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June 19, 1988 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
The dinner was pure San Pedro: barbecued swordfish, smothered in sauce as the local fishermen prepare it, green beans mixed with mashed potatoes and, of course, the favorite macaroni, mostaccioli . Service was family style. It was Ladies Night Out at the Yugoslav-American Club, and after dinner, the band struck up the seljoncia, a traditional folk dance.
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April 26, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 23 years, the fight over a breezy hill in San Pedro has pitted preservationists against those who want progress. Knoll Hill, which rises 84 feet above sea level, overlooks Front Street and Harbor Boulevard, and offers sweeping views of the city, the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Los Angeles Harbor. Some San Pedro residents, and the Los Angeles Harbor Department, want to shave down Knoll Hill for a port expansion project. Others want the hill turned into a park.
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April 26, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 23 years, the fight over a breezy hill in San Pedro has pitted preservationists against those who want progress. Knoll Hill, which rises 84 feet above sea level, overlooks Front Street and Harbor Boulevard, and offers sweeping views of the city, the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Los Angeles Harbor. Some San Pedro residents, and the Los Angeles Harbor Department, want to shave down Knoll Hill for a port expansion project. Others want the hill turned into a park.
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March 26, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a time when Edward Ko gazed through the windows of his store, Candy Town, and saw more than a dozen school buses loaded with children. There was a time when the shop, full of novelty and imported candy, was so crowded that customers lined up to get inside. Now, years later, only an occasional customer visits his well-stocked shop. Ko and a few other shop owners are the last survivors at the languishing Ports O' Call Village shopping center in San Pedro.
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July 19, 1998 | LINDSEY M. ARENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In San Pedro's downtown business district, where revitalization is underway on 7th Street, large clay pots with newly planted flowers dot the sidewalk. New posters hang in shop windows, inviting people to get reacquainted with the area at a monthly open house. Everyone is invited. Everyone, that is, except the new neighbors. Half a block away, in the back of a converted auto repair shop, the clatter of brown metal folding chairs signals dinner time for a group of homeless people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1995
Funding for a long-awaited gymnasium in San Pedro's Peck Park has been approved by the City Council. Groundbreaking is expected before the year is over. Plans for the $2.5-million facility have been held up for nearly 24 years, said Barry Glickman, a spokesman for Councilman Rudy Svorinich. Glickman said plans for the gymnasium were approved in the '70s but no funds were available. The council approved $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1993
Gov. Pete Wilson, hoping to keep a highly prized Air Force space division from moving out of state, said Friday that his Administration is finalizing a deal with the military that would allow the construction of more Air Force housing in San Pedro. In a speech to the South Bay Chamber of Commerce in Manhattan Beach, Wilson said he expected the agreement to be completed within a week. Officials said the deal would allow the Air Force to build 250 housing units at San Pedro's Angels Gate Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1988
City officials have unveiled a master plan for Angels Gate Park in San Pedro that would replace the complex of former military barracks now occupied by the California Conservation Corps and the Angels Gate Cultural Center with two soccer fields. The plan, which is a draft and may be changed after a public hearing, also calls for new landscaping, picnic areas and other improvements.
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January 28, 1988
A City of Los Angeles application for special state tax incentives for harbor-area businesses is among five finalists for three spots in a state program. If the city is successful, Wilmington and eastern San Pedro, including the waterfront, will be designated a state Employment and Economic Incentive Area. The designation carries a variety of tax benefits to new and expanding businesses in the area in an effort to create jobs.
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April 17, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a heated debate about the need for affordable homes, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday decided to turn over surplus Navy housing in the San Pedro area to a host of new tenants, including a Catholic college and an expensive private school in Rolling Hills. The council, in an 8-4 vote, approved a controversial plan to establish civilian uses for a parcel of 545 homes that once housed military personnel assigned to the now-closed Long Beach Naval Shipyard.
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April 10, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After three long years of community meetings, furious lobbying and heated debates, officials thought they finally were ready to start development on surplus Navy land in San Pedro and Harbor City. Two adjacent parcels were to be transformed into a shining research facility for Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, an elite private school and dormitories for another school, plus housing for homeless and low-income families. But that was before a tiny blue butterfly fluttered into the picture.
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April 17, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a heated debate about the need for affordable homes, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday decided to turn over surplus Navy housing in the San Pedro area to a host of new tenants, including a Catholic college and an expensive private school in Rolling Hills. The council, in an 8-4 vote, approved a controversial plan to establish civilian uses for a parcel of 545 homes that once housed military personnel assigned to the now-closed Long Beach Naval Shipyard.
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November 29, 1998 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles housing tracts declared surplus military property in 1997 have touched off a fierce debate over their future, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a battle over competing public policy goals. The Navy families who lived in these Harbor City and San Pedro neighborhoods moved out nearly two years ago, after the closing of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. They left behind 545 middle-class homes, sitting on wide, curving streets near Los Angeles Harbor.
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July 19, 1998 | LINDSEY M. ARENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In San Pedro's downtown business district, where revitalization is underway on 7th Street, large clay pots with newly planted flowers dot the sidewalk. New posters hang in shop windows, inviting people to get reacquainted with the area at a monthly open house. Everyone is invited. Everyone, that is, except the new neighbors. Half a block away, in the back of a converted auto repair shop, the clatter of brown metal folding chairs signals dinner time for a group of homeless people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1998
Plans to revitalize downtown San Pedro can move a step closer to reality today if the Los Angeles City Council approves a motion to allow the Community Redevelopment Agency to prepare a redevelopment plan for the Pacific Avenue Corridor. For the past 12 months, the CRA has been working with a 15-member Community Advisory Board to determine the needs of the area, which had been the commercial center of downtown San Pedro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1997
Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-August on a new seabird research facility at Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro, officials said Wednesday. The Marine Bird Care Center will be operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the district's board approved a final environmental impact report on the project this week. It is being funded by the Department of Fish and Game and other sources. The new center will also be an emergency shelter for marine birds injured by oil spills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996
After lobbying for 25 years, residents in the Peck Park area of San Pedro are finally getting a gymnasium. Ground has already been broken for the 12,000-square-foot facility and construction is expected to begin in a month. The $1.2-million gymnasium will come with a full-size basketball court, retractable bleachers and two locker rooms.
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February 11, 1988 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
The beleaguered San Pedro fishing industry, which suffered another setback last week when fire destroyed 300 feet of wharf and damaged nets and half a dozen fishing boats, received a boost Wednesday from two corners of Los Angeles city government. The Board of Harbor Commissioners, at the request of Mayor Tom Bradley, voted to spend $450,000 to immediately repair the damaged wharf at the Port of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1997
Harbor District Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. announced a joint venture Thursday between the Community Redevelopment Agency and Regal Cinemas to build a 14-screen motion theater complex in downtown San Pedro that is expected to give the area an economic boost. The 50,000-square-foot multiplex will be located on Center Street between 6th and 7th streets, officials said. The project is part of an overall CRA plan to revitalize the Beacon Street area of San Pedro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1997
After three weeks of negotiations, the Air Force announced Monday that it has agreed not to build military housing on more than half of eight undeveloped acres next to White Point Park in San Pedro. Last month, residents protested the Air Force's plan to build on the eight acres overlooking the ocean, saying the housing would impair their views and spoil a popular hiking area. The acreage has been vacant for decades and is part of a 24-acre military housing complex once owned by the Navy.
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