• California’s Not So Golden Past

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dawn A. Dennis, Ph.D. Five years ago, while teaching in the City of Orange, my students in a U.S. survey history course told me about the Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers found in the area. I used this moment to ask my students about their knowledge of white supremacy in history. 

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  • Random Letters: 9-12-19

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    Kudos on Labor History

    Kudos to Slobodan Dimitrov for his cover story in your special 2019 Labor Day Issue (Aug. 29-Sept.11, 2019). His piece is informative regarding the history of the crucial labor movement in San Pedro and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. A sequel, soon I hope. And to Pau

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  • Tale of Two Realities

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    San Pedro on the verge of something

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher From Long Beach’s rising Gerald Desmond bridge to the growing skyline of Los Angeles and out to the edge of Venice’s “Silicon Beach” the development cycl

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  • Labor’s 2019 Balance Sheet

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Mark Friedman, Contributor Labor Day is a fitting time to assess the state of the labor movement, and 2019 has clearly been an interesting, if not contradictory, year for labor in the United States. Strikes and job actions throughout Los Angeles and the nation repre

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  • Bukowski Bronze and Brass

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    Don’t sanitize Bukowski or San Pedro for tourist consumption

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher At one point in the early 1990s, this newspaper hosted the famous Nation magazine columnist Alex Cockburn to speak at Los Ang

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  • Random Letters: 8-29-19

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    Open Letter to Electeds on Homelessness

    Dear Elected Official, I recently witnessed a presentation on the 2019 Homelessness Count by the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority. The audience and I were thankful to hear that a little more than 20,000 human beings were housed during

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  • Random Letters: 8-22-19

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    Notice of Passing

    It is with a very heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of our beloved board member and brother Mr. Caney Arnold. Our sincere condolences to his wife, your board member, and our sister Mrs. Lori Bordenave-Arnold, his mother-in-law Alice, daughter Aria

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  • Kakistocracy

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    When government is led by the worst and incompetent

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher No, I didn’t invent the single word headline I’m using this week, and it isn’t a political term that you got wrong on your Advanced Placeme

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  • Random Letters 8-8-19

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    The Battle of Automation — One Perspective

    You seem to be clinging on to some old visions of what the San Pedro and the POLA should be. Like a latter-day Don Quixote - trying to throw advancing technology under the old noble-labor bus. One of these days, with new and better technolog

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  • Bernie and the Daughters of the New American Revolution

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher As much as the mainstream media and the conservative side of the Democratic Party try to deny it, Sen. Bernie Sanders has redefined the platform on which the party and the top 10 primary candidates are running —from health care and drug prices to edu

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