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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

Charges Filed Against Elks Lodge Arson Suspect, Bail Raised

The Elks Lodge fire on Tuesday, April 15. (photo: Chris Villanueva)

Nick Pecarich, the 78-year-old San Pedro man who was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of starting the fire that destroyed much of the San Pedro Elks Lodge on April 15, was charged yesterday with felony arson and several additional counts.

A judge raised Pecarich’s bail from $500,000 to $675,000 and he will be arraigned on May 9, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said.

Pecarich was charged with one count each of arson of a structure, grand theft of personal property, second-degree commercial burglary and grand theft auto. He also faces two counts of felony vandalism resulting in more than $400 in damage. The complaint includes a special allegation that he damaged or destroyed property worth more than $3.2 million.

The Elks Lodge fire is one of a string of destructive events Pecarich is suspected of being behind.

While rumors have swirled that Pecarich’s wife is posting bail, the Beacon has yet to confirm these reports. Both the District Attorney’s Office and the Twin Towers Jail in Downtown Los Angeles confirmed that Pecarich is still in custody as of this afternoon.

If convicted, Pecarich could face up to 13 years in state prison.