Blog Archive: October 2014

San Pedro residents push to open up Sunken City for public use

There’s an allure about Sunken City that’s hard to resist. Explorers from as far away as Europe are drawn to the post-apocalyptic landscaped ruins, the collapsed remains of what once was a San Pedro neighborhood offering an edge-of-the-world view of the vast Pacific Ocean. The 6-acre property at the eastern end of Point Fermin Park is dotted with “No Trespassing” signs — often scrawled over with graffiti — because it’s also dangerous. Many people have fallen to their deaths after getting too close to the cliff’s edge.

California fishery managers try to curb spiny lobster hunting as value grows

Bucking its tail and shaking its antennae with menacing clicks, a foot-long male California spiny lobster tried to free itself from Paul Romanowski’s tight grip.

The nocturnal animal wanted to be returned to the black nighttime ocean, where it had ventured out of a cave perhaps in search of sea urchins or mussels to eat along the giant, sloping rocks that form the Los Angeles Harbor breakwall.

Knee scrapes no longer seem part of being a kid

By Doug McIntyre, Los Angeles Daily News Childhood is a bloody business. Last week two school districts in Washington, Spokane and Richmond, eliminated schoolyard swing sets after 7-year-old Stormy Solis suffered a fatal head injury at Fishers Landing Elementary in Vancouver. “Swings have been determined to be the most unsafe of all playground equipment,” said Steve Aagard, communications director for the Richland School District. In addition to garden variety skinned knees, ouchies and boo-boos, 200,000

PTSA hosts RU Classic Car Show 2014

PTSA hosted a classic car show last Saturday for the community to have an enjoyable event. The organization spent six weeks putting together the RU Classic Car Show. PTSA president Terri Boyle believes that the car show was a success. “It was a really fun event. Everyone put a lot into it. I felt like we, with all the parents coming together, created this cool thing at the end,” she said.

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