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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

APL Shipping Executive Nominated to be Port of Los Angeles Executive Director

Gene Seroka, head of commercial in the Americas Region for APL shipping line, has been nominated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that he has nominated APL shipping line executive Gene Seroka to be the next executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider the nomination at its next meeting on June 5. Seroka will then go before the Los Angeles City Council for confirmation.

“I’m proud to nominate Gene Seroka to be the next Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s top container port,” Garcetti said in a statement. “I’m confident that Gene will be a strong leader who will enhance our international trade agenda, increase reliability and efficiency through effective management and labor relations, and ensure our Port is a sustainable and positive neighbor to the Harbor community.”

Seroka has held a multitude of management positions at APL for more than 20 years, where he began working in sales directly out of business school. Most recently, he served as the head of commercial for the Americas Region, where he also served as president, and vice president of Middle East and East Africa. He holds an MBA and bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of New Orleans.

“I’m thrilled that Mayor Garcetti has tapped me to lead the Port of Los Angeles — the busiest container port in the United States,” Seroka said in a statement. “I look forward to focusing our operations to provide world-class customer service while continuing to invest in a healthy and vibrant harbor community.”

Harbor Commission President Ambassador Vilma Martinez, who sat on the committee that conducted candidate interviews, applauded the mayor’s nomination.

“Gene Seroka is uniquely qualified to lead the Port of Los Angeles,” she said. “His maritime and global commerce expertise, leadership skills, and strategic vision are exactly what we need as the nation’s premier trade gateway.”
Seroka will replace Interim Executive Director Gary Lee Moore, who filled the vacancy left by Dr. Geraldine Knatz after she announced her retirement in October after nearly eight years as head of the port.

In a statement, Garcetti thanked Moore for his leadership over the past seven months.

“I am delighted to welcome him back to his critical role as the City Engineer of the City of Los Angeles, where he is responsible for the City’s vast network of public infrastructure,” he said.

The Port brought in headhunting firm Ralph Andersen & Associates in February to lead the global search for a new director. The Port of Long Beach is also searching for a new executive director.

UPDATE:  Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino issued a statement on Seroka’s nomination:

“I am very pleased with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nomination of Gene Seroka to lead the Port of Los Angeles as its new Executive Director. After meeting with him last week, I was impressed with his know-how and believe he will make our port more competitive and attractive to the global shipping community,” he said. “I am most excited about Mr. Seroka’s commitment to investing in the harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington and feel that he understands my priority and urgency of redeveloping our waterfront which will create jobs, boost our economy and strengthen the value of our neighborhoods that surround the Port of Los Angeles.”