SSHOA Vice President Julian Jimenez, 1939-2016

(Click this photo for more photos.)

A memorial service (party) was held Saturday, October 8th.

As stated by a long-time friend, Martha McKinzie, whose ancestors were among the last lighthouse keepers, "If John Olguin was the father of San Pedro, Julian was San Pedro's son".  What a special guy!  We all miss him so much already.  He was SSHOA Vice President focused on community safety issues, such as much-needed tree trimming.  His role in preserving the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse is special.

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2016 SSHOA 14th Annual Members Reception --

in 50's language, a blast!

The SSHOA 14th Annual Members Reception, 9/11/2016, was a huge success -- beautiful weather and beautiful people!

Thanks to all who made it possible, especially John and Noelle Munn!

Check out photos on Facebook: Click 2016 SSHOA Reception.or click on this picture:


Early South Shores Photos (Fifties/Sixties) by Dawson Smith

Val and Shiloh 

Backyard on Grenadier 

Grenadier Lou Cat 


Ocean View at South Shores 



Backyard Dad 

Valerie & Lucia on Grenadier 

1960 Anchovy Ave in South Shores
Upper Anchovy looking south toward Lower South Shores
Center: home of John Lang and Annette Brodsky


Photos Taken by Thomas Welsh in the Fifties/Sixties

See "Finding South Shores" -- click here...
Once you find the little map by clicking above, the word "Anchovy" marks the approximate location of photos below.



Gotta like the couch mounted upon the Buick's roof on the move in day!


Energy Efficiency -- A Personal Word from a SSHOA Homeowner

Dear Friends,

We constantly  face rising  water and energy costs.  Thus, it behooves us to consider ways to make our homes more energy efficient.

  • While this may sound at the outset like an onerous requirement, in fact it is a great way to make our homes more livable, comfortable and economical.
  • When we bought our home, the Gas Co. was offering a program to insulate our ceiling space while paying for it over four years as an addition to our monthly Gas bill.  We took their offer and, wonder of wonders, our house was cooler in summer and warmer in winter, with no other changes. 
  • Sometime later, our aluminum framed windows showed corrosion from our seaside weather.  We replaced them with plastic-framed, double-paned windows.  Again the house benefited not only from energy savings, but also from less noise intruding from the street.  
  • We also installed ceiling fans in most rooms in the house.
  • We also changed out our incandescent bulbs, first to compact fluorescents and later to LED bulbs.  These bulbs use less energy and produce less heat.
  • These few changes have made our home much more comfortable to live in, while saving energy as well.
  • The L.A. Department of Water and Power (LADWP), has numerous programs and incentives for saving energy and aiding efficiency.

Look into 

  • insulating ceiling, attic spaces and outer walls of the home.
  • intelligent Thermostats for A/C and heating
  • computerized water sprinkler controls. DWP recently offered a third party company’s digital control unit as a freebie, with a possible paid upgrade.

The Gas Co. is offering cash rebates for new appliance purchases and home efficiency upgrade programs. Look them up at .

Check LADWP offers at (Residential energy efficiency rebate program).

David Zatz, SSHOA Board Member
Mob. 1-310-940-6457



Join (or Re-Join) South Shores HomeOwners Association

Annual SSHOA Dues

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Farewell to Eve Wight
A very special LAPD Officer and Treasured Friend of South Shores

The San Pedro community honored a very special LAPD partner Saturday evening, May 14 at the Omelette and Waffle Shop on Gaffey St.  The event was hosted by the restaurant's owners Mona Sutton and Lesley Jones and was attended by over 100 people.  We all owe Mona and Lesley a debt of gratitude for making this wonderful event possible.

Those attending included members of the Coastal Neighborhood Council, neighborhood watch groups, including South Shores CyberWatch, LAPD's CPAB (Community Police Advisory Board) and the Harbor area's LAPD Cadets, a program for young people ages 13 to 20, aimed at bringing them valuable skills.

Omelette & Waffle Shop's owners Lesley Jones and Mona Sutton with Eve and CyberWatch's Bob Genest

Eve and Coastal Neighborhood Council Vice President, James Baeza

Eve Wight and LAPD Sergeant Catherine Plows

Eve Wight speaks to community leaders and supporters

Eve Wight speaks to community leaders and supporters

A tearful goodbye to Eve from one of the LAPD Harbor Cadets

Cake for Eve

Eve Wight receives a floral send off from neighborhood watch leader Shannon Ross

Another send-off for Eve was held at a special South Shores local neighborhood meeting held on May 6 and hosted by Shannon Ross, a South Shores CyberWatch member.  This meeting was attended by approximately 50 residents from the immediate area of Anabas Ave and Perch St.


We wish Eve the very best as she broadens her career experience through this  reassignment to the LAPD's Metro division.  We plan to maintain contact with Eve in the near future and hope she returns to visit us often.

-- Photos and text by Bob Genest



CyberWatch - A South Shores Welcome to Officer Elliot Rubright

Dear South Shores neighbors,

As most of you are aware, our Senior Lead Officer Eve Wight has been reassigned to the LAPD Metro division and has had to bid South Shores farewell, at least for now.  We all wish her well and she will be greatly missed by our community.

We were very pleased to have the new acting Senior Lead Officer Elliot Rubright drop by the house last week to introduce himself.  It was a very informative visit.  It gave us the opportunity to get to know him a bit  and to chat about South Shores specific needs and priorities.

CyberWatch's Bob Genest and Senior Lead Officer Elliot Rubright

Prior to LAPD, Officer Rubright was in the Marine Corps for 6 years and served two tours of duty in Iraq.  He has been with the LAPD for 10 years, the last 9 at the Harbor Division.  He is married with one daughter.  He is currently working on his Master's degree in Public Administration.

In his off time, he likes to go the beach, hike, camp and fish. 

Elliot says, "I am hoping to build a strong relationship with members of the community and getting to know them on a first name basis".

Both CyberWatch and the South Shores Homeowners Association are  looking forward to building an effective working partnership with Officer Rubright in the very near future.  He will continue in the same CyberWatch communications loop as Eve, his predecessor.

Please join me in welcoming Elliot to our South Shores community.


Bob Genest, CyberWatch Captain




The service of Officer Eve Wight as the local Senior Lead Officer has been special.  She has served for some eight years of her ten year career with the LAPD within the,Harbor Division.  Along with her duties as a Senior Lead Officer, she has worked with two Special Problem Units in the Narcotics Division.  Officer Wight has been actively engaged in the various neighborhood watch programs in San Pedro as well as work with the local neighborhood councils in addressing public safety issues in the area.  She has been a popular speaker at the SSHOA Annual Meetings each year.  We will miss her, but wish her well as she moves to a new assignment in downtown Los Angeles with the LAPD.

- Jerry Gaines

Ports O'Call Public Meeting


Ports O'Call


San Pedro Public Market

Wayne Ratkovich and his LA Waterfront Alliance

revealed the design of the rebranded Ports O'Call

at the well-attended Warner Grand March 2 public meeting (see video).

Here is the website for more details:

Here is the Daily Breeze story.

Wayne Ratkovich, Councilman Joe Buscaino, Mayor Eric Garcetti,Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles




2016 Board Elected at 2016 SSHOA Annual Meeting

Click here for Annual Meeting photos...

Robert Genest, Ed Storti, John Lang, Annette Brodsky, Richard Scandaliato, Anita Mannila,
Dave McMullen, Richard Welsh, Jerry Gaines (Top Row) Vern Hall , Joe Lomento, Julian Jimenez
(Not Shown) David Billings, Michele Mar, Noah Modisett, Mingli Wang, David Zatz

Now on-line! 
Here are pages from the newly delivered VIEW POINT 2016.
(Click "VIEW POINT" below or VIEW POINT 2016 LAUNCH for all pages in a larger size.)


(Click "VIEW POINT" above or VIEW POINT 2016 LAUNCH for all pages in a larger size.)

You can now save a Forever stamp by paying the annual $10 dues online!

Annual SSHOA Dues

Board Business

Wall of Volunteers




Marlene Baumann

D J Chang

Terry Katnic

Michelle Mar

Jim & Terry Poste

Jo-Ann Scandaliato

Michelle Sheridan

Lilia Stephenson

John (Tym) and June Tymczyszyn

Jim Wellington

Your name could be here **

ALL SSHOA Board Members

** Click here to email SSHOA President, Richard Scandaliato,to volunteer your services 

Water Reduction Tips (Courtesy, Torrance Tribune)