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Local Leaders Demand More Oversight of Torrance Refinery

Torrance On Sept. 19, outside a EPA and SCAQMD meeting held in Torrance, Al Muratsuchi, Congressman Ted Lieu and environmental advocates called for more oversight of Torrance Refineries. They presented an oversight and safety plan that includes a ban on modified hydrof

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POLA’s Green Bonds Make $35.2 million Worth of History

SAN PEDRO – The Port of Angeles issued $35.2 million in green bonds on Sept. 15 to become the first U.S. port to venture into the growing sustainability bond market, in which investors support projects and companies making social and environmental improvements. The POLA’s gre

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Sustainable Seafood Expo Returns

By James Preston Allen, Publisher The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is bringing back the Sustainable Seafood Expo on Oct. 2 to Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles for its third year and the fish tastes delicious. This year’s event feat

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Election Crimes of the Rich and Famous

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Greg Palast has been investigating election theft—particularly the suppression of minority voters—since the 2000 election in Florida. This year he's back with his biggest story in his new feature length documentary, The B

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In August, EmpowerLA used its power of “exhaustive measures” to take over the Wilmington Neighborhood Council’s elections. The decision was due to the council’s failure to have quorum for several months in 2016 and its failure to expend its budget for two cycles. According to th

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Rose Personifies Power and Grace

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Jimetta Rose had just released her sophomore album, The Light Bearer, when I went to see her on Aug. 19, at The World Stage in Leimert Park. It was my

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Sulfur Tank Ejects Vapor at Wilmington Refinery

By Christian L. Guzman, Contributing Reporter The Tesoro Corp. has yet to determine the cause of the Aug. 26 sulfur tank breach at its Los Angeles Refinery. The tank was being used to store molten sulfur. After the lid of th

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The Buscaino Report:

Hiding the Homeless Ball from the Neighbors

After a year of waiting for solutions councilman uses task force to hide his plans

By James Preston Allen, Publisher At the Sept. 13 Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council stakeholder meet

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Hanjin Bankruptcy Impacts Thousands of Workers

The Worst May Be Yet to Come

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The bankruptcy announcement of South Korean shipping giant Hanjin on Aug. 31 sent shockwaves around the world. Outside of South Korea itself, America’s

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