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May 19, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE
Jess Withey of San Pedro High had reason to be confident before last week's City Section swimming championships at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. He knew that he was the top freestyle swimmer in the section, based on his undefeated record during the season. But he still had the pressure of expectations. Then, Withey turned the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events into a personal showcase. He swept both races with personal-best times, and his time of 21.03 seconds in the 50 is a City record.
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November 25, 2011 | By Steve Galluzzo
A new champion will be crowned in the City Section this season. San Pedro made sure of that with its 31-7 victory Friday night over Los Angeles Crenshaw — winner of the last two City Division I titles — in a Division I quarterfinal game at San Pedro High. Two big plays in the last six minutes of the first half gave the top-seeded Pirates (12-0) a commanding lead. First, Kenny Potter faked a handoff and ran around the left side for an 81-yard quarterback keeper that gave San Pedro a 21-7 lead.
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January 31, 1992
Catcher Brian Harper of the World Series champion Minnesota Twins and former major leaguers Alan Ashby and Garry Maddox are among the scheduled participants in the San Pedro High alumni baseball festival Saturday and Sunday in San Pedro. On Saturday, there will be a series of clinics for youths and coaches from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a baseball card show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the school's gym. Harper and Ashby will be featured in a youth clinic that starts at 9 a.m. Sunday.
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May 4, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
It was a curious musical selection for the home team. As San Pedro High pitcher Jonathon Mata prepared to face rival Wilmington Banning in the seventh inning, the music that accompanies the Rally Monkey on the scoreboard at Angel Stadium blared from loudspeakers. San Pedro was trying to keep its Marine League rival off the scoreboard, not encourage a comeback. But there would be no late-inning heroics. Mata made sure of it. The right-hander put the finishing touches on his complete game Tuesday afternoon after receiving just enough offensive support during host San Pedro's 4-3 come-from-behind victory that pulled the teams into a tie atop the league standings.
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September 29, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
A city of Los Angeles program has helped secure 40 computers for the San Pedro High School library. L.A. Shares, a nonprofit city program, accepts corporate and business donations and gives them to cash-strapped schools and other nonprofit organizations. Representatives of the program and Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., whose district covers San Pedro, gave the school seven computers last week. The donation brought the number of computers in the library to 20.
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May 11, 1989 | ROB FERNAS, Times Staff Writer
Their cumbersome equipment of shinguards, chest protector and face mask are known in baseball circles as the tools of ignorance . But catchers at San Pedro High needn't worry about their image. On the contrary, the school takes pride in having produced several of the finest players ever to crouch behind a plate in the South Bay. Two former Pirates--Alan Ashby of the Houston Astros and Brian Harper of the Minnesota Twins--have enjoyed successful major league careers as catchers.
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December 5, 1991 | DUANE PLANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Pedro High has the rare opportunity to avenge a defeat in the same season when it plays Crenshaw in the semifinals of the City Section 3-A Division football playoffs at 7:30 Friday night at Gardena High. The Cougars beat the Pirates, 17-6, on Nov. 15 in a showdown for the Southern League title. "We made several mistakes that hurt us," San Pedro Coach Mike Walsh said. "An early offside penalty (that led to a Crenshaw touchdown) really hurt."
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February 14, 1985
Not to get technical, but San Pedro High's final regular-season basketball game ended on an odd note last Friday at Bell High when Pirates Coach Jack Kordich was hit with two technical fouls in the third quarter, automatically ending the game under City Section rules. The game went as a victory for Bell, which led at the time, 53-42.
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August 10, 1989 | BARBARA BAIRD, Times Staff Writer
The last time some of Mary Nakahara Kochiyama's friends saw her, nylon stockings were new on the market, "Over the Rainbow" was a popular hit and Germany was about to invade Poland. It was 1939, and Kochiyama and 300 classmates were graduating from San Pedro High School. Soon, many classmates would risk and lose their lives in World War II. Kochiyama and thousands of other Japanese-Americans would be uprooted from their homes and confined to relocation camps.
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October 4, 1991 | MITCH POLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Pedro High quarterback Rino Marconi struggled through a frustrating first half last week in a nonleague game against Venice. "Nothing was clicking for him," Coach Mike Walsh said. "He was one of 11 (passing) to start the game and two of the passes were sure touchdowns. A younger kid would've folded, but he hung in there and had a big second half." Marconi responded by completing nine of 10 passes in the second half as the Pirates rallied for a come-from-behind 21-19 victory.
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May 28, 2009
San Pedro High won the Los Angeles City Section softball championship Wednesday. No surprise there. The Pirates have now won four titles in a row and nine of the last 10. But this one, a 7-6 victory over Wilmington Banning at UCLA's Easton Stadium, came with high drama -- a two-out, seventh-inning single by Kayla Monroy scoring Holly Stevens with the winning run. For Stevens, who is headed to Pittsburgh on a scholarship, it was a storybook ending. "We won again," she said.
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November 10, 2008 | Corina Knoll, Knoll is a Times staff writer.
When the bulldozers come to Ft. MacArthur next spring, Joe Janesic will take it personally. For more than two decades, the 40-year-old has been a mainstay of the historic military site in San Pedro that was built in 1914 and served as an Army post until 1974. He organizes events, conducts tours, handles media and even restores vintage phones -- all as a volunteer. A founding member of the Ft. MacArthur Museum, he has dedicated his life to preserving every relic on the grounds.
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October 12, 2008 | JERRY CROWE
Some, perhaps, take the Dodgers-Giants rivalry a bit too seriously. . . . In San Francisco, Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier threatened to introduce a resolution calling for Tom Lasorda's removal as grand marshal of today's Italian Heritage Day parade, leading to Lasorda's withdrawal. . . . Alioto-Pier, who had called Lasorda "enemy No.
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August 18, 2008 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Her time in the sun as the first U.S. girl to play in the Little League World Series is long past, but Victoria Ruelas still loves mixing it up with the boys. Known as Victoria Brucker when she helped a team from San Pedro's Eastview Little League reach youth baseball's ultimate destination in 1989, Ruelas never stopped competing or breaking down barriers. Even as a 31-year-old mother of three, she still plays recreation-league soccer and flag football with her husband on otherwise all-male teams.
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January 18, 2006 | Martin Henderson, From Times Staff Reports
A panel of Los Angeles City Section representatives met Tuesday to discuss further the San Pedro High football controversy in which an assistant coach moved a yard marker for the benefit of his team, a misguided moment caught on videotape that drew national attention and a lifetime ban for volunteer assistant Paul Bryan.
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May 1, 2003 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
The old pirate came close to walking the plank more than once. There were the pair of port city fires 28 years ago that burned close enough to send a shiver through its timbers. There was the hitch of landlubber duty that ended abruptly when operators of a tourist boat dock decided to unceremoniously deep-six it. And finally there was the moment it was marooned at Los Angeles Harbor when the tides of change buffeted the Sea.
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March 8, 1992 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just back from pregnancy leave, English teacher Mary Anne Tippin was finally ready to return to her classroom at San Pedro High School. Then a greeting from a colleague made her heart sink. "You'd be better off turning around and going home," she was told. Broken glass and the contents of her desk and several file cabinets covered the floor. Pictures of her children were stuffed into books that had been sprinkled with bathroom cleanser, and a vulgar message was scribbled on the chalkboard.
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August 29, 1993 | KIRBY LEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"American Gladiators" was an instant hit with Rhonda Williams when the television series made its debut five years ago. Lynn Williams, however, never found the show quite as intriguing as his wife. "It looked kind of phony," said Lynn Williams, 30. "I always thought I could whup a gladiator." Then the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Williams got his chance. He answered a casting call for a gladiator in January, 1992.
REAL ESTATE
October 13, 2002 | Mary Forgione, Times Staff Writer
San Pedro, on the eastern slope of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is known for its steep inland hills, high ocean bluffs and the Port of Los Angeles. Its own city until 1910, when it became part of Los Angeles, San Pedro recently tried to put a secession measure on the November ballot but remains under the control of the Los Angeles City Council. The low-profile community of 80,741, more than 20 miles from City Hall, is home to Mayor James K. Hahn.
SPORTS
January 11, 2002 | Ben Bolch
Eleven boys' basketball players from San Pedro High have been suspended for a minimum of four games each for breaking a team rule two weeks ago during a trip to Alaska for a tournament, Coach John Bobich said. In its first game without the suspended players, San Pedro lost to Carson, 62-41, Wednesday night with a roster comprising two junior varsity players and four varsity players who were not involved in the incident.
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