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2015 San Pedro Prep Softball Preview -

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

San Pedro Prep Baseball 2015 Preview -

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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 -

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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

Where did San Pedro’s Halloween Pop-up Stores Go?

As the countdown to Halloween gets down to the final 24 hours, San Pedrans are scrambling to find last-minute costumes for their frightful festivities.

But unlike Halloween seasons past, there’s only one Halloween pop-up store in San Pedro this year: Spirit Halloween in the Terraces. And the store seems to be less stocked — and staffed — than in recent years.

So why the Halloween pop-up store cutback? The answer seems to be real estate. With several vacancies along Western Avenue now filled, Halloween stores can’t move into their former haunts (har har).

Ross in the Park Plaza shopping center expanded into an empty space next door that had been used for a Halloween City, and space in the Tarragona Plaza that was used in years past is now occupied by a Yogurtland and Opus Bank. Down the street, Goodnight Mattress now occupies a space once used as a Halloween store.

Representatives of the Park Plaza shopping center could not be reached, but Rich Development, which owns Tarragona Plaza, said it received no inquiries from Halloween pop-up stores this year.

“We received no inquiries because we have no available space,” a front desk person said.

Spirit Halloween Manager Juan Gutierrez said the store has been very busy and only has 10 employees this year.

“We’ve definitely had a lot of customers this year, and we’re short staffed,” he said, adding that this is his first year managing the San Pedro location.

There were plenty of last-minute shoppers on Wednesday.

“It does make it hard when there’s only one store,” said Rancho Palos Verdes resident Eda Albuja. “My daughter bought most of her costume a month ago and came back for some more pieces and they were sold out. You either have to shop early, or you’re out of luck.”

Ashley Nunez of San Pedro decided to come in to complete her vampire costume.

“I was able to find what I needed,” she said. “But I remember there were more stores in the past.”