• Information Warfare-Thirteen Russians indicted, but is social media also implicated?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Austin Beutner, the one-time candidate for Los Angeles mayor and former publisher of the Los Angeles Times, recalled a funny story during a talk he gave at a breakfast meeting hosted by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce at Ports O’ Call Restaurant. It was about the time Beutner was delivering a speech o

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  • Whose City Is This?

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    LA’s economy is booming but will the Harbor Area benefit before the next bust? POLA releases new waterfront plan

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher At a Jan. 10 news conference, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city’s economy i

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  • Destroying the Village (Ports O’ Call) to Save the Town

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher When I first moved to Pedro in 1973, there was a lying crook in the White House, massive demonstrations in the streets of America and an unpopular war in a distant land. The wisdom of pursuing that war and its most infamous alibi that

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Soon? How Much?

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    The missing pieces of the 50-year environmental battle

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher On Nov. 2, the joint commissions at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted unanimously to approve the Clean Air Action Plan 2.0. Los Angeles Mayor Eric

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  • Hahn II and the New County Majority

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    From Los Angeles City Council to Congress to the Board of Supervisors

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn brought together 600 of her 4th District’s elites for what might be considered a bipartisan power lu

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  • 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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