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(left to right) James Blackman (San Pedro Theatre Club, seated), Summer Cacciagioni (Encore Entertainers), Aaron Ganz & Paris Langle (TE San Pedro Rep) (photo by John Mattera)

Taking Center Stage: Downtown San Pedro’s Theatre Renaissance

As downtown San Pedro forges a path to reinvent itself, there’s been a quiet and unexpected renaissance along the way that is fitting for a district whose crown jewel is a landmark art deco theatre. In the past two years, […]

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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If They Build It…Will We Come?

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Celebrating Our San Pedro Dads 2013

Our San Pedro Dads… Where do we begin? They are the men who taught us the meaning of hard work. They worked and sacrificed of themselves for the

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Celebrating Our San Pedro Moms 2013

They're the women who tucked us in at night and made our lunches in the morning. They made sure we brushed out teeth, had clean socks and underwear

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Lights! Camera! Action!

Stephanie Mardesichloves movies. If not for her passion for the cinema, the

Chef Dustin Trani stands on the open kitchen line at Doma in Beverly Hills.

Moving On Up

He saunters through the restaurant wearing a

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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2012: A Year in Review (December 2012 Cover Story)

It was a year of incredible change and transformation for San Pedro.

A year of gains, losses and continued tradition. The waters

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