San Pedro businesses launch efforts to woo visitors

Full story: Daily Breeze 34
October is the start of cruise ship season at the Port of Los Angeles. Conducting an informal survey of cruise ship passengers last spring was an eye-opener for San Pedro business owner Katherine Gray. Full Story
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“I miss L.A. ... sigh ...”

Since: Feb 08

San Pedro

#24 Nov 1, 2010
Going into the business district of San Pedro would not be safe for most of the tourists from the cruise ships. A person has got to have some "street" in them to maneuver around this town. And, the local fuzz sure isn't going to be looking out for them. Even the people who work on the Red Car, a supposed tourist train, all look and act like ghetto rats. L.A. has so many beautiful areas, but (most of) San Pedro just ain't it.
The Good Fight

Redmond, WA

#25 Nov 1, 2010
Relocate RSP To a less desirable location like any other coastal city would do. Please finish the Ports o call ordeal, its been 20+ years now. Im 40 and still have good thoughts of the early 80's in Pedro. Bring in the battleship, pump up the aquarium & beach, the Korean bell & Point Fermin Park. Disolve the flop houses, on prime propertty, which die in between.
SP Lifer

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#26 Nov 1, 2010
I am sorry to say that if I had some out of town visitors, I would advise them to stay on the ship.

I hadn't visited "Ports of call" in quite a while. The last time was around five years ago. The men and women we saw looked like they were straight out of prison. Some of them were completely covered in hate tattoos. How can our Councilwoman say these type of people are good for us?

Has she come down and seen this? I don't think I heard one English word (other than the "F" word.)...I got my family out of there.

These people hardly represent the people who built this harbor and continue to maintain it.

I saw the Police come and a bunch of "them" took off running. My Grandmother said this place was not for her and to take her home...(RPV)

What gives Janice Hahn? How can you stand by and let our town go to crap?
I want to try and support the local businesses but the parking fees are over the top.

My wife liked the Papadakis Taverna, but I see they gave up also.

I would advise those cruise people to stay on the ship and get off in Mexico...It is probably a lot safer!!
SP Lifer

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#27 Nov 1, 2010
I forgot to mention that we are lifetime customers of Ante's ......He has a security guard to make sure my Suburban is still there after we enjoy a fine meal....

Not the BullS**T LAPD.

What a sad comment on "our town".

Too Bad Janice and Jim Hahn worked so hard to stop us from becoming our own city. What a rip off.

Be sure to vote "Democrat" if you like your town's condition!
Morris the Cat

Lakewood, CA

#29 Nov 5, 2010
SP Lifer wrote:
I forgot to mention that we are lifetime customers of Ante's ......He has a security guard to make sure my Suburban is still there after we enjoy a fine meal....
Not the BullS**T LAPD.
What a sad comment on "our town".
Too Bad Janice and Jim Hahn worked so hard to stop us from becoming our own city. What a rip off.
Be sure to vote "Democrat" if you like your town's condition!
Secession is the answer! Then have LA pick up the rabble and put them on Skid Row.
To SPLifer and Littlejohn

Los Angeles, CA

#30 Nov 5, 2010
"What gives Janice Hahn? How can you stand by and let our town go to crap? I want to try and support the local businesses but the parking fees are over the top."

"My wife liked the Papadakis Taverna, but I see they gave up also."

Of course, it was only "temporary." Just like Janice Hahn.

Who cares about local businesses, when we have Wal-marts running the whole show? Even "Starkist" was recently sold to Dongwon in Korea [jhan@koreatimes.co.kr]. And the Bogdanovich family?

As we were told, the "Yugoslav immigrated Martin J. Bogdanovich" bought a fishing boat "and begins fishing off the California coast" in 1910. Hello, there was no Yugoslavia in 1910. After Russia had defeated the Turks, Serbia was granted independence.

But Kosovo and Macedonia remained under the control of the Turks, and the Austro-Hungarians had "control of Bosnia-Herzegovina and retained Croatia and Slovenia." And it was after the war when Bogdanovich "and his five partners," seeking to profit from the U.S. Government’s War procurement of tuna for troops formed the "French Sardine Co." in San Pedro, California.

Yeas later, in 1942, this "French Sardine Co." adopted "StarKist" as its brand name; and during World War II, "more than half of the company’s output" was bought by the U.S. Government. And now it belongs to Korea. Firestone went to Japan. FIAT took care of Chrysler. And Hahn takes care of San Pedro? But then again, Ramona also arrived from China. And then she met Kenny Hahn, the chosen one, saved by God, as Grandma Hattie used to say.

And what do we hear from Littlejohn, the expert at the "Breeze"?
SP Lifer wrote:
I am sorry to say that if I had some out of town visitors, I would advise them to stay on the ship.
I hadn't visited "Ports of call" in quite a while. The last time was around five years ago. The men and women we saw looked like they were straight out of prison. Some of them were completely covered in hate tattoos. How can our Councilwoman say these type of people are good for us?
Has she come down and seen this? I don't think I heard one English word (other than the "F" word.)...I got my family out of there.
These people hardly represent the people who built this harbor and continue to maintain it.
I saw the Police come and a bunch of "them" took off running. My Grandmother said this place was not for her and to take her home...(RPV)
What gives Janice Hahn? How can you stand by and let our town go to crap?
I want to try and support the local businesses but the parking fees are over the top.
My wife liked the Papadakis Taverna, but I see they gave up also.
I would advise those cruise people to stay on the ship and get off in Mexico...It is probably a lot safer!!
Frank

Westminster, CA

#31 Nov 5, 2010
SP Lifer wrote:
I am sorry to say that if I had some out of town visitors, I would advise them to stay on the ship.
I hadn't visited "Ports of call" in quite a while. The last time was around five years ago. The men and women we saw looked like they were straight out of prison. Some of them were completely covered in hate tattoos. How can our Councilwoman say these type of people are good for us?
Has she come down and seen this? I don't think I heard one English word (other than the "F" word.)...I got my family out of there.
These people hardly represent the people who built this harbor and continue to maintain it.
I saw the Police come and a bunch of "them" took off running. My Grandmother said this place was not for her and to take her home...(RPV)
What gives Janice Hahn? How can you stand by and let our town go to crap?
I want to try and support the local businesses but the parking fees are over the top.
My wife liked the Papadakis Taverna, but I see they gave up also.
I would advise those cruise people to stay on the ship and get off in Mexico...It is probably a lot safer!!
You have alot of good s hit to say, do like I do put it in the letters to the editor DB . We need to get the word out about hahn as much as possible. Don't be a chicken jsut do it
Frank

Westminster, CA

#32 Nov 5, 2010
Morris the Cat wrote:
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Secession is the answer! Then have LA pick up the rabble and put them on Skid Row.
Get it started others like myself will follow
no illegals

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#33 Nov 5, 2010
I think the low income housing across from the ships don,t help sell san pedro.
Frank

Westminster, CA

#34 Nov 6, 2010
LOL Pedro will never be like downtown Long Beach.
To Frank and Pedro

Los Angeles, CA

#35 Nov 7, 2010
Frank wrote:
LOL Pedro will never be like downtown Long Beach.
It doesn't want to be another Long Beach. And it can't be San Pedro, before the people make up their minds, and get rid of "foreign" interests, Janice Hahn included.
Nope

Redondo Beach, CA

#36 Nov 8, 2010
no illegals wrote:
I think the low income housing across from the ships don,t help sell san pedro.
Seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it?!?
Corrupt-O-Crats

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#37 Nov 8, 2010
Here's a hint, CLEAN the place up !!!!!
To Real Americans

Los Angeles, CA

#38 Nov 8, 2010
"My wife liked the Papadakis Taverna, but I see they gave up also."

"Of course, it was only 'temporary.' Just like Janice Hahn."

But it made Ramona Fox Hahn happy,
the one who arrived from China.
To SPLifer and Littlejohn wrote:
"What gives Janice Hahn? How can you stand by and let our town go to crap? I want to try and support the local businesses but the parking fees are over the top."
"My wife liked the Papadakis Taverna, but I see they gave up also."
Of course, it was only "temporary." Just like Janice Hahn.
Who cares about local businesses, when we have Wal-marts running the whole show? Even "Starkist" was recently sold to Dongwon in Korea [jhan@koreatimes.co.kr]. And the Bogdanovich family?
As we were told, the "Yugoslav immigrated Martin J. Bogdanovich" bought a fishing boat "and begins fishing off the California coast" in 1910. Hello, there was no Yugoslavia in 1910. After Russia had defeated the Turks, Serbia was granted independence.
But Kosovo and Macedonia remained under the control of the Turks, and the Austro-Hungarians had "control of Bosnia-Herzegovina and retained Croatia and Slovenia." And it was after the war when Bogdanovich "and his five partners," seeking to profit from the U.S. Government’s War procurement of tuna for troops formed the "French Sardine Co." in San Pedro, California.
Yeas later, in 1942, this "French Sardine Co." adopted "StarKist" as its brand name; and during World War II, "more than half of the company’s output" was bought by the U.S. Government. And now it belongs to Korea. Firestone went to Japan. FIAT took care of Chrysler. And Hahn takes care of San Pedro? But then again, Ramona also arrived from China. And then she met Kenny Hahn, the chosen one, saved by God, as Grandma Hattie used to say.
And what do we hear from Littlejohn, the expert at the "Breeze"?
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