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PHOTO ESSAY: Behind American Ninja Lines

San Pedro is no stranger to film shoots great or small, but early last month we got a visit from one of the hottest summer shows in recent history- American Ninja Warrior. What better place to hold the very first military-only qualifier than the biggest battle ship in military history, the USS Iowa. It took […]


San Pedro stands in for San Francisco during TV Shoot

The 200 block of 6th Street was shut down for three days last week due to a major TV shoot going on. TNT’s popular new show Murder in the First (MITF) took over downtown to shoot a major scene for the first episode of their second season. I was invited down to set by Linda […]


IN MEMORIAM: Mike Nichols 1931-2014

When I first started giving walking tours, I used to sit at Findings Art Center on 6th Street with my little A-frame sign that listed the different tours I gave and the times I offered them. One day a pair of guys walking up 6th street stopped at my sign to read it. One guy […]


The SPIFFest Weekend

I closed down my weekend at the 3rd Annual San Pedro International Film Festival at the Warner Grand Theatre. It was a great end to a wonderfully packed weekend of films and frivolity. The first film I saw was Bella Vita, the beautiful story about a surfer going back to Italy to reconnect with his […]


SPIFF: The Must See Guide for San Pedrans

The San Pedro International Film Festival is happening this weekend, starting tomorrow, Fri. October 10th. This is the 3rd Annual Film Festival and they keep growing by leaps and bounds every year. Ziggy & Renee have done such a great job of programming, that you can definitely get overwhelmed trying to decide what to see. […]


IN MEMORIAM: Jay Adams 1961-2014

In a skate town, like San Pedro, the news of Jay Adams’ passing hits a little harder. Jay Adams was a skateboarding legend and an idol to many a kid on four wheels. No one embodied the spirit of skateboarding culture more than Jay- he was a thrill seeking, freedom chasing bad ass who lived […]