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November 30, 2020

News:

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

Coastal San Pedro Overrun by Italian Wall Lizards

Italian wall lizards (photo credit: Richard Bartz and J. Patrick Fischer via Wikipedia)

For the past six months, a team of researchers has been coming to town on the hunt for Italian wall lizards, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Apparently, someone decided to bring home a few of the reptiles from Sicily almost 20 years ago, let a few into the wild, and unknowingly spawned a population that has all but replaced the native lizard population in coastal San Pedro and could endanger native plant species.

High school sophomore¬†Hayden Kirschbaum of Santa Monica was awarded a¬†grant from the Southern California Academy of Sciences to join Natural History Museum curator of herpetology Greg Pauly in catching the lizards (about 10 to 12 per monthly trip) in an attempt to study them and prevent them from spreading further throughout Southern California. The process involves “noosing” the lizards and euthanizing them, so they can be brought back to the museum for study.

“Since I started studying this population, I’ve seen literally a thousand wall lizards in this area and just two native lizards,” Pauly told the Times.

For the full story, check out the Times‘ piece here.