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POLA Container Volumes Edge up Slightly in May — RL NEWS Briefs, June 15, 2015

POLA Container Volumes Edge up Slightly in May

SAN PEDRO — May 2015 containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles edged up .8 percent compared to the same period last year. The Port handled a total of 694,791 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in May 2015. Import

Time Slips A Cog

By Lionel Rolfe I'm beginning this piece by chipping away at a giant writer's block. That big ugly monolith plunked itself down in front of me the other day when the boyfriend of my ex-wife discovered I was still texting and phoning and even meeting her for nice dinn

Homelessness Increases in Harbor Area, County

By Ivan Adame, Contributing Reporter New data produced from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority shows homelessness in the South Bay Harbor Area increased 39 percent since 2013. Since the prior count, in 2013, volunteers counted 838 new homeless people in the South Ba

Any Given Sunday

UCO Comes Through for Long Beach Homeless

By Arlo Tinsman-Kongshaug, Editorial Intern Urban Community Outreach may not be a large nonprofit, but what they do is not small. The Long Beach organization has been helping to stem homelessness and poverty since

Hilton Unofficial Winner of Special Election

Decisions on Council Vacancies Delayed

By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter The unofficial election returns show Jawane Hilton, pastor of City on the Hill Church, has won the Carson City Council seat left vacant when Mike Gipson was elected


By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor

The Long Beach Bayou Festival is like a big’ole picnic with live music and line dancing. Between the authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine and the top notch blues, zydeco and Cajun artists on two stages, it’s hard t

The Status-Shaming and Criminalization of Homeless People

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor On May 28, Random Lengths News followed up on a tip that homeless people were regularly being refused access to the public restrooms at the Anderson Park Senior Citizen’s Center on 9th and Mesa st

Bernie Sanders Is More Popular than Any Republican Candidate:

Isn’t It Time to Take Him Seriously?

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his campaign for president, much of the media responded by downplaying, or ignoring it,

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