• Small Neighborhood Council Meeting Looking to do Big Things

    By Joseph Baroud, Contributing Writer The Northwestern San Pedro Neighborhood  Council Issues Committee is hosting a meeting Nov. 10 at Peck Park to discuss Mayor Eric Garcetti’s minimum wage proposal. The committee hosted a similar meeting Oct. 22, where meeting focussed on the proposal, voter turnout in Los Angeles, various street

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  • RL NEWS update — What didn’t make it to the paper. Oct. 31, 2014

    POLAHS Organize Union SAN PEDRO — On Oct. 29, United Teachers Los Angeles announced that 59 teachers and faculty at the Port of Los Angeles High School in San Pedro organized a union with UTLA. The teacher’s primary goal is to have a collective voice to ensure an effective learning environment for students. Teachers and facul

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  • Scouting for Public Land:

    Port Opens Bids for State Lands Property

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Responding to a wave of community outrage the Port of Los Angeles recently extended its request for proposals from entities to lease a land at 3000 Shoshonean Road land, near Fort MacArthur. The Neighborhood Council Port Affairs Committee asked that the

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  • Trouble on the Iowa Part III

    Casino Politics in Iowa and the Battleship’s Directors

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor In the second installment of the Trouble on the Iowa series, Random Lengths recounted both the well documented series of events as well as some of the untold back story that ultimately brought the USS Iowa to San Pedro. In tha

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  • Dark Alliance

    By Lionel Rolfe
    I surprised myself by how much the movie “Kill the Messenger” affected me. I hadn’t gone to it expecting that it would upset me. I wasn’t a close friend of Gary Webb, the journalist whose story the movie was based on. But I had made a couple of calls at his request, trying to get him a job.

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  • Harbor Division Gang Unit Raid Marijuana Collective in Connection with Oct. 19 Shooting

    [portfolio_slideshow id=8172] On Oct. 23, the Los Angeles Harbor Division gang unit raided Star Buds marijuana collective in San Pedro at 128 S Pacific Avenue in connection with a shooting that took place Oct. 19. Click the link to listen to Random Lengths News photographer and field reporter Philip

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  • RLn Community Events: Oct. 22, 2014

    Oct. 25 Pumpkin Decorating Contest The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum will host an annual pumpkin decorating contest from 1-3 p.m.  Participants will be provided with tools to participate as well as the ability to create their own Halloween mask and candy carrying bag. Admission is free. Open to all ages. Read More

  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENT: Oct. 21, 2014

    Oct. 22 NWSPNC Issues Committee Meeting The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council Issues Committee will meet, at 6 p.m. Oct. 22, at San Pedro City Hall. Issues to be discussed include reinstituting a speed hump, city elections reforms and the mayor’s minimum wage proposal. Details: Read More

  • RL NEWS of the Week: Oct. 17, 2014

    POLA September Container Volumes Increase 9 Percent SAN PEDRO — The Port of Los Angeles reported its busiest month in 8 years. Overall volumes increased by 9 percent compared the equivalent month this past year for a total of 775,133 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units. Overall volume at the port has increased by 7.8 percent from this

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  • City of Carson 4th Annual Veterans Job Fair a Success

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor
    Commissioner Charlotte Brimmer of the City of Carson’s planning commission beamed with pride at the turn out of the Oct. 3 veteran job fair. “Twenty people immediately got job that day,” she said. “That’s what it was about.” Among the employers present at the fair included: Tesoro, Ba

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