Black, Green, Purple Conversations

Published on May 26th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

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 [&hellip... Read More

At Length

James Allen Correct Size

The Times are Finally a-Changin’:

Published on May 26th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

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 [&hellip... Read More


Bernie Sanders

Can Bernie Win?

Published on May 26th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

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 [&hellip... Read More

Curtain Call


A RAISIN IN THE SUN @ Long Beach Playhouse

Published on May 25th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

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 [&hellip... Read More


L'Opera service

Service: The Bel Canto of L’Opera

Published on May 19th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

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 [&hellip... Read More



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

Published on May 18th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

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 [&hellip... Read More

Curtain Call

South Coast Repertory presents “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer, directed by Kent Nicholson. Cast: Christian Barillas (Venticelli #1), Marco Barricelli (Antonio Salieri), Mark Capri (Baron Gottfried van Swieten), Bo Foxworth (Count Johann Killan von Strack), Peter Frechette (Joseph II), Asher Grodman (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), John-David Keller (Giuseppe Bonno), Louis Lotorto (Venticelli #2), Cynthia Marty (Teresa Salieri), Louis Pardo (Salieri’s Cook), Geoffrey Wade (Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg), Liesel Allen Yeager (Constanze Weber), A.J. Sclafani (Salieri’s Valet), Camille Thornton-Alson (Katherina Cavalieri).  Segerstrom Stage, May 6 - June 5, 2016

AMADEUS @ South Coast Repertory

Published on May 17th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

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 [&hellip... Read More

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