Los Angeles, CA

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Vern Hall Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Vernon Hall was born in San Pedro in 1936. He grew up in San Pedro, attended UCLA to study engineering, and then came back to San Pedro, where he lives today. His grandfather is Swedish, lived in Minnesota until they moved to San Pedro in 1905.  His grandfather and father were machinists who worked on ships in the harbor. 

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Ron Reddick Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Oral history interview with Rod Reddick. 

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Irene Almeida Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Oral history interview with Irene Almeida.

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George Pasha Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Oral history interview with George Pasha.

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Dave Arian Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Oral history interview with Dave Arian.

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Justine Arian Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Oral history interview with Justine Arian.

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Enrico Salvo Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Enrico Salvo, an Italian native born in 1927, immigrated to the United States in 1955. His initial encounter with San Pedro came through his role as a merchant marine officer, a position that paved the way for his eventual settlement in Los Angeles. In the bustling city, Salvo carved out a career in logistics and transportation, demonstrating his acumen in the field by acquiring the company he was employed with.

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Joe Marino Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Joe Marino was born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1927.  In 1941, invited by his childhood friend Mr. LaPenta, Joe’s father decided to move to San Pedro. Joe Marino immediately began working in San Pedro as a newspaper boy, where he sold newspapers on the corner of Sixth and Beacon Street. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy. He worked as a Fisherman for a few years after his military service. Joe decided to go to college and major in education. He became a teacher and retired as a Principal from the City School District in 1987.

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Angie Papadakis Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Oral history interview with Angie Papadakis.

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Ron Rogers Port of Los Angeles Centennial Oral History Project

Oral history interview with Ron Rogers.

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