• Ko-Ryu Ramen on Sixth and Nelson, San Pedro

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer Downtown San Pedro is gaining traction as a culinary destination again, every day adding to its reputation for international dining opportunities. The strategic intersection of 6th and Nelson streets is now home to the legendary Conrad’s Mexican Grill, qui

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  • Change Won’t Be Televised

    Mass Distraction Will  Be Amplified

    Bernie Sanders. Photo courtesy of Benjamin Garcia

    Many who identify as progressive in California are still ticked off that centrist Democrats and mainstream media have sought to make Sen. Bernie Sanders appear like an improbable candidate and for

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  • The Sides of December

    By Ari LeVaux, Contributor The roast beast may be the main event on most holiday tables and typically, that’s the responsibility of the host. But since on any given night we are statistically more likely to be a guest at the party than the host, it helps to have a few side dishes in the toolbox. Here

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  • Cuckoo for Coca Nog

    By Ari LeVaux, Contributor When the weather turns cold, hot cocoa is everyone’s friend. It plays well with others and offers something for everyone. At work, mix it with coffee for more working power. At play, mix it with booze for more playing power. During the holidays, mix it with eggnog for more holiday

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  • The Restaurateurs of Old San Pedro

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer The fog held thick against the coast and the roofs dripped with moisture as the young man made his way up 5th Street. He was an immigrant, a fisherman, hoping that this new land would give him a chance. They had told him in the old country to look

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  • Wasting Food: There’s No Excuse Anymore

    By Joshua Samuel, Editorial Intern We love to say we hate waste: we hate to waste time; we hate to waste energy; we really hate to waste money.  Yet, produce that is less than perfect often won’t even make it to grocery store shelves. The Natural Resources Defense Council found that 40 percent of

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  • After Thanksgiving: Glorious Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Ari LeVaux, Contributor Thanksgiving marks the start of the winter holidays, and a parallel season of enhanced leftovers consumption.  It can be a freewheeling, chaotic time, when pieces of feasts and roast beasts are combined and reheated. But amid improvisations

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  • Harbor Area Restaurants Give a Cooking Hand

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family is a challenge some embrace and others do not. If you’re not gathering with an extended family and friends for the traditional feast here are a few options for dining without the

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  • Tacos, Tacos, Tacos and More

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Travel and Cuisine Writer Downtown San Pedro is in the midst of a conflict in which everybody wins! Little Italy is in the works on lower 6th Street, promising a fragrant neighborhood with the recent firing up of Buono’s Pizzeria’s new pizz

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  • Oktoberfest at Alpine Village: The Home of Much Needed Tradition, Comradery and Beer

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Adam R. Thomas, Reporter While not to the same degree as following Barbara Streisand, it must have been tough to host Alpine Village’s annual Oktoberfest celebration this year. This past year was the 50th anniversary of the Alpine Village being built in the uninco

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