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November 20, 2019

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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

Downtown Pedicabs Idea Gains Support from San Pedro Business Owners

Example of a pedicab in Sarasota, Florida. (photo: Clyde Robinson via Flickr)

Business owners and business groups are not only on board, but enthusiastic about the idea of having bicycle-pulled pedicabs cruising the streets of San Pedro.

Pedicabs, which can be seen everywhere on the streets of San Diego, Chicago and Seattle, are a relatively new concept to Los Angeles County, except for Santa Monica, which does have its share of the human-powered vehicles.

But the idea of pedicabs is one that Councilman Tom LaBonge, chair of the Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee, supports. LaBonge directed the Los Angeles’ taxicab administrator, Tom Drischler, to work with both San Pedro and Hollywood’s business groups to “explore the idea and return with a preliminary report.”

“Residents would be able to get to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues without worrying about gas and parking.”

Drischler said that because of limited staffing, the city would need to hire a consultant to conduct a “true feasibility study.”

Eric Eisenberg, president and CEO of The Renaissance Group and president of the Board of Directors, San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District, said he “strongly supports bringing pedicabs to San Pedro.”

“This is just another way to bring people to historic downtown or to the Port,” he said. “It is a great idea, and I think it would be great for business and the community as a whole.”

Eisenberg said that any alternative form of transportation to help people move within their community is always a good thing.

“Residents would be able to get to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues without worrying about gas and parking,” Eisenberg said. “This would be great for San Pedro, and the businesses within the community.”

According to Curbed LA, the idea of a pedicab program was introduced last year, by then-Councilman Eric Garcetti, who is now mayor. At the time, Garcetti introduced the pilot program for Hollywood, which is now being represented by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.

John Philipopoulous, owner at The Sandwich Salon, 813 S. Gaffey, said he thinks pedicabs in San Pedro is a “great idea.”

“I absolutely support this,” he said. “It is another means of transportation, and it helps residents and customers avoid the worry over parking, and allows them to get out and see the city.”

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