Once a city of its own, San Pedro is inviting Southern Californians to celebrate its rich history and character this weekend as the municipality marks a milestone.
The port town Friday is preparing to celebrate its 125th anniversary, a big party to show off its historic downtown area and maritime charm.
It is "where you can go and have a legitimate fish and chips dinner," said Eric Eisenberg of the Historic Waterfront District of San Pedro. "And where you can have a meal at the waterfront and watch cargo ships go by."
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The Business Improvement District is sponsoring this weekend's event, which runs Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
"We are looking forward to it immensely," said Andrew Silber, who owns The Whale & Ale on Seventh Street in San Pedro.
"San Pedro is very proud and again, unique is the word, because it's so old. It's kind of where Los Angeles started."