• LA Controller is Critical of LAHSA’s Efforts to Help Homeless

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Hunter Chase, Reporter The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority could be doing its job much more effectively, said Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin in a report released on Aug. 28. The report asserts that LAHSA failed to meet five of seven outreach goals in

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  • Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Hindered by Infighting

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Hunter Chase, Reporter The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council met on Aug. 27, but for the second time the board failed to reach quorum and was unable to vote on anything. Two weeks prior, Board President Maria Couch cancelled the meeting which would have been

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  • Arts Program Strives to Reach All Students

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter For as long as many can remember, educators and parents have complained about school funding and how subjects outside of the three R’s (reading, writing and arithmetic), such as the arts, are discarded. But there’s one non

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  • California’s Not So Golden Past

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dawn A. Dennis, Ph.D. Five years ago, while teaching in the City of Orange, my students in a U.S. survey history course told me about the Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers found in the area. I used this moment to ask my students about their knowledge of white supremacy in history. 

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  • Random Letters: 9-12-19

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    Kudos on Labor History

    Kudos to Slobodan Dimitrov for his cover story in your special 2019 Labor Day Issue (Aug. 29-Sept.11, 2019). His piece is informative regarding the history of the crucial labor movement in San Pedro and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. A sequel, soon I hope. And to Pau

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  • Hawaiian Indigenous Peoples Protest

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Mark Friedman,  Reporter Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii — As we go to press, the protests and camp by Hawaiian indigenous people on the Big Island ends its second month. Several thousand indigenous people and their allies, including indigenous nati

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