• False Bomb Threat Gets Pedro Man in Jail

    LONG BEACH —  A San Pedro man was arrested for making a bomb threat to a Walmart in Long Beach on July 21. Thirty-year-old Patrick Quintana, allegedly phoned in a bomb threat, at about 8:30 p.m. July 21, to the Walmart at the CityPlaceShopping Center in Long Beach, officials said. Police say the store was evacuated and a search was conduct

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  • Young Mother Killed in Long Beach

    LONG BEACH — A 23-year-old woman was killed on the morning of July 25, near 5th Street on Walnut Avenue in Long Beach. At about 6:20 a.m., Long Beach Police Department officers found Jazzmine Wash dead at the scene, laying on the courtyard of an apartment complex on Walnut Avenue, officials said. Wash had sustained multiple gunsh

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  • Justice Removed

    Dear Senator Lieu: I believe the San Pedro and Avalon courthouses should remain open, and that more of the fees collected by local courts should be used to operate and maintain these courts. This is a poor way to administer justice in our community and our State.

     Sincerely,

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  • Stuck On Stupid

    “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.”

    —Fredrick Douglas, address on West India Emancipation, 1857

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I find it enlightening that the above quote is

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  • Quinoa: The Ancient Grain Superfood

    by: Lori Lynn Hirsch Stokoe, Contributing Writer

    Popularity of this nutrient-rich “pseudo cereal” has exploded in recent years.

    Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is called the ancient grain super food, having been cultivated in the Andes mountain regions of South America for five millennia. Along with maize, quinoa was the main fo

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