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Car Club Pays It Forward to Get Back Something Precious By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor

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his time we chose to profile the Legends Car Club, a local group known for its annual car show with the Lion’s Club. Legends raises thousands of dollars on their own for charitable organizations throughout the Harbor Area. The club’s founders, David Lomeli and Pat Califano, started the club in 2002 with the intention of giving younger generations a glimpse of the San Pedro in which they grew up while also supporting local charities and service agencies. “Our goal for the car club was to help our community, help all the charities. Any good cause, we were there to help our community,” Pat said.

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Editor’s Note: Random Lengths’ Change Agent stories are profiles of unheralded workers in the non-profit field that have been acknowledged by their peers as being the engine of their altruistic efforts in the community. These are the people that spend extra time, energy, and sometimes personal resources to ensure struggling families can get a hand up.

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Legends Car Club first president, David Lomeli, pictured with his Chevy in 2009. Photo by Terelle Jerricks

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he last thing you might expect from Los Angeles’ first Latino mayor in the modern era is a civil rights lawsuit—and that very well may be the last thing he leaves behind. The Natural Resources Defense Council senior lawyer David Pettit warned the Los Angeles City Council about such a lawsuit shortly before it approved BNSF Railway’s off-dock railyard project, whose worst impact, fell on “neighboring

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Harbor Area May 31 Second Annual Environmental Expo On May 31, Port of Los Angeles High School students and faculty are hosting the second annual Environmental Expo. The event will feature a green car show, student displays, repurposing demos, games and crafts for kids, environmental booths and more. Learn the latest in what’s happening in the shift to sustainability around the world. Details: (310) 832-9201 Venue: Port of Los Angeles High School Location: 250 W. 5th St., San Pedro

June 2 AIDS Walk Long Beach 25th Anniversary Celebrate the silver anniversary of AIDS Walk Long Beach, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2, starting at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Details: http://aidswalklb.kintera.org Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach June 3 Walk with The Heart of Ida The Heart of Ida, a nonprofit working to meet the needs of older adults in and around Long Beach, is encouraging community members to participate in the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 3 to July 15, at Rosie the Riveter Park. Details: (562) 496-4734; www.heartofida.org Venue: Rosie the Riveter Park Location: Clark at Conant, Long Beach

June 8 Grupo de Conversación en Español Join the Long Beach Time Exchange for the second meeting of the Spanish language conversation group, from 4 to 6 p.m. June 8, at Building Healthy Communities. The session will begin with a short cultural film and a discussion between fluent Spanish speakers, followed by small groups that include the participation of intermediate Spanish speakers. Participants will also practice speaking Spanish in everyday communication scenarios that might occur in a time exchange. RSVP. Details: (562) 346-4617 Venue: Building Healthy Communities Location: 920 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach June 10 Work with a Fashion Design Professional The Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education will offer Introduction to Fashion Design, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10 through 21, at the newly renovated Palos Verdes Arts Center. Work with design professional, Gerard Dislaire in a two-week class for students 14 years old and older. Students will explore the process of fashion design, creating along the way various projects reflecting their individual aesthetic. Topics covered will include fashion history, textiles, the design process, and how a fashion company functions. Students exercises will include the following (and more): creating concept boards and color palettes; selecting fabrics and trims; designing within specific themes; sketching from live models; repurposing vintage garments to create an original piece; staging a presentation of their work. The final fashion show will be at 2 p.m. June 23. Details: (310) 541-2479 Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center Location: 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes continued on page 7.

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May 31 Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival Accepting Submissions Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival is seeking films for their fifth annual film festival. They will be screening many diverse works made by transgender, queer, and intersex artists, including comedy, dramedy, drama, experimental, animation and more. They also welcome work by allies who are showcasing trans or gender-queer themes in their work. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 1. Accepting feature length and short films in all genres. 2. Complete the festival entry form (see below). 3. Submit a DVD (region 1) preview copy of your film/video. Note: These items will be archived and will not be returned. 4. Include a CD of stills (300 dpi, high resolution) if possible. 5. They also accept online screeners and film stills, which can be emailed with your submission form tokevin@ tgfilmfest.org DEADLINE: May 31st, 2013 Mail items to: LA Transgender Film Festival c/o Gender Justice LA 6815 Willoughby Ave. Suite #203 Los Angeles, California 90038

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The club is comprised mostly of retired longshore workers, grandfathers taking up the hobbies of their youth. In their case, that hobby was working on their cars and cruising the avenues and byways of San Pedro and beyond. “Back then, these guys were working and raising families and what not,” Benny D’Aguanno replied, explaining why these men chose to get involved at this point in their lives. “Now they are retired. I would say about 60 percent of our car club are retirees from industries on the Waterfront and [their own] businesses. They’re starting up their cars and they’re wanting to cruise again because they don’t have any obligations to go to work anymore.” Benny is the current club president. Pat maintains a binder filled with photos, flyers for fundraising events, and thank you letters from a legion of non-profit agencies such

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as SHAWL (Support for Harbor Area Women’s Lives), Toberman Neighborhood Center, Beacon House, Rainbow Services and other local area schools the club has assisted over the years. The binder’s more touching entries are the handwritten notes sent to the club by individuals and families the club has assisted. One of them read: I want to thank you with all my heart for the beautiful Christmas that you provided for my children and I. It was a wonderful Christmas. May God bless you, always. I will keep you in my mind and in my heart for being such lovely people.

The club has helped local students go on class trips to Washington D.C., as well as drill teams to participate in competitions. Most of the social service nonprofits send typed-written thank yous. But perhaps one of the more touching ones in the binder was a handwritten note from the Boys and Girls Club in 2010, when the Great Recession was at its deepest. It read: We wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your generous support once again this past year. 2009 was a difficult year for everyone and the Boys and girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor felt the full brunt of that pain. Your continuing support

allowed us to stay the course during this crisis and continue to [support] the most comprehensive program possible for those children who need us most...

Mr. San Pedro himself, John Olguin, would regularly tap the club’s shoulder for help with the First Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving basket giveaway. “When I first got into the club, they were giving $350 as far as baskets — that would make 10 baskets,” Benny explained. “We got to a point where we were giving them money for 48 baskets.” “Before Olguin passed, during the club’s annual Christmas toy drive he came by with Sees box ... what was really heartfelt was when Olguin thanked us with tears in eyes. He was really appreciative,” Pat said. Pat acknowledges that men of his generation wax nostalgically about the days of their youth. The forming of the San Pedro Legends Car Club is indicative of their place in life and their desire to leave a vision of their hometown that they remember to coming generations. “We would like to bring things back, the way San Pedro used to be with all the roller guys and the younger kids to see how we had it.” Pat explained. “I really believe that us growing up in this area, we were a lot fortunate.” Guys like David and Pat perceive a San Pedro where family ties and love of community were the ties that bonded local residents together. “San Pedro was an awesome town; I’m not trying to brag about it,” Pat cautioned. “But everybody knew everybody. All different races from the Mexicans and blacks, Italians and Slavs. We were all one unit. We all went to the same school together. We all knew each other’s families. It was awesome. “It’s sad. Young kids that come from different places get shot. When we were growing up, we would have a couple of fist fights and you end up being good friends after you’ve had your fight. We didn’t kill anybody or anything like that. And we had the music.” When the club first started, the club would host dinner dances to raise funds for local charities. Legends continued on next page.


The Legends Car Club former president Pat Califano, and current president Benny D’Aguanno. Photo by Terelle Jerricks continued from previous page.

Legends Car Show

The Legends host a family friendly car show and picnic at Point Fermin Park every

year in August. This past year, more than 600 cars participated. Benny doesn’t like to throw out numbers, but he said the car show raises anywhere between $10,000 and $20,000 per year. All the entry fees go to the Lion’s Club.

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past several years), the size of the fundraising and the size of the giving also grew. Flip through Pat’s binder, the club in 2004 was giving away $250 to $350 away to various charities and needy and/or bereaved families. By 2009, those amounts were $1,000 or more. For the past three years, the club has been donating $2,500 to the Miller’s Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. “We would like to do more, but that depends on our revenue,” Benny said. Because fundraising can sometimes be an up and down affair from one year to the next, the club settled on a baseline level of giving that they aim to exceed but never go under. “It’s something that everybody likes to do,” Benny explained. “There’s not one person that says ‘nah I don’t want to give money to them. It’s always, ‘Can we give them more?’ When you don’t have the revenue you can’t give them more.” Pat, David and Benny like talking about old times and old cars. Through their efforts to pay it forward, you get the sense that they hope to get back something precious that was lost in the rush to grow up. Indeed, the Legends is a club of change agents.

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The car club also organize a toy run every year to deliver toys in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Division’s Helping Badge Toy and Food Giveaway Program. The program gives away food, clothing, and toys to underprivileged children during the holidays. The club distributes 5-gallon water bottles to collect money donations to purchase the toys then donates funds from their own coffers to match the money raised. “The guy we work with all of the time at Harbor Division is Sgt. Jimmy Biazivich,” Benny explained. “He lines everybody up trying to get gifts …. With that fundraiser, it’s invitation only.... They help San Pedro, Harbor City and Wilmington. And, what they do is they go to different elementary schools and secondary schools and talk to the principals and see what families are really in need.” The giveaways are hosted at the Harbor Pistol Range. The families are sent an invitation allowing the kids to pick out their own toys. “A police officer takes one of the kids and walks him around, makes sure he looks at everything and tells him to pick a gift,” Benny explained. “The child picks out his own toy.”

“When I first came into the club about seven years ago, they had about a 100 cars at the car show and it just snowballed every year afterward,” Benny said. “We tried to limit it, but we can’t because everyone wants to come because of the venue. Where else will you get a lighthouse, a lawn, a day event where you can bring your kids, put up a barbecue pit and barbecue? And everything we raise, we give away.” The Legends formed a partnership with The Lions Club, which sponsored the downhill race in 2003. But when the city got hit by the recession, fees for street closures and permits shot through the roof, forcing the charitable organization to discontinue the annual downhill soapbox race in 2010. “Because of the money we can raise from the car show, the Lion���s Club has kept the car show going,” Benny said “We have people coming from New Mexico, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego. It wasn’t just local folks. That’s the kind of crowd we draw. “We never had a problem. No fights, no incidents. We do have security walking around, supplied by the Lion’s Club. We talk to the police department too, notifying them that we do have a function going.” David said that as the club grew in size (growing from 11 members to 24 members in the

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EPA Review of Rancho LPG Violations Delayed Rancho LPG has only provided a partial response to Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement action by the May 15 deadline, said to EPA spokesperson, Nahal Mogharabi. In an emailed response to Random Lengths, Mogharabi wrote, “EPA is currently reviewing the brief response received by Rancho LPG on May 15th. EPA expects additional information from the facility in the next couple of weeks. Once the complete response is received, EPA will review the information and make a decision on next steps.” According to the EPA’s enforcement letter, fines for past violations could go as high as $37,500 per day. In other Rancho news, Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office has posted a “Storage Tank Safety” wiki page, which community activist Janet Gunter says is, “riddled with false and inaccurate information.” In a brief e-mail to Random Lengths, Gunter said, “It is ‘mixed’ with truths and falsehoods... such as the tanks are NOT in the earthquake rupture zone... there has not been any activity on the Palos Verdes Fault in 10,000 years (recorded activity last year)... etc.”

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Neighborhood Councils Begin Process of Creating PCAC Successor Two San Pedro neighborhood councils, Coastal and Central have passed resolutions calling for the creation of a neighborhood council-based successor to Port-Community Advisory Committee. The port ended the community oversight body this past month. Specifically, they called for “a regional Neighborhood Council committee on port and environmental affairs” to “be created by joint action of the Harbor Area Neighborhood Councils. The committee would consist of three or four appointees from each Neighborhood Council, and not limited to board members or stakeholders of the appointing Neighborhood Council.” Furthermore, the resolutions--passed before the City of Los Angeles’ run-off elections--called on the newly elected mayor, “to support the creation of this organization and to instruct the Board of Harbor Commissioners and the staff of the Port of Los Angeles to meet with the regional committee, to invite reports from the committee at regularly scheduled meetings of the Harbor Commission, and to fund its activities at a reasonable level when so requested.” Random Lengths will report more fully as further actions unfold.

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SoCal Edison Mislead Public, Regulators on San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Redesign On May 28, Sen. Barbara Boxer, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, revealed major new evidence of misrepresentation and safety lapses by Southern California Edison in its redesign of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The plan has been shut down since January 2012 due to tube damage and a leak of radioactive material. The evidence was contained continued on next page.

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low income communities of color” (See “LA Approves SCIG: Lawsuits Ahead?,” RLn, May 17-30 2013, p. 24), Pettit noted. This makes the project ripe for legal challenge as a case of environmental racism. Few in the policy community see this as a characteristic indictment of outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, however. Joe Lyou, president and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air, saw Pettit’s comment as highlighting an inconsistency. “Villaraigosa has an admirable record on the environment and with labor and with business and technology development,” Lyou said. “He’s done some really good things in those fields.... And this is something that the environmental community and the community members who are being put at risk by this project see as completely inconsistent with that record. “He’s been a champion for a lot of environmental, and environmental justice causes…. This certainly puts a stain on that record.” “He’s done an amazing job,” said community activist Ken Melendez, one of Villaraigosa’s strongest supporters. “He’s done more in 8 years for air, for terminal improvements, for community projects and, like I said, balancing the port with the community... than in the previous 100.” Capping everything else, Melendez noted, “He put Wilmington on the map with that park, roughly doubling the amount of park space in Wilmington, completing a project which activists have been pushing for decades. It’s an assessment that’s hard to dispute. And yet, to get the park built, other Wilmington dreams—such as extensive wetlands restoration—had to be scaled back or abandoned entirely.” Such contradictions are characteristic of the realities of running a big city in today’s neoliberal world order, the very same realities that incoming Mayor Eric Garcetti will also face. “We’ve seen some tremendous progress” under Villaraigosa on a number of fronts, said Patricia Castellanos, deputy director of Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. In particular, “We had huge success with the clean trucks program as far as he could take it.... There have been some legal bumps along the way, but I don’t think it’s any fault of his.... The legal bumps in the road have been the result of the trucking industry blocking progress both on the environmental front and on the labor front.” The clean trucks program was the high water mark of policy that was strongly pro-labor and pro-environment, but its labor protections were struck down by a federal appeals court—a further indication of mayoral constraints. “We live in a global world.... LA is a microcosm of changes the entire United States is going to be facing as a result of globalization and the world we live in,” said labor lawyer and progressive philanthropist Diane Middleton, who strongly supported Eric Garcetti’s mayor campaign. “I don’t think the mayor of LA is going to substantially impact any of those questions,” she said, realistically, before making a crucial pivot. “On the other hand, if I truly believed there was no impact to be had, I would not have worked as hard as I did, or rallied as many people as I could to support Garcetti,” she said. “I do believe the individual makes a difference in history, and I do think Eric Garcetti is going to make a difference as mayor—but you have to put it in that context.”

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivering his final speech as mayor in Wilmington at the John Knudsen and Dickie Parker monument dedication ceremony on May 15. Photo by Robin Doyno

And, the context of neo-liberalism is a devastating one for progressives. As British economist Umair Haque tweeted over Memorial Day weekend, “Neoliberalism is the great failure of liberalism. It’s toxic set of negative sum trade offs are tearing liberalism apart.” This is evident in the long-running battles, which have frequently pitted environmental and labor activists against one another in the Harbor Area—as it did with the BNSF railyard—even though longshore workers face the worst pollution exposure on the one hand, and environmentalists haven’t opposed growth per se on the other. With international capital calling the shots, neither labor nor environmental activists are in a position to fight on terms of their own choosing—and that defines one of the major challenges facing Mayor-elect Garcetti, just as it faced outgoing Mayor Villaraigosa. Although Middleton strongly backs the BNSF railyard project, she said she had “great respect” for the NRDC and Angelo Logan, of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, which opposed the project. She echoed sentiments expressed by Harbor Commission Vice President David Arian, who sat on Middleton’s foundation board, at the time of the commission vote that approved the project. But even the most enlightened attitudes cannot dissolve the material contradictions Los Angeles faces, along with its new mayor. “It’s taking small steps forward that’s going to make a difference … and how many people you mobilize to follow you,” Middleton said. “I think Eric has the ability to do that.” She cited two main reasons for her optimistic analysis of Garcetti: First, that he’s smart, factbased and open to input from all parties. Second, that he is progressive, meaning he’s concerned with “what is in interest of the majority of working people in the city of LA... some very high percentage—85 or 90 or 95 percent of the people.” One major obstacle in the neoliberal world view is the devaluing of science, filtered through the corrupting multilevel influence of money in politics. Environmental and public health sciences have routinely been heavily discounted in port-related policy processes, as happened again with the BNSF railyard project. “Not only will the BNSF SCIG yard add to air pollution, but the project’s environmental review by the Port of LA completely ignores all the latest environmental health research,” said Andrea Hricko, professor of preventive medicine at USC. “The research demonstrates that those living and going to school in close proximity to traffic-related pollution suffer adverse health effects,” she explained. And she’s not alone. Fourteen faculty members from USC, UCLA and UC Irvine signed a letter to the Los Angeles City Council

criticizing the port’s environmental impact report for the same reasons. Hricko praised Villaraigosa on other matters. “More mass transit and bike lanes – good for health and the environment – are a landmark accomplishment for the Mayor,” she said. But the SCIG decision process clearly shows the limits of mayoral political will—as well as the conceptual limits that come from the neoliberal policy world. Hricko argues that the BNSF decision was typical of how transportation decisions are made, legitimately evaluating impacts on jobs and the economy, but failing to integrate health effects research. Historically, such adverse human health effects are viewed as mere “externalities,” Hricko said, rather than as considerations that are equal to, or sometimes more important than, the impacts of a project on the economy. Ideological limits aren’t the only thing constraining what mayors can do. There’s the very nature of the job, said Doug Epperhart, a past president of Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council, who’s gone on to represent the Harbor Area on the Board of Neighborhoods Commissioners. “Nobody wants to back into a pothole rutted street every day,” Epperhart said. “That’s the fundamental stuff mayors have to deal with,” and it makes the job unlike that of any other elected official. There’s room for vision, of course—but potholes are something average voters can’t avoid—and ultimately neither can mayors. When it does come to vision, Epperhart cites a number of other constraints that other officials also encounter such as bureaucracy, an extremely diverse population, and the diffusion of political power. All of these combine to put a premium on the mayor’s ability to focus what resources he does have, and to calibrate his efforts in terms of time and scope. “The million trees initiative was a nice idea,” he said, “But maybe it should have been 200,000 trees. a more achievable goal.” Melendez takes the opposite view on this particular example. Arguing that aiming high was necessary to grab attention and motivate broad involvement. “You put a goal high, and maybe you only plant 300,000, but those 300,000 weren’t there before,” Melendez said. “That’s the achievement.” Whichever view you subscribe to, it serves to underscore the strategic challenge involved. Looking forward to what Garcetti might accomplish, there was broad agreement that continued progress on living standards and the environment were to be expected. At the port, there’s a clear progression, from Mayor James Hahn’s goal of “no net increase” in pollution to Governing LA continued on next page.


One Daughter Shaped History By Lyn Jensen, Contributing Reporter

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embers of Carson’s large Filipino-American community are once again planning to celebrate their ancestral homeland’s Independence Day this June. The daylong event is an annual tradition in Carson, and this year it happens June 8 at Veterans Park. The actual date, June 12, highlights the island nation’s complex history. It’s the date in 1898 that the country won its independence from Spain, only to come under American control for almost 50 years and be occupied by the Japanese during World War II. The Philippine Republic became an independent state in 1946, but some issues have lingered into the 21st century. One Carson physician, Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque, has personal experience with one of those issues— Filipino veterans being treated differently from American ones. She has spent several years ensuring that all veterans have access to benefits that were denied to her father, Erasto R. Batongmalaque, a Filipino-American World War II veteran and Bataan Death March survivor. “After the war his services were not recognized,” she explains now. Although American and Filipino troops served side by side under Gen. Douglas MacArthur as part of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Far East, Filipino veterans were not deemed active military personnel by the American government and declared ineligible for veterans’ benefits paid to American veterans. In 1990 the Filipino Veterans Naturalization Act declared Filipinos who’d served in World War II to continued from previous page.

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in correspondence letters between Edison and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Boxer plans to provide the evidence to federal and state officials, including the U.S. Department of Justice, for further investigation. “This correspondence leads me to believe that Edison intentionally misled the public and regulators in order to avoid a full safety review and public hearing in connection with its redesign of the plant,” Boxer said. “The correspondence shows that Edison knew they were not proceeding with a simple ‘likefor-like’ replacement as they later claimed. In Edison’s own words, ‘[t]his will be one of the largest steam generators ever built . . . It will require Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to evolve a new design beyond that which they currently have available’. . .[they] aren’t ‘like-for like-replacements’.” Boxer also cited evidence that the steam generator failure, which occurred at San Onofre had previously been described by Edison as a ‘disastrous outcome.’ But, Boxer said, “Now that this precise failure has occurred, and there has been a leak of radioactive material, Edison claims that it could simply restart the nuclear plant at 70 percent capacity, and once again circumvent the full safety and licensing process.” Boxer called for all investigations to be completed and “a full license amendment and public hearing process” before the plant can be reopened. “This is simply a common sense approach,” she said.

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June 14 Applications Open for Cars and Stripes Anyone interested to enter their car in the upcoming Cars and Stripes event, scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. June 28, at the Port of Los Angeles, must register by June 14. Applications are available at www.portofla.org

Correction: In the May 16 Edition of Random Lengths story, “FDA Decides to Leave ’Pedro,” Congresswoman Janice Hahn’s office spoke to the newspaper on background, but did not return calls for a quote in this story.

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10th Street Pavement Rehabilitation The City of Long Beach will begin work this week on a pavement rehabilitation project along 10th Street between Redondo and Ximeno avenues. Additional features of the project include: installing pavement markers, bus pads, markings, traffic striping, signing and curb paint; and installation of traffic signal conduit. An estimated 12,000 tires will be recycled into rubberized asphalt for this project. The work is scheduled to continue for about 6 weeks. The $1.1 million dollar project will be financed primarily with Proposition C funds. Lane closures will be required, but roads will stay open. Traffic delays are expected. Details: (562) 570-5160

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significant reductions with the Clean Air Action plan under Villaraigosa, and the need for zero emissions technology in the future. “We have to make sure the infrastructure investments are made in a way that makes the port and freight movement system as close to zero emission as possible,” said Lyou, who also sits on the Air Quality Management District board. “We cannot achieve our air quality regulatory requirements, we cannot protect community members from the pollution at the ports, unless we go to as close to zero emissions as possible and we have the opportunity to do that.” Castellanos agrees, and adds a labor component as well. “We would support the goal of getting to zero emissions, but want to ensure that the jobs created from that would be good middle class jobs that were available for our local residents,” she said. There’s also concern about a democracy deficit, with the port’s hasty dismantling of the Port Community Advisory Committee. “I would fully expect that the new mayor will take extraordinary efforts to have a transparent and informed process at the port and to listen to the community,” Lyou said. “He certainly doesn’t want to get off on the wrong foot on that issue.... It would be foolish not to put into place some sort of process for community members and environmental activists to communicate with the mayor on this issue.” Finally, what signs should people look for to see where Garcetti is headed? Virtually everyone agreed—look to his appointments. “You’re as good as the advice you get,” was how Middleton put it. “So one of the first things we’re going to know about Eric is who does he surround himself with.”

be eligible for U.S. citizenship, but they were still not eligible for benefits. The elder Batongmalaque came to the United States in 1975. He died in 1995, and his daughter found much information she didn’t know before in his diary. In her father’s name she started the Erasto R. Batongmalaque Foundation, with a doing-business-as of Filipino Veterans Foundation. Between 1996 and 2006 she conducted a study of the health care and other needs of three hundred Filipino World War II veterans in the South Bay. Her foundation worked out of the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Coinciding with her study, in 1997 Batongmalaque established the Senior Assessment Center under the auspices of her foundation. In Carson, the center has developed a five-point program to meet the needs of anyone 50 years and older. Filipino veterans could finally claim benefits beginning in 2009, when President Barrack Obama signed authorization into law. Veterans who were U.S. citizens were declared eligible to receive lump sum

payments of $15,000. Those who were citizens of the Philippines were eligible for $9,000. Spouses of deceased vets were also eligible for payments. Since that time, Batongmalaque and her foundation have been assisting veterans and veterans’ spouses with filing claims. The Filipino Veterans Association is now housed with the Military and Veterans Affairs’ office in the Department of Public Social Services in downtown Los Angeles. The county funds it and it works with claims regarding post traumatic stress disorder and other veterans’ affairs, as well as any remaining unclaimed benefits from World War II. Batongmalaque says the Senior Assessment Center is almost entirely a volunteer affair. They get some money from donations and fundraising events. This past year the City of Carson kicked in a $9,000 Community Development Block Grant to help with overhead, but Batongmalaque says she doesn’t know if that’s going to happen again. “We’ll see what the mayor does, what the council does,” she says. For the Filipino Veterans Foundation, contact: Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs, Dept. of Social Services, 2615 S. Grand Ave., Suite 100, Los Angeles. Phone is (213) 800-3018. The Senior Assessment Center is at 23247 S. Main St., Carson. Its phone number is (310) 835-8365. Its hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Sex, Drugs and the Legacy of Reaganomics James Preston Allen, Publisher

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about the enduring prevalence of classic rock in our cultural landscape as the Rolling Stones launches yet another tour this year. I’ve been considering the impact of the music on our collective consciousness. As the songs of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, the Stones and Buffalo Springfield runs through my mind, I think back to the times in which these lyrics of protest and unrest were born. In the early 1960s, there was a cultural uprising that was meant to be more than fashion and attitude, but a conversation for real political change. Civil rights, women’s lib, free speech and sexual liberation were cultural banners flying along side of the anti-Vietnam War marches. In the end, I think the generation of “baby-boomers,” as we are sometimes known—the generation of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement—won the cultural revolution, but lost the political and economic war. Let me explain. The legacy of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, goes back to before he ever ran for governor of California. In the 1950s he was president of the Screen Actor’s Guild. Reagan was one of those Hollywood conservatives who caved into the McCarthy “Red Scare” and turned against many of his own guild members who refused to answer the question, “Are you now or have you ever been a communist?” Reagan helped destroy the lives and careers of many an actor and writer whose only crime was taking the Fifth Amendment defense in front of House of Un-American Activities Committee. This was only the start down the long road that would lead him to the presidency and a transformative shift in how we think of our government and how the political propaganda reframed the culture. However, it was as governor of California, from 1967 to 1975, that his true anti-New Deal politics were revealed. The march toward law and order and building more prisons, the underfunding of the state college system under Proposition 13, his use of the National Guard on college campuses and his hallmark quote on the environment: “If you’ve seen one redwood tree you’ve seen the all” that speaks loudly of his reactionary values. Yet, Reagan was not solely responsible. As we learned later, he did have collaborators. In fact, he was just the “front-man” — the hired face— for his

corporate and conservative sponsors. Only when he was inaugurated, in 1981, did we clearly understand his true faith when he announced, “that government is not the solution to our problems. It is the problem.” We are just now beginning to understand the social costs of this philosophy with the underfunding of education and expansion of prison construction, while supercharging the War on Drugs that began under Richard Nixon. If you build ‘em you got to fill ‘em. And now, we are understanding the deficit we’ve inherited with this investment. Of course, schools are failing. That was kind of the idea behind not having too many welleducated people demonstrating on campuses. Remember Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No to Drugs” campaign? There was this very likable, yet simplistic, attitude that both Ron and Nancy had towards almost everything they promoted, which was so completely out-of-touch. The “Just Say No to Drugs” campaign failed ultimately because of the huge influx of cheap cocaine that flooded America’s streets — a phenomenon that was significantly due to President Reagan’s own support for the Contra counter-revolution in Central America. Those drugs helped fund that war--along with arms sales to terrorist supporters in Iran. The “Just Say No” public relations campaign was a mask that was used to deflect any culpability in what later was revealed as the Iran-Contra scandal. That should have toppled his presidency and indicted his cabinet. Yet, he survived. Now he’s remembered as a fearless champion that stood up to the Soviet Union and made Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the Berlin Wall. But Reagan is given far too much credit for the end of the Cold War. As I have said several times before, the fall of the Soviet Union had more to do with their centrally controlled economy and their lack of access to outside capital because of their fundamental opposition to capitalism. The USSR for all intents, fell apart because of the weight of its own internal inefficiencies and corruptions. It reminds me of Wall Street’s sub-prime mortgage. Ironically, the Soviet Union’s fall was something that even our own intelligence agencies completely missed--even as rightwing critics were attacking the CIA for supposedly underestimating the Soviet threat. Our intelligence agencies were dumbstruck at the collapse of the communist system. If anything, Reagan’s expansion of the American At Length continued on next page.

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Hayden is the director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center and regular columnist for the Nation and the Huffington Post. Eric Garcetti may not have had President Barack Obama’s endorsement, but Obama’s efficient operation helped Garcetti become mayor. Garcetti had significant support from Obama’s GOTV team and the president’s fundraising base. David Axelrod did three events for Garcetti in Los Angeles 10 days ago, speaking in glowing terms about the mayor-to-be, noting at each stop that Garcetti and his team showed up in New Hampshire and other battleground states for the president. The White House doors will be wide open to Garcetti as the new mayor makes the rounds seeking support for the city. Garcetti’s star will be rising in the Democratic and mainstream media skies. The speculation about his future will begin. Is he the Democrat’s answer to Marco Rubio? Future governor? U.S. senator? Vice president? The short-term losers in this election were the Bill (and Hillary) Clinton forces, the Los Angeles County Labor Federation, traditional feminists and important figures like Dolores Huerta, Maxine Waters and Gloria Molina. Because of Los Angeles’ twisted low turnout voter patterns, the far more progressive candidate, Garcetti, won because of white majorities on the westside, West Valley and the downtown Obama generation voters.

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Garcetti won because of neighborhood leaders like Sandy Brown – affluent, older, frustrated and anti-establishment. Brown, who lives with her husband in Westwood, is a local activist who knows more about zoning, development, traffic and services in her district than virtually any member of the Los Angeles City Council. Although pro-property values and pro-business, people like Brown are increasingly forced to throw themselves against the squeaky wheels of commercial over-development. They have not forgotten all their youthful dreams. (Disclosure: Brown, originally from Cincinnati, once served as my senate district chief of staff.) Brown chaired a huge Westside homeowners’ debate recently between Garcetti and Greuel, and came away thinking that Greuel’s handlers were either afraid of having the debate or completely disorganized. Garcetti easily won the debate, reinforcing his support among the hundreds who attended and the many more who follow such events closely by word of mouth. Unless Los Angeles switches its mayoral elections to even-numbered years, which would push up the number of renter and inner city voters, homeowners like Brown will be an essential factor to any progressive coalition in Los Angeles. According to Los Angeles Times projections, 51 percent of Los Angeles voters were white, 24 percent Latino and 12 percent African American, producing an electorate potentially far more Garcetti’s Future continued on next page.

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conservative than the Los Angeles population as a whole. In the mayoral primary, the Times reported that the westside and West Valley tripled the turnout of South LA. While many of these whites cluster in isolated gated communities and support a narrow prodevelopment Valley agenda, the large numbers of Sandy Brown voters are hardly conservative anti-tax ideologues or closeted Tea Party sympathizers. Brown herself once was arrested in a demonstration supporting immigrant hotel workers seeking to unionize. Others like the actress Mimi Kennedy, chairwoman of Progressive Democrats of America, throw fundraisers in the Valley with the likes of Jim Hightower and John Nichols. The point is that when Wendy Greuel campaigned as a “Valley girl” she was not speaking for the whole white western region of Los Angeles, where many progressives live in leafy facades of conservative comfort. When Garcetti attacked Greuel for taking millions from the DWP union, he was appealing to a voter sense of populist rage against endemic government corruption, not trying to revive the anti-union spirit of the Chandler family on which Los Angeles was built. Where Garcetti goes from here is momentarily continued from previous page.

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Unused Capacity at City Hall

Unused capacity exists in many aspect of life. An elderly couple lives alone in a house with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Thus, the couple may be said to have unused housing capacity. On the freeway, driver-only vehicles display unused passenger capacity. Congresses is crippled by the unused capacity for compromise. A different kind of unused capacity was discussed forty years ago by Claire E. Vough. In

a book, Tapping the Human Resource, Vough explained: “Nobody in this world works at top capacity...The point is, everyone has a great deal of untapped reserve capacity.” Vough’s point applies to the employees who work for the City of Los Angeles. Based on my 27 years Downtown, I can report that the skills and abilities City employees bring to the job are typically underutilized. I can also report that many employees feel trapped in a work environment that expects too little of them.

It’s my opinion that City employees could be far more productive than their leaders allow them to be. Employees are not blind; they can see for themselves that the civil service system has been corrupted-that the politicians run City government. That lowers their morale-and their productivity. Mayor Villaraigosa doesn’t know anything about managing job performance. He seems not to give a damn about morale or productivity. Letters to page 10.

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not the collective good, remember government is the problem? It is really sad that so many of my generation who benefited from the investment in the public good of the generation before have confused the “my generation do-your-own-thing” with the clandestine cooptation of drugs-sex and rock ’n’ roll for corporate profits, and ended up thinking that this has liberated them. Sure, I too have opposed “The Man” and railed against the system at nearly every step of my life, from zealous high school vice-principals abridging students’ free speech, to war mongering presidents of both parties, unruly cops wanting to thump a hippie or a black man driving in Torrance. But my own protests of individual rights have always been couched in the concept of the greater good for all. The “injury to one is an injury to all” motto of the ILWU is and should be understood to stretch far beyond the waterfront--as, indeed, Harry Bridges repeatedly stressed that it did. It is the “no man is an island” concept of John Donne, poetry that at one time was taught in public schools but which is now thrown overboard on the life raft of back to basics, in which every man for himself excels. This is the end equation of the Reaganomics counterrevolution, the dumbing down of the general public, imprisoning those who fail and commodifying the public sphere. It is the selling off of public assets to the point that there is no longer any conception of the “we” as in “We the people.” And the damnable thing is that with all of this con-job of trickle-down economics and the exploding of the deficits of the public purse, we are now being held hostage to both a war policy and a monetary policy that restricts our collective freedom and saddles us with needless debt. All the while convincing us that we are free. Right now I’m thinking of that line in a Dylan song, “ I don’t want to work on Maggie’s farm no more.” I’m wondering if culture can ever triumph over the failed economics of empire before the whole ship of state implodes? Capt. Reagan has already jumped ship off the shores of Navarone and the rats are heading for the lifeboats before the storm — the beauty parlor is full of sailors and the circus is in town.

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deficit and the threat to build a trillion dollar Star Wars defense system, that never worked, probably only convinced Gorbachev that the Soviets would go bankrupt competing in the Cold War arms race-but only after that buildup first strengthened the hand of Soviet hardliners, opposed to Gorbachev’s reforms. And for this, Reagan is considered a political genius? Some readers will object to this reading of Reagan’s record as it runs counter to the popular myth regarding his presidency. What we are now having to deal with is the indisputable results of the trends and policies that he initiated both as governor and then as president. What we have inherited is a prison population that has increased 500 percent from 1982 until 2000 and that is overcrowded beyond its design capacity by 200 percent, causing federal courts to intervene. The federal war on drugs implemented in 1986 and signed into law by Reagan increased incarceration rates predominantly on minorities. The crime of drug addiction has subsequently spread like a cancer from the streets of South Central to every community in North America as cocaine transformed into even more affordable and addictive crack with devastating social and health effects. The correlation between crime and dropout rates of students and increase drug addiction couldn’t be more clear. The drug war has promoted, not stopped, the biggest black market enterprise since Prohibition creating dozens of drug cartels that, as we have pushed free-trade into Mexico, they have in turn pushed back millions of tons of illicit drugs back across our borders. This drug-related trade has corrupted not only Mexico and other Latin American countries, while killing over 50,000 Mexican citizens, it has also corrupted our own system. Meanwhile, the underfunding of both public education and public health systems has only driven the costs of both skyrocketing up not unlike the budget for Reagan’s Star Wars antimissile system. The modus operandi behind it all is the Ayn Rand anti-government philosophy that idealizes the singular individual’s existence and

upward–television interviews, magazine covers–before his handlers guide his approach back to the mundane mess at City Hall. How will he try to reconcile with labor leaders used to having their way? Will he have to emulate Jerry Brown in showing voters that he is really a fiscal conservative? Will he blow the whistle on the scandalous boondoggle known as the 405 expansion project? Will he appoint MTA board members to protect the bus-riding poor? Will he increase the monitoring and reform of the Los Angeles Police Department now that the federal consent decree has been lifted? Will he launch pro-democracy reforms that empower neighborhood organizations like Sandy Brown’s? Will he try a new initiative on campaign finance reform and disclosure? (Los Angeles voters passed Proposition C, rebuking Citizens United by 76 percent.) It is possible that Garcetti simply floats for the next few months on a great cloud of good will with a helping hand from the White House. But soon he will have to tackle the thorny work of reforming Los Angeles in a more democratic, equitable and sustainable direction, or risk becoming mired in the status quo. He will have to choose a broad progressive issue – climate change, immigrant rights – to succeed in appealing to California’s Democratic primary voters in an election somewhere inevitably down the road. His next journey begins now.

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When Janice Hahn was Councilwoman, she wrote a formal, Official Letter to the Owners of the Wilmington Watson Railyard, the B. N. S. F. Railroad that the Public Lobbyist got her to do, on behalf of the Thousand Children and Elderly of East Wilmington who have been and still are being exposed to Carcinogenic Levels of Invisible Diesel Particulates from Diesel Locomotives using, especially, the South Watson Yard, where the homes of those one thousand live, according to A.Q. M.D. Director, Ms. Susan Nakamura in her Letter to the Lobbyist about this Public Hearing. Then, as Congresswoman Hahn, an Official Stationery, she wrote a second letter to B. N. S. F. following up her Council Office one, again, on behalf of the thousand and the elderly that the Public Lobbyist, Donald Compton represents, because B. N. S. F. had not responded, properly, to her first letter that should be fact checked. According to the

for District 44, to the Lobbyist, on 1 May, 2013, the Railroad, still, has not responded in a responsible, fact checkable manner. By now, everybody who wants to [?] knows that the railroad has an extant route around that would take the carcinogenic Diesel Locomotives, at least, out of the South Watson Yard, where the homes are nearby, and put some in the industrial zone, where the diesel operation belongs [?] the aforementioned date, Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, at about 5 PM, by prearrangement, the lobbyist talked, by phone, to Director, Elise Swanson and asked her if Congresswoman Hahn would be willing to call for a press conference in order, so to speak, out the railroad for its public health menace that is carcinogenic, still despite it having an extant route around? In essence, Ms. Swanson said is not [?] for a press conference on this subject, despite Ms. Hahn being here, for awhile. Donald Compton Wilmington 1


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he Rolling Stones are the embodiment of rock ’n’ roll. As the longest running act in the business they define the genre as well as the generation from which they came. In his book, Life, Keith Richards explained his music. “It becomes almost an obsession to touch other people. To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart is a connection, a touching of bases--a thread that runs through all of us. A stab to the heart.” I was determined to see this act one last time. What else could I do? I began my rock ’n’ roll adventure as a 16-yearold teenybopper in 1964 with the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. I was not ready to surrender to time, and neither were hundreds of thousands of fans across the country. The Stones booked four concerts in Southern California with the most recent one being at the Staples Center. Baby boomers cashed in their 401Ks for the most expensive concert of their lives. My first distinct memory of the Rolling Stones was watching the iconic TAMI Show at the Vineland Drive-In Theater. It was a dream lineup that included the Beach Boys, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye and a kick-ass performance by James Brown. But the Rolling Stones closed the show and history was made. At the time, they were a blues band, not wanting to cultivate the screaming fans of bands like the Beatles. Their best-known hit back then was the bluesy, “Time is On My Side.” The Stones were in the center of the blues revival in 1960s Great Britain. Their music has always contained the

blues roots of rock, but their manager urged them to move from cover songs to writing their own music. Teenagers skipped homework to decipher the lyrics to songs like “Satisfaction.” “But he can’t be a man cuz he doesn’t smoke the same cigarettes as me”...sounds clear today, but endless days were invested in the definition of those lyrics. Our parents musical heroes sang about love and romance, this was way different. The Staples Center concert on May 20 opened with a video montage with the famous and the anonymous saluting the impact that the Stones had on their lives. Johnny Depp appears in the video to confirm what we all know:

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known as Slavko’s since the 1940s. The business itself has ran continuously as a poultry shop, in one form or another, since 1922. Known for its fried chicken and complementary potato nuggets, Slavko’s menu is also filled with sandwiches, mostaccioli, ćevapčići and a host of other items that spans Croatian, Italian, and American cuisine. Jim, a third generation Croatian San Pedran, has carried the family’s light of the fire for the past 40 years, after he inherited the business from his father, Slavko, the restaurant’s namesake. When asked who was in line to carry on the light of the fire after him, his faced lit with pride. “Brian is my right hand guy... my spark plug,” Jim said of his eldest son. “In a small business you really have to wear a lot of hats. Otherwise you wouldn’t survive.” Jim noted that Brian brought fish; chicken nuggets and most recently lobster.

“All those little things can make it happen. He wants to make it happen, and I want to help him make it happen,” Jim said. “Passion is like self confidence or experience. You can’t get it unless you do it.” Brian said he always knew that Slavkos was going to be his life and he reveled in it. Looking like a younger and thinner version of his father behind thick dark rimmed glasses, Brian’s eyes lights up as he talks about what he’s sees in the restaurant’s future. “I want to see it go to the next pinnacle,” Brian said. “This has a lot of room to grow. You know... when you’re really into what you’re doing, you’re not working. And when you have a business, and you put in a lot of time and energy and you see the successes, it just motivates you more and you just get excited.” For much of 2012, the popular poultry market and restaurant was closed for renovations to accommodate the 90-plus-year-old building as a sit-down eatery. But that wasn’t the only reason. Installing a larger refrigeration system powered by 156 solar panels brought the marketrestaurant into the 21st century, while saving 60 percent off their electric bill to boot. Slavkos Harbor Poultry Co., once known only as the Harbor Poultry Co., has been around since even before the introduction of the continued on next page.


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ammonia refrigeration system — a time when refrigeration was literally meant a large sealed room kept cool with large blocks of ice. Jim explained that for the longest time they couldn’t decide on what else to do with the extra space. To resolve their dilemma, they decided to follow the advice of their customers. “People had been coming in and saying that they wanted to be able to sit down in this place,” Jim said. “So we said, ‘lets put in a few tables and see what happens. We don’t want to pay for things twice, but if it doesn’t work out, we’ll just put shelving in [and turn it into a grocery store]. But so far, it has worked out real good.”

The Story Behind the Slavko’s Name

Slavko’s Harbor Poultry Co. was named for Jim Frelekian’s father, Slavko Frelekian. Before its incarnation into a restaurant, the shop was a place where chicken was slaughtered and sold to local markets and residents. Jim’s grandfather brought the family to the United States after World War I from Croatia. His grandfather arrived first, followed by his grandmother.

Before World War II started, Slavko had already opened Slavko’s Best Seafood, right across from the now closed Ramona’s bakery on Pacific Avenue — a block away from the Slavko’s building. He would supply fish to the Japanese American community that lived on Terminal Island at the time. His relationship with them was so close that he learned Japanese. When he was drafted, Slavko served as an interpreter in the Pacific theater of the war. “Dad didn’t buy the place until after World War II,” Jim said of his father, Slavko Frelekian. Slavko worked at Harbor Poultry Co. before opening Slavkos Best Seafood. After the war, Slavko went into business with Harbor Poultry with his brother. He eventually bought out his brother and brought on a new partner. Slavko’s brother bought Harbor Poultry and told Slavko that when he returned home, they would go into business together. “My dad, his brother, and his brother-in-law bought this place and they just kept selling poultry products.” Slavkos continued on page 16.

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June 8 | 2pm San Pedro Ballet School presents their Spring 2013 recital choreographed around the timeless theme of “Sleeping Beauty” and featuring original costumes by Hilde Byrne. Tickets and information at sanpedroballetschool.com. 310.732.1861

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT The Princess Bride (Rated PG - 1988)

June 14 | 8pm Our monthly film series for ladies and their friends continues – have dinner at a San Pedro restaurant and join us for a feature film called “Wonderfully Inventive and Uplifting!” by the Los Angeles Times. Tickets $4 online at brownpapertickets.com/ event/396067 or $6 cash at the door.

FAME

July 19 | 21 The Scalawag kids are back and they’re gonna live forever! Join us for a refreshing take on the musical based on the 1980 film – who knows...there may be a new Irene Cara among the Scalawags! Tickets and showtimes at Facebook. com/Scalawagproductions - or 310.625.2574.

MUSIC FROM THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE

June 15 | 8pm Golden State Pops Orchestra presents music by the legendary John Williams from his iconic “STAR WARS” scores and music based on the book “Shadow of the Empire”. $22.50 - $60 at GSPO.com.

OLIVER!

June 28 thru June 30 Encore Entertainers returns with another fantastic production from the Broadway stage. Consider yourself invited to be part of this musical classic! Plays June 28 & 29 at 7:30pm; June 29 & 30 at 2:00pm. Adults $22, Children (12 & under) $17 – purchase online at encoreentertainers.org (use promo code WEB13 for a $2 discount) or call 310.896.6459.

HAIRSPRAY

July 25 thru July 28 Encore Entertainers goes back to back! You can’t stop the beat when the Encore company takes the stage in this award-winning tribute to the music and social changes – and the hairdo’s - of the ‘60s! $17 - $22. Shows at 2pm & 7:30pm encoreentertainers.org.

478 W. 6th St. • Historic Downtown San Pedro • 310.548.2493 Events, dates, times, prices, programs and performers are subject to change without notice. Please visit warnergrand.org or grandvision.org for schedule updates, or call 310.548.7672. In 2013, repair and restoration of the Warner Grand marquee and decorative neon was provided by the SAN PEDRO HISTORIC WATERFRONT BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT as a gift to San Pedro residents and visitors. The Warner Grand Theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles – for rental inquiries or other questions, please call the business office 310.548.2493.


Helena (Angela Gulner) and Bertram (BJ Allman) in Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well.” Photo: Kristopher Bicknell.

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May 31

Cat Fish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs B.Noel Barr presents Cat Fish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs, at 8 p.m. at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Details: (800) 403-3447 Venue: Alvas Showroom Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro Paseo Paseo is performing at Godmother’s Saloon, from 9 to 10 p.m. May 31. Details: www.godmotherssaloon.com; (310) 8331589 Venue: Godmother’s Saloon Location: 302 W. 7th St., San Pedro Johnny Casino and the Gamblers Johnny Casino and the Gamblers will be performing at the San Pedro Brewing Company, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 31. There will be a $3 cover charge for the event. Details: www.sanpedrobrewing.com; (310) 831-5663 Venue: San Pedro Brewing Company Location: 331 W. 6th St., San Pedro Elaine Fay and the Big Bang, Adrian HIbbs Elaine Fay and Adrian HIbbs is performing at Harvelle’s, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. May 31. Nobody under the age of 21 is allowed. General admission is $10. Details: (562) 239-3700; www.longbeach.harvelles. com Venue: Harvelle’s Long Beach Location: 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach

June 1

OHM OHM is scheduled to perform, at 8 p.m. June 1 at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Details: (800) 403-3447 Venue: Alvas Showroom Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro Saw Red Saw Red is performing at the San Pedro Brewing Company, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 1. There is a $3 cover charge for the event. Details: www.sanpedrobrewing.com; (310) 831-5663 Venue: San Pedro Brewing Company Location: 331 W. 6th St., San Pedro DJ Jorge DJ Jorge is hosting a live music night at the Port of Los Angeles’ CRAFTED, 2 to 5:30 p.m. June 1. Details: (310) 732-1270 Venue: CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles Location: 110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro

June 4

James Clay Garrison Pro Jam James Clay Garrison is performing at Harvelle’s, 9:30 p.m. June 4. Admission to this event will cost you $5. Nobody under the age of 21 is allowed. A two-drink minimum purchase enforced. Details: (562) 239-3700; www.longbeach.harvelles. com Venue: Harvelle’s Long Beach Location: 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach

June 7

Bach’s Lunch Recital The Bach’s Lunch Recital features Guillaume Sture on violin and Kyung-hee Kim-Sutre on harp, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. June 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach. Complimentary box lunches, with sandwiches made from special-order bakery bread and farmers-market-fresh produce, are available afterwards to enjoy with the artists or take back to the office. Admission is free. Details: (310) 316-5574; www.palosverdes.com/ tlcmusic/tlcmbbl.htm Venue: Trinity Lutheran Church Location: 1340 11th St., Manhattan Beach

June 8

Jeff Richman Group Jeff Richman Group is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Details: (800) 403-3447

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Walter Trout CD Release Party The Walter Trout CD Release Party will be at Harvelle’s, 9:30 p.m. June 8. Tickets will cost between $15 and $50. Nobody under the age of 21 is allowed. There will be a two-drink minimum purchase required. Details: (562) 239-3700; www.longbeach.harvelles. com Venue: Harvelle’s Long Beach Location: 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach DJ Frank FoReal Dj Frank FoReal will be at the Port of Los Angeles’ Crafted, 2 to 5:30 p.m. June 8. Details: (310) 732-1270 Venue: CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles Location: 110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro

June 9

Thom BRESH Solo Fingerstyle Guitarist Thom BRESH Solo Fingerstyle Guitarist is scheduled to perform, at 4 p.m. June 9 at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Details: (800) 403-3447 Venue: Alvas Showroom Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Community/Family May 31

POLAHS Green Festival Announcement Port of Los Angeles High School is hosting the 2nd Annual Green Festival, from 12 to 3 p.m. May 31, in San Pedro. The event is student-run, and will feature environmental technologies like solar power, aquaponics and electric cars. There will be an e-waste collection, locally-grown vegetables for sale, and important information on fracking, the controversial fossil fuel extraction method coming to California. Bring your DWP bill and get a free fruit tree from Million Trees LA. Details: (310) 832-9201 Venue: POLAHS Location: 250 W. 5th St., San Pedro

June 1

Job Shadow: Veterinarian The Aquarium of the Pacific is conducting a youth sessions called Job Shadow: Veterinarian, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This job shadow program takes a closer look at the unique and challenging field known as marine animal veterinary science. This session is only for children between the seventh and 12th grades. Admission is $35 a student and $29 for aquarium members. Details: (562) 951-1630; www.aquariumofpacific. org Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach Pacific Islander Festival The Pacific Islander Festival will be hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 and 2. Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft demonstrations, ethnic cuisine, educational programs, storytelling and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. You must log onto the website in order to purchase tickets. Aquarium members don’t have to pay. Details: (562) 951-1630; www.aquariumofpacific. org Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach Used Book Sale The San Pedro Public Library is hosting a used book sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1. Details: www.lapl.org; (310) 548-7779 Venue: San Pedro Public Library Location: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro Calendar to page 16.

May 31 – June 13, 2013

Harlow Gold Show The Harlow Gold Show will be at Harvelle’s at 10 p.m. Admission for the show will be $15. Details: (562) 239-3700; www. longbeach.harvelles.com Venue: Harvelle’s Long Beach Location: 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach

Venue: Alvas Showroom Location: 1417 W. 8th St.,

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other terms of praise here at will), begins June 6 in a park near you. Very near you. Just down the street, in fact. That’s when Shakespeare by the Sea begins, in the venerable bandshell at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. What has now itself become venerable: their 16th year presenting plays by Shakespeare (this year it is King John and All’s Well that End’s Well in repertory) in parks all over Southern California, 22 in all this season. And what is more, every performance, 42 in all (we counted), is free. Tradition dictates that the first performances, and the last, occur at Point Fermin Park, where Shakespeare by the Sea started 16 years ago and 14 of those 42 performances are scheduled there, including the festival’s opening night performance of All’s Well that End’s Well at 8 p.m. June 6 and the opening of King John a week later, June 13. There are four more performances of each play set from June 7 through June 29 and then, after 21 other venues from Beverly Hills to South Pasadena to Newport Beach, the final performances of King John Aug. 9 and All’s Well Aug. 10, are also scheduled there. Shakespeare by the Sea is the creation of Lisa Coffi, who has taken what was her master’s thesis and dream, and turned it into reality for audiences all around Southern California. Yes, there are other companies doing Shakespeare locally this summer. But only Shakespeare by the Sea manages so many performances in so many places in Southern California, without charging anyone anything. (Shakespeare by the Sea’s sister company, Little Fish Theatre, located in downtown San Pedro, and founded by Coffi and Suzanne Dean, is also thriving, doing 13 different productions this year.) After 15 years and dozens of productions you’d think it would be difficult for Shakespeare by the Sea to find some new ground to plow (as the Bard might say, if he was using a computer) but they have. Both All’s Well that End’s Well and King John are new productions for this company, both plays by Shakespeare that have not been seen in Shakespeare by the Sea’s summer festivals. All’s Well that Ends Well is one of Shakespeare’s classic comedies about hopeless love of a young woman, Helena, for a man far above her socially. Don’t worry, as the title says, it ends well. Director Patrick Vest, who has acted with the company in eight previous seasons, will make his Shakespeare by the Sea directing debut in this lively comedy.

“This is a fairy tale in the best possible way,”” Vest said in a recent press release. “We root for Helena to overcome every obstacle to live the life she desires, because we recognize ourselves in her. We believe that determination, heart, love and moxie deserve to be rewarded.” King John is a very different play, a dark depiction of history—distorted history—that takes place during the siege of a fortified city in France. King John is based, very loosely, on history, but brings in many characters that would not have been there as it advances this story of the early Plantagenets. “King John is a real character from history, but the play is a fictitious story,” said Stephanie Coltrin, who is directing the play. “It’s an interesting juxtaposition of many characters from the medieval period, not all of whom lived at the same time.... Shakespeare puts together the elements of compelling drama with the extraordinary imagery and humanity that he is known for, sometimes at the expense of the history lesson.” For Point Fermin’s notoriously changeable weather, wear something warm, or rather several somethings warm. Remember that Shakespeare by the Sea sells blankets and hoodies at the park. Bring a picnic, a couple of bottles of something or other, and settle down for an annual delight. Or, if you are in the mood, come a couple of hours early and see the cast and crew at work. This is especially intriguing if you visit one of Shakespeare by the Sea’s lesser venues. Every day they must open and unpack the entire production, including not only costumes and props, but the stage as well. It is assembled, with bolts and screws, from pieces in their stage truck, then decorated, then lit and wired for sound, and at the end of the evening everything is put away for the next performance. It’s as amazing as any production, clever and artful, — a tribute to the designers and actors and stagehands that give up more than two months to make Shakespeare by the Sea happen. Performances of All’s Well That Ends Well are June 6, 7, 8, 20, 22 and 28, and Aug. 10. Performances of King John are June 13, 14, 15, 21, 27 and 29, and Aug. 9. All performances are at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Performances at 22 other venues around Southern California can be found on the company’s website. Details: (310) 217-7596; shakespearebythesea.org Venue: Point Fermin Park Location: 807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro.

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June 5

Carolyns Crew The San Pedro Public Library is hosting Carolyn’s Crew: Crochet and knitting club. Carolyn’s Crew is a senior club intended for people of all ages. If you want to learn how to crochet, bring a size “i” hook. If you wish to learn to knit, we encourage you to bring your own needles size 8. Details: (310) 548-7779; www.lapl.org Venue: San Pedro Public Library Location: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro A Return to the Long Beach Home Companion The Long Beach Playhouse Theatre is hosting A Return to the Long Beach Home Companion, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This years production is done in the style of an old timey radio show. The event is a fundraiser for the playhouse. Tickets are $85. Details: (562) 494-1014; www.lbplayhouse.org; Venue: Long Beach Playhouse Location: 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

June 6

The Past, Present and Future Habitats of Los Cerritos Wetlands The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting The Past, Present and future Habitats of Los Cerritos Wetlands, 7 to 8 :30 p.m. The landscape of the San Gabriel River has changed dramatically over the past century. Historically, this river culminated in 2,400 acres of coastal salt marsh; however this ecosystem has been progressively altered. Details: www.aquariumofpacific.org; (562) 9511630 Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

June 8

Southern California Baja The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting the Junior Biologist: Southern California Baja, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The junior biologist series of programs at the aquarium will encourage a love of science in your child. Each 2-hour class contains theme related activities, guided gallery tour, interaction with our animal care staff and a keepsake journal. This class is for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Admission is $24 per child and $19 for Aquarium members. RSVP for tickets. Details: (562) 951-1630; www.aquariumofpacific. org Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Independent And Free.

June 9

SPAA Art Competition Exhibition The San Pedro Art Association art competition exhibition will be at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, 2 to 5 p.m. June 9. Details: (310) 732-1270 Venue: CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles Location: 110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro

June 10

Toberman Academy Summer Program The Toberman Neighborhood Center will conduct a 6-week academic program beginning June 10 and ending July 19. The program will provide academic support in reading, writing, math, art, science, music, dance and athletics. Every Thursday, participants will take a community field trip to the USS Iowa, Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Aquarium, a ride on the Red Cars and a cruise on a Harbor Boat Tour. On Fridays, a picnic at the park will be offered. The entire 6-week program will cost $200. Details: (310) 832-1145 ext. 117 Venue: Toberman Neighborhood Center Location: 131 N. Grand Ave., San Pedro

Theater/Film

May 31 – June 13, 2013

June 1

A Midsummer Night’s Dream The South Bay Ballet presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Enjoy this storybook ballet based on Shakespeare’s classic of the same name. Tickets are $22. Details: www.southbayballet.org; (310) 781-7171 Venue: James Armstrong Theatre Location: 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance

Philanderer The Long Beach Playhouse will be showing The Philanderer, through June 21. Leonard is pursued by two women. What is a philanderer to do? Leonard’s attempt to extricate himself from one the women, culminates into a witty and blazing 16 of battle of the sexes.

Details: (562) 494-1014; www.lbplayhouse.org Venue: Long Beach Playhouse Location: 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

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The Bald Soprano The Garage Theatre will be playing The Bald Soprano, 8 p.m. May 10 to June 8. The Bald Soprano is exploring the nuances of sexual attraction, social awkwardness and the odd notion that there simply must be a reason for everything. Details: www.thegaragetheatre.org Venue: The Garage Theatre Location: 251 E. 7th St., Long Beach

“The Stones make really good music to do really bad things to.” Additional video of early concert fans contributed to the sense of revisiting history, as well as our own youth. In The Tami Show, the extent of technology was a few small boxy amps on stage to project their talent. In the 21st century, laser lights, video screens and one of the cleverest set designs going support the show. A giant pair of lips served as the backdrop and a “tongue pit” provided an extension of the stage for Mick to dance around for more than two hours of inspirational athletic display. No wonder baby boomers think they can live forever; Mick seems to prove you can. Many concertgoers will come away awe-struck at his energy. He gave us a quick glimpse of his yoga tree pose, which must be one of his secrets. But his real power is in his love of performing. It was easy to see how thoroughly he and the rest of the group enjoy performing in LA, an important touchstone in their career. And LA returned the love 20,000 times in what appeared to be a nearly sold-out concert. The Rolling Stones were legendary for their opening acts. Last time I saw them, it was during the Steel Wheels tour at which Guns and Roses opened. Axel Rose quit the group on stage that night in what appeared to be some kind of dopey joke. Who quits their band when they are opening for the Stones? Past opening acts included Stevie Wonder, Prince and Tina Turner. But this night it was just the boys. Mick announced, “Tonight’s special guest is YOU GUYS!” and the crowd cheered and sang along. After all, many of the special guests they have had on this tour have not held up to the challenge of being on stage with the world’s greatest rock ’n’ roll band. Gwen Stefani and Lady GaGa received mixed reviews and Katy Perry downright stunk. As a consolation, back-up singer Lisa Fisher’s vocals soared on “Gimme Shelter.” Although they touched on all the classics, an eclectic set-list proved they were not afraid to pull deeply from their massive catalog. Keith Richard’s solo set was especially rewarding. The 1969 “You Got the Silver” takes on a new meaning when sung by a silver haired Richards. “Before They Make Me Run,” written in 1977 in response to Richard’s heroin arrest in Canada, was tenderly presented by

a man who faced his demons and survived. “Paint it Black” from 1966 is transformed this night with a light show that fills the venue and cheats the audience of its significance. Hitting the charts during the Vietnam escalation, this song was a chilling reminder to teenagers facing the draft that death could arrive at your very doorstep. For this fan, with a guy in the army, it was painfully close to home. The song, coming to the United States three years after the assassination of Kennedy cemented the dark aspect of the Stones reputation. On “Midnight Rambler,” occasional Rolling Stone, Mick Taylor displayed his impressive guitar work, which left some in the audience asking, “who is that guy?” It occurred to me that perhaps Taylor should have stuck with the band. He bowed out about half way through the show, while all the old skinny guys never seemed to run out of energy. Ron Wood also showed off his guitar prowess and Charlie Watts mesmerized with thundering drum sets, especially on the classics. The closing piece, “Satisfaction,” confirmed why this band will always be No. 1. The song that was their first #1 hit in 1965 brought the entire stadium to their feet. Watts’ ferocious drumming makes the music happen —correction, makes the music thrush through your veins. This is what rock is meant to do. The pursuit of satisfaction is particularly significant to the so-called “me generation”, and here is where Mick, Keith and the boys have solidified their place in our musical history. “You Can’t always Get What You Want”, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”, “Start Me Up” (even if it takes a little blue pill) - and even more Americans are dependent on some form of “Mothers Little Helper”. These songs remain the mantra of the 60s generation and are still relevant in the 21st century as we evaluate the path of our own personal history. Mick and Keith achieved Richard’s stated goal of creating a thread that runs through all of us. Perhaps the only complaint of the entire evening was a somewhat mushy sound system in the Staples Center. Oddly, the gigantic venue seemed almost too small to contain the exhilarating sound of the Rolling Stones. Their music is best experienced outdoors beneath the open sky with giant blow-up dolls and balloons floating high overhead. You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe - and you have the Rolling Stones! -Keith Richards

supermarkets in the 1960s, small mom and pop markets supplied most of the community’s dietary needs. Combined with the fact that new regulations made it impossible for the Poultry Co. to continue providing freshly slaughtered chickens, the business had to evolve. That next step in the evolutionary chain was the offering of ready-made food. Jim said he got worried when the supermarkets started offering ready-made food too, but it turned out Slavko’s had a better product that local residents trusted. Slavko was the family’s cook, always coming up with new recipes, but he didn’t often put those recipes on the menu. Jim said he had to encourage, if not push a little to get the elder Frelekian to put some of those homespun recipes on the menu and expand the market’s budding offerings. Up until 1970, Slavko’s barbecued its chicken. That is, until Kentucky Fried Chicken opened up in San Pedro. Slavko’s got into gear and started

frying chicken and potato nuggets of their own. Initially, Slavko’s bought their spuds from Speedy Spuds in Wilmington, but according to Jim, nobody liked them. After the negative feedback, Slavko’s elected to fry their own potato nuggets with seasoning. Jim never dreamed that tasty spuds would become its most potent symbol. Jim says that the key to Slavko’s success was their ability to give the customer what they wanted. He explained that shortly after they began providing ready-made meals, they would market their product to the holidays that local San Pedro residents celebrate. They would have corned beef and cabbage in March in celebration of Lent, the traditional Italian dish, mostaccioli, and the Croatian sausage, ćevapčići year around. “When they zig we zag,” Jim explained. Jim says that he may not be the brightest guy, but Slavko’s has managed to stay ahead of the curve with that philosophy.

June 5

Dead Man’s Cell Phone Sarah Ruhl’s whimsical dark comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, looks at personal responsibility, integrity and human connection, June 5 through 30, at the International City Theatre in Long Beach. A lonely woman is forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world as she steps into the life of a dead man by taking his cell phone calls. What starts as a moment of frustration quickly turns into a bond of curious loyalty when Jean finds herself caught in the middle of another man’s tangled web of relationships and family. Acting as his mouthpiece, Jean soon discovers different types of connections that go beyond the physical, tapping into the psychological, the emotional and even…the afterlife. Tickets $29 to $50. Details: (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre. com Venue: International City Theatre Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

June 8

Sleeping Beauty Enjoy a production of Sleeping Beauty, at 2 p.m. at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. Sleeping Beauty will feature more than 160 dancers from San Pedro Ballet School, performing ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and more. Tickets are $15 to $20. Details: (310) 732-1861; www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/361020 Venue: Warner Grand Theatre Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro Dance and Music Shakti Dance presents Dance and Music at 5 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Indian dance and music take center stage. Tickets are $20. Details: (310) 428-5875; www.shaktibharatanatyam. com Venue: James Armstrong Theatre Location: 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance

June 9

Zhena Folk Chorus The Zhena Folk Chorus is performing at the Grand Annex, at 3 p.m. Zhena brings to life and the unique hauntingly beautiful folk songs of Eastern Europe. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Details: www.grandvision.org; (310) 833-4813 Venue: Grand Annex Theatre Location: 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro Venus and Mars in Harmony Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents Venus and Mars in Harmony, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Details: www.lcmasterchorale.com; (310) 781-7171 Venue: James Armstrong Theatre Location: 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance Continued from page 13.

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Jim credits his father’s foresight that Slavko’s needed to own its own building if it was going to have any sort of longevity. “My dad told his brothers, we must solidify ourselves. ‘We should either buy this property, where Harbor Poultry is, or buy that property,’” Jim recollected. “Well, they didn’t want to do that. Eventually we bought my uncle out and Earl (uncle by marriage] left.” Jim noted that patience and perseverance allowed them to buy the building after it had changed hands a couple of times, especially since their first opportunity was missed. When Harbor Poultry came to be solely owned by Slavko, Jim explained that he believed the place should be renamed Slavko’s because of all the time and effort Slavko spent building the business. Jim explained that before the advent of

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San Pedro’s Original ArtWalk— Fine Dining • Live Music Special Performances • Food Trucks! Gallery 345

Potpourri Gallery 345 presents Potpourri— mixed media paintings, boxes, books, and smaller works. June 6, 2013 from 6-9 pm; open by appointment other days. Artists include Gloria D Lee and Pat Woolley as well as a guest artists. Open 1st Thursday 6-9 p. m. Call 310.545.0832 for appointments. 345 W. 7th St.

Transvagrant and Warschaw Gallery

Philippa Blair, Labyrinth of Lines Recent paintings, opens Saturday, June 8, 4 - 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Mon.–Sat., 11a.m. – 6 p.m., and by appointment. (310) 600-4873 • 600 S. Pacific Ave. San Pedro

Studio 347

Michael Stearns Studio 347 Highlighting the opening of new pieces from local artist, Lori LaMont and her dynamic watercolors that provoke discussion and the exchange of ideas. Please join us for the First Thursday Artwalk on June 6 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Michael Stearns Studio 347 is located at 347 W. 7th St. For further information visit www. michaelstearnsstudio.com or call (562) 400-0544.

Gallery 478

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MICHAEL CANNON: 3rd & Vermont Gallery 478 is pleased to present 3rd & Vermont, photographs by Michael Cannon.The exhibition opens First Thursday, June 6, 6–9 p.m., and an Artist’s Reception will be held Saturday, June 8, 4–7 p.m. This is Michael Cannon’s second solo exhibition at Gallery 478. Curated by Arnée and Ray Carofano, 3rd & Vermont runs through August 29. For info: please call 310-732-2150. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM, and by appointment. Gallery 478, 478 W. 7th St.

Gallery Azul

Presents The Wild Feminine Group Exhibition Show Dates, June 1st - July 6th, 2013. The focus of this show is an exploration of what encompasses the wild feminine. www.galleryazul.com for more info. Gallery Azul • 520 W. 8th St.

The Loft Gallery

Richard Lopez Studio

Currently showing Spring-inspired Florals as well as Cosmic Abstracts, using sanding, glazing and dynamic color imagery. Presenting a new study of local dock workers developing from sketches into candid portraits of paint on canvas. Three existing openings of art classes for intermediate and advanced students. • Richardlopezart@gmail.com 372 7th St. • 562.370.7883 • Ralopezart.com

May 31 – June 13, 2013

California Open Photo Show: Curated by Paul Bleiden Runs through June. Open Studios: Candice Gawne, Carol Hungerford, Sam Arno, Daniel Porras, Murial Olguin, Jan Govaerts, Anne Marie Rawlinson, & Nancy Towne Schultz. 401 S. Mesa St. • 310.831.5757 • Open 6–9pm & by appt.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FILINGS Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013068852 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Alpha Omega Arts & Designs, 455 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Thomas T. Asuncion, Jr. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above April 1, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Thomas T. Asuncion, Jr, owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 5, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing):

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Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013092453 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: San Pedro Elks #966, 1748 Cumbre Drive, San Pedro, CA 90732. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): 966 Corporation, 1748 Cumbre Drive, San Pedro, CA 90732. This business

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013089373 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: (1) Kraakevik Patti Receiver/Conservator, (2) Kraakevik Patti Calif. Probate Referee.15915 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA, 91436. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Kraakevik Corporation, 15915 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA, 91436. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above 1986. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Patti Kraakevik, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 1, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/16/13, 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013089290 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: (1) A-Delta Realty, (2) Properties West Investment Real Estate.15915 Ventura Blvd. #303, Encino, CA, 91436. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Kraakevik Corporation, 15915 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA, 91436. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above 1. 2003, 2. 1977. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to

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Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013093221 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:  Wheaton’s Eatins, 2017 Lomita Blvd #2025, Lomita, CA, 90717. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Donald R. Wheaton, 25409 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA 90717. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above 1993. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Donald R. Wheaton, owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 7, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/16/13, 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013094423 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:  WorkInnLA, 455 B. West 6th Street, San Pedro, C 90731. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Managed Career Solution Inc., 3333 Wilshire Blvd., #405, Los Angeles, CA, 90010. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above Feb. 28, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Philip Starr, Executive Director. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 8, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office

of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/16/13, 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013094424 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:  (1) Godmothers 302 SRK, (2) Godmother’s Saloon, 302 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, CA, 90731. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Godmothers 302 SRK, 302 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, CA, 90731. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above Feb. 26, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Sandra C. Marchioli, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 8, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/16/13, 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013094489 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:  (1) Abryus Nursing Services, 146 W. 232nd Place, Carson, CA 90745. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Teresita R. Sanchez, 146 W. 232nd Place, Carson, CA 90745. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Teresita R. Sanchez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 8, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other

than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/16/13, 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013089375 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:  (1) CPR a Breath of Life, 7606 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90047. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Veronica Valazquez, 7606 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90047. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Veronica Valazquez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 1, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/16/13, 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013098835 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:  Vista Del Mar Apartments, 535 W. 37th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. Mailing Address: 6220 via Canada, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Katica Blakovich, 6220 via Canada, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Katica Blakovich, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 14, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the

expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13, 07/11/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013100265 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Blue Grotto Bistro, 1420 W. 25th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s) Ravalli Restaurant Grove, 1420 W. 25th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.).S/ Frank J. Ravalli, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 15, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13, 07/11/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013100264 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Zina Pizza, 2309 S. Alma Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s) John Dorio, 3145 S. Alma Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ John Dorio, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 15, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13, 07/11/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013098832 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Lanta Salon, 285 W. 6th Street, Unit #104, San Pedro, CA 90731. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s) Arrows & Wings Inc. 285 W. 6th Street, Unit #104, San Pedro, CA 90731. This business is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in January 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Dwania Tullis, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 14, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing): 05/30/13, 06/13/13, 06/27/13, 07/11/13

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013098830 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Philie B’s on 6th, 347 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s) Philip Buscemi, 1853 Newport Terrace, San Pedro, CA 90732. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Philip Buscemi, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 14, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing):

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be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Patti Kraakevik, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 1, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing):

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Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2013062323 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:  Fantasy Spa mobile Pet Grooming, 2671 S. Cabrillo Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731. County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Adrian Garcia, 2671 S. Cabrillo Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731. Erica Garcia, 2671 S. Cabrillo Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731. This business is conducted by a married couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above April 1, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Adrian Garcia, owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 5, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing):

is conducted by a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in 1963. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.). S/ Caspar DeJong, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 6, 2013. Notice- In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Business Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et. Seq., Business and Professions Code). Amended (New Filing):

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