• Long Beach Innovation Team Members Chosen

    LONG BEACH — On May 18, Mayor Robert Garcia announced that Long Beach has hired its first Innovation Team (i-team). The team, funded by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, will function as an in-house research and development unit. The i-team will focus first on economic development, advising the City on how best to stimulate growth, create

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  • RL NEWS Briefs for the Week: May 18, 2015

    POLA Container Volumes Slip 6% in April SAN PEDRO — April 2015 containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles decreased 6.1 percent compared to the same period this past year. The port handled a total of 662,973 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in April 2015. Comparatively, the previous April was particularly robust

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  • John Farrell: Tiger of San Pedro’s Theater Reviews Dies at 63

    Photo Courtesy of Steve Moyer The Random Lengths News family is mourning the death of the paper’s longtime theater reviewer, John Farrell. Farrell died May 7 at the age of 63. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office had yet to determine Farrell’s cause of death as of press time. However, he was known to suffer

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  • RL NEWS Briefs of the Week: May 15, 2015

    Tanaka and Carey Plead ‘Not Guilty’

    LOS ANGELES — On May 14, Paul Tanaka and William Thomas Carey plead not guilty to obstruction of justice during their appearance in court at the Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles. A trial was scheduled for July 7. Both were released yesterday aftern

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  • GINA’S CHOICE AWARDS AT THE WEST COAST BBQ CLASSIC

      [gallery ids="9915,9916,9917,9918,9919,9920,9914"] By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine Writer If you were unable to attend the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary May 9, I feel sorry for your loss. What you missed was some of the best barbeque this side of the Mississippi, so allow me to paint a picture for you.

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  • Human Trafficking:

    A Look at Modern Slavery in the Harbor Area

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Editor’s Note: Above is a still photo from the film, Niña Quebrada, which tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her boyfriend upon arri

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  • Filling in the Blanks

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    Harbor Commissioner Dave Arian leaves nothing unsaid at POLAHS State of the School address

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor In four minutes and some change, Harbor Commission member Dave Arian spoke clearly and directly about a new place the Port of

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  • Angels Gate Examines Human Trafficking

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Although Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves 150 years ago, modern forms of slavery are thriving throughout the world. The housekeeper, the quiet young girl working in the nail salon or the teenage boy standing on the street corner could all be victims of human trafficking. Perpetrators prof

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  • 62 Teams Compete at the West Coast BBQ Classic

    LONG BEACH — Meat, whether it’s beef, pork or fowl rubbed with savory seasonings then roasted over an open fire... those transformed fats and proteins recalls a certain something that’s been with us since our hunter-gathering past. It’s primal but it’s also communal. Every region in the world has its own tradition for preparing and coo

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  • RL NEWS Briefs: May 1, 2015

    Boyd Put on Administrative Leave SAN PEDRO — Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka issued as statement after a federal grand jury indicted the chief of police for the Port of Los Angeles on corruption and tax charges. “In light of Thursday’s announcement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles Port Police

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