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Lyn Jensen has been a freelance journalist in southern California since the 80s. Her byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Weekly, the Los Angeles Reader, Music Connection, Bloglandia, Senior Reporter, and many other periodicals. She blogs about music, manga, and more at and

Replacing the Gerald Desmond Bridge

By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Replacing the Gerald Desmond Bridge isn’t one of Long Beach’s more controversial projects. The landmark 50-year-old bridge, which spans the Port of Long Beach’s Back Channel, is s

Attorney General Accuses Carson of Violating its Own Laws

Carson is seeking to cut corners in its permitting process for a facility that handles hazardous chemicals and the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is voicing his objection. The city wants to permit th

Sheriff Defends Controversial Personnel Actions

By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter For much of the nearly six months since Alex Villanueva was elected sheriff of Los Angeles County, he’s been embroiled in controversy, primarily regarding several personnel act

Councilman Dear Revives Outlet Mall Plan

By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter  Take the Avalon Boulevard exit south from the 405 Freeway and see a street sign that boasts “Stadium Way.” It’s not a reference to D

Former 35th District State Senator Rod Wright for charges of perjury and voter fraud. File photo

Was Wright’s Pardon Wrong?

By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter Most remaining records related to former California Gov. Jerry Brown’s pardon of former state legislator Rod Wright became public March 21, the

AQMD Designates Carson as “Environmental Justice” Community

By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter Carson, Wilmington and West Long Beach have been designated as a single “environmental justice” community by the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board as part of

Dominguez Channel Critical to Stormwater Management

By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter Carson is undertaking the Carriage Crest Park Stormwater Capture Project, an effort to improve water quality, in compliance with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination permit

Environmentally Efficient Civic Center Comes to Long Beach

By Lyn Jensen, RLN Reporter As part of a massive downtown civic center development, Long Beach is planning to shut down its existing downtown library on Jan. 19, in favor of a more environmentally-

School Safety Panel: More Counselors, Fewer Random Searches

By Lyn Jensen, Reporter Los Angeles Unified School District requires all of its middle and high schools to conduct “daily random” searches of students and lockers with hand-held metal detector

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