Eagle Scout Beautification

South Shore's residents traveling up along Cumbre Dr may have recently noticed a great improvement at the entrance driveway to the Elks club.  A new entrance sign has been constructed as part of an Eagle Scout project headed up by South Shores resident Michael Amalfitano (16 years old at the time).  With the help of his fellow scout members and troop leader, Richard Keller, Michael and team did a fantastic job putting together a wonderful, professional looking new sign.

Michael was not the only Boy Scout within the troop to complete his Eagle Scout project within the Elks Club property.  See below.

What an inspiration it is to see this young generation working to help improve and beautify our neighborhood. Indeed it seems there is hope for our future!



Neighbor and newly minted (October 24, 2013) Eagle Scout, Michael Amalfitano, built the new Elks Club sign at Cumbre & Pelican as an Eagle Scout project. Pictured with Michael is their troop leader, Richard Keller, who was also key in completing the project. 




Troop member Alex Foster (age 17 of Rancho Palos Verdes) completed his Eagle Scout project by planting new pepper trees equipped with drip irrigation system along the Elks Club entrance driveway. 






South Shore's resident Liam Mercado (also age 16) headed up a project to install a new concrete walkway around the outside of the Elk's Club signature meeting room building which aided individuals walking up from the lower parking lot.  

SSHOA Vice President Julian Jimenez, 1939-2016

A memorial service (party) was held Saturday, October 8th.

As stated by a long-time friend, Martha McKinzie, whose ancestors were among the last lighthouse keepers, "If John Olguin was the father of San Pedro, Julian was San Pedro's son".  What a special guy!  We all miss him so much already.  He was SSHOA Vice President focused on community safety issues, such as much-needed tree trimming.  His role in preserving the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse is special.

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Out and About - Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Weekends 11:00am-7pm "Crafted", Port of LA
Ongoing 9am-5pm U.S.S. Iowa Naval History Museum
Ongoing San Pedro reinventing itself as coastal destination (L.A. Times article)

More information:
310-729-9828 San Pedro Convention & Visitors Bureau
  310-832-7272 San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
News Archive - Sunday, July 13, 2014
Councilman Buscaino's Latest Initiatives - Friday, March 01, 2013
Coastal Happenings - Sunday, May 13, 2012


A pictorial and informative guide and calendar for events along the San Pedro Coast

Landslide Report - Monday, June 18, 2012
City Engineer Gary Lee Moore presented findings of the geotechnical report about the White Point Landslide.
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Landslide Issues - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

South Shores Homeowners' Board Member's SpaceX Sendoff

                                             (click on left picture for Daily Breeze story)                     (click on right picture for Channel 7 video)

[South Shores Homeowners Board Member] Robert Genest acknowledges his daughter's dying wish sounded a bit crazy.

In 1999, when Allyson Diana Genest died at the age of 38 following a short battle with melanoma, the notion of taking cremated remains into space was still relatively new.

But as a lifelong "Star Trek" fan, that was her request to her father as he sat at her bedside.

More than a decade later, that wish was fulfilled this week when a portion of her remains was sent into space in the New Frontier Fight, which caught a ride on Tuesday's liftoff of the successful SpaceX Dragon launch (Photo and text from The Daily Breeze)  More...

USS Iowa welcomes active-duty guided-missile ships for Navy Days

The Port of Los Angeles welcomed three U.S. Navy ships to San Pedro on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Three active-duty ships docked near the USS Iowa: guided missile cruisers USS Cape St. George, CG-71, and USS Bunker Hill, CG-52,  plus missile destroyer USS Halsey, DDG-9, preparing for sold-out public tours August 7-9 during Navy Days 2015.

Endeavour Photos

Below is a photo of South Shores resident Michelle Sheridan “babysitting” the Endeavour at the LAX United Airlines hangar shortly after it arrived there. Michelle accepted this task as a representative of the California Science Center.

DO YOU HAVE a picture of Endeavour over South Shores?  Please send it to webmaster@southshoresha.org -- just click Attachment in your email and click on your picture.  THANKS!  Here's one sent by Mark and Monica Capalia:

The picture below was taken by Jeniffer McMullen at the Nature Center near Friendship Park -- can you see the F-18 fighter jet escorting Endeavor?  (Click here to see the jet.)

-- Photo courtesy of TheSanPedroCoast.com

Fun Time: Maritime Museum Exhibit

Tall Ships

ACE Grand Opening

Councilman Joe Buscaino joined Terry Katnic – owner of the new South Shores Ace Hardware at 2515 S Western Ave, San Pedro – for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

“Our small businesses are the backbone of our local economy,” Buscaino said. ”I’ll do anything it takes to support our small businesses and cut through the red tape to ensure the City of Los Angeles is business-friendly.”

Councilman Buscaino has appointed Ana Dragin to serve as his Small Business Liaison – a “one-stop-shop” for all business needs, underscoring his commitment to assist local businesses and create new jobs. Dragin is available to assist new and existing business owners with tasks such as obtaining business licenses, permits, entitlements, and utility connections.

Buscaino will also be highlighting a different small business every month, with his Small Business of the Month program.

The new South Shores Ace Hardware created 12 new jobs.