Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog

Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog

  • Tale of Two Ports: What’s Wrong with LA

    By Ricardo Pulido, Executive Director of Community Dreams
    This is the story of two ports with very different approaches in addressing the largest pollution problem in our basin: the large ocean going cargo vessels.
    I have long been a critic of the Port of Los Angeles due to it being a significant source of industrial pollution … Read more…

  • Senate District 35 Candidate’s Forum

    By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter
    On April 20, Steve Bradford and Warren Furutani, Democrats, former assembly members, and candidates for the 35th Senate District, participated in a debate at California State University Dominguez Hills.
    California’s 35th Senate District includes San Pedro, Wilmington, North and West Long Beach, Harbor City, the Harbor Gateway, Carson and West Carson, Torrance, … Read more…

  • A New Climate Of Responsibility: New Developments Undermine Old Assumptions

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor
    The climate is changing. March marked the 11th straight month in which a global average temperature measure was set. But the climate of opinion is changing as well. Dramatic shifts are under way in how to grapple with the climate change threat.
    In April, more evidence emerged about the oil industry’s early … Read more…

  • Candidates Vie for SD 35 Seat

    Compiled by Lyn Jensen, Reporter
    California’s 35th Senate District includes San Pedro, Wilmington, North and West Long Beach, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, the west side of Carson, Torrance, Gardena, Compton, Lawndale, Lennox, Inglewood and Hawthorne.
    All eligible voters are encouraged to inform themselves about the candidates and remember to vote in the upcoming June 7 primary.
    “I’m not … Read more…

  • SPHS Students Show their Stuff

    Lady in the Hat  By Jack Paramore-Kemph. Courtesy Photo
    By Arlo Tinsman-Kongshaug, Editorial Intern
    Good art can be found anywhere: museums and empty lots, high-end hipster joints and concrete pavement, even the San Pedro High School gym. That was the site of the 2016 San Pedro Art Show on April 28.
    Student Joshua Lopez, one of the artists … Read more…

  • Carson’s Growing Pains: Delays in Construction Project Hamper Businesses

    By Christian L. Guzman, Editorial Intern
    The Carson Street Master Plan Implementation Project is part of a broad effort to revitalize the City of Carson. However, unforeseen obstacles have lengthened it, frustrating residents and impacting businesses.
    The project encompasses a 1.75-mile section of Carson Street between the 110 and 405 freeways. Plans call for widened sidewalks, bicycle … Read more…

  • LA Ordinance to Reduce Harbor Area Pollution

    By Christian L. Guzman, Editorial Intern
    This past Earth Day — April 22 — Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a new law called Clean Up Green Up.
    Its purpose is to improve air quality in Boyle Heights, Pacoima and Wilmington, which are disproportionately affected by pollution.The air in those areas subjects residents to asthma, cardiovascular disease and cancer. … Read more…

  • *** RLn Calendar of Events *** April 28 – May 11, 2016

    April 29
    Reverend Tall Tree
    Stompin’, shufflin’ and hollerin’, Rev. Tall Tree plays blues and American roots in the tradition of Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley.
    Time: 8 p.m. April 29
    Cost: $20 to $30
    Details: http://tinyurl.com/ReverendTallTree
    Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
    The Mad Reckless
    Ridicula Imitatio Productions is proud to present their newest show, “The Mad … Read more…

  • The Whole Enchilada

    How Mexican Cuisine Conquered the USA
    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor
    Ask an Angelino, Latino or not, about their favorite taco truck or tamale guy and they will give you an answer.
    Just looking at my pantry, I am able to identify at least three different food items connected to Mexican cuisine. And, when I type “Mexican restaurants” … Read more…

  • LB Hotel Workers Sue for Wage Theft Violations

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor
    On April 19, Long Beach Renaissance Hotel workers filed a class action lawsuit for multiple forms of what amounts to wage theft. This included denial of rest breaks and overtime pay, being forced to do unpaid prep work and not being reimbursed for expenses.
    “It’s very common in the hotel industry what’s … Read more…

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