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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

Ponte Vista Finally Gets the Green Light

After more than a decade of debate, drafts, two developers and hours of hearings, one of the most talked about (and for years, seemingly doomed) projects to come to San Pedro is finally happening — Ponte Vista is officially on.

This morning, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously gave developer iStar Financial the go ahead to turn the 61.5-acre former Navy housing site on Western Avenue into a housing development that’s been scaled down from 2,300 units to 676.

“I believe that this long range development plan will transform an abandoned naval housing site and current eye sore into a thriving residential neighborhood that will provide new housing stock that is appropriate for my proud, coastal community,” Councilman Joe Buscaino said in a statement.

Ponte Vista immediately drew backlash when it was introduced more than 10 years ago from residents concerned it was too densely populated and would lead to further traffic congestion along Western Avenue. Traffic and environmental impact studies were conducted and over the years, the plans went down from 2,300, to 1,135, to 830, to now 676 units with no apartments. The proposal finally made it past the Los Angeles Planning Commission last year.

Having agreed to a number of conditions including a local hire program, iStar can now move forward with plans to transform the vacant site into a development with 676 (and up to 700) homes, townhouses and condominiums, a 2.5-acre park on Western Avenue, walking trails, and a permanent access road to Mary Star of the Sea High School.

John Mavar, a former board member of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council (which gave significant input on the project over the years), said he is happy to finally see it come to fruition.

“I’m happy and excited to see them finally be able to break ground,” said Mavar, who was opposed to the original 2,300-unit proposal. “We wanted to make sure they were going to stick to the downsized plan. The property has been a blight on that side of town for years.”