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August 31, 1985
I am appalled that the Dodger organization had the audacity to fine Pedro Guerrero $7,000 for missing a game. First of all, very few, including me, believed the strike would be settled in two days. I think it is very admirable of Pedro to love his mother enough to want to go see her in the middle of the season. Ninety-nine out of 100 players could go see their mothers and get back in 24 hours. It is not Pedro's fault the plane service is so lousy in his country and his home is so far away.
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April 15, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The Elks Lodge in San Pedro nearly burned to the ground early Tuesday morning after a fire started sometime in the middle of the night -- the second blaze on the property this week. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the blaze, which Los Angeles Fire Department officials said started sometime before 3 a.m. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found the 33,700-square-foot, two-story building completely engulfed in flames, officials said, and it took more than 100 firefighters more than two hours to extinguish the blaze.
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OPINION
May 16, 2013 | By Susan Partovi
His wife was a patient at the clinic where I worked in my early days as a doctor. I saw her regularly for hypertension. But on one visit, she was more concerned about her husband - let's call him Pedro. He was having stomach pains and difficulty swallowing. I told her to make an appointment for him with me. When I saw him, Pedro explained that he had lost weight and was having trouble swallowing solid food. A barium swallow study confirmed my fears: He had esophageal cancer. Another doctor at the clinic received the report before I saw Pedro again and made an urgent referral to surgery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Firefighters were still trying to determine Tuesday how much damage was caused by a fire that burned through San Pedro's Elks Lodge, a huge building that housed decades of organization history. “I'm sick about it, terribly sick,” said Kuzma Domanchich, 91, who joined the San Pedro Elks Lodge 52 years ago. “I'm here everyday for lunch and Sunday for brunch. Seeing this scene, it's a terrible loss.” The lodge - a 33,700-square-foot, two-story building with three tennis courts, an auditorium and Olympic-sized pool - was built in 1957 and sits on a bluff facing the ocean.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Antonio Méndez Esparza's assured first feature, "Aquí y Allá" (Here and There), has won festival awards from Mumbai to Thessaloniki, but the story the film tells is just across the border. Pedro (Pedro De los Santos) has returned to Mexico from his second tour of menial jobs in the States, and like the slow climb up the mountain to his home, re-integration is uphill. His daughters (Lorena Guadalupe Pantaleón Vázquez and Heidi Laura Solano Espinoza) barely know him, though the oldest knows better than to trust him to stick around.
SCIENCE
October 2, 2010 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
The first thing the graduate student saw was a set of foot bones at the surface of an excavation site in Peru. He turned over a rock and noticed a pattern of scales. This hinted that the large fossil might still have soft tissue intact ? a rarity. The team of paleontologists nicknamed the specimen "Pedro" and took it to the lab for further examination. It turned out to be the remains of a 5-foot, 120-pound penguin ? one of the largest ancient penguins ever found, according to an online report this week in the journal Science.
REAL ESTATE
May 27, 2007
Regarding "Water Logging," May 13: As a citizen concerned about the global effects of rampant logging, I was so relieved to read the article about harvesting submerged forests. Now, if we could just flood the world's forests, we would have an unlimited supply of "eco-friendly" lumber. BRIAN SMITH San Pedro
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2001
Foreign films--The Oscar-nominated 1998 Brazilian film "Central Station" screens Friday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Foreign Films Featuring Friendship" series at the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro, (310) 548-7672. The wrong film was listed in Sunday's Calendar.
OPINION
March 29, 2006
One only has to read "Gov. Out of Debt in Bid for 2nd Term" (March 23) to realize that the political sums being amassed by unions and industry groups are reflective of a democracy that is not truly democratic. Your article seems to prove the adage about the golden rule: Those with the gold, rule. Our democracy needs publicly funded elections. DAVID GREENE San Pedro
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2009 | Patrick J. McDonnell
A woman was shot to death early Monday in the unincorporated Athens neighborhood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. She was shot at 1:20 a.m. in the 12800 block of South San Pedro Street, near El Segundo Boulevard, said Sgt. David Infante, and pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner's identified her as Reynesha Reed, 24, of Los Angeles. No further information was available. -- Patrick J. McDonnell
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A San Pedro man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison after prosecutors say he was caught on camera climbing a backyard fence and sexually assaulting a neighboring family's dog. Christopher Caceres, 22, pleaded guilty to one count each of cruelty to an animal and first-degree burglary, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. In a statement, prosecutors said that from August to November 2013, a family reported their dog would continuously yelp at night.
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
PHOENIX  -- If you are escaping the cold of winter, the lure of baseball's spring training is logical. Forget the games. Here's a chance to sit in the sun and watch the blood flow back into your fingers. The lure for brothers Zach and Matt Zuvich is less understandable. They come from that frosty, iced-jammed city of San Pedro. When they sat in the stands Thursday at Camelback Ranch Stadium to watch the Dodgers, they had traded a 75-degree temperature for 76. "We left at 3 a.m. to get here," says older brother Zach, 25. "It would have been nice if he hadn't slept the entire way. " They will make the nearly seven-hour return trip after Sunday's Dodgers game and arrive back in San Pedro about 2 a.m. "I have to be at work Monday morning," says younger brother Matt, 21, who assures his chauffeur, Zach, that he will sleep all the way back too. Matt works in the hotel and restaurant business; Zach is a tugboat engineer in Los Angeles Harbor.
SPORTS
February 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3 AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe was two for two with a home run and two runs batted in. Alex Guerrero got his first two hits, both bloop singles, the second of which drove in a run. Brendan Harris, formerly of the Angels, singled in the Dodgers' final run in the eighth inning. Guerrero and Harris are among several candidates at second base. ON THE MOUND: When Zack Greinke was removed only two batters into the game, he was replaced by Chris Withrow, who was charged with two runs, two hits and three walks over 11/3 innings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A San Pedro man with a history of abusing women was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for killing his girlfriend with a hammer, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Donald Lee Bush Jr., 55, was found guilty on Jan. 14 of first-degree murder, including the allegation that he used a hammer to kill  Dana Milo, 59. He was sentenced Monday, according to the district attorney's office. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Bush and Milo lived together at a boarding house in San Pedro.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2013 | By Sharon Mizota
The Duque's in town, and he looks fabulous. As painted by Spanish master Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), the portrait, "Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna," is on loan to the Norton Simon Museum from the Frick Collection in New York. Part of a biennial exchange program, it is on view through March 3. Dating from the mid-1790s, "Don Pedro" was painted while Goya's star was rising in the court of Spain's King Charles IV. (He was appointed first court painter in 1799.) Among Goya's most important patrons, the Duque and his wife, Countess Maria Josefa Pimentel, were great supporters of the arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Paul Pringle
Two San Pedro schools got a brief scare Friday when they were placed on lockdown after campus police received a report of a suspicious person who might be armed with a gun, officials said. A search of Dana Middle School and San Pedro High School found no such person, said Monica Carazo, a Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman. The lockdowns began about 3:20 p.m. and were lifted within 40 minutes, she said. “We had gotten the report right around dismissal time, so things got a little crazy,” Carazo said.  No one was hurt, she added.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2011 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Based on a 19th-century novel that's usually characterized as sprawling, "Mysteries of Lisbon" is a hothouse melodrama seen through a cool, discerning eye. Director Rául Ruiz has called it one of his most theoretical films, but this multicourse (41/2 -hour) feast is no self-conscious demonstration of molecular gastronomy. The storytelling is straightforward, with a classical sheen, even as mischief and hallucination puncture the serene surface. The running time should not be cause for dismay; with 100-plus films to his credit, Ruiz is nothing if not a master of tone and pacing as he moves his players through the drawing rooms, hotels, convents and monasteries of Western Europe and, briefly, Brazil, unwrapping stories within stories within stories.
SPORTS
March 5, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Minor leaguer Jerry Brooks drew the unenviable assignment Thursday of catching Tom Candiotti. "Uh-oh, here we go," Brooks said as Candiotti started throwing what he calls his power knuckleball. "If I can't catch it, they can't hit it," Brooks yelled. Why and how it moves is puzzling, but Candiotti said that basically it comes down to grabbing the ball and throwing it so it doesn't spin, an explanation considerably less complicated than those that scientists have sent him in the mail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday for a San Pedro man accused of drugging and having sex with a neighbor's 80-pound dog. Christopher Caceres, 22, is charged with felony animal cruelty, burglary and misdemeanor sexual assault of an animal. He faces up to nine years in prison if convicted of all charges, according to prosecutors. Caceres was arrested after the owner of the 80-pound Akita saw Caceres on home surveillance video allegedly assaulting the family dog in the yard, the Daily Breeze   reported . The homeowner feared a prowler had been trying to break into his house in recent months after he found a cellphone in the yard and heard unexplained wails from his dog in the middle of the night, only to find nothing when he investigated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2013 | By David Zahniser
A man died Saturday morning after he and two others were swept into the ocean by a rogue wave in San Pedro, authorities said. Dispatchers received a call about 6:35 a.m. that three people had been knocked into the ocean while standing on the Cabrillo Beach breakwater, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. One of the three, a 49-year-old man, made his way out of the water with little assistance. Rescue boats were sent out to find two others, Humphrey said.
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