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James  Preston Allen

A Long Journey from Brighton Beach

Published on August 20th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Terminal Island—Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor By James Preston Allen, Publisher   Most of you have probably never heard of Brighton Beach. The name kind of conjures up images of languid summers in the South [&hellip... Read More


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James  Preston Allen

Our Neighbors Without Shelter

Published on August 6th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

The nexus between global trade, gentrification and homeless By James Preston Allen, Publisher I recently read an article in a daily paper that explained how increasing property values have matched the growing homeless population in Orange [&hellip... Read More


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James  Preston Allen

The Donald, the Confederate Flag and the GOP

Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Free Speech, Even When Offensive, has Value By James Preston Allen, Publisher Far be it from me to be the one to try and stop the fearless Donald, as in Trump, from speaking his mind as [&hellip... Read More


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James  Preston Allen

The Rule of Seven:

Published on July 9th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Developing the Waterfront—Global vs. Local Jobs By James Preston Allen, Publisher Ask anyone who has ever had to deal with the City of Los Angeles, they will tell you that it takes “forever” to get anything [&hellip... Read More


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James  Preston Allen

The Changing of the Guard

Published on June 11th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Change is inevitable but does it really mean we’re moving forward? By James Preston Allen, Publisher It seems the more citizens clamor and agitate for more transparency in government and other civic institutions, the more opaque [&hellip... Read More


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James  Preston Allen

California Dreaming

Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

From Booms to Busts, the Optimists are Always Searching for the Gold By James Preston Allen, Publisher At a meeting I attended recently with the management of the Port of Los Angeles, a civic leader voiced [&hellip... Read More


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Connecting the Dots

Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Between the Waterfront, Minimum Wage, Homelessness, Free Trade By James Preston Allen, Publisher   So, one day, this guy walks into the newspaper’s lobby to check out our used books for sale and says off-handedly, “I [&hellip... Read More


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The Great Homeless Debate

Published on April 30th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Whack-a-mole enforcement in a city spending $87 million on policing the homeless, and no solution in sight By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles Police Department Officer Maligi Nua Jr. greets me with a smile as [&hellip... Read More


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Taking Sides

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

We Can Be Pro-Business and Pro-Labor By James Preston Allen, Publisher   I recently found myself involved in a very long conversation about development issues with a local business owner. But something he said stopped me [&hellip... Read More


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