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September 23, 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

Hamilton Avenue Widening to be Discussed

A public hearing next Tuesday at the San Pedro Public Library will discuss the widening of Hamilton Avenue between Barbara Street and Patton Avenue. (Photo: Megan Barnes)

A public hearing next Tuesday at the San Pedro Public Library will discuss the widening of Hamilton Avenue, a narrow coastal San Pedro thoroughfare that’s seen increased traffic since the White Point landslide in 2011.

Concerns about traffic on Hamilton Avenue between Barbara Street and Patton Avenue actually go back before the landslide, but conditions worsened when the entire neighborhood experienced increased traffic from drivers using side streets to get around the slide that severed Paseo del Mar.

There have also been concerns about dirt and rocks from the unfinished street getting kicked up by motorists, as well as mudflow.

Not long after the landslide, residents asked the city to look into ways to mitigate traffic flow.

“When the Department of Transportation looked at the neighborhood, it saw that Hamilton was one of the streets that could use upgrading,” said Branimir Kvartuc, communications director for the Fifteenth Council District Office.

In April 2012, the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council proposed a set of recommendations to help ease traffic, including widening Hamilton Avenue.

Kvartuc said the project is still in the planning stages, and that the city is open to ideas.

“Nothing’s off the table. It’s still being designed, but were listening.”

One idea that will be proposed at the hearing is to avoid widening altogether by making the street a one-way going east.

“Instead of spending all the money to widen the street, they should just make it a one-way street and save money,” said Chris Cole, a Hamilton Avenue resident who came up with the idea earlier this year. He said he was unaware of plans to widen the street until he noticed the road being surveyed in January. “If the road was one-way, in my opinion it would be safer.”

The proposal has gotten mixed reviews in the neighborhood.

At last Monday’s Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council meeting, former board member Doug Epperhart expressed strong opposition to the idea, stressing that a widening is long overdue.

Cole and neighbor Roy Nakao hope that if the city won’t consider making the street a one-way, it will at least consider widening it less than the near doubling that’s being proposed. The street will be widened on the side adjacent to their homes.

Nicole Wells, of Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office, said any consideration of turning Hamilton Avenue into a one-way would hinge on approval from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

“If they say yes, then we would most likely ask DOT to conduct a study,” she said, adding that the street has needed to be finished for years.

The public hearing will take place next Tuesday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the San Pedro Public Library.