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James Preston Allen is the founding publisher and executive editor of RLnews He has been involved in community affairs for more than 40 years in the Los Angeles Harbor Area.

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A Time for Reform and Resistance

Janice Hahn, L.A. County Sheriff’s race and the 2018 election

By James Preston Allen, Publisher It was kind of curious that Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn delivered her second State of the

Neighbors without shelter in San Pedro. A crisis in America
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America, Good or Great

This is my street and you’re sleeping on it!

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Some years ago, I was having a drink down at Ante’s bar on Palos Verdes Street in San

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Homelessness

Two reports, more shouting and three truths

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Nothing gets done these days unless you have a study or a report. But if studies or report

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McCain’s Funeral was a Ritual Salute to the One Not Invited

Resistance, reaction and reflection

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I was never a fan of Arizona’s Sen. John McCain. It is only belatedly that I’ve come to admire

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Welcome to the Hotel California

Gentrification, homelessness and waterfront entertainment

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I first moved our offices on to Pacific Avenue back in the 1980s, not far fr

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The San Pedro Telegraph

Social media, rumors, fake news and propaganda

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Every small town in America — and probably the world — thrives on rumors, small sla

The bulldozers have finally reached Ports O' Call Restaurant following their eviction.
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Back to the Future   

Historic mistakes come back to haunt the harbor and no one seems to notice

By James Preston Allen, Publisher There’s something in the American psyche

Ports O' Call Eviction Finally Happens.
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Ports O’ Call Restaurant Finally Evicted

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Little Italy, Big Problem for a Small Town

Symbolic of lack of collaboration with community

By James Preston Allen, Publisher When I heard the news that Councilman Joe Buscaino had gotten a large portion of down

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