• Yoga Revolution Comes to Long Beach

    [gallery ids="7864,7865,7866,7856"] By: Melina Paris Music Columnist Novices and yogis took over Bixby Park this past month, during Long Beach’s first Mantra Mela, a Yoga and Kirtan Festival. The name Mantra Mela essentially means a chanting festival and kirtan is the music. However, much more was included in this festival for the

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  • Was That A Glacier I Froze Next To?

    By Lionel Rolfe A half century or so ago, I took a trip to the top of the Sierra, where I made the acquaintance of the fragile land of delicate meadows and lakes and dramatic ice fields and glaciers just below the jagged peaks that form the spine of the Sierra. As I recollected my adventure, it became more and more like a dre

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  • iPad Scandal Continues to Implode

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Strained relationships with the school board, an acrimonious relationship with the teachers union — to say the least — and a blowing scandal surrounding a pet project may be the end of Superintendent John Deasy’s tenure with the Los Angeles Unified S

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  • Veterans Ride 600 Miles for Fallen Brothers

    By Joseph Baroud, RLn Contributor Fourteen veterans, who were wounded in combat, took the Never Quit Challenge, Sept. 8 through 11. The challenge included a 600 mile jet ski course from Morro Bay to San Diego. In the challenge’s second year, veterans who received purple hearts stopped in Santa Barba

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  • SHAWL House Adds Compassion, Pride to Harbor Area

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Maintaining a historic home is challenging and choosing to own a historic home comes with a plethora of city and state rules to abide by. Support for Harbor Area Women’s Lives, known as SHAWL House, has been making repairs to its neo-classical and colonial revival-style home near 9th and C

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  • Rancho is ‘Fixed’, Government is Broken:

    EPA, DHS Officials Fail To Answer Public’s Fundamental Questions at Two-Hour Meeting

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor “If this is outreach, I think you are already failing," Kathleen Woodfield said about 30 minutes into a two-hour meeting with federal regulators at Peck Park on the eve of Sept. 11. Rep. Henry Wax

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  • Boys and Girls Club 9/11 Candlelight Memorial

    [gallery columns="3"] Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor’s high school students are organized a candlelight vigil in honor of the people impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The event included poems, speeches and live music by the club’s Arts Academy jazz.

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  • Gear Up for the Lobster Festival with Lobster Tortilla Soup, Other Recipes

    [gallery columns="3"] By Lori Lynn Hirsch Stokoe, Food Writer and Photographer With the world's largest lobster festival right around the corner and in our own backyard (The Port of Los Angeles), it was time to develop a new lobster recipe. Now, while lobster is usually decadent, expensive and reserved for special occasion

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  • Soapbox Derby Debuts at Queen Mary’s

    By Joseph Baroud, Contributor Racers kept their heads down. Their eyes pointed straight ahead as they steered their wheels went for the gold at the All-American Queen’s Cup Soap Box Derby race. The derby took place Aug. 23 and 24 at the parking lot adjacent to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. A ramp was placed at the beginning of the tr

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  • Residents Say, ‘Not So Fast’ to Road Diet at Town Hall

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Councilman Joe Buscaino hosted an informational town hall meeting on the Pacific Avenue Road Diet” Aug. 27 in a bid to squash rumors of San Pedro’s take over by the Bike Lane mafia. “This is not a bike lane project,” Buscaino reiterated almost at the start of the meeting. Whethe

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