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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

Racing Extinction: A Wake-Up Call

Photo Courtesy of the Oceanic Preservation Society By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Among the events that comprised the VisionLA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival was the Dec. 2 screening of Racing Extinction, at Off the Vine in

So, You Want to Write a Bad Yelp Review?

By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer I am a cuisine and restaurant writer. That is my job and I take it seriously. But with the endless holiday parties and pop-up dinners awaiting, I thought I would give my waistline a break and do a little bit of light readi

Alpine Village Hosts Second Annual Christmas Faire

By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Warm up with some holiday beer or Gluhwein (German mulled wine) or shop for German-flavored gifts during the Second Annual Christmas Faire, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through Dec. 20, at the Alpine Village. Inspired by the famous Nu

Trump: When Fascism Comes to America

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Donald Trump’s meteoric rise in the polls for the Republican nomination for the presidency is no wonder. His rhetoric in recent months—whether it was his connecting Mexican immigrants to crime or his comments on

Port Medical Owners Indicted for Fraud

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Two members of ILWU, Local 13, were arrested on federal fraud charges Dec. 7. The arrests followed a Nov. 18 indictment alleging they caused two Port Medical clinics to bill the union’s health care plan fo

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