• Proposed Postal Service Reductions to Impact Residents, Businesses

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor This past month, businesses in San Pedro received a notice from the U.S. Postal Service informing them of its intent to consolidate business mail services into the Torrance office. “In our continued effort to eliminate redundanci

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  • Opiate Crisis

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    When an Addiction Epidemic Becomes a White-Collar Crime

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor and Charles Ornstein, Propublica Fourteen licensed Southern California medical professionals we

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  • Carson, Tesoro Enter Agreement

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter After recently declaring a fiscal emergency, the City of Carson announced July 6 its commitment to a 15-year “Community Benefits Agreement” — essentially, a peace treaty — with the oil company Tesoro. City officials believe the

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  • SP Waterfront Arts District Selected as One of 14 State Designated Cultural Districts

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — On July 13, the California Arts Council announced that the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District will be among 14 districts serving as the state’s premier designated cultural arts districts. This is the first year that the council has voted to designate cultural arts districts. These districts will hi

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  • Clear Water Tunnel Project Public Workshop

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  • 2017–2018 Arts Council for Long Beach’s Annual Grant Applications

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Arts Council for Long Beach is excited to announce that the 2017–2018 Annual Grant Cycle Applications and Guidelines are now available. Time: 5 p.m. July 31 Details: Read More

  • POLB: Best Seaport in North America

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — The Port of Long Beach has been bestowed the title of “Best Seaport in North America” at the 2017 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards, June 29, at the Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Center. The POLB has been awarded this title for the third consecutive year, and for the 19th time in

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  • Outrage and Ecstasy:

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    Queer dance party descends on McConnell’s house, dancing with anger over health care repeal

    By Baynard Woods A swanky stretch of C Street near the Capitol in Washington D.C. is blocked by a raucous crowd dancing in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house on an unseasonably cool s

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  • Port Truckers’ 15th Strike Takes Struggle to New Level

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Protesting their treatment as “sharecroppers on wheels,” Port truck drivers in Southern California went on strike for the 15th time — this time, for the entire third week of June. The truckers were joined by warehouse workers and rail drivers who

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  • Bail Reform: The System that Penalizes the Poor

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor   This past May, reality show celebrity Dog The Bounty Hunter’s voice robocalled about 800,000 phone lines, warning voters that the state legislature was working to do away with the bail bond system. The system is allegedly designed to keep poor pe

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