James Preston Allen

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James Preston Allen is the founding publisher of Random Lengths News. Mr. Allen has been involved in community affairs for more than 40 years in the Los Angeles Harbor Area.

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

Charlottesville, white supremacy and Columbus —And you think it can’t happen here?

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Who would have thought that a Civil War statue of

Waterfront Conflicts

Ships, Trucks, Unions and Clean Air

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Not much crosses the waterfront in Southern California’s twin ports that isn’t in the jurisdictio

Word Has It

SpaceX coming to South West Marine, Marymount College moving out of San Pedro, Buscaino is courting Live Nation

By James Preston Allen, Publisher This past June, SpaceX s

Neighborhood Council Follies

Going Coastal, Using the Pledging Allegiance as a Wedge

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s July 10 agenda-setting meeting turned out to be a rowdy

Both Sides Miss the Point

Can we stop talking about insurance and start talking about medical care?

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Far and wide, we’ve all heard the Republicans’ Obamacare co

Buscaino Usurps Ken Malloy

By James Preston Allen, Publisher The symbolic swearing-in ceremony of Councilman Joe Buscaino took place simultaneously with the grand re-opening of the 290-acre Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park at Machado Lak

No Solutions to the Rising Tide of Homeless People

City Hall must lead on homeless solution with more than words

By James Preston Allen, Publisher  It is perhaps far too symbolic that Councilman

The Box DONE Come

DONE’s Man at Empower LA Disempowers Central Council

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Less than 24 hours before the most recent special meeting of the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council on M

Civility in a Time of Confusion

Resistance, Comey and No on Measure C

By James Preston Allen, Publisher It’s starting to become a regular occurrence for me: being stopped by people who preface their re

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