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School is Where the Kids Are

LAMI hosts tribute to founder and visionary Jim Gladson

By Mark L. Friedman, RLn Contributor The tall ships of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, Exy Johnson and Irvin

LA Youth Energized by Algalita Innovators Conference

By Mark Friedman,  LA Maritime Institute Marine Science Educator More than 50 youth from the South Bay attended the Algalita Innovation Forum on the weekend of Aug. 3, featuring youth-developed in

LAMI Youth Expand Outreach on Reducing Plastic Pollution

By Mark Friedman, RLn Correspondent, Marine educator LA Maritime Institute, San Pedro Los Angeles Maritime youth crew members, interpreters and educators on the Explore the Coast monthly sails, and

LA Students Put Plastic Pollution Under the Microscope in Chile

By Mark Friedman, Contributing Writer A group of high school students and teachers from Los Angeles recently returned from Chile’s prestigious Coastal Laboratory of Aquatic Resources in

AQMD Fails to Act on MHF Use

By Mark Friedman, RLN Contributor Opponents of the continued use of the toxic hydrofluoric acid at Torrance PBF and Valero refineries had little impact at the latest is a series of public hearings

George Takei, in Allegiance, the musical

Allegiance — An Asian American Story in the Age of Trump

By Mark Friedman, RL contributor, environmental and labor activist in the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance

There is a lot a musical about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II has to carry in the age of Trump. <

Rising Tide Conference at AltaSea

By Mark Friedman, RLn contributor and LA Maritime Institute marine science educator A crowd of 125 innovators, entrepreneurs, environmental activists and marine biologists turned out for the first Rising Tide

State Lands Commission Hearing on PV Artificial Reef Proposal

By Mark Friedman, RLn Contributor Although a Feb. 27 hearing of the California State Lands Commission was conducted in Sacramento, it was accessible locally via a video hookup at the Point Vicente interpretive

Rep. Nanette Barragan, Torrance Refinery Action Alliance

Hundreds March on Torrance Refinery for Community, Worker Safety and Jobs

By Mark Friedman, RLn Contributor Hundreds of community residents, students and labor activists marked the the third anniversary of the Torrance Refinery explosion by protesting its conti

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