• Creating Long Beach Organic’s Latest Community Garden

    Photo by Nate Lubben By Mick Haven, Contributing Writer Joe Corso looks around, then stoops down and grabs a dirt clod. Standing, he says, “This soil’s hardpan.” The pale dirt crumbles and slips through Corso’s fingers. “But we start adding compost, lots of it

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  • Hamilton Street Widening

    Divisions over the Hamilton Avenue street widening project immediately bubbled to the surface at the May 19, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council meeting. Former board member Doug Epperhart preemptively called communities proposals to make the thoroughfare a one way street a “stupid idea.” The city is moving to widen and install a sidew

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  • District 44 Student Artists Honored

    On May 17, winners of the 44th Congressional District Art Competition were honored at Crafted at Port of Los Angeles. This year, Rep. Janice Hahn’s office received submissions from more than 100 high school students from across the district. The winners included Angelica Macias, a Compton

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  • San Pedro Urban Greening Project

    The San Pedro Urban Greening project made it rounds presenting the city's effort to create green pathways at the May 19 Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council meeting. The pathways link  the community’s  public assets such as the waterfront promenade, historic monuments downtown shopping and entertainment, and San Pedro's parks such as Point

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  • Apartment Burned in Pedro: Cause Unknown

    A small fire burned through an apartment of two-floor complex at about shortly after 4 p.m. May 19, on the 700 block of 16th Street in San Pedro. “I was watching TV and I smelled something burning,” said María Guadalupe Alvarez, the tenant in the lower level apartment. “I turned around and saw the fire.” Alvarez said that

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  • Rumble: Riding the Long Road to Equality

    [gallery columns="1" ids="6975,6976,6977,6978,6980,6981,6982,6983,6974" orderby="rand"] By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor   Walk into a gay bar these days and you are likely to see men greeting each other with a hug and a kiss. Not unlike any other bar, people mingle and freely flirt with one another over drinks and music.

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  • RL NEWS of the Week: May 16, 2014

    Coastal Neighborhood Council Presents Results SAN PEDRO — Two-hundred-twenty-three voters submitted ballots for the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council election. The 17 candidates with the highest number of votes are shown and have been selected for the Board. 95 VOTES »

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 9, 2014

    May 10
    Bridge Construction
    Southbound Interstate 710 Freeway closure connector to westbound Ocean Boulevard will close for 30 months, starting May 10.
    Officials reminded commuters and truck driver heading to the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles about the long-term closure and detour routes

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  • Ponte Vista Breaks Ground

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor  SAN PEDRO — Nearly 10 years after it was first proposed, Community leaders joined iStar Financial, May 8, to broke ground on Ponte Vista housing development. On  March 4, the Los Angeles City Council approved the project at 26900 S. Western Ave. in San Pedro. The previously Navy occ

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  • Hahn Walks Out on Dobson

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor James Dobson vowed to stay away from politics when he began his speech at the annual National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C. on May 1. “This is not what we are here for, to talk about who we elect and parties and all that,” said Dobson, founder of the conservative group Focus on

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