Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog

Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog

  • Black, Green, Purple Conversations

    Former Obama Administration “Green” Advisor Speaks Prince, Green Jobs at LBCC
    By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer
    More than a month after his untimely death, tributes to Prince continue to rain on — in purple.
    Think pieces by the reams on his importance to music, black culture and the music industry are being rehashed, reprinted and rethought of anew, … Read more…

  • The Times are Finally a-Changin’:

    Obama in Vietnam
    By James Preston Allen, Publisher
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed,
      it’s the only thing that ever has.”
    —American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978).
     
    While President Barack Obama was in Vietnam the week of May 22, he acknowledged what previous administrations since the 1960s … Read more…

  • Hall’s Corporate Coziness Creates Concerns in Congressional Race

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor
    Almost a year ago, when Nanette Barragán entered the race to succeed Janice Hahn in Congress, Random Lengths called her a “grassroots fighter.” She was an upstart outsider candidate in a race the political establishment had seemingly pre-decided. The day Hahn announced she would be stepping down to run for the … Read more…

  • Can Bernie Win?

    Fringe Campaign Makes California Primary Relevant Again
    Photo by Kelvin Brown Sr.
    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor
    In May 17, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to campaign rally at California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson at what he called “the beginning of the final push to win California.” He promised that “we are in till the last … Read more…

  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN @ Long Beach Playhouse

    There are people who will tell you we live in a post-racial society. We have a Black president, they say. All citizens—regardless of ethnic extraction—enjoy the same rights and freedoms. Minorities even get special treatment when it comes to college admission and all sorts of stuff. The playing field is level now.
    But even if we … Read more…

  • WHAT LOVE IS and THE UNCERTAINTY FILES (U.S. premieres) @ the Garage Theatre

    I was surprised to find that Linda McLean is a playwright of some accomplishment, having written works for the BBC and serving as chairperson for Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland between 2008­’15. I fully expected that the author What Love Is and The Uncertainty Files, two one-acts U.S. premiering at the Garage Theatre, to be by a … Read more…

  • Service: The Bel Canto of L’Opera

    By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer
    Wants, needs and cravings vacillate with varying moods, but one thing we can all agree upon is that service rules.
    At L’Opera in downtown Long Beach, the service is extraordinary. These are not young college students waiting tables between midterms. These are restaurant industry professionals and people who absolutely love … Read more…

  • *** RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS *** May 19 to June 9, 2016

    May 19
    Service Providers Training
    Community members impacted by the criminal justice are invited to learn about Proposition 47. Prop. 47 provides people the opportunity to reduce their felony convictions into misdemeanors.
    Time: 2 to 4 p.m. May 19
    Cost: Free
    Details: Julia@bhclongbeach.org
    Venue: Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave., Long Beach
    May 19
    2016 Leadership Series
    Los Angeles Unified School … Read more…

  • AMADEUS @ South Coast Repertory

    When I first read Peter Shaffer’s Equus, I was so enthralled that I ran out and rented Sidney Lumet’s film adaptation. Although quite faithful to its source, I noted minor variations from the play—all of them improvements. And why not? It was Shaffer who wrote the screenplay, so he was basically taking a second bite … Read more…

  • Progressive Report Card Slams State Legislators

    Assemblymen Mike Gipson and Patrick O’Donnell did not support key bills on due process protection, health care expansions, environmental protections and racial profiling, the Courage Campaign recently reported.
    Read more on page 3 of the May 12 edition of Random Lengths News. Click here to find a location near you.
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