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Random Letters — 12/5/19

Here’s a Story Idea: How a Church Snuck a Cell Tower Under Our Nose

I have a story idea about an important public safety issue impacting the health and wellbeing of children and adults — not only here in San Pedro, but across Los Angeles. There is a cell s

Christensen Science Center Holds Open House

By Hunter Chase, Reporter The Vic and Bonnie Christensen Science Center, a longtime destination for field trips by Harbor Area students, held a soft reopening and open house on Nov. 21, which revealed a major change in its focus — from animals

Trump Administration Proposes Raising Costs for Citizenship

Washington, D.C.  – A coalition of leading immigrant rights organizations condemned the Trump Administration’s proposal to drastically increase the cost of applying for cit

For Corporate Media, It’s ‘Anybody But Sanders or Warren’ By Norman Solomon

Anyone who’s been paying attention should get the picture by now. Overall, in subtle and sledgehammer ways, the mass media of the United States -- owned and sponsored by corporate giants -- are in the midst of a siege against the two progressive Democratic candidates who have a real chan

‘Close to Slavery’ or Legalization? The Farmworkers’ Hard Choice

By David Bacon In Chicano and Mexican families, the grandfathers who came to the United States as braceros (and almost all braceros were men) are mostly gone now. These farmworkers were considered only temporary migrant laborers, yet despite being denied the right to sett

Board of Supervisors News: Temple Beth El First Female Rabbi Delivers Invocation

Temple Beth-El’s First Female Rabbi Delivers Invocation for County Board of Supervisors Meeting LOS ANGELES – Rabbi Cassi Cail, the first female Rabbi of Temple Beth El in San Pedro, Nov. 12, delivered the inv

Building a New, Seismic-Ready Vincent Thomas Bridge, Part 3 and End Bents and Hinges, Part 4 

Seismic Sensors LONG BEACH —Recording and evaluating how the new bridge responds during a seismic event is a critical part of ensuring its long-term safety and maintenance.

Port News: Sustainability and Environmental Agreement, Port Sponsorships, POLA on Tariff’s, POLB’s October

POLA And Copenhagen Malmö Sign Collaborative Agreement on Sustainability, Environment SAN PEDRO – The Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) have entered into a five-year Memorandum of Unders

Climate Change Solutions

The Anderson Memorial senior center will host a public presentation on “Climate Change: Political Solutions” December 3. Robert Kalayjian, a volunteer with the Long Beach/South Bay chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will speak about the climate cr

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