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.

LAPD Sirens

Caution is Advised

On the way to a crime scene

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Sitting in my office on 13th Street, I have gotten used to the sirens routinely screaming up and down Pacific

The Advocates

The heroes of the disenfranchised, the frustration of the crisis

By James Preston Allen, Publisher

The Fruits of  Our Labor and Workforce Automation

U.S. Postal Service to waterfront and technology

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I mailed the last issue of this newspaper first class, to a long-time subscr

Not All Information is Equal

Crisis in the Age of Automation

By James Preston Allen, Publisher There seems to be a very good argument going around these days that says, “You can’t stop the advancement

In Search of Another Solution

Tourism, automation and the quest to replace lost jobs

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Somewhere filed in the archives of this newspaper is a historic picture of the

It Takes a Crisis to Solve a Problem

Rats, fleas, typhus and corruption at City Hall

By James Preston Allen, Publisher The City of Los Angeles is deeply invested in the long-standing vision of itself as a

Classic Trump

Half truths, obfuscations and lies, but this is not the end

By James Preston Allen, Publisher It seems almost incomprehensible that after having shuttered the governmen

Unlock Public School Potential

Strike: Did UTLA settle too soon?

By James Preston Allen, Publisher To understand the historical significance of the recent teachers’ strike against Los Angeles Unifi

Border Wall Farce

False metaphors of the wall versus the Statue of Liberty

By James Preston Allen, Publisher That the national broadcast media gave up prime time television minutes in ex

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