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A Tasteful Romance: Andria & Roberto Lo Grande – November 3, 2012 (Wedding)

Andria (Trani) Lo Grande went to the Taste in San Pedro in April 2009 expecting to sample the different flavors of town. Little did she know that in addition to savoring the various delicacies San Pedro is known for, she’d […]

The number of For Rent signs in downtown hasn't changed much in more than five years (photo by Megan Barnes).

Downtown Hasn’t Shaken its Vacancy Problem

Downtown San Pedro looks a

Rita Fiorenza of San Pedro High (left) and Angela Wade of Port of Los Angeles High School.

Girls Basketball Sensations Rule The Courts

San Pedro High's

Albert Carranza, Jr. and Vickie Kinner from Harbor Area Paranormal.

Who Ya Gonna Call?

"The place that lacks its ghost is a barren place indeed." – John Hewitt The Beatles'

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San Pedro Through The Eyes Of A Master

Evrika “Evo” Zatikyan may be a man of few words, but his paintings — more than 6,000 in the past 20 years alone — speak volumes. The prolific

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,

Cirque du Soliel Hoop Dancer Eric Hernandez (Photos: OSA Images, Costumes: Kym Barrett, ©2013 Cirque du Soleil Inc.)

Top of the Totem Pole

Eric Hernandez spins and jumps effortlessly through

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

photos by Jeff Loftin & John Mattera

Go Big Or Go Home: Gina & Sarah Di Leva – October 19, 2012 (Wedding)

Gino and Sarah (Brander) Di Leva never thought they would ever get married, especially to each other. The couple

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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