• Grassroots Fighter Seeks Seat In Congress

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor In April of 2014, Common Cause and the ACCE Institute released a report, “Big Oil Floods the Capitol: How California’s Oil Companies Funnel Funds Into the Legislature.” The No. 1 recipient identified was State Sen. Rod Wright, who subsequently resigned following

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  • Pope Francis Speaks Out on Climate Change

    ‘Hear both the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor’

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor In 1891, Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical, Rerum Novarum, examined the suffering of the industrial working class, endorsed labor rights such as the freedom to form unions, and laid the foundation

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  • Camilla to the Rescue

    By James Preston Allen, Publsher and Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor I interviewed Camilla Townsend a few weeks ago about vision, consensus building and leadership—particularly in light of her work with the Port of Los Angeles High School and the on-dock marine research cen

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  • Mishi Strudel Looking for Buyers

    [gallery ids="10272,10273"] By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor I was shocked and a little sad to learn on Facebook that Aniko and Michael Schueller were looking to sell their pastry shop, Mishi's Strudel. The comment thread is full of local regret. “Say it ain’t so” and expressions of hope that the shop will retain its Hun

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  • Former POLA Executive to Direct Port Authority of New York, New Jersey

    NEW YORK — Former Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Molly Campbell has been chosen to become the next port of commerce director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Campbell will succeed Richard Larrabee, who is retiring after 15 years, on July 27. One of Campbell’s first tasks will be continuing Larrabee’s work on helpin

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  • Trade Connect Offers Online Training — RL NEWS Briefs June 18, 2015

    POLA ‘Trade Connect’ Website Offers Online Training SAN PEDRO — Trade Connect, the Port of Los Angeles’ export education outreach program, formally debuted its new website, LATradeConnect.org on June 18. Visitors to the website will find detailed information about Trade Connect curriculum, services, data and industry part

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  • Long Beach Women Hotel Workers Rally Against Abuse

    [gallery ids="10251,10252,10253,10254,10255"] Long Beach Women Hotel Workers Rally Against Abuse By Crystal Niebla, Contributing Reporter LONG BEACH — More than 70 hotel workers, community activists and their families gathered outside the Long Beach City Hall on June 16 to speak up against poor working conditions in the Lon

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  • Suspect, Officer Wounded in Shooting–RL NEWS Breifs June 16, 2015

    Suspect, Officer Wounded in Shooting

    LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Police Department identified a suspect they said was involved in a shooting that wounded an officer on June 14. The LBPD identified 31-year-old Eric Arroyo as a suspect in the officer involved shooting. The incident took place at about 9 p.m. that day, when police office

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  • POLA Container Volumes Edge up Slightly in May — RL NEWS Briefs, June 15, 2015

    POLA Container Volumes Edge up Slightly in May

    SAN PEDRO — May 2015 containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles edged up .8 percent compared to the same period last year. The Port handled a total of 694,791 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in May 2015. Imports decreased .8 percent, from 351,403 TEUs in May 2014 to 348

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  • Time Slips A Cog

    By Lionel Rolfe I'm beginning this piece by chipping away at a giant writer's block. That big ugly monolith plunked itself down in front of me the other day when the boyfriend of my ex-wife discovered I was still texting and phoning and even meeting her for nice dinners on rare occasions. She didn't even tell me in person. Sh

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