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Navy Seeks to Defend

But not exactly how you might think

The United States Naval Academy won last year’s race and is returning to try to keep its trophy. The race and its related activities are headquartered at Los Angeles Yacht Club.

Ten colleges will compete: the host Califor-¬nia Maritime Institute, Cork (Ireland) Insti-¬tute of Technology, USC, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and the Coast Guard, Navy, Maine, and New York Academies, and the College of Charleston.
Racing will take place from about 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8 and about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.

Sebastian’s: Filled With Beautiful Energy

San Pedro’s newest Downtown restaurant by Chef Karimi
By Desiree Rew

Ask Chef and Co-owner Nima Karimi why eat at Sebastian’s and he’ll say you will leave “filled with beautiful energy and satisfaction from having new daily specials and Sebastian’s favorites.”

At 309 W. 7th Street, Sebastian’s Mediterranean Cuisine is the newest restaurant in a duo of dining establishments with Chef Karimi at the helm. He likewise owns Matteo’s Pizza (1621 S. Gaffey Street) which opened last year.

16th Annual LA Harbor International Film Festival March 14-17 at the Warner Grand Theatre

The Los Angeles Harbor International Film Festival will premiere with its “Read the Book, See the Movie” program featuring Black Beauty.
The program promotes literacy and more thoughtful ways to view films, with this year some 600 books being distributed to students throughout the region, who have been reading and discussing it and will see the movie at a special morning screening on Thursday, March 14 in the festival’s home, the historic Warner Grand Theatre.
The opening night will include a screening of “16 Candles” from 1984 at 7:30 p.m.

Remember the Music Festival Saturday, September 15

The 9th annual Remember The Music event is coming up September 15 at Ernie Howlett Park in conjunction with the City of Rolling Hills Estates Celebration.

Remember The Music is an annual roots music festival benefitting Alzheimer's disease research organized by Betty's Foundation. The foundation was inspired by Grandmother, Betty, who loved music and dancing. She and her husband were square dance champions many years ago in Ohio. Grandma Betty lived with Alzheimer’s for 16 years before finally giving in September, 2012.

The Admiral Risty to Mark 52nd Anniversary on the Peninsula

In the photo: Admiral Risty Owner, Wayne Judah, seated, is surrounded by some of the restaurant’s longest-term crewmembers from left, Bartender Mike Fish, ServerJimmy Faustino, Server Dave Jessup, Host Dan Heller, Manager Tim Roderick, Server Jill Gaston and Bus Boy Gabriel Sosa, whom he proudly calls the “heart” of The Risty.

Missing from photo: Server Kevin Nichols, Line Cook Jose “Chewy” Rodriguez, Server Martin Alarcon and Lead Baker Samuel Garcia.

Longtime Crewmembers Share Historical Insights, Favorite Memories

Tribute to the 17

SS Lane Victory will honor the 17 merchant seamen from San Pedro who lost their lives in service to their country with a commemorative plaque to be dedicated on Saturday, June 23 at 3 p.m.

The ship was built in San Pedro and served from World War II through the Vietnam War. Today it is a museum of memorial dedicated to the U.S. Merchant Marine.

SS Lane Victory
Berth 49
3600 Miner Street, Waterfront
www.TheLaneVictory.org

Admiral Risty Again Wins Multiple Awards

Once again, the Southern California Restaurant Writers (SCRW) feted The Admiral Risty with three prestigious awards shown off by Owner, Wayne Judah, namely a Five-Star Award for cuisine and service, the Golden Bacchus Award for its extensive fine wine selection, and an Award of Merit for Sunday Brunch.

The awards were presented at the SCRW’s 44th Annual Awards Banquet held March 19 at the Orange Hill Restaurant in Orange. For more information visit admiralristy.com.

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