Hello San Pedro

Hello San Pedro

www.hellosanpedro.com
The Hello San Pedro Podcast is a local podcast about San Pedro, California and the community that lives and thrives here, hosted by Amanda Silva. On this podcast we focus on the people, talking to a new local person of interest each week and listening their story, their relation to San Pedro and discussing a broad variety of topics all relevant to this Los Angeles port town.


S2E6: Improving the Quality of Life for San Pedrans with Lee Williams
Oct 31 • 59 min
Happy Halloween! In today’s episode I sit down with Lee Williams who serves as Chairman of the Board for the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. We talk about everything San Pedro, including the development of the waterfront, Little Italy, local Real Estate…
S2E5: Using Art Therapy to Reduce Anxiety & Depression with Dr. Cora Ramirez-Vasquez
Oct 24 • 54 min
Mental Health Awareness Day recently passed and I was not about to let it go unnoticed. It’s important to shed light on mental health and reduce the stigma around seeing a therapist. To help me do this, in todays episode I’ve asked Dr. Cora…
S2E4: Meet Kristin & Nick of Colossus Bread + Pastry
Oct 18 • 56 min
Beware this episode will make you hungry! Today my guests are Kristin Colossus-Rodriguez and her husband Nick Rodriguez, co-owners of Colossus, a new bread and pastry shop right next door to the Chori-Man. Cohosting this episode with me is Marissa Haney,…
S2E3: Past & Present Honorary Mayors of San Pedro with Domenic & Pam Costa
Oct 4 • 56 min
Woo! It’s been a full year of the Hello San Pedro podcast! It’s an exciting time to be a San Pedran. This year has a lot in store for us and I can’t wait to talk about it on the show. Today’s guests are past and present Honorary Mayors of San Pedro,…
S2E2: Celebrating 10 Years of San Pedro Today with Joshua Stecker
Sep 26 • 53 min
Today on the show I am very excited to share with you my interview with Joshua Stecker, Founder and Editor In Chief of the San Pedro Today magazine as we celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary. Our cherished local magazine has informed us and captured the…
Local News Recap - Sept. 13 - Tragedy At Sunken City, No Swastikas Allowed & Our Girl Misty Gets An Award
Sep 13 • 28 min
Trying out a new type of episode! Let me know what you think. Direct message me on instagram @hellosppodcast , email me at [email protected] or visit the podcast website www.hellosanpedro.com. In this episode I do a short recap of the biggest local…
S2E1: Bukowski In Bronze with Angela Romero
Sep 5 • 51 min
Hello Season 2! In this new season you can expect more awesome interviews with amazing people who love San Pedro and lots more. Stay tuned for Patreon info where you can support the podcast and sponsorship info if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor.…
E40: Aiden Garcia-Sheffield - The Man Behind Pride On the Port
Aug 29 • 60 min
End of Season 1! Don’t worry, I’ll get right into Season 2 next week :) A much anticipated episode, in todays show I have none other than Aiden Garcia-Sheffield, a local community activist originally from Savannah Georgia. He is the Founder and President…
E39: Your Local Band The Habits w/ Wolf Bradley
Aug 23 • 59 min
This episode was prerecorded back in June but I wasn’t able to get it out at that time for a lot of personal reasons you can hear about in the previous episode. However, its a great interview with lead singer of the local band The Habits. Wolf Bradley was…
E38: Why I Ghosted On the Podcast for Two Months w/ Your Host Amanda Silva
Aug 15 • 27 min
Hey friends, I have a lot to say in this solo episode. I hope you have all been well and I appreciate you for sticking around. In this episode I talk about why I took an unannounced two month break from the podcast and what’s been going on in my life. In…
E37: How Harbor BusinessSource Center Is Creating Local Jobs w/ Derek Kissinger
Jun 14 • 55 min
In today’s episode I sit down with Derek Kissinger to hear how the Harbor BusinessSource Center is creating jobs for our local economy. Ashely Rios, a previous podcast guest and local business owner, joins us also to share her personal experience working…
E36: Why San Pedro Still Has A Long Way To Go w/ Chris Tucker
Jun 6 • 54 min
June is PRIDE month and in today’s episode Chris Tucker shares why he and his husband chose to leave San Pedro, even after they married here and purchased a home in the community. I offer a public apology to them and all our LGBTQ friends here in town.…
E35: An Update On Homelessness in San Pedro w/ Amber Sheikh-Ginsberg
May 30 • 72 min
In today’s episode I sit down with Amber Sheikh-Ginsberg, a local activist for our homeless community, to talk about the current state of homelessness in San Pedro and what we can expect from upcoming changes. Before we really get into the interview I ask…
E34: Healing Through Therapy & Sound with Artemis Tegan & Dona Colleen
May 23 • 66 min
In continuing with the theme of Mental Health Awareness month I sit down with two women who are helping people heal through therapy and sound. Today on the podcast I am joined by Artemis Tegan and Dona Colleen. Artemis Tegan is a licensed Marriage &…
E33: Elise Swanson - President & CEO of San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
May 17 • 44 min
In today’s episode I sit down with the President and CEO of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, Elise Swanson, to talk about all things small business. We discuss the needs of the local small business community, the challenges they face and what she…
E32: Mental Health Awareness w/ Rudy Caseres
May 10 • 60 min
In honor of Mental Health Awareness month I really wanted to shed light on the issues which is why this week’s episode I sit down with local Mental Health Advocate Rudy Caseres. Rudy Caseres is an award-winning mental health advocate, public speaker, and…
E31: Ashley Rios - Owner of Fit Culture Pilates
May 2 • 55 min
In this week’s episode I sit down with Ashley Rios, young entrepreneur and owner of Fit Culture Pilates. Ashley Rios and I hit it off really well in this episode and we talked a lot. We talked about really important realities of being a millennial such as…
E30: Green Girl Farms & A San Pedro Public Orchard w/ Lara Hughey & Army Linderborg
Apr 25 • 59 min
In today’s episode I sit with Green Girl Farms founder Lara Hughey and local fruit trader Army Linderborg to talk about their project idea to start a local community public orchard here in San Pedro. Read the full show notes at…
E29: Local Coffee Pop-up “Trinity CBC” w/ Paul Bobadilla
Apr 18 • 50 min
In this week’s episode I sit down with Paul Bobadilla and his wife Christina to talk about their new local business, a coffee pop-up. Before I get to the conversation part of this episode, I first announce the winner of our Instagram giveaway. Badfish…
E28: Carolina Brown - Owner of Rok ‘n’ Ell Baby Boutique & More
Apr 11 • 37 min
In this week’s episode I sit down and chat with Carolina Brown, owner of Rok ‘n’ Ell Baby Boutique. We discuss her small business journey and what it’s like to have a small business at Weymouth Corners. In the beginning of this episode I make a couple…
E27: Angela “Romee” Romero - The SP Heritage Museum, “San Pedro Built” & Townee Tours
Mar 28 • 60 min
In today’s episode I bring back my favorite repeat guest, Angela “Romee” Romero, to celebrate her recent honor of being recognized by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce and to talk about her recent endeavors, including the San Pedro Heritage Museum, its…
E26: Let’s Talk About Money with Christian Lopez
Mar 21 • 74 min
On today’s episode, I invite a friend and personal finance professional, Christian Lopez, to join me in discussing the topic of money. With the threat of automation on the port and with the middle class getting smaller and smaller everyday, we thought it…
E25: Ryan Blaney - SP’s Growing Tech Hub w/ Local Technology Lawyer
Mar 14 • 47 min
This week’s guest is Ryan Blaney, a local technology lawyer who has started his firm Bolinimi International here in San Pedro and is dedicated to growing San Pedro’s local tech hub. He is passionate about helping local entrepreneurs get their ideas off…
E24: Pam Costa - Local Charity Fundraising Champion
Mar 7 • 56 min
This week’s guest is Pam Costa and experienced and successful fundraiser in the San Pedro community, a Leadership Director at POLAHS and wife of current Honorary Mayor title holder, Domenic Costa. Today’s episode is the ultimate female inspired episode in…
E23: George Palaziol - Serving San Pedro
Feb 28 • 60 min
This week’s guest is George Palaziol, a born and raised San Pedran, an active community member and creator of local Facebook group “Serving San Pedro”. George Palaziol was born and raised in San Pedro. He tells us about what it was like growing up in San…
E22: Manuel Jimenez - Owner of Black Knight Patrol
Feb 21 • 53 min
This week’s guest is Manuel Jimenez, the young owner of Black Knight Patrol, a local private security company. At 25 he has accomplished a lot and now he’s running for Honorary Mayor. This episode starts off with me reading two great reviews that the…
E21: Rudy Caseres - Local Mental Health Advocate
Feb 14 • 65 min
Today’s guest is Rudy Caseres, an award winning mental health advocate born and raised in San Pedro. He shares his own mental health journey and gives advice to those struggling with mental health, depression and or suicidal thoughts. In the beginning of…
E20: THE CHORI-MAN with Humberto Raygoza & Mandy Barton
Feb 7 • 67 min
In today’s episode we get to hear first hand from Humberto Raygoza, AKA The Chori-Man, and his business partner, Mandy Barton, how he became LA’s number one chorizo maker. Together they run The Chori-Man, a local chorizo deli located on 24th and Alma St.…
E19: Stacy Jackson - Owner of NUDA Juice Shop
Jan 31 • 56 min
Today’s episode guest is a local business owner who is passionate about health and wellness and left her career in fashion to open a vegan organic juice shop in San Pedro with the mission of reversing Cancer. Stacy Jackson, originally from Moreno Valley…
E18: Podcasting In Pedro with Angel Lem of LEMeKNOW Podcast
Jan 24 • 66 min
Today’s episode guest is a fellow local podcaster with the goal of giving local people of interest a platform to share their passions. Angel tells his story wrapped in humor so this is definitely one of the funniest episodes I’ve recorded so far. I heard…
E17: Stephanie Trevizo-Lopez
Jan 17 • 63 min
In this week’s episode Stephanie and I explore the tiny house lifestyle, the possibilities of real estate investing and explore the idea of more people of the community investing in the community. I give a lengthy intro and do my best to prepare the…
E16: Stacy Trevizo - Owner of Cryptospace
Jan 10 • 57 min
Our guest in this week’s episode is also our sponsor! Meet the owner of our local crypto currency lounge Cryptospace located in downtown San Pedro. In the beginning of this episode I update our listeners on the LAUSD Teacher Strike that was originally…
E15: Angela Romero - San Pedro’s Historian
Jan 4 • 63 min
Our guest from episode one has returned to start us off in the new year! She tells us her personal story and shares her journey to becoming San Pedro’s local historian. You might remember Angela Romero from our very first episode. In that episode she…
E14: Yolanda Regalado - Owner of Sirens Java & Tea
Dec 27, 2018 • 46 min
Meet the owner of Sirens Java & Tea, listen to her personal story and how her dream of opening a coffee shop came to fruition. After she retired from the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department Yolanda Regalado wanted to fulfill a long time dream of hers to open…
E13: Why LAUSD Teachers Are Ready To Strike with Jennifer McAfee
Dec 20, 2018 • 69 min
Hear why LAUSD teachers are ready to strike as early as mid January, 2019 from someone with 20 years of experience as a teacher and sits on the UTLA Board of Directors. My guest in this episode is born and raised in San Pedro, and a Dodson Middle School…
E12: Cristal & Nancy Bueno - Local Latina Makers of Bueno Designs
Dec 13, 2018 • 56 min
Meet the local makers behind the Mexican culture inspired business, Bueno Designs: The Bueno Sisters, Cristal and Nancy Bueno. We sat down for delicious hot chocolate at Sirens Java & Tea and talked about the recent local Dia De Los Muertos event in…
E11: San Pedro Food Scene with Gio Koletty
Dec 6, 2018 • 66 min
What are the most iconic food spots in San Pedro? Listen to me and my cohost, world traveling chef and local foodie, Gio Koletty talk about all things food in San Pedro. So I knew my friend, Gio Koletty, is a big local foodie. I didn’t know that early in…
E10: The Local Fruit Trading Scene in SP with Army Linderborg
Nov 29, 2018 • 66 min
Did you know there is a local fruit trading scene in San Pedro? In this tenth episode Army Linderborg joins me to tell us about all the amazing fruit that is being grown literally in our backyards. Army Linderborg is not from here but she’s definitely a…
E9: Homelessness in San Pedro with Amber Sheikh Ginsberg
Nov 22, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode Amber Sheikh Ginsberg and I have a serious discussion about one of the community’s most heated topics: homelessness. She is probably one of the most informed and qualified people in the area I could possibly have this discussion with as…
E8: Cindy Bradley - The Ballet Teacher Behind Misty Copeland
Nov 15, 2018 • 65 min
Interview guest, Cindy Bradley, sits down with me to share her history with ballet, her coming-to-San-Pedro story, and how she knew Misty Copeland was destined for greatness from the start. Cindy and I chat about the podcast and she immediately brings up…
E7: Ryan Hart & Michael Ortiz - Head Coaches of SPHS Boys Soccer Team
Nov 8, 2018 • 64 min
Interview guests Ryan Hart and Michael Ortiz share with me their hope for the San Pedro High School Boys soccer team as they take on their first year as Co-Coaches. Michael and Ryan have both grown up together in San Pedro and even attended the same…
E6: Mike Real - A Local Artist Highlighting Real Issues
Nov 1, 2018 • 60 min
Interview guest, Mike Real, tells me about his upbringing in the Rancho San Pedro Projects and how growing up around gang violence motivated to spread positivity through his music. Mike Real is a native San Pedran, his mom being from San Pedro and his…
E5: Homesick for Pedro with Marissa Haney
Oct 25, 2018 • 60 min
Co-host Marissa and I talk about what its like to miss San Pedro. She, living on the east coast now, describes the details of her hometown that she misses most and what it’s like being so far from home. Marissa Haney, my life-long best friend, was born…
E4: Julie Bender - The Artist Behind The 25th St. Mural
Oct 18, 2018 • 66 min
In the intro I make a PSA reminder to register to vote if you haven’t already. Oct. 22nd is the last day to register to vote (link below). Julie and I sat down with our Siren’s coffee in her former art studio, her artwork still hanging on the walls. She…
E3: Fan-Girling Over Misty Copeland with Megan Barnes
Oct 11, 2018 • 54 min
Megan and I are huge fans of Misty Copeland but Megan knew of her before she was a ballerina and later she had the privilege of actually interviewing her a couple times at the top of her career as a dancer. Together we discuss her first time trying ballet…
E2: Wolf Bradley - Lead Singer of Local Band The Habits
Oct 4, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode we talk about growing up as a dancer in San Pedro, how it prepared him for being in a band and where the inspiration came from for their latest single “Robber In A Dress”. Wolf grew up as a ballet dancer, dancing in almost every local…
E1: 1ST EPISODE! Why SP Is So Special w/ Angela Romero
Sep 28, 2018 • 45 min
In this introduction episode hear what inspired me to start a local podcast and what makes San Pedro so special with local historian and columnist for San Pedro Today magazine, Angela “Romee” Romero. Romee and I talk about what makes San Pedro so special…