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The Law of Unintended Consequences Part II

James Preston Allen, Publisher

The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. —Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)

There’s a certain amount

The Red Car’s Second Demise

Cherished Icon Threatened Once Again By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor   One of the first elements of San Pedro’s waterfront development to go live—its Red Car rail service—may also be one of its first t

RL NEWS: March 31, 2015

District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Los Angeles Seafood Co. WASHINGTON — On March 30, The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc. and its corporat

The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

By Lionel Rolfe Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades. To them, that tunnel is the hydra-headed monster that th

RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: March 26, 2015

March 27 UTI Career Fair Universal Technical Institute will host a career fair to fill more than 80 positions at its new Long Beach campus opening in August. The event will take place on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and March 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hahn Calls for Budget that Returns Harbor Maintenance Tax to Ports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On March 24, Rep. Janice Hahn continued her efforts to have Congress increase the amount of Harbor Maintenance Tax revenue returned to the nation’s ports during the debate on the Republican bu

RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: March 24, 2014

March 25 Coastal SPNC Special Meeting Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council is hosting a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 25, at the San Pedro Elks Lodge Trailer. Details:

Random NEWS Briefs: March 24, 2015

Long Beach Appoints New Planning Bureau Manager LONG BEACH – Former acting director of the Economic and Community Development Department for the City of Inglewood Linda F. Tatum was recently named planning bureau manager for Long Beach Development Ser

POLB, POLA Cargo Count Slides in February

Cargo terminals in February at the Port of Long Beach moved 20.1 percent fewer containers than the same month this past year due to congestion issues that all West Coast seaports face. A total of 413,114 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containerized cargo were moved through the por

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