• Welcome to the Age of Fire

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor “We might rightly speak of a coming Fire Age equivalent in stature to the Ice Ages of the Pleistocene,” fire historian Steve Pyne wrote in late August.  “Call it the Pyrocene.” Since then, California has experienced yet anot

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  • How OxyContin Killed My Sister


    Purdue Pharma and the small secretive family of billionaires who own it have made millions from the prescription opioid addiction epidemic they helped to create. All the while, walking the check on its deadly and costly toll with impunity. Until now.

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  • Greta Thunberg — LA’s Climate Action Saint Comes to Town

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Adam R. Thomas, Reporter­­ On All Saint’s Day, Nov. 1, hundreds of environmental protestors gathered outside of downtown Los Angeles’ City Hall before marching to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s nearby office early in the afternoon and back again to rally with more spee

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  • Todd Congelliere at the soon to be open Sardine.

    Take me to Sardine


    A New San Pedro Music Venue Rises

    By Melina Paris, Music and Culture Writer Todd Congelliere is a busy man. The musician and business owner of Recess Ops record distribution company with Isaac Thotz, is also a longti

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  • Round One — Four Left in the Chamber

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jumpstarted Plowhards decided to create five albums, Round One through Round FiveRead More