• A Time for Reform and Resistance

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    Janice Hahn, L.A. County Sheriff’s race and the 2018 election

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher It was kind of curious that Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn delivered her second State of the County speech at the World Cruise terminal just a month befo

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  • Neighbors without shelter in San Pedro. A crisis in America

    America, Good or Great

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    This is my street and you’re sleeping on it!

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Some years ago, I was having a drink down at Ante’s bar on Palos Verdes Street in San Pedro when one of the older patrons went off on what makes

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  • Homelessness

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    Two reports, more shouting and three truths

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Nothing gets done these days unless you have a study or a report. But if studies or reports and investigations alone could solve the homeless crisis,

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  • McCain’s Funeral was a Ritual Salute to the One Not Invited

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    Resistance, reaction and reflection

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I was never a fan of Arizona’s Sen. John McCain. It is only belatedly that I’ve come to admire him for his reputation as “maverick” given his thumbs-d

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  • Welcome to the Hotel California

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    Gentrification, homelessness and waterfront entertainment

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I first moved our offices on to Pacific Avenue back in the 1980s, not far from the California Hotel in San Pedro. Back then, the hotel h

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  • The San Pedro Telegraph

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    Social media, rumors, fake news and propaganda

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Every small town in America — and probably the world — thrives on rumors, small slanders and innuendo.  Just look at the most popular small to

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  • The bulldozers have finally reached Ports O' Call Restaurant following their eviction.

    Back to the Future   

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    Historic mistakes come back to haunt the harbor and no one seems to notice

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher There’s something in the American psyche that fundamentally believes that all new things are good. 

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  • Little Italy, Big Problem for a Small Town

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    Symbolic of lack of collaboration with community

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher When I heard the news that Councilman Joe Buscaino had gotten a large portion of downtown San Pedro designated as “Little Italy” it was like

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  • It’s Time for Conscientious Objection, Not Silence

    [vc_row][vc_column width="5/6"][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher I find myself at this moment pondering  Benjamin Franklin and his printing press, and Thomas Paine, the radical patriot pamphleteer of the American Revolution. I am wondering just what they’d be thinking about with regar

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  • Buscaino’s Less Than ‘Inspiring’ Speech

    [vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]I would like to address those parents and students who misunderstood the intent of my graduation speech at SPHS on Friday. My intention was to focus on misunderstanding and meaning in our culture today. As a gesture of good faith, here is the text of the entire speech fo

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