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New Laws Tighten the Reins on Compassionate and Affordable Care

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Users of medicinal cannabis finally get to breathe a sigh a relief, or at least inhale some THC in peace 2016. Three laws were enacted in the New Year that provide the regulatory framework to allow cultiv

Photography Exhibit Reflects on Environmental Change

By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer  How our environment affects us is not always holistically understood. There are economic, social and environmental factors often not in our control. Watts Now LA is a photo narrative series t

Flash in the Pan: Noodle Theory

By Ari LeVaux, Contributing Columnist I’ve often pondered why noodles are so yummy. Yet if some of the answers were not so integral to

Remembering John Trudell’s Legacy

John Trudell Feb. 15, 1946 – Dec. 8, 2015

By Paul Burton, Guest Columnist “We are a spirit, we are a natural part of the earth, and all of our ancestors, all of our relations who have gone to the spirit world — they are here with us. That’s power.

Two Juveniles Arrested for Carjacking in SP: RL NEWS Briefs Jan. 5, 2016

Two Juveniles Arrested for Carjacking in SP

SAN PEDRO — On Jan. 5, Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested a juvenile, whose age has not been confirmed, and a 14-year-old boy in connection to an armed vehicle robbery in San Pedro, Lt. John Jenal,

Crisis, Conflict, Resolution

Public-Interest Journalism Key to Saving a Diverse and Vibrant City

By James Preston Allen, Publisher In every crucible where there are actors with competing interests, there is conflict. Without conflict there can be no resolution, let alone an end to a crisi

The Epic: A Homecoming Show

By Melina Paris,  Music Columnist The show started one hour late. Maybe it was jet lag from a just-concluded world tour or that he was on crutches. Yet, the moment saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his 29-piece band hit the stage, the audience’s frustration vanish

New Seafood Restaurant to Open in the Old Papadakis Taverna Building

By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer There have been a few restaurants to grace us with their presence since the Papadakis Taverna closed in 2010. We’ve seen them come and go under abrupt and sometimes even tragic circumstances, so it’s about time we see

Two Shipping Giants Might Merge

By Richard Knee, Maritime Reporter A possible merger of two cargo-shipping titans whose container ships call at the Port of Los Angeles has maritime unions fearing job losses, and exporters and importers worrying about service-quality levels, but no one contact

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