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FOUR BUILDINGS AT THE FAR SOUTH END OF PORTS O’ CALL VILLAGE WILL BE REMOVED

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — November 5, 2010 — Work has begun at Ports O’Call Village to remove several buildings on the south end that have been under-utilized and in need of extensive repair in order to open up additional public space and view corridors for the public. Ports O’ Call Village will remain open seven days a week while the structures at the south end of Ports O’ Call are being dismantled and removed.

Existing tenants affected by the removal of the four structures will be relocated to other parts of Ports O’ Call Village. After the buildings are removed, landscaping and walkway repairs are planned. The demolition portion of the project is estimated to be completed in about five months.

The current work is unrelated to the San Pedro Waterfront Redevelopment Project, which was approved in 2009 by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission. The work is being done in cooperation with Ports O’Call Village and operator Jayme Wilson in an effort to improve the area and remove structures that are in disrepair.

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 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

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