Stories Of Los Angeles Harbor Area:

For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

 

Our Mission

The Stories Of The Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (SOLAHA) aims to preserve the significant history of the people and communities of the Los Angeles harbor area that spans from the port towns of San Pedro and Wilmington, to include Lomita, Harbor City and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, recognizing what is inherent to inspire future generations to continue striving to make it a great place to live, work, and invest in as the area continues to progress.

Welcome

“The personal stories and memories that people share are to be treasured as they are the measure of lives well lived, from mundane to magnificent”, comments Stephanie Mardesich co-producer with Jack Baric of the oral history project. “The sentiments of individuals that reflect the community and its history, and shared values, remind from whence we came to guide and inspire others to recall their heritage, the environment of growing up or living near the sea, and appreciate on every level from the past, present, and looking to the future.”

Los Angeles County Supervisor
Janice Hahn, District 4

About

Jack Baric,
Director & Co-Producer

Jack Baric at Emmys Awards photoJack Baric is an Emmy Award winning producer and marketer and founder of Baric Media Entertainment and Gopher Crow Entertainment production and marketing company. His diverse professional endeavors include a passion for telling stories through the medium of film and video, marketing, economic development, and charitable good works.

Stephanie Mardesich,
Co-Producer

Stephanie MardesichFounder and director of the LA Harbor International Film Festival (LAHFIF) Mardesich was born and raised in San Pedro, California. She attended local public and private schools graduating with honors from San Pedro High School where she was active in student government and service clubs. The tradition of service was instilled in her from early childhood…

Credits

Stories Of Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (SOLAHA) (Volume I) Production Credits include:

Director:   Jack Baric
Producers:   Jack Baric & Stephanie Mardesich

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“So Very Interesting”

” Each time I see a glimpse into the pride and loyalty, and rich history felt by the diverse community that is San Pedro, I am impressed.”

“Fascinating Stories”

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note on how much I enjoyed last night. The SPBC food was good, the beer tasty and the stories fascinating and a great mix of topics!”

“I was smiling the entire time”

“I was smiling the entire time as I listened to Joe (Buscaino) tell his story. I thoroughly enjoy these oral histories.”

“Such special moments”

“Thank you for providing an opportunity to share such special moments with the Wilmington and San Pedro communities. I enjoyed hearing the stories and meeting participants.”

Contact Us

For more information regarding SOLAHA please contact:

Jack Baric, Director & Co-Producer

310/766-4884

Stephanie Mardesich, Co-Producer

310/519-0756