• Cannabis Regulation Gets Cut

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Matt Garland, Guest Columnist On Jan. 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a 2013 operating guideline for state-sanctioned marijuana businesses to avoid federal prosecution. The Cole memorandum, drafted by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole during the

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  • Two Perspectives, One Community

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    Curbed LA, Ports O’ Call and the last remaining waterfront to be gentrified

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher The hipster real estate blog Curbed LA recently announced that San Pedro had fulfilled its destiny by winning the 2017 Curbed Cup. According to

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  • Experiment Suggests News is Low in Facebook Feeds

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How much news is really in Facebook’s “News” Feed differs from person to person, and influenced by any number of muddy variables. The makeup of a person’s feed might depend on the dev

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  • Waging the War of Words

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The anti-government echo chamber and the neo-libertarian revolt against the Mueller investigation By James Preston Allen, Publisher I would bet that the vast majority of the readers of this paper, if not the people in the communities we ser

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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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  • Taking Final Steps Toward Legal Recreational Cannabis

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Matt Garland, Guest Columnist and Legal Cannabis Advocate Recreational cannabis will be available legally Jan. 1, 2018. This past fall, we collectively voted to approve Prop. 64 and regulate commercial adult use of cannabis in California. Californians decided the ma

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  • Looking Backwards to the Future

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    Progressive reforms were the reaction to the recessions and social turmoil in the 1880s

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Edward Bellamy wrote one of the top selling books, Looking Backward: 2000-1887, in 1888. He was the

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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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  • Two Short Years and Miles Away from America

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    From the White House to the shores of San Pedro

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher It seems like it was just two short years ago that we lived in a country that was moving forward past historic racial divides with the election of the first black president —a man w

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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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