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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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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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It’s Time for Conscientious Objection, Not Silence

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I find myself at this moment pondering  Benjamin Franklin and his printing press, and Thomas Paine, the radical patriot pamphleteer of the American Revolution. I

Graphic of how government should work.
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Government: Only as Good as the People Who Run It

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Complaining about government is kind of a birthright here in the “land of the free.” In fact, it’s probably more of a national pastime than all mos

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Homeless Once Again

By James Preston Allen, Publisher

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

— Proverbs 29:18, King James Version

I attended Mark R

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Memories of America Before Our Un-Civil Wars

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I’ve been thinking about the American Civil War lately. I’m not sure when I began, but I suspect sometime after the white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va

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