• 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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  • Word Has It

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    SpaceX coming to South West Marine, Marymount College moving out of San Pedro, Buscaino is courting Live Nation

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher This past June, SpaceX successfully launched one of its rockets once again from a ba

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  • Neighborhood Council Follies

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    Going Coastal, Using the Pledging Allegiance as a Wedge

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s July 10 agenda-setting meeting turned out to be a rowdy affair. Some 20 stakeholders got riled up over the proposed

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  • Police Body Cam Video Reveals Details about Inauguration Day ‘Kettling’ of Protesters

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Baynard Woods, Democracy in Crisis In police body-camera footage obtained by Democracy in Crisis, the scene in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017 shows the war zone our nation really is right now. The balance of power in the battle—both on the streets then and in the cour

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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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  • 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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