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OPINION
January 1, 1989
Recently in San Pedro a splendid monument honoring our merchant seamen was erected. This dramatic sculpture of two working sailors will remind us of our maritime history. It was designed by Jasper D'Ambrosi, born and raised in the harbor area. I cannot help but compare this successful work of art with the "Steel Cloud" monument proposed for downtown Los Angeles. That project, unfortunately, looks like a massive junkyard, and would overwhelm a dark freeway tunnel--more like a message of traffic despair.
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April 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Junior Dominic Davis of Mission Hills Alemany is following the legacy established by former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame sprinter Khalfani Muhammad by showing there's still lots of speed from Mission League athletes. On Saturday, Davis ran the 100 meters in 10.47 seconds to win the invitational race at the Mt. San Antonio College High School Invitational. Like Muhammad, who won the state championship in the 100 and 200, Davis is also a running back in football. Loyola's 400-meter relay team won its race in 41.58.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2012
MOVIES Obey the call of Cthulhu at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, featuring a bevy of devoted film-biz guests, spooky short films and a Lovecraft-inspired animation block featuring Scooby-Doo, "The Real Ghostbusters" and "South Park. " Other chilling offerings include a radio theatre adaptation of "The Statement of Randolph Carter" and a Lovecraft-themed scavenger hunt on the streets of downtown San Pedro.. Warner Grand Theater, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro. Fri.-Sat. $27. Hplfilmfestival.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
OPINION
July 3, 2012
Re " Getting shipshape: San Pedro hopes to lure throngs of visitors with new LA Waterfront project ," July 1 What about the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the family attraction, and the adjacent coastal park on the edge of San Pedro? The historic center provides recreation for the community and a natural, interactive approach to learning about the local marine environment. Visitors can see the extensive collection of Southern California marine life and the coastal park includes walking trails to tide pools, beaches and a salt marsh.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2012
Address: 1454 West Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro 90731 Listed for: $785,000 Size: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,632 square feet Lot size: 0.16 of an acres Features: Built in 2005, the two-story Colonial-style home features a fireplace in the family room and sits on a corner lot. MLS ID: V12036223 About the area: In the 90731 ZIP Code, based on 109 sales, the median sales price of resold homes in the first half of the year was...
BUSINESS
February 22, 2009 | Lauren Beale
645 S. Dodson Ave., San Pedro 90732 Listed for: $850,000 Size: Three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,037 square feet Lot size: 7,187 square feet Features: The 1927 two-story house has a dining room, office, hardwood floors, fireplace, spa, two-car garage and central air conditioning. There are views of the harbor area and of the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man who barricaded himself inside a San Pedro home Tuesday night was taken into custody Wednesday morning, police said. The man had refused to come out of the house in the 700 block of South Meyler Street since 8 p.m. Tuesday, when police responded to a report of a gunshot. An LAPD SWAT team surrounded the home but the man refused to leave. A woman who was with him throughout the ordeal also refused to leave, an LAPD spokeswoman said. He was arrested about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.
SPORTS
November 20, 2009 | Staff Reports
Los Angeles Dorsey High forced four turnovers to bounce back from a pair of late-season defeats with a 33-17 victory over host San Pedro on Thursday night in a City Section Division I first-round playoff game. Dons senior defensive back Jabri Proby made two interceptions in the last two minutes, including one he returned 85 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play. No. 12-seeded Dorsey (8-3) will play fourth-seeded Woodland Hills Taft (7-4), which defeated L.A. Garfield, 44-14, in a quarterfinal Thursday at Taft.
NEWS
March 28, 1985
A Long Beach Superior Court jury has found former Mary Star of the Sea High School drama teacher Joseph Cottone guilty on two of nine counts stemming from charges that he provided his students with alcohol and marijuana and encouraged them to masturbate with him while watching sexually explicit movies in his apartment more than a year ago. Cottone, 34, of San Pedro, was found guilty only on two of four misdemeanor charges that he supplied alcohol to minors.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Tony Perry
An Oceanside police officer shot and killed a man in his mid-20s from San Pedro who drew a gun on him Monday, officials said. The officer had been called to the Oceanside Harbor to investigate a report of a man sleeping or passed out on a bench. When the officer, a 15-year veteran, approached the man, he noticed a gun in the man's waistband, officials said. When the man ignored commands to show his hands and instead allegedly pulled out a gun, the officer opened fire. The man was taken by helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where he was pronounced dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The body of a man found stuffed inside a suitcase in the Verdugo wash in Glendale has been identified as a 21-year-old from San Pedro. Los Angeles County coroner's officials said an autopsy is pending for Victor Manuel Moreno, whose body was discovered by a Los Angeles County Public Works employee about 9 a.m. Monday while cleaning the wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues. The employee noticed that plastic was protruding from the suitcase and didn't want to touch it, so he immediately notified police, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
OPINION
March 27, 2014
Re “One-track mind hits new height,” Column One, March 25 What a cool story about the Cyclone Racer on the Pike. When I was a kid in the late 1950s (I'm 71), a few friends and I would take the ferry from San Pedro to Terminal Island and hitchhike the rest of the way to the Pike. If we couldn't find a hole in the fence surrounding the Cyclone Racer, we would make one so we could look for change that had fallen from riders. We would use that to ride the roller coaster ourselves or for other attractions on the Pike.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Police were on the scene Wednesday of a San Pedro home, where a man was barricaded inside. Los Angeles police received a call about 8 p.m. Tuesday about a man who was upset about getting kicked out of his house. Police responded, and the man locked himself inside a home in the 700 block of South Meyler Street, within a block of a private high school and Cabrillo Avenue Elementary School. The man is possibly armed, a police spokeswoman said. An LAPD SWAT team is on the scene.
SPORTS
August 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Dorsey and San Pedro, two longtime City Section powers, played in a scrimmage on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Both schools were hitting hard on defense while trying to get their offenses in gear. San Pedro will probably start its first sophomore at quarterback in Coach Mike Walsh's 23 seasons. Jacob Miller played with poise and confidence. The Pirates will be relying on Pete Palacios at running back and linebacker. Dorsey quarterback Noah Whitney didn't have his standout receiver, David Williams (sidelined with an injury)
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.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
CITY GIRLS' WATER POLO First round, Wednesday Eagle Rock 18, Taft 2 San Pedro 10, Huntington Park 4 Birmingham 19, Verdugo Hills 1 Cleveland 16, Los Angeles Roosevelt 5 Granada Hills 18, Fremont 0 Venice 21, Wilmington Banning 5 Los Angeles CES 14, El Camino Real 13 Palisades 11, Marquez 6   Quarterfinals, Friday, 3 p.m. #9 San Pedro at #1 Eagle Rock #5 Birmingham at #4 Cleveland #6 Venice at...
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