• 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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      [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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  • 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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