• Central SPNC Meeting

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council will be hosting a special board training/meeting on Oct. 9. They will be setting administrative procedures and reflections on future planning. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 6 (doors open at 8 a

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  • The 7th Annual SPIFF is in Town

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This weekend, the 7th Annual San Pedro International Film Festival is continuing through Oct. 7. SPIFF celebrates the diverse culture of San Pedro by showcasing independent films, documentaries and shorts.

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  • Union to City:  ‘You Have Woken a United Giant!’

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Benjamin Garcia, RLn Reporter On Sept. 19, the words “Mr. Mayor/ Back to Earth/ Pay your workers/ What they’re worth” and other chants were heard as marchers equipped with posters, buttons, noise-making tools and a one loud megaphone passed from Pe

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  • Curtain Call: Lots of Questions, No Satisfying Answers

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Four years ago, 13-year-old Jessie disappeared. Whether she was kidnapped or ran away, she’s now a member of the 5th House Center for the Awakening Mind, an apparent cult. Kate (Renee O’Connor) has hired Stine (

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  • Coming Attractions to the San Pedro Dining Scene

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Food and Culture Writer As you walk, bike or drive around downtown San Pedro, you’ll see evidence that new restaurants are in the works. The curious local diner who tries to find out what is going on often has difficulty, because the new

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  • Governor’s Signatures End 40 Years of Police Performance Secrecy

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Terry Francke, General Counsel     As reported in the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere, Gov. Jerry Brown signed, without comment, two bills in a move representing a revolution in law enforcement transparency after four decad

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  • Digital Dystopia Meets Media Madness on Danial Nord’s Cloud 9

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Leslie Belt, Contributing Writer In the interest of transparency, I must confess. Like many children of my generation, I was hopelessly in love with The Visible Man. I won’t deny a nervous fascination with that vague lump. But it was the sheer sche

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