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November 30, 2020

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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

Newly Discovered Landslide Crack Reignites Debate

Two weeks after an advisory board voted to support rebuilding a 600-ft. stretch of Paseo del Mar that slid into the ocean two years ago, a new crack was discovered eight feet underground in the landslide area, reigniting debate over whether or not to reconnect the road.

The crack was discovered last week by Bureau of Engineering crews working on a $9.14 cleanup and stabilization effort of the landslide area that should be completed by May. Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office says the crack won’t affect that project timeline, and that a geotechnical investigation into the cause of the crack will be completed within a week.

Although the Whitepoint Landslide Advisory Committee voted in a majority during its Oct. 22 meeting to support a $28.8 million plan to rebuild the road with a retaining wall, there are now petitions circulating on either side of the issue.

Currently, Deny Funding for the Road to Nowhere, a petition started by a group known as Taxpayers Against the Road to Nowhere, has 138 signatures, and another petition titled, Honorable Mayor Eric Garcetti: Please proceed with the plan to reconstruct Paseo Del Mar at White Point in San Pedro, started by Scott Lane, a San Pedro resident and co-chairman of the White Point Landslide Advisory Committee, has 65 signatures.

Regardless of the potential hazards posed by the crack, the public debate seems to come down to — like many San Pedro conflicts — traffic. Residents living directly next to the landslide area like the new quiet, and residents of side streets are frustrated with increased traffic.

At that same Oct. 22 meeting — and presumably before the crack was discovered — civil engineer Gene Edwards told the board that the land looked to be stable long term, and that all of the repair options would be built to withstand any future movement.

“I think I can confidently say that on the east side, with the installations of the drains — again, the groundwater was the push that made the landslide go originally — now that we’ve got the ground water under control and we’ve been constantly monitoring it for the last year and a half, plus when the anchors go in, I think we have the east side buttoned up,” he said. “Between the landslide and weymouth, that bluff is about as stable as it gets.”

He also said that the west side, while different in geology, is under surveillance.

“We haven’t seen any movements, but we have seen some curious rises and falls in the ground water,” Edwards said.

In a statement on his website, Buscaino said he stands by the advisory committee’s decision.

“The safety of the hillside continues to be my top priority,” he said. “That’s why I support the recommendation from the White Point Landslide Advisory Committee to restore the roadway with a retaining wall that will maximize the safety and stability of the entire area.”

Photo: A rendering of the $28.8 million plan supported by the White Point Landslide Advisory Committee to reconnect Paseo del Mar and build a retaining wall. (Photo credit: The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering)