Annual Meeting 2015

Thanks to Vern Hall for this eye-catcher!

Board members get front-row seats...

Ready to receive $10 dues...

Past President Richard Welsh opens the meeting...

2015 President Richard Scandaliato looks to a promising future...

CyberWatch Captain Bob Genest reflects on the success of his 240+ cyberwatchers...

Joe Buscaino's deputy, Ryan Ferguson, fields questions...

Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Eve Wight shares stories and tips for a safer South Shores...

Community Safety is top priority...

Many thanks to our host, South Shores Magnet School!

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Community Reference (VIEW POINT, p. 11)


Good Neighbor Nomination

You are invited to nominate someone for the 2015 Good Neighbor Award. 

The Good Neighbor Recognition Certificate is awarded each year to someone who has fulfilled the Purpose of the SSHOA in a significant way, such as enhancing the beauty of our neighborhood.  This is the Purpose stated elsewhere on this webpage:

South Shores Homeowners’ Association in San Pedro, CA, exists to enhance the daily lives of our community members by fostering a sense of “pride in belonging” to a community that cares about one another and seeks to nurture our spirit of neighborliness.

Past recipients of the award include retired LAPD Assistant Chief George Beck, Dr. Richard Schaar, artist Loa Sprung and Rex Hemnes (see below). 

Please copy this form to nominate someone for 2015:



I would like to nominate _______________________________ for the Good Neighbor Award for 2015 for the following reason(s):


Name: _______________________________ (optional)


Send to SSHOA, P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733.

Good Neighbor Award to Rex Hemnes



Rex Hemnes  
Recipient of the SSHA's  Good Neighbor Recognition Award
The SSHOA is pleased to have honored Rex Hemnes with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award for 2013 for his efforts to improve  the beauty of our area.   For several years, three times a week, Rex  has watered the pine trees along Paseo del Mar near Western Avenue.  He  loads water bottles into his car and then drives to the area to water the neglected trees. 

Below Left: Digging through branches to pour water.  Below Right: A "baby" well-formed tree Rex recently discovered(behind his left hand). Above Right: tail end of Transpac 2013 Yacht Race send-off.

Rex has become so attached to the trees that he decorates them with ornaments during the Christmas season.  The trees are thriving.  


Rex has also helped June and John Tymczyszyn,  take care of the plants around the South Shores hardscape at the corner of Paseo del Mar and Western Avenue.   Rex will be presented with a Good Neighbor Recognition Certificate at the annual Members' Reception in September.   

The GNRA program was started in 2009.  Past recipients of the award include retired LAPD Assistant Chief, George Beck, Dr. Richard Schaar, and artist Loa Sprung.

September 28, 2014 SSHOA Reception

On Sunday, September 28,  2014, almost 150 guests gathered at June and John Tymczyszyn's home to enjoy the annual Members' Reception.  Click on the picture below of hostess June Tymczyszyn's Chalk Board art work to see pictures.  Then, to see a full-screen slideshow, click "Slideshow" in the upper left.

This year's theme, Bon Jour, South Shores featured delectable French food.  Entertainment was provided by singer-actress, Pamela Clay, who sang some of Edith Piaf's favorite songs in French.  The photo album includes a video of Pamela Clay singing Edith Piaf's La Vie En Rose (last in the sequence of Pamela photos). 

Many lucky winners went home with valuable raffle prizes! 

You can still pay your $10 yearly dues
(see below: Annual Membership Campaign)

Our Gorgeous South Shores!

Between Santa Catalina Island and South Shores plies a cruise ship:

New Skate Park Unveiled at Peck Park

Lightning Strike on Catalina Island, as seen from South Shores

Taken from the backyard of SSHOA Board Member and CyberWatch Captain Bob Genest -- 7/27/14, 3:17p.m. --
featured on the front page of The Daily Breeze, 7/29/14:

Great shot, Bob!

Business Directory

Events Calendar

Click here for the latest Events Calendar along the San Pedro coast

2014 Purpose Statement

South Shores Homeowners’ Association in San Pedro, CA, exists to enhance the daily lives of our community members by fostering a sense of “pride in belonging” to a community that cares about one another and seeks to nurture our spirit of neighborliness

One of our newest Board members says it this way:

One thing I care about is our neighbors, our neighborhood, our working together to Uplift & upgrade our community.  I have a mindset that is looking to see “what can the SSHOA do to make a positive and lasting  impact on others”  As you know I have only been a board member for a short time, but this is something I’ve had in the back of my mind.

Whether it’s helping those older than I with shopping, getting to and from doctors, assisting military families, welcoming new neighbors with a cake and application to join the SSHOA perhaps it’s all, some or none of these. [Board Member] Bob Genest has had a tremendous impact on our neighborhood safety.  He's probably too humble to acknowledge it, but we all know it. 

-- Rich Scandaliato

*** Click for the SSHOA Facebook site.  ***

Finding South Shores

Between Rancho Palos Verdes
and Long Beach, locate the yellow square above,
which is South Shores (below):

At bottom center above, 
this hardscape welcomes you:

Barking Dogs

FYI to South Shores residents from L. A. County Animal Care & Control:

Barking Dogs: Any pet owner or custodian who allows a dog to bark continuously or for an extended period of time in a manner that annoys the neighbors and disturbs the peace and tranquillity of the neighborhood may be guilty of allowing a public nuisance and punishable by a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1000 and/or six months in jail. (California Penal Code 373A and L.A. County Code Sec. 10.40.065) If you have a noise complaint, contact your local Department of Animal Care and Control agency or submit an Animal Complaint Form.

SSHOA Recommendation: Be a good neighbor -- work it out.

Anecdote: One Board member located the home of a barking dog and left a note calling the homeowner's attention to the barking dog with the Board member's phone number.  The homeowner promptly called to say the dog would not continue to bark as in the past.  The homeowner even visited the home of the Board member later on to express regret.  He left as a "good neighbor".

Know Your Watering Days