@LATravelWriter Long story with an even longer history. Named after a WWII Army band. Fort MacArthur Museum should have more information.
Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles — America’s Port® and the premier gateway for international commerce — is located in San Pedro Bay, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. This thriving seaport not only sustains its competitive edge with record-setting cargo operations, but is also known for its groundbreaking environmental initiatives, progressive security measures, diverse recreational and educational facilities, and an emerging LA Waterfront.