• Was It a Riot or a Revolution?

    The Semiotics of the Watts Insurrection

    By Danny Simon, Contributor                 The Watts Rebellion began Aug. 11 and ended Aug. 17, 1965, after an altercation between a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s unit and a group of black citizens escalated violently.

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    50 Years After the Watts Rebellion

    By Danny Simon, RLn Contributor   Few family names in Los Angeles politics evoke a tradition of public service like Hahn. Kenneth’s older brother, Gordon, represented the 66th District of the California State Assembly from 1947 to 1953, aft

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  • John Farrell:

    A Celebration of Life

    San Pedro native and long-time Los Angeles area arts critic John Farrell will be honored, at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 15, with “John Farrell: A Celebration of Life” at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 31290 Palos Verdes Drive, West, Ranch Palos Verdes. In addition to Random Lengths News, the San Pedro High and Long Beach

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  • LA County Jail System to Implement Reforms

    LOS ANGELES — On Aug. 5, U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Mark J. Kappelhoff announced that the Justice Department reached a comprehensive settlement with the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Sheriff to protect prisoners from serious suicide risks and excessive force in the Los Angeles County ja

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  • Crash, accident, collision

    Collision on Gerald Desmond Bridge Yields Death: RL NEWS Aug. 4, 2015

    Collision on Gerald Desmond Bridge Yields Death

    LONG BEACH — Three vehicles collided because driver was moving against traffic, at about 7 a.m. Aug. 1, eastbound on the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Earlier that the morning, officers observed a vehicle driving erratically and crashing through barricades in the area of Special Olympic events

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  • Garcetti Nominates General Manager of Information Technology Agency: RL NEWS Brief July 31, 2015

    Garcetti Nominates General Manager of Information Technology Agency

    LOS ANGELES — On July 30, Mayor Eric Garcetti nominated Interim General Manager Ted Ross to serve as the general manager of the Information Technology Agency and chief information officer for the City of Los Angeles. In this role, Ross will direct the city’s more than

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  • LB Harbor Commission President Named: RL NEWS Briefs: July 30, 2015

    LB Harbor Commission President Named

    LONG BEACH — On July 27, The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners elected Lori Ann Farrell Harrison as its new board president. The five-member Harbor Commission, which oversees the Port of Long Beach, also selected Lou Anne Bynum as vice president and Tracy Egoscue as secretary. The commissio

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  • Morad Family Sues LBPD: RL NEWS Briefs July 29, 2015

    [gallery ids="10638,10639,10640,10641"] Morad Family Sues LBPD LONG BEACH — On July 22, supporters joined Morad family members at a press conference in front of the Long Beach Police Department. The family announced that they are filing a $28 million dollar lawsuit  against the City of Long Beach for the death of 20-year

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  • Get Organized: ANNOUNCEMENTS July 28, 2015

    July 29 Get Organized The San Pedro Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of its Breakfast Seminar Series to help you start your day informed. The first program will be presented on organizing your desk, calendar, and office by Darryl Ashley of Confusion Solution. The Confusion

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  • Freedom2Roll

    [gallery ids="10620,10621,10622,10619"] SAN PEDRO — On July 25, In recognition of the significance of the World Games being held in Los Angeles on the anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act into law, Fiesta Harbor Tours and San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant sponsored free harbor tours for disabl

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