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Long Beach’s Renaissance Woman Advocates Arts Diversity, Funding

By Melina Paris, Columnist, Photo by Phillip Cooke Max Viltz, the owner of Village Treasures, is a community servant, promoter of the arts and music, and a major influence for African American culture in Long Beach. While Viltz doesn’t believe she’s done anything special, a glimp

The Persistence of Memory

Nostalgia for a Past that No Longer Exists

By James Preston Allen, Publisher Nostalgia hangs over this harbor area like overcast clouds on one of those days that brings a chill off the Pacific Ocean near Sunken City. It lingers for a time around the quaint Weymouth Co

From Selma to Ferguson

Racial Progress Does Not Just Happen, it is the Product of Struggle

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The weekend of March 7 and 8 marked the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala., the day that a planned march of 600 people from Selma to Montgomery was

Marilyn Forever Brings the Star to the Warner

By John Farrell, Curtain Call columnist The Warner Grand in San Pedro was built for movie premiers. In its long and sometimes illustrious career, it was home, at least for a few hours, to some big Hollywood celebrities. But as far as anyone can figure out, Marilyn Monroe

Bias in the Corporate Media: What goes unreported when discussing labor on the waterfront

By James Preston Allen, Publisher After nine months of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association (the shipping and terminal operators), the crisis of congestion at West Coast ports has finally come to the attention of Presi

Shop Local Discounts!

Random Lengths News would like to remind you that spending money locally at indie businesses has a multiplier effect that big box chains do not. Some 46% of those indie shopping dollars go right back into the local economy, on local jobs, local vendors, and local charities. Make t

Yes, There’s a Problem. And, Yes, There’s a Solution

By Matt Highland, Adjunct Staff Writer, Cal State University Long Beach Graduate Student I routinely receive surveys from various activist and party organizations asking me to prioritize and rank the most pressing issues facing the country. Since 2010, I have always ans

Nonprofit CEO Answers Call for Long Beach District 3 Race

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor - February 20, 2014

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Rosenberg Hits the Ground Running for District 3

By Zamna Avila, Assistant Editor - February 7, 2014

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