• 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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  • RLn ENTERTAINMENT: Nov. 4, 2014

    Nov. 6 Barry Anthony and the Whalers Barry Anthony and the Whalers will perform, Nov. 6, at The Whale & Ale in San Pedro. The group is a New Orleans jazz band. Details: www.whaleandale.com Venue: The Whale & Ale Location: 327 W. 7th St., Sa

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 14, 2014

    Nov. 5 Coastal SPNC Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s Cultural Affairs Committee meeting will take place, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, at the Marine Exchange Building. Details: www.cspnc.org Venue: Marine Exchange Building Locat

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  • Small Neighborhood Council Meeting Looking to do Big Things

    By Joseph Baroud, Contributing Writer The Northwestern San Pedro Neighborhood  Council Issues Committee is hosting a meeting Nov. 10 at Peck Park to discuss Mayor Eric Garcetti’s minimum wage proposal. The committee hosted a similar meeting Oct. 22, where meeting focussed on the proposal, voter turnout in Los Angeles, various street

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  • RL NEWS update — What didn’t make it to the paper. Oct. 31, 2014

    POLAHS Organize Union SAN PEDRO — On Oct. 29, United Teachers Los Angeles announced that 59 teachers and faculty at the Port of Los Angeles High School in San Pedro organized a union with UTLA. The teacher’s primary goal is to have a collective voice to ensure an effective learning environment for students. Teachers and facul

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  • Scouting for Public Land:

    Port Opens Bids for State Lands Property

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Responding to a wave of community outrage the Port of Los Angeles recently extended its request for proposals from entities to lease a land at 3000 Shoshonean Road land, near Fort MacArthur. The Neighborhood Council Port Affairs Committee asked that the

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  • Trouble on the Iowa Part III

    Casino Politics in Iowa and the Battleship’s Directors

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor In the second installment of the Trouble on the Iowa series, Random Lengths recounted both the well documented series of events as well as some of the untold back story that ultimately brought the USS Iowa to San Pedro. In tha

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  • Dark Alliance

    By Lionel Rolfe
    I surprised myself by how much the movie “Kill the Messenger” affected me. I hadn’t gone to it expecting that it would upset me. I wasn’t a close friend of Gary Webb, the journalist whose story the movie was based on. But I had made a couple of calls at his request, trying to get him a job.

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  • Harbor Division Gang Unit Raid Marijuana Collective in Connection with Oct. 19 Shooting

    [portfolio_slideshow id=8172] On Oct. 23, the Los Angeles Harbor Division gang unit raided Star Buds marijuana collective in San Pedro at 128 S Pacific Avenue in connection with a shooting that took place Oct. 19. Click the link to listen to Random Lengths News photographer and field reporter Philip

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