San Pedro leaders on Wednesday called the port-side, working-class community something it has never before been called - a "college town."
Marymount College celebrated the opening of its Waterfront Campus with tours of its new classrooms, conference rooms and offices on the first floor of the 11-story Pacific Place office building. The floor was most recently occupied by Northrop Grumman offices.
San Pedro leaders heralded the campus arrival as evidence that the city is on the upswing.
"It doesn't get any better than being a college town," said San Pedro Chamber of Commerce President Betsy Cheek.
Peter Rothe, cofounder of San Pedro Arts & Academic Alliance, acknowledged the community's blue-collar roots and its struggle to enhance the downtown area. read full Daily Breeze article
By Sandy Mazza, Staff Writer