• 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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  • Chief of Los Angeles Port Police Named in Federal Corruption Case

    LOS ANGELES – On April 30, a federal grand jury indicted the Port of Los Angeles chief of police on corruption and tax charges. The corruption charges in the indictment relate to a scheme in which Chief Ronald Jerome Boyd stood to financially benefit from the development of a social networking program that would become the official smartphone

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  • Robles’ First Action: Approve Zone Change

    Labor Makes Noise for Stadium Jobs

    By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter Normally a zoning change is a simple routine city council action—unless it has something to do with possibly building a stadium for the National Football League. Then, it turns into a major media event with boisterous

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  • Port Truckers Strike Again

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    Green Fleet Bows to Pressure in Advance

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Truckers at four major companies in the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex went out on an indefinite strike on April 27. A last-minute agreement with a

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  • Supernaw Heads to City Hall

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  • Obama’s TPP

    A Secret Deal That Protects Special Interests

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor President Barack Obama turned heads when he appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball on April 21. Obama leveled harsh criticism of his critics on trade policy, both on two upcoming trade deals—the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or T

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