• Social Media is the Real Fake News Source

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    Revelations expose that  Facebook, Google are used by Russian Trolls

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher As the resident skeptic in this part of the great metropolis at the Port of Los Angeles, I tend to have contrarian reactions when I hear people

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  • Blind Allegiance is Not Patriotism

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    NFL players have as much right to protest as anyone else

     By James Preston Allen, Publisher I have been thinking lately that I should be reading a book on the fall of the Roman Empire as the Twitterer-in-Chief is waging w

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  • War of Words — from the Right

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    Your Second Amendment Ends at My First Amendment Rights’ Nose

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I have a long standing, if not ingrained interest in free speech. This fundamental right is essential to the very enterprise of running a news

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  • Building It Up – Tearing it Down

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    Buscaino fights windmills while Garcetti grandstands

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Two years ago, the City of Los Angeles woke up to the shocking realization that it had a homeless crisis after a young activist by the name of Elvis Summers star

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  • Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

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    Charlottesville, white supremacy and Columbus —And you think it can’t happen here?

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Who would have thought that a Civil War statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee would become the violent focus of hatred

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  • Waterfront Conflicts

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    Ships, Trucks, Unions and Clean Air

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Not much crosses the waterfront in Southern California’s twin ports that isn’t in the jurisdiction of the International Longshore Workers Union. Every kind o

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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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  • 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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  • 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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