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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

Compton Man Dies Trying to Rescue Two Strangers at Cabrillo Beach

A 36-year-old who is being called a “hero,” drowned Saturday trying to rescue a man and a boy who had been swept off the Cabrillo Beach breakwater by a large wave.

The Los Angeles County Coroner identified the man as Francisco Camacho Melendez, a father of six from Compton.

His wife, said in a statement on ABC News that her husband “would have saved anyone’s life.”

Eyewitness reports indicate that Melendez immediately jumped in after, and several others rushed to help. The 14-year-old boy was pulled to safety by people on the jetty, while the 49-year-old man was able to pull himself out of the water.

“There was no hesitation,” one witness told the San Pedro Beacon on Sunday after throwing flowers into the water. “We saw the wave hit, and the boy and man were gone — then that man, he just dove right in the water to help. He is a hero.”

Melendez was one of several people at the jetty on Sunday, which separates the Port of Los Angeles from the Pacific, and sometimes can be washed over by wakes from large swells or passing ships.

Los Angeles Port police received the call at about 6:30 a.m., and were immediately dispatched to the area.

Los Angeles City fire spokesman Brian Humphrey said that Melendez was unconscious and not breathing when fire and paramedics reached up.

Humphrey said that the 14-year-old was conscious and breathing, and the 49-year-old was in fair condition when they arrived — both were treated and released from a local hospital.

Melendez was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Photo: Cabrillo Beach breakwater (photo credit: Megan Barnes)