Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog

Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog

  • Dismantling California’s Democratic Party Stone by Stone, Brick by Brick

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor

    State Democratic Party’s ABCs

    The presidential primary race in June 2016 was a David and Goliath story in which Goliath ultimately won. Except Goliath wasn’t necessarily Hillary Clinton. Goliath was actually the Democratic Party establishment that anointed Clinton.
    Seven months later, change is already visible as David returned and slung its first rock … Read more…

  • The State Democratic Party’s ABCs

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor

    Dismantling California’s Democratic Party Stone by Stone, Brick by Brick

    The voting body of the state Democratic Party is called the Democratic State Central Committee. This committee is made up of about 3,200 delegates. The delegates are elected from three sources: The County Central committees; Assembly districts; and then there are delegates … Read more…

  • CRSB: CALENDAR Jan. 19, 2017

    Jan. 20
    The duo of Chris Ramos and Sonny is based in the San Francisco Bay area and creates its own brand of island, soul-infused pop.
    Time: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20
    Cost: $12 to $25
    Details: www.solvenue.com
    Venue: Sol Venue, 313 E. Carson St., Carson
    Jan. 21
    Hijos del Sol
    This band can satisfy your hunger for the roots reggae with their Calicoastal … Read more…

  • Sanchez’s Art Hits San Pedro Street

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer
    Street art, be it sanctioned or unsanctioned, has become a familiar sight throughout the world. Once chiefly a form of protest and political expression, street art has emerged as a means to combat urban blight.
    Next month the Waterfront Arts District celebrates the completion of a trompe l’oeil style, surrealistically … Read more…

  • The Real Trump-Russia Scandal

    Looking for A Smoking Gun in a Smoke-Filled Room
    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor
    On Jan. 10, Buzzfeed published an explosive series of memos (misleadingly called a “dossier”) from a former British spy, later revealed to be Christopher Steele, former head of MI6’s Russia desk, with a network of sources there.
    The first memo, dated June 2015, alleged … Read more…

  • The Long Arc of History

    Some secrets are only revealed too late and lost in the Twittersphere
    By James Preston Allen, Publisher
    Amidst the uproar over the Donald Trump’s latest tweet, his latest cabinet picks, and the latest revelations on the impact of Russian hacking on his surprise election win, the airing of Michael Kirk’s documentary film, Divided States of America, on … Read more…

  • On the Road to the American Woman

    Diverse, Robust, Resilient
    By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer
    Hillary Clinton was believed to be a shoo-in for the Oval Office, especially given the Republican nominee’s confession of habitually sexually assaulting women and getting away with it because of his celebrity.
    However, the election did not go as expected. Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States, leaving millions … Read more…

  • Mayor Touts So Much Progress in the LBC

    By Greggory Moore, Contributing Reporter
    On Jan. 10, both President Barack Obama and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia touted the triumphs of their respective administrations. While the farewell address of Garcia’s great hero was undergirded with a cautionary subtext about America’s uncertain future, Garcia spoke with seemingly unshakeable confidence about the direction Long Beach is … Read more…

  • San Pedro Mourns Michael Justice

    Michael Justice
    (Oct. 22, 1955 – Jan. 4, 2017)
    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor
    Michael Justice was the quintessential photographer stricken with wanderlust. During his long career, Justice followed his camera to assignments in 62 countries. By the time he landed in San Pedro, a little bit of that wanderlust had worn away.
    Random Lengths News began collaborating with … Read more…

  • Classical Crossroads’ First Fridays: CALENDAR Jan. 11, 2017

    Jan. 14
    Hernandez and Gacoppuzzi Duo

    Canadian violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez and Italian pianist Jacopo Giacupuzzi are winners are international competitions.
    Time: 3 p.m. Jan. 14
    Cost:  Free
    Details: (310) 316-5574; www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/FirstFridays.htm
    Venue: First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance
    Jan. 20
    CRSB is a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who create their own brand of … Read more…

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