• Star Fisheries Workers Strike before Christmas

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor   About 30 Star Fisheries' drivers represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 572 went on strike a minute after midnight on Dec. 18. Steve Badger, the Teamsters

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  • Two Shipping Giants Might Merge

    By Richard Knee, Maritime Reporter A possible merger of two cargo-shipping titans whose container ships call at the Port of Los Angeles has maritime unions fearing job losses, and exporters and importers worrying about service-quality levels, but no one contacted for this story has said definitively whether they would a

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  • So, You Want to Write a Bad Yelp Review?

    By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer I am a cuisine and restaurant writer. That is my job and I take it seriously. But with the endless holiday parties and pop-up dinners awaiting, I thought I would give my waistline a break and do a little bit of light reading. So, I did the unthinkable. I started scrolling throug

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  • Alpine Village Hosts Second Annual Christmas Faire

    By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Warm up with some holiday beer or Gluhwein (German mulled wine) or shop for German-flavored gifts during the Second Annual Christmas Faire, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through Dec. 20, at the Alpine Village. Inspired by the famous Nuremberg Christkindlsmarkt, holiday shopping here offers a di

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  • COP 21 Paris:

    Beyond the Climate Summit

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor During the 20 years since the first United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as Conference of Parties or COP, emissions have risen more than 60 percent. But such dismal failure doesn’t appear to be motivating attendees at the ongoin

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  • Port Medical Owners Indicted for Fraud

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Two members of ILWU, Local 13, were arrested on federal fraud charges Dec. 7. The arrests followed a Nov. 18 indictment alleging they caused two Port Medical clinics to bill the union’s health care plan for chiropractic services that either were not provided or wer

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  • Printing Museum Goes To Dickens

    By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Experience Victorian England as Charles Dickens portrayed it, Dec. 12 and 13 at the Printing Museum in Carson. You’ll be able to celebrate the holidays with Dickens and some of his most unforgettable characters

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  • Artful Living at a Slumlord Price

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor and Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Before affordable housing was a visible public policy concern, before the housing market crashed in 2007 and before the creation of the San Pedro Arts District, local artists and property

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  • Flash In The Pan:

    The Stale Toast Antidote

    By Ari LeVaux, Guest Columnist With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, and more holiday fare ahead, one question looms above all others: “what to do with all of the hard, crusty bread that will now accumulate since there is no longer a big cavity in some dead turkey to pack it into?” For

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  • LA Artists Share Visions of Tomorrow

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor A Los Angeles arts community known as VisionLA Fest put on an arts festival that coincides with President Barack Obama’s attempts to pull together a climate action deal with more than 200 nations at the Paris Summit. The VisionLA festival was designed to engage the international conversa

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