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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

Despite Loss in China, Giant Rubber Duck Will Float its Way into Tall Ships Festival Next Month

"Rubber Duck" by Eva Rinaldi from Sydney, Australia

The disappearance last week of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s giant rubber duck won’t impede plans for the duck to make its West Coast debut at the Tall Ships Festival Los Angeles on Aug. 20.

The 59-foot rubber duck was reported missing following heavy rainfall and floods that swept through China on Wednesday.

According to Craig Samborski, executive producer of the Tall Ships Festival Los Angeles, not only will the enormous rubber duck be on hand, but it will be larger than the 59-foot model last seen in Taiwan.

Hofman, the artist, provides the designs of his rubber duck for event organizers to build their own for their individual events, which can be different sizes, he said.

Constructing an original rubber duck for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival “has been the plan all along,” said Samborski.

The giant rubber duck has only made two appearances in the U.S., at unrelated events in Norfolk, Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa.

Samborski said he is elated to showcase the duck on the West Coast for the first time at the Port of Los Angeles.

“The duck is a big part of the festival, but the tall ships are also an exceedingly fun part of the event,” he said.

When the giant rubber duck arrives at the Port of Los Angeles, it may also have a name. Samborski said he is considering a naming contest for the duck.

The Tall Ships Festival Los Angeles will be held August 20-24 at the L.A. Waterfront.