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If You Have a Hammer, Every Problem Begins to Look Like a Nail

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Our fertile subconscious minds conjure up curious images to deal with unresolved conflicts. A friend of mine once recounted waking from a dream in which she collected all the hammers in her house before going t

Camilla to the Rescue

By James Preston Allen, Publsher and Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor I interviewed Camilla Townsend a few weeks ago about vision, consensus building and leadership—particularly in light of her work with the Port of

Mishi Strudel Looking for Buyers

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor I was shocked and a little sad to learn on Facebook that Aniko and Michael Schueller were looking to sell their pastry shop, Mishi's Strudel. The comment thread is full of local regret. “Say it ain’t so

Former POLA Executive to Direct Port Authority of New York, New Jersey

NEW YORK — Former Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Molly Campbell has been chosen to become the next port of commerce director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Campbell will succeed Richard Larrabee, who is retiring after 15 years, on July 27. One of Campbell’

Trade Connect Offers Online Training — RL NEWS Briefs June 18, 2015

POLA ‘Trade Connect’ Website Offers Online Training SAN PEDRO — Trade Connect, the Port of Los Angeles’ export education outreach program, formally debuted its new website, on June 18. Visitors to the website will find detailed information abou

Long Beach Women Hotel Workers Rally Against Abuse

Long Beach Women Hotel Workers Rally Against Abuse By Crystal Niebla, Contributing Reporter LONG BEACH — More than 70 hotel workers, community activists and their families gathered outside the Long Beach City Hall on Ju

Suspect, Officer Wounded in Shooting–RL NEWS Breifs June 16, 2015

Suspect, Officer Wounded in Shooting

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Police Department identified a suspect they said was involved in a shooting that wounded an officer on June 14. The LBPD identified 31-year-old Eric Arroyo as a suspect in the officer involved shooting. The inci

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

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