LA Maritime Institute to host Grand Marshal aboard Tall Ship

November 2, 2017 – The LA Maritime Institute will host this year’s Grand Marshal, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn who represents the 4th District aboard the Tall Ship ‘Exy Johnson.’ Aboard the vessel will be guests of the Grand Marshal, staff and community members.

The 110 ft, square-rigged brigantines, Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, were built in San Pedro and commissioned in 2003. The vessels and their crews are the official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles.

 

They are specifically designed for the TopSail Program as ‘Sailing School Vessels’ that provide character-building sailing adventures to the youth of our communities. During the year the vessels provided 291 program sails in local waters, 22 voyages along the coast, and to tall ship festivals in San Diego and Dana Point.

 

LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn to serve as Grand Marshal

This year’s Grand Marshal is LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn.

Janice Hahn was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November 2016. She represents the 4th district which stretches from Marina del Rey through the beach cities, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Harbor Area, Long Beach, through the Gateway Cities and east to Diamond Bar.

In her short time on the Board, Supervisor Hahn has already established herself as a leader in the struggle to end the current homelessness crisis, a champion for communities plagued by pollution and health problems, and a dynamic new voice on the Metro Board of Directors.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in education at Abilene Christian University in Texas in 1974 and taught at the Good News Academy, a private school in Westchester. In the private sector, she was Public Affairs Region Manager at Southern California Edison until 2000.

In 1997 she was elected to represent the 15th District on the Los Angeles Charter Reform Commission where she fought for many of the reforms in the new charter, including the Area Planning Commission, local representation on the citizen commissions governing LA International Airport and Port of LA, and a system of neighborhood councils.

Supervisor Janice Hahn inherited a passion for public service from her late father, Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, who held public office in Los Angeles County for fifty years and who left behind an incredible legacy of service. Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Janice Hahn served for ten years on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 15th District, and for five and a half years in Congress.

While in Washington, she served on the House Homeland Security Committee, Committee on Small Business, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She earned nationwide recognition for founding the PORTS Caucus and recruited over 100 of her fellow House colleagues to advocate for ports issues and infrastructure.  She has been a leader on efforts to rebuild our national freight infrastructure system, level the playing field for small business owners, and reducing gang violence in our communities. During her time in Congress, Hahn had a reputation for working to find common ground across the political aisle on behalf of the American people.

 

LA Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade Celebrates 54th Year on December 3

SAN PEDRO, Calif. —  The 54th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade with the theme ‘Hollywood at the Harbor’ will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, starting at 6 p.m. in the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. Jaina Lee Ortiz, co-star of Fox 11’s new hit series ‘Rosewood’ will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal presiding over this spectacular display of boats celebrating the nation’s largest international trade gateway.

Officials and community leaders will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on approximately 60 parade boats. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate, including powerboats, sailboats, tall ships and harbor working craft.

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the parade starts in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route up the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. Spectators may view the procession from several points along the Main Channel, including:

· Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington
· Battleship IOWA, 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro
· Ports O’ Call Village, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
· Cruise Ship Promenade, Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street, San Pedro
· Downtown Harbor, between Fire Station 112 and LA Maritime Museum, San Pedro         · 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro
· SS Lane Victory, Berth 46 at the end of Miner Street, San Pedro
· Cabrillo Marina, Holiday Harbor and Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro

Viewers are invited to enjoy festive pre-parade events beginning at 4 p.m. at Banning’s Landing Community Center and aboard the Battleship IOWA in San Pedro. Home viewers may also watch the parade on Los Angeles CityView Channel 35. For air times, visit www.lacityview.org.

Register your boat online or at one of the three skippers’ meetings to compete for a trophy. Vessel entry fee for the parade is only $30, which includes one admission to the Parade Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 4th, at the Los Angeles Yacht Club. Advance tickets for the Awards Brunch are $22 or $28 at the door.  Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Theme, Traditional, Holiday Spirit, Most Original, Children’s Choice, Judge’s Choice, and Grand Marshal’s Award. Yacht clubs will be vying for the coveted Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the club with the most entries.

Deadline for boat entries is Wednesday, Nov 30th. For parade, boat entry, and sponsorship information, or to purchase Awards Brunch tickets, visit www.laharborholidayafloat.org, or call Henry Rivas at (323) 487-2101 or email harborparade@gmail.com.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.

Boater Registration Now Underway

        BOATER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 54th ANNUAL       LOS ANGELES HARBOR HOLIDAY AFLOAT PARADE

ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — October 17, 2016 — Boaters are encouraged to register now for the 54th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade on Saturday, December 3rd, starting at 6 p.m. in the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. This year’s theme is ‘Hollywood at the Harbor.’ Jaina Lee Ortiz, co-star of the Fox 11 series, ‘Rosewood’ will preside as Grand Marshal for the sparkling spectacular of boats celebrating the nation’s largest international trade gateway.

Officials and community leaders will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on approximately 60 parade boats. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate, including powerboats, sailboats, tall ships, and harbor working craft.

Boater registration for the event is now underway. The vessel entry fee for the parade is $30, which includes one admission to the Parade Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 4th, at 10 a.m. at the Los Angeles Yacht Club in San Pedro. Advance tickets for the Awards Brunch are $22 or $28 at the door. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Theme, Traditional, Holiday Spirit, Most Original, Children’s Choice, Judge’s Choice, and Grand Marshal’s Award. Yacht Clubs will be vying for the coveted Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the yacht club with the most entries.

The deadline for boater registration is Nov 30. Register online at www.laharborholidayafloat.org. For more parade information, sponsorship information or Awards Brunch tickets, visit the website or contact Henry Rivas at (323) 487-2101 or email: harborparade@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade starts in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route through the Los Angeles Main Channel. Spectators may view the procession from several points along the Main Channel, including the Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington; the Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro; the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro; Downtown Harbor between Fire Station 112 and LA Maritime Museum, Ports O’ Call Village, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro; the Cruise Ship Promenade at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street in San Pedro; 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro; the SS Lane Victory, Berth 46 at the end of Miner Street, San Pedro; and the California Yacht  Marina – Cabrillo Marina, Holiday Harbor and Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro.

Also that Saturday, December 3rd, viewers are invited to enjoy festive pre-parade events beginning at 4 p.m. at Banning’s Landing Community Center and Battleship IOWA from 5:30 – 9 p.m. in San Pedro.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.

The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port.  A brighter future.