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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.

Homeless Once Again

By James Preston Allen, Publisher

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

— Proverbs 29:18, King James Version

I attended Mark R

Memories of America Before Our Un-Civil Wars

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I’ve been thinking about the American Civil War lately. I’m not sure when I began, but I suspect sometime after the white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va

Bombshell of Report on Harbor Benefits

By James Preston Allen, Publisher For as long as I can remember, the narrative pushed by the Port of Los Angeles and other boosters of industry and commerce has been this: the twin ports of Los Ang

Garcetti Finally Calls for Action on Homeless Crisis

City Council passes ordinances but will they actually find the courage to act?

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Fresh from milking political cows in Iowa, Los Angeles Mayor Eric G

The American Crisis of the Infowars

By James Preston Allen, Publisher

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in

Town Hall It Was Not

Demolition of Ports O’ Call Village comes at the same time POLA reveals plans

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Six months ago, the Port of Los Angeles Executive Dire

Project Censored Event

Join us at the RLn headquarters and get your copy of the Project Censored book signed by authors Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth.  

March 29

Time: 6 p.m. Place: Random Lengths News, 1300 S. Pacific Av

An Arresting Situation

LAPD claims that they can’t arrest their way out of the homeless crisis, but apparently they’re trying

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Dominic H. Choi appe

A Reprieve (of sorts) for POC Restaurant

By James Preston Allen, Publisher On March 6, the management offices of Ports O’ Call Restaurant received a letter of intent—a reprieve of sorts from the LA Waterfront Alliance. This happened three days af

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