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Melina Paris is a Southern California-based writer, who blends her passion for writing and connecting people to their local community into pieces centered music, cultural events, the arts, and most recently, the intersection of art and social justice.

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Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed

By Melina Paris, Editorial Assistant

Beyond the Brink: California's Watershed, an educational video, will screen on KCET at 10 a.m. on May 30. The program is cosponsored by the Asso

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Artist Anne Olsen-Daub’s Recent Obsessions

An artist creates beauty in the time of coronavirus Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter San Pedro artist Anne Olsen-Daub usually works on many creative projects at once. She blames it on her short attention span, bu

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Javier y el Jardín, Considering the Essential Worker

By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter “The theme of farmworker is quite relevant for many Latinos and Latin American artists, something really meaningful. Not only as artistic inspiration but also as a political and social flag.”

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Flix and Chill While on Lockdown

By Melina Paris,  Arts and Culture Writer and Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Many of us are familiar with the cheap alternative to date night called “Netflix and Chill.” Some of us place more

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Call for Help Receives Large Response

Beacon House receives $1.156 million gift sparking Bartlett Center remodel

By Melina Paris, Reporter The Beacon House, which has become a Harbor Area icon during a half-century of treating alcoholic and drug-add

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A Virtual World of Events 

By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter As we hangout in lock down, safer at home, an abundance of creativity, learning and outright parties are emerging like spring flowers in our virtual reality. On the equalizer of the web, people celebrities and o

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SPHS Boasts Nation’s First All-LGBTQ+ Library

By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter On March 5, the class room of San Pedro High School teacher David Crowley became  the nation’s first 100 percent LGBTQ+ classroom library. Crowley and his Pride Club/GSA [Gender & Sexualities

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The LA Harbor International Film Festival Kick Off

By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter

Spring is soon arriving and for the 17th year, the Los Angeles Harbor International Film Festival will kick it off with a slew of documentary films and their special Read the Book See the Movie program from March 12-15. The founder, Steph

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Sharefest Gift Gives to Community and Youth

By Melina Paris, Reporter John D. Rockefeller said, “Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.” In that same vein, near the end of 2019 Southern California philanthropists Melanie and Richard Lundquist gave $1 mill

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