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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



Progressive Report Card Slams State Legislators

Published on May 13th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

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 [&hellip... Read More


Kamala Harris

Many Senate Candidates, So Little Viability

Published on May 13th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Look at the 34  candidates from California for the U.S. Senate and you might wonder if the race will prove as chaotic as the Republican presidential campaign. Read more on page 4 [&hellip... Read More

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