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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

Green Technology, Sustainability Capture Spotlight at 5th Annual PortTechEXPO

PortTechEXPO attendees (photo: Corey Washington)

The future of advancements in industrial technologies was on display throughout the 5th Annual PortTechEXPO on Sept. 17 – and clean energy was a recurring theme among many of the companies showcasing their latest technologies.

The PortTechEXPO, which returned to Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles this year, brings companies together to network with port businesses and investors, while demonstrating their advancements in technology – devices and equipment that could be adopted by port businesses in the future. Clean technology is a focus of the annual event, which hosted more than a hundred attendees.

The port is interested in zero and near-zero emission technologies in mature phases that are going to meet EPA and AQMD standards, said Rose Siengsubcharti, a representative for the Port of Long Beach.

“We’re trying to put more tools in our proverbial toolbox,” she said.

Among the technologies showcased were a fleet of heavy-duty electric vehicles developed by TransPower, a company based in Poway. Trexa, a San Pedro-based company, was also on hand, exhibiting its latest Railscout, an autonomous zero-emission vehicle designed to inspect, maintain and secure railroad tracks.

AltaSea was among dozens of exhibitors to attend the event. The organization has a 35-acre campus at the Port of Los Angeles committed to scientific research and education.

“The reaction has been great. People are really excited to hear something new and fresh is coming to San Pedro,” said Lara Silver, a representative for AltaSea.

Many of the vendors’ latest product releases were a signal of competitiveness – a sign that California’s manufacturers are enthusiastic about their technologies’ chance of being commercialized, said Christina Karmiris, program specialist at California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), a non-profit organization that supports manufacturing businesses.

“Manufacturers are calling and saying they are busy. I want that. It means they are doing well. … Part of it is because a lot of manufacturers are older men who are dying. Some of them have companies that their kids didn’t want to take over so their competitors are taking that business,” said Karmiris.

Part of this boost in competitive spirit is attributed to more confidence in the economy, which is bouncing back in California’s manufacturing sector, said Karmiris. Several years ago, the industry was in dire condition, but today manufacturers have pivoted and also evolved, she said, pointing to a marked increase in manufacturers’ use of social media in marketing – an oddity for “manufacturing guys,” she noted.

“A lot of them are using LinkedIn and Twitter. Engineers don’t usually have the mindset to do that, but it’s working for them and they are selling,” she said.