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October 25, 2021


2015 San Pedro Prep Softball Preview -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Art Preview: ‘Non-Native’ by Ingrid Dietrich -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

San Pedro Prep Baseball 2015 Preview -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recapping The Final Gaffey Street Community Workshop -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tiffany Torres Bears Down For Success At POLA High -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

San Pedro Fish Market Launches Scholarship Contest -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

San Pedro’s Rita Fiorenza Is A Basketball Revelation -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

‘No Lane Reductions’ As Gaffey Street Redevelopment Plans Move Forward -

Friday, January 9, 2015

San Pedro Prep Sports 2014 Fall Review -

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LAPD Harbor Division and Philie B’s Pizza To Host Charity Events This Weekend -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

San Pedro Holiday Parade Returns Sunday with a Twist -

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Wonderland Comes To The Waterfront -

Monday, December 1, 2014

One-Way Streets May Come to Downtown San Pedro -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

San Pedro’s Two Newest Volleyball Skyscrapers: Allison Kittell & Tracy Folchi -

Monday, November 10, 2014

San Pedro and POLA Prep Girls Cross-Country Preview: Running For More Glory -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

International Craft Beer Festival Comes to Crafted This Weekend -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Second Workshop for Urban Greening Project Receives Warm Reception from Community -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Construction of Mixed-Use Apartment Complex on Gaffey Could Begin Next Spring -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UPDATE: Blaze Inside Port of L.A. in Wilmington Nearly Contained; Air Quality Deemed ‘Safe’ -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

San Pedro High Football Off To Another Strong Start -

Monday, September 22, 2014

“Lock it, Hide it, Keep it” Sign Shut Off After Complaints

A lighted traffic sign put up on Gaffey Street that warned drivers coming off the 110 freeway to lock their car doors and keep valuables out of sight was shut off over the weekend after complaints poured in from residents who felt it gave San Pedro a bad rap.

Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office had LAPD Harbor Division turn off the sign, which blinked the message, “Lock it, Hide it, Keep it” and was put up as part of a crime prevention effort by Harbor Division. The sign happened to go up the same week that Cirque du Soleil’s Totem opened in the outer harbor, drawing many out-of-towners. A number of residents felt the juxtaposition of the sign at San Pedro’s welcoming point gave visitors a negative first impression of town.

“I don’t care for it. I think it says something like, ‘Welcome to San Pedro, watch your back,’” said Alison Koth, who owns Off the Vine wine shop on Sixth Street. “I would definitely say I don’t think it’s good for business.”

Others felt the sign’s message is needed to curb increasing car theft, and that the location at the freeway exit, San Pedro’s main entrance, is beneficial in reaching many drivers.

“I don’t think it was a bad thing. We have so many car thefts and burglaries and not everyone’s getting that information,” said John Mavar, a member of the Eighth Street/Weymouth Corners Neighborhood Watch. “I think it’s a good reminder for anybody who travels anywhere to lock up their stuff, just as I would do in any other part of the country.”

Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office is working with Harbor Division on an alternative campaign to remind drivers to take precautions. Police have warned residents that theft form motor vehicles is on the rise and that in most cases, drivers left valuables out in the open and/or didn’t lock their car doors.

LAPD Harbor Division could not be reached for comment as of press time.

Below is a PSA video provided by the LAPD: