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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

San Pedro Gets Ready for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Black Friday isn’t just for big box stores, and shopping local shouldn’t be relegated to just Small Business Saturday (or just one part of town).

For those of us who’d rather pass on the mall’s chaotic crowds and support the local economy, our town of mom-and-pop shops has a lot to offer.

A number of San Pedro businesses are having after-Thanksgiving sales, like Captain’s Treasure Chest on Western Avenue, which has been having a Black Friday sale for 25 years.

Mandyz Boutique in Weymouth Corners will offer 15 to 30 percent sales on items throughout the store for its after-Thanksgiving sale, including $10 off scarves, caps, beanies, rings and earrings on Friday.

Owner Mona Khalbourji says this is the third year the store is having a Black Friday sale.

“We have better turnouts every year and we really get the word out on Facebook and Instagram, so hopefully it’ll be a good year this year.”

The 4th Basement on Western Avenue is having a special 20 percent off sale on Black Friday as well as 50 percent off sandals and additional sales on clearance items.

“If you shop small and support local businesses, it’s not as crowded,” says sales associate Wilhelmina Webber. “There aren’t that many people and it’s going to be easier to get through instead of pushing people around and waiting in line.”

Downtown at Urban Feet, owner Otto Henke says although he hasn’t had after-Thanksgiving sales, he thinks San Pedrans are loyal to local businesses and definitely sees more foot traffic this time of year.

“We have sales all the time and offer an everyday low-price,” he says. “We have loyal customers and I think all of the businesses really try to stick together in San Pedro.”

Down at Crafted, vendors are getting ready for Councilman Joe Buscaino’s second annual Cash Mob on Small Business Saturday. The day will feature Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the second of its Twelve Days of Craftsmas workshops, live music and dance, brewery tastings and food trucks.

Photo: Mandyz on Weymouth Corners is just one of many businesses having sales on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. (photo credit: Mandyz)