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The Donald, the Confederate Flag and the GOP

Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

Free Speech, Even When Offensive, has Value By James Preston Allen, Publisher Far be it from me to be the one to try and stop the fearless Donald, as in Trump, from speaking his mind as [&hellip... Read More


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The Rule of Seven:

Published on July 9th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

Developing the Waterfront—Global vs. Local Jobs By James Preston Allen, Publisher Ask anyone who has ever had to deal with the City of Los Angeles, they will tell you that it takes “forever” to get anything [&hellip... Read More


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The Changing of the Guard

Published on June 11th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

Change is inevitable but does it really mean we’re moving forward? By James Preston Allen, Publisher It seems the more citizens clamor and agitate for more transparency in government and other civic institutions, the more opaque [&hellip... Read More


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California Dreaming

Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

From Booms to Busts, the Optimists are Always Searching for the Gold By James Preston Allen, Publisher At a meeting I attended recently with the management of the Port of Los Angeles, a civic leader voiced [&hellip... Read More


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Connecting the Dots

Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

Between the Waterfront, Minimum Wage, Homelessness, Free Trade By James Preston Allen, Publisher   So, one day, this guy walks into the newspaper’s lobby to check out our used books for sale and says off-handedly, “I [&hellip... Read More


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The Great Homeless Debate

Published on April 30th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

Whack-a-mole enforcement in a city spending $87 million on policing the homeless, and no solution in sight By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles Police Department Officer Maligi Nua Jr. greets me with a smile as [&hellip... Read More


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Taking Sides

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

We Can Be Pro-Business and Pro-Labor By James Preston Allen, Publisher   I recently found myself involved in a very long conversation about development issues with a local business owner. But something he said stopped me [&hellip... Read More


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The Law of Unintended Consequences Part II

Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

James Preston Allen, Publisher The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. —Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936) There’s a certain amount of fear and embarrassment in the debate over how to [&hellip... Read More


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The Persistence of Memory

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by RLn

Nostalgia for a Past that No Longer Exists By James Preston Allen, Publisher Nostalgia hangs over this harbor area like overcast clouds on one of those days that brings a chill off the Pacific Ocean near [&hellip... Read More


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