• A First-Timer’s Firsthand Account from the Front Lines of the Public Healthcare Dole

    Growing up I grasped the logistics of healthcare and insurance only in the abstract. In my upper-middle-class childhood experience, things were simple. Whenever I needed medical care, I got it, and as far as I could tell it was good, without so much as a wasted day in a waiting room. I had seizures as a child, which could have been a lot scarier

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  • Are We Really the Smartest Creatures on Earth?

    By Lionel Rolfe More than 40 years ago, my then-wife Nigey Lennon and I were on our way home to Echo Park when, suddenly, she said to stop. I thought it was because she'd spotted a garage sale. Instead it was a woman who had set up a bunch of cages with cockatiels for sale. Some were in the cages and some stood on top of the edge of the

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  • Breaking News! Suspect Staked Out at Numero Uno

    [portfolio_slideshow] By Assistant Editor Zamná Ávila and Contributor Phillip Cooke Authorities are looking for an armed suspect who ran into the Numero Uno market in San Pedro. Harbor Division Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Gerald Woodyard said that the suspect may be responsible for a number of theft-related crimes

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  • ILWU, Employers Take Off Gloves

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Negotiations are turning nasty for the first time since the July 1 expiration of the ILWU contract with the Pacific Maritime Association. Both sides have been trading blame through the media for the work layoffs and container backups, which took place on the weekend of Nov. 1. “[The] Tac

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  • Port Truckers Resume Strike

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor After four months of intransigent hostility, and continuing labor law violations, truckers working for three port drayage companies—TTSI, Pac9 and Green Fleet Systems—announced they were going back out on strike, starting Nov. 13. However, there have been rumors that one company might settle in advance

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  • Arts District Puts Focus on Art In The Streets

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Dialog is taking place in the monthly meetings of the San Pedro Arts Culture and Entertainment group. The dialog centers on the funding and implementation of public art projects to move the group toward the next level of arts advocacy. In 2007, the

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  • POLAHS Principal Scotti Returns

    School Turmoil Offers Lessons for a Private-Public Partnership

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor An air of calm rested upon the Port of Los Angeles High School campus on Monday Nov. 10, following the reinstatement of the beloved Principal Tom Scotti who was brought back after resigning over a dust up with Jim Cross the execut

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 12, 2014

    Nov. 13 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Shark Tank The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce brings back the Munch & Learn Series with the topic: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Shark Tank, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. David Chodosh:  An industrial desig

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  • RL NEWS Updates: Nov. 10, 2014

    Drug Lab Discovered at Residence LONG BEACH — At about 1 a.m. Nov. 7, the Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach Fire Department responded to Bixby Highlands residence in the 4300 block of Maury Avenue in regards to a complaint of a strong chemical odor. The initial investigation at the scene led officers and firefighters

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  • RLn COMMUNITY calendar: Nov. 5, 2014

    Nov. 7 Sip of Long Beach Come meet people through Sip of Long Beach, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, at the Sip. Details: www.facebook.com/ASipOfLongBeach Venue: Sip of Long Beach Location: 111 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach Nov. 8 Ca

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