Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pondering and A Relevation

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I have accepted the roles of The Dominie and The Bailiff in the upcoming production illustrated above.

The production is loosely based on a real event that happened on San Pedro's Liberty Hill in 1923.

The charge of criminal syndicalism was thrown onto strikers who were attending a function in a private yard and were welcomed by the homeowner.

Approximately 600 citizens were thrown into the San Pedro jail for using their constitutional rights during a time when the Los Angeles Police Department didn't consider that citizens had those rights.

I have posted information about the most recent hearing by the Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission regarding the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project.

It can be found at:

I wish more San Pedrans and eastern R.P.V. residents were more interested in the issues because the outcome could effect portions of San Pedro and R.P.V.

If you notice the cruise ship terminal lately, you may see a 'new' cruise ship calling the Port of L.A. Home.

The Mariner of the Seas has replaced the Monarch of the Seas in our harbor.

The Monarch of the Seas carries 2,744 passengers and a crew of 858.

The Mariner of the Seas carries 3,114 passengers and a crew of 1,185.

Along with the Disney Wonder coming to our port in 2011 with its passenger capacity of either 2,400 or 2,700 depending on what you read, these two ships and the other ships will be adding more vehicle trips, supply journeys, and other things to our port.

It would be so great if San Pedro could become more of a destination that just a hub.

We still may see the Freedom of the Seas with its 3,760 or so passengers visit us again.

Further into the future we will probably welcome the Oasis of the Seas and/or the Allure of the Seas. The big thing about these ships is they will carry 5,400 passengers each.

The cruise ships aren't getting any smaller and we still have a long way to go to get voyagers to stop off in San Pedro and enjoy our town.

Later this month I will feature a post dealing with much of what we can look forward to this summer.

Whether it is two comedies from Shakespeare by the Sea, Little Fish, Taste in San Pedro, The Relevant Stage, Golden State Pops Orchestra, the TriArts Festival, Music by the Sea, and many other upcoming activities, San Pedro will be alive and kicking this summer for everyone on a real budget.

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