• Oil Workers Strike Heads into Third Week

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Workers at 11 oil refineries in Texas, Kentucky, California, Washington, Ohio and Indiana walked out of their jobs demanding safer staffing and better health benefits. On Feb. 7, the oil workers organized a solidarity rally at the Tesoro refinery in Carson. Hundreds turned out in

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  • Bias in the Corporate Media: What goes unreported when discussing labor on the waterfront

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher After nine months of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association (the shipping and terminal operators), the crisis of congestion at West Coast ports has finally come to the attention of President Barack Obama. He has dispatched his labor secretary Tom

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  • Living History: Stories of Service at Angels Gate

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Angels Gate Cultural Center is presenting Service and Other Stories: A Living History Project, a yearlong exhibition that plans to engage U.S. military veterans from all 20th and 21st century conflicts. The project, led by Los Angeles artist Farrah Karapetian, involved veterans Joe Debble, Mike Felch,

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  • POLAHS Board of Trustees Investigates Cross

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor The embattled Port of Los Angeles High School Executive Director Jim Cross was placed on paid leave again following a closed meeting on Feb. 11, after renewed allegations of financial impropriety. A few months ago, the highly touted charter school was in turmoil following the popular Princ

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  • Tuskeegee Airman Visits USS Iowa, Gets Congressional Award

    Photo and article by Ivan Adame, Editorial Intern Lt. Col. Robert Friend, retired pilot of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, received a congressional recognition for his service Feb. 8, at the Battleship Iowa, during a celebration of Black History Month. The award was delivered on behalf of Rep. Janice Hahn by district staff assistant German

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  • RLn NEWS Briefs: Feb. 12, 2015

    PMA Decides to Lockout of ILWU Workers SAN PEDRO — On Feb. 11, the Pacific Maritime Association cited alleged slowdowns by the ILWU as their rationale for locking down the port Feb. 12 and 14 through 16. PMA spokesman Wade Gates claimed that the PMA made a comprehensive contract offer designed to bring these talks to conclusion

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Feb. 11, 2015

    Feb. 13 Bixby Knolls Post Office to Close   The Bixby Knolls Post Office, at 4580 Atlantic Ave., will be closing on Feb. 13. The Post Office's lease was up for renewal in mid-2013. The USPS opted not to sign a long term lease at that time and has been on a month-to-month lease ever since. It appears that the o

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  • RLn COMMUNITY Calendar: Feb. 10, 2015

    Feb. 11 State of the County Luncheon The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents the “State of the County” Luncheon with Supervisor Don Knabe, starting at 11:30 a.m.  Cost is $45 per person in advance and $65 at the door. Details: (310) 377-8111; http://business.palosverdescham

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  • Buscaino Pushes to Rename Intersection Di Carlo Square

    By Joseph Baroud, Contributing Writer The Di Carlo Bakery meant a lot to the community of San Pedro. It provided a main part of many of the town's different cultures’ meals and fresh bread for an affordable price — something this hard-working town could appreciate. District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino wants to commemorate the bakery

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  • Sonny’s Bistro: A Bright Idea for Valentine’s Day

    By Gina Ruccione, Food Writer & Blogger Food is typically the centerpiece of a Valentine’s Day date and how that transpires varies between couples. Some are looking for the perfect meal, while others are looking for an intimate setting. However it transpires, most can agree that a successful Valentine’s Day date is ultimately the

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