• Random Letters: Losing Business to Redevelopment; Unleash the Leash

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    Losing Business to Redevelopment

    I believe that Rafique Khan got it right. The Port [of Los Angeles] coming in and telling Ports O’Call restaurant to take a holiday for two years then come back and continue your business. You work real hard to build up a clientele and then you have to start over! Tha

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  • Random Letters: Homelessness; Seabreeze Scandal; Gent. of POC; Save POC; Students Against NRA

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    Homelessness is Everywhere in the Southland

    When I was on the board of a local family homeless shelter 25 years ago, the saying was that “the average homeless person was an 8-year-old white child.” But we all agreed the homeless

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  • Random Letters: Save POC; Homeless Olympic Moment; Eliminate NEA; Koch Brothers

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    Historical Society Says Save Ports O’ Call

    The San Pedro Bay Historical Society has long advocated for preserving buildings that help tell the story of our town’s history. This history, made up of events and experiences spanning generations, endows a building

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  • Response to “Two Short Years’ Editorial

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](RLn, Dec. 6, 2017) RLN Editor James Preston Allen claims that President Barack Obama attempted to heal racial divides. What a false hagiography for the most corrupt President in modern history, from Operation Fast and Furious, to the VA’s secret wait lists, to the DOJ’s unjust seizure of

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  • From Giving Tuesday to Giving Away America

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    Tax cuts to big corporation don’t create jobs, tax cuts for small business and the working class will

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Everyone should be very concerned when our governments start rushing tax legislation through

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  • Social Justice Offerings

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The present state of our country and of our world beckons to all of us. As we confront climate change, multiple refugee crises, the threat of global conflict, and a disturbing normalization of fascism, our collective future mandates that we unite around calls for justice with a sense of urgency – justice for wom

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  • An Open Letter to the President

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I am merely an obscure novelist who exited a major political party, after 25 years servicing as a press secretary, district director, or personal deputy to five state lawmakers in California, and to candidates in three election cycles, and organized labor. The personal letter went in today’s mail, and since a

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  • War of Words

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I suggest you reconsider your animal farm logic, some more equal than others, in the War of Words free speech essay in your paper [RLn 9/14/17]. That is, unless you’re simply making excuses for the violent response to speech; violence in response to violence, never to speech. The free exchange of ideas is necess

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  • Not My Belt Buckle: Supervisor Hahn Responds

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I write in response to a June 22nd  Letter to the Editor [RLn vol. Xxxviii No.13] regarding the LA County Sheriff’s Department’s decision to spend a reported $300,000 on new belt buckles for deputies’ uniforms. I have to agree that this did not strike me as a good use of taxpayer money. However,

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  • The Further and Continuing Evolution of Government Under Science

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Where does science fit within the evolution of government? Rather than trying to engage the common man into thinking more about science, we should address the absence of science within government. Under the direction of science, human deliberative capability can alter the nature and course of human evolution, as w

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