Have you noticed the new landscaping, pathway, lights and benches on North Gaffey Street? Today is their official coming-out party. Representatives of the port, the city and the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council will celebrate the results of their collaboration to improve the thoroughfare. The event takes place today (June 20) at the intersection of Westmont Drive and North Gaffey Street and the public is invited. Refreshments are served at 9:15 a.m. followed by the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. (Here’s the flyer, but it doesn’t say much more than this).
A spay and neuter clinic has opened at the new animal shelter on North Gaffey Street, with reduced fees for low-income pet owners. Clinic staff will answer questions and book appointments during today’s information fair and adoption event marking the shelter’s first year of operation. Details in the Daily Breeze.
Interest groups have been jockeying for years to influence waterfront redevelopment. In the case of Wilmington, the grand finale was reached this week as the port approved a “$144-million development that will change the face of Wilmington over the next decade,” according to the Daily Breeze. Not that the money exists to build it all, but the plan calls for parks, retail shops, restaurants and an observation tower to view the working port. The San Pedro waterfront plan will be heard in the fall.
Shovels will start digging this week at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park and trail at Bandini Canyon. The event takes place on June 25 at 1 p.m. at Marshall Court between Oliver and Sepulveda Streets. Project background is here and the event flyer is here.
Councilwoman Janice Hahn is holding a swearing-in party for Harbor Area communities next Saturday. Brother James Hahn, now a Superior Court judge, will administer the oath of office at 10:30 a.m. on June 27 at the Banning Residence Museum, 401 E. M St. in Wilmington. A free barbecue will follow the ceremony.
Watch for bicyclists on Harbor Boulevard and Beacon Street this Sunday, when the Bike Palace holds a series of races from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m on June 21. A portion of the proceeds benefit Clean San Pedro and Beacon House.