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November 24, 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

1-Mile Stretch of Gaffey Street Slated for Facelift

A map provided by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office shows the 1-mile stretch of Gaffey Street that will get a facelift as part of the mayor's "Great Streets" initiative.

A 1-mile stretch of Gaffey Street is one of 15 corridors throughout Los Angeles slated for makeovers in the first round of streets in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Great Streets” initiative, the mayor announced on Tuesday.

He already said Gaffey Street made the cut during his State of the City address in April, but Tuesday’s announcement confirmed that the makeover will cover a stretch from the 110 Harbor Freeway all the way to Fifteenth Street.

Announced this past October, the initiative is the mayor’s first executive directive and aims to revitalize 40 streets throughout the city through pedestrian-friendly enhancements, landscaping and public art. The plans for Gaffey Street seek “to take advantage of existing improvements and planned investment to transform Gaffey from an entrance into a gateway, welcoming both residents and visitors to all that San Pedro offers,” according to a press release.

“The Great Streets Initiative is about strengthening neighborhoods one ‘main street’ at a time,” Garcetti said in a statement. “Our streets are our largest public asset, forming and reflecting the character of our neighborhoods, our people, and our city. By reimagining our streetscape, we can create transformative gathering places for Angelenos to come together, whether they travel by foot, transit, bike, or car.”

The announcement comes weeks after workers began grading and cleaning the soil of a lot of land on Gaffey Street next to the entrance of the 110 Harbor Freeway that was once a gas station. The property was purchased by the city last year and will be turned in into an exit park opposite of Welcome Park, which opened in 2007.

Residents will be invited to take part in public workshops held by the mayor’s newly assembled Great Streets Studio and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative in coming months.

“It’s going to be gorgeous and beautiful and the public is going to have a say on what they want to see,” said Branimir Kvartuc, communications director for Councilman Joe Buscaino.

Kvartuc said Gaffey Street is not only among the first round of Great Streets, but is first on the list. A spokesperson for the mayor’s office, however, said no street has been specified to be worked on first.

San Pedrans are already weighing in on what they want to see.

At Tuesday night’s Leland Park Advisory Board meeting, residents passed around a petition calling for North Gaffey Street to be included in the makeover, citing excessive trash, dead animals and a lack of sidewalks despite frequent pedestrian use.

“It always seems that when people get off the freeway, they make a left turn,” said one woman who lives near Leland Park. “But there’s a right turn as well.”