The Port of Los Angeles, also called Los Angeles Harbor Department, is a port complex that occupies 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 mi of waterfront and adjoins the separate Port of Long Beach. The port is located in San Pedro Bay in the San Pedro and Wilmington neighborhoods of Los Angeles, approximately 20 mi south of downtown. A department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles employs nearly 1,000 people, and is the busiest container port in the United States. For public safety, the Port of Los Angeles utilizes the Los Angeles Port Police to fight crime and terrorism, and the Los Angeles City Lifeguards to provide lifeguarding services for inner Cabrillo Beach. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

For the third year in a row, the San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant, the largest restaurant in California, will be hosting its YouTube Scholarship Contest for creative students attending the four main high schools in the port communities of San Pedro and Wilmington, CA. “This contest in years past has allowed students to create dozens of amazing videos showing how great the port communities are for families and kids,” said Mike Ungaro, Vice President, San Pedro Fish Market. “Video entries to the scholarship contest have generated over 125,000 views in just two years and we are already off to a strong start this year.” High school students enrolled at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic High School, Port of Los Angeles High School, and San Pedro High School all in San Pedro, CA, and, Banning High School in Wilmington, CA are able to enter the scholarship contest by coordinating with their school to post a video to YouTube highlighting what makes their home town and school special to them. “Like many communities across the country, the great parts of Wilmington and San Pedro often get missed by the world at large,” explained Mike Ungaro. “We wanted kids in their own heartfelt videos to explain how much their great hometowns mean to them.” The scholarship contest began officially February 15 after coordination with the four high schools. Students began posting the videos, which are link archived as well at sanpedrofish.com, shortly afterwards. Students have until April 15 to finish posting videos with the winner being determined by most views through May 5. A winner will be announced at a special ceremony at the San Pedro Fish Market in mid-May. “Every student’s voice matters to us and so the winners are chosen by the views they generate on YouTube,” said Ungaro. “At the awards ceremony, every entry qualifies for recognition from us, while the winners receive $1,000 each. It’s a great opportunity to prepare kids for college and help them tell their stories.” For more information on the videos or to see the entries, go to sanpedrofish.com. ABOUT SAN PEDRO FISH MARKET Founded in 1956, San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant has grown into a top rated destination on the LA waterfront whose seafood, Lonely Planet described by saying, “Seafood feasts don't get any more decadent than at this family-run harbor-view institution.” Routinely serving more than 25,000 diners each week, San Pedro Fish Market is also one of the most nationally recognized brands online, in social media where it has been recognized as one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in America for 2015 and 2016, and in the frozen food section of premium and mass market supermarkets where consumers can pick from three microwavable versions of our World Famous Shrimp Tray. Just as at the restaurant and market, all ingredients are the freshest available and meant to be prepared and enjoyed directly in the kitchen with your favorite ice cold beverage. For more information, go to our website at http://ow.ly/obvmS.


News Article | April 19, 2017
Site: www.forbes.com

A battle for the future of clean trucks is breaking out. A week after Elon Musk said an electric Tesla semi is coming, Toyota sped ahead of him in its own exhaust-free truck: a hydrogen-powered 18-wheeler created to haul cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. The carmaker’s truck, dubbed “Project Portal," fulfills a promise Toyota made in November to scale up the fuel cell system used in its Mirai sedan for a semi as part of a feasibility study. The Class 8 truck Toyota created using a Kenworth chassis, generates more than 670 horsepower from electricity generated by two Mirai fuel cell stacks -- enough to pull a total of 80,000 pounds. The truck also uses a bigger motor and battery than that in its midsize sedan, and should average 200 miles per fueling of compressed hydrogen gas. “The power is large enough and the drivability and performance, everything, has to meet the current diesel truck requirement,” Toyota Senior Executive Engineer Takehito Yokoo told Forbes. “Because we are using a hydrogen fuel cell and motor, this is an EV, but not a battery-powered EV. The exhaust emission is zero, only water vapor coming out.” Daily operation of the truck at the port, hauling cargo offloaded from ships to rail distribution centers, will run for an indeterminate period. For now, this is only a test of the technology and Toyota hasn’t committed to turning the truck power system into a commercial program, Yokoo said. Running the study at one of the country’s busiest cargo terminals is intentional owing to persistent air pollution generated there by a heavy concentration of diesel trucks. California has pushed automakers for years to sell more types of low- and no-exhaust vehicles – including Prius hybrids, Mirai fuel cell cars and Tesla's battery-powered models  – and wants similar options for heavy commercial vehicles. “By bringing this heavy duty, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell proof of concept truck to the Port, Toyota has planted a flag that we hope many others will follow,” Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, said in a statement. “CARB will be following the progress of this feasibility study with interest as we look to develop the best mix of regulations and incentives to rapidly expand the market for the cleanest, most efficient big trucks to meet the need for dramatic change in the freight sector.” Advocates of hydrogen see it as an abundant, clean alternative to petroleum that provides similar driving range and refueling time, versus hours for batteries. Tesla’s Musk is among its biggest critics, citing lower energy efficiency relative to batteries and storage challenges. He’s dubbed the technology “fool cells.” Musk said Tesla would show its semi in September, but provided no details about the project, in terms of performance, price, range or when such a vehicle might go into production. While batteries are storage devices for electricity, fuel cells make it in a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen that produces only water as a byproduct. For years, fuel cells themselves, because they used precious metals and exotic high-tech plastics, were both very costly and less durable than conventional gasoline engines. But two decades of dogged development efforts by Toyota, Honda, General Motors and Hyundai are showing progress. Toyota’s Mirai sedan, about the size of a Camry, sells in California for about $57,000, and Honda’s competing Clarity model is available to consumers in the state for lease only, at $369 a month. Both go more than 300 miles per fueling. Hyundai also leases a fuel cell version of its Tucson SUV in California and this month said it would have a new hydrogen SUV arriving in 2018 with at least 500 miles of range. General Motors has created a hydrogen fuel cell version of its Colorado pickup truck that’s being evaluated by the U.S. Army, and it has partnership to produce fuel cells with Honda at a Michigan factory. Hino, Toyota’s commercial vehicle unit, has hydrogen buses operating in Japan, while another subsidiary makes fuel cell forklifts. Over the past year, Toyota engineers spent a great deal of time with trucking companies at the Southern California port to learn the daily requirements of the vehicles they use, according to Craig Scott, national manager for Toyota’s U.S. advanced technology group. “They had done a lot of pilot programs with CNG and electric vehicles and they all had the same complaints: ‘It’s not really feasible. We can’t replace our diesel trucks with these because we can’t refuel quickly or the performance of the truck isn’t good enough,’” Scott told Forbes. “We thought great, the fuel cell handles both of those.” Alan Ohnsman covers the intersection of technology, autos and mobility. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.


News Article | April 20, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

Toyota has secretly been working on an ambitious project to build a zero-emission Class 8 truck to replace diesel-powered big-rigs. Dubbed "Project Portal," the experiment fits a fuel cell drivetrain derived from Toyota production cars into a modified Kenworth T660 chassis to test hydrogen's viability in heavy-duty applications. In the process, Toyota made a high performance screamer that blows away the diesel-powered competition. John O'Dell over at Trucks.com has the exclusive, behind-the-scenes story of Toyota's quest to build a fuel cell big-rig. The whole thing is an excellent read, revealing how Toyota managed to build this fuel cell-powered rig in roughly seven months, using two fuel cell stacks sourced from the production Toyota Mirai to power a custom-designed electric motor cranking out 670 horsepower and 1325 lb-ft of torque. But it's the truck's performance that really blew our minds. Trucks.com reports that the 21,970-lb. Project Portal truck can accelerate from 25 to 55 miles per hour in just 6.3 seconds. Even better, a Toyota spokesperson tells Road & Track that the unladen rig can sprint from a stop to 60 mph in roughly 10 seconds. That means the Toyota big rig would run neck-and-neck in a stoplight drag race against a bone-stock 1970 BMW 2002-though the more powerful 2002 tii, with its 9.0-second 0-60, would trounce the Class 8 truck. Still, that's outrageous acceleration from a vehicle that tips the scales at nearly 11 tons before you hitch up the trailer. And as Toyota illustrates with video evidence, it absolutely runs away from a conventional big-rig pulling an identical, empty trailer from a standing start. Toyota announced today that the Project Portal big rig will take part in a feasibility study coordinated with the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, and the Port of Los Angeles. The zero-emissions truck will be used to conduct "port drayage," or short-distance cargo hauling, testing the rig's durability and performance while hauling nearly 60,000 lbs of cargo. Toyota says that, under these use conditions, the rig has an estimated driving range of more than 200 miles per fill-up, consuming 40 kilograms of compressed hydrogen in the process. To learn more about Project Portal, and how Toyota hopes this experiment can help solve the infrastructure and refueling challenges that currently face hydrogen-powered fuel cells, check out the full report over at Trucks.com. And the next time someone waxes rhapsodic about the original BMW 2002, remind them that modern technology means a zero-emissions big-rig can match it in acceleration. You Might Also Like


« Honda unveils new CR-V Hybrid SUV at Auto Shanghai 2017 | Main | BMW of North America and partners to install up to 100 EV charging stations in and around US National Parks » Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) revealed “Project Portal”—a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty trucks applied in a Class 8 truck for use at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA). Announced at a press conference with Port officials and representatives from California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), the zero-emission truck proof-of-concept will take part in a feasibility study examining the potential of fuel cell technology in heavy duty applications. The study will begin this summer and contribute to the Port’s Clean Air Action Plan, which has significantly reduced harmful emissions from operations at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles since 2005. As they did with the Prius and the Mirai, Toyota is taking a leap into the future of technology. By bringing this heavy-duty, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell proof-of-concept truck to the Port, Toyota has planted a flag that we hope many others will follow. CARB will be following the progress of this feasibility study with interest, as we look to develop the best mix of regulations and incentives to rapidly expand the market for the cleanest, most efficient big trucks to meet the need for dramatic change in the freight sector. Project Portal is the next step in Toyota’s effort to broaden the application of zero-emission fuel cell technology that can serve a range of industries. It is a fully functioning heavy-duty truck with the power and torque capacity to conduct port drayage operations while emitting nothing but water vapor. Heavy-duty vehicles make up a significant percentage of the annual emissions output at the Port of Los Angeles, and the Portal feasibility study may provide another path to further reduce emissions. The Project Portal platform is designed to provide the target performance required to support port drayage operations. The truck generates more than 670 hp and 1325 lb-ft (1796 N·m) of torque from two Mirai fuel cell stacks and a 12 kWh battery—a relatively small battery to support Class-8 load operations. As shown in the video below, the fuel-cell truck delivers excellent acceleration performance, compared to a conventional diesel. The concept’s gross combined weight capacity is 80,000 lbs., and its estimated driving range is more than 200 miles per fill, under normal drayage operation. Project Portal is just one part of Toyota’s ongoing commitment to fuel cell technology. It follows on the company’s continued work to expand California’s hydrogen refueling infrastructure, including the recently announced partnership with Shell to increase the number of hydrogen refueling stations in the state. (Earlier post.) Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles play a role in California’s efforts to achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, improve air quality, and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. That’s why the California Energy Commission is investing in the refueling infrastructure needed to support adoption of these vehicles. The Commission applauds Toyota for putting this cutting edge technology to use a heavy-duty freight proof of concept. This demo will show how fuel cells can help support the heavy-duty sector’s efforts to increase efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase competitiveness.


News Article | May 31, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"CrabFest" has been named one of the Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association and has been recognized by Coastal Living Magazine, GQ Magazine, Saveur, and others as one of the top seafood festivals in North America. More than 14 tons of Dungeness crab is pulled from local waters each year, enabling festival-goers to savor the freshest crab available. A crab feed in the 10,000 square foot Crab Central tent features large whole crabs, fresh corn and cole slaw. Throughout the grounds, 14 local and regional restaurants will serve-up everything from crab bisque to Dungeness paella and much more! Non-seafood and vegetarian dishes will also be available. Active members of the military and their spouses can enjoy a full, fresh crab dinner at the discounted price of $25.00. The full price for the Crab dinner is $29.00. In addition to great food, there's live music throughout the event, local beer and wine, and a Chef Demonstration Stage featuring Shaun O'Neale, winner of FOX TV's MasterChef Season 7, and Kate McDermott, James Beard Award finalist and author of the "Art of the Pie" cookbook. A Sunday non-denominational "Crab Revival" and a Chowder Cook-Off round out the event. Crabfest is a seasonal highlight for Port Angeles, located in a region long known as an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with a growing reputation for culinary adventure. During the fall, travelers can visit artisan wineries, take a county farm tour and savor local cuisine at a waterfront resort. The area's diverse geography features glacially sculpted peaks and towering old growth forest and wild ocean beaches enhanced by living tribal cultures, historic seaport towns and rolling agricultural land. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/16th-annual-dungeness-crab--seafood-festival-300466037.html


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: worldmaritimenews.com

CMA CGM George Washington, a newly built ultra large container vessel (ULCV) owned by French shipping giant CMA CGM, arrived recently at the Port of Los Angeles on its maiden voyage. Built at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea, the 14,414 TEU boxship was delivered to CMA CGM on April 20, the company’s data shows. CMA CGM G. Washinton, which flies the flag of the United Kingdom, features a length of 366 meters and a width of 48.2 meters. The giant boxship has a market value of USD 103.28 million, according to information provided by VesselsValue. Currently, CMA CGM’s fleet is made up of 444 vessels with a combined capacity of 2.208 million TEUs.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: worldmaritimenews.com

The Port of Los Angeles has shared a video of the Batmobile arriving to APL Terminal’s Pier 300, with a special escort by Los Angeles Port Police. The Batmobile, which featured in Batman Begins, Batman: The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, arrived from Gotham City, Batman’s fictional home, to Southern Counties Express’ Warehouse, from where it was transported to the Port of Los Angeles. The vehicle is headed to an undisclosed overseas location, the port said.


DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2017 / With keen ability for predicting market trends, famed Texas developer and investor Marcus Hiles began his distinguished career developing affordable properties that offered upscale amenities. To date his companies manage and own over 15,000 townhomes and apartments across Texas. His vision for offering luxury homes to working class Texans revolutionized the Dallas real estate landscape. Now, Hiles is taking his property expertise and focusing on the areas poised for exponential growth - Woodlands and coastal regions of Houston. There has been much speculation about how President-elect Donald Trump will affect real estate policies when he enters office in January. Many investors are looking forward to having a businessman in the role of President of the United States, believing this is an opportunity to lessen many of the regulations being applied to businesses. Even with his extensive background in real estate, Trump has been mostly silent about what his impact in this area will be. According to a recent Forbes article written by Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist of National Association of REALTORS, one of Trump's biggest influences on the property industry could be changes in some form to the Dodd-Frank financial regulation. "A clear positive would be the lifting of compliance costs imposed on small-sized banks. Around 10,000 local and community banks have traditionally been the source of funding for construction and land development loans. With less regulatory burden, these small banks can make more loans and will boost home building activity – something that is needed in the current housing situation." The growing municipality of Houston ranks as the fourth largest metro area in the United States, coming in just behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Nearly half of all Fortune 500 energy companies are headquartered here, giving the city unparalleled influence in the global energy industry. Much of Houston's job and population growth has been driven by the energy industry. The expansion of the Panama Canal also offers big benefits to the city, where industrial giants strive to beat West Coast competitors in attaining foreign goods. The Port of Houston is the second busiest port in the United States, quickly becoming competitive with the Port of Los Angeles for trade and jobs. And the Texas Medical Center, sitting just three miles south of downtown, has over 100,000 employees and includes facilities such as hospitals, research institutions, nursing programs, pharmacy schools, and a dental school. Active in the real estate market for over twenty-five years, Marcus Hiles is a graduate of Pepperdine University and Rice University with a deep commitment to education. His philanthropic contributions include over $2.5 million donated to various K-12 initiatives, after school programs, and job placement programs. Coming from humble beginnings as the son of an inner city minister, Hiles funded three large Churches in Texas as well as his home state of Massachusetts. He also underwrote a $13 million environmentally impactful tree planting initiative. Marcus Hiles is driven by his unwavering commitment to create communities and improve the lives of others. Marcus Hiles - Chairman & CEO of Western Rim Property Services: http://www.MarcusHiles-News.com Marcus D Hiles Founder Of Texas based Western Rim Property: http://www.marcusdhiles.com Marcus D Hiles- Real Estate Entrepreneur- marcusdhiles.us: http://www.marcushilesdallas.com Marcus Hiles - New Luxury Apartments in Frisco, TX - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsJNbfOh-g


DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2017 / With keen ability for predicting market trends, famed Texas developer and investor Marcus Hiles began his distinguished career developing affordable properties that offered upscale amenities. To date his companies manage and own over 15,000 townhomes and apartments across Texas. His vision for offering luxury homes to working class Texans revolutionized the Dallas real estate landscape. Now, Hiles is taking his property expertise and focusing on the areas poised for exponential growth - Woodlands and coastal regions of Houston. There has been much speculation about how President-elect Donald Trump will affect real estate policies when he enters office in January. Many investors are looking forward to having a businessman in the role of President of the United States, believing this is an opportunity to lessen many of the regulations being applied to businesses. Even with his extensive background in real estate, Trump has been mostly silent about what his impact in this area will be. According to a recent Forbes article written by Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist of National Association of REALTORS, one of Trump's biggest influences on the property industry could be changes in some form to the Dodd-Frank financial regulation. "A clear positive would be the lifting of compliance costs imposed on small-sized banks. Around 10,000 local and community banks have traditionally been the source of funding for construction and land development loans. With less regulatory burden, these small banks can make more loans and will boost home building activity – something that is needed in the current housing situation." The growing municipality of Houston ranks as the fourth largest metro area in the United States, coming in just behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Nearly half of all Fortune 500 energy companies are headquartered here, giving the city unparalleled influence in the global energy industry. Much of Houston's job and population growth has been driven by the energy industry. The expansion of the Panama Canal also offers big benefits to the city, where industrial giants strive to beat West Coast competitors in attaining foreign goods. The Port of Houston is the second busiest port in the United States, quickly becoming competitive with the Port of Los Angeles for trade and jobs. And the Texas Medical Center, sitting just three miles south of downtown, has over 100,000 employees and includes facilities such as hospitals, research institutions, nursing programs, pharmacy schools, and a dental school. Active in the real estate market for over twenty-five years, Marcus Hiles is a graduate of Pepperdine University and Rice University with a deep commitment to education. His philanthropic contributions include over $2.5 million donated to various K-12 initiatives, after school programs, and job placement programs. Coming from humble beginnings as the son of an inner city minister, Hiles funded three large Churches in Texas as well as his home state of Massachusetts. He also underwrote a $13 million environmentally impactful tree planting initiative. Marcus Hiles is driven by his unwavering commitment to create communities and improve the lives of others. Marcus Hiles - Chairman & CEO of Western Rim Property Services: http://www.MarcusHiles-News.com Marcus D Hiles Founder Of Texas based Western Rim Property: http://www.marcusdhiles.com Marcus D Hiles- Real Estate Entrepreneur- marcusdhiles.us: http://www.marcushilesdallas.com Marcus Hiles - New Luxury Apartments in Frisco, TX - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsJNbfOh-g DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 10, 2017 / With keen ability for predicting market trends, famed Texas developer and investor Marcus Hiles began his distinguished career developing affordable properties that offered upscale amenities. To date his companies manage and own over 15,000 townhomes and apartments across Texas. His vision for offering luxury homes to working class Texans revolutionized the Dallas real estate landscape. Now, Hiles is taking his property expertise and focusing on the areas poised for exponential growth - Woodlands and coastal regions of Houston. There has been much speculation about how President-elect Donald Trump will affect real estate policies when he enters office in January. Many investors are looking forward to having a businessman in the role of President of the United States, believing this is an opportunity to lessen many of the regulations being applied to businesses. Even with his extensive background in real estate, Trump has been mostly silent about what his impact in this area will be. According to a recent Forbes article written by Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist of National Association of REALTORS, one of Trump's biggest influences on the property industry could be changes in some form to the Dodd-Frank financial regulation. "A clear positive would be the lifting of compliance costs imposed on small-sized banks. Around 10,000 local and community banks have traditionally been the source of funding for construction and land development loans. With less regulatory burden, these small banks can make more loans and will boost home building activity – something that is needed in the current housing situation." The growing municipality of Houston ranks as the fourth largest metro area in the United States, coming in just behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Nearly half of all Fortune 500 energy companies are headquartered here, giving the city unparalleled influence in the global energy industry. Much of Houston's job and population growth has been driven by the energy industry. The expansion of the Panama Canal also offers big benefits to the city, where industrial giants strive to beat West Coast competitors in attaining foreign goods. The Port of Houston is the second busiest port in the United States, quickly becoming competitive with the Port of Los Angeles for trade and jobs. And the Texas Medical Center, sitting just three miles south of downtown, has over 100,000 employees and includes facilities such as hospitals, research institutions, nursing programs, pharmacy schools, and a dental school. Active in the real estate market for over twenty-five years, Marcus Hiles is a graduate of Pepperdine University and Rice University with a deep commitment to education. His philanthropic contributions include over $2.5 million donated to various K-12 initiatives, after school programs, and job placement programs. Coming from humble beginnings as the son of an inner city minister, Hiles funded three large Churches in Texas as well as his home state of Massachusetts. He also underwrote a $13 million environmentally impactful tree planting initiative. Marcus Hiles is driven by his unwavering commitment to create communities and improve the lives of others. Marcus Hiles - Chairman & CEO of Western Rim Property Services: http://www.MarcusHiles-News.com Marcus D Hiles Founder Of Texas based Western Rim Property: http://www.marcusdhiles.com Marcus D Hiles- Real Estate Entrepreneur- marcusdhiles.us: http://www.marcushilesdallas.com Marcus Hiles - New Luxury Apartments in Frisco, TX - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsJNbfOh-g


News Article | September 22, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Port Angeles, Washington, Sept. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two annual fall festivals create two great excuses for a fall three-day weekend getaway to the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park, located just a few hours from Seattle. Beer festivals are a common phenomenon within the Pacific Northwest’s beer-rich scene, but this three year-old craft beer, wine, and cider festival is a little different. Downtown Port Angeles’ art scene is the ideal backdrop for a block party in the streets with live music. This year’s festival is featuring progressive live art installations throughout the weekend, including a “Game of Thrones” style throne made from wine and beer bottles throughout the weekend by local artist Tia Stephens. More than 30 artists and crafters will be selling unique handmade items only and original pieces of art, too. Over 20 regional breweries, wineries and cideries will be serving up special releases and seasonal varieties throughout the weekend. Kids can enjoy Port Angeles brewed Bedford Soda Root Beer at the root beer garden hosted by the Port Angeles Boys and Girls Club. The music-in-the-streets scene starts on Friday at 6 P.M. with Grandpa’s Grandkids followed by Lucky Brown at 8 P.M. The bier cart will be selling a big selection of beers and wines from across Washington state. “Bringing high-caliber music acts paired with an amazing selection of craft beverages, crafters and artists is unique for a town of our size” says Angela Oppelt, co-owner of the Next Door Gastropub in downtown Port Angeles and one of the brains behind the beer festival. “Arts and Draughts is made possible by a handful of community-loving volunteers working year-round to provide a fun and unique experience for the people of Port Angeles and our visitors who love beer, wine, art and live music.” This event is a fundraiser for the Port Angeles Downtown Association, which supports their on-going mission to promote a healthy and prosperous downtown. Downtown Port Angeles shops, restaurants and bars will be offering special deals and discounts throughout the weekend and staying open late for after hours events. Extra tasting tokens, daily and three-day passes are available. Weekend passes are $45 at the festival and includes a commemorative tasting mug, front-row access to the live bands and a five-token tasting package. For more information and the schedule of events, visit www.portangelesbeerfest.com. On the banks of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in downtown Port Angeles, thousands of pounds of crab are caught and served up at this annual festival, named one of the most acclaimed seafood festivals in North America. Last year, attendees noshed on over 14,000 pounds of fresh Dungeness crab. You can also fill your plate with a variety of fresh-from-the-sea seafood options ranging from oysters and mussels to clam chowder and even geoduck sashimi, a hard to find delicacy. “The Port Angeles Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival is different from other Pacific Northwest crab and seafood festivals. All of the Dungeness crab for our event is caught by local fishermen in traditional fishing grounds on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Dungeness Bay, and at nearby Discovery Bay, home of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe” says Scott Nagel, executive director of the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, “The crab is caught and served as fresh as possible.” In addition to filling your belly with seafood, enjoy a host of events focused around culinary and cuisine and family fun. Celebrity chef Shaun O’Neale, the winner of FOX TV’s MasterChef Season 7 will make an appearance along with several other notable chefs to cook up Olympic Coast Cuisine using fresh, local ingredients: Kate McDermott, James Beard Award finalist and author of the “Art of the Pie” cookbook; Seattle Chef and cookbook author Cynthia Nims; Jonas Stadtlander, executive chef, Sooke Harbour House. The kids will dig the popular grab-a-crab tank derby where they can fish for their own crab – and keep it if they catch a tagged one! Live music, a chowder cook-off, a marine debris art exhibit, rowing demos, and a 5K run along the Port Angeles waterfront round out the long weekend of crab-inspired events. To beat the crab-hungry crowds, plan on arriving on Thursday evening and dig in on Friday starting at noon. Not only will you have a bit more elbow room, but you will also save a little on hotel room rates and crab dinner tickets. Sunday is also a good day to attend with less people and a full day of culinary experiences from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M. And don’t worry, they never ever run out of crab. This is a free event. Crab dinners can be purchased at the festival or in advance at the website. Pets are not allowed in the food tents. For more information and the current schedule of events, visit www.crabfestival.org. Visit Port Angeles is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) of Port Angeles, Washington – the largest city on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula and the primary gateway to the Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We are a non-membership economic development extension of the City of Port Angeles with a mission to promote tourism and create nothing but happy vacation memories. To plan your Olympic National Park vacation or to order the latest Visitor Guide, go to www.VisitPortAngeles.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b1a54bda-6686-430d-879a-4fd4945edd78 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7c6dd846-e39e-4c9d-b882-2e429ef62071 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/474cfbc0-bbd3-4dab-954b-a01509453db8

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