• Central SPNC Board Members Abandon Ship When Mutiny Fails

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    The Central Neighborhood Council in Disarray Following Resignations

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor The April 18 Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Stakeholder Meeting looked more like a mutiny than the democratic workings of a local board

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  • Unions to Reclaim May Day in Solidarity with Immigrant Workers

    [vc_row 0=""][vc_column 0=""][vc_column_text 0=""]By Peter Olney and Rand Wilson  The buzz about reclaiming, updating and branding May 1 as a Day Without Immigrants is growing in ways that are true to May Day’s historic origins the recent movement recalls the 19th century struggle for the eight-hour workday and

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  • Rep. Ted Lieu: Resist and Take Back the House

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rep. Ted Lieu’s April 24 town hall meeting at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center was everything Democratic district town halls should be. “We are not living in normal times,” said the second term representative for the 33rd Congressional District. “So this won’t be a normal town hall meeting.”

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  • The Jazz Giants of LA Perform at the Grand Annex

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It isn’t only the recent success of the Oscar-winning film, La La Land, that has brought a new flock of listeners to jazz. Los Angeles has been in the midst of a rich renaissance of this robust and evolving music. This resurgence has occurred in two ways: First, young, local jazz artists like Kamasi

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  • Rights of Special Ed Students at Stake

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter The rights of thousands of children with special needs in the Los Angeles Unified School District are at stake in a lawsuit that’s bounced between the U.S. District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for four years. LAUSD is t

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    Environmental Justice, Unions Intervene to Save Chemical Safety Rules

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval="3" images="16831,16830,16828" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]LOS ANGELES — On April 10, three California environmental justice organizations and the United Steel Workers filed a motion to intervene in an industry lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. The interveners fear that in the drive

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  • Clinic Spells Community with a Capital W

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Hilda Ávila (no relation to Random Lengths News Assistant Editor Zamná Ávila) arrived in the United States on vacation and fell in love. The object of her affection was an inconspicuous community in the heart of the Harbor

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  • Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park Fights Entropy

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Kym Cunningham, Contributing Writer Looking out over the green and blue expanse of Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park, it is difficult to believe the transformation that has occurred since the groundbreaking ceremony three years ago. A shoreline covered in hazard-or

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  • South Bay Rises Against the Fossil Fuel Status Quo

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Christian L. Guzman, Community Reporter The Donald Trump administration may be committed to rolling back regulations that protect the environment, but Harbor Area and South Bay residents are ready to fight. The action at the South Coast Air Quality Management Distri

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  • Dark Vision:

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    Trump’s Environmental Attacks Imperil the Planet

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is going solar. By embracing the future of renewable energy, the museum, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, repr

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