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Sails have begun. Explore the Long Beach Harbor on a Tall Ship!

The goal is to raise environmental awareness that leads to personal action to reduce marine plastic pollution and human impacts to our local coastline and its marine organisms with engaging bilingual (Spanish) materials and trained bilingual (Spanish) docents.

San Pedro News

Sails have begun. Explore the Long Beach Harbor on a Tall Ship!

The goal is to raise environmental awareness that leads to personal action to reduce marine plastic pollution and human impacts to our local coastline and its marine organisms with engaging bilingual (Spanish) materials and trained bilingual (Spanish) docents.

A Bridge Home Opening

A Bridge Home Openings announced.

LIBERTY HILL 4TH OF JULY

Phase out School Police

L.A. County Orders Bars to Close following Gov’s Orders and Sharp Rise in Infections and Hospitalizations

On June 28, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was amended to require that all bars, breweries, brew pubs, pubs, wineries...

Harbor Area NCs Fund Vehicles, Later Call for LAPD Defunding

By Hunter Chase, Reporter In less than one month, the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council donated money to the...

SPHS Restorative Justice Program Teaches Growth and Resilience

Editor’s Note: This article was originally intended to be a small part of Paul Rosenberg’s larger June 11 cover story, Remaking Justice....

Carson News

Carson Plans on Remaining Synchronized with LA County on COVID Orders

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an order on June 11 allowing various businesses to reopen following consistent decline...

Carson Councilman Leads Peaceful Demonstration

By Alex Witrago, Editorial Intern In the midst of COVID-19, Carson marched in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and justice for George Floyd...

Barragán Talks Impeachment

By Dennis J. Freeman, Carson Reporter Rep. Nannette Diaz Barragán brought her voice to the nation’s healthcare woes and impeachment talk of President Donald Trump...

Long Beach News

George Floyd/BLM Protest

El Segundo High School Students Lead Protests Against Police Brutality

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Independence Day weekend was different in El Segundo this year.  Normally known as a conservative 80% Caucasian bastion with the racist history...

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Labor Notes

Workers’ Strikes Are an Important Part of Today’s Movement

There have been over 800 strikes since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to Payday Report, with many especially since the murder of George Floyd. Regardless of the exact number, it is clear that something new is developing among workers.

West Coast Dockworkers Will Observe Juneteenth

Events celebrating Juneteenth and the push for racial and social justice are being organized by dockworkers at West Coast ports, including Los Angeles/Long Beach, the Bay Area, and Puget Sound.

McDonald’s Workers Strike Demanding Protections from COVID-19

 By Mark Friedman, Labor Columnist Demanding McDonald’s prioritize public health and worker safety over profits, hundreds of employees at the fast food chain (140,000 U.S....

Front Line Workers Protest Outside Trump National Golf Club in PV

By Mark Friedman, Labor Columnist Workers on the front lines battling the coronavirus protested at Trump National Golf Club in Palos Verdes this past week. These...

Port News

POLA, MSC, APM TERMINALS AND ILWU SET NEW WORLD RECORD FOR MOST CARGO MOVES DURING SINGLE SHIP CALL

One of the largest ships in the world, the MSC Isabella is part of a new class of 23,000+ TEUs sustainable container ships recently added to the MSC global shipping network.

POLA AND LADWP Swap Property to Facilitate Next Phase of Wilmington Waterfront Development

The land exchange will also provide LADWP with land required to move forward with the redevelopment of its Harbor Generation Station in Wilmington.

West Coast Dockworkers Will Observe Juneteenth

Events celebrating Juneteenth and the push for racial and social justice are being organized by dockworkers at West Coast ports, including Los Angeles/Long Beach, the Bay Area, and Puget Sound.

Culture

Center for the Study of Political Graphics

As part of CSPG's programming, Activist, Artists, and Sisters: Posters on Women Fighting for Justice, artist Ernesto Vazquez hosted a stencil workshop....

Slanguage at Compound Holds Virtual Workshops

It will encourage elementary school students to create art about outer space using everyday household objects.

Fund For Race, Equity, And Justice Resources at the Long Beach Library

A fund for public library materials and programs related to race, equity, and justice has been created.

Think: George Floyd

As uprisings sparked by the murder of George Floyd spread like wildfire across all 50 states and around the world, something felt...

In the Spirit of Clarity

By James Thebaut On May 29th Random Lengths published a "review of "Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed"...

Development News

Proposed 102-Unit Building Approved By Hunter Chase, Reporter The Los Angeles City Planning Commission unanimously approved a four-story apartment complex at 1309-1331 S. Pacific Ave. in...
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At Length

Trumpism: A Viral Metaphor

One nation divided by liberty and justice for some It has never been more apparent in my lifetime just...

Race & Prejudice: San Pedro History Project

Just about every 27 years since the Watts Rebellion, LA has been burned by racial unrest For most of my life racism was something people...

Anxiety and Fear Grip Downtown Arts District In Advance of Unity March June 6 

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Dr. Cheyenne Bryant, the president of the San Pedro/Wilmington Chapter of the NAACP, will lead a Unity March on June...

100,000 Dead — A War We Don’t Seem to Be Winning

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Just this week, the U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passed 100,000. It seems like such a long time...

NOrman Soloman

Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee Could Defy “the Madness of Militarism” as Co-Chairs of the Democratic Convention’s Biggest Delegation

“For the past two weeks,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Sanders supporters have argued that his March 3 primary win in California meant a progressive like Khanna -- an early endorser of the Vermont senator and a national co-chair of his presidential campaign -- should be the face of the state’s delegation.”

California “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair its Delegation to DNC

By Norman Solomon The Democratic Party is at a crossroads in California, where Bernie Sanders defeated Joe Biden in...

California “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair the State’s Delegation to Democratic National Convention

In recent days, over 110 Sanders delegates -- just elected in “virtual caucuses” across the state -- have signed a statement calling for Congressman Ro Khanna to be the chair of California’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention in mid-August.

Bernie’s Decision: Retreat Should Not Be Confused with Surrender

By Norman Solomon, RootsAction.org Politics is ultimately about life and death, as the current pandemic horrors make clear. Policies that can seem abstract not only...

David Bacon

Workers’ Strikes Are an Important Part of Today’s Movement

There have been over 800 strikes since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to Payday Report, with many especially since the murder of George Floyd. Regardless of the exact number, it is clear that something new is developing among workers.

“LET’S HAVE OUR VOICES COUNT!”

Two Black leaders of the CFT, with long histories of fighting for racial equity, say they could not help being profoundly moved by the murder itself, and the outpouring of rage in response

Vigan’s Public Market: The Commons in the Hands of Farmers and the Poor

Walking through the public markets of the Philippines, I can see a way that people have been able to institutionalize public markets, keeping their people-serving purpose intact.

Work and Poverty in the Date Palms

David Bacon photo documents families, homes, and the culture of indigenous Purepecha people from the Mexican state of Michoacan - the main indigenous group in the farm labor workforce of the Coachella Valley.
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Random Highlights

Sails have begun. Explore the Long Beach Harbor on a Tall Ship!

The goal is to raise environmental awareness that leads to personal action to reduce marine plastic pollution and human impacts to our local coastline and its marine organisms with engaging bilingual (Spanish) materials and trained bilingual (Spanish) docents.

TRUMP, INC. What the Trump Campaign Is Up To on YouTube (Hint: It Involves Aliens, Bin Laden and Ivanka)

The president’s most recent sit-down interview? As it happens, it occurred last week on “Triggered,” a YouTube program hosted by his namesake son.

Centro CHA Announcements

Centro Cha virtual workshops

LA County Announces New Cases of COVID-19

Friday marked the highest report of new cases to date with 3,187 new cases of COVID-19.

Supreme Court Introduces Pandemic Preparedness Diplomacy Act

The legislation was also introduced as an amendment to the fiscal year 2021 national defense authorization act. Instead of working with the international community, the Donald Trump administration has taken a series of steps that make responding to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and prepare for future outbreaks more difficult, including announcing that the United States would withdraw its support of the world health organization.

Long Beach Framework of Reconciliation Listening Session Dates

Long Beach Town Hall sessions allow community members to speak.

LB Mayor Announces Two New Programs to Address COVID-19

The initiative is in alignment with Framework for Reconciliation and will help health providers to provide better care to black patients

Help Available For Long Beach Renters

The Long Beach CARES Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB CARES), which is being administered by the city’s Development Services Department, will provide up to $1,000 per month of rental assistance payments for up to three months on behalf of qualifying Long Beach residents who have lost income due to COVID-19 and meet federal low-income requirements.

LA City Controller Suspends Salary of Councilmember Accused of Racketeering

Galperin moved to terminate all payments toward City Council Member José Huizar starting June 23.

Elections

Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee Could Defy “the Madness of Militarism” as Co-Chairs of the Democratic Convention’s Biggest Delegation

“For the past two weeks,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Sanders supporters have argued that his March 3 primary win in California meant a progressive like Khanna -- an early endorser of the Vermont senator and a national co-chair of his presidential campaign -- should be the face of the state’s delegation.”

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Approved 

Vote by mail approved to all LA County eligible voters.

The Sun Rises on Climate Change Reform, New Candidate

The fight between climate change activists and refineries continues to be a prevalent topic as communities push to have refineries moved away from neighborhoods and homes.

As a Corporate Tool, Buttigieg Is Now a Hammer to Bash Sanders

By Norman Solomon Soon after his distant third-place finish in the Nevada caucuses, Pete Buttigieg sent out a mass email saying that “Senator Sanders believes...

Health

LA County Announces New Cases of COVID-19

Friday marked the highest report of new cases to date with 3,187 new cases of COVID-19.

Supreme Court Introduces Pandemic Preparedness Diplomacy Act

The legislation was also introduced as an amendment to the fiscal year 2021 national defense authorization act. Instead of working with the international community, the Donald Trump administration has taken a series of steps that make responding to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and prepare for future outbreaks more difficult, including announcing that the United States would withdraw its support of the world health organization.

Gov. Newsom Unveils New Tool For Tracking COVID-19

The goal is to refine California’s and LA County’s insights and knowledge, and to spur collaboration with other states and researchers.

Harris, Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise

“This is simple: as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, there must be an increase in the production of testing supplies, personal protective equipment, and other needed resources,” said Senator Harris.