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.

Bukowski Bronze and Brass

Don’t sanitize Bukowski or San Pedro for tourist consumption

By James Preston Allen, Publisher At one point in the early 1990s, this newspaper hosted the famous Nati

Wages and Costs of a Hollywood Invasion

By James Preston Allen, Publisher For locals, a film shoot in San Pedro can also feel like a case of injustice. Often like a Hollywood studio invasion, complete with street closures and manned by location mana

Kakistocracy

When government is led by the worst and incompetent

By James Preston Allen, Publisher No, I didn’t invent the single word headline I’m using this week, and it isn’t

Bernie and the Daughters of the New American Revolution

By James Preston Allen, Publisher As much as the mainstream media and the conservative side of the Democratic Party try to deny it, Sen. Bernie Sanders has redefined the platform on which the party and the top 10 primary candi

The Battle of Automation

Many believe in the inevitability of automation even as its benefits are challenged, POLA spent its public trust currency on the battle

By James Preston Allen, Publisher

Bernie and the Daughters of the New American Revolution

The revolution will not be right back after a message About a white tornado, white lightning, or white people You will not hav

Fear or Courage — False Narritives on Freedom

By James Preston Allen, Publisher “Don’t you know They’re talkin’ bout a revolution It sounds like a whisper …” — Tracy Chapman The psychology of f

Here Come the Robots:

The global trade battle is at the doorsteps of the local economy

The stage is set and the battle lines are drawn in the fight over automation at the Port of Los Angeles’ Pier 400. On June 20, the Los Angeles Harbor

Homeless Count Up 45 Percent

Greater LA Homeless stats up in CD-15, Buscaino continues with clean ups and blames neighboring cities

By James Preston Allen, Publisher The June 4 release of  the Los An

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