The Diroccos: Early San Pedro settlers built fishing industry into town’s legacy

There wasn’t much to see when two Italian-born brothers sailed into San Pedro Bay in 1883. Although there were some shops in the downtown and an established railroad, old photographs of the bay itself show little more than a hilly waterfront with dirt roads dotted with shacks. But there was one major attraction: the fish. The ocean was teeming with them. [email protected]