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Across the Great Divide

We are recognized as much by our friends as we are by our adversaries

By James Preston Allen, Publisher This has been a raucous election season and with the results. Sadly, Bernie Sanders garnered only 43.2 percent of the primary vote to Clinton’

Carnivore Hunts Down Best Steakhouses

By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer I just broke up with a vegetarian. You could say we parted ways due to artistic differences: I saw meat as glorious and delicious and he— well, he did not. Dating him for the past two months was


RL NEWS: June 15, 2016

Hahn Calls on Ryan to Allow Vote on Gun Policy

LONG BEACH — On June 14, Rep. Janice Hahn called on House Speaker Paul Ryan to allow the House of Representatives the option of voting to for stricter gun control. The request came after the June 12 deadly attack on a gay nightclu

RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: June 15, 2016

June 25 B.A.R.K. Dogs BARK Dogs will be at the Los Altos Library on June 25. The program encourages children to better their reading skills by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25 Venue:<


RL NEWS Roundups: June 14, 2016

News: LA Council Approves San Pedro Public Market Lease

SAN PEDRO — On June 10, the Los Angeles City Council approved the 50-year ground lease for the San Pedro Public Market. Proponents of the redevelopment are hoping the $150 million project on 30-acres will transform the wa


Walking the Thin Line Between Advocacy and Journalism

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor On June 12, I woke up to terrible news. Twenty people killed in the early-morning hours by a lone gunman in Orlando, Fla. The incident took place at gay club on Latino night, during a month of celebration for the gay, lesbian,

Negroni Cocktails:

It’s for A Good Cause

By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer   Some of us don’t need an excuse to drink cocktails, but if I could be so bold, here’s a good one. It’s called

CASA: Someone to Call ‘Home’

By Zamná Avila, Assistant Editor Lisa Slayton had a rough start at life. Her mother was paranoid-schizophrenic and was unable to take care of her. The identity of her biological father and his whereabouts is unknown. Her maternal grandmothe

Clinton Hosts Rally in Long Beach

On June 6, in a last-minute effort to sway California voters in this year’s primary election, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton scheduled “Get Out the Vote” stops in Lynwood, Los Angeles and Long Beach. Clinton’s campaign

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