March, 2016 - Visit San Pedro

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March, 2016 - Visit San Pedro
San PedroVisitor
Volume 2, Number 4
March, 2016
Harbor Cruises, Whale Watching, Tall Ships, Fun!
Inside This Issue
Letter from San Pedro
This Month’s Highlights
Out on the Water
March Events
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March Cruise Calls
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Profile: San Pedro BrewCo 14
Restaurant Guide
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The Directory
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San Pedro Visitor March, 2016
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Letter from San Pedro
We’ve got so many great places in
San Pedro that we’d love for you to
see.
San Pedro is Los Angeles’ Waterfront. And
over the past several decades it has been
transformed from a heavy industrial zone to a
beautiful area with recreational, artistic, and
historical opportunities.
The LA Waterfront is home to the Port of Los
Angeles World Cruise Terminal, the finest facility of
its type on the West Coast. Fanfare Fountain at the
edge of the Cruise Terminal and top of the Waterfront
Promenade produces daily choreographed light,
music, and water shows.
The Promenade provides a park-like setting with benches, a wide path
for biking or strolling or running, fountains that rise from the ground,
and public art. A new Downtown Harbor along the Promenade offers a
convenient place to stroll, have events, or berth your boat for a visit.
Our historic Downtown preserves architecture from the turn of the last
century through more modernist styles with quaint shops, restaurants,
old-style bars, and lots of theater and art. And on the First Thursday
evening of every month you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the
studios when the town holds its Art Walk.
Head south toward the Pacific Ocean and you’ll find Angels Gate Park
with a cultural center where there are more working artists and many
exhibitions and events. Adjacent to the cultural center is the Ft.
MacArthur Museum.
And right next door is the Korean Bell of Friendship, a gift from the
Korean people for the U.S. Bicentennial that is one of the most beautiful
spots for photos.
Nearby is the Marine Mammal Care Center, a specialized facility that
nurses sick and injured pinnipeds, like sea lions, back to health.
And all that is just a little bit of what we have to offer. You’ll just have
to come see for yourself.
You can find all the information you need to plan your visit at our
website, SanPedroTourist.net. And if you still have questions, give us a
call at 310-729-9828 or email us at [email protected]
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225 W. 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-729-9828
www.SanPedroTourist.net
[email protected]
San Pedro Visitor is published by Visit San Pedro, California, the
independent convention and visitor organization serving San Pedro, the Los
Angeles Harbor and Palos Verdes Peninsula communities, and Catalina
Island.
Visit San Pedro is a brand of the San Pedro Convention and Visitors
Bureau, a California non-profit corporation recognized as tax-exempt by
the Internal Revenue Service under IRC 501(c)6. EIN 27-4362639.
March Highlights
Spring Arrives
Here’s Hollywood
Great Sailing
SPRING, THE SEASON OF RENEWAL, arrives on
the 20th but even before that there’s a raft
of outstanding things to enjoy indoors and
out.
THE LOS ANGELES HARBOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
makes its annual return. If there’s one event that truly
showcases the “grand” in Warner Grand Theatre, this
is it. Take a look at the event’s highlights on page 7.
SAN PEDRO IS HOME TO ONE OF THE YEAR’S BOAT RACING
highlights: the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup 2016
Cal Maritime Intercollegiate Regatta. The event,
hosted by Los Angeles Yacht Club in Cabrillo Marina,
will be held Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March
13. For information call 310-831-1203 or visit
www.LAYC.org.
SAN PEDRO HAS A REAL ENTERTAINMENT GEM at Alvas
Showroom, 1417 W. 8th Street in the quaint
Weymouth Corner neighborhood. It’s host to worldclass acts, up-and-coming musicians, and innovative
groups and solo artists. Some of the acts appearing
there this month are eclectic jazz and contemporary
group Thrillhaus on Saturday, March 5, the Tizer
Quartet on Saturday, March 12, C&C Candi Sosa Cristina Rebull, powerhouse Cuban songstresses, on
March 19, and more.
THERE’S FUN FOR THE FAMILY WITH THE Port of Los Angeles’
Bike Rodeo and Ride on the 19th beginning at 9 a.m.
It’s at Cabrillo Way Marina on Miner Street, which is
located south of 22nd Street.
TAKE A TRIP TO CATALINA ISLAND for the Art Fair and
Exhibition the weekend of March 25-27. The event
will be held along Crescent Avenue in Avalon and
will feature local island and mainland artists, crafts,
musical entertainment, and children’s activities.
Information at 310-510-2788,
www.CatalinaArtAssociation.org (And get there on
Catalina Express right from San Pedro.)
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From Harbor Cruises to Whale
Watching to Corporate Events
IN MANY WAYS, THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS Southern California’s playground. It offers
residents and visitors plenty of recreational opportunities. For others, though, it’s a
day’s work, with two mighty harbors that bring in nearly half of the nation’s imports.
And the commerce of the water—the
ports, the commercial fishing—is
fascinating.
The undisputed leader in waterfront
cruises and tours in Los Angeles and Long
Beach is Spirit Cruises. It operates four
different yachts, each with a distinct style,
to serve nearly every need or interest.
It operates four vessels ranging from 65
feet to 100 feet and from 75 to 275
passengers.
Spirit is known for its daily harbor
cruises that offer an up-close look at the big
ships of facilities of the Port of Los Angeles.
These informative tours depart from Ports
O’ Call Village.
One, one-and-a-half, and two-hour tours
are available of Los Angeles, Long Beach, or
both harbors.
The cruises always see sea lions and
many other types of sea life up close and in
their environment.
And with the line-up of vessels it has
available, Spirit is also a leading charter and
party boat company. Its team has put
together packages that make the process of
planning and booking easy—along with
ensuring tasty and attractive meals on
board for lunch, dinner, and cocktail
events.
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The Best Way to See the Greatest Animals on Earth
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE to see the
Pacific grey whales as they migrate
along the California coast. And the
very best way is with a whale
watching cruise with Cabrillo Marine
Aquarium.
Each boat is staffed by a trained
naturalist from Cabrillo Whalewatch, a
joint effort of the Cabrillo Marine
Aquarium and the American Cetacean
Society/Los Angeles Chapter. These
are the real experts.
Cabrillo Whalewatch
310-548-7770
[email protected]
www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
For free information about whales,
dolphins, and porpoises, visit www.acsla.org
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—Photo by Barbara Bennett, American Cetacean Society
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a Spirit cruise is a well-fed cruise at an
Out on the Water…
affordable price.
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Spirit’s vessels
are outstanding,
interesting, and
fun venues for
corporate
meetings, parties,
and teambuilding.
Wedding
cruises are
available on all
four of Spirit’s
vessels with crew
and catering. It’s a
special way and a
special place to
get married. Flat
rate wedding
packages
are
available.
From great arrays of seafood or barbeque
Spirit Cruises
to popular Mexican foods and appetizer
Berth 77, 1200 Nagoya Way, Ports O’ Call
selections to a sit-down prime rib dinner
that is known as the best on the waterfront, Village, LA Waterfront 310-548-8080,
www.SpiritMarine.com
FIESTA HARBOR CRUISES sails classic vessels
on its trips around Los Angeles Harbor that
happen every day, Monday through Friday
between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and
Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a.m.
and 8 p.m. Highly recommended for a fun
and informative adventure.
Fiesta Harbor Cruises
Berth 79, Ports O' Call Village, LA
Waterfront
310-831-1906,
www.TheFiestaHarborCruises.com
THE LOS ANGELES MARITIME INSTITUTE
(LAMI) is best known for its TopSail youth
program that teaches young people
leadership and confidence through sailing
adventures on the official Tall Ships of the
City of Los Angeles.
It uses hands-on experiences at sea to
provide an array of social, education, and
leadership development opportunities to
middle school and high school students in
San Pedro and Wilmington, and
throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
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The TopSail Youth Program is offered
year-round aboard the Tall Ships Exy
Johnson and Irving Johnson, 110-foot
traditionally rigged wooden vessels named
after Adventure Learning pioneers who
sailed around the world seven times with
young crews. The vessels and their crews
were proclaimed the “Official Tall Ships
and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of
Los Angeles” at their launch in 2002.
And LAMI also offers a range of
programs to appeal to nearly everyone on
its twin brigantines. There’s a youth camp
beginning on March 21.
Throughout the year LAMI conducts
Sunset Sails with potluck dinners with the
opportunity to pull a line while out on a
cruise in the harbor at the most beautiful
time of the day. (There is one coming up on
March 26.)
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The ships are also available for corporate
events, such as team-building voyages.
Los Angeles Maritime Institute
Berth 73, Suite 2
LA Waterfront
310-833-6055, www.LamiTopSail.org
CRUISE IN THE STYLE YOU DESERVE. Siren is a
magnificent 54-foot yacht built in 1977,
sailing from San Pedro to Catalina Island
and all along the Southern California coast.
Siren sleeps six plus crew in three private
cabins with two bathrooms and two
showers and a fully equipped kitchen.
The experienced and friendly crew will
ensure your comfort and safety as you sail
along Southern California’s beautiful
coastline.
The choices of excursions include:
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Coastal Exploration / Day Sail
Sail to Catalina Island
Evening Cocktail Cruises
Romantic Cruises for Two to
Catalina Island
Family Sailing
Burials at Sea
Dockside Parties
Siren Sailing Charters
1192-1198 Nagoya Way, Ports O' Call
Village, LA Waterfront 310-901-2518,
www.SirenSailingCharters.com
YOU WON’T BE SAILING ANYWHERE on it, but
the USS Iowa, now known as the
decommissioned Battleship Iowa, sits on
the waterfront as a museum to show you
what a vintage battleship was like. It’s the
only battleship on the West Coast and
offers a variety of ways to explore and
experience the ship.
There are daily tours. And students can
also participate in an overnight activity on
board the ship.
There are also special events, like the
Easter breakfast coming up this month and
a variety of educational and historical
events and activities throughout the year.
Take a look at the Iowa website and check
the Visit San Pedro calendar.
Battleship Iowa
250 S. Harbor Blvd., LA Waterfront.
www.PacificBattleship.com
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Tuesday, March 1
Dan O’Sullivan Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant,
31250 Palos Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-3770050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Wednesday, March 2
Scott Grillo Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Thursday, March 3
Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th
Street, Above Gaffey
Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
L Street between Avalon Boulevard and Marine Avenue, Wilmington
Ocean Liner Art & Artifacts
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Friday, March 4-Sunday, March 6
LA Harbor International Film Festival
Times vary
Showcasing film and video reflecting the harbor and all it embraces.
Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W 6th Street, Downtown.
www.LAHarborFilmFeStreetcom, 800-838-3006
Friday, March 4
Downtown Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Farmers market held on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and
Mesa Street Fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts, food stalls
Tom Bellizia Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Rob Klopfenstein on Piano
7 p.m.
All-around entertainer with special guest
artists. The Whale & Ale British Restaurant
and Gastropub, 327 W. 7th Street
Downtown. 310-832-0363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
6 p.m.
Opening reception for the exhibition presented by Trans-Oceanic.
San Pedro Visitor Center, 225 W. 6th St., Downtown. 310-729-9828,
www.SanPedroTourist.net
Late Night Music
First Thursday Art Walk
Saturday, March 5
6 p.m.
San Pedro's arts night out. Galleries and studios are open, specials in
the restaurants. Information, special exhibitions, and refreshments
at the San Pedro Visitor Center, 225 W. 6th Street
www.1stThursday.com
Charles Lamont Performing Live
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Live Band Karaoke
8 p.m.-midnight
Godmother’s Saloon, 302 W. 7th Street, Downtown. 310-833-1589
Heatherlyn Performs
7 p.m.
Singer song artist performs, leading participants on a journey of
connection. The Garden Church, 429 W. 6th Street, Downtown.
www.GardenChurchSP.org
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10 p.m.-1 a.m.
San Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th Street, Downtown. 310-5143416, www.SanPedroBrewing.com
Markus Carlton jazz guitar
6:30 p.m.
New material, jazz and blues standards. The Whale & Ale British
Restaurant and Gastropub, 327 W. 7th Street Downtown. 310-8320363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
Charles Lamont Performing Live
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Thrillhaus
8 p.m.
Electric jazz and contemporary beat music. Alvas Showroom, 1417 W
8th Street, Weymouth Corner. 310- 519-1314,
www.AlvasShowRoom.com
Late Night Music
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
San Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th
Street, Downtown. 310-514-3416,
www.SanPedroBrewing.com
Sunday, March 6
Ukulele Hootenanny
3 p.m.
Bring your instrument and play or just sing along. The Corner Store,
1118 W. 37th Street, Peninsula
Fred Crawford: Shut Up! I'm Still Talking
4 p.m.
Vaudeville-style biography of Fred's life as it was inspired, influenced,
and babysat through the old, late night movies, television, music,
tap dancers, comics, and movie stars from Hollywood's "Golden
Age" of the 1930s and '40s. Alvas Showroom, 1417 8th Street,
Weymouth Corner. 310-519-1314, www.AlvasShowRoom.com
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Richard Leach Performing Live
5-9 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Monday, March 7
Master Class
7 p.m.
Artist in Residence with Arts & Media Professor Lyndia Johnson
presents a series of master classes and lectures for students and
the community. The John M. and Muriel Olguin Campus, 3210 S.
Alma Street, Peninsula. 310-303-7212,
www.MarymountCalifornia.edu
Tuesday, March 8
Dan O’Sullivan Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Wednesday, March 9
Scott Grillo Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Thursday, March 10
Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th
Street, Above Gaffey
Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
L Street between Avalon Boulevard and Marine Avenue, Wilmington
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Waterfront. 310-548-7562, www.CarbrilloMarineAquarium.org.
$5/$1
Also, Friday, March 25; Monday, June 6; Wednesday, June 22; and Thursday, July 21
The Official Blues Brothers Revue
8 p.m.
Live concert production with the favorites from the ‘80s movie. Norris
Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive (formerly Crossfield Drive) Rolling
Hills Estates, Peninsula. 310-544-0403 ext. 221,
www.NorrisCenter.com
Also, Saturday, March 12
Late Night Music
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
San Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th Street, Downtown. 310-5143416, www.SanPedroBrewing.com
Saturday, March 12
Spring Boutique
9 a.m.
Handmade items and gifts. Little Sisters of the Poor Auditorium, 2100
S. Western Avenue, Peninsula.
www.LittleSistersOfThePoortSanPedro.org
Family Garden Exploration with LA City Rangers
10 a.m.
A journey through stories, children’s activities, and exploration in the
Native Plant Demonstration Garden. White Point Nature Preserve,
1600 Paseo del Mar, Peninsula. www.PCPLC.org
Farm Market at The Corner Store
10 a.m.-noon
All produce grown within 10 blocks of the market. The Corner Store,
1118 W. 37th Street, Peninsula. www.GreenGirlFarms.org
S.T.E.M at the Port
Charles Lamont Performing Live
11 a.m.
Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 Water
Street, Wilmington. www.PortOfLosAngeles.org
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Live Band Karaoke
8 p.m.-midnight
Godmother’s Saloon, 302 W. 7th Street, Downtown. 310-833-1589
Friday, March 11-Sunday, March 13
Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup 2016 Cal Maritime
Intercollegiate Regatta
World class regatta racing. Los Angeles Yacht Club, 285 Whaler’s
Walk. 310-831-1203, www.LAYC.org
Friday March 11
Downtown Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Farmers market held on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and
Mesa Street Fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts, food stalls
Tom Bellizia Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Rob Klopfenstein on Piano
7 p.m.
All-around entertainer with special guest artists. The Whale & Ale
British Restaurant and Gastropub, 327 W. 7th Street Downtown. 310832-0363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
Meet the Grunion
8 p.m.
Auditorium program begins at 9 p.m. followed by
guided observation on the beach. (This event
occurs during open season, meaning grunion may
be collected by hand—California fishing license
required for 16 and older.) Cabrillo Marine
Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive,
Markus Carlton jazz guitar
6:30 p.m.
New material, jazz and blues standards. The Whale & Ale British
Restaurant and Gastropub, 327 W. 7th Street Downtown. 310-8320363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
Charles Lamont Performing Live
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Tizer Quartet
8 p.m.
Ric Fierabracci, bass; Gene Coye, drums; Steve
Nieves; sax, percussion, vox; Lao Tizer, piano,
keyboard. Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th Street,
Weymouth Corner. 310-519-1414,
www.AlvasShowRoom.com
Late Night Music
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
San Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th Street, Downtown. 310-5143416, www.SanPedroBrewing.com
Sunday, March 13
Richard Leach Performing Live
5-9 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Monday, March 14
Master Class
7 p.m.
Artist in Residence with Arts &
Media Professor Lyndia Johnson
presents a series of master classes
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and lectures for students and the community. Marymount
California University Klaus Center for the Arts, 430 W. 6th Street,
Downtown. 310-303-7212, www.MarymountCalifornia.edu
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Tuesday, March 15
6:30 p.m.
New material, jazz and blues standards. The Whale & Ale British
Restaurant and Gastropub, 327 W. 7th Street Downtown. 310-8320363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
Dan O’Sullivan Performing Live
Charles Lamont Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Wednesday, March 16
Scott Grillo Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Thursday, March 17
Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th
Street, Above Gaffey
Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
L Street between Avalon Boulevard and Marine Avenue, Wilmington
Lecture Series
7 p.m.
Various topics on the business of the visual arts and performance
industries. Marymount California University Klaus Center for the Arts,
430 W. 6th Street, Downtown. 310-303-7212,
www.MarymountCalifornia.edu
Charles Lamont Performing Live
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Live Band Karaoke
8 p.m.-midnight
Godmother’s Saloon, 302 W. 7th Street, Downtown. 310-833-1589
Friday, March 18
Downtown Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Farmers market held on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and
Mesa Street Fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts, food stalls
Tom Bellizia Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Rob Klopfenstein on Piano
7 p.m.
All-around entertainer with special guest artists. The Whale & Ale
British Restaurant and Gastropub, 327 W. 7th Street Downtown. 310832-0363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
Late Night Music
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
San Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th Street, Downtown. 310-5143416, www.SanPedroBrewing.com
Saturday, March 19
Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon/10K/5K/Kids Run
6:30/7/8:15/8:20/9:30 a.m.
Historic marathon course includes much of the rugged terrain,
spectacular vistas, and special challenges from the earliest days of
the event. Volunteers welcome. In Two Harbors and Avalon. 909399-3553, www.RunCatalina.com
Family Bike Rodeo and Ride
9 a.m.
Cabrillo Way Marina, Miner Street (south of 22nd Street), LA
Waterfront. www.PortOfLosAngeles.org
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Markus Carlton jazz guitar
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
C&C Candi Sosa - Cristina Rebull
8 p.m.
Powerhouse Cuban songstresses. Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th Street,
Weymouth Corner. 310-519-1314, www.AlvasShowRoom.com
Late Night Music
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
San Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th Street, Downtown. 310-5143416, www.SanPedroBrewing.com
Sunday, March 20
Complete Whalewatch
8:30 a.m.
Begins with presentation followed by a search for grey whales and
other marine mammals and sea life on a local whale watching
vessel. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720
Stephen M. White Dr., Cabrillo Beach, LA Waterfront. 310-548-7562,
www.CarbrilloMarineAquarium.org
Nite at the Puppet Asylum
4 p.m.
Outer edges of puppetry. 18 and older only. Alvas Showroom, 1417
W. 8th Street, Weymouth Corner. 310-519-1314,
www.AlvasShowRoom.com
Richard Leach Performing Live
5-9 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24
Tall Ship Adventure/Spring Camp
See information on page 14. Los Angeles Maritime Institute, 310-8336055, www.LAMITopSail.org
Tuesday, March 22
Dan O’Sullivan Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Wednesday, March 23
Scott Grillo Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Thursday, March 24
Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th
Street, Above Gaffey
Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
L Street between Avalon Boulevard and Marine Avenue, Wilmington
Charles Lamont Performing Live
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Live Band Karaoke
8 p.m.-midnight
Godmother’s Saloon, 302 W. 7th Street, Downtown. 310-833-1589
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Friday, March 25-Sunday, March 27
Catalina Art Fair and Exhibition
Local and mainland artists, crafts, musical entertainment, kids’
activities. Along Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island. 310510-2788, www.CatalinaArtAssociation.org
Friday, March 25
Downtown Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Farmers market held on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and
Mesa Street Fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts, food stalls
Tom Bellizia Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Rob Klopfenstein on Piano
7 p.m.
All-around entertainer with special guest artists. The Whale & Ale
British Restaurant and Gastropub, 327 W. 7th Street Downtown. 310832-0363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
Movies Under the Guns
7 p.m.
Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Boulevard, LA Waterfront. 877-4469261, www.PacificBattleship.com
Late Night Music
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
San Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th Street, Downtown. 310-5143416, www.SanPedroBrewing.com
Saturday, March 26
Family Sunset Sail
5 p.m.
Sail on a traditionally rigged Tall Ship from a
bygone era. Get adventurous and become
part of the crew. Boarding begins at 4:30 p.m. Depart from Berth
78, Ports O’ Call Village, LA Waterfront. Los Angeles Maritime
Institute, 310-833-6055, www.LAMITopSail.org
Also, Saturday, May 7; Saturday, June 18; Saturday, August 20; Saturday, September 17;
and Saturday, October 15
Markus Carlton jazz guitar
6:30 p.m.
New material, jazz and blues standards. The Whale & Ale British
Restaurant and Gastropub, 327 W. 7th Street Downtown. 310-8320363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
Charles Lamont Performing Live
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Don Preston & Vicki Ray
8 p.m.
Passionate on the keys. Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th Street,
Weymouth Corner. 310-519-1314, www.AlvasShowRoom.com
Late Night Music
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
San Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th Street, Downtown. 310-5143416, www.SanPedroBrewing.com
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Non-Denominational Easter Service
6 a.m.
Free admission. Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Boulevard, LA
Waterfront. 877-446-9261, www.PacificBattleship.com
Easter Breakfast
8-10 a.m., 10 a.m.-noon
Sailor’s power breakfast and tour of the Iowa. Easter egg hunt 9:3010 a.m.; petting zoo 9-11 a.m. Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor
Boulevard, LA Waterfront. 877-446-9261,
www.PacificBattleship.com
Richard Leach Performing Live
5-9 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Tuesday, March 29
Dan O’Sullivan Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Wednesday, March 30
Scott Grillo Performing Live
6-10 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Thursday, March 31
Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th
Street, Above Gaffey
Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
L Street between Avalon Boulevard and Marine Avenue, Wilmington
Spring Recital
7 p.m.
Featuring Marymount California University students and faculty and
community-member ensembles. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th
Street, Downtown. 310-303-7212, www.MarymountCalifornia.edu
Charles Lamont Performing Live
7-11 p.m.
In the Seaside Lounge. The Admiral Risty Restaurant, 31250 Palos
Verdes Drive West, Peninsula. 310-377-0050, www.AdmiralRisty.com
Live Band Karaoke
8 p.m.-midnight
Godmother’s Saloon, 302 W. 7th Street, Downtown. 310-833-1589
The information in this calendar comes from a wide range of sources
and may not necessarily have the most current details. Please
contact the producers for the latest status on their events.
Calendar items may be submitted to [email protected]
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For Before and After Your
Cruise from San Pedro …
What You Need to Know
THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES in San Pedro is a great place to
begin or end your cruise (and it’s a fun, interesting, and
exciting port of call, too).
There are plenty of activities ashore, so it’s a good idea to
plan on a few extra days before or after. (And if you’re
Welcome March Cruise Passengers
Saturday, March 5
Crown Princess
Thursday, March 10
Ruby Princess
Saturday, March 12
Crown Princess
Sunday, March 13
Norwegian Jewel
Monday, March 14
Ruby Princess
Saturday, March 19
Crown Princess
Sunday, March 20
Norwegian Jewel
Monday, March 21
Seabourn Journey
Thursday, March 24
Ruby Princess
Saturday, March 26
Crown Princess
Sunday, March 27
Norwegian Jewel
Thursday, March 31
Star Princess
Click here for helpful information especially for San Pedro cruise
passengers
traveling to join a cruise, planning to arrive a day or more
early just makes good sense—you don’t have to worry about
travel delays and you can begin your voyage rested.)
For those driving in, the local hotels offer economical park
and cruise offers that allow you to park your car at the hotel
for no additional cost for the duration of your cruise and stay a
night or more before and/or after your cruise.
Check with the hotels for their latest offers:
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DoubleTree by Hilton San Pedro-Port of Los Angeles
Hotel, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, LA Waterfront. 310514-3344
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel, 601 S. Palos
Verdes Street, Downtown.310-519-8200
Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel & Suites, 111 S.
Gaffey Street, Above Gaffey 310-514-1414
Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos
Verdes, Peninsula. 866-802-8000
One of the prime advantages of sailing from San Pedro is its
location, convenient to all of Southern California. The area’s
many attractions are a freeway drive away or can be reached
on public transportation. Hollywood, Universal Studios,
Downtown Los Angeles and its historic districts and shopping,
Orange County and its attractions including Disneyland and
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Knott’s Berry Farm are all accessible and make for great day
trips.
Catalina Island can be reached directly on Catalina Express
from San Pedro.
Take a look at the Getting Around page on the San Pedro
Tourist website.
And the San Pedro Visitors Center is glad to help you plan
your tours, arrange for transportation, or for guided tours.
Email the staff [email protected]
Here’s Information that’s helpful to passengers coming to
San Pedro.
Roadway closure
The transition from the Long Beach (Interstate 710) Freeway
to the Gerald Desmond Bridge has been permanently closed
and will not be replaced for about two and a half years while a
new bridge is constructed. If coming to the Port of Los Angeles
World Cruise Terminal, take an alternate route. The Harbor
(Interstate 110) Freeway comes directly to San Pedro and the
Port. For information about traffic affected by the Gerald
Desmond Bridge replacement construction check our special
page by clicking here.
Places and Services
• The closest U.S. Post Office to Downtown and the World
Cruise Terminal is located at 839 S. Beacon Street. Open 8
a.m.- 6 p.m. M-F and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (And it's a
really neat Art Deco era building, well worth taking a look
at.)
• There's a Wells Fargo ATM at the corner of 6th and Centre
Streets, Downtown. It's just a block from the Crowne Plaza
Los Angeles Harbor Hotel. And there's another 24-hour
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ATM in the Port Police headquarters, 330 Centre Street,
between 3rd and 5th Streets.
• We recommend Coover Pharmacy, 891 W. 9th Street, San
Pedro. 310-833-2400, Fax: 310-832-2531,
www.CooverPharmacy.com
The Los Angeles World Cruise Center is managed by:
Ports America Cruise
100 Swinford Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
310-519-2342
www.PortsAmerica.com
World Cruise Center parking is managed by:
Parking Concepts Inc.
800-540-7275
www.CruiseCenterParking.com
Port of Los Angeles
425 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, California, USA 90731
310-SEA-PORT (310-732-7678)
www.PortOfLosAngeles.org
Port Police
310-732-3500
In an emergency, dial 911
Click here to visit our Facebook page with the
latest information of interest to cruise passengers
Be sure to drop by the San Pedro Visitor Center
225 W. 6th St., Downtown, next door to the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Free visitor guides, maps, discounts. Souvenirs available.
Visit San Pedro, California
310-729-9828, [email protected]
SPV
THE LOS ANGELES WORLD CRUISE Center is
convenient to get to from all of
Southern California. Whether
arriving on the southbound 110
Harbor Freeway or northbound
State Route 47, exit at Harbor Blvd.
and proceed straight across Harbor
onto Swinford Street. Turn right into
the cruise terminal parking lot. You
can also follow this road straight
ahead to access the passenger
and luggage drop-off area on the
lower levels.
The terminal is comprised of two
buildings. Berths 91 and 92 are
along the east side of the facility
and Berth 93 is on the north. There is
plenty of parking at the terminal.
When the port hosts three large
ships, two are berthed at the Cruise
Terminal and one will be berthed at
the Outer Harbor. To reach the
Outer Harbor, follow Harbor Blvd.
south past 22nd Street (where it
becomes Miner Street) and
continue on to the end.
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Specializing in gumbo, jambalaya,
Jamaican, Cajun
Plus Beach City’s long-time favorites
376 W. 6th Street, Downtown
424-287-0645, www.BeachCityGrill.net
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San Pedro Brewing Co.
Outstanding Beer, Food, Sports, People
ASK A DOZEN PEOPLE WHAT MAKES San Pedro Brewing
Company so outstanding and you’re likely to get 12
different answers: “The beer,” “the food,” “the staff,”
“the atmosphere,” “the entertainment,” and the list goes
on.
Ask 12 locals what sets the BrewCo apart and you’ll
get one answer: owner James Brown. (Some call him,
“James Bruin” because he may just be UCLA’s biggest
fan.)
Brown started with a vision for what he wanted to
accomplish with the Brewing Company and over the
course of more than 15 years has built a team that seems
like a family, a business that is welcoming and supports
the community, and a reputation for good food and
drink at fair prices—and some of the best catering in
Southern California.
The great beer at San Pedro Brewing Company
happens because of great ingredients and great skill. The
outstanding food is from great ingredients and lots of
kitchen talent.
The atmosphere, that's because the BrewCo attracts
fun folks.
It's an
experience to
drink and dine
at the San
Pedro Brewing
Company.
Take the tour
on Fridays at
4:30 p.m. to see
how the awardwinning beers
are made.
Enjoy
“Hoppy Hour”
Monday
through Friday
from 2-6 p.m.
with great
prices.
Got a special
event? San
Pedro Brewing
Company is
one of the top caterers in all of
Southern California.
San Pedro Brewing Company
331 W. 6th St., Downtown
310-831-5663,
www.SanPedroBrewing.com
Open 11:30 a.m. daily. SPV
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San Pedro and Peninsula
Dining & Nightlife Guide
Ports O' Call Waterfront Dining
1200 Nagoya Way, Ports O' Call Village, Waterfront
310-833-3553, www.PortsOCallDining.com
Fine dining at affordable prices with great views, banquet facilities
The Whale & Ale British GastroPub &
Restaurant
327 W. 7th Street, Downtown
310-832-0363, www.WhaleAndAle.com
A Victorian style pub with wood paneling that brings the best in
traditional and modern British cuisine to the Harbor area
331 W. 6th Street, Downtown
310-831-5663, www.SanPedroBrewing.com
San Pedro Brewing Company is known as the best—best beer, best food, best atmosphere, best
catering
Marina Grill & Bar
at DoubleTree by Hilton Port of Los Angeles
2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, Waterfront
310-514-3344, Click here for the web site
Imaginative food with magnificent views. Dine overlooking the marina
Catalina Bistro & Express Grill
Catalina Express Sea & Air Terminal, Berth 95 (at Swinford and Harbor Boulevard), LA
Waterfront
310-707-2440, www.CatalinaBistro.com
Breakfast, lunch, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails in a lovely harbor-side setting
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blū Restaurant & Lounge
at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes Street, Downtown
310-519-8200, Click here for the hotel dining web site
22nd Street Landing
Seafood Grill & Bar
141 A W. 22nd Street,
Waterfront
310-548-4400, www.22ndStLandingRestaurant.com
One of the best seafood specialty restaurants in Southern California
247 N. Gaffey St.
310-548-6964
Featured on Food Network’s
Diners Drive-Ins, and Dives
31250 Palos Verdes Drive West,
Rancho Palos Verdes, Peninsula
310-377-0050,
www.AdmiralRisty.com
A Palos Verdes Peninsula tradition since 1966
Beach City Grill
376 W. 6th Street, Downtown
424-287-0645, www.BeachCityGrill.net
Specializing in gumbo, jambalaya, Jamaican, Cajun
The Original, 617 S. Centre Street, Downtown
Happy Diner #2, 1931 N. Gaffey Street
310-241-0197, www.HappyDinerSP.com
A San Pedro favorite for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Classic diner fare
and great Mexican food
Marina Waterfront
Banquet Facility
1050 Nagoya Way, Waterfront
310-833-3588, Click here for more
information
Great food and unbeatable views of the
Harbor and Main Channel
1110 North Gaffey Street, Suite D, NW San Pedro
310-833-4395, TheOriginalLasBrisas.com
A San Pedro Landmark
Mexican and Seafood Restaurant
347 W. 6th Street, Downtown
310-514-2500,
www.PhilieBsOn6th.com
A Slice of Pedro
Family Owned & Operated
605 S. Pacific Avenue, at the Top of
Downtown
310-547-0961,
www.SPCafeInc.com
Breakfast and lunch Cage-free eggs
620 Centre Street, Downtown San Pedro
310-519-1300, Click here for more information
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Catering
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, Peninsula
866-802-8000, www.Terranea.com
Eight different dining venues, each with a great ambiance and view
225 W. 6th Street, Downtown
Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday Noon-3 p.m., and
Sundays Noon-3 p.m. during cruise calls and special events
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Berth 73, next to Ports O’ Call Village
on the LA Waterfront
310-547-5022, Click here for more
29050 S. Western Avenue
Rancho Palos Verdes
310-547-4554,
www.TaxcoFoods.com
Catering 310-308-4251
Cuisine from Old Mexico
information
World famous. Home of the Proudest
People on the Coast. Ice cold beer,
great burgers
335 W. 7th Street, Downtown San Pedro
310-833-3359, www.JacksonsPlaceSP.com
San Pedro’s very best and friendliest beer and wine
specialty location
301 West 7th Street,
Downtown San Pedro
310-833-1589, Click
here for more
information
Great rock bands, blues,
beers, cocktails. Just like the old days in San Pedro
Find It All Downtown
The Grand
Emporium
Vintage Music, Movies,
Books, Collectibles &
Curiosities
331 West 7th Street, Downtown
Reimagining Church
Open Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
The Garden Church, 429
W. 6th Street, Downtown
310-418-0109
www.GardenChurchSP.org
www.MaralDesigns.com
323 W. 7th Street,
Downtown
310-514-8429
www.EmporiumSanPedro.com
Oil painting classes
Art for sale
439 W. 6th Street, Downtown
310-547-3158
www.ParkhurstGalleries.com
A place to relax and enjoy
craft beers and boutique wines
335 West 7th Street,
Downtown
310-833-3359
www.JacksonsPlaceSP.com
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The Directory
Arts/Galleries/Music/Theater
CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E. 22nd Street,
Waterfront 310-871-0686
Where to dine, shop, experience
Historical Attractions
USS Iowa, Berth 87, 250 S. Harbor Boulevard, LA
Waterfront 877-446-9261
Alva’s Showroom, 1417 W. 8th Street, Weymouth Corner 310-5191314
SS Lane Victory, Berth 46, LA Waterfront 310-519-9545
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive Cabrillo
Beach 310-548-7562
Drum Barracks, 1052 Banning Boulevard, Wilmington 310-548-7509
It’s Showtime, 741 S. Pacific Avenue Uptown 310-351-0070
Parkhurst Galleries, 439 W. 6th Street Downtown
The Original Parkhurst Gallery Ports O’Call Village Bldg. 22, LA
Waterfront 310-832-1076, parkhurstartgalleries.com
Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th Street, Downtown 310- 5487672
Food/Dining/Nightlife
Banning Residence Museum, 401 E. M Street, Wilmington 310-548-7777
Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Foot of 6th Street, LA Waterfront 310-5487618
Old Fire Station 36 Museum, 638 S. Beacon Street, Downtown 323-4642727
Recommended Hotels
Crowne
Plaza, 601 S. Palos Verdes Street, Downtown 310-
519-8200
DoubleTree
Ports
by Hilton, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, LA
Waterfront 310-514-3344
O’ Call Waterfront Dining, 1200 Nagoya Way, Ports
O’ Call Village, LA Waterfront 310- 833-3553
www.PortsOCallDining.com
Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel & Suites, 111 S. Gaffey Street,
Above Gaffey 310-514-1414
Whale
Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes 866-802-8000
& Ale British Restaurant & Gastropub, 327 W. 7th
Street, Downtown 310-832-0363 www.WhaleAndAle.com
Marina
Grill at DoubleTree by Hilton , 2800 Via Cabrillo
Marina, LA Waterfront 310-514-3344
San
Pedro Brewing Company, 331 W. 6th Street, Downtown
310-831-5663
Blu
at Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel, 601 S.
Palos Verdes Street, Downtown 310-519-8200
22nd Street Landing Seafood Grill and Bar, 141-A W. 22nd Street,
Cabrillo Marina, LA Waterfront 310-548-4400
Beach City Grill, 376 W. 6th Street, Downtown 424-287-0645
Gaffey Street Diner, 247 N. Gaffey Street, Above Gaffey 310548-6964
Godmothers Saloon, 302 W. 7 Street, Downtown 310-833-1589
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Happy Diner American diner and Mexican, 617 S. Centre Street,
Downtown 310-833-6799
Happy Diner #2, 931 N. Gaffey Street, Northwest San Pedro
Jackson’s Place craft beer & boutique wines, 335 W. 7th Street,
Downtown 310-833-3359
The Original Las Brisas, 1110 N. Gaffey Street, Suite D., Northwest
San Pedro 310-833-4395
Philie B's pizza, subs, pasta, 347 W. 6th Street, Downtown 310514-2500
San Pedro Café and Deli, 605 S. Pacific Avenue Suite 103,
Downtown 310-547-0961
Taxco Fine Mexican Restaurants, 29050 S. Western Avenue. Unit
154, Rancho Palos Verdes 310-547-4554
Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes 866802-8000
The Admiral Risty seafood, steaks, 31250 Palos Verdes Drive
West, Rancho Palos Verdes 310-377-0050
Utro’s at the Wharf American-best burgers, Berth 73 near Ports
O’ Call Village, LA Waterfront 310-547-5022
Shopping/Cruises/and more
Spirit Cruises, Berth 77, 1200 Nagoya Way, Ports O’ Call
Village, LA Waterfront 310-548-8080, www.SpiritMarine.com
Catalina Express, Berth 95, LA Waterfront; Catalina
Landing, Long Beach 800-481-3470
Maral Designs fashions, 331 W. 7th Street, LA Downtown 310-4180109
The Grand Emporium, 323 W. 7th Street, Downtown 310-514-8429
It’s Showtime, 741 S. Pacific Avenue, Uptown 310-351-0070
Priority One Printing, 250 W. 5th Street, Downtown 310-831-8804
Los Angeles Maritime Institute—Official LA Tall Ships, Berth 73,
Suite 2, LA Waterfront 310-833-6055
Fiesta Harbor Cruises, Berth 79, Ports O’ Call Village, LA
Waterfront 310-831-1906
Siren Sailing Charters, 310-901-2518,
www.SirenSailingCharters.com
Plaza Automotive Center, 990 N. Western Avenue, Northwest
San Pedro 310-831-2888
Peninsula Pet Clinic, 1450 W. 25th Street, Peninsula
310-833-1111
Marymount California University, Waterfront Campus, 222 West
6th Street, Downtown 310-415-1907
The Garden Church, 429 W. 6th Street, Downtown
T-mobile, 422 S. Gaffey Street. 310-521-8747
Visit San Pedro Center
225 W. 6th Street, Downtown
310-729-9828
www.SanPedroTourist.net
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