• Evelyn McDonnell Awarded at the SoCal Journalism Awards 2019

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Random Lengths News congratulates local author and director of journalism at Loyola Marymount University, Evelyn McDonnell on her recent awards. On July 1, the LA Press Club awarded McDonnell winner for Entertainment News or Feature for

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  • 2019 International Reporter prize awarded to journalist Greg Palast

    Greg Palast Wins Journalism’s International Reporter Award

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    Greg Palast's International Reporter 2019 Award

    Journalist Greg Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud.

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  • POLAHS Student Wins LA County Creative Writing Prize

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    Megan Vidovich displays her first Place Literary Award

    Megan Vidovich, 11th grade Port of Los Angeles High School student, has won First Place in the prestigious Tomorrow Prize. The Tomorrow Prize is a science fiction writing contest open to all Los Angeles County high school students. POLA

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  • Stray Bullet Injures Bystander near Pedro Strip Mall

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Photo and news brief by Carissa Diaz, Editorial Intern SAN PEDRO — A stray bullet grazed a man’s face at about 7:35 a.m. May 10 on the 400 block of 14th Street, officials from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Division said. The man, who has not been identi

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  • Construction is Planned on the Former Site of the San Pedro Courthouse

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Hunter Chase, Editorial Intern At the April 9 meeting of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, Genton Cockrum Partners presented preliminary designs for an apartment complex with commercial space at the site of the former San Pedro Courthouse. Genton Cockrum Partner

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  • News Briefs — 5/2/19

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    Newsom Directs State Agencies to Prepare Water Resilience Portfolio for California

    SACRAMENTO — As climate change continues to threaten the state’s water infrastructure and reliability, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order April 29 directing his administrati

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  • AQMD Designates Carson as “Environmental Justice” Community

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter Carson, Wilmington and West Long Beach have been designated as a single “environmental justice” community by the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board as part of “Year 1 Implementation” of recent amendments to Californ

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    Board of Supervisors Approve Use of Technology to Clear Marijuana Convictions

    [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]LOS ANGELES — On March 19, a motion requiring the use of innovative technology to accelerate the resentencing of minor cannabis convictions in the county was unanimously approved by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. According to the Office of Cannabis Man

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  • San Pedro Hosts Tall Ships Conference

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Mark Friedman, RLn Contributor Nearly 200 members of Tall Ships Association, crew members, administrators, maritime personnel and educators attended a three-day conference in San Pedro, sponsored by the national organization. Locally, the LA Maritime Institute with it

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  • Teenager Killed in Cambodia Town

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Feb. 28, a 17-year-old boy was killed after a shooting took place in the Cambodia Town neighborhood of Long Beach. Long Beach Police Department official said that the shooting took place at about 5:15 p.m. at garage near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and 11th Street, wh

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