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.

Civility in a Time of Confusion

Resistance, Comey and No on Measure C

By James Preston Allen, Publisher It’s starting to become a regular occurrence for me: being stopped by people who preface their re

The Art of Disruption in a Time of Division

From Town Halls to Neighborhood Council meetings

By James Preston Allen, Publisher It was some 25 years ago when I stepped into the bar at Ante’s Restaurant looking for Tony Perkov only

May We All Join Hands

Out of respect for the traditions of Passover and Easter, which coincide this week, and for this month of remembrance that reminds us of the humanity of the Arabs who helped save thousands of Armenian Christians from the first genocide of the 20th cen

Taking Stock with Janice Hahn

Supervisor Speaks on Measure H, the Future of the San Pedro Courthouse and Homelessness

By James Preston Allen, Publisher On recent Wednesday evening, newly-elected Los Angel

Time for a Change, Already

The advantage goes to ones who have the guts, courage and a plan

By James Preston Allen, Publisher We are just over the 60-day mark of Trump’s fir

The Challenge for LA Dems

Winning with a historically low turnout

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles is solidly Democratic and has voted so twice in the past five months to prove i

Ballot Endorsements

After coming off a very depressing national election, where America has just elected its first fascist head of state, a local election would not seem very interesting. But the March 7 ballot has important issues that requires voter attention. As usual,

No on Joe, Yes on S and H

Challenge to the status quo of Los Angeles

By James Preston Allen, Publisher I don’t know about you, but I’m getting awfully tired of seeing Los Angeles Councilman Joe

Buscaino’s War on Homeless

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Most of you have been distracted by the Tweeter-in-Chief’s misdeeds in office during his first weeks playing in the Oval Office. But you should realize that his antics are a

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