• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Battle of Automation

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    Many believe in the inevitability of automation even as its benefits are challenged, POLA spent its public trust currency on the battle

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I’m not sure if any, except Harry Bridges,

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  • Bernie and the Daughters of the New American Revolution

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The revolution will not be right back after a message About a white tornado, white lightning, or white people You will not have to worry about a germ on your Bedroom Read More

  • Fear or Courage — False Narritives on Freedom

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher “Don’t you know They’re talkin’ bout a revolution It sounds like a whisper …” — Tracy Chapman The psychology of fear is one of the most motivating and debilitating factors o

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  • Here Come the Robots:

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    The global trade battle is at the doorsteps of the local economy

    The stage is set and the battle lines are drawn in the fight over automation at the Port of Los Angeles’ Pier 400. On June 20, the Los Angeles Harbor Commission voted 3 - 2  to deny ILWU Local 13’s appeal of

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  • Homeless on the Corner of 9th and Beacon Streets

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    Triage is the only right-now solution

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher The 2019 Los Angeles Homeless Service Agency report landed like a bombshell on the county and city of Los Angeles. Countywide, the numbers surged 12 percent bu

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  • I Think that it Rained Today

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    Feather toy news, car chases, the weather report and other distractions

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher The other day it rained around noontime, an unseasonal downpour that lingered briefly, then blew on out to the Arizona desert

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