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Community Roundtable

First of three workshops on the San Pedro rocky shore and its ecosystem, on ZOOM.

Historic Liberty Hill Plaque Thieves Arrested

One plaque recovered; two others still missing On Dec. 5, 2019, surveillance cameras at the Port of Los Angeles...

Casual Saves Longshoreman’s Life With CPR

Bullock said he felt weird that night. He went to visit his sister, who lives near Holy Trinity Church in San Pedro for his lunch break. As he drove back to work, he said he felt strange and “tingly.”

San Pedro NCs Oppose Planned Development

On July 13, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council voted 9-2 to support the appeal of a four-story apartment complex at 1309-1331...

Summer Al Fresco Dining Coming Soon

By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer Life is challenging this summer, and the living is getting easier, by...

Viva Pat Carroll!

San Pedro Art Community Loses Great Ally By Ron Linden, Contributor; Andrea Serna, Arts Writer; Melina Paris, Editorial Assistant

Carson News

Albert Robles Center Receives Highest LEED Certification

The facility, opened in August 2019, produces 14 million gallons a day of advanced treated water.

Budget Focuses on Maintaining Community Service, Employment

This article was updated to reflect the fact that the city is aiming to pay for some capital improvements to local parks...

Carson Plans on Remaining Synchronized with LA County on COVID Orders

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an order on June 11 allowing various businesses to reopen following consistent decline...

Long Beach News

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Labor Notes

Nation-wide Worker Walk-Outs July 20 Against Racism and Police Brutality

Thousands of workers walked off the job Monday, July 20 for a minimum of eight minutes and 46 seconds, the time that police had their knee on Floyd George’s neck prior to his death.

Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Newhouse Introduce Local Journalism Sustainability Act

Local news publications already faced financial difficulties before the onset of COVID-19. Now, in the wake of the severe economic consequences of the pandemic, the industry is facing further challenges to remaining sustainable.

Workers’ Strikes Are an Important Part of Today’s Movement

There have been over 800 strikes since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to Payday Report, with many especially since the murder of George Floyd. Regardless of the exact number, it is clear that something new is developing among workers.

West Coast Dockworkers Will Observe Juneteenth

Events celebrating Juneteenth and the push for racial and social justice are being organized by dockworkers at West Coast ports, including Los Angeles/Long Beach, the Bay Area, and Puget Sound.

Port News

What the Beirut blast might have looked like if it hit Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, August 7, 2020 LOS ANGELES – The massive explosion in Beirut last Tuesday destroyed Lebanon’s largest port killing 154...

Icarus Falls

Former POLA president Nick Tonsich sued for $5 million in fraud complaint “This is a Wright brothers moment!” Pasha...

POLA, MSC, APM TERMINALS AND ILWU SET NEW WORLD RECORD FOR MOST CARGO MOVES DURING SINGLE SHIP CALL

One of the largest ships in the world, the MSC Isabella is part of a new class of 23,000+ TEUs sustainable container ships recently added to the MSC global shipping network.

Culture

Port of Long Beach, City Partner for Free Drive-In Movies

Twilight Cinema movies come to Long Beach

Black is King

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s gift to the world By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor My assignment is to mount...

The Art of Change

An Artist Uses Her Work to Inspire Social Justice On May 29, Jane Gainer-Talbott took the day off from...

Buk’s 100th: Awaiting the Next Chapter

Bukowski in Bronze, a GoFundMe campaign launched nearly a year ago on Charles Bukowski’s 99th birthday, Aug. 16, 2019, was supposed to...

A Deep Dive Into Planet Of The Humans

Filmmaker Michael Moore executive produced the 2019 film, Planet of the Humans. Moore released the film on Youtube for free, so that...

Development News

Proposed 102-Unit Building Approved By Hunter Chase, Reporter The Los Angeles City Planning Commission unanimously approved a four-story apartment complex at 1309-1331 S. Pacific Ave. in...
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At Length

Republicans’ Revolt

COVID-19 denials, conspiracies and distractions I was stopped on the sidewalk the other day by one of our well...

Good Trouble & Bad

Capt. Ahab confronted by naked white Athena in Portland retreats “I want to see young...

Unfinished Business and the Sins of the Fathers

Trumpism out of step with 157 years of progress “The gods visit the sins of...

Trumpism: A Viral Metaphor

One nation divided by liberty and justice for some It has never been more apparent in my lifetime just...

NOrman Soloman

Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee Could Defy “the Madness of Militarism” as Co-Chairs of the Democratic Convention’s Biggest Delegation

“For the past two weeks,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Sanders supporters have argued that his March 3 primary win in California meant a progressive like Khanna -- an early endorser of the Vermont senator and a national co-chair of his presidential campaign -- should be the face of the state’s delegation.”

California “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair its Delegation to DNC

By Norman Solomon The Democratic Party is at a crossroads in California, where Bernie Sanders defeated Joe Biden in...

California “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair the State’s Delegation to Democratic National Convention

In recent days, over 110 Sanders delegates -- just elected in “virtual caucuses” across the state -- have signed a statement calling for Congressman Ro Khanna to be the chair of California’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention in mid-August.

Bernie’s Decision: Retreat Should Not Be Confused with Surrender

By Norman Solomon, RootsAction.org Politics is ultimately about life and death, as the current pandemic horrors make clear. Policies that can seem abstract not only...

David Bacon

SAN QUENTIN VIGIL SAYS INCARCERATION HAS BECOME A DEATH SENTENCE – PHOTOGRAPHS

On May 30th the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation transferred 121 prisoners from the California Institution for Men prison in Chino into San Quentin. At the time there were no known cases of the virus in San Quentin, while Chino was a recognized hot spot.

RENT STRIKE IN OAKLAND IN THE COVID TIMES – PHOTOESSAY

During the COVID-19 crisis the landlord is insisting on bringing investors to inspect the apartments despite the danger of contagion.

Workers’ Strikes Are an Important Part of Today’s Movement

There have been over 800 strikes since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to Payday Report, with many especially since the murder of George Floyd. Regardless of the exact number, it is clear that something new is developing among workers.

“LET’S HAVE OUR VOICES COUNT!”

Two Black leaders of the CFT, with long histories of fighting for racial equity, say they could not help being profoundly moved by the murder itself, and the outpouring of rage in response
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Random Highlights

Help for Homeowners: Webinar Aug. 12

Join a webinar on the foreclosure process

Rancho Palos Verdes Forms First Sister City Relationship with Sakura City

During a virtual ceremony held Aug. 4, officials in both cities highlighted a long-running student exchange program and signed proclamations establishing their sister city relationship.

Gov. Newsom Announces $81.8 Million in Commitments to Support Isolation and Quarantine Efforts in Communities Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

This new initiative expands on the previously announced grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief to Launch August 17

The program’s goal is to assist between 8,000 to over 9,000 households.

ALERT: It’s on Us: myCovidMD® Provides COVID-19 Antibody Testing for 400 Angelenos Aug. 13

The program is targeted at and cultivated for Black and Brown communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and often face difficulties in accessing testing.

Albert Robles Center Receives Highest LEED Certification

The facility, opened in August 2019, produces 14 million gallons a day of advanced treated water.

Community Roundtable

First of three workshops on the San Pedro rocky shore and its ecosystem, on ZOOM.

What the Beirut blast might have looked like if it hit Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, August 7, 2020 LOS ANGELES – The massive explosion in Beirut last Tuesday destroyed Lebanon’s largest port killing 154...

Ode to a Bookman

James Bullard Kennedy, July 13, 2020 By Bondo Wyszpolski, Contributor For two decades, Easy Reader and...

Elections

COVID-19 Crisis Points To The Need For Everyone In L.A. County To Complete The Census

L.A. County’s census response rate is 58.6 percent as of July 23. This is significantly behind California’s overall 63.6 percent response rate, and far behind L.A. County’s goal of 100 percent participation.

Harris, Bennet Urge Facebook to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Civil Rights, Combat Voter Suppression

The audit also urged the company to devote more resources to address hate against vulnerable populations on its platforms, root out white separatism and white nationalism in all its forms.

Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee Could Defy “the Madness of Militarism” as Co-Chairs of the Democratic Convention’s Biggest Delegation

“For the past two weeks,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Sanders supporters have argued that his March 3 primary win in California meant a progressive like Khanna -- an early endorser of the Vermont senator and a national co-chair of his presidential campaign -- should be the face of the state’s delegation.”

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Approved 

Vote by mail approved to all LA County eligible voters.

Health

ALERT: It’s on Us: myCovidMD® Provides COVID-19 Antibody Testing for 400 Angelenos Aug. 13

The program is targeted at and cultivated for Black and Brown communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and often face difficulties in accessing testing.

Albert Robles Center Receives Highest LEED Certification

The facility, opened in August 2019, produces 14 million gallons a day of advanced treated water.

Los Angeles County Will Not Consider School Re-opening Waivers, Per State Guidance

Los Angeles County’s case rate currently is 355 per 100,000 and the county will not be considering waiver applications, at this point in time.

COVID Update: $15 Million Allocated to Childcare for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families

Public Health has announced, July 29, that the Board of Supervisors allocated $15 million in CARES Act funding for childcare vouchers to serve essential workers and low-income families in the county.