Friday, March 05, 2010
With news about Marymount, I feel that it is not good news with respect to finding the best solutions for Ponte Vista at San Pedro.
I think the Marymount issues impede work that should eventually result in a reasonable, realistic, responsible, and respectful Ponte Vista project.
OUR community has worked hard with support or opposition for Ponte Vista and Marymount just seems to gum up the works at finding solutions.
This site contains the recent report concerning the Volunteers of America's housing site accessed via Palos Verdes Drive North.
VOA owns 76 housing units they are working on to open for homeless veterans and their families.
For the record, I support finding temporary homes for the temporary homeless veterans and others at the site. I am an honorably discharged veteran having served with pride in the U.S. Air Force.
It may require a new access point along Gaffey Street, not far from Five Points.
The lights continue to burn at Denny's, Amalfitano's Bakery, Asaka Grill, Saladish, and Pavich's Brick Oven Pizza during all of the construction that is going on.
Denny's is hiring and that is a good thing, isn't it?
I still think it is revolting that a certain public utility doesn't have the capacitance to find solutions at Amalfitano's Bakery. They are offering resistance during construction, as I have been informed.
Here is another list of ticket prices at Terrace Cinemas which took over the space once held by Regal Cinemas at The Terraces:
All shows prior to Noon are $5.00
All shows between Noon and 6:00 PM are $6.00
All shows after 6:00 PM are $9.00
EXCEPT for the following.
There are senior discounts available.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, no matter what time or which show, the ticket price is $4.00!
Concession stand pricing is more along the lines of other theatres and the lobby area is undergoing remodeling.
The staff at the theatre are all nice, but sometimes one has to leave a theatre and ask that a movie start closer to the time listed.
I wish good luck and good fortune to the folks at the theatre and good movie watching to all. I must however state that even $4.00 was far too much money to spend watching "Shutter Island", but that is just my opinion.
Additional comments prior to publication.
With the news about Marymount, I have been working the Email train well into the evening.
I am reading some frustration between a few residents of R.P.V. and San Pedro.
This is not good news and should stop immediately.
The addage that some peninsula residents want to dump their troubles in San Pedro is not without some merit, but it must stop now because it only does good for Marymount's Administration and supporters.
The concept that San Pedro's three Neighborhood Councils should support on-campus housing at Marymount is also quite a problem because many folks in those organizations haven't received the information that on-campus housing actually increases traffic congestion and vehicle trips in San Pedro.
If Marymount continues to push for on-campus housing, the added traffic may very well spell great differences in what supporters of Ponte Vista may want to see built on that site.
Once upon a time, Marymount College offered a four-year program and it failed.
Marymount came back as a two-year institution that is now probably facing failure because of the on-campus housing issue whether it becomes a four-year institution again.