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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

Seeing San Pedro’s Future Through Its Past

Celebrating a 125 years of San Pedro, for me, begins with thoughts of my grandfather, Domenico Costa, emigrating from Ischia, Italy, back in 1920, and my father Tony

San Pedro: Constantly Evolving, Yet Grounded in History

“Like the Pacific Ocean lapping at its shores, the community of San Pedro is ever-changing… the only constant is that its culture, economy and environment are, as always,

Historical San Pedro Poems Still Ring True on 125th Birthday

In honor of San Pedro’s 125th birthday, I’m offering a couple of historic poems that speak volumes about our town and, despite their age, haven’t lost relevance. The first

Redeveloping Ports O’ Call

I know it sounds cliché, but where did the year go? As I reset my clock it seems like just yesterday I was turning it forward and getting

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

New Councilman Faces First Test With An Old Problem

When it comes to Ponte Vista, a relieved Janice Hahn must be sitting in her D.C. congressional office thinking, “Well, Joe, the ball's in your court now.” For

San Pedro’s Swinging Salute

San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District (PBID) is pleased to announce a Friday night festive street party celebrating the installation of permanent Tivoli lights in downtown San

The USS Iowa (photo by John Mattera)

ON THE COVER: She’s Here! The USS Iowa Arrives in the Port of Los Angeles

[caption id="attachment_1816" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - The USS Iowa sits in its permanent location at Berth 87 in the Port of L.A. The battleship officially

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