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Progressive Report Card Slams State Legislators

Assemblymen Mike Gipson and Patrick O'Donnell did not support key bills on due process protection, health care expansions, environmental protections and racial profiling, the Courage Campaign recently reported. Read more on page 3 of the May 12 edition of Random Lengths News.<

Many Senate Candidates, So Little Viability

By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Look at the 34  candidates from California for the U.S. Senate and you might wonder if the race will prove as chaotic as the Republican presidential campaign. Read more on page 4 of the May 12 edition of Random Lengths News

American Wrestles for Sumo Stardom

By Joseph Baroud, Contributing Writer Roy Sims is hoping that his success will help propel sumo wrestling in the United States. Sims also is hoping for success in the upcoming event, May 21, the 16th Annual U.S. Sumo Open National Championships at The Pyramid in Long Beach.

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Saving San Pedro (or the Nation) from Itself

For every human problem there is a humane solution

James Preston Allen, Publisher It’s happening across the country—a populist backlash from the right and the left—the flames of which are nipping at the heels of marginalized communities,

Mæry Queens Sinks the Ship Before it Sails

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor I love Long Beach! From its geographic and cultural diversity to its “chill” environment, Long Beach is the place I’ve called home for quite a long time. It’s surprising to me that the beach city,

Slavery on the High Seas

AP Reveals the Human Cost of Cheap Seafood

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor and Christian Guzman, Community Reporter This past April, Associated Press journalists Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Mar

Sirens Welcomes LA Poet Laureate

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Luis Rodriguez loves LA.

I can’t forget its smells I love to make love in LA It’s a great city A city without a handle The world’s most mixed metropoli

Gina Experiments with Enchiladas:

Aztec to Tex-Mex

By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer For most of us, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that we don’t really understand. We use it as an excuse to eat Mexican food, take shots of tequila and maybe call in sick fr

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