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ExxonMobil Safety Violations Meeting: ANNOUNCEMENTS Jan. 12, 2016

Jan. 13 ExxonMobil Safety Violations Meeting U.S. Chemical Safety board Chairwoman Vanessa Sutherland will be available for questions regarding an ongoing investigation into ExxonMobil’s Torrance refinery safety violations. A public meeting will feat

LBEDC Deliberates Minimum Wage Recommendations: RL NEWS Briefs Jan. 11, 2016

LB Economic Development Commission Deliberates Minimum Wage Recommendations LONG BEACH — On Jan. 6, the Long Beach Economic Development deliberated its recommendations, which could be reviewed and voted on by the end of January. Commission Chairman Frank Colona rec

There is No Place Like Home

Gun Violence, Homelessness, a New Civil Consciousness

By James Preston Allen, Publisher On the very same day that President Barack Obama grew emotional as he made a passionate call for a national “sense of urgency” to lim

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

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