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Local Advocacy Group Gives the Homeless a Leg Up, Not a Handout—One Relationship at a Time

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Every weekend and occasion- ally a day or two during the week, Nora Vela and her boyfriend Fernando Escobedo load up an old 1973 V

The Donald, the Confederate Flag and the GOP

Free Speech, Even When Offensive, has Value

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Far be it from me to be the one to try and stop the fearless Donald, as in Trump, from speaking his mind as he runs for the Republican nomination for president. But hi

The Long Beach Grand Cru: Judge For a Day

Judge For a Day

By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine Writer If you are a wine aficionado, you might be a little jealous after reading this article. On July 19, I had the pleasure of attending the Long Beach Grand Cru wine tasting competition, the country’s only nonp

Kamasi Washington’s Release is EPIC

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Epic, the title of tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s latest album, is just that. The three-volume album, which Washington composed and arranged, is a journey through his musical life. Each disc with it



By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer After a several-year hiatus, the highly anticipated Taste of San Pedro will be returning Aug. 1 for a special one-day event. The culinary festival, which will take place at the court

Board of Harbor Commissioners: RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS July 17, 2015

July 27 Board of Harbor Commissioners The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will discuss transferring an estimated at $17.74 million to the Tidelands Operating Fund in Fiscal Year 2016. The board of harbor commissioners also will consider approvi

POLB Cargo Numbers Decrease in June: RL NEWS Briefs July 17, 2015

POLB Cargo Numbers Decrease in June

LONG BEACH — Container cargo volume dipped in June at the Port of Long Beach, decreasing 4.4 percent compared to the same month this past year. A total of 583,621 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) were moved through POLB in June. Imports w

BOE Will Accepts Cash Payments from Medical Marijuana Businesses : RL NEWS Briefs July 16, 2015

BOE Will Accepts Cash Payments from Medical Marijuana Businesses

LOS ANGELES -- On July 15, the California State Board of Equalization decided to begin accepting tax liabilities in cash from medical marijuana distributors, whether they are legitimate or wishing

Honda Lending Discrimination Case Settled: RL NEWS Briefs July 15, 2015

Honda Lending Discrimination Case Settled TORRANCE  On July 14, the Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the settlement to resolve lending discrimination allegations against American Honda Finance. The allegations state that Hon

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