• Buscaino’s Less Than ‘Inspiring’ Speech

    [vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]I would like to address those parents and students who misunderstood the intent of my graduation speech at SPHS on Friday. My intention was to focus on misunderstanding and meaning in our culture today. As a gesture of good faith, here is the text of the entire speech fo

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    Government: Only as Good as the People Who Run It

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher Complaining about government is kind of a birthright here in the “land of the free.” In fact, it’s probably more of a national pastime than all most anything else, including baseball. The big difference betw

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  • Homeless Once Again

    [vc_row][vc_column width="5/6"][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher

    Where there is no vision, the people perish.

    — Proverbs 29:18, King James Version

    I attended Mark Ridley-Thomas’ empow-erment conference at USC a few years a

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  • Memories of America Before Our Un-Civil Wars

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher I’ve been thinking about the American Civil War lately. I’m not sure when I began, but I suspect sometime after the white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. and their marches against the city’s effort to take down

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  • Bombshell of Report on Harbor Benefits

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher For as long as I can remember, the narrative pushed by the Port of Los Angeles and other boosters of industry and commerce has been this: the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are an “economic engine” that are jo

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  • Garcetti Finally Calls for Action on Homeless Crisis

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    City Council passes ordinances but will they actually find the courage to act?

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Fresh from milking political cows in Iowa, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on April 16 gave his annual State of the City addres

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  • The American Crisis of the Infowars

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher

    To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or en

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  • Town Hall It Was Not

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    Demolition of Ports O’ Call Village comes at the same time POLA reveals plans

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Six months ago, the Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, agreed with my suggestion to hold a public

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  • An Arresting Situation

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    LAPD claims that they can’t arrest their way out of the homeless crisis, but apparently they’re trying

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Dominic H. Choi appeared at the Los Angeles Police Commission this week and expl

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  • Information Warfare-Thirteen Russians indicted, but is social media also implicated?

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Austin Beutner, the one-time candidate for Los Angeles mayor and former publisher of the Los Angeles Times, recalled a funny story during a talk he gave at a breakfast meeting hosted by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce at Ports O’ Call Restaurant. It was about the time Beutner was delivering a speech o

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