fiNdings Art Center Executive Director, retired educator, Annette (Kaloper) Ciketic tells the sentimental story of how her parents tragedies were what brought them together to form their wonderful family.

July 28, 2022

Stories of Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (SOLAHA) Vol. III, No. 11

Annette (Kaloper) Ciketic remembers growing up when the tremendous prosperity of the of the fishing industry was  so vital to  building the town – churches, schools, community spaces; and, how women “ran San Pedro” when the fisherman were out to sea

Annette, known as dedicated educator and executive director of fINdings Art Center and Gallery, emphasizes the importance of  the fishing industry (dear to my heart and our family legacy), families helping raise each other’s children with strong community sprit;  and that “mothers will always know…..”

Well known for her community participation Annette currently serves on the Boards of the San Pedro Lions Club, and Port of Los Angeles High School among other worthy organizations, always exemplifying her personal philosophy “Engaging families and students and empowering women is the heart of my work.” 

As we progress in sending out the Vol. III stories though out the year we would like to acknowledge Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, District 4 without whose confidence in the project and authorizing LAC grant funding SOLAHA would not continue. Also our website sponsors: Renaissance Group (Eric Eisenberg), Steve Kleinjan-Clean San Pedro, Los Angeles City Council District 15, ILWU Foremen’s Union  #94, Hussey (State Farm) Insurance, and George Van Buren & Associates (accounting services) Peter Read Miller – sports photography ; and Port Town Websites for the design and management.



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