• San Pedro Businesses Propose Plan to Use Sidewalks

    By Hunter Chase, Reporter Businesses in downtown San Pedro have taken a huge hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the San Pedro Property Owners Alliance has a plan to help them. The alliance’s economic recovery committee proposed letting businesses use sidewalks and other adjacent areas near the busine

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  • Bird Talk Chicken is All the Chatter

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer New to Western and Crestwood, this is not Chicken Little. Bird Talk puts the Colonel to shame. State of the art fried chicken is flying out the door. Bird Talk is chicken central, with a focus on the juicy and crispy.  The menu has a terrific chicken s

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  • La Siciliana Adds ‘Delicious’ to San Pedro

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer Sicily is blessed with the sun and the citrus, the sea and the sage common to the Mediterranean. San Pedro shares the blessings of the sun and sea, and now is complete with the cuisine of Sicily at home on 6th Street.  La Siciliana is a tiny piece of Palerm

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  • Rolling on Meal Deliveries: San Pedro Meals on Wheels Provides Real Service

    By Katrina Guevara, Contributor Is San Pedro on lockdown? You wouldn’t be able to tell from the volunteers at San Pedro Meals on Wheels, who are still rocking the kitchen and rolling the results to hungry mouths five days a week, serving an average of 40 clients with 80 meals a day. If anything, the ar

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  • Save the Food

    Reducing Food Waste

    While food plays a key role in shaping our identities and it is highly celebrated in American society, each year up to 40% of food in the United States never gets eaten, translating to $218 billion lost, which includes the cost of food wasted on the consumer level, retail, wasted water, energy, fertilizers, cro

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  • Catalina in the Winter

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer

    Avalon in winter is the Catalina of old California. The quiet streets and clear skies are reminiscent of the days of Norma Jean and big game fish. Original Catalina tiles ornament the front street. Golden Garibaldi fish swim in the crystal waters of Lover’s Cove. Buffalo roam the hills near

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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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  • Pina’s Mexican Restaurant Celebrates 30 Years

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The sweet notes of mariachi trumpet and guitar rang out on the evening breeze in South Shores. Delicious aromas and a promise of wonderful things to come came from the warm dining room at Pina’s on 25th Street. The 30th anniversary of the cozy restaurant marked Josepina and Martin Magana’s three decades of lov

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  • MoLAA’s Beer Fest Brings Out Locals and Artisans

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 of Latin American Art’s Beer Festival, July 13. It was

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  • Why We Don’t Eat California Spiny Lobsters 


    (Even though they taste better)

    I've always found it strange that with all of the Lobster Festivals we have in Southern California, a state on the edge of the Pacific Ocean no less, would have to export lobsters from a state off the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. There are fully formed fishing f

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