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Westin Long Beach Gets Unionized

LONG BEACH — On Sept. 8, Highgate Hotels, the new owners of the Westin Long Beach Hotel, announced the approval of the unionization of its employees. Highgate Hotels bought the Westin in mid-August. The Westin is a full service hotel with 474 gues

Andy & Renee

ENTERTAINMENT

Sept. 15 Comedy in Old San Pedro Join in on this free comedy show. You won't find a cheaper ticket.The Serial Killer Of Comedy, Mike Muratore, is the emcee for the night. Comedians include Cameron Moffid, Eric Roc

Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Narcotics Charges

LONG BEACH — On Aug. 28, the leader of a narcotics-distribution ring pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges and admitted importing a powerful synthetic opioid from China that was used to produce homemade pills. These, were distributed in bul

Los Lobos

ENTERTAINMENT

Sept. 1 Susie Hansen Latin Band Listen to jazz and chow down on food from the market. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1 Cost: Free Details: www.farmersmarketla.com Venue: The Original Farme

The Jazz Giant Sessions

ENTERTAINMENT

Aug. 26 The Jazz Giant Sessions Thin Man Entertainment presents a very special Jazz Salon Night featuring vocalist Mon David, bassist Henry “The Skipper” Franklin, drummer Al Williams and pianist Sam Hirsh. <

Ships Ahoy!

2017 LA Fleet Week Ships Announced

SAN PEDRO — On Aug. 23 Los Angeles Fleet Week organizers released the names and details of the visiting military ships to the Los Angeles Harbor. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Roya

Jim’s Burgers No. 2 Gets Fresher Ingredients

By Katrina Guevara, Contributing Writer On a Thursday at noon, two restaurant cooks grill a steak under a cast iron press, chop onions and fulfill dozens of orders from a new menu they had to learn after 10 ye

Charlottesville and the Shattering of America

By Baynard Woods, Baltimore City Paper Editor-at-La

Fleet Week’s Questionable Benefits

By Chris Venn, Member of San Pedro Neighbors for  Peace and Justice The arrival of Fleet Week in San Pedro from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3 raises the question of what effect military spending has on society and on ou

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