James Preston Allen

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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.

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

SPIFFest Southern California Premiere

Robert Scheer - Above the Fold: The Story of a Renegade Journalist

By James Preston Allen, Publisher If you’re old enough to remember the free speech movement at UC Berk

Exporting More Than Containers

Solidarity with Hong Kong and impeachment in Washington

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Here at the southern edge of California, where ships from all over the world conv

Tale of Two Realities

San Pedro on the verge of something

By James Preston Allen, Publisher From Long Beach’s rising Gerald Desmond bridge to the growing skyline of Los Angeles and out to the

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