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The Fight for 15

New Organizing Revives an Old Labor Vision

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On the weekend of Aug.13, the Fight for 15 movement hosted its first national convention in Richmond, Va., the capital of the Confed

Lee Rocker: From the Beginning to the New Blues Festival

By Sander Roscoe Wolff, RLn Contributor   Rockabilly juggernaut Lee Rocker, best known for playing bass with the Stray Cats, will be one of the headliners at the New Blues Festival this Labor Day weekend. For more than 30 years, Rock

Tale of Two Americas, One Nation

The National Anthem, slavery and the meaning of liberty

James Preston Allen, Publisher   Francis Scott Key, the author of the National Anthem for these United States of America, came

Eat, Drink, Dance:

Hispanic Heritage Month

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor   The period between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 is a designated time to recognize the Hispanic and Latino contributions to the American fabric we call th

Aloe Blacc Celebrates Social Justice Music

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Social justice is achieved when human rights are manifested in the everyday lives of people at every level of society. Protest music provokes and inspires us to act and to bring light to injustices. That is w

Gallery Closures Change the Face of the Arts District

By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer   Two high profile galleries in the San Pedro Arts District have been evicted by their landlords, a stinging reversal to a cultural blueprint that the creative community had toiled for years to

Davidson Takes SPHS Band to New Heights

By Arlo Tinsman-Kongshaug, Editorial Intern The San Pedro High School band has seen more success this past year than it has in recent memory. In December, the San Pedro High School’s Golden Pirate Regiment swept first place honors at the Los

Lincoln Heights Jail: The City Asks for Ideas

82,000 People Are Homeless on Any Given Night in LA County

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I was quite surprised to read the Los Angeles Times article about the city asking for ideas on reuse possibilities for the Lincoln Heights J

Eat Dessert, Be a Sweet Tooth

By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer By the age of three, I knew where to get cookies and cake in the Harbor Area. Half the time I begged to go to the First Presbyterian Church of San Pedro, just so I could go to Polly Ann’s bake

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