All posts by Kelsey Duckett

Photographer Ingrid Dietrich (photo by Joshua Stecker)

Capturing The Port On Polaroid

Most prefer to be either in front of or behind the camera, not both, and not Ingrid Dietrich. Dietrich, with her fiery red mane and sweet disposition, has made San Pedro her home since 2008. Her career has her spending […]

Ziggy Mrkich and Renee O'Connor, co-directorsof SPIFF (photo by John Mattera)

A Film Festival For The Community

It was founded to celebrate the diverse culture and community of San Pedro, and

The Bike Palace has been a familiar fixture on Pacific Ave. for 40 years. (photos by John Mattera)

Still Pedalin’

The typically pleasant Southern California weather coupled

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Fighting Back

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The entire Youth & Government family, including San Pedro, Palos Verdes and Wilmington delegations.

Leaders In Training

It’s one of the largest delegations in the state, and out

Long Beach Ronald McDonald House

Bridging Hope

For John Papadakis it has always been about remaking San Pedro into a seaside destination – a city that people

Champions (l to r): Miriam Canales-Ortega, Lorena Garcia (being held with plaque), Ashley Carrera, Violet Tipich, Dana Cameron, Bronwyn Bunnell, Danielle Nunez (photo by John Mattera)

Cross Country Dynasty

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The Assistance League of San Pedro’s all-volunteer Post Office at Weymouth Corners (photo by John Mattera)

Weymouth Corners Post Office Delivers

It’s an industry that all Americans rely on, but

Terry Katnic (center) surrounded by his Ace Hardware staff. (photo by John Mattera)

Ace In The Hole

Since the introduction of big box, do-it-yourself stores, such as Lowe’s and

Shelley Smith, photographed at San Pedro High School (photo by John Mattera)

For Love Of The Game

It’s November, the heart of college football season, and for Shelley Smith, that

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