• County Triples Down on Safe Bet for School Violence Prevention

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Leslie Belt, Contributor In a bid to increase safety for millions of Angelinos of all ages returning to school this fall, the Los Angeles County Mental Health Department has significantly expanded the size and scope of its comprehensive threat prevention and managem

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  • Carson Night Out Against Crime and Violence

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dennis J. Freeman, Contributor The activity just outside of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center and the Carson Sheriff’s Station was brisk with pedestrian traffic as residents took part in the Community Night Out on  Aug. 7. The march

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  • Wages and Costs of a Hollywood Invasion

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher For locals, a film shoot in San Pedro can also feel like a case of injustice. Often like a Hollywood studio invasion, complete with street closures and manned by location managers, security guards, grips and gaffers, teamsters and truc

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  • Heartburn: The Common Dietary Challenge that Restaurants Ignore

    By Jason Pramas, Contributor  On a recent Saturday night, my wife and I went out for drinks and snacks at a well-known local restaurant. It’s the kind of place that can get expensive if you’re having a full meal, but isn’t too pricey for a couple of small plates. So hang

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