• Why I Sued the Sheriff’s Department (and What Happened When I Did)

    It was three-and-a-half years ago, and yet I remember with perfect clarity the group of police officers waiting at the northeast corner of Ocean Blvd. and Magnolia Ave. before coming through the crosswalk toward me. I wouldn't have noticed them had the group not been so large. The one flicker of a thought I had about them was that they must be g

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  • KJazz Move Results in CSULB Yard Sale

    For decades 88.1, KKJZ, has harmonized and jazzed up Cal State University Long Beach campus, but this week it will all come down to a yard sale. The nonprofit station recently moved to Westwood, where Global Jazz — the company that runs it — is headquartered. The move finalized March 7, from the Chuck Niles studio. An asset sale is schedu

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  • RL NEWS: March 9, 2015

    ‘Peel Off’ Program Speeding Up Cargo through POLA SAN PEDRO— A new program that expedites cargo by streamlining container moves is speeding up operations at the Port of Los Angeles. Launched Feb. 25, the “Peel Off” Program has added a new operational model to the port to clear the curr

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  • My Kindle, My Birds & Me

    By Lionel Rolfe After several years of deliberation, I finally purchased a Kindle. I now own my very own digital reading device that has all the books I can read on it. There’s lot that’s unsettling about the device, but that’s not entirely bad — just caused a bit soul searching. Getting the Kindle turned out to

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  • Food: Science or Sense?

    By Lori Lynn Hirsch Stokoe, Food Writer and Photographer
    On Feb. 22, scores of food aficionados convened at the Ports O’ Call Restaurant in San Pedro to discuss and debate “Food: Sense or Science?”
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  • Torrance Refinery Explosion:

    A Sharp Reminder of Externalized Costs

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor   On Feb. 18 at about 8:50 a.m., an explosion sent flames and ashes into the sky at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance. Four workers were injured by the blast and 14 Torrance schools initiated “shelt

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  • Gaffey Street Improvement Project Moves Ahead as Public Opposition Wanes

    The final Gaffey Street workshop moves ahead to the drafting stage without much strife Ivan Adame, Editorial Intern San Pedro residents may not get all they want in the when it comes to plans to make improvements on Gaffey Street — namely decreasing the travel time from 5th Street to the 110 Freeway and preventing the hom

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  • AmeriCorps, PV Land Conservancy Partner for Community Day

    By Arlo Tinsman-Kongshaug, Editorial Intern   AmeriCorps recently partnered with Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to restore and renovate the White Point Nature Preserve. The project, White Point Community Day, was conceived originally by AmeriCorps while visiting the area. AmeriCorps

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  • Cargo on the Move

    There’s an Agreement, but a Ratified Contract is Still Weeks Away By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor   From the deck of USS Iowa on Feb. 23, ILWU Local 13 President Bobby Olvera said to the states buried in snow on the East Coast, “Your goods ar

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  • The American Dream is Still Possible

    Recent Union Contract Negotiations at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach Show How By Robert “Bobby” Olvera Jr., Longshore Worker and President of ILWU Local 13 A recent story aired by National Public Radio affiliate KPCC about the International Longshore and Wareho

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