SAN PEDRO — On Feb.8, The Port of Los Angeles and Harbor residents honored Los Angeles Harbor Commission vice president and labor leader Dave Arian, with a portion of Miner Street south of 22nd Street in San Pedro to be renamed “Dave Arian Way.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the street will serve as a reminder of the power of service and strong workforce that makes for a strong city.
Arian, who died of thyroid cancer last January, joined the Harbor commission in 2010 and contributed to the Port of Los Angeles breaking of the all-time cargo volume records while reducing air emissions.
Los Angeles Harbor Commission President Jaime Lee said that the street renaming will serve a tribute reminder for the 40 years of service that Arian did for the Harbor community and as a member of the International Longshoreman & Warehouse Union Local 13.
Arian was also the founder of the Harry Bridges Institute in San Pedro.
In a private ceremony earlier in the day, a bench at Berth 46 that overlooks the Port’s Outer Harbor was also dedicated to him.