New AARP Livability Index

You can compare South Shores with other communities nation-wide (three at a time) by using AARP's new Livability Index: click here
... then type the address (or select a prompted address as you type) and click the blue push-pin, then Add to Comparison, then View Comparison.

To see what AARP considers the top 30 neighborhoods in the country, click here.

(The following is from the May, 2015 issue of AARP Bulletin.)

Photo Reel

Why did AARP develop the Livability Index?

As the U.S. population ages, we face a serious challenge: our communities are not prepared for an aging society. In an effort to address this urgent problem, AARP sought to help consumers and policymakers decide whether their communities are places where residents can easily live as they get older. Taking a multifaceted approach to assessing livability at the neighborhood level, AARP developed this ground-breaking tool to jump-start community conversations about livability and encourage action by consumers and policymakers alike.

Elks Break Ground on New Lodge

Just a year ago (Tax Day 2014), fire destroyed Elks Lodge #966.  Undeterred, Elks celebrated this year's Tax Day by breaking ground on what may arguably be the most scenic and pristine Elks lodge in the country, as shown below in an architect's drawing.

Wind change saves Councilman's home from fire

Smoke could be seen all over South Shores when Councilman Joe Buscaino's home was spared from a fire next door by a timely change in the wind on April 9. and the quick response of 44 firefighters.  Click here to see Facebook posting.

 

Ports 'O Call Re-Development

(Courtesy, Daily Breeze)

Los Angeles harbor commissioners on Thursday, 2/20/15, gave negotiators four months to reach agreement on the scope of the Ports O’Call Village redevelopment on San Pedro’s waterfront.... (click here)

City Services

Police/Fire:

  • emergency: 911
  • non-emergency: 877-275-5273 / 213-928-8223
  • non-emergency (Fire):
    310-548-7501 (25th/Western)

    Social Media links:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • e-Policing
  • Nixle - input your area code and receive real-time text messages, including Fire Dept. events
Mayor:

  • Call 311 (within LA City limits) / 213-978-0600
  • Click lamayor.org
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Visit Mayor's Help Desk, 3rd floor, City Hall

Waterfront Upgrade Spending Plan

(Courtesy, Daily Breeze)

A waterfront spending plan that just two months ago was roundly condemned by residents drew praise Thursday (2/20/15) in its revised form because it calls for firm commitments to finish key projects in both ...  (click here)

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 (click to view)

Please copy this form to nominate someone for 2015:

______________________________________________

GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD 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.

2015 Membership Drive

Annual Membership Campaign

                                     

OUR GOAL FOR 2015 IS 500 PAID MEMBERSHIPS!!

The South Shores Homeowners' Association (SSHOA) is the
oldest
active homeowners associations in San Pedro, if not
all of Los Angeles. 

In fact, we will soon be memorializing our 50th Anniversary. 

In 2014 we had 485 paid memberships representing about
40% participation.

Send $10 check to 

        SSHOA, P.O. BOX 922, SAN PEDRO, CA 90733
    (Please include name, address, phone, email address and 
                                whether a renewal or lifetime.)

                              
Click here for more information

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!

New Oversized Vehicle Signs

Business Directory

Events Calendar

Click here for the latest Events Calendar along the San Pedro coast
(Courtesy thesanpedrocoast.com).

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