Melina Paris

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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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A Primer on American Labor History Beaten Down, Worked Up The Past, Present and Future of American Labor

On Aug. 6, New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse released Beaten Down, Worked Up: The

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Nia Andrews’ Art of Storytelling

By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter Nia Andrews calls herself a storyteller and a polymath, which she described as “A person who wears many hats fully.” After listening to her first full-length a

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Long Beach Welcomes New Civic Center

By Melina Paris, Editorial Assistant Long Beach hosted the grand opening of its new civic center and city hall in downtown July 29. A crowd of about 600 people showed up to the new town square to hear speakers

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Long Beach Road Diet Shows Small Progress

City officials are touting the Long Beach road diet a success, but their numbers are successfully confusing.  The Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements Project was completed in May

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MoLAA’s Beer Fest Brings Out Locals and Artisans

By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter It finally  felt like summer in Los Angeles, which made it the perfect time to showcase local breweries in the outdoor Robert Gumbiner Sculpture Garden at the Museum

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Evelyn McDonnell Awarded at the SoCal Journalism Awards 2019

Random Lengths News congratulates local author and director of journalism at Loyola Marymount University, Evelyn McDonnell on her recent awards. On July 1, the LA Press Club awa

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Trio of Arts District Pioneers Honored

By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter Three pioneering artists, who for a quarter century have worked, educated and exhibited the highest level of professional art in Harbor Area and far beyond, will be h

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Building an Enduring Waterfront

Travel around the world and you're bound to get inquiries about your place of origin. How would you answer: San Pedro or Los Angeles?  “Los Angeles” will draw global recognition almost wherever you go. That just goes to show the weight of the cult

Singer Angel Bonilla
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Random Happening OUT LOUD Festival 2019: Queer Futures Celebrates LGBTQ+ Culture

Pictured above, one of Americas’ flourishing singers, Angel Bonilla has a rare ability to effectively serenade and capture her audience’s attention with her strong stage presence.

“If Pride celebrat

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