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.

The Long Arc of History

Some secrets are only revealed too late and lost in the Twittersphere

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Amidst the uproar over the president-elect’s latest tweet, his latest cabinet pick

Getting Another October Surprise

In an era of fake news, disinformation and propaganda, the pursuit of the truth is invaluable, if not essential

By James Preston Allen, Publisher This past election cycle brings me back to November of 1980, when Ronal

Fake News and the Rise of the False Alt-Press

Social media and the cause of fact-less opinions

By James Preston Allen, Publisher

America Experiences a Stunning Defeat

Clinton wins the popular vote but experiences defeat the election

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Well, there you have it—a reality TV braggart has bullied his way into the Oval Office by flim-flamming the A

Propaganda, Censorship, Transparency

By James Preston Allen, Publisher As we watch the bizarre and animated implosion of Donald J. Trump

Postmortem on Delusional Politics

Clinton Crushes Trump; Buscaino Stumbles

James Preston Allen, Publisher You’d expect the postmortems on the Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump debate to be decidedly p

Bernie: I Can Beat Trump

Pres. Candidate Says He Can Beat Trump; Delivers Message of Renewal to Middle Class

It had been much rumored for weeks that presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders would come to San Pedro. The question was always when? Random Length News, with our close ties to the ILWU and

Tale of Two Ports: What’s Wrong with LA

This story was updated to correct an error on the part of staff transcribing Mr. Pulido's columns. By Ricardo Pulido, Executive Director of Community Dreams

Do Not Feed the Pigeons (or the Homeless)

It’s time to consider the consequences of criminalizing the homeless

By James Preston Allen, Publisher While the great homeless debate continues to inspire both citizen vigilantes and Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office to enforce the more th

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