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Casual Saves Longshoreman’s Life With CPR

Bullock said he felt weird that night. He went to visit his sister, who lives near Holy Trinity Church in San Pedro for his lunch break. As he drove back to work, he said he felt strange and “tingly.”

San Pedro NCs Oppose Planned Development

On July 13, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council voted 9-2 to support the appeal of a four-story apartment complex at 1309-1331...

Summer Al Fresco Dining Coming Soon

By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer Life is challenging this summer, and the living is getting easier, by...

Viva Pat Carroll!

San Pedro Art Community Loses Great Ally By Ron Linden, Contributor; Andrea Serna, Arts Writer; Melina Paris, Editorial Assistant

Community, LAPD Discuss Defunding, Homeless

The City of Los Angeles does not want the Los Angeles Police Department to be the lead agency for homeless outreach, said...

San Pedro Opens A Bridge Home

San Pedro Bridge Home opens.

Carson News

Budget Focuses on Maintaining Community Service, Employment

This article was updated to reflect the fact that the city is aiming to pay for some capital improvements to local parks...

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...

Long Beach News

George Floyd/BLM Protest

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Labor Notes

Nation-wide Worker Walk-Outs July 20 Against Racism and Police Brutality

Thousands of workers walked off the job Monday, July 20 for a minimum of eight minutes and 46 seconds, the time that police had their knee on Floyd George’s neck prior to his death.

Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Newhouse Introduce Local Journalism Sustainability Act

Local news publications already faced financial difficulties before the onset of COVID-19. Now, in the wake of the severe economic consequences of the pandemic, the industry is facing further challenges to remaining sustainable.

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.

Port News

Icarus Falls

Former POLA president Nick Tonsich sued for $5 million in fraud complaint “This is a Wright brothers moment!” Pasha...

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.

Culture

A Deep Dive Into Planet Of The Humans

Filmmaker Michael Moore executive produced the 2019 film, Planet of the Humans. Moore released the film on Youtube for free, so that...

Palos Verdes Art Center Summer Show, A Virtual Exhibition

The Summer Show is a virtual exhibition featuring work by Palos Verdes Art Center members associated with any of its eight artists groups

KLEEFELD

The mosaic mural will be installed as a feature of the newly expanded museum. The initiative to save and preserve the work was spearheaded by museum Director, Paul Baker Prindle in partnership with F&M.

Viva Pat Carroll!

San Pedro Art Community Loses Great Ally By Ron Linden, Contributor; Andrea Serna, Arts Writer; Melina Paris, Editorial Assistant

Long Beach Blues Society Receives RuMBa Grant

Long Beach Blues Society received $50,000 of the 1 million dollars awarded which allows development of a comprehensive online music curriculum for LBUSD and Long Beach youth.

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

Good Trouble & Bad

Capt. Ahab confronted by naked white Athena in Portland retreats “I want to see young...

Unfinished Business and the Sins of the Fathers

Trumpism out of step with 157 years of progress “The gods visit the sins of...

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...

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

SAN QUENTIN VIGIL SAYS INCARCERATION HAS BECOME A DEATH SENTENCE – PHOTOGRAPHS

On May 30th the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation transferred 121 prisoners from the California Institution for Men prison in Chino into San Quentin. At the time there were no known cases of the virus in San Quentin, while Chino was a recognized hot spot.

RENT STRIKE IN OAKLAND IN THE COVID TIMES – PHOTOESSAY

During the COVID-19 crisis the landlord is insisting on bringing investors to inspect the apartments despite the danger of contagion.

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
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Random Highlights

COVID-19 EDD Assistance Information

Many Californians have suffered a loss of work and are struggling to stay afloat due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

During this unprecedented time, public comment during board meetings has transitioned from in-person to call-in, which has substantially increased public access and...

The Tipping Point!

By Robert Lee Johnson The general assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1669 addressed the killing of...

Protests”: In Portland, Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights

Federal authorities are using a new tactic in their battle against protesters in Portland, Oregon

Governor Newsom Takes Action to Strengthen State Unemployment Insurance Delivery System

This includes the formation of an Employment Development Department or EDD strike team, and a renewed focus on processing unpaid claims.

Gov. Newsom Releases Final Water Resilience Portfolio

The portfolio prioritizes securing voluntary agreements in key watersheds to improve flows and conditions for fish, address air quality and habitat challenges around the Salton Sea and protect the long-term functionality of the State Water Project and other conveyance infrastructure.

COVID Update: $15 Million Allocated to Childcare for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families

Public Health has announced, July 29, that the Board of Supervisors allocated $15 million in CARES Act funding for childcare vouchers to serve essential workers and low-income families in the county.

Justice for Andres Guardado Now!

By Najee Ali Najee Ali is the founder and president of the Muslim Democratic Club of Southern California and...

COVID-19 Vaccine Generates Immune Response, Well Tolerated

The experimental vaccine is being co-developed by researchers at NIAID and Moderna Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Manufactured by Moderna, mRNA-1273 is designed to induce neutralizing activity to block the virus from binding to and entering human cells.

Elections

COVID-19 Crisis Points To The Need For Everyone In L.A. County To Complete The Census

L.A. County’s census response rate is 58.6 percent as of July 23. This is significantly behind California’s overall 63.6 percent response rate, and far behind L.A. County’s goal of 100 percent participation.

Harris, Bennet Urge Facebook to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Civil Rights, Combat Voter Suppression

The audit also urged the company to devote more resources to address hate against vulnerable populations on its platforms, root out white separatism and white nationalism in all its forms.

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.

Health

COVID Update: $15 Million Allocated to Childcare for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families

Public Health has announced, July 29, that the Board of Supervisors allocated $15 million in CARES Act funding for childcare vouchers to serve essential workers and low-income families in the county.

From Medical News Today Newsletter, Coronavirus Myths Explored

Addressing COVID-19 myths and conspiracy theories.

Contact Tracing Alert: Scam

People might call you claiming to be a contact tracer. You need to be vigilant and prepared to know the difference between...

COVID-19 Crisis Points To The Need For Everyone In L.A. County To Complete The Census

L.A. County’s census response rate is 58.6 percent as of July 23. This is significantly behind California’s overall 63.6 percent response rate, and far behind L.A. County’s goal of 100 percent participation.