• Palos Verdes Art Center Displays A Garden of Excesses

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The Palos Verdes Peninsula, with its rolling hills covered with lush trees and fauna, has some of the most beautiful gardens in all of California. It’s a setting fit for the works of artist Ángel Ricardo Ricardo Rios. This month the Palos Verdes Art Center

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  • County Supervisors Move Against Wage Theft, Raise Minimum Wage

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On July 21, a majority of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed two measures to raise the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour by 2020, affecting an estimated 155,000 workers. The board also unanimously passed a third motion taking aim at wage theft. That

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  • Our Neighbors Without Shelter

    The nexus between global trade, gentrification and homeless

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I recently read an article in a daily paper that explained how increasing property values have matched the growing homeless population in Orange County. It would seem obvious that, as real esta

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  • Was It a Riot or a Revolution?

    The Semiotics of the Watts Insurrection

    By Danny Simon, Contributor                 The Watts Rebellion began Aug. 11 and ended Aug. 17, 1965, after an altercation between a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s unit and a group of black citizens escalated violently.

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    50 Years After the Watts Rebellion

    By Danny Simon, RLn Contributor   Few family names in Los Angeles politics evoke a tradition of public service like Hahn. Kenneth’s older brother, Gordon, represented the 66th District of the California State Assembly from 1947 to 1953, aft

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  • John Farrell:

    A Celebration of Life

    San Pedro native and long-time Los Angeles area arts critic John Farrell will be honored, at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 15, with “John Farrell: A Celebration of Life” at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 31290 Palos Verdes Drive, West, Ranch Palos Verdes. In addition to Random Lengths News, the San Pedro High and Long Beach

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  • Old Friends, Together Again

    The New Blues Festival II

    Labor Day Weekend Blues Bash, a Proper End to Summer

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist and Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Bring the lawn chairs and the ice chests. Come Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5 and 6) the New Bl

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