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Working Class Kitchen:

A Butcher Shop That Finally Meats My Expectations By Gina Ruccione, Food Writer and Blogger, Photos by Phillip Cooke When it comes to dating and choosing a restaurant, my approach is essentially the same: “What are you willing to do to impre

Unlocking the Secrets of that Flamenco Music

  By Lionel Rolfe When I was not yet quite a teenager, I spent a few years studying the classical guitar under Dorothy De Goede. She was  a strikingly beautiful woman who had been a student of Andre Segovia. I was, of course, in love with her even though I was

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Announces $25 Million Expansion Plan

By Eric Fujimori, Editorial Intern Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has come a long way from its start as a beachside display table of sea specimens in empty mayonnaise jars in 1935. Since then, it’s evolved into one of San Pedro’s

Taking Sides

We Can Be Pro-Business and Pro-Labor By James Preston Allen, Publisher   I recently found myself involved in a very long conversation about development issues with a local business owner. But somethin

California Wakeup Call: Preparing for Droughts to Come

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The satellite photos make it starkly clear: California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack—the lowest ever recorded—is virtually non-existent this year, following a record three straight years of severe drought. The last time a majority of th

RL NEWS Briefs April 10, 2015

Boy Drowns After Car Submerges Near Ports O’Call SAN PEDRO — A 13-year-old boy, Abdelkrim Ali Elmezayen, is dead and his 8-year-old brother is in critical condition after the family car lunged into the ocean at the Port of Los Angeles. The children’s family had jus

RL NEWS Briefs: April 4, 2015

Downtown LB Parking Meters Will Have More Features, Higher Rates LONG BEACH — Long Beach will begin replacing 1,114 coin-only parking meters on the week of April 20, in downtown. The new meters will accept debit and credit cards, and will increase in rates by 50 cents.

Garcetti Launches First-Ever Sustainability Plan

LOS ANGELES­­—On April 8, Mayor Eric Garcetti laid out Los Angeles’ first citywide sustainability plan that would prepare the city for a healthier environment and economy. The plan's short- and long-term goals are in14 categories related to conservation, clean energy, waste, green

Hahn Honored the Late Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald

LONG BEACH — On April 7, Rep. Janice Hahn hosted a special ceremony renaming the North Long Beach Post Office for the late Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald. She was joined by Millender-McDonald’s widower, James McDonald Jr., her daughter Valerie McDonald and several prominent elected

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