• Outrage and Ecstasy:

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    Queer dance party descends on McConnell’s house, dancing with anger over health care repeal

    By Baynard Woods A swanky stretch of C Street near the Capitol in Washington D.C. is blocked by a raucous crowd dancing in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house on an unseasonably cool s

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  • Both Sides Miss the Point

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    Can we stop talking about insurance and start talking about medical care?

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Far and wide, we’ve all heard the Republicans’ Obamacare complaints. They have consistently called it a failure and som

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  • What’s going on with the Belt Buckles?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The purpose of this letter is to find out what the Sheriff’s department is going to do with the $300,000 they budgeted for new belt buckles?   When I found this out from an article appearing in the March 14 edition of the LA Times, I was enraged, partly because of the money, which could have been more

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  • Wilmington Emergency Preparedness Plan

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Jesse N. Marquez, Founder and Executive Director of Coalition for a Safe Environment A Wilmington Emergency Preparedness Plan and Community Evacuation Maps are being prepared by the Coalition For A Safe Environment from a grant awarded by The Harbor Community Benefit Foundation.   What

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  • Buscaino Usurps Ken Malloy

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher The symbolic swearing-in ceremony of Councilman Joe Buscaino took place simultaneously with the grand re-opening of the 290-acre Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park at Machado Lake on June 17. The former home of Reggie the Alligator, Harbo

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  • No Solutions to the Rising Tide of Homeless People

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    City Hall must lead on homeless solution with more than words

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher  It is perhaps far too symbolic that Councilman Joe Buscaino will have his swearing-in ceremony for his seco

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  • The Box DONE Come

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    DONE’s Man at Empower LA Disempowers Central Council

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Less than 24 hours before the most recent special meeting of the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council on May 16, the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowermen

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  • Civility in a Time of Confusion

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    Resistance, Comey and No on Measure C

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher It’s starting to become a regular occurrence for me: being stopped by people who preface their remarks with, “You probably won’t agree with me, but…”

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  • The Art of Disruption in a Time of Division

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    From Town Halls to Neighborhood Council meetings

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher It was some 25 years ago when I stepped into the bar at Ante’s Restaurant looking for Tony Perkov only to find my nemesis Rod Decker, a former Los Angeles Police D

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  • May We All Join Hands

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Out of respect for the traditions of Passover and Easter, which coincide this week, and for this month of remembrance that reminds us of the humanity of the Arabs who helped save thousands of Armenian Christians from the first genocide of the 20th century, may we all join hands across the secular/religious div

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