• Here Comes Rolling Thunder

    Local Advocacy Group Gives the Homeless a Leg Up, Not a Handout—One Relationship at a Time

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Every weekend and occasion- ally a day or two during the week, Nora Vela and her boyfriend Fernando Escobedo load up an old 1973 Volkswagen van with survival supplies, including hot, homemad

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  • The Donald, the Confederate Flag and the GOP

    Free Speech, Even When Offensive, has Value

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Far be it from me to be the one to try and stop the fearless Donald, as in Trump, from speaking his mind as he runs for the Republican nomination for president. But his run has done more to expose some of the underlying racist

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  • The Long Beach Grand Cru: Judge For a Day

    Judge For a Day

    By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine Writer If you are a wine aficionado, you might be a little jealous after reading this article. On July 19, I had the pleasure of attending the Long Beach Grand Cru wine tasting competition, the country’s only nonprofit wine sip-off. [caption id="attachment_10587" align=

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  • In Memoriam: William Crutchfield

    Master of Satire and Irony

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer When sculptor, artist and printmaker William “Bill” Crutchfield died April 20, the San Pedro art community lost a brilliant member. Bill is survived by his wife Barbara, with whom he shared his life for more than 50 years. As a career partner, s

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  • Kamasi Washington’s Release is EPIC

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Epic, the title of tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s latest album, is just that. The three-volume album, which Washington composed and arranged, is a journey through his musical life. Each disc with its own title describes a place in time on his journey. A m

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  • IT’S BACK!


    By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant Writer After a several-year hiatus, the highly anticipated Taste of San Pedro will be returning Aug. 1 for a special one-day event. The culinary festival, which will take place at the courtyard of Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, will host purvey

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