestowed the title of “Best Seaport in North America” at the 2017 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards, June 29, at the Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Center. The POLB has been awarded this title for the third consecutive year, and for the 19th time in

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  • San Pedro Gets World’s Most Powerful Rooftop Solar Project

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the completion of the Westmont Solar Energy Project, July 26, in northwest San Pedro. The project is world’s largest solar rooftop and the second largest solar project in the United States. Jonathan Port and his solar company PermaCity developed the project at theW

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  • Hit-and-Run Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — A 28-year-old man was killed in a car in a hit-in-run collision, June 25, near Anaheim Street and the Los Angeles River in Long Beach. The driver and the two other passengers in the car were injured. The incident took place at about 1:30 a.m. Long Beach Police Department reported that  a 1999 Is

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