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2017 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup

Without a doubt, 2016 will go in the record books as both an exciting and eventful year along the LA Waterfront.

March 10-12 The Port of Los Angeles is proud to sponsor this annual competitive boat race held at Los Angeles Harbor Yacht Club. Collegiate sailing teams from all over the nation will meet on the LA Waterfront to vie for the coveted Harbor Cup!

Chalk Festival and Tree Giveaway Saturday, April 22 Free Earth Day-themed chalk art festival with limited distribution of free trees to City of Los Angeles residents. Participants will be assigned space at Wilmington Waterfront Park to let their creative ideas flow.

World Trade Week: Free Boat Tours Saturday, May 20 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free 60-minute narrated boat tours of Los Angeles Harbor in celebration of World Trade Week. Tours depart every 30 minutes from two locations in San Pedro and Wilmington. Remember to bring your camera!

9th Annual Cars & Stripes Forever! Friday, June 30 Free Pre-Independence Day celebration near the World Cruise Center with a classic car show, live bands, food trucks, beer garden and a grand fireworks finale.


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It was a busy and transformational time. Several new construction and traffic mitigation projects began or were completed, a new clean air plan began to take shape, and one of the newest and largest community events in Southern California made its debut along the LA Waterfront. In December, we broke ground on the $14.8 million Harbor Boulevard Roadway Improvement project that will create a three-street intersection on Harbor Blvd., just south of 7th Street, to flow traffic toward the future San Pedro Public Market, scheduled to open in 2020 at the current Ports O' Call Village site. (See Page 3) The Harbor Boulevard project comes on the heels of the recently completed $46 million Port of Los Angeles and CalTrans roadway upgrades near the northbound I-110 (Harbor Freeway) to improve traffic flow and safety. Both projects were identified in the Port’s Public Access Investment Plan, our blueprint for future LA Waterfront infrastructure investments. The environmental teams at both the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports also began work on a new Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), the third update since the first CAAP was approved in 2006. The new plan will look to aggressively incorporate zero and near-zero emission trucks and cargo-handling equipment at both ports, among other air quality programs. Also in 2016 the Port hosted the inaugural LA Fleet Week, held during the week leading up to (and including) the Labor Day holiday weekend. LA Fleet Week attracted more than 200,000 visitors and resulted in more than 30,000 free public tours of active military vessels. It’s a great new Angeleno tradition that we were proud to organize with the United States Sea Services and stakeholders throughout the harbor community and across the greater LA region. And finally, not only was it a productive year for the LA Waterfront, but for the Port of Los Angeles, as well. Despite tough times in the international shipping industry, we experienced our best year in our 110-year history, with more than 8.8 million TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent units) passing through our docks. We benefited from a variety of factors that brought a lot of containers to our terminal operators. Strong collaboration between our team, customers, labor workforce and stakeholders from every link in the supply chain helped us keep the cargo moving during the highvolume October and November months. 2016 was a milestone year in many ways for the Harbor Department and we look forward to having an eventful 2017. Best wishes to you for a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.

Eugene D. Seroka Executive Director BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISIONERS Ambassador Vilma Martinez, President David Arian, Vice President Patricia Castellanos, Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi, Jr., Commissioner Edward Renwick, Commissioner



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HARBOR BLVD. PROJECT TO IMPROVE LA WATERFRONT ACCESS Wouldn’t it be great if traffic flowed more smoothly into the main access points along the LA Waterfront ? And pedestrians could easily and safely make their way between the waterfront and downtown San Pedro? These are things that Port of Los Angeles engineers have been working on as plans get underway for construction of the planned San Pedro Public Market, slated to open in 2020 on the site of the current Ports O’ Call Village. “Improving access to the LA Waterfront has never been more critical,” said Tony Gioiello, Deputy Executive Director of Development at the Port of Los Angeles. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to access the new Public Market, as well as our planned waterfront promenade, Town Square at 6th Street and public recreational boat dock in the Downtown Harbor.” To help accomplish this goal, in December the Port broke ground on a $14.8 million road improvement project that will realign the intersection at Harbor Boulevard, 7th Street and Sampson Way in San Pedro. The improvement is aimed at smoothing out vehicle traffic and providing easy pedestrian access between historic downtown San Pedro and future waterfront development in the area south of the LA Maritime Museum.

The realignment project will include a new traffic signal and threestreet intersection, as well as bike lanes, landscaping, outdoor lighting and walkways. In addition to improved access to the planned San Pedro Public Market, the new intersection will also provide another connecting point to other LA Waterfront attractions, such as the World Cruise Center, Battleship IOWA, and the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, among others. During construction, both Harbor Boulevard and Sampson Way will remain open with partial lane closures from 7th to 11th Streets. Once the realignment is complete, Harbor Boulevard will flow into the Ports O' Call Village area, with direct access to the LA Waterfront. There will also be marked crosswalks with pedestrian access and wayfinding signs to make it easier to access LA Waterfront amenities and the expanded Plaza Park. "Realigning Harbor Boulevard is another significant step in a series of projects that will create a prosperous LA Waterfront," said Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi Jr. “Preparing our streets to better accommodate both residents and visitors is an important part of our long-term vision to make this area a focal point of our community and region.”






PARTNERS IN EDUCATION Officials from the Port of Los Angeles, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance global logistics curriculum, transfer opportunities and internships that will better prepare interested students for careers in port operations and logistics. “To effectively compete in a global maritime industry, we’ll need to continue building a highly trained workforce, matching relevant

"Helping our students align their studies and career interests is critical to prepare them to work in a global economy." – Otto W. K. Lee, President of Los Angeles Harbor College

skills with the evolving needs of the maritime industry,” said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. “Tapping into the expertise and knowledge of our local institutions of higher learning makes perfect sense for helping us build that capacity.” Under the agreement, CSUDH and LAHC agreed to align global logistics courses at LAHC with undergraduate global logistics courses at CSUDH, which will help boost the number of qualified LAHC students transferring to CSUDH to pursue Business Administration Bachelor of Science degrees with global logistics concentrations. Both institutions will regularly consult with the Port of Los


Angeles to assure integration of emerging and relevant logistics topics into the curriculum. “This dynamic partnership will place Cal State Dominguez Hills among the leading universities in the nation at producing global logistics students with the contemporary knowledge and skill sets needed for today’s technology-driven shipping industry and economy,” said CSUDH President Willie J. Hagan. “Our faculty and students greatly anticipate the opportunity to work one-on-one with port professionals, and learn firsthand from their extensive experiences.” “Helping our students align their studies and career interests is critical to prepare them to work in a global economy,” said Otto W. K. Lee, Ed.D., president of Los Angeles Harbor College. “This new partnership with California State University Dominguez Hills and the Port of Los Angeles is another way to ensure that our students are job-focused and career-ready.” The MOU also calls on the Port to designate up to ten CSUDH and five LAHC paid internships annually for students interested in gaining hands-on experience within Port departments in global logistics and related fields of study. Port staff will also serve as guest lecturers in classes to provide additional real-world learning opportunities for students. The agreement is also designed to assist in developing programs which are needed to support the technical and trade jobs that support the maritime industry and Port.



2017 EVENT TO BE BIGGER, BETTER A new LA Waterfront tradition officially kicked off this past Labor Day Weekend, and it didn’t disappoint. The first-ever LA Fleet Week® attracted more than 200,000 visitors, all eager to explore the many new venues, exhibits and activities created specifically for LA’s first official “Fleet Week.” Attractions included free public Navy and Coast Guard ship tours, hourly aircraft flyovers, an interactive STEM Expo with hands-on exhibits and displays, a special Veteran’s Village, a free fireworks show, as well as live music and entertainment throughout the Labor Day weekend. Entertainment included LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s free “Fleet Week Concert,” which this year featured the Jefferson Starship playing live on the fantail of the Battleship IOWA. “LA Fleet Week® really lived up to expectations, even after setting our first-year event goals pretty high,” said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. “Everyone who came seemed to have a great time, especially our visiting military personnel who were warmly received and welcomed by local residents and businesses throughout their week-long stay here at the Port.”

approximately 30,000 visitors completed tours with another 15,000+ visitors also enjoying tours on the Battleship IOWA. Visiting ships featured this year included the US Navy’s USS WAYNE E. MEYER guided missile destroyer and the USS AMERICA amphibious assault ship, as well as the US Coast Guard ACTIVE. Local retail and restaurants benefited from the buzz, excitement and crowds generated by LA Fleet Week®. A number of area businesses reported record sales for the holiday weekend. Many restaurant patrons were thrilled to host the visiting Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen, buying them food and drinks to thank them for their service. “LA Fleet Week® turned out to be a great way to showcase all that is happening along the LA Waterfront,” said Elise Swanson, President and CEO of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. “The event provided our local area businesses with an extraordinary opportunity to roll out the red carpet and show everyone all they have to offer. We can’t wait for LA Fleet Week® next year.”

Held in select cities across the country, Fleet Weeks are organized in partnership with the U.S. Navy to give everyday citizens a glimpse into life aboard active working military ships when the vessels are not deployed overseas.

Though Labor Day weekend is still many months away, plans for LA Fleet Week® 2017 are already taking shape. Next year’s Fleet Week will be even bigger, with an expanded air show, more equipment displays, as well as demonstrations highlighting the U.S. Navy and Marine major disaster response capabilities.

As expected, the LA Fleet Week® free public ship tours proved to be a crowd favorite. Online tour reservations booked up weeks well in advance of the Labor Day Weekend, and organizers estimated that

“We’re already looking ahead to see how we can build on the success of year one,” said Seroka. “We want LA Fleet Week® to be a treasured annual LA Waterfront celebration for years to come.”



PORT OF LA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB: A HOME AWAY FROM HOME “Edgar” from San Pedro was just six years old when his father left the family, leaving his mother to financially support and raise her young children alone. Working long hours and with few resources for after-school or summer vacation child care, Edgar’s mom turned to the Port of LA Boys & Girls Club for help and signed her young son up. That was more than ten years ago. Edgar is now a college-bound senior at Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS) and still an active member at the Port of LA Boys & Girls Club center on Harbor and 5th Street, where he is vice president of the Club’s Keystone Community Service Group. Exemplifying the mission of the Club—to help kids in need, keep them safe and push them to reach their full potential—Edgar credits the Club’s dedicated staff members for giving him hope, inspiring him to do his best and encouraging him not to hang out with the “wrong people.” “At the Club, I always felt at home,” he says. “I learned the value of hard work. It’s places like this that pushed me to be a better person. I’ve not only learned a lot, but now I’m excited at what my future holds and where my career path might take me.” With strong community support and financial backing of the Port, the Port of LA Boys & Girls Club was opened in 2002. It is one of 14 Club sites serving 2,250 youth per day in San Pedro and Wilmington, 70 percent who come from families with incomes below the federal poverty line. “For many students and youth in the area, the Boys & Girls Club is a lifeline to the future,” says Doane Liu, chief of staff and deputy executive director of external relations at the Port. “Through its many enrichment programs, team-building sports, after-school study and college prep programs, the Club is a place where aspirations for the future are formed. It’s where kids have an opportunity learn about the world, form life-long friendships and start discovering college opportunities and careers that they never knew existed.” 6


“People sometimes think of Boys & Girls Clubs as just a way of providing working parents with child care, or a way to keep at-risk kids busy, occupied and off the streets. But our Clubs are much more than that. We prepare students for successful futures." – Mike Lansing  Executive Director Of The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

Located at Liberty Hill Plaza, the Port Club site includes a high school center with targeted programs and tutoring support, a gym, a music education studio, a fine arts center and separate game area for youth in grades 4-8. With strong financial support from the Port each year, the facility is able to serve more than 175 youth per day. At the Port Club, students can sign up for a wide range of enrichment programs spanning the arts, digital technology, leadership and life skills. They can also choose to participate in athletic programs and competitive sports leagues that help build confidence and foster friendships. But most importantly, kids get to simply participate in fun activities in a nurturing, safe environment. “People sometimes think of Boys & Girls Clubs as just a way of providing working parents with child care, or a way to keep atrisk kids busy, occupied and off the streets,” said Mike Lansing, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor. “But our Clubs are much more than that. We prepare students for successful futures. And it’s the generous support of partners like the Port of Los Angeles that allows us to do that for the kids and families in our community.” Preparing kids for the future includes the Club’s flagship College Bound program. Offered at the Port Club and other locations, College Bound provides a wide range of support services to put elementary and middle-school students on a pathway to graduation and college. There are weekly College Bound classes and writers’ workshops, daily mentoring and tutoring, and student participants are assigned a case manager who provides one-on-one help to them. The Port Club site offers a full-time College Bound coordinator, and three other case managers who help students every day after school.

One of many College Bound success stories is “Uriel.” Uriel graduated from POLA High School this past June and now attends California State University Northridge, majoring in civil engineering. A Club member for six years and the Club’s “Youth of the Year” for 2016, Uriel credits the Club and its College Bound program with providing him opportunities that he never thought possible as a kid growing up in the nearby Rancho San Pedro public housing community. “I never felt more at home than at the Club,” says Uriel. “There, I was able to create a family bond with people who weren’t even related to me. I couldn’t be more grateful for all that the Club and its staff have done for me.” The Port of LA Boys & Girls Club is one of several communitybased, educational initiatives supported by the Port of Los Angeles. Collectively, these programs reach more than 35,000 students each year. For more information about the Port of LA Boys & Girls Club and all its locations in the Los Angeles Harbor, visit

College Bound also arranges college campus visits to show local high schoolers what college is all about. Staff members help students fill out forms, prepare for college entrance exams and find financial aid and scholarships. Last year, the College Bound program at the Boys & Girls Club’s Los Angeles Harbor area locations helped more than 1,900 Harbor-area students. Ninety-six percent of College Bound students graduate from high school on time and 98 percent go on to a two- or four-year college or trade school. LA WATERFRONT AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES | SPRING 2017


PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS 2017 Harbor Cup del Puerto de Los Ángeles 10-12 de marzo El Puerto de Los Ángeles se enorgullece en auspiciar la competencia anual de botes de carrera que tendrá lugar en Los Angeles Harbor Yacht Club. ¡Los equipos universitarios de vela de toda la nación se reunirán en LA Waterfront para disputarse la codiciada Harbor Cup!

Festival de Tiza y Donación de Árboles

Sábado, 22 de abril Festival artístico de tiza gratuito con temática relacionada al día de la Tierra, cuenta con distribución limitada de árboles gratuitos a los residentes de Los Ángeles. A los participantes se les asignará un lugar en el Parque Wilmington Waterfront para permitir que sus ideas creativas fluyan.

Semana del Comercio Mundial: Recorridos Gratuitos en Bote

Sábado, 20 de Mayo 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Recorrido gratuito narrado en bote durante 60 minutos de Los Ángeles Harbor para celebrar la Semana del Comercio Mundial. El recorrido sale cada 30 minutos de dos lugares en San Pedro y Wilmington. ¡Recuerde llevar su cámara fotográfica!

9no Evento Anual ¡Carros y Bandas Para Siempre!

Viernes, 30 de junio Celebración gratuita del Día Previo a la Independencia cerca al World Cruise Center con un show de autos clásicos, bandas en vivo, camiones repartidores de comida, cervecería al aire libre y una gran final de fuegos artificiales.


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2016: UN AÑO DE LOGROS Sin lugar a dudas, el 2016 pasará a los libros de los records como un año emocionante e intenso en el LA Waterfront. Fue un tiempo concurrido y de transformación. Varias construcciones nuevas y proyectos de reducción de tráfico comenzarón o fueron implementados, un nuevo plan de aire limpio empezó a tomar forma, y uno de los más recientes y grandes eventos comunitarios del Sur de California debutó en todo el LA Waterfront. En el mes de Diciembre, abrimos nuevos caminos en el proyecto de Mejora del Harbor Boulevard Roadway por un valor de 14.8 millones de dólares, el cual generará una intersección de tres calles en Harbor Boulevard, justo al sur de la calle 7ma, para hacer circular el tráfico hacia el futuro Mercado Público de San Pedro, cuya inauguración está prevista para el 2020 en la zona actual de Ports O' Call Village. (Ver página 9) El proyecto de Harbor Boulevard surge poco después del mejoramiento reciente del Puerto de Los Ángeles y la calzada de CalTrans que costó 46 millones de dólares, en dirección norte I-110 (Harbor Freeway) para mejorar el flujo vehicular y la seguridad. Ambos proyectos se identificaron en el Port’s Public Access Investment Plan (Plan de Inversión de Acceso Público del Puerto), nuestro modelo para futuras inversiones en infraestructura del LA Waterfront. Los equipos ambientalistas en los puertos de Los Ángeles y de Long Beach también comenzaron a trabajar en un Plan de Acción de Aire Limpio (CAAP por sus siglas en inglés) la tercera actualización desde que el primer CAAP fue aprobado en el 2006. El nuevo plan buscará incorporar enérgicamente camiones de cero y cerca a cero emisiones y equipo de manipulación de carga en ambos puertos, entre otros programas para la calidad del aire. También en el 2016 el Puerto organizo la Semana inaugural de la Flota de LA en el Puerto, la cual se llevó a cabo durante la semana justo antes del (e incluyendo) fin de semana feriado del Día del Trabajo. La Semana de la Flota de LA atrajo a más de 200.000 visitantes y generó más de 30.000 recorridos gratuitos públicos de buques militares activos. Esta es una nueva tradición Angeleña, de la cual estamos orgullosos de organizar con los Servicios Marítimos de los Estados Unidos y los participantes de toda la comunidad portuaria y a través de la mayor región de LA. Y finalmente, no solo fue un año productivo para el LA Waterfront, sino también para el Puerto de Los Ángeles. Pese a tiempos difíciles en la industria naviera internacional, experimentamos nuestro mejor ano en nuestra historia de 110 años, con más de 8.8 millones de TEUs (unidades equivalentes a Veinte Pies) pasando por nuestros muelles. Nos vimos beneficiados de una variedad de factores que trajeron muchos contenedores a nuestros operadores de terminales. Fuerte colaboración entre nuestro equipo, los clientes, los trabajadores y los participantes de cada conexión en la cadena de producción nos ayudaron a mantener la carga en movimiento durante el elevado volumen de los meses de octubre y noviembre. 2016 fue un año récord de muchas maneras, para el Departamento Portuario y estamos ansiosos por un año agitado en el 2017. Deseándoles un my feliz, saludable y próspero 2017.

Eugene D. Seroka Director Ejecutivo JUNTA DE COMISIONADOS DEL PUERTO Embajadora Vilma Martinez, Presidenta David Arian, Vice Presidente Patricia Castellanos, Comisionada Anthony Pirozzi, Jr., Comisionado Edward Renwick, Comisionado



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PROYECTO DE HARBOR BOULEVARD PARA MEJORAR EL ACCESO AL LA WATERFRONT ¿No sería maravilloso si el tráfico circulara sin problemas por los puntos de accesos principales a lo largo del LA Waterfront? y ¿Que los peatones pudieran caminar de forma fácil y segura entre el muelle y el centro de San Pedro? Estos son aspectos en los que los ingenieros del Puerto de Los Ángeles han estado trabajando a medida que los planes se ponen en marcha para la construcción del planeado Mercado Público de San Pedro, el cual prevé su inauguración para el 2020 en la zona actual de Ports O' Call Village. "Mejorar el acceso al LA Waterfront nunca ha sido más crítico," dijo Tony Gioiello, Director Ejecutivo Adjunto de Desarrollo del Puerto de Los Ángeles. "Deseamos hacerlo de la manera más sencilla posible para que las personas accedan al nuevo Mercado Público, además de nuestro planeado paseo marítimo por el muelle, Town Square en la calle 6ta y el muelle de embarcaciones públicas de recreación en el Downtown Harbor.” Con el fin de ayudar a cumplir esta meta, en diciembre el Puerto emprendió un proyecto de mejora de carreteras por un costo de 14.8 millones de dólares, el cual realineará la intersección en Harbor Boulevard, Calle 7ma y Sampson Way en San Pedro. El mejoramiento tiene por objeto mitigar el tráfico vehicular y proporcionar un fácil acceso de los peatones entre el centro histórico de San Pedro y el desarrollo futuro del muelle en el área sur del Museo Marítimo de LA.

El proyecto de realineación incluirá una nueva señal de tránsito y una intersección de tres calles, así como carriles para bicicletas, paisajismo, iluminación exterior y aceras. Además, para mejorar el acceso al planeado Mercado Público de San Pedro, la nueva intersección también proporcionará otro punto de conexión a otras atracciones del LA Waterfront, tales como el World Cruise Center, Battleship IOWA, y el Museo Marítimo de Los Ángeles, entre otros. Durante la construcción, tanto Harbor Boulevard como Sampson Way permanecerán abiertos con cierres parciales de carriles desde la calle 7ma hasta la calle 11ava. Una vez concluida la realineación, Harbor Boulevard circulará en el área de Ports O' Call Village, con acceso directo al LA Waterfront. También habrá cruces peatonales demarcados con acceso y señalización para permitir un fácil ingreso a las instalaciones del LA Waterfront y al ampliado Plaza Park. "Realinear Harbor Boulevard es otro paso significativo en una serie de proyectos que crearán un LA Waterfront prospero," dijo el comisionado de Los Ángeles Anthony Pirozzi, Jr. "Preparar nuestras calles para un mejor alojamiento tanto de los residentes como de los visitantes, es parte importante de nuestra visión a largo plazo para hacer de esta área un punto focal de nuestra comunidad y nuestra región."



PORT OF LA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB: UN HOGAR LEJOS DE CASA “Edgar” de San Pedro solo tenía seis años cuando su padre abandonó la familia, dejando a su madre sola para que sostuviera económicamente y criara a sus pequeños hijos. Trabajando durante largas horas y con escasos recursos para el cuidado infantil después de la jornada escolar o las vacaciones de verano, la madre de Edgar se dirigió al Port of LA Boys & Girls Club por ayuda e inscribió a su pequeño hijo. De eso hace ya más de diez años. Ahora Edgar es un estudiante de último año de Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS) que asistirá a la universidad, y aún es miembro activo del Port of LA Boys & Girls Club en la Calle Harbor y Calle 5ta, donde es el vicepresidente del Grupo de Servicio Comunitario del Club’s Keystone. Representado la misión del Club—Ayudar a los niños necesitados, mantenerlos a salvo e impulsarlos a alcanzar su máximo potencial—Edgar le da el mérito a los miembros del personal especializado del Club por brindarle esperanza, inspirándolo a dar lo mejor de sí y motivándolo a evitar salir con "personas equivocadas". “En el Club, siempre me sentí como en casa", dice él. "Aprendí el valor del trabajo perseverante. Lugares como estos me impulsaron a ser una mejor persona. No solo aprendí bastante, sino que ahora me emociona lo que me reserva el futuro y el lugar a donde me llevará mi carrera profesional" Con apoyo comunitario sólido y el respaldo financiero del Puerto, el Port of LA Boys & Girls Club abrió sus puertas en el 2002. Este es uno de los 14 Clubes que atiende a 2.250 jóvenes al día en San Pedro y Wilmington, el 70 porciento, de estos jóvenes, proviene de familias con un ingreso por debajo del nivel federal de pobreza. "Para muchos estudiantes y jóvenes del área, el Boys & Girls Club es un sustento para el futuro," dice Doane Liu, jefe del personal y Directora Ejecutiva Adjunta de relaciones externas del Puerto. "A través de sus muchos programas de enriquecimiento, deportes en los que 10


“Algunas veces las personas piensan que los Boys & Girls Clubs son solo una forma de proporcionarle a los padres trabajadores un cuidado infantil, o una manera de mantener ocupados y fuera de las calles a los niños en situación de riesgo. Sin embargo, nuestros Clubes son mucho más que eso. Nosotros preparamos a los estudiantes para un futuro exitoso." – Mike Lansing  Director Ejecutivo de los Boys & Girls Clubs del Puerto de Los Ángeles

se fomenta el trabajo en equipo, programas de estudio posterior a la jornada escolar y de preparación para la universidad, el Club es un lugar donde se moldean las aspiraciones para el futuro. Es el lugar donde los chicos tienen la oportunidad de aprender sobre el mundo, formar lazos de amistad para toda la vida y empezar a descubrir las oportunidades universitarias y las profesiones que ellos no sabían que existían." Ubicado en Liberty Hill Plaza, el Port Club incluye un centro de escuela preparatoria con programas específicos y apoyo tutorial, un gimnasio, un estudio de educación musical, un centro de finas artes y un área de juegos separada para jóvenes de los grados 4-8. Con apoyo financiero sólido anual del Puerto, la instalación puede atender a más de 175 jóvenes diariamente. En el Port Club, los estudiantes pueden inscribirse en una amplia variedad de programas enriquecedores abarcando las artes, la tecnología digital, el liderazgo y las habilidades para la vida. Ellos también pueden elegir participar en programas deportivos y en ligas de deportes competitivos que les ayudan a fomentar la confianza y a promover las amistades. Pero lo más importante es que los chicos fácilmente participan en actividades agradables en un ambiente propicio y seguro. "Algunas veces las personas piensan que los Boys & Girls Clubs son solo una forma de proporcionarle a los padres trabajadores un cuidado infantil, o una manera de mantener ocupados y fuera de las calles a los niños en situación de riesgo," dijo Mike Lansing, Director Ejecutivo de Boys & Girls Clubs de Los Ángeles Harbor. "Sin embargo, nuestros Clubes son mucho más que eso. Nosotros preparamos a los estudiantes para un futuro exitoso, y es el apoyo generoso de colaboradores como el Puerto de Los Ángeles que nos permiten hacer eso por los chicos y las familias en nuestra comunidad." Preparar a los chicos para el futuro Incluye programa estelar del club College Bound program (programa insignia del club para ingreso a la universidad) ofrecido en el Port Club y en otros lugares, College Bound proporciona una amplia gama de servicios de apoyo para ubicar a los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria camino a la graduación y a la universidad. Existen clases semanales de College Bound y talleres de escritura, asesorías y tutorías diarias, y a los estudiantes que participan se les asigna un trabajador social que les brinda ayuda personalizada. El Port Club ofrece un coordinador

de College Bound de tiempo completo, y otros tres trabajadores sociales que apoyan a los estudiantes diariamente después de la jornada escolar. College Bound también organiza visitas a universidades para enseñarles a los estudiantes de secundaria locales lo que es la universidad. Los miembros del personal les ayudan a los estudiantes a llenar los formularios, prepararse para los exámenes de ingreso a la universidad y a conseguir ayuda financiera y becas. El año pasado, el programa de College Bound de Boys & Girls Club’s del área de Los Angeles Harbor ayudó a más de 1.900 estudiantes del área de Harbor. Noventa y seis por ciento de estudiantes de College Bound se gradúan de la secundaria a tiempo y 98 por ciento asisten a una universidad de dos o cuatro años o a una escuela de formación profesional. Una de las muchas historias exitosas de College Bound es la de “Uriel.” Uriel se graduó de la Escuela Secundaria POLA en el pasado mes de Junio y ahora asiste a California State University Northridge, inscrito en el programa de ingeniería civil. Uriel fue un miembro del Club durante seis años y del Club “Youth of the Year” en el 2016, él le da el reconocimiento al Club y al programa de College Bound por brindarle oportunidades que nunca pensó que podrían ser posibles para un niño que creciera en la comunidad de viviendas públicas cercanas a Rancho San Pedro. "Nunca me sentí tan en casa como en el Club," dice Uriel. "Allí, logré crear un vinculo familiar con personas con las que ni siquiera estaba relacionado. No puedo estar más agradecido por todo lo que el Club y su personal ha hecho por mí." Port of LA Boys & Girls Club es una de las muchas iniciativas educativas comunitarias apoyadas por el Puerto de los Ángeles. De forma colectiva, estos programas alcanzan más de 35.000 estudiantes cada año. Para más información sobre el Port of LA Boys & Girls Club y todas sus ubicaciones en Los Ángeles Harbor, visite



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Get Fit on the LA Waterfront in 2017 Who needs a gym membership when you can work out – for free – on the LA Waterfront? The Port of Los Angeles has installed more than a dozen fitness stations at select locations on the LA Waterfront, including Wilmington Waterfront Park, 22nd Street Park, and along the Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade in San Pedro. Featuring exercise equipment from the HealthBeat® Outdoor Fitness System, each fitness station offers workouts ranging from abdominal crunches, leg lifts, push-ups, pull-ups, cardio steppers, chest/back presses, stretching, and even Tai chi wheels. Paid for by the Port of Los Angeles, the fitness stations are designed exclusively for community use and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle on the LA Waterfront.

NEWS AT THE PORT Port of Los Angeles Issues $35.2 Million in ‘Green’ Bonds The Port of Los Angeles has expanded its commitment to sustainability by issuing $35.2 million in green bonds as part of a larger debt refinancing successfully completed in 2016. The move marks the first time a U.S. port has entered the growing sustainability bond market where investors support projects and companies making positive social and environmental change. The Port’s green bonds underwent an independent review by global leader Sustainalytics to ensure the transaction conforms to international social and sustainability principles. The firm validated the integrity of the Port’s green bonds for three projects completed in recent years: Wilmington Waterfront Park, Los Angeles Port Police Headquarters, and Cabrillo Shallow Water Habitat. The green bonds are part of an overall $201.6 million bond issue that will net the Port a record present value savings of $32.5 million, an average of $1.9 million annually through 2040.

Port of Los Angeles Unveils Third-Generation Clean Air Document November 18, 2016 marked the 10th anniversary of the landmark San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), when the ports unveiled the CAAP 2017 Discussion Document, outlining new concepts under consideration for the third generation of the CAAP. Building on the unprecedented success of the earlier plans, the working document contains the boldest measures yet for moving the San Pedro Bay ports toward the ultimate goal of eliminating all harmful air pollution from port-related sources. Developed with input from industry, government, community, and environmental stakeholders, the Discussion Document recommends a new suite of incentives, lease requirements, and regulatory approaches to achieve CAAP goals. They include the following near- and long-term proposals grouped under four categories: 1) Clean Vehicles, Equipment Technology and Fuels; 2) Freight Infrastructure Investment and Planning; 3) Freight Efficiency; and 4) Energy Resource Planning. The ports plan to incorporate public comments received and present the 2017 CAAP Update for final consideration by their governing boards in the spring. You may view the Discussion Document at and submit your written comments to caap@ any time through February 17. Follow us on

LA Waterfront Magazine Spring 2017  
LA Waterfront Magazine Spring 2017