• Ports O’ Call Replacement Plans Readied–but has Port Planning Lost Its Way?

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    A Veteran Planner Voices Concerns for the Community

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On March 20, the Port of Los Angeles will hold a public meeting at the Warner Grand Theater, where it and the developers will unveil plans for redeveloping

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  • POLA Moves 808,728 TEUs

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — The Port of Los Angeles handled 808, 728 twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in January. While it is a slight decrease compared to January 2017’s record of 826,640 TEUs it is significantly higher than the port’s most recent 5-year January average of 683,033 TEUs. January 2018 imports incr

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  • $10K Reward Offered for Information on CSULB Student’s Shooter

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Feb. 14, homicide detectives announced a $10,000 reward for information on a person suspected of killing Cal State University Long Beach honor student. The reward, sponsored by Mark Ridley-Thomas and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, was announced at the CSULB campus.

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  • Polarizing Polar Bears

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    Unmasking a proxy war strategy by online climate change denialists

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor In early December, a video of a dying, emaciated polar bear, foraging for food on an iceless portion of the Arctic, went viral on social media. The video garnered mi

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  • LA River Defender Honored

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The Los Angeles River, infamously tamed and confined in concrete is coming back to life, one small step at a time. The improbable revitalization began thanks to poet, artist and crusader Lewis MacAdams. This month MacAdams’

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  • CARB Public Outreach Meeting

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The California Air Resources Board is hosting public outreach meeting to discuss concepts for minimizing community health impacts from seaports, railyards, warehouses and other freight hubs. Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 Details: https://tinyurl.com/CARBMeeting Venue: Read More

  • Garcetti Names LACERS GM

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LOS ANGELESOn Feb. 7, Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed the appointment of Neil Guglielmo as general manager of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System, known as LACERS. Guglielmo’s appointment is subject to the Los Angeles City Council confirmation. As general manager of LACERS,

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  • POLA Blows Smoke on POC Redevelopment Process

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The planned public presentation of the controversial Ports O’ Call redevelopment project has been postponed from January, as originally promised, to March 20. But on Jan. 25, the Port of Los Angeles devoted two hours of its board m

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  • Non-Corporate Candidates Speak

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Christian L. Guzman, Community Reporter The 2018 elections won’t just be remembered as a high stakes battle for Democratic or Republican control of Congress. It will be remembered for candidates running for office on platforms opposing corporate control of the ele

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  • The Powder Room Trumps the Locker Room

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Sara Corcoran, Washington, D.C. Correspondent The Urban Dictionary defines  “locker room talk” as “any manner of conversation that polite society dictates be held privately — with small groups of like-min

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