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James Preston Allen is the founding publisher of Random Lengths News. He has been involved in the Los Angeles Harbor Area community for more than 40 years.

Just Another Holiday Party ‘Tis the season for replacing presidents

 By James Preston Allen, Publisher   I was standing near the door inside of Kalaveras Mexican bar on the night of the San Pedro Democratic Club’s holiday party and officer election meeting. It was a

Ghosts of Vietnam and Memphis

By James Preston Allen, Publisher The era that we have come to know as the ‘60s actually started much earlier — 1955 to be exact. It began with simple act of defiance by a woman of color refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

Gaslighting America and Congress

The left and right continue to act as if Trump’s fake narratives and conspiracy theories will bring him down

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Listening to the Trumpster

Poking the Bear and What Comes Of It

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I was at the Little Italy fandango put on by Councilman Joe Buscaino when one of our newest civic leaders engaged me in some repartee about my latest article on the Bukowski b

All Part of the Same Problem

Housing, Transportation, Homelessness, and Jobs

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Just the other day I read a story about how the government’s response to the housing cr

Trump Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

Branding, not facts is at the core of his support

By James Preston Allen, Publisher As the House of Representatives quickly moves forward on its impeachment inquiry — an

Mayor Unveils New Zero-Emission Equipment at POLA

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated California Clean Air Day, Oct. 2 at the Port of Los Angeles by unveiling state-of-the-art, zero-emission port yard equipment showcas

The Dick Watt Tour 2019

From Punk, The Sardine to Missingmen

By James Preston Allen, Publisher  On a hot Saturday morning in September, I watched Mike Watt and Todd Con

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