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WW: Walking the Waterfront with Doane Liu

On Saturday, July 11th, Doane Liu, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff of the Port of Los Angeles led a very special waterfront walk for Los Angeles Walks, a non-profit that works to make L.A. safer for pedestrians. Even before I ever met Doane, I knew him as the guy who was always walking his […]


Lunch & Leisure at Catalina Express

Now that we know a little history about the Catalina Terminal, we can talk about all the ways we can use this piece of the waterfront. The most obvious way people from all over use it is well, as a terminal where they can catch a boat to Catalina Island. When the old Princess Pavilion […]


WW: Catalina Express Terminal

Happy Waterfront Wednesday, y’all! Today we visit the Catalina Express Terminal at Berth 95 just beneath the Vincent Thomas Bridge. This new, updated terminal opened only three years ago this month. Most of my readers can easily remember the previous Catalina Terminal built in 1966. It was demolished to make way for the China Shipping […]


My Waterfront: Bocce with Robert Castagnola

Earlier this week, I introduced you all to Robert Castagnola on the podcast. He is one of the founding members of the San Pedro Bocce Club and the Southwest Regional Director of the United States Bocce Federation. Because Robert loves playing bocce at the Cruise Ship Promenade courts, I asked him to give us a […]


WW: L.A. Cruise Ship Promenade

It’s Wednesday and time for another wonderful waterfront discovery! Today’s jaunt is down to the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade. Completed in 2004, it’s actually the oldest part of the modern waterfront upgrades. It was also the first piece in the pretty much abandoned Bridge to Breakwater promenade idea championed by John Papadakis. I’m actually […]


WW: LADWP Distribution Station No. 3

Welcome back to another beautiful Wednesday along San Pedro’s waterfront. Today’s subject might be a little bit of a mystery to some of you. There’s a good chance you probably never noticed it. This pink building just south of the Vincent Thomas Bridge is an L.A. Department of Water & Power distribution station, Distribution Station […]